The March school holidays are just around the corner and families from across the country will be descending on the beautiful beaches of Knysna. If you’re looking for some summer holiday fun along the Garden Route, keep reading below for some exciting things to do in Knysna and its surrounds these holidays.

Knysna nature trails & walks


Tear your teenagers away from their screens and venture out into the stunning natural landscapes of Knysna with our choice of guided nature walks.

Our Circles in the Forest Trails offers two routes: a short 3.1km circle route and a 9km circle route. The effort level during this walk ranges from easy to moderate, making this pleasant for anyone over the age of 5.

The 9km hike is included in The Knysna Experience.

radical raptors

Radical Raptors

Located about 5km before Plettenberg Bay, Radical Raptors is a rehabilitation centre that aims at community awareness and the rescue, rehabilitation and release of birds of prey.

The centre provides facilities for the treatment of injured birds of prey and suitable secure housing for birds undergoing treatment.

Visitors are invited to attend flying displays: a variety of trained non-releasable birds of prey are free flown around and to you as an opportunity for you to spectate, participate and photograph these magnificent birds in natural surroundings. Weather permitting.

SHOW TIMES: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
CLOSED MONDAYS except public and school holidays
Email: or
Phone: 044 532 7537


Kayaking is possible with the Turbine Waterclub. Our kayak hires are not guided tours. Clients may explore anywhere on the Knysna lagoon in the course of the rented period. We have single and double kayaks available and we provide life jackets and paddles.

Hire times: 09h00 – 17h00
1 hour: R130 pp | 2 hours: R200 pp

Knysna Lagoon Sunset Cruise

The sunset cruise with the Turbine Waterclub does a round trip on the Knysna lagoon, with a brief tour of the channels of Thesen Island.

The cruise takes you past Brenton-on-Lake where guests may see deer, fish eagles, makes a turn at the Heads before heading back to the Turbine Waterclub.

The cruise includes a bottle of house wine (for the parents) and a snack platter per couple.

Departure Time: 17h00
1 1/2 hours: R550 pp

Bicycle Hire

Get out and about for some exercise with our bicycle hire options available at the Turbine Water Club.

Clients may cycle anywhere in Knysna. These are not guided tours. Knysna and its pristine forests, mountains and coastal routes make it an unforgettable biking destination.

If clients choose to hire the bicycles and cycle in the Knysna forest, this will be permitted at their own risk. Helmets and locks are provided.

Hire times: 09h00 – 17h00
2 hours: R250 pp | 8 hours: R500 pp

Dolphin Paragliding

Explore the magic of the Garden Route from above with a Dolphin Paragliding tandem flight.

Combining the thrill of soaring over the landscapes with years of experience and the ultimate in safety measures, this activity is not to be missed. Relax and enjoy breath-taking views while your instructor handles the flying.

Duration: 10 min
Cost: R850 (tandem flight)

The Turbine Water Club is open daily from 09h00 to 17h00 for those activities listed above which you might be interested in.

– All activities are weather dependant and are at your own risk.
– Prices subject to change without prior notice.
– T&C Apply.
– We accept Visa and Master Cards.

Contact: Schalk Hildebrand for bookings
Phone: +27 72 259 7927 | +27 44 302 5751 | +27 44 302 5746


Image credits: 

The Turbine Waterclub 
Radical Raptors
Laury Sealy 

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