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  • Coastal Hiking

  • Mountain Biking

  • Beaches

  • Forest Hiking

  • Gardenroute Golf Holiday

  • Kanu Tours


Activities and Excursions

Knysna is the ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route. The area is called the "Garden of Eden" and offer a lot of leisure amenities for everyone from the very adventurous to those who prefer a relaxing holiday. The town itself is nestled in the shores of the Knysna lagoon between the Indian Ocean and the surrounding forests at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains.

We gladly assist with planning your trips, arrange bookings or reservation and provide additional information about the activities.




The best golf courses along the Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa The Garden Route is a golfer's paradise and the mild climate makes it a ideal golf holiday destination throughout the year. 11 famous golf courses can be found within a radius of 120 km. Whether professional players, amateur or beginner, you will find the right place and with 3 beautiful golf courses Knysna offers a good base for your golf holiday.Littlewood Garden offers the ideal golf accommodation for golfers and golf...


The best walks and hiking trails along the Garden Route Knysna is surrounded by numerous hiking trails in the indigenous forest, in the mountains and coastal trails. Whether you want to take a short and easy walk to challanging day tours, the area offers somthing for every taste. We love to hike and have lots of insider tips for your hiking holiday.


The best beaches around Knysna and the Garden Route Knysna is surrounded by beautiful pristine beaches and secluded bays that makes it ideal for swimming, surfing, beach walks, water sport activities or relaxation. Although Knysna itself is situated on the Knysna Lagoon, many beautiful beaches can be easy reached by car.

Water Activities

Through the tranquil waters of the picturesque Knysna Lagoon, surrounding lakes and rivers, estuaries and the Indian Ocean there are numerous water sport activities such as boat tours, sailing tours, sunset-cruises, canoeing, surfing, kite-surfing, waterski, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Mountain Bike

Knysna Surrounding is famous for its incredible mountain biking trails and offers easy riding, intermediate off-road and challenging singletrack rides. More information and cycle hire under: Knysna Cycle Works.  

Wildlife Viewing & Safari

There are many opportunities to get to know the South African wildlife closer and take a guided safari. Experience the Knysna elephants close up or visit one of the many wildlife sanctuarys and animal encounters.


Knysna is situated on the Cape Birding Route and the Eden District and Garden Route Nationalpark are internatinally renowned as a top tourist destination. The spectacular land- and seascapes, impressive indigenous forests, mountain passes with fynbosh vegetation and a variey of lakes, rivers and estuaries makes for an exceptional bird life with over 220 species of birds. In the mudflats of Knysna Lagoon rare water birds can be observed and the indigenous forest are home to many rare birds such...

Nature Reserves

Knysna is situated in a natural paradise in the heart of the Garden Route National Park and surrounded by numerous small nature reserves. It offers steep cliffs and wide beaches, secluded bays and valleys, canyons and mountain ranges, extensive forests, lakes, rivers and estuaries. Discover this stunning and diverse landscape with its rich flora and explore the wide variety of the cape floral kingdom.  

Adventure & Action

The Garden Route offers holidays with adventure and action for every taste, whether sports enthusiasts or Adrenalinjunkeys as well as activities for families with children. From Abseiling, Bungee Jumping, Blackwatertubing, Horse Riding and Horse Safaries, Elephant Back Safari, Paragliding, Skydiving, Quad Biking, Kloofing and so much more....  

Romantic Holidays & Marriages

Knysna with its beautiful surroundings is one of South Africa's most romantic destinations and an ideal getaway and destination for your wedding, honeymoon, anniversery or romantic holiday.

Wellness and Spa

Take some time off for yourself or if you need some relaxation or wellness and spa treatments after a long trip we will be happy to recommend some wellness facilities her in Knysna that are easy to reach from Littlewood Garden. Wellness packages are available for reflexology massage, hot stone massage, back or full body massage, manicure or pedicure, hydrotherapy, sauna and much more.  

Shopping and Markets

The Knysna Waterfront Marina and Thesen Island have a nice selection of boutiques and shops and in the centre of Knysna you will find great shopping experience in the Woodmill Lane Centre and Knysna Mall with lots of shops. In the Knysna surroundings there are many farm stalls, art and craft markets, artist villages with a wide range of products from crafts, clothing and home-made delicacies.

Day Trips and Tours

Knysna is the ideal starting point for excursions and tours of the area . Scenic roads run along the coast and as well as in the indigenous forest with hidden picnic areas and many viewpoints will give you unforgettable moments and offer spectacular views of breathtaking scenery.Eastbound experience the wild coastline of the Tsitsikamma region with dense forests , steep slopes and rugged valleys and cliffs, fynbosh plateaus, the beautiful Natures Valley, unspoilt beaches and safari...


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