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Holiday Rentals In Knysna, South Africa

Aug 6, 2008
The South African town of Knysna is a great destination for a holiday property rental and has something for everyone.

The town, which is in South Africa's Western Cape Province, is part of the country's Garden Route and is located on the banks of a beautiful lagoon. Forests, lakes and beautiful beaches surround Knysna and make it a perfect base in which to explore the town itself and the surrounding area.

Knysna offers its visitors plenty to see and do. There are good shopping facilities (look out for wooden ornaments and furniture made from local forest timber), a great selection of places to eat, some fantastic outdoor activities available and an abundance of beautiful landscapes to enjoy.

The stunning scenery - and lovely weather - makes it a particularly ideal natural backdrop for a wide variety of sporting activities around Knysna.

You can go mountain biking in the lush forest, enjoy some deep-sea fishing or, if you're feeling really brave, you can try your hand at abseiling!
If you're into water sports, then be sure to go to Knysna Lagoon. It's a haven for fishing and sailing. The famous Knysna seahorse is also found here and the lagoon is also home to an oyster hatchery!

However, if you're not feeling energetic and you don't want to get wet, then you can take a ferry trip on the lagoon. It's worth doing and you will get a good view of the famous Knysna Heads (the two cliffs which guard the entrance to the lagoon).

While you are in this area, you should visit Featherbed Nature Reserve. You can do a 4-hour trip, which includes a short ferry trip across the lagoon to the beautiful Featherbed Nature Reserve, followed by a fascinating nature drive and an optional guided walk. You can then enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.

Knysna doesn't have a beach, so if you're looking for a nice beach to lie on, you should check out the beautiful sandy beach, Buffalo Bay. It is excellent for safe swimming, too, and is ideal for families. You could also visit during the beach at Brenton-on-Sea, which is great for sunbathing. Others include the beach and estuary at Noetzie and Bollard Bay on Leisure Isle.

Knysna is ideal for a family vacation and boasts some good self-catering accommodation available. Why not take a holiday property rental in this great area of South Africa?

If you've got children in tow, then there are plenty of suitable attractions to keep them entertained.

Be sure to take the kids to Knysna Elephant Park, which is situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. The youngsters will love visiting here as they'll be able to get up close to the elephants and will even get the opportunity to feed the animals too! Or if you'd rather watch the monkeys, head to Monkeyland, which is located at Plettenberg Bay. What is so unique about Monkeyland is that it is the world's first multi-species free-roaming primate sanctuary. It is a fascinating experience as you are taken on a guided monkey safari. Next door to Monkeyland is Birds of Eden, which boasts the world's largest dome with an amazing free flight bird sanctuary. It's a great opportunity for visitors to see a large variety of birds which are able to live in a safe haven and natural environment.

This area of South Africa has so much to offer its visitors of all ages and tastes. Whether you're looking for a sporting holiday, a relaxing break or a fun-filled family vacation, Knysna and the surrounding area has it all.
About the Author
Karen Waller is a destination rep for Self Property Rental, http://www.selfpropertyrental.com offering a wide selection of holiday rentals Knysna, South Africa!
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