Holiday accommodation in Knysna

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Getaways to Knysna

We list a selection of self-catering apartments and houses as well as guesthouses in Knysna to rent for the holidays, a weekend getaway or a romantic getaway break.

About the area

The forested town of Knysna lies close to the end of South Africa’s Garden Route, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. A natural paradise of lush, indigenous forests, majestic mountains, golden beaches and a breathtakingly beautiful lagoon, Knysna is any nature-lover’s dream come true.

Here you will find the Knysna Heads – a striking geological feature made up of a pair of huge, brightly coloured cliffs lying at the mouth of the lagoon. The Knysna Forest – the largest complex of closed-canopy forest in southern Africa. And The Featherbed Nature Reserve – a privately owned reserve, that provides scenic views of Knysna and The Heads from the opposite shore of the Knysna Lagoon.

It is a vibrant little town, with amazing restaurants, lots to do, and some of the best accommodation you will find in South Africa. From 5-star guest houses and boutique hotels to self-catering cabins and cottages in the woods.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Knysna is in the summer months between October and April. As well as in late June/early July for the annual Oyster Festival. In order to avoid disappointment, Be sure to book your preferred accommodation well in advance if you wish to visit during these months.

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