Visit Knysna – Knysna Tourism South Africa – Africa Travel Channel

Located thirty-four degrees south of the equator, with its name being derived from the Khoikhoi word, meaning Ferns, Knysna is a holiday town on the Garden Route, in South Africa. Having been voted South Africa's favourite holiday destination twice makes it truly a destination where fun is a prerequisite. With George Airport, just 60km away, you have no excuse not to frequent this oasis of possibilities. Surrounded by lush forests, crystal clear lakes and golden beaches accompanied by balmy summer days, truly reflects the allure of this town once known as sleepy hollow now a bustling lagoon side community. The town is primarily located on the northern shore of a warm water estuary, fed by the Knysna River. The estuary leads to the Indian Ocean after flowing between two headlands. These are referred to as "The Heads", and have become synonymous with Knysna.