Paradise Found Accommodation in Knysna
Accommodation with a Heavenly view of Knysna Lagoon

Travel and tour guide for walks, hikes, trails, swimming and other activities


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Whale watching from Brenton-on-sea only 12km from Knysna
Sun sinks into Buffalo Bay. A stunning view from Brenton-on-sea

This tiny church is still in use today
The little church in Belvidere
Consecrated in 1855

Mineshaft at Millwood mine
Entrance to mine shaft at Millwood. Nearby is a museum of old mine gear

On the Western side of the lagoon 12km from Knysna is Brenton-on-sea (Map D2) with it's wonderful view across Buffalo Bay (Map D1). It's a good spot for watching whales and dolphins.The beach is very popular, as is the 3km hike along the un-spoilt coastline to the little holiday hamlet of Buffelsbaai (Buffalo Bay).
On the way to Brenton stop off at Belvidere (Map D2) and visit the quaint stone church one of the smallest in South Africa. The graveyard is the last resting place of many of the pioneers of Knysna.
On the Eastern outskirts of Knysna is the road to Noetzie (10km from Knysna) (Map D3) a holiday settlement on the coast where a number of residents have built stone castle-like dwellings. There is a very nice sandy beach and a small lagoon at the end of a steep but easy walk down to the seashore.
Opposite the turnoff to Noetzie is the road to Uniondale. About 20km along this road is the Diepwalle Forest Station (Map B3) which has some enjoyable walks through the indigenous forest. Although you are unlikely to encounter a Knysna elephant you will see another giant of the forest the giant Yellowwood tree.
For the avid bird watcher the areas around Knysna are hard to beat. In the early mornings the indigenous forests are alive with sounds and songs.
Travel back in time to Knysna's gold rush (1880's) (Map A1 A2 )and visit Millwood and Jubilee Creek (34km)  where fortunes were made and lost overnight.

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Photographs © Chris Daly APSSA(Vers)

Noetzie castle 10 km from KNYSNA
Noetzie is famous for it's stone "castles"

See giant yellowwoods on Diepwalle forest walk and perhaps ann eliphant too
Canopy of giant trees provides cool shade on forest walks 

Ideal picnic spot at Jubilee Creek
Jubilee Creek has a lovely picnic spot on the banks of a small stream

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