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Garden Route Bliss

Nestled between the Knysna estuary, the Indian Ocean and a vast indigenous forest, this town is full of natural beauty. With three magnificent golf courses, it is a haven for golfers. The waterfront is a popular tourist destination for great food and shopping. Known for its oysters, this town has festivals and events for all kinds of interests. An ideal holiday destination or retirement place, experience tranquility and a safe, small-town life.

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Experience Knysna

Waterfront restaurants in Knysna

The Knysna Oyster Festival is one of the many amazing attractions that this town has to offer. Further south lies Buffalo Bay beach which is a popular spot for surfing. Golf is one of the largest sporting activities in this area, with regular tournaments being held on one of the 3 world famous golf courses - Knysna, Pezula and Simola.

Homes near the estuary in Knysna
Fisherman fishing in the ocean in Knysna

The ocean and estuary are perfect fishing opportunities, the great outdoors can be experienced here in many ways - biking, surfing, horse riding and much more. The laid back lifestyle of this area gives you the time to enjoy the surrounding scenic nature.

The Knysna Inn boutique hotel in Knysna

With hot summers and mild to chilly winters, Knysna has a temperate climate and stays green all year round. Nothing can be more relaxing than enjoying a sundowner at the Knysna Waterfront year-round, while overlooking the Knysna lagoon. Or enjoy running along the lagoon after a day’s work.

Cycling along a street in Knysna
Shops at the Knysna Quays waterfront in Knysna

The Knysna Waterfront Quays is home to many quaint restaurants and stores, and is a tourist attraction. Knysna has a wide range of speciality restaurants that serve great food with a view.

Homes on the waterfront in Knysna

Latest News About Knysna

Thesen Islands remain a stable investment
While most luxury markets have seen a dip in activity, others, such as Thesen Islands in Knysna, continue to thrive despite the economic downturn.
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Seaside homes aren't the only waterfront locations that buyers should consider. Lakes, lagoons, canals and dams have much to offer home buyers.
The tragic tale of Knysna
The devastating fires that ripped through one of South Africa’s most popular holiday towns left a trail of destruction that will take years to repair.