What makes Knysna special?
Knysna is a natural paradise of lush, indigenous forests, tranquil lakes and golden beaches. She nestles on the banks of a breathtakingly pretty lagoon, now a protected marine reserve that is home to the extraordinary sea horse and over 200 species of fish.
How big is Knysna lagoon?
about 1,633 ha
The Knysna lagoon, around which the town is built, is really an estuary, the difference being that a lagoon is typically shallow and the water flow sluggish. It covers about 1,633 ha and stretches from the Knysna Heads to Charlesford Weir on the Knysna river which is its main feeder.
How far is Knysna from George?
The distance between George and Knysna is 55 km. The road distance is 60.9 km.
What is the meaning of Knysna?
Knysna. Knysna (; probably from a Khoisan word meaning “place of wood” or roughly “fern leaves”) is a town with 85 708 inhabitants as of 2019 in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and is part of the Garden Route.
What town is halfway between George and Cape Town?
The city at the geographic halfway point from George, South Africa to Cape Town, South Africa is Swellendam, South Africa.
Can you swim in the Knysna Lagoon?
Knysna is scenic with a lagoon & safe swimming areas and has plenty to occupy most people. There are boats trips from the harbour, some good shopping areas and plenty of bars & restaurants.
What are the top sightseeing Places in Knysna?
The top sightseeing places in Knysna are Brenton on Sea, Garden Route, Buffalo Bay (Buffelsbai), Featherbed Nature Reserve, Prince Alfred Pass, Wild Oats Community Farmers Market. What are the top hotels in Knysna?
How big is the Knysna Forest?
The indigenous Knysna Forest covers over 3000km² of the Garden Route. The forest and many nature reserves offer some of the most beautiful, enjoyable and even challenging trails for hikers, mountain bikers and trail runners. There are hundreds of trails to explore, dozens of picnic spots and many streams to cross.
How do I get to Knysna?
The best way to explore all of Knysna’s best bits is by car at your own pace. Most people drive down from Cape Town, but flying into George Airport is a great alternative if you’re coming from elsewhere in South Africa. The airport is located only 70km west of Knysna, and you’ll find a good mix of car rental companies here.