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Wine & Dine

Knysna is a coastal city and in most restaurants fresh fish and seafood is offered. Ask the waiter/waitress of the "Catch of the Day" or "Line Fish". Knysna is also famous for its wild and cultivated oysters.

Here is a selection and restaurants that we recommend to our guests:

Cafe Restaurant

At the foot of the Knysna Heads with breathtaking views of the Knysna lagoon. The ideal place to to start the day with breakfast, or stop off after visiting the Knysna Heads for lunch.

25 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6570
Tel. 044 384 0933

WEB: East Head Cafe

Opening times: daily from 8:00h bis 15:30h
Menue: Menue Card

Italian Cuisine

Authentic Italian Restaurant/Cafe' for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner gastronomically infuses the palate with traditional Italian cuisine. Excellent pastas and pizzas, as well as fish & seafood dishes and Mediterranean cuisine.

at the Corner of Hedge Street and Gordon Street, Knysna 6570 (near Waterfront Drive)
Tel. 044 382 7250

Opening times: daily from 7:30h bis 22:00h

Country Restaurant and Pub - Pizzeria, Steakhouse, Burger Restaurant

This historic place was the old stables of the Knysna society of the 19th Century and is now a restaurant and a bush pub with a beer garden with wood fired pizza oven, and a simple menu. Friday Evening and Sunday afternoon plays live music for entertainment and a playground for children is also available.

18 George Rex Drive, Knysna 6570
Tel. 044 384 0493

Web: blend

Pub & Restaurant

Cosy pub, simple but good food. Here you can taste the locally brewed beers from the Mitchell's Brewery.

George Rex Drive, 6571 Knysna
Tel. 044 382 6276

WEB: Bosun's Pub


Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy your stay on the quays of Thesen Island and choose from a selection of Tapas (small dishes) from varous parts of the world, like sushi, fish and seafood dishes or some oysters. Sometimes during the week and weekends you can relax and enjoy live music by a glass of wine, a great cocktails or a mug of cold draftbeer from the Mitchells brewery.

Th 29, Thesen Island, Knysna 6571
Tel: 044 382 7196

Web: 34 Tapas & Oysters

Opening times: daily from 11:00h bis 23:00h
Menue: Menue Card


Situated on the water's edge of Knysna's quays at Thesen Harbour Island. Fish & Seafood dishes, pizza & pasta, meat dishes, sushi, vegetarian food. Enjoy the sunset on the veranda with cocktails and fresch draftbeers from the Mitchell's Brevery.

TH28, Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571
Tel. 044 382 4874

Web: Sirocco

Opening time: daily from 12:00h bis late
Menue: Menue Card

Special Service: Our guests get offered a complimentary shuttle service in the evening, so you can relax and have some good wine or cocktails or beer with your dinner and don't have to worry about driving back later.

Seafood Restaurant, Sushi Bar und Deli Shop

From fresh fish & seafood dishes, various meat dishes, different variations of sushi and vegetarian dishes, this restaurant covers a wide range of international cuisine. The restaurant is located on the pier at the Knysna Waterfront behind Mario's Italian restaurant next to the quay of the "Springtide Charters".

Shop 19, Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6571
Tel: 044 382 7331

WEB: 34° South - The Market

Opening times: daily from 9:00h bis 22:00h
Menue: Menue Card


Fish and seafood specialties, pasta, meat (such as fillet of venison, for example, ostrich, kudu or springbok) and excellent desserts. The restaurant is located on the pier of the Knysna Waterfront with views to the Knysna Yacht Club, a picturesque view over the Knysna lagoon and the yacht harbor.

Shop 1, Knysna Waterfront, Knysna 6571
Tel. 044 382 7310

WEB: Dry Dock Food Company

Opening times: daily from 12:00h – 22:00h
Menue: Menue Card

Restaurant & Cafe

Fisch & Seafood Gerichte, Modern styled cuisine

Remembrance Drive, Knysna Waterfront

Tel. 044 382 1693


Floating Restaurant

The Paddle Cruiser is South Africa's only paddle-driven vessen and offers a unique and unforgettable experience of the Knysna Lagoon.

Enjoy your menue and a drink while cruising with unique paddle-drien vessel on the Knysna Lagoon to the Knysna Heads.

The Paddle Cruiser leaves from the Featherbed terminus at the Cruise Cafe to a 1,5 hour lunchtime and a 2 hour dinner cruise. The boat have 2 decks, each deck with a bar and the capacity for more as 100 passengers.

Departure point: Featherbed Ferry Terminus, Remembrance Drive, Waterfront Knysna
Departure time:  13:00 for the lunch cruise, dinner cruise 17:45 (Winter); 18:15 Dinner Cruise (Summer)

Tel: 044 382 1693

WEB: Featherbed Paddle Cruiser


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