Knysna Attractions: A Bucketlist

No matter the season, there’s always so much to see and do in Knysna. Nestled between luscious mountains and a renowned estuary, this Garden Route destination boasts great food, excellent accommodation and a multitude of activities. Make sure you take note of our Knysna Bucketlist to ensure you don’t miss out on the essential Knysna attractions.

Knysna Elephant Park

Feed an Elephant at the Knysna Elephant park
The first facility to house and care for orphaned elephants in South Africa, the Knysna Elephant Park is a local favourite. Come face-to-face with these incredible creatures, all in the comfort of their own pastures. Make sure to grab a bucket of feed for an opportunity to help out at lunch time.

Take a Walk through the Knysna Forest
With plenty of hikes and casual walks, the dense beauty of the Knysna Forest is not to be missed. Walk along paths that ancient elephants once walked. Feel the remove from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the pause.

Turbine Hotel

Taste the delicious cuisine at Island Cafe
Head Chef Ursula Nieuwoudt at Turbine Hotel’s Island Cafe is devoted to bringing through the taste of Knysna in all her dishes. You can expect fresh, flavorsome mains that combine uniquely South African ingredients, like succulent Karoo Lamb chops, and fragrant, exotic spices to create a meal that’ll leave you reeling.

Spot a Seahorse on Thesen island
The endangered Knysna seahorse is endemic to South Africa and only found in select estuaries along the coast. Go snorkelling in the Knysna Lagoon for the chance to spot one of these shy and delicate creatures.

Knysna Sunset

Watch the sunset over the Lagoon
After your cruise, relax with a drink in hand and watch as the colours change over the shifting water, and the sun disappears behind the Heads. There’s no better way to end off an eventful day in Knysna.

Have a massage at the Amani Spa
Relax your tired body after a long drive with a tantalizing full body massage at Turbine Hotel’s Amani Spa. Let the tranquil atmosphere of the treatment rooms transport you to rest and rejuvenation. Check out the spa menu for more details.

Turbine Water Club

Take a boat trip the Heads with Schalk
While the Turbine Water Club has a host of exciting tours and activities, a Sunset Cruise to the Knysna Heads with Schalk is one you won’t easily forget. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic, Schalk unlocks the beauty of the estuary while keeping you well entertained with a wealth of local knowledge and a quick sense of humour.

No Knysna trip is complete without a stay at the Turbine Boutique Hotel & Spa. So don’t miss out- visit our website, email or call +27 (0)44 302 5746 to book your stay today.

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