Explore the area

Experience Knysna’s breath-taking scenery, rich cultural heritage and unspoilt natural landscapes.

Bloukrans Bungy jump

The view from Africa’s highest bridge captures all the majesty and tranquility of the Bloukrans River valley. Recognised as the ‘highest bungee from a bridge’ in the world, Bloukrans Bungy uses pendulum bungee technology to ensure the smoothest, most comfortable bungee jump possible.

Mountain Biking

Burn some energy on a ride through the picturesque mountain bike trails through the Harkerville Forest.

Knysna Elephant Sanctuary

Picnic with elephants at the Knysna Elephant Sanctuary.

Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary

Enjoy an interactive tour at the Garden Route Wolf Sanctuary.

Knysna Oyster Festival

(June / July)
This premium sport and lifestyle festival offers a programme of unique events for sport lovers, families and adventurers, with more than 100 activities spread over ten days. It is not just an oyster festival, but rather an introduction to Knysna and its colourful people.

Pink Loerie Mardi Gras

(April / May)
The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival has become something of an institution and is arguably the biggest LGBT event of the year.

Knysna Fine Arts

Local Exhibitions and other artists
Thesen House (15 minute drive)

Ian Flemming

Art Gallery and Framing
Thesen Island (15 minute drive)

Harry B’s

Live Entertainment and Karaoke
Main Road, Knysna (15 minute drive)

The Lounge

Live Entertainment
Main Road, Knysna (12 minute drive)


Live Entertainment
Knysna Town (10 minute drive)

Bosuns Pub ‘n Grill

Live Entertainment and Karaoke
George Rex Drive (10 minute drive)

Olive Tree

Coffee Bar
Main Road, Knysna (15 minute drive)

Il de Pain Bakery & Coffee Bar

European style bakery and café
Thesen Island (15 minute drive)


Belgian Coffee Bar
Woodmill Lane Centre (15 minute drive)

Noetzie Beach

Knysna (10 minute drive)
See hotel shuttle times

Leisure Isle Beach

Knysna (10 minute drive)

Plettenberg Bay Central Beach

Plettenberg Bay (30 minute drive)

Buffalo Bay

Buffalo Bay (30 minute drive)


Wilderness (50 minute drive)

Europcar (Car Hire) / +27 (0) 44 876 9017

Africa Elite Travel (Private shuttle) / +27 (0) 72 047 3096

Ocean Odyssey Cruises

Whale and dolphin watching

Spring Tide Charters

Cruising through the Heads

Knysna Heads

Paddle wheel steamer

Pezula Hotel

Additional accommodation is available nearby at the Pezula Hotel, including use of the golf, gym, tennis and spa facilities.

Pezula Championship Golf Course

Treat yourself to an unsurpassed golf experience at the award-winning 18 hole Pezula Championship Golf course. This breath-taking course is a sweeping spectacle of fairways and rolling greens boasting unsurpassed views and five star facilities.

Harvest Time Market

Saturday Farmer’s Market
Harkerville, Knysna (15 minute drive)

The Friday Market

Friday Market
Off Welbedacht Rd, Knysna (30 minute drive)

Wild Oats Market

Farmer’s Market
Sedgefield (25 minute drive)

Knysna Private Hospital

24 Hour Emergency Room
Hunters Home, Knysna (10 minute drive)
+27 (0) 44 384 1083

Central Pharmacy

All pharmaceutical/homeopathic needs
Main Street, Knysna (15 minute drive)

Nature Walks

Arrange a nature walk through the indigenous forests down to the river where you can board a canoe and paddle to the private Noetzie beach. Visit the Kranskop Hiking trail, or the beautiful mini-otter trail in Nature’s Valley.

Conrad Pezula Hotel

The nearby Conrad Pezula Hotel has a variety of private function venues, executive boardrooms and a 24 hour business centre.

Café Z’s

At Leisure/International
Conrad Pezula


Fine Dining/International
Conrad Pezula

Café Mario’s

Italian Restaurant
View of the draw bridge and harbour
Knysna Waterfront (15 minute drive)

The Drydock

Continental atmosphere, Fine Foods
Knysna Waterfront (15 minute drive)


Laid back lunches, dinner & cocktails
Thesen Island (15 minute drive)

34 South

Fresh Seafood Restaurant
Knysna Waterfront (15 minute drive)

The Cruise Cafe

Modern cuisine and seafood 
Tranquil space with a lagoon-side deck
Waterfront Drive (15 minute Drive)

JJ’s Restaurant

South African Cuisine/International
Knysna Waterfront (15 minute drive)


Spice Island (Fusion of global spices and curries)
152A, Old Cape Rd, Knysna (20 minute drive)

East Head Café

Café/Coffee Shop with views over the Knysna Heads
Knysna Heads (15 minute drive)


Authentic & Traditional Indian Cuisine
Main street, Knysna (15 minute drive)

Knysna Mall

Largest Shopping Mall (Has a Woolworths)
Knysna (15 minute drive) 

Woodmill Lane Centre

Shopping Mall (Has a Pick ‘n Pay)
Woodmill Lane, Knysna (15 minute drive)

Knysna Waterfront

Open space, cafés, restaurants, shops
Waterfront (15 minute drive)

Pezula Spa & Gym

Transport yourself to another level of tranquillity with a sublime treatment at the Pezula Spa & Gym. In addition to the nine luxurious therapy rooms; the facilities include a heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, rain forest shower, nail bar and hair salon.