If you are travelling from Cape Town to Knysna this year, why not rather take the N1 highway? This route offers ancient forests, rivers, wetlands, dunes, stretches of beach, lakes, mountain scenery and indigenous fynbos abound.
The total distance between Cape Town and Knysna is about 476km, and takes roughly 5 hours. The route meanders along the N1 and the R328, passing through Oudtshoorn and George, and finally arriving in Knysna.
If the scenery isn’t enough to make the journey worthwhile, we have highlighted a few attractions along the way to Knysna and in the town itself:
The Cango Caves (Oudtshoorn)
When passing through Oudtshoorn be sure to visit the Cango Caves. This experience is perfect for anyone who savours adventure, or for anyone who enjoys a bit of history every once in a while. This is the only show cave in Africa that offers the choice between a Heritage tour (easy) and an Adventure tour (more difficult). Each tour is led by a knowledgeable, experienced, and accredited Cave guide and the tours are offered in English, Afrikaans, French, and German.
The Commercial Hub (George)
If you are the type of person who enjoys shopping and hunting for souvenirs then George is definitely the place to be. George is popularly known as the commercial hub of the Garden Route or as the Capital of the Southern Cape. It is situated beneath the magnificent Outeniqua Mountain range and is closely surrounded by rich farmlands, forests, and rivers. The stunning scenery and relaxed ambiance makes it the perfect place for a relaxed and leisurely day of shopping.
Bungee Jump (Bloukrans)
The Garden Route is home to the highest bungee jump location in the world. Adrenaline-junkees can enjoy the extreme thrill of a bunjee jumping 216m above the Bloukrans River. The jump location is found approximately 70km outside of Knysna, on way to Storms River, so keep going for a bit once you meet the gorgeous seaside town.
Knysna Lagoon (Knysna)
When arriving in Knysna be sure to dedicate a day towards exploring the Knysna Lagoon. The lagoon is fed by the Knysna River and opens onto the ocean after passing between two large headlands. The lagoon is clear, wide and closely surrounded by National Parks, forests, and wild flowers. If you wish to experience the lagoon in style then hop aboard South Africa’s only paddle-driven vessel and enjoy cocktails and a fine dining experience.
If you are looking for accommodation in Knysna then give us a call or drop us a mail and allow us to help you to arrange your Knysna holiday.