The perfect getaway for couples can be found in the heart of the Garden Route. Knysna is a small yet bustling vacation destination that is best known for its charm, great food and breath-taking lagoon. The ideal time to visit Knysna is in the summer months between November and April, when there are a host of activities to try for the more adventurous couples, as well as those seeking relaxation. We’ve handpicked a few activities to ensure your romantic holiday in Knysna is one for the books!
The Featherbed Nature Reserve
The Featherbed Nature Reserve is a privately owned reserve and South African Heritage Site, situated on the Western Head of Knysna. This nature reserve is only accessible by ferry, and packages include a 4×4 drive to the top of the Western head, an optional 2km trail through the forest into ancient sea caves, and ends with a lunch underneath the canopy of the Milkwood trees.
The Turbine Spa, located on Thesen Island is a favourite among locals and holiday-makers alike. It features single and double treatment rooms, and an impressive range of body, facial and beauty treatments for both him and her. The Couple’s Connect package is a firm favourite, combining an intensive body massage with a facial, full body exfoliation and a steaming Rasul session. View prices and monthly specials here.
Take a leisurely cruise on the Knysna Lagoon for the ultimate view of this coastal town. These cruises take you out to the famous Knysna Heads and offer a fantastic view of the ocean. Couples looking for a romantic meal have the additional option of lunch, dinner and drinks.
Romantic picnic for two at Jubilee Creek
Pack a picnic basket and head to Jubilee Creek where tranquil picnic sites are on the banks of a pristine forest stream. A short walk from the picnic site is a cool rock pool where you can swim and cool off. Braai and toilet facilities are also available and Sanparks permit fees apply, unless you have a Wild Card. The picnic site is accessible by car or by hiking trail.
Hit the Beach!
Knysna boasts two beautiful Blue Flag status beaches- Brenton on Sea and Buffalo Bay. At Buffalo Bay you can swim in safety, as lifeguards are on duty in season. Bring your beach blankets, swimsuits and relax in a tropical paradise.
Kayak the Lagoon
Grab a kayak and explore the lagoon with your partner for an adventurous Knysna Valentine’s Day. Kayaking is a great way to experience the lagoon and to build up an appetite too. Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen.
Are you planning on visiting Knysna in the near future? Turbine Hotel & Spa is conveniently located, couple-friendly Garden Route accommodation. Get in touch with our friendly reservations team and we’ll help you arrange all your holiday activities firstname.lastname@example.org | +27 (0)44 302 5746.