A Wealth of Activities

Knysna and the surrounding Garden Route areas offers everyone young and old, fit and decrepit, all the outdoor activities one can think of. These include ocean and lagoon bathing, deap sea and lagoon fishing, bird watching, sailing, golfing, motor boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, whale and dolphin watching, wind surfing, kite sailing, hiking, paragliding, mountain biking – to name just a few! Rainy days may also see you in restaurants, pubs or shops, viewing wildlife or the amazing scenery on the many drives. Knysna is a great place to base yourself for a few days so you can try to fit it all in. Our guests always leave us saying ‘if only we had stayed a few more days’. Also remember you still need a bit of quality time relaxing on a beach or having a drink around the swimming pool!

Relaxing on Leisure Isle

Leisure Isle is an idyllic residential area surrounded by the beautiful Knysna Lagoon. An inspiring location to walk, run, cycle, paddle or to simply soak up the sun and relax. Walking on the lagoon sand during low tide is especially enjoyable and therapeutic. At African Breeze, we can provide a number of bicycles in different shapes and sizes for a fun family trip around the island or beyond to explore nearby areas such as the Knysna Heads. For the water lovers you can borrow our toys to go canoeing, wind surfing or even skim boarding. We are perfectly situated just a quick walk to the water’s edge and to the fabulous, clean and tranquil Bollard Beach. Fishing is also a very popular past time, but unfortunately for this you will need to bring your own tackle!

Whale Watching

OCEAN SAFARIS based in Plettenberg Bay offers wonderful whale and dolphin watching excursions. Going out to sea in search of marine life is an awesome experience made all the more special when you encounter a school of dolphins or a breaching Humpback whale. Seals, dolphins and Bryde’s whales frequent our coast all year round, but the best time to spot Southern Rights, Humpbacks, and even the occasional Orca, is between June and October.


The Garden Route has offers a large variety of wildlife. A growing number of private reserves along the Garden Route have stocked up with game such as elephants, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, buffalo, crocodiles - all of which were indigenous to the area once upon a time.


There are elephant sanctuaries in Knysna and the Crags in Plettenberg Bay, where elephants may be fed, ridden or walked with. Wild elephants in the Knysna Forest, once regarded as extinct, have been recently spotted.