The picturesque and historic town of Knysna is situated in the heart of the scenic Garden Route along the Western Cape coast, east of Cape Town.
A 5 hour drive or a 50 minute flight from Cape Town will bring you to this unique destination that offers visitors and locals immediate access to its magnificent beaches, lakes, lagoons, mountains and forests.
From Johannesburg, you will need to fly into George. Flights are offered by Kulula, 1Time and SA Airlink. George Airport is approximately 67 Km/42 M or about 1 hour from Knysna by car.
Most Car rental companies are represented at George Airport, including AVIS, Thrifty, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National, Tempest/Sixt and 1First.
Knysna has many delightful restaurants, and the idyllic Thesen Island offers unique shops and atmospheric eateries.
The East Head Cafe, for affordable meals with a fantastic view of the Heads is just a 5 minute walk away, and Cornuti which has a light and airy sea-house feel, is an Italian, Pizza and Seafood Restaurant also minutes away at The Heads.
The Premier Hotel and Pezula Golf Estate hotel is just down George Rex Drive, while a steakhouse and pub is also found down the road towards the town.
The town of George is picturesque, and has Supermarkets, and a variety of shops and entertainment, along with some historic sites and buildings.