Blue flags, best dorpie, and much more

“Visit Knysna takes great pride in our town’s remarkable achievements, showcasing our commitment to excellence and providing an inviting destination for visitors.

Recently honoured with two ‘Blue Flag’ awards for Brenton on Sea and Buffalo Bay beaches, Knysna stands among the finest, eco-friendly coastal destinations globally. Additionally, Thesen Islands and Thesen Harbour Town received Blue Flag recognition in the ‘Marina’ category, making Knysna one of only four South African towns to achieve this status. This seal of quality not only promises pristine waters and immaculate sands but also underscores our dedication to environmental sustainability, safety, and accessibility.

Brenton on Sea Beach

In a recent triumph, Knysna was voted ‘Best Dorpie’ in KFM’s ‘Best of the Cape’ campaign, acknowledging the collaborative efforts of our community. This accolade, presented to Knysna’s Executive Mayor Aubrey Tsengwa and Deputy Mayor Alberto Marbi, reflects our commitment to creating an inviting destination for all.

Buffalo Bay Beach – Blue Flag 23

Our town’s vibrant calendar of events, accessible through the ‘Visit Knysna’ website, offers a diverse range of activities for all ages and interests. Click on to explore a versatile smorgasbord of things to do in the ‘Best Dorpie.’ From cultural festivals to outdoor concerts and family-friendly gatherings, Greater Knysna promises an exciting array of experiences throughout the summer season.

Buffalo Bay Beach

For music enthusiasts, a collection of live acts, including renowned names such as Watershed, Karen Zoid, and Arno Carstens, awaits. December in Knysna provides a healthy platform for fitness enthusiasts, with opportunities for night races, forest trail events, and the ‘Splash’ open water swimming race in the famous Knysna Lagoon.

Retail therapy takes on a holiday flair with flea markets, farmers’ markets, and craft markets aplenty, attracting those seeking unique finds. For a taste of the local scene, indulge in beer, wine, or gin tasting experiences.

Ms. Goya, Manager of Local Economic Development & Tourism at Knysna Municipality, invites visitors to explore the diverse offerings in Greater Knysna, ensuring an unforgettable experience. Visit to plan your next holiday and add your favorite activities to the basket. Discover the best of Knysna and save it for your next visit, where you’re sure to have the time of your life.”

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