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The Knysna Belle
75 Bayswater Drive,
Leisure Isle,

P.O. Box 1015,
South Africa

Things to do in Knysna




One of the reasons that Knysna has become South Africa’s premier holiday destination is its easy and inexpensive availability of the widest range of enjoyable activities.




Before you do anything else Please: Remember you are on Leisure Isle – just relax and take in its beauty, walk its beaches and indigenous gardens, pedal its winding roads, swim its sparkling Indian Ocean waters, relax on Bollard beach’s white sands or paddle our kayaks/canoe.


Play the nearby spectacular Pezula Championship Course, the awe-inspiring Simola Golf Course, the friendly Knysna Golf Course or the fun Blackwaters mashie course.


Knysna has 6 of South Africa’s very best, well marked MTB routes. Well known for incredible diversity, Knysna also hosts a number of MTB races throughout the year.

Visit our Mountain Bikes Section


Knysna boasts a variety of quaint shops, flea markets and coffee shops: Woodmill Lane, Knysna Quays Waterfront, Thesen Island, Knysna Mall – also take in the colourful crafts and clothing made by locals.


Knysna has several excellent dining and wining restaurants. Probably the most reliable and up-to-date guide to the local restaurants is our unique ‘Where-did-you-dine-last-night’ guest restaurant rating list. Expect the freshest seafood, from the catch-of-the-day to the famous Knysna oysters. Whether its fine cuisine, or relaxed fun food Knysna’s the place.


Spoil you with a luxurious Spa and beauty treatment at one of the many wellness facilities in Knysna. Ask us for our recommendations.


Take one of the frequent daily ferry cruises on the estuary to visit the Featherbed nature reserve or take a yacht trip to or through the heads.


The Tennis and Bowls clubs on Leisure Island welcome visitors. Come and experience the friendliness of the local 'islanders'...


There are numerous hiking, walking trails through the Knysna forests or Robberg reserve. Contact Knysna Tourism for complete guides.


One of the Island's highlights (of which the residents are very proud) is theIndigenous plant garden at steenbok Nature Reserve. Enjoy this natural wonder by strolling through the gardens, or taking the dogs for a walk. And it's just 300m from the Knysna Belle...



…and so many more things to see and do…


| Abseiling | Air charters | Animal encounters: Elephants, monkeys & birds | | Arts and crafts | Art galleries | Bird watching | Boat cruises | Bungy jumping | | Cycling | Diving (old sailing wreck in Heads) and snorkelling | Eco adventures | | Featherbed eco reserve and trips | Fishing (fly, deep sea, lagoon or coastal) | | Forest walks, hikes, MTB rides and excursions | Golf courses near the Knysna Belle | | Helicopter flips | Hiking and jogging | Horse riding in forest | Kayaking & canoeing | | Kite boarding | Lazing at the pool or beach | Mountain biking (easy or challenging) | | Museums, historic churches and sites | Nature reserves | Off-road adventures | | Paragliding | Sailing | Scenic drives | Shopping | Skydiving | Spa treatments | | Spectacular, continuously changing views | Surfing | Swimming | Tennis and bowls on the Island | Tree top tours | 4 X 4 drives | | Walks around the Island and our nature reserve | Water sports | | Whale and dolphin watching □ Wining and dining | Yacht sailing or charters |


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