Destination guide

The beautiful city of Knysna awaits you

The forests and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Knysna. This scenic city is known for its golfing, safari tours and rock climbing. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Knysna

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Knysna has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Simola Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Knysna Golf Club (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Garden of Eden (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Sedge Links Golf Course (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
  • Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Knysna Elephant Park (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Knysna

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Knysna is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Knysna Elephant Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Pledge Nature Reserve (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Brenton on Sea (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Bollard Bay (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Knysna

The nearest airport is in Plettenberg Bay (PBZ), located 20.5 mi (33 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into George (GRJ), which is 34.3 mi (55.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Knysna?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 69 vacation rentals near Knysna. From 25 Houses to 13 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Knysna for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Knysna?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Knysna. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Knysna Quays: 116 vacation rentals
  • Pledge Nature Reserve: 115 vacation rentals
  • Knysna Waterfront: 118 vacation rentals
  • Plettenberg Bay Beach: 100 vacation rentals
  • Robberg Nature Reserve: 100 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Knysna listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Knysna?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 25 Houses in Knysna. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Knysna include:

  • Villas: 13 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 20 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Knysna?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 30 vacation rentals with pool available in Knysna. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.