Situated in the heart of the Garden Route, and centred around a vast, picturesque lagoon, Knysna is one of the best locations in South Africa to watch the sun go down.
Aside from a plethora of gorgeous beaches, and lofty viewpoints, there are various worthwhile locations from which to catch the sunset. Hop on a pontoon barge for an incredible view of the sun setting behind the Heads. Take a stroll along the Featherbed Nature Reserve coastline for a panoramic view of day’s end, or simply set down a blanket on the hidden treasure that is Bollard Bay.
However, one of the most spectacular sundowner spots in Knysna is on Thesen Island. This includes the Turbine Hotel itself, and the bustling harbour. At the Turbine, we would recommend paying a visit to Tapas and Bar Deck, which overlooks the canal and boasts a fantastic Knysna lagoon sunset.
To whet your appetite, here are a number of stunning Knysna sunset photographs.