Activities in the area are endless, from ferry trips across the lagoon, to walking trails through the ancient forests – or simply relaxing at one of the three sparkling swimming pools. Visit the nearby picturesque, historical town of Knysna, with its antique shops, African arts & crafts, coffee shops and restaurants, which has charm and variety aplenty. Knysna offers activities ranging from adventure & adrenaline to refined relaxation.

Our friendly staff at Knysna Hollow will be happy to assist with further information, advice and booking of any activities you are interested in.


SMOOTH SAILING — take a sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon aboard a luxury yacht and sip cocktails as you sail through the Heads.

TOWNSHIP TOURS — experience the heart of the local community on full or half day excursions.

GET WET — kite surfing, kayaking, surfing, water-skiing – whether in the ocean or on the lagoon, a wide range of aquatic sports can be arranged.

GET ON YOUR BIKE — with an array of adventurous forest trail rides in the immediate area, either on your own wheels or on a rental, Knysna is THE place to Mountain Bike.

BREWERY TOURS — Knysna is home to the local brew, Mitchell’s Draught – take a brewery tour and try a beer (or two!).

HIKE TILL YOU DROP — with distances to suit hikers from all ‘walks’ of life, from the renowned Tsitsikamma Trail to the Millwood Gold Fields, there is a stunning trail for everyone.

BEACH BUM — hit the beach at your choice of a number of unspoiled coastal spots.

MARKET MADNESS — 6 Alfresco award-winning markets to choose from!
The highlight of your visit will undoubtedly be a visit to the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market, in Sedgefield, on a Saturday morning. There is certainly a taste for every tempered palate, with a noticeably health-conscious emphasis on the wares. There is an air of “sophisticated country” - young at heart and vibrant with a solid connection to the communities in the area which supply all the necessary tasty treats for one’s weekly shopping needs.

Wild Oats Community Farmers’ MarketSedgefieldSaturday7:30 - 12:00 
Scarab Village MarketSedgefieldSaturday7:30 - 12:00 
The Friday MarketKnysna 16:00 - 20:00Follow the scarecrows
Harkerville Market Saturday N2 Harkerville
The Knysna Arts and Craft Market Daily Cnr. George Rex & Vigilance Dr.
Templeman Square Craft Market Daily Main Road

SHOP — the Knysna Waterfront, Knysna Mall, Main Street and other specialty stores offer a wide range of interesting places for you to spend, spend, spend!

FEATHERBED NATURE RESERVE — a must for all visitors to Knysna – take a lagoon ferry cruise to a nature trail on the Featherbed Nature Reserve, followed by lunch under the ancient Milkwood Trees.

ADRENALINE JUNKIES — tree-top canopy tours in Indigenous Forests, the world’s highest Bungee Jump at Bloukrans (216 metres!), quad-biking & shark-cage diving – pick your poison...

ANIMAL INTERACTIONS — a choice of 2 amazing Elephant Parks, Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, Eagle Encounters, Wolf Sanctuary, Butterfly World & Birds of Eden.

KAROO AMBLING — just over an hour away, visit the Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn’s Ostriches and the famous wineries of Calitzdorp.

A ROUND OR TWO OF GOLF — If you enjoy golf, you’ll be spoiled for choice! The Garden Route boasts many of the most highly-rated courses in South Africa. There are no fewer than 10 visitor-friendly clubs located between Mossel Bay and Plettenburg Bay alone – all of them offering a different challenge to players of all standards.


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