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History of Knysna - Meet the Thesens

Many visitors to Knysna know about Thesen Island. This upmarket, luxury island in the middle of the Knysna lagoon is home to numerous hotels and apartments, including our very own Thesen Harbour Town Apartments, a variety of boutique stores, and some of the best restaurants on the Garden Route.  But few people know where Thesen […]

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The 10 best restaurants in Knysna

The gem of the Garden Route, Knysna is a coastal town with popular local eateries that provide plenty of dining options for visitors needing refreshment or seeking a local dining experience. From quaint coffee shops to specialty seafood, there is a spot to satisfy even the most well-travelled foodies. Here at Beautiful Knysna Villas, we […]

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The best shopping spots in Knysna and surrounds

Knysna is a compulsory stop on South Africa’s Garden Route. There is an endless list of things to do in Knysna, from golfing at some of the country’s best courses, birding in the forests and wetlands, biking, hiking, and walking in the natural landscapes, to lazing around on magnificent Blue Flag beaches.  However, we also […]

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Unique activities to do on the Garden Route with kids

Knysna and the Garden Route are the ideal family holiday destinations. With many beautiful beaches, endless forests, and majestic mountains, this is a natural playground for adventurers, both big and small. But little minds need constant entertainment, and children are always looking for something exciting to do. Thankfully, when you’re done with the beaches, waterfalls, […]

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The best Garden Route beaches

The Garden Route is one of the most popular coastal routes in Southern Africa. From Mossel Bay to Knysna and on to Port Elizabeth, the coast is dotted with gorgeous beaches. Whether you like to swim, surf, kayak, kitesurf, whale watch, build sandcastles or simply laze in the sun, the shores of the Garden Route […]

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Golfing in the Garden Route

The Garden Route is famous for its green spaces, from rugged mountain valleys to untouched forests, but there is another kind of green space that also attracts many travelers to the region - the area’s fantastic golf courses! The Garden Route is home to more than 25 golf courses that attract golfers, from amateurs to […]

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How to stay fit in Knysna

Many move to Knysna and the Garden Route in search of a different life, often this means a life more connected with the outdoors and the natural world. Of course, what this means is that Knysna has a big fitness community, with all sorts of outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and kayaking available. For active […]

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Every day is Earth Day in the Garden Route

Every year on the 22nd of April, Earth Day is celebrated around the world. Many important events have been celebrated on this day since it was first established in 1970, including the recent signing of the Paris Agreement, a binding international treaty on climate change. The day was created to drive meaningful action towards protecting […]

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Why you should consider a remote working getaway in Knysna

One good thing about our world being turned upside down may be that many of us now find ourselves working from home. And this brings with it a whole lot of opportunities! If you can now work from anywhere you want then Knysna may just be the perfect spot for your working holiday staycation! All […]

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Meet the glorious 'Knysna Heads'

The magnificent Garden Route is a must-do for anyone visiting South Africa and without doubt, its crowning glory is the popular lagoon and seaside town of Knysna. The iconic backdrop to beautiful Knysna are the famous Heads – two large headlands that flank this remarkable place where the Knysna estuary meets the sea. Standing like […]

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