The Area around The Islander Knysna

Knysna nestles on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route of South Africa. It is surrounded by a natural paradise of lush indigenous forests, tranquil lakes and golden beaches, making it a real natural wonderland.

The town of Knysna is vibrant and buzzes with creativity and energy. It's a place where the you can watch the world go by. The main street is very leafy with trees along the pavements and it has a wonderful holiday atmosphere. During the winter months, the town remains a cheerful place to be because of its colour and vibrancy. The winter months also see the renowned Oyster Festival and Knynsna marathon and cycle race. These attract a wide variety of athletes, food connoisseurs, art lovers and tourists.

There are lots of shops in the town, ranging from trendy boutiques to supermarkets, from high-priced specialist shops to cheap flea markets. And then there are also the Waterfront and Thesen Isand shopping and restaurant meccas. Both offer a large selection of restaurants with beautiful views over the Knynsa Heads and lagoon. From family restaurants to fine dining, all is available.

The Knysna Heads are one of the most striking geological features along the southern African coastline. The beautiful lagoon changes with the tides, from a full aquatic, blue body of water matching the Caribbean in beauty to a vast and exquisite beach and sea pool wonderland.

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