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Best things to do in Knysna

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Restaurant
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“Stunning views at the Heads plus great food. Breakfasts and lunch. Wonderful coffee. Staff friendly and helpful”
81local recommendations
Bakery
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“One of our favourite restaurants in Knysna is île de païn a café-style restaurant situated on Thesen Islands. They specialise in distinctive and appetising breakfasts and lunches and authentic artisanal breads. www.iledepain.co.za”
50local recommendations
Tapas Restaurant
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“Very casual hangout, for eats, drinks, live music, sport on tv, child friendly, with an outside playground for the kids, good for people and boat watching...”
46local recommendations
Off-Licence
“A great place to have dinner and soak up the atmosphere of the Knysna Waterfront on a warm evening. Lovely fresh sea food and great gift shop. Shop 19 Knysna Quays, Waterfront Drive Knysna. www.34south.biz”
40local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“This makes a nice day out when the weather is perhaps not ideal for the beach.”
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Scenic Viewpoint
“Knysna is known for The Heads where ocean and Lagoon meet. Beautiful sites you can drive up and view Lagoon or view of ocean. Or you can enjoy going on the boat and relaxi.”
27local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“OK...In all honesty I am not a big shopper in terms of generic malls. But in this center you will find both parking and most of what you require. Woolworths and Spar are in close proximity for groceries. If you ask me for what you are looking for in terms of shopping, I will point you in the right direction. ”
19local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“Awesome atmosphere, seated in the sand. No liquor license, you can bring your own alcoholic drinks.”
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Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Italian, Seafood, Sushi, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Open 11:30am till late · Seven days a week The lagoon side restaurant is situated on the water's edge on Thesen Island. Sirocco is a the perfect restaurant for lunch and dinner, great views, friendly service and great food. They are next door to Knysna Charters so after a Sunset Cruise or a mid-morning cruise, you could move into a meal....the perfect day.”
23local recommendations
Establishment
“fancy a boat trip and a walk followed by a delicious meal? Then this is the place for you!”
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Women's Store
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“One of SA' top retailers, we’re known for our wide choice of high quality clothing, food, home-ware and beauty products, offering real value for money.”
23local recommendations
Golf Course
“Pezula Championship Course is a breathtaking, award-winning course designed by David Dale and Ronald Fream of Golf Plan USA. It’s one of the most scenic courses in the world and the Compleat Golfer rates it a five star experience.”
13local recommendations
Café
“Best Pork Belly in Town. Wonderful Cocktails, sitting on waters edge. A 3 minute boat ride form Huck Finn, Houseboat”
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Shopping Centre
“Original, quaint shopping Mall. A Gazebo in the courtyard area has live music at times. Our "Famous" Artist paints his dog or scenes from the mall and the original Outeniqua Choo Choo (train) Coffee shops and Cafe's. Pick n Pay Grocery Shop, Clicks for toiletries and other essentials.”
9local recommendations
Restaurant
“Caffe Mario is a lovely Italian style restaurant to eat at. We love their pizzas, paninis and coffees. A great place to have lunch while exploring the Knysna Waterfront. Book to avoid disappointment because they are very popular during season. The Quays, Waterfront Drive, Knysna ”
20local recommendations
Establishment
“Local golf course, great for family fun and experienced golfer, within walking distance from mySuite”
10local recommendations