Embracing an exquisitely beautiful lagoon and surrounded by ancient forests, Knysna (pronounced ny-znah) is probably the most famous town on the Garden Route. There is no definite discovery of the meaning of its name but most consider it derived from the Khoisan word for ‘fern’. Locals and regular visitors sometimes refer to her as ‘Nice-Naa’. Knysna is considered by many to be the prettiest town in South Africa. The lagoon is popular with sailing enthusiasts, and there are plenty of boat trips on offer. Knysna, on the Garden Route, offers an eclectic mix of attractions and activities…
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