Knysna is a gem on the Garden Route and is flanked by George and Plettenberg Bay. The town resides neatly on the outskirts of the Knysna Lagoon and is surrounded by mountains that are home to the notorious Knysna Forest.
The area has an incredibly laid back atmosphere and serves as both a permanent and holiday address for many locals and tourists. It is popular for its annual Oyster and Pink festivals and is a hub of activity all year round. The Knysna Heads are especially well known and many restaurants can be found close to them, offering sprawling views of the ocean.
The lagoon is great for paddling and Thessen Island sits snug in the middle of this lagoon. The Island boasts many of the best restaurants and residencies in Knysna. While Thessen island and Knysna as a whole are a hub of actvity, the atmoshpere is quiet and laid back. However, if you require even more solice, then retreat to the Knysna Forest to enjoy an elephant experience. Alternatively, take on the Pezula Golf Course and let off some steam on the 18 holes.
Knysna also has plenty of markets offering local creations, food and other curiosities. Of course, no tours to Knysna would be complete without the taste of a few oysters, festival or not.