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Outdoor activities

The foundation of Knysna’s enduring popularity is the opportunities the area presents for enjoying the wonders of nature and the great outdoors. Explore spectacular coastal paths and mysterious forest trials on foot or mountain bike, take to the waters on a lagoon cruise, river kyak or deep sea fishing trip, fly like a bird on a helicopter flip or tandem paraglider…or simply stroll along one of our many uncrowded, golden beaches.

Lightley’s River Runners
Canoes, self-drive motor boats & house boat hire on the Knysna lagoon
N2 at White Bridge, Knysna

Knysna River & Forest Tours
Guided mountain bike tours (bikes provided), guided forest drives, guided coastal & forest hikes, guided canoe tours on the Goukamma River
Tel: 082 413 3007

Coastal Paragliding
Tandem flights from Brenton-on-Sea, Sedgefield & Gerike’s Point
Tel: 082 413 3007

Cherie’s Riding Centre
Lake, mountain & beach rides
Tel: 082 962 3223

Southern Comfort Western Horse Ranch
Guided rides through the forest.
2.8km off the N2 at Fisanthoek

Eden Adventures
Canoe hire & guided river tours in the Wilderness National Park
Off N2, 2km east of Wilderness

Keurbooms River Boats
Self-drive motor boats & ferry tours
Keurbooms River, off N2 past Plettenberg Bay

Adventure Land
Waterslides & play park for children + quad bikes for teens/adults.
On N2, 20k east of Knysna
Tel + 27 (0)44 532 7869

Stormsriver Adventures
Tsitsikamma National Park
Tel : +27 (0)42 281 1836

Tsitsikamma Blackwater Tubing
Stormsriver. 65km East of Plettenberg Bay
Tel + 27 (0)42 281 1757

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
Guided zip-line slides through the forest canopy
Stormsriver Village. 65km East of Plettenberg Bay
Tel + 27 (0)42 2811836

Bloukrans Bungy Jumping
The world’s highest bridge bungy jump, cableslide & bridgewalk
N2 Between Plettenberg Bay & Storms River
Tel + 27 (0)44 697 7001

Heads Adventure Centre
Scuba diving & snorkeling, canoe safaris, kloofing & guided hikes
2 Graham Street, Knysna
Tel: 083 260 7198

Culture, Art and Entertainment

Our suggestions:

Rent a motor boat or canoe and while away a few hours exploring the Knysna River

Rent a mountain bike and cycle off into the vast indegenous forest that surrounds Knysna. One of the most popular paths is in Harkerville, 15km from Knysna, where you will go along the costal route overlooking the Indian Ocean

Travel to Storms River and try the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour or Storms River Mouth and walk the trail over the rope bridge.

TAKE TO THE AIR! Paragliding and sky diving courses are available along the coast

River Boats: rent a kyak or motor boat and wander up the enchanting Keurbooms river. Or you can take a guided boat trip and enjoy a braai on the banks of the river.

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