"A Spectacular Place on the Garden Route" Top 5 Page for this destination Knysna by cokes
Knysna Travel Guide: 174 reviews and 356 photos
The town of Knysna, clustered around a vast tidal lagoon which opens to the sea through a narrow inlet guarded by two sandstone cliffs known as ‘The Heads’, is the hub of the Garden Route, drawing more visitors than it can cope with, particularly during the peak summer holiday season.
The town has an interesting history, having started as a point of export for timber cut from the surrounding dense forests (which have been badly denuded as a result). In the early 19th century the town was almost solely owned by the enigmatic character George Rex, who was believed to be the illegitimate son of King George III of England. Rex fathered 13 children and is a legend in the Knysna area. The town features some quaint Victorian houses, a modern commercial waterfront development, a lovely sandy beach at Leisure Island on the east side of the lagoon, and some good shopping for local arts and crafts in the crowded town centre. There are some lovely scenic drives through the remaining indigenous forests in the area, and sampling Knysna oysters and locally brewed Mitchell’s beer is highly recommended.
Well another thing while at Knysna you can make your way to George , Plettenberg Bay , Mossel Bay ,The Wilderness as well Ousthoorn and the Cango Caves.
- Pros:Absolutely Beautiful
- Cons:Gets Very Boaring if you there to long.
- In a nutshell:A great place to spend a few days
I think when in Knysna , going to see the Knysna heads is a must. When at the heads there is a trial there that you can... more travel advice
This is really a beautiful mountain pass road. Its about 10KM or so from George on route to Oudtshoorn. There is places... more travel advice
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