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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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    Exceptional! 5/5
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      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    Bed And Breakfast #2606138
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                                      Bed And Breakfast #2609210
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                                        Apartment #2597647
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                                              Bed And Breakfast #2609719
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                                                Bed And Breakfast #2609721
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                                                            Villa #496984
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                                                                Villa #1046590
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                                                                  Chateau / Country House #434209
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                                                                    Villa #873001
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                                                                          Villa #434214
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                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                House #8034499
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                                                                                    Stunning property

                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                    Blue Ocean Villa is a stunning property. Views are amazing. I love how the lounge windows open right up so you can enjoy the ocean views. The house house everything you need for your stay. Beds are really comfortable and have beautiful crisp white lines, bathrooms are huge and shower is amazing. Only recommendation would be to include some dishwasher tablets, if you are there for only a few days this would be great. Also we have stayed in many homes throughout the world and this is the first one that didn't have basic items like salt, pepper and oil. Just a little thing but would have been handy as we then needed to go and buy these things. Great house for family or friends to get together, entertaining area is perfect. Definitely worth the money. It is only a short drive to Knysna and Thesen Island and was lovely to be out of town. Quiet, safe and peaceful. Wished we could of stayed longer.
                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                    A truly amazing stay.

                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                    Dear Aubrey I wanted to thank you for the lovely stay we had at Noetzie Bay House. Its a spectacular place, beautifully organised and very homey. We had a truly amazing stay. Thank you again! We hope to come back next year! Warmest regards Cecile Feront
                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2017
                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                    Ocean House Pezula Estate

                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                    House was roomy for two couples.
                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2017
                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jan 2017