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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
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“Stunning venue, with great views, great place for a afternoon lunch and drink”
  • 93 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Wonderful artisan bakery, great food & coffee, get there early for breakfast to avoid queues ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“One of Knysa'S favourite restaurants. Great atmosphere and awesome setting next to the water. Should be your no 1 restaurant to visit. Great selection of food. accessible by private boat, on foot, by bicycle or car. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Not only serves a good fish but also has a lovely deli and bakery inside, as well as a interesting gift shop. Definitely worth a visit. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The Knysna Heads are both the eastern and western peninsula ends that embrace the waters of the Knysna Estuary. The eastern head has a visitor friendly view point looking down on the entrance of the estuary meeting the sea. Many ships transporting wood have gone under due to a sharp rock formation which cannot be seen. The infamous Paquita is still there, making it an attractive sight amongst divers.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This makes a nice day out when the weather is perhaps not ideal for the beach.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“OK...In all honesty I am not a big shopper in terms of generic malls. But in this center you will find both parking and most of what you require. Woolworths and Spar are in close proximity for groceries. If you ask me for what you are looking for in terms of shopping, I will point you in the right direction. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fresh seafood in a rustic style atmosphere - bench tables set in sea sand. Steaks and ribs also available ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Italian, Seafood, Sushi, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Open 11:30am till late · Seven days a week The lagoon side restaurant is situated on the water's edge on Thesen Island. Sirocco is a the perfect restaurant for lunch and dinner, great views, friendly service and great food. They are next door to Knysna Charters so after a Sunset Cruise or a mid-morning cruise, you could move into a meal....the perfect day.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Nature
“The famous Featherbeds and Nature Reserve accessible by private boat or one of the ferry's. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This quaint Italian restaurant is situated on the edge of the water at the Knysna Waterfront. This family-owned restaurant brings the best of Italian cuisine to the Garden Route. The menu has plenty to offer, not forgetting the perfect Espresso to end a great meal!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Women's Store
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“One of SA' top retailers, we’re known for our wide choice of high quality clothing, food, home-ware and beauty products, offering real value for money.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Cafe
“Best Pork Belly in Town. Wonderful Cocktails, sitting on waters edge. A 3 minute boat ride form Huck Finn, Houseboat”
  • 19 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Golf Estate, Hotel and spa! 1 of the best golf courses and highly recommended. pre booking essential. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Transportation
“Great restaurants, shopping and site seeing. Highly recommended spot to visit if you wantb to experience some hussle and bussle in Knysna. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Local golf course, great for family fun and experienced golfer, within walking distance from mySuite”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Stunning venue, with great views, great place for a afternoon lunch and drink”
  • 93 locals recommend
Bakery
“Wonderful artisan bakery, great food & coffee, get there early for breakfast to avoid queues ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“One of Knysa'S favourite restaurants. Great atmosphere and awesome setting next to the water. Should be your no 1 restaurant to visit. Great selection of food. accessible by private boat, on foot, by bicycle or car. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Not only serves a good fish but also has a lovely deli and bakery inside, as well as a interesting gift shop. Definitely worth a visit. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Fresh seafood in a rustic style atmosphere - bench tables set in sea sand. Steaks and ribs also available ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Italian, Seafood, Sushi, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Open 11:30am till late · Seven days a week The lagoon side restaurant is situated on the water's edge on Thesen Island. Sirocco is a the perfect restaurant for lunch and dinner, great views, friendly service and great food. They are next door to Knysna Charters so after a Sunset Cruise or a mid-morning cruise, you could move into a meal....the perfect day.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This quaint Italian restaurant is situated on the edge of the water at the Knysna Waterfront. This family-owned restaurant brings the best of Italian cuisine to the Garden Route. The menu has plenty to offer, not forgetting the perfect Espresso to end a great meal!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cafe
“Best Pork Belly in Town. Wonderful Cocktails, sitting on waters edge. A 3 minute boat ride form Huck Finn, Houseboat”
  • 19 locals recommend

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