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Bontebok NP]
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Malgas]
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Garden Route
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[Mossel Bay]
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George]
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Oudtshoorn]
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Ostrich Farms]
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Cango Caves]
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Outeniqua Choo Choo]
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Wilderness]
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Knysna]
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Plettenberg Bay]
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Tsitsikamma NP]
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Eastern Cape
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[Jeffreys Bay]
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[Port Elizabeth]
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Addo Elephant NP]
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Kenton-on-Sea]
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Port Alfred]
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Grahamstown]
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[Amatola Hogsback]
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Kei Mouth]
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Umtata]
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Transkei]
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Coffee Bay]
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Hole in the Wall]
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Port St. Johns]
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Karoo
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Karoo NP]
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Graaff-Reinet]
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Valley of Desolation]
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Mountain Zebra NP]
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Knysna Heads

The old town centre of Knysna with cosy cafés, boutiques, restaurants, cinemas and art galleries is dominated by quaint colonial architecture. On the former harbour quays, still called the Knysna Quays, a waterfront was built where tourists visit curio shops and eateries right at the water's edge.

Two islands in the lagoon offer a lifestyle close to the water. Thesen Island, a marina development of recent years lie just a few metres from the vibrant and touristic Knysna Quays and yet in a world of its own with lush gardens, a close-knit secluded community, a communal organic veggie garden, many waterways and jetties and a light, carefree atmosphere. Travellers are welcome here and have a choice of numerous hotels, guest houses and self-catering places.

Knysna LagoonLeisure Island is a long established affluent residential settlement, where state-of-the-art luxurious mansions on the water prevail. Its attractive position in front of the eastern Head with stunning views of the lagoon and the mountains renders it attractive for visitors who can find some upmarket accommodation here.

While Knysna itself nowadays is quite developed, some kilometres west one can find three villages – Belvidere, Buffalo Bay and Brenton-on-Sea – in idyllic positions, boasting unspoilt sandy beaches, where the nature lover can enjoy tranquility, yet having the attractions of Knysna in reach. Further west, halfway between Knysna and Wilderness, lies Sedgefield, in a natural setting of fynbos, dunes, lakeside, seaside and forests. With its position between the Swartvlei Estuary and the Indian Ocean it boasts four beaches, the main one being stunning Cola Beach. Sedgefield borders on both, the Goukamma Nature Reserve and the Wilderness National Park. It is a paradise for holidaying families, watersports enthusiasts and birdwatchers.

Numerous excellent hotels, lodges, B&Bs, holiday apartments, restaurants and cosy cafes are awaiting the visitors. For detailed visitor information and accommodation visit this page: Knysna Visitor Info

Top right: Aerial photograph of the Knysna Heads and the Knysna Lagoon. Bottom right: The Knysna Lagoon seen from the eastern head. Bottom left: The Outeniqua railway line crosses the lagoon. Top Left: Wheel-steamer on the Knysna Lagoon.


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