"The Beautiful Garden Route" Top 5 Page for this destination Knysna by jo104
Knysna Travel Guide: 174 reviews and 356 photos
I decided to book 3 nights in Knysna during my stay in Cape Town. We were planning to visit the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn which is situated 55km north of George, however as a day trip from Knysna it takes 2.5 hours drive so it is better to take that detour prior to entering knysna from George direction
We stayed in Bougain-villa B&B which was very central & our private deck had a lovely view of the Knysna lagoon. On the first day we discovered the town as well as the waterfront. The town has a variety of shops which sell crafts as well as the usual chain stores.
Knysna is famous for its oysters & the Knysna Oyster festival is celebrated here from 30 June to 9 July, although as I am not a lover of seafood.
During our stay we visted Noetzie beach famed for its castles. We took a drive to Natures Valley which is just a lovely peaceful setting, here you can hear the Loerie birds & Hadida birds calling from the trees. We also took a drive to Brenton on Sea which offers paragliding & canoe hire. On a previous visit to Knysna I have visited the pretty village of Belvedere which is based around the Holy Trinity Church a beautiful example of 12th Century Norman style architecture.
- Pros:Great food
- Cons:lack of internet cafes
On the way back from Natures Valley we visited a craft stall selling African crafts. I managed to bag an absolute bargin... more travel advice
You can enjoy Oysters in various styles here fresh or cooked. There is a tapas menu as well as salads on offer The best... more travel advice
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