Knysna travel guide

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You're Going to Love Knysna

With its shimmering lagoon waters, beautiful nature reserves, incredibly fresh seafood cuisine, and thriving festivals as well as pleasurable climate year-round, it's easy to see why Knysna draws scores of South African and international tourists!

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When to Visit Knysna

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Perfect at any time of year sums up the weather in Knysna. It rains on and off throughout and the best time to travel is February to April. Temperatures hover between 60 to 73.

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How to Get to Knysna

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Where to Stay in Knysna

Those who want to live in style should book one of the cottages at the Eastford Country Estate. If you don't mind being located on the lagoon and want to experience variety, book one of the Knysna houseboats. Budget travelers will appreciate the central accommodations at Jembjo's Knysna Lodge & Backpackers.

Popular Neighborhoods in Knysna

Where to stay in popular areas of Knysna

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How to Get Around Knysna

The Cost of Living in Knysna

Shopping Streets

Knysna has a large area of shops located at the Waterfront and along Gray Street. Knysna Mall, with international brands, is just off Main Road (the N2).

Groceries and Other

Local supermarkets include Shoprite and Kwikspar. A quart of milk costs R12 and a dozen eggs costs around R25.

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Where to Eat in Knysna

With its fresh and local menu, the Drydock Food Co attracts hungry foodies from all around. Tuck into fresh coastal oysters, Queen prawns, or sizzling sirloin steaks. Two can dine comfortably for R500.