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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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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: 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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Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms
From R 725,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Headlands House Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Knysna

3.5km East of center of Knysna National Lake Area

Headlands House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Located in the area known as The Heads, Headlands House boasts dramatic views of the sea and the Knysna Heads. Managed with uncompromising quality of service and attention t

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Oyster Creek Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Knysna

3.9km North West of center of Knysna National Lake Area

Oyster Creek Lodge provides self catering accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Knysna is situated in the heart of South Africa's famous Garden Route - between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Oyster Creek Lodge is uniquely positioned on the tip of The Poin

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Salt River Lodge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

4.1km North West of center of Knysna National Lake Area

Salt River Lodge offers self catering accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Set in a supremely tranquil location, situated on the northern side of the lagoon with its natural ebb and flow of the tide. It is part of a natural bird sanctuary which includes

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Sleeps: 26 in 8 units/rooms
From R 200,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Inyathi Guest Lodge Self Catering

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Knysna

4.2km North of center of Knysna National Lake Area

Inyathi Guest Lodge provides self catering accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Our fully equipped self-catering chalets are situated in a highly convenient central location, but down a quiet side street away from the hustle and bustle, just two street

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Sleeps: 6
From R 1 800,00
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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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