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Knysna National Lake Area

The centre of attraction of Knysna National Lake Area is the 15,000 ha Knysna Lagoon, home to the endangered Knysna seahorse and to a wide variety of wetland birdlife, including egrets, spoonbills, gulls, cormorants, ibises, and various waders, such as marsh sandpiper, Greenshank, and Whimbrel.

To the north of town lies the Knysna forest covering over 60 000 ha where massive stinkwoods and yellowwoods tower above the cool moist forest floor below. These forests were once home to the now-extinct Knysna elephant. However numerous smaller mammals can still be found and there is prolific birdlife in the forest and the lagoon.

Fine beaches can be found at Buffalo Bay, Brenton-on-Sea, and Bollard Bay on Leisure Isle.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT KNYSNA NATIONAL LAKE AREA:
- Art Galleries
- Arts & Crafts
- Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe
- The Knysna Oyster Company
- bird watching
- hiking
- fishing
- canoeing
- boardsailing

SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Marine Life: Knysna seahorse, whales, dolphins, seals, oysters
Mammals: bushpig, bushbuck, blue duiker, honey badger, vervet monkey
Birdlife: Knysna lourie, Narina trogon, Knysna scrub warbler, many other aquatic species
Lagoon Fishing: bass and trout
Marine Fishing: steenbras, grunter and leervis

Nearby Listings

Sleeps: 6

Brenton Bushbuck Lodge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

0.2km North West of center of Knysna National Lake Area

Brenton-on-Sea is a friendly and safe neighbourhood, where you will frequently encounter free-roaming bushbuck. Although the apartment doesn't have sea views, these can be enjoyed from many viewpoints, including the well-maintained Fisherman's Walk, a pat

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Sleeps: 13 in 4 units/rooms
From R 480,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Papillon Bleu

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

0.7km North East of center of Knysna National Lake Area

We have 4 self-catering suites. All are open-plan with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchenettes,TV with M-Net and selected DStv channels. They are ideal for couples, however 2 suites are able to accommodate up to 4 people sharing...

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Overduin Guest Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

0.9km West of center of Knysna National Lake Area

Set in the heart of the Garden Route, this self catering facility in Brenton-on-Sea, just outside Knysna, offers breath-taking views of the valley and is within walking distance of the beach - great fishing and swimming spots.

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Villa Castollini

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Knysna

3.0km West of center of Knysna National Lake Area

Villa Castollini is a five star Tuscan-styled Guest House that overlooks the beautiful Knysna estuarine bay. Perfectly positioned on the western Head of the famous Knysna Heads, in the heart of the Garden Route

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Sleeps: 3
From R 800,00
Per unit, per night.

Founders Keepers - Leisure Isle

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

3.1km North East of center of Knysna National Lake Area

Founders Keepers provides the Garden Route visitor a unique holiday experience. Not only is our location superb, but it makes holidaying in Knysna extremely affordable. Leisure Isle is ideal, the spacious apartment is private...

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Sleeps: 96 in 16 units/rooms
From R 950,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Beacon House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

3.1km East of center of Knysna National Lake Area

Beacon House is situated on the Eastern Head in Knysna, where the Indian Ocean enters the Knysna lagoon through the sandstone headlands known as The Heads...

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Sleeps: 8 in 2 units/rooms

The Beach House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

3.1km North East of center of Knysna National Lake Area

The Beach House Self Catering Apartments is the original site of the Beach House Hotel which was demolished in 1974 to build this home. It has been in the Krause family since then...

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Villa Paradisa Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Knysna

4.3km North of center of Knysna National Lake Area

Villa Paradisa - spectacular 5-Star Guest House situated high up on Paradise hill in picturesque Knysna, the pearl of the Garden Route. Exclusive, luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation commanding breathtaking panoramic views of Leisure Island...

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Sleeps: 8

Loeries Call

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Knysna

4.3km North of center of Knysna National Lake Area

180 degree views of the stunning Knysna lagoon! Top finishes in brand new house for your private use. Lovely garden and pool. Sunny deck to enjoy the views and a Fireplace to add atmosphere and warmth on cooler evenings.

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Sleeps: 6
From R 1 800,00
Per unit, per night.

36 Ridge Dr Knysna

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Knysna

4.4km North of center of Knysna National Lake Area

This stylish, contemporary holiday home with stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads is perfectly appointed for those wishing for a beautiful venue from which to explore Knysna.

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