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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Knysna

  • Using car hire in Knysna allows you to explore the city on your terms without the confines of following schedules. Unlike public transport options, hiring a car will allow you to adjust your itinerary based on your daily preferences. You can conveniently access attractions, including Knysna Heads, Thesen Island, Goukamma Nature Reserve, Knysna Elephant Park and Noetzie Beach. Using a hire car in Knysna is a convenience to golfers too, as the city hosts several golf courses, including Oubaai Golf Club and Simola Golf and Country Estate, that are easily accessible by car. For a scenic drive along the Garden Route, car hire in Knysna will enable you to drive along the coastline stretch and visit various places, including Mossel Bay, Plettenberg Bay and the Outeniqua Mountains.
  • George Airport (GRJ), serving Knysna, South Africa, has various car hire companies you can hire from when flying into the city. Companies with counters at George Airport include Avis, Budget and Europcar, located in the airport’s single terminal building. The airport is small; therefore, you don’t need a shuttle to the counters. Ensure you have all the necessary documents to finish the paperwork for car hire in Knysna and pick the car up at the parking area.
  • Knysna is a popular tourist destination. Therefore, you will encounter tourist buses and slow-moving vehicles on the roads. Ensure you maintain a good distance from the other vehicles when overtaking. The city has several roundabouts; ensure you are familiar with the intersection traffic rules and use the indicators correctly when exiting the roundabouts. Knysna is located in a region with many animals. Prepare to encounter wildlife, including monkeys and baboons, on the roads. Be cautious and slow down when driving, especially in rural parts of the city.
  • Knysna experiences moderate traffic during work commute hours, roughly from 07:00 to 09:00 and 16:00 to 18:00. Major routes, including N2 Highway, Waterfront Drive and George Rex Drive, experience heavier traffic during peak hours. Therefore, avoid driving to the city centre during these times to avoid road delays. Knysna also experiences rainfall between May and August, making roads slippery with reduced visibility. Consider hiring a car with the right tyres for slippery roads from the Knysna car hire companies.

FAQs about car hire in Knysna

  • How much is the price of fuel in Knysna?

    The average price of fuel in Knysna is £4.12 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £49 and £66, depending on the car size.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Knysna?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Knysna?

    Most car hire providers in Knysna offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Knysna, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Knysna?

    Knysna is varied, with a mix of rural areas, coastal roads and urban streets. Hiring a compact SUV will help you comfortably navigate any terrain in the city, from urban areas to remote locations. Knysna encompasses various natural beauty, including the Garden Route and Knysna Heads. Hiring a compact SUV with extra comfort and good visibility will provide a scenic drive through the city’s landscapes.

  • What’s the speed limit in Knysna?

    The default speed limit in urban areas in Knysna is 60 km/h (37 mph), and it’s 100 km/h (62 mph) on open roads and rural areas. The city also has special zones, such as roadwork areas and sections with increased pedestrian and cyclist traffic, that have lower speed limits; ensure you check for any signage and reduce your speed to the limits required. There are speed cameras in areas with a high risk of violation. Therefore, ensure you maintain the speed limits to avoid penalties.

  • Where are the best places to park in Knysna?

    Knysna has both free and metered parking. So, when choosing a place to park your hired vehicle, consider your budget and convenient locations to park your car. You can save money by using the free parking spaces at Thesen Islands, Leisure Isle, some shopping centres (including Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre), parks and recreational areas (including Knysna Waterfront Park) as well as streets and side roads. Consider the main street, commercial areas and business streets for metered parking. The cost of parking in Knysna may range from R 2 to R 5 (£0.10-£0.25) per hour, so make sure you have cash in local currency to pay.  

Knysna car hire reviews and directory

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No 1 Waterfront Drive Caltex Quay s Servi ce Station

+27 443 822 733

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Plettenburg Bay Airport

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Shell Ultra City Corner N2 and Marine Way

+27 445 336 470

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Avis

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2 locations in Knysna

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7 Main Road

+27 443 822 222

Monday08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday08:30 - 16:00
Thursday08:30 - 16:00
Friday08:30 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

Plettenberg Bay Airport

+27 44 533 1315

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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7 Main Road

+27 443 822 222

Monday08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday08:30 - 16:00
Wednesday08:30 - 16:00
Thursday08:30 - 16:00
Friday08:30 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

Plettenberg Bay Airport

+27 44 533 1315

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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2 locations in Knysna

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1 Waterfront Drive

+27 443 822 733

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Corner N2 & Marine Way

+27 44 533 5857

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Corner N2 & Marine Way

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Car hire insurance in Knysna

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Knysna car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Knysna.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Knysna car hire.