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Knysna is one of the Southern Cape coast's best known holiday destinations, situated between lush forests and the shores of the peaceful lagoon - it offers many activities and attractions of a wide variety. The most well known attraction being the heads - two great sandstone cliffs guarding the mouth of the lagoon which connects the estuary with the sea. A lookout has been erected on the Eastern Head, commanding spectacular views of the lagoon, Leisure Isle and Knysna. The Western Head is a privately owned nature Reserve - Featherbed Bay. The Knysna Lagoon is one of the few places along the coast and in the world that supports a oyster hatchery. And the Knysna oysters are reputedly among the tastiest in the world. Millwood House Museum in Queen Street houses material relating to the history of the town, and includes artifacts once owned by George Rex. It was built from yellowwood at the end of the previous century during the gold rush. From Millwood, it was later moved to Knysna.

  • Last visit to Knysna: Jan 2006
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  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Nice page, Awfully I do not have a yacht yet, but I am happy to know where I could park it if I won the lottery :-)

  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    Nice vacation spot!

  • junecorlett's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2009 at 9:07 AM

    Good Knysna tips, Brenton-on-Sea has beautiful beach,,you think?

  • nora_south_africa's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2008 at 10:05 PM

    A great Knysna page! Mozambique really extremely beautiful, have a great day!

  • Jan 29, 2008 at 7:07 AM

    I am sending you e-mail I want to know more about riding the elephants

  • gwend's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2007 at 3:45 AM

    Riding the elephants must be a relatively new thing and I must say I don't agree with that at all - they are orphans, not circus animals. When we were there you could buy a bucket of fruit to feed the bigger ellies.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2007 at 5:19 AM

    Too bad I missed Knysna during my short trip to CT in May... I have to come back, definitely!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2007 at 2:08 PM

    Sorry to hear about the flood damage. Have they got the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe up and running again?

  • Mar 28, 2007 at 12:17 AM

    sounds like an interesting place to explore! i sure miss good ol' biltong!!!

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2007 at 5:15 AM

    Never heard of the place but you're doing a good job of selling it. (Still trying to work out whether "tranquality" was a typo or an intended pun.) Cheers


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