Knysna Activities

One of the most unique and popular tourist destinations for overseas and domestic tourists alike, Knysna is a precious unspoilt paradise. It is characterised by a vast lagoon entering the Indian Ocean between massive sandstone cliffs, 65,000 hectares of evergreen forest and unique Cape fynbos.

The name Knysna is a Khoi word and its most probable meaning is 'straight down' - an obvious reference to the Heads. The Knysna Heads must be one of the most striking geological features along the entire southern African coastline. They flank a deep but potentially treacherous channel through which the sea pours in to flood the wide and breathtakingly pretty lagoon at the mouth of the Knysna River.

Whatever the season, Knysna stays green. Its warm, temperate climate makes it the perfect all-year-round destination.

These are just a few of the hundreds of activities available Knysna and its surrounding areas. For more information go to The Knysna Tourism Board offers an amazing resource on everything that is available to do or see.