Things to do in Knysna

Magic Lagoon Charters offers a unique activity for visitors to Knysna. Experience the breathtaking beauty of the area while taking a boat tour on the famous Knysna Lagoon. Enjoy sightings of wildlife and explore the surrounding natural beauty, including the famous Knysna Heads. The knowledgeable crew will guide you on this unforgettable journey, making it a must-do for anyone looking for things to do in Knysna. Book your tour today for a truly magical experience.

Wooden River

12 Pax
Classic & Classy

Explore Knysna in our 104-year-old Thames River Launch which we imported from London to its Knysna home in 2019. Built from solid mahogany and designed to seat up to twelve passengers in absolute comfort. It has an open and covered area for you to enjoy the sun or sit in the shade.  Built in 1919, Coquette, meaning flirty, is an antique and the oldest operating vessel in Africa. Explore the lagoon, see the Knysna Heads up close and personal, all the while sipping on chilled bubbly or a selection of Knysna gin available at our fully licensed bar on pre-order. A historical experience.


Classic Wooden Motor Boat

9 Pax
Stunning & Stylish

A Vintage Champagne Cruiser, Pamela is perfect for exploring the entire lagoon from the red bridge to the Knysna heads. Built from solid mahogany she has space for nine people, includes a bowrider and we take it slow on the lagoon. Our “James Bond” boat, her beautiful lines and rich varnished wood makes her perfect for photos. Spoil yourself with our variety of drinks at our fully licensed bar on pre-order.
The smallest licenced pub in South Africa!


Spacious Motor Yacht

10 Pax – Min 4
Cruise like the Gods

A Luxury Motor Yacht, Olympic Flame is perfect for romantic and private cruises, events and birthdays.. Equipped with a cabin, toilet, kitchenette, and sundeck she is perfect for anchoring at the heads for the afternoon. Immerse yourself in this festive yacht experience, go swimming or suntan on the deck. Music on the water is perfectly paired with a toast of champagne, delicious platters (available on pre-order), laughter or even dancing to the occasion. The ultimate yacht excursion with family and friends. Let the fun begin!


East Heads

East Head Café is more than just a café or coffee shop, it is a local Landmark where family and friends have a good time with good food and casual wine enjoying life. Situated on the rocks of the Eastern Head.

Elephant Park

The Knysna Elephant Park (est. 1994) was the first facility in South Africa to house and care for orphaned African elephants. Over the last twenty years, the park has cared for and raised more than forty elephants. 

Garden Route National Park

The Garden Route National Park is a national park in the Garden Route region of the Western and Eastern Cape. It is a coastal reserve well known for its indigenous forests, dramatic coastline, and the Otter Trail.


Tripadvisor No 1 Seafood Restaurant in Knysna. Best value seafood restaurant in Knysna.

Knysna Featherbed Nature Reserve

Featherbed Nature Reserve is a unique 150h private Nature Reserve, encompassing the whole of the Western Head of Knysna and one of South Africa’s unique Natural Heritage Sites.

Wild Oats
Farmer's Market

This multiple award-winning WILD OATS Community Farmers’ Market is located on the outskirts of the tiny coastal town of Sedgefield. Every Saturday 8-noon.