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How To Reach Knysna

Planning A Trip To Knysna? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Knysna

Knysna is a delightful town that allures a truckload of tourists thanks to its constant shoreline, refreshing lakes, and vibrant wilderness. Situated along the banks of the Knysna Lagoon, this town acts as a concealed nature reserve that nurtures several aquatic species within the surrounding oceanic waters.


The fastest way to reach Knysna is by boarding a flight to the nearest airport in the city. Knysna enjoys excellent connectivity to domestic hubs. However, tourists entering in from international quarters need to first get to Johannesburg and then book a flight to the local airport at George town. Let us look at some of the travel options available to reach Knysna.

By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Knysna
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George Airport lies closest to Knysna, located around 65 km away from the city. For domestic visitors, this airport provides excellent connectivity to major South African cities such as Bloemfontein, Cape Town, and Johannesburg. Domestic carriers plying through this route include FlySafair, AirLink, and CemAir. International visitors can first ply to the O. R. Tambo International Airport at Johannesburg and then board a connecting flight to George Airport. Major international airlines such as Etihad Airways and British Airways connect cities such as Paris, Munich, London, and New York to the O. R. Tambo International Airport.

By Road

By Road:  How To Reach Knysna
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The N2 national highway of South Africa offers functional connectivity between Knysna and the neighboring cities of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. This highway makes its way through Mossel Bay, Caledon, George, Swellendam, and Somerset West to finally arrive at Knysna. Other areas of the country that enjoy interconnection to Knysna through the national highway include Mthatha, Port Shepstone, East London, Durban, Humansdorp, Piet Retief, and Empangeni. Several private bus transporters operate vehicles along this route, providing tourists with ample options to make their way to the desired destination.

Getting Around

Getting Around:  How To Reach Knysna
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The most suitable way to explore Knysna is either by riding a bicycle through the town or strolling your way through the city's prime tourist spots. To venture into the area overlapping with The Garden Route, visitors can also hire a cab or take up a public minibus. Apart from the minibusses, visitors can opt to use the vehicles provided by private transporters across the city. You can also choose to hire a taxi and explore the different tourism hotspots within Knysna. DMJ Transport is one of the major transport systems plying in and out of Knysna.

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