Knysna is a beautiful town on the Garden route in South Africa. It has everything from a beautiful lagoon, to a lush green forest, amazing restaurants and plenty of activities!
It is definitely one of our favorite destinations!
Here are six things you definitely need to do when you visit:
1. Try out a seafood restaurant at the Knysna Waterfront
There are plenty of great restaurants in Knysna but you will find two of my favorites at the Waterfront. The Knysna Waterfront is a vibey area and the perfect place to people watch while sitting at one of the restaurants. We love Dry Dock as well as 34 Degrees south for great oysters and seafood platters!
2. Go on a rib boat adventure
If you love a bit of adrenaline then this one is for you! Go through one of the most dangerous passages in the world! Getting into the lagoon from the ocean through the Knysna heads is no joke, especially on a rough day. Take an exciting rib boat to the other side to see a perspective not a lot of people get to experience.
3. Visit the Knysna heads viewpoint
If all that excitement is maybe not your thing then don't worry! You can still get a to see the heads up close from the viewpoint. With amazing views of the featherbed nature reserve and the entire Knysna lagoon it is definitely worth adding to your list.
4. Head to Tapas on Thesen Island
Tapas bar and oysters is a great place for lunch or sunset cocktails! It has such a great vibe and Thesen island is such a cute spot to explore.
5. Take a sunset lagoon cruise
The Knysna lagoon is an epic place to watch the sunset. When it is like glass there really is no better place to be than out on the water. There are plenty of yacht and boat cruises to choose from but we have done the Turbine water club sunset cruise with wine and snacks twice and loved it!
6. Go on a forest scoot tour
If you are looking for something fun to do with family or friends then this is it. Take a two hour scoot tour in the Knysna forest! You will be taken into the forest and get to go down some epic gravel roads with an eco friendly non motorised scooter!