A premier holiday destination

in the heart of the Garden Route

Knysna is a premier holiday destination on the picturesque Garden Route

The quaint town features green mountainous landscapes contrasting with the glistening waters of the ocean, rivers, and lagoon. Knysna offers nature trails, warm beaches, world class golf courses, and some of the best shopping in the area. Experience it all with from the heart of Knysna town at Knysna N2 Lodge.

Whale Watching

OCEAN SAFARIS based in Plettenberg Bay offers wonderful whale and dolphin watching excursions. Going out to sea in search of marine life is an awesome experience made all the more special when you encounter a school of dolphins or a breaching Humpback whale. Seals, dolphins and Bryde’s whales frequent our coast all year round, but the best time to spot Southern Rights, Humpbacks, and even the occasional Orca, is between June and October.


The Garden Route has offers a large variety of wildlife. A growing number of private reserves along the Garden Route have stocked up with game such as elephants, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, buffalo, crocodiles – all of which were indigenous to the area once upon a time.


There are elephant sanctuaries in Knysna and the Crags in Plettenberg Bay, where elephants may be fed, ridden or walked with. Wild elephants in the Knysna Forest, once regarded as extinct, have been recently spotted.

Birds of Eden

The unique two hectare dome (the Worlds largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall.  read more


Monkeyland is the worlds first free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary. Monkeyland has as one of its aims, to create awareness about the plight of primates and to show that with a greater understanding of our primate cousins, that we can all live in harmony. read more

The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour®

The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour® takes place in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest. Many of the platforms are built around giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees that are up to 700 years old! Standing within the crown of these giants and looking down at the lush forest floor thirty metres below is an experience of a lifetime. The scenery and birdlife is spectacular and professional guides ensure your safety while keeping you informed about interesting features of the forest ecology.  read more