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knysna or plettenburg?

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knysna or plettenburg?

we will be travelling in early march along the garden route and plan to have 4 nights either in knysna or plettenburg but don't know which one to pick.

We like beaches and pretty towns to browse shops and have coffee and eats. We will also be taking day trips to the surrounding regions from our base (details not yet planned).

Has anyone been to both of these places and if so which one would you choose to stay in again and why?

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1. Re: knysna or plettenburg?

Have stayed in both Knysna & Plett & we only stay in Knysna now. In my opinion there is more happening in Knysna with restaurants, things to do, etc than Plett. Plett has a nice beach but otherwise is too sleepy for us.

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2. Re: knysna or plettenburg?

Thanks for your post.

Can you recommend a nice place to stay in or near Knysna?

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we had a great stay at Amanzi on Leisure Island. It is opn the lagoon and there is a small lagoon beach about 10 mins. walk. It is less than 10 mins drive into Kynsna Quays.

we had a great dinner at Phamton Eco Lodge also..

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We stay at a different place each time so I don't remember them all! The last time was at Aestas, a B&B just off the main road which was fine & not too close to the N2 for the traffic to be a problem.

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We stayed at the Guineafowl lodge, about 5 minute walk from the town and really enjoyed our stay there, lovely rooms with own entrance.

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I've just been doing some homework for clients who will be in Knysna later this year. In no particular order, I like Kanonkop House, Villa Afrikana, Villa Paradisa, Belvidere Manor - top Guest Houses. Good self-catering would be the Abalone lodges, two locations.

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7. Re: knysna or plettenburg?

Forgot to post a link to the website

www.guineafowllodge.co.za

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8. Re: knysna or plettenburg?

It doesn't really matter much where you stay, both are a mere 30 minutes drive from each other. Plet has nicer beaches but is off season very quiet, Knysna is much more active in every way and has better restaurants.

Villa Africana in Knysna gets my vote, top class, we will go again this year.

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9. Re: knysna or plettenburg?

Thanks to all of you for your help

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10. Re: knysna or plettenburg?

Hi,

March is a great time to be in this area.

Pletenberg bay has the beaches and Knysna has the shops. :-) 90% of your day trips will be towards the direction of Plett so I would suggest Plett as an option. It is only 25mins drive from one town to the next.

If you want more extensive info, you can email me on info@oceansafaris.co.za.

Happy planing,

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