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The coast of the city, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove around Knysna during our stay there and enjoyed the beautiful and panoramic views that this place has to offer. Knysna Lagoon was one such drive with some spectacular views.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 38harshit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a drive around the lagoon and check out the many great sites. Lots of places to stop off take in the views and may be take a dip in the clear waters plus lots of good places to eat.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jon2412
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lagoons are speciality in Knysna and it is Canoeing and fisherman’s paradise. The blue water of the lagoons are very inviting and you will witness many enthusiasts boating and fishing. The scenario is panoramic and lovely.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sourajyotid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Knysna city isn't the most exciting place, but the lagoon and the coastal rocks are world class. I wish I'd flown my drone around the lagoon. Views from all directions are amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 7,268
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really great to swim and play in the water when the tide is high! Very clean and no signs of litter.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Travelling_31427
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible sunsets over the lagoon. Beautiful birds abc tranquil early mornings. Many accommodation establishments of very high quality. One of the most beautiful places in South Africa

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chris R
Reviewed 15 December 2018

My understanding is that it is an estuary. We took the obligatory boat ride around the estuary. The boat was two storeys and was unfortunately full of coach loads of organised tour tourists, so it was full. Food was served and it was a mad...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AvidTraveler12
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Worth taking a boat trip to get the best out of Knysna and its history, much of it better seen from the water

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lizw372
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Knysna lagoon is just a body of water cut off from the main sea. Although it makes Knysna town look very pretty because of that. The back drop of mountains along with a big water body gives it a very nice touristy feel.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AyushiChandra
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Wonderful relaxing and rejuvenating weekend in Knysna! We saw whales and hundreds of dolphins right next to the powerful boat we booked on Thesen island. What a magical experience !

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Gösta R | Reviewed this property |
Did not stay on the boat and the water in June did not feel inviting for swimming.
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