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

Go to Knysna for nature and eco activities



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Magnificent male lion at Botlierskop - king of the big five
Magnificent male lion at Botlierskop Game Farm

Mamas little girl at the Knysna Elephant Park
Ten day old baby elephant at Knysna Elephant Park (27/10/2003)

Raptors for Africa
Raptors for Africa gives you a close-up view of the kings of the air

Knysna may be famous for the Knysna Elephant yet this allusive animal is far from being the only animal attraction the Garden Route has to offer. There are a number of very good Game Farms and reserves where most or all of the Big Five can be viewed from close quarters. And, what's more, this malaria-free area of South Africa, with it's pleasant all year round climate makes adventures into Natures Kingdom a memorable and safe experience.
Two exceptionally good game farms within an hours drive of Knysna are Botlierskop Game Farm just off the N2 between George and Mossel Bay and Buffalo Hills Game Reserve only 35km from Knysna. A wide range of animals including buffalo, rhino, lion, leopard, giraffe and many species of antelope are available. If you are looking for elephant, Knysna Elephant park offer a great opportunity to see these great creatures close-up. Walk with them, touch them and even feed a real African elephant.
Monkeyland lies 46km east of Knysna just off the N2. The guided tours are very informative and are loved by all especially children. Raptors for Africa is next to Monkeyland and gives one an opportunity of handling these magnificent birds.
For the avid bird watcher the area offers a huge variety - sea, estuarine and forest birds.
The Garden Route coastline forms part of South Africa's Whale Route, with some of the best whale spotting vantage points in the world. Various companies offer boat trips to view the whales and dolphins

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Another one of the BIG FIVE a rino at Botlierskop Game Farm
Rhino close-up at Bottlierskop Game Farm

Lar Gibbon monkey at Monkeyland
This Lar Gibbon monkey watches strange human creatures at Monkeyland

Picture taken from the bird hide at Langvlei
Watching cormorants from the bird hide at Langvlei

Paradise Found AA Highly Recommended Accommodation
Monkeyland Tel: 044 5348906
Knysna Elephant Park Tel: 044 5327732
Botlierskop Game Farm Tel: 044 6966055
Buffalo Hills Game Reserve
Tel: 0445359739
Whale Watching Hotline 0800 228 222

Go To Knysna for whale, dolphin and bird watching
Pictorial travel guide to Knysna and the Garden Route