Do’s & Don’ts when Travelling to Knysna

The Garden Route, and Knysna in particular, are popular South African holiday destinations, but there are many aspects of this special part of the world that not many people know about before visiting. We’ve got some tips and tricks for anyone planning their next (or first!) trip to this much-loved location.

Things to do in Knysna

Don’t leave your booking too late

The Garden Route is known to get busy, especially during holiday season and weekends. Make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment. There are also a number of early bird specials on accommodation, so keep an eye out for deals.  

Things to do in Knysna

Do experience the great outdoors

The Knysna Heads and the picturesque lagoon are obvious choices when considering things to do in Knysna, but a lesser known fact about this sought-after destination is the abundance of hiking and mountain biking trails within easy proximity. An adventure-lover’s paradise, Knysna is the ideal spot for those looking for outdoor activities the whole family can enjoy.

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Don’t be in a rush

The pace of life is different on the Garden Route, so expect a much more relaxed way of doing things. Slow down your pace and take in the true holiday atmosphere.   

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Do pack your swimming costume

With a number of pristine beaches and swimming spots, you’ll want to take a break from the African sun with a splash in the waves, or a dip in the pool. Turbine Hotel and Spa has a spacious pool deck perfect for whiling away the hours.

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Don’t miss out on the incredible cuisine

Knysna is teeming with restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, all boasting a variety of cuisines. Makes sure to try out all this vibrant town has to offer, from the famous Knysna oyster on the Quay to freshly baked bread at one of the many family run bakeries.   

Knysna things to do

Do stop along the way

If you’re driving from Cape Town, there are a number of not-be-missed stops along the way. For more on planning the ultimate Cape Town Knysna road trip, keep an eye on our blog!

Knysna things to do

For more advice on the best things to do in Knysna, contact our friendly reservations team for up-to-date information on the news and events happening around town when you book your stay at Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa. Book online today by visiting our website, calling +27 (0) 44 302 5746 or emailing

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