The greater Knysna area – the centre of the Garden Route and your perfect travel destination.

Looking for accommodation in the heart of the Garden Route? Look no further!

Knysna lies approximately 470km east of Cape Town and about 270km west of the friendly city of Port Elizabeth. With the closest airport in George, just over 60km from Knysna, our beautiful town is at most a leisurely flight and an easy drive away from wherever you are.

The greater Knysna area lies midway between Tsitsikamma and Plettenberg Bay to the east, Wilderness, George and Mosselbay to the west and Oudtshoorn to the north and is therefore the ideal base from which to explore the region. So go on, take a day trip to take in the sights along the Garden Route – then come home to Knysna.

The greater Knysna area consists of Sedgefield, Buffalo Bay, Knysna, Rheenendal and Brenton and offers miles of unspoilt beaches, lakes, estuaries, acres of Cape fynbos and centuries old indigenous forests. Keep an eye out for the legendary Knysna forest elephants while discovering our gold rush heritage in the Knysna forest, get as close as nature allows to the giants of the ocean during whale season, marvel at the flashes of colour as the Knysna Loerie flies overhead, catch a wave and hang ten at Buffalo Bay or live it up at the restaurants, bars and shops in Knysna.

Then return to your comfortable self-catering accommodation, homey B&B or guest house or luxurious hotel or lodge and plan tomorrow’s adventure…

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