Best Spots for Sundowners in Knysna

There’s nothing better than relaxing with a tasty drink at the end of a beautiful day spent on the Garden Route. Whether you like to celebrate the day-end at a stylish bar, or with your toes in the sand, we’ve highlighted some of the best spots for sundowners in Knysna.

Sundowners in Knysna

Leisure Island Beach
If you’re in the mood to end the day with nothing but the sound of the sea, and the Knysna sunset, pack a blanket and a bottle of wine and head over to Leisure Island. The quiet beach is a great place for a brisk walk, and to watch the sun disappear behind the iconic Knysna Head. Make sure to dress warmly, as the winter evenings are more than a little bit nippy.

Address: Baywater Road, Leisure Island, Knysna
Opening Hours: Always open

Leisure Island Beach

Sirocco
Situated on the water’s edge in Thesen’s Harbour, Sirocco is a great vantage point from which to bask in the glow of a winter evening in Knysna. Stylish and upmarket, the restaurant and cocktail bar attracts a hip and fabulous crowd. Recline on the deck and sip on favourites like Pineapple & Mint Margaritas, Alabama Slammers and the Banana Coladas. With a fully stocked bar and delightful menu, Sirocco is an enticing option for a night out on the town.

Address: TH28, Thesen Island, Knysna
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12 noon – 10pm

Cocktails on Thesen Island

34 Degrees South
Always bustling, 34 Degrees South is a favourite for locals and tourists alike. A wine shop, coffee shop, bar, restaurant and deli, 34 Degree South offers dishes, drinks and more for a wide variety of tastes. Opt for a glass of champagne and some Knysna oysters, and indulge in the true holiday feeling, while you feel the buzz of the lively atmosphere.

Address: Shop 19, Knysna Waterfront, Knysna
Opening Hours: Monday- Sunday: 9am-10pm

Knysna sunset spots

Turbine Tapas Bar
The Tapas Bar at Turbine Hotel is the perfect place for winter sundowners. Start your evening with a few delicious cocktails out on Greg’s Deck, and witness the sun dip behind the mountains, and the colours of the lagoon slowly change. Once the sun has disappeared and the weather cools right down, you can move into the cosy bar area and continue enjoying the evening. With plush armchairs and deep, rich colours, the Tapas Bar is a warm and inviting setting with a comprehensive menu and wide range of top-quality drinks.

Address: TH 36, Sawtooth Lane, Thesen Islands
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12am till late

Turbine Tapas Bar

Still looking for central, and stylish Knysna accommodation? Turbine Boutique Hotel is a luxurious and comfortable location from which to discover all the gems of the Garden Route,and one of the best places to enjoy sundowners in Knysna. Book your stay today by calling +27 (0)62 403 0493, emailing reservations@turbinehotel.co.za or visiting our website.

Image Credit: l a b e t e, John Hickey-Fry, www.sirocco.co.za, www.cmai.co.za, Yi Wang

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