Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa

Maps and information


Knysna is situated in the heart of South Africa's Garden Route, on the Southern coast.

Cape Town 500km/ 5 ½ hours
George 70km/ 50 minutes
Port Elizabeth 300km/ 3 hours
Plettenberg Bay 50km/ 40 minutes





The Beach

Buffalo Bay is the best beach in the area, and provides the only really safe sea swimming just in front of the parking area at the little shop and restaurant. Further along the beach towards Brenton-on-Sea there are often rip-currents which are dangerous, and this fact should be born in mind on all South-facing beaches on the Garden Route.

The bay on both the Brenton and Sedgefield sides provide the most glorious beach walks, and at most times of the year are wonderfully people-free. Dolphins often play in the waves, and if you’re lucky you might see a visiting whale or two.

Links for more Knysna Information: Knysna Tourism Bureau


Sunset over Buffalo Bay from Brenton Beach
Fishing on the beach