Must-see attractions in Knysna

  • The Knysna Lagoon, Western Cape Province

    Knysna Lagoon


    The Knysna Lagoon opens between two sandstone cliffs known as the Heads – once proclaimed by the British Royal Navy to be the most dangerous harbour…

  • Belvidere


    Belvidere, 10km from Knysna, is so immaculate it’s positively creepy. But it’s worth a quick look for the beautiful Norman-style Belvidere church that was…

  • Mitchell’s Brewery


    South Africa’s oldest microbrewery occupies bright, new premises on the edge of the lagoon. You can join a tour or just taste its range of English-style…

  • Featherbed Nature Reserve


    The Featherbed Nature Reserve was completely devastated by wildfires in 2017. Tourism authorities were working to get the reserve up and running again…

  • Garden of Eden


    There are lovely forest picnic spots, short walks through the forest and an 800m-long wheelchair-friendly path.

  • Millwood House


    Millwood House is a mini complex of museums detailing Knysna’s history. It’s a quaint set of buildings dating back to the town’s booming timber era. This…

  • Noetzie


    Reached by a turn-off along the N2 10km east of Knysna, Noetzie is a quirky little place with holiday homes in mock-castle style. There’s a lovely surf…

  • Old Gaol Museum


    Since this region has plenty of wet weather, a rainy-day option is welcome. The main museum is a pleasant complex in a mid-19th century building that was…

  • Belvidere Church


    A Norman-style church built in the 1850s by homesick English expats.

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