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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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Salt River Lodge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Knysna

4.0km North West of center of Knysna National Lake Area

This is very tranquil accommodation, situated on the northern side of the Knysna lagoon with its natural ebb and flow of the tide and is part of a natural bird sanctuary. Best value for money accommodation!

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Sleeps: 20 in 7 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's fully equipped Self-Catering Chalets are situated in our highly convenient new location of 38 Trotter Street. Extremely central, but down a quiet side street away from the hustle and bustle, just two streets (450m) from the Waterfront, Featherbe

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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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Sleeps: 12
From R 3 750,00
Per unit, per night.

Oniro on Thesen

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Knysna

4.5km North of center of Knysna National Lake Area

This superb holiday home on Thesen Islands is designed for relaxed, easy indoor/outdoor living with large veranda with uninterrupted view of Knysna lagoon and wetlands. The ground floors and all bedrooms have high rafted ceilings, an open plan Lou

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Sleeps: 12 in 5 units/rooms

Pumula Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Knysna

5.3km North East of center of Knysna National Lake Area

Pumula is an African name for "rest". For lovers of nature, the tranquil parkland atmosphere supports an abundant bird life and over 100 species have been identified to date. The lodge is centrally situated between the town and the famous "Knysna Heads" w

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