Cape Point and Wine Route
Discover a wonderfully different Knysna, see her colourful townships and experience her essence. Lined with small boutiques and shops, the N2 passes directly through the town of Knysna en route to the Eastern Cape and beyond. Approaching from the Cape Town side by a narrow causeway; built on a natural lagoon, the town of Knysna is surrounded on all sides by hills and mountains covered with lush indigenous vegetation. The lagoon setting, which is now a protected marine reserve, is home to the extraordinary seahorse and over 200 hundred other fish species. While dolphins are year round visitors, it is possible to view a part of the migratory route of numerous whale species during the months of August and September. By renting a houseboat, youare provided with not only unique accommodation but also an ideal opportunity to explore the town and surrounding area in a way that is entirely different.
The name Knysna is a Khoi word but it is still uncertain as to what it exactly means. It could mean 'place of wood', or it could mean 'fern leaves', but its most probably refers to the famed Knysna heads that virtually enclose the town. Knysna is natural paradise of lush indigenous forestry on the banks of a breath taking lagoon surrounded by golden beaches.