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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Knysna, South Africa your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a vacation in a scenic location should look no further than Knysna in South Africa. Located in the Western Cape in the south west corner of the country there are many interesting things to see and do in Knysna. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, cottages, apartments and villas.

Things to do on holiday to Knysna, South Africa

Knysna is an incredibly scenic place situated between the Outeniqua and the Indian Ocean making it an ideal location for photographers. There are plenty of hiking and mountain bike routes here, while another good way to see the area close up is on horseback, a 4x4 jeep tour or on a quad bike. A variety of watersports are available in the area including water skiing, canoeing, scuba diving, yachting and fishing. This is one of the top golf destinations in the country and boasts scenic courses such as the Pezula Championship Golf Course and Simola Golf Estate. For the kids there is a fun golf course available at Mashie Golf. Holidaymakers with a head for heights can also enjoy various extreme sports such as abseiling and paragliding. Knysna is a great place for shopping with many stores selling arts and crafts and much more besides. Self catering holidaymakers will find plenty of stalls and stores to purchase food and drink. Knysna also has a number of bars, coffee shops and restaurants with a good variety of cuisine ranging from local dishes to Chinese.

Places to visit on holiday to Knysna, South Africa

One of the most popular places to visit here is the Knysna Elephant Park, which is just one of several animal experiences holidaymakers can enjoy in the area. Another is the Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, where visitors can walk with cheetahs. Nature lovers can also visit the Steenbok, Goukamma and Featherbed Nature Reserves. There are many art galleries in the area including the Knysna Art Gallery. Treetop canopy tours are offered here too, where visitors can swing through the trees and enjoy wonderful views of streams, waterfalls and forests.

Weather in Knysna, South Africa

The Western Cape weather generally has warm, dry summers and mild, moist winters. The wettest month is usually June with an average of 93mm rainfall. The warmest months are January and February with an average temperature of 21 degrees centigrade, whilst in June, July and August the average is approximately 13 degrees centigrade.

Travel to Knysna, South Africa

Visitors can fly to Cape Town International Airport (CPT), which has flights to and from various cities including Amsterdam, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, London and Singapore. There are seasonal flights from Frankfurt and Munich in Germany. Passengers will then need to get a connecting flight to George Airport (GRJ), which is approximately 65 kilometres from Knysna. Numerous car rental firms are located at the airport including Avis, Budget, Europcar, First Car Rental, Hertz and Tempest.

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                                                                          Recent Reviews

                                                                          Fantastic property

                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                          This property is wow factor times three. Spent four days there with my family and was blown away by this house. It was beautiful, spacious, luxurious, but still had that comfortable homely feel. I would recommend anyone to go.
                                                                          • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
                                                                          • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                          “We had a very relaxed and comfortable stay here"

                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                          “We had a very relaxed and comfortable stay here, the home is spacious with a nice living and dining area. The rooms are great and everything was very neat. The location is also amazing with breathtaking views that you cannot get tired off. We enjoyed that the home completely functions off the grid with solar panels, a backup generator and a water-harvesting system. ” Christelle
                                                                          • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2016
                                                                          • Date of Stay: Mar 2016

                                                                          Awesome, lessor, facilities, view, service

                                                                          5 of 5
                                                                          Our family of 11 had the most awesome time, the kids loved the pool, the view and deck is just brilliant to relax on, all bedrooms had comfortable clean and luxurious linen with ensuite bathrooms. So close to the shops and but yet when you inside the property you feel like you are removed from the world. The place was so well equipped there was very little we needed to bring along. The family thats owns the place was really easy to deal with and honest, helpful and reasonable at all times. It was nice to have a local contact that could resolve any issues at short notice, not that we had much. The domestic help was a real pleasure as they are honest and efficient. I would highly recommend this property and look forward to using it again soon.
                                                                          • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2016
                                                                          • Date of Stay: Dec 2015