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I Love Knysna because …

Updated Friday, 16 April 2021

Hi, I’m Liz Louw from Knysna on the Garden Route.

KNYSNA IS BEST KNOWN for the Knysna Heads, delicious oysters and our locally brewed beer.

GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT the Knysna Elephant Park with all the Jumbo’s. You can hand feed them fruit and veggies …

Knysna Heads

THE BEST Elephant PICTURES can be taken at any of the tours on offer, be it riding on the  ellies , going walkies with them or just chilling at the Boma at the Elephant Park.

OTHER HAPPY SNAPS CAN BE TAKEN AT Monkeyland nearby or the wonderful Birds of Eden …

WHEN THE WEATHER’S GOOD, I LIKE TO chill out at Buffels Bay on the beach or walking on the Wild Side.

WHEN THE WEATHER’S BAD, I LIKE TO check out a great DVD from any of the local Video  shops like Lemon and Lime. They have all the latest offerings.

I THINK THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT IS anytime, because the different seasons offer you something to do no matter when you visit Knysna.



MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS The Olive Tree on the Main Road. Ellen’s food is to die for!

BEST LATE NIGHT SNACK at Dry Dock at the Knysna Waterfront.

FOR A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN TRY any of the Waterfront restaurants.

IF YOU WANT TO MEET LOCALS, GO TO Prime Cut and have a great steak in their courtyard.

Elephants at Knysna

KNYSNA’S BEST KEPT SECRET IS the glorious weather in May and June. We call it our Secret Season!

MY FAVOURITE THING TO DO WITH FRIENDS IS to go out for a bite to eat at the Waterfront …

FOR SOME CULTURE I LIKE TO go on Penny and Ella’s Emzini Township tour, which is very popular.

TO RELAX AND RESTORE MY SOUL, I LIKE TO picnic at Jubilee Creek in the Knysna Forests.

IF YOU’RE FEELING ADVENTUROUS, TRY the bungy jump at Tsitsikamma.

MY FAVOURITE DRIVE IS along the Rheenendal Ramble to the old Knysna goldfields.

Stream in The Knysna Forest

MY FAVOURITE SHOPS ARE our local Woolies and Out of the Blue for stunning golf shirts.

MY FAVOURITE whale-watching SPOT IS is at the Knysna Heads from May to September.

IF YOU ARE HERE IN July, join in the fun at the Oyster Festival. The town really rocks!

MY FAVOURITE MUSEUM IS Millwood House. Check out the displays on George Rex the founder of Knysna.

TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN? A FUN OUTING IS the Leisure Isle, Bollard Bay for taking to the waters. Here the kids can enjoy playing in the water without the danger of the strong currents.

Knysna Sunset Cruise

BEST CHEAP AND CHEERFUL OUTING IS to Chatters for reasonably priced meals.

WHEN MONEY’S NO OBJECT, I LIKE TO hang out at Pezula Hotel.

MY FAVOURITE WEEKEND GETAWAY IS to the Addo Elephant Park near Port Elizabeth. It is a close 2nd to Knysna!

WHEN I WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, I support local charities especially the Dorothy Broster Home.

Knysna Touraco

I Love Knysna Because every day here is a holiday. Knysna offers value for money especially in the off season. It is a town to be enjoyed at any time of the year.

Destination info:

Desirable Digits

Knysna Elephant Park +27 (0) 44 532-7732
Monkeyland +27 (0) 44 534-8906
Birds of Eden +27 (0) 44 534-8906
East Head Cafe +27 (0)44 384-0933
Dry Dock at the Waterfront +27 (0)44 382-7310
The Olive Tree +27 (0)44 382 5867
Emzini Township Tourss +27 (0)44 382-1087
Face Adrenalin (bungy jump) +27 (0)42 281-1255
Out of The Blue Clothing +27 (0)44 382-5720
Chatters Bistro +27 (0)44 382-0203