Knysna – Your weekend in paradise!

The greater Knysna area has a lot to offer to seekers of paradise. Whether you want to swim with the dolphins at Brenton-on-sea beach, or take a walk / hike along the beach to Buffalo Bay for breakfast, Knysna is the place to be this summer. Located about 70 km from George Airport, the great city of oysters is known for its seafood and oyster festival, Knysna Heads and the magical Knysna lagoon, not to mention the Goukamma nature reserve.

Escape the hectic work life and spend your weekend in Knysna Paradise and indulge in luxuries like hotels and spas, restaurants and cruises, or take a stroll along the beach. The species of seahorse found in the Knysna estuary is very rare throughout the world, and Knysna is an enriched place with unforgettable memories and wonderful stories to tell.

For a beach getaway, head to Brenton-on-sea Beach – the beach is behind the majestic Western Knysna Head. It is a breathtaking vacation spot and a nature lover’s paradise with its unspoiled beaches and peaceful surroundings. Brenton-on-sea has popular fishing spots like Jaapse Ba, The Blokke, and Castle Rock. There are several caves to the east of Castle Rock that invite exploration. Lake Brenton offers a jetty and ramp for boats and canoes.

The Fisherman’s Walk is a romantic and scenic clifftop trail where dolphins and whales are often seen bathing in the bay. The very blue waters and white sand will take the stress out of the week. It is a great opportunity to get closer to nature. The beach is mainly surrounded by the Goukamma nature reserve. Brenton-on-Sea’s Blue Flag accredited beach allows visitors to walk safely for miles while enjoying the natural beauty of the area.

For a lagoon cruise getaway, head to Knysna Sunset Cruise. Sit back and enjoy the tranquility aboard the Oyster ship. Sip wine and enjoy fresh local oysters on this relaxing boat cruise as you slowly admire the splendor of the Knysna Lagoon, especially the African sunset over the lagoon. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine and fresh local oysters as the Oyster boat slowly cruises the lagoon to Knysna Heads. The sunset cruise is a fully guided cruise and includes a glass of white wine and three fresh oysters per person. You are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks as they are not provided on board the sunset cruise. Remember your camera to capture the exotic souvenirs, sunscreen, sun hat, and windbreaker, in case it’s cold as you approach Knysna Heads.

The Protea Hotel Knysna Quay awaits you for a luxurious and peaceful stay, on the Knysna Quays waterfront, overlooking Knysna Heads and the Indian Ocean. The magnificent Knysna Lagoon is located on the front steps of this elegant hotel, which offers 123 spacious rooms, comprising 70 lagoon-facing rooms, 20 standard double rooms, 30 standard double rooms, two handicap rooms and one executive suite, suitable for both leisure and business travelers. Protea hotel Quays offers travelers a home away from home, with spacious rooms with breathtaking views that any traveler would enjoy on the warm Indian Ocean. Recognized as the perfect vacation destination, equally relaxing and comfortably elegant, Protea Hotel Quays promises a luxurious and peaceful stay on the Knysna Quay waterfront. In addition to the lagoon on your doorstep, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays is located within walking distance of the city center and has a variety of activities and attractions for your stay. Relax and enjoy the splendor of Knysna through your room’s wall-to-floor French windows with a glass of wine as you watch the magical African sunset.

You can take a troll to the pool and relax in the afternoon at leisure in the pool lounges or swim in the heated outdoor pool located on a uniquely designed deck with panoramic views of the lagoon. With the elegant Protea Hotel Quays as your little paradise in this paradise, you are sure to have the most serene stay you have ever had in paradise.

Enjoy a spa getaway at Pezula Spa & Gym for absolute tranquility and total relaxation and let yourself be transported to another world. This magnificent spa has magnificent facilities such as a gym, heated indoor pool, sauna, hot or cold rain shower, hairdressing and manicure studio, natural juices, snack bar and cappuccino, therapy and treatment rooms. Begin your spa journey among other treatments with a full-body exfoliation with indigenous ingredients, followed by an African body massage combining oil and hot volcanic stones from the unforgettable Matombo experience, perfect for stress relief, detoxification and relaxation. Escape for a rejuvenating massage with your in-house wellness therapist, including a variety of treatments such as reflexology and aromatherapy sessions for total relaxation during your spa visit.

For an out-of-this-world gourmet getaway, head to The Orchid Room restaurant. The Orchid Room restaurant at the Simola Hotel offers a dining experience that is sure to please even the most demanding customer. With views stretching across the most beautiful view of Knysna’s magical lagoon and the famous Knysna Heads, as well as the golf course and outdoor pool, one can be forgiven for spending more time than usual dining.

The à la carte menu is seasonal and uses the best fresh local and imported ingredients. A wide variety of tastes are catered for, with dishes designed to delight any palate. The Sunday lunch buffet is a local favorite with a wide variety of starters and salads, delicious entrees and carvery, and delectable desserts. The restaurant has a sushi bar with wrap-around counter where customers can watch the sushi chef prepare this authentic

Japanese cuisine, while Teppanyaki is offered for guests with less adventurous tastes. Complementing this fine dining dinner is a distinctive selection of wines from their award-winning wine list, a wide variety available, that is sure to pair well with any meal chosen. There is the opulent sophistication of Sir Roy Bar, where you can sit back and sip on the finest whiskeys or experience the finest aged cognacs on offer.

Stress-free transportation service is available from Europcar Rental: Located at the Caltex Quay 1 seafront service station, Europcar is your efficient and convenient transportation solution in and around Knysna. For all your travel needs 24/7 with luxurious and affordable vehicles to move freely and efficiently around Knysna, offering tour, pick-up or chauffeured delivery services. Europcar Caltex docks have a wide range of vehicles in all budget options, you can reserve a car or reserve a driver, the choice is yours.