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With many beautiful beaches, endless forests, and majestic mountains, this is a natural playground for adventurers, both big and small. Thankfully, when you’re done with the beaches, waterfalls, and lagoons, there is still plenty more to do.

Browse the activities below and mix and match the activities that appeal to you.

Contact us to tailor an exclusive package for you and your family and friends.
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Experience the ultimate

Golfing in Knysna

Knysna Golf Course Founded in 1909 Knysna Golf Club is one of the country’s oldest, most characterful and cherished golf clubs. It is renowned for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere and its exceptional clubhouse facilities.

The popular 18-hole course features tidal pools and inlets with magnificent indigenous trees and a variety of bird-life in an interesting links/parkland layout. The flat terrain offers easy walking but don’t be deceived - it is an enjoyable but thought-provoking test for players of all levels.
Pezula Championship Course Pezula Championship Course is undoubtedly one of the world’s most beautiful 18 holes.

With sweeping ocean and lagoon views, a round at Pezula is both a sporting and visual experience.

A Top 20 South African ranked course, Pezula’s championship design offers a challenge for the seasoned golfer while still being the perfect day out for any skill level.
Simola Championship Course Simola Golf and Country Estate has firmly cemented its place as one of Africa’s premiere golfing destinations.

The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course was designed by the legend himself and, as the first on the continent and still only one of three in Africa, remains a favorite for professionals, seasoned players and those who enjoy a challenging yet fun game.
Nature and beauty

Knysna Highlights

Scenic Tours from the water Explore the natural beauty the Knysna Lagoon with Knysna Ocean Sailing Charters.

Discover magical bays and coves before navigating through the Knysna Heads out into the open Indian Ocean. Drop anchor for snorkelling and swimming and some ice-cold bubbly and the Oysters that Knysna is famous for.
Private Featherbed Experience For exclusive use guest we offer a unique hike to explore our rugged coastline and enjoy fabulous views on a guided hike through the beautiful Featherbed Reserve where the ocean meets the lagoon

* Option to add a boat transfer and lunch
Whale Watching Get up close and personal with the majestic giants that inhabit our vast and pristine Indian ocean.

These migratory mammals, Southern Right and Humpback whales, grace us with their presence from June to November and a great way to view them showing off their acrobatic skills is onboard with Ocean Odyssey.
Top picks also In the area
  • Explore the Knysna Township with Emzini Tours. Here, there are no high walls dividing neighbours, and people gather in the streets to live a life in communion. Emzini Tours will provide you with a glimpse of this reality, offering insight into the lives of South Africans
  • Zip between ancient trees with Tsitsikamma Tree Canopy Tours
  • Touch and feed these gentle giants at the Knysna Elephant Park
  • Birds of Eden: The worlds biggest free flight aviary - 3,500 birds from over 220 species
  • Monkeyland: The worlds first free roaming multi-species primate sanctuary
For those who can't sit still

Active Knysna

Canyoning / Bouldering / River walking Catering for beginners or intermediates and beyond. Choose your activity and spend a high adrenaline day explore the natural beauty of the Garden Route mountains, rivers and forest. Coastal Walks The Garden Route is famous for it's many walking trails along rugged coastline with jawdropping views, pristine white sandy beaches and deep into the indigenous forest. Choose your preferred difficulty and distance and be astounded. Mountain Biking Guided mountain bike tours on magnificent routes with varied landscapes, beautiful indigenous forest, awesome single track, sea views and loads of downhill fun!

All levels of fitness. Bring your own bikes or use one of ours.
Climbing / Abseiling Great views, river carved ridges and wide open skies. Test your body and be inspired as you explore up close these ancient geological landscapes and natural formations. Trail walking / Running Guided forest, coastal and mountain running. Up to 20 kms of single track, through the forests, or along the the rugged coastine OR bring your boulder hopping legs and prepare to be blown away by the views on a longer mountain run of 20 or 35 km. Kayaking Trips Bring along swimming costume, sandals, towel, hat, and sunblock and enjoy a flat water river experience amidst natures beauty. No rapids and no currents make it enjoyable for everyone from beginners and kids to the experts. Horseriding Find your peace as you and your mount head out into the mystical indigenous forests of the Outeniqua Mountains. Stand up Paddling A refreshing, easy, and exciting way to get in shape and strengthen your core while having fun. SUP is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and touring the Knysna Lagoon and the waterways of Thesen Island is a great introduction to this sport.
What to do


Food: Explore Nutritious and Delicious Get creative and excited about healthy food choices and lifestyle decisions that support a happy, intentional and vital life with our well-known nutrition expert and 'doctor in the kitchen'. Guided Bird Watching Bird watchers should keep an eye out for the green wood-hoopoe, scaly-throated honeyguide, puffback, black sparrowhawk, rock kestrel, Knysna loerie (or turaco), Knysna warbler, Knysna woodpecker, Narina Trogon, orange-breasted sunbird, Cape sugarbird, African emerald cuckoo, red-chested flufftail, buff-spotted flufftail, white-backed night heron, African cuckoo hawk, Eurasian hobby, and the majestic African fish eagle. Private boat trip Explore the lagoon and the waterways of Thesen Island with your experienced guide on hand to share stories. Card Games Bring your skill and luck to the table and join your friends for some fun. We have the cards, board games and tables. You choose your game. Themed Dinners, Quizz nights & Murder Mystery Backstabbing, bribery and blackmail! Sleuthing, scandals and secrets. We have a mystery for you and a night you will never forget! Lawn Games Play Croquet, on the Alkira lawns overlooking spectacular views. (Badminton, Boules and Volleyball can be arranged in addition)
Knysna Activites - Alkira Luxury Lodge & Villa