Exploring the Beauty of


A Gem Along South Africa's Garden Route

Nestled along the captivating Garden Route of South Africa lies the picturesque town of Knysna, a destination that beckons travellers with its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and endless opportunities for adventure. From its lush forests and tranquil lakes to its pristine beaches and vibrant town centre, Knysna is a place where every moment is infused with the magic of the surrounding landscapes.

A Coastal Heaven

At the heart of Knysna lies its iconic lagoon, a shimmering expanse of water that stretches between the towering cliffs known as the Knysna Heads. These majestic sandstone formations, carved by the powerful forces of nature, stand as sentinels guarding the entrance to the lagoon, creating a dramatic backdrop for the town’s coastal scenery.

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Natural Wonders

Surrounded by verdant forests and rolling hills, Knysna is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The town is home to several pristine nature parks and reserves, each offering a unique opportunity to explore the region’s diverse ecosystems. From the indigenous fynbos of the Knysna Forest to the rugged cliffs of the Robberg Nature Reserve, there is no shortage of natural wonders to discover.

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Cultural Charms

Beyond its natural beauty, Knysna also boasts a rich cultural heritage that is reflected in its vibrant town centre. Quaint streets lined with colourful boutiques, art galleries, and cosy cafes invite visitors to stroll and explore at their leisure. The town’s bustling markets offer a taste of local life, with vendors selling everything from fresh produce to handcrafted souvenirs.

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Adventure Awaits

For those seeking adventure, Knysna offers a wealth of outdoor activities to suit every taste and interest. Hike through ancient forests, paddle along scenic waterways, or embark on a thrilling boat tour to explore hidden coves and coastal caves. With its mild climate and stunning landscapes, Knysna is the perfect playground for adventurers of all ages.

Adventures in Knysna

Knysna Golfing

Knysna is a golfer’s paradise, boasting some of the most scenic and challenging golf courses in South Africa. The town and its surroundings offer a variety of world-class courses, each set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Garden Route’s natural beauty. From the pristine greens of Pezula Championship Golf Course, with its dramatic coastal views, to the lush fairways of Simola Golf and Country Estate, these courses not only provide an exceptional golfing experience but also feature top-notch facilities and hospitality, making Knysna a premier destination for golf enthusiasts.

Golfers' paradise

Airports near Elephant Hide

Elephant Hide of Knysna is conveniently located for travelers, with George Airport just 64 km away and Plettenberg Bay Airport only 38 km from the lodge. These nearby airports ensure easy access to our tranquil retreat, allowing you to spend more time enjoying the stunning surroundings and less time on the road.

38.2 km

Plettenberg Bay Aerodrome, Robberg Road, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape 6600, South Africa

68.4 km

George Airport (GRJ), N2 Rd, George NU, Western Cape 6537, South Africa

Elephant Hide Guest Lodge, Cherry lane, Knysna, Western Cape 6571, South Africa