Visit a large Rastafarian community outside Knysna at a place called Judah Square.
At the end of South Africa's Garden Route, in the Western Cape province, is the forested town of Knysna which grew around an extensive lagoon.
Experience an echanted feel of Driving in a Wood cutter country.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The summer months between October and April are the most popular.
Knysna's most famed attraction is the Knysna Heads, the treacherous entry into the Knysna lagoon where many an ancient sailing vessel met its doom.
The Featherbed Nature Reserve pays homage to the richness of fauna and flora that Knysna has to offer on the southern head, while the northern head forms part of the sprawling residential development that is Knysna.
The nearby Knysna Elephant Park is home to relocated jumbo families, while Monkeyland primate sanctuary a little further down the N2 does the same for tree-loving species.
Dolphins are often viewed offshore, while southern right whales pay seasonal visits to the shores of the Paradise Coast. A dolphin-spotting boat trip might include a stop off at the Robberg Peninsula near Plettenberg Bay to visit a noisy seal colony.
Knysna has accommodation to suit all pockets.Stay on a houseboat on the lagoon, a forest lodge near the beach, a log cabin in the forest, a Cape mansion, a hotel on the main road or guest houses.
Venture a little out of town and head north to reach the Garden Route National Park and take in the beautiful scenery of the Wilderness region, a suspension bridge and the gastronomy of the Route.
Tired of visiting Cape Town every year, why not opt for Knysna.
Exellet for a short Family family break.