WELCOME TO KNYSNA

Knysna Tourism is the official tourism body in Knysna and is mandated by the Knysna Municipality to market Greater Knysna as a holiday destination.

The office, together with its satellite office in Sedgefield, can help you plan your getaway to the heart of the Garden Route.

  • The Knysna Tourism is a one-stop stop shop for information about things to do in Knysna and surrounding areas.
  • They provide a booking service for activities, restaurants, and accommodation establishments in the area.
  • The office can also assist you with timetables for shuttle services and Intercape busses.
  • Visitors can buy local art & crafts which are on display in our office
  • They provide information about upcoming festivals & events.
  • Their knowledgeable visitor centre staff have loads of general travel information for tourists.

Top 10 things to do in Greater Knysna

  1. Cruise the lagoon on a ferry, inflatable boat, yacht or kayak.
  2. Explore the indigenous forests by foot, mountain bike, non-motorised scooter or jeep.
  3. Enjoy the rush of adventure activities including whale watching, surfing, paragliding and bungee jumping.
  4. Indulge in local food and craft beer at numerous restaurants and markets.
  5. Play golf on three world-class courses.
  6. Participate in exciting annual festivals and events.
  7. Get up close to elephants and other animals at numerous wildlife sanctuaries.
  8. Soak up the sun on a pristine beach in Sedgefield, Buffalo Bay or Brenton-on-Sea.
  9. Learn about the rich culture and history of the area on a guided walk or tour.
  10. Book a community tourism experience for a home-stay or township tour.

Brenton

Brenton on Sea is a suburb about 15km’s from Knysna; travel along the N2 towards George and take a right after the White Bridge. The settlement cascades down sloping hills which eventually ends in a “far as the eye can see” white sanded beach. The settlement was named after Sir Jahleel Brenton, who declared Knysna a harbour in 1818. If you are lucky enough you may even be able to spot the endangered Brenton Blue Butterfly. With street names such as Agapanthus, Watsonia, Protea and Stinkhout the whole suburb is a testimony to the variety of both fauna and flora.

Adventure activities are countless at Brenton on Sea. Paraglide in safely off the top of a high hill (reachable only on foot) over the Indian Ocean or climb rocks that juts off the shore to fish for White Mussel Cracker, Garrick (Leerie), Kob and Grunter.

Brenton’s beach is not an ideal one for swimming and surfing because of the strong rip tides and rocks close to shore, but it is perfect for lazing on the beach or having a picnic. The kids will love looking for shells and might even catch a glimpse of jellyfish or blue bottles that have been washed up to shore.

If you’re feeling peckish after a fun-filled day, head up to Brenton’s choice of restaurants for a sundowner and snacks or a delicious pizza for something more substantial.

Are you travelling alone? Pack a picnic basket with cheese, biscuits and wine and sit on a wooden bench over-looking the Indian Ocean from one of the many spectacular viewpoints.