Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or enjoy keeping your feet on solid ground, Knysna has something to offer everyone. To keep things interesting, we’ve uncovered 5 unique ways to explore this beautiful Garden Route destination.


The Knysna Forest has a variety of different hiking trails that will be sure to live up to your wildest expectations. The great thing about hiking is it’s family friendly and allows you to get out into nature. However, there are also more advanced options for those hikers looking for more of a challenge. The forest is one of a kind, filled with interesting plants and animals that you may have never seen before. Book a guided hiking experience through Turbine Water Club to explore all the best local spots.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

The Knysna Lagoon is an ultra biodiverse area filled with incredible wildlife. The perfect way to explore the lagoon is with a paddle in your hands and a board under your feet. SUPs are very stable, which makes this a great option for the whole family. A unique experience on this beautiful lagoon awaits you.

Ocean Odyssey


Knysna is a very popular cycling destination and the broader Garden Route offers a great scenic experience for cyclists. Looking to take things off road? You can find thrilling single track in the forests as well. Don’t stress about lugging your bike all the way to Knysna as there are many places to hire a bike. Turbine Water Club offers great deals for bike hire, which makes it easy for you to explore this exciting biking destination.


Paragliding is most definitely not for the faint-hearted. If you have the stomach for it, it presents a unique opportunity to view this breathtaking location from the air. Paragliding flight options range from shorter 10 minute flights to adventures, which can last longer and vary in length. Launch sites are in Sedgefield or Brenton On Sea depending on the weather.

garden route activities - paragliding on the coast

Scooter Tours

Book a professionally guided scootour in Knysna. These non-motorized off road scooters are easy to ride, which makes this a lovely adventure for the whole family. Gravity does all the work as you take in the magnificent forest as you experience the thrills of the exhilarating track.

Whether you are seeking thrills, exercise, or relaxation – Knysna definitely has something for you. Activity bookings can easily be made through Turbine Water Club, and don’t forget to book your stay at the unique Turbine Hotel & Spa.

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Ocean Odyssey
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