Knysna Area Information - Lagoona Inn

Ideally situated in Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa with spectacular panoramic views.

Knysna Info
At the Southern-most tip of the African continent lies South Africa, a diverse nation (in both cultures and unique destinations).

International airports at either of the two major cities, Cape Town or Johannesburg (Gauteng), provide easy access to this Southern jewel. With over 3000km of coast and an extensive interior to explore you'll find the country a literal treasure trove of unforgettable experiences. One area in particular stands out as as being rich in beauty and diverse in activities... The Garden Route...

The Garden Route

The famed Garden Route incorporates the most beautiful 400km of rugged coastal cliffs, golden beaches, tropical forests and natural fynbos areas in the world. Starting on the coast only 390km from the gateway city of Cape Town, it encompasses the towns of Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, George, Plettenberg Bay and of course Knysna.


Knysna itself is a place of magical and mysterious beauty. It is the meeting place for the Indian Ocean, lush natural forests and Outeniqua mountain range. The three have created an area unique in almost every respect. From Knysna you may explore every facet of holiday living you can dream of... long winding forest trails by foot or horseback, infinite golden beaches, a multitude of water-sports on the lagoon (or in the ocean)... and where better to enjoy all of these delights than from the edge of the lagoon and the outskirts of central Knysna... Lagoona Inn is ideal in situation, and offers fine accommodation and the hospitality you can expect from a world-famous town.

Things you can do in Knysna include

Golfing in the Garden Route. The Garden Route is fast becoming the golfing Mecca of South Africa with 14 new golf courses in the planning to final development stages. Big name designers like Ernie Els and Jack Nicklaus feature prominently in the design of these new golf courses.

The Knysna Heads - go for a walk along the Heads and see the panoramic views of the town and lagoon.

A ferry ride across the Lagoon is a great way to see the Knysna Heads and visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve.

Cycling and Mountain Biking - Knysna offers cyclists some great mountain bike trails.

Sailing - With over 18 square kilometres of lagoon, and a tidal system of over 1.7 metres (five feet) Knysna draws sailors from far and wide who enjoy swapping stories at the third oldest yacht club in South Africa, with its most hospitable 'bar'.

Monkeyland is unique as a primate sanctuary. It is home to many varied species of monkey from several continents which were bred in captivity prior to their release at Monkeyland.

Elephant Park - The experience is somewhat of a closer kind than at Kruger or Addo – visitors are allowed to touch and feed the elephants, Harry, Sally and Duma.