Knysna Attractions & Activities

Wondering what to do in Knysna? Attractions and activities to choose from will overwhelm you!  Stay at a centrally located spot like Cliffhanger Cottages.

Activities & Attractions Knysna

One of the best reasons to choose Cliffhanger Cottages for your Knysna breakaway, is that it is perfectly positioned, central to the key attractions of Knysna.

Just about anything you'd like to taste, experience, do or explore in the Knysna area is around 15 minutes from Cliffhanger Cottages - central to Eden indeed!

And our TOP suggestions? About 5 minutes from us you'll find the Garden Route's best restaurant gem: Totties Farm Kitchen! Only a little further and you are on the doorstep of some of the Knysna forest's best walking trails and mountain biking routes. In the other direction, you'll find the blue flag Buffalo Bay beach and on your way back, visit the Knysna waterfront with its quaint shops and pick of restaurants.

Or, stay in and just relax, nap, read or book a massage...

Visiting the Garden Route and wondering what to do? Make sure the Knysna forest activities are on your to do list.

Feel the Forest

About 15 minutes from us you'll find the Goudveld Knysna forest with its emerald wonders:

  • . Circles in the Forest walk
  • . Jubilee Creek walk & picnic spot
  • . Dalene Matthee Big Tree
  • . Homtini Mountan Biking Trail & more
  • . The exquisite Drupkelders Rock Pools
  • . The start of the 7-passes route
  • . Check out Totties Eatery on the way!
Attractions Knysna: activities, adventures and more to keep you busy.

Tourist Heaven

Some of the attractions that bring tourists from all over the world to experience Knysna:

  • . Tree Top Canopy Tours
  • . Knysna Elephant Park
  • . Monkey Land
  • . Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary
  • . Sedgefield Wild Oats Market
  • . The Wolf Sanctuary
  • . Birds of Eden
Knysna attractions and activities Knysna to-do's that will keep you busy for a long time.

Water & More

While we're close to the forest, the beaches & Knysna estuary are only 15 minutes away:

  • . The beautiful Buffalo Bay Beach (blue flag!)
  • . Do a ferry trip to the Heads & tasty meal
  • . Go on a dolphin / whale watching trip
  • . Surfing, water-skiing, kite-surfing, canoeing, SUPing
  • . Sky-diving, Canyoning or Bungee-Jumping
  • . Visit the Knysna Waterfront
  • . Golf, polo, wine-tasting (not all together)


.. Quiet and tranquil and the perfect getaway to destress and relax. All the surrounding areas and attractions are close by and there was plenty to do. We enjoyed going on walks as the forest trails were on our doorstep. ..