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Knysna Quays

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The Knysna Quays in South AFrica is one of our favorite places to visit when we are on the Garden Route. The quays, which are right next to the Knysna lagoon are pleasant and safe to walk around, have some nice shops and some lovely restaurants.

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A: JJ's Restaurant at the Knysna Waterfront

by John Gore, 30 meters away

JJ's Restaurant is open every evening from 6pm, and features not only great food, but also fascinatin...

JJ's Restaurant at the Knysna Waterfront

B: Knysna Log-Inn

by John Gore, 420 meters away

The Knysna Log-Inn Hotel is a multi award winning Hotel, centrally situated in the town of Knysna. Th...

Knysna Log-Inn

C: Oldies Restaurant and Pub

by John Gore, 480 meters away

Directly across the road from the Knysna Log-Inn and next door to the Gray Wood Hotel, Oldies Restaur...

Oldies Restaurant and Pub

D: Knysna Tourism Office

by John Gore, 730 meters away

Knysna Tourism office is located at 40 Main Street, Knysna. The staff here are very friendly here, an...

Knysna Tourism Office

E: Railway Bridge over the Knysna Lagoon

by John Gore, 850 meters away

The Railway Bridge ove the Knysna Lagoon is well known as part of the route of the famous Outeniqua C...

Railway Bridge over the Knysna Lagoon

F: Oakhill School in Knysna

by John Gore, 1.1 km away

Oakhill is a private School in Knysna with an amaizing view over the Knysna lagoon. Born in ealy 1990...

Oakhill School in Knysna

G: Coveway Street

by Lee Casalena, 1.1 km away

Alongside Coveway Street in Knysna, South Africa. The waterway connects to the main lagoon and is pop...

Coveway Street

H: Jetty

by Lee Casalena, 1.1 km away

Jetty in Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa. This area is popular with canoeists and holidaymakers an...


I: Knysna Houses

by Lee Casalena, 1.4 km away

These houses in Knysna are right on a shore of the lagoon.

Knysna Houses

J: Paradise Found in Knysna

by John Gore, 1.4 km away

Paradise Found offers Bed & Breakfast and Self Catering accommodation in Paradise, Knysna.Wake up...

Paradise Found in Knysna

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