Activities in and around Knysna

  • Explore the Knysna Heads: Don’t miss the chance to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Knysna Heads. Take a leisurely walk along the scenic viewpoints and soak in the stunning views of the Indian Ocean meeting the lagoon.
  • Visit the Knysna Elephant Park: Get up close and personal with these gentle giants at the Knysna Elephant Park. You can enjoy a guided tour, interact with the elephants, and even touch and feed them. It’s a truly unforgettable experience!

  • Take a cruise on the Knysna Lagoon: Hop aboard a ferry or a yacht and cruise along the picturesque Knysna Lagoon. Enjoy the tranquility of the water, spot some marine life, and take in the surrounding natural beauty.
  • Hike in the Knysna Forest: Lace up your hiking boots and explore the enchanting Knysna Forest. With its ancient trees, lush greenery, and diverse birdlife, it’s a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Indulge in fresh seafood: Knysna is known for its delicious seafood. Head to one of the local restaurants or seafood markets and treat yourself to some mouthwatering oysters, prawns, or fish. You won’t be disappointed!
  • Whale watching. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast or simply looking for a unique experience, whale watching in Knysna is a must-do activity. There are several reputable tour operators in the area that offer whale watching excursions. They provide knowledgeable guides who will share interesting facts about the different whale species we have here, such as the Southern Right Whale and Humpback Whale. Imagine being out on the water, surrounded by the stunning scenery of Knysna, and seeing these magnificent creatures breach and play in their natural habitat. It’s truly a sight to behold!