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Knysna Lagoon

The coast of the city, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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The coast of the city, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

I recently took a cruise on the Knysna Lagoon on the John Benn. The boat takes over 90 people most of whom probably had a great time. However, for me, the trip was a bit long and some of the passengers a little noisy! ....More

Thank vickyed888
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We had a place right on the canal and we took out the canoe all the way out and into the lagoon and the view just takes your breathe away. We did watch out for boats who created wakes although everyone was considerate and when...More

Thank Bgboarder82
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The lagoon makes Knysna. Where the water from the mountains meets the Indian Ocean makes for a serene and beautiful place. A base for water sports.

Thank tommywelltravelled
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Just the most prettiest place that you could ever wish to see. A lovely location to view from any of the viewing areas at the Heads not least with a blue sky background.

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Knysna without it's lagoon will not be of any attraction. It does not matter from which side you admire it, it lends tranquility to the town and there is no other place like that in South Africa. We love to go there and can sit...More

Thank Jeanette K
Reviewed 19 April 2016

You can go up to the eastern head by car and to the western head e.g. by Featherbed Cruise (recommendable, incl. buffet).

Thank 420r_digerb
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The Knysna lagoon is beautiful and an amazement when you consider the sheer volume of water the estuary takes in and pushes out on every tide. The lagoon is well managed, clean and is life to many creatures including the Knynsa Sea Horse. Best position...More

Thank Dordleman
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Visited out is season, it is a very different place during the South African school holidays and best avoided. Despite all of the recent luxury housing development the Laagoon retains its charm. I was sad to hear that the oyster farm had closed due to...More

Thank TJCLeicester
Reviewed 14 April 2016

A great place to take photographs and relax, no many people go up to the heads and marvel at the view. great views will have you looking forward to more.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 11 April 2016

nice little place along the garden route! Always worth stoping buy. Shopping areas are like most place that have a great combo of beautiful scenery and an attractive location

Thank Anthony W
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