Fun things to do
Knysna is a town with 51,000 inhabitants in the Western Cape Province, South Africa and is part of the famous Garden Route. It lies 34 degrees south of the equator and is 72 kilometres east from the town of George on the N2 highway, and 25 kilometres west of Plettenberg Bay on the same road.
From the variety of museums to an array of live entertainment and sporting events to wonderful restaurants serving up incredible local and international cuisine to shopping streets laden with wares of yesteryear and today, the whole of the city provide virtually an endless selection of enlightening, entertaining and fascinating points of interest. Knysna is best known for it’s delicacy, the oyster, and many festivals held throughout the year.
Gericke’s Point is a true treasure located about 20 minutes from Knysna. This beautiful beach has a lot to offer: a paragliding launch platform, the highest fossil dunes in South Africa and Humpback dolphins are only a few examples of what there is. So whenever you are in the neighbourhood a small detour to Gericke’s Point will surely be worthwhile.
Inside of the Goukamma Nature Reserve you find the beloved Buffalo Bay Beach. You will never get tired of this beautiful landscape. And whether you want to go surfing, swimming or go a nice beach-hike, Buffalo Bay offers it all. Go take in the atmosphere yourself and find out why everyone loves this beach.
Cola Beach at Sedgefield is located a little bit outside of Knysna, but it is definitely worth visiting. This tranquil beach never gets extremely busy, so it is an ideal spot to relax and reload your batteries. Because of the beautiful and strong waves, Cola Beach is also a little hidden surfers’ paradise.
The crystal clear water and shiny sand make Myoli Beach in Sedgefield a very popular spot. Myoli Beach attracts lots of sporty people because of the wake-boarding, kite-surfing and other water activities, but people who just want to enjoy the sun and relax are of course also more than welcome.
Coney Glen is a picture perfect beach away from the busy everyday life. The water is super refreshing on a summer day and the sand perfect to lie out your towel and read a book. You can easily spend to whole day at Coney Glen, but bring your own picnic with you as there are no shops around Noetziend.
When driving through Buffalo Bay keep your eyes open for the Goukamma Beach Sign, because following these signs will lead you to a beautiful small beach. During peak season a small entry fee has to be paid, but it is worth it for sure. The beach is located near the Goukamma River which has a nice warm temperature.
The Green Hole
Located on the Knysna Lagoon you find The Green Hole Beach. This beautiful beach is ideal for a day filled with joy and laughter. The Green Hole family-friendly beach has changing scenery according to the tides: high tide means that there will be almost no sand, but do not worry, you can sit on the green lawns.