A highly popular day trip for visitors to
is known for sandy beaches and gentle waves, Knysna is famous for the beautiful lagoon and “Knysna Heads”- two dramatic headlands between which the estuary joins the sea. Plettenberg Bay
|Photo: Liz Phillips|
Originally used as a port for timber transportation, Knysna is now a popular holiday destination for South Africans and international visitors. The landscape is dominated by The Heads, which are popular for nature walks and hikes. The East Head is also a residential area and is easily accessed from town. The West Head is a privately-owned nature reserve, Featherbed and is only accessible by ferry. Walks are conducted by knowledgeable, specialist guides and are suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
There are many other excellent hiking opportunities into the Knysna forests, but a visit to the Knysna Heads is an absolute must-see.
|Take the ferry across the lagoon to the Featherbed Reserve|