Knysna property is situated in a town of scenic beauty, festivals, events, adventure and endangered species... a small town looking to the b... Read More
Knysna property is situated in a town of scenic beauty, festivals, events, adventure and endangered species... a small town looking to the big future! Knysa - one of the prime areas for property in South Africa.
Property in Knysna is highly sought after, and if you’ve ever been fortunate enough to visit this town you’ll know why. Within its idyllic natural setting, the small picturesque town of Knysna emerges as a vibrant mini-metropolis, offering a kaleidoscope of unforgettable experiences. Alive and pulsing, the buzz of international trends mixes with the beat of Africa and creates an unmistakable sense of wonder that cannot be found anywhere else. Knysna real estate truly offers the very best of South Africa's varied cultures.
Knysna is one of the Garden Route's best known travel destinations and is situated between lush forests and the shores of a peaceful estuary. The 21-ha estuary is protected from the sea by the monolithic sandstone 'Heads' that guard the passage through which many trading vessels have sailed into the ocean beyond. The region enjoys a moderate climate all year round and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean means allows for swimming even in winter. The lowest rainfall occurs during the winter with the yearly average being 770mm. The average temperature in January is 26° Celsius and during the winter months of June to August this falls to 18° Celsius. Beaches, lakes, mountains and rivers provide endless opportunities for leisure activities and a variety of outdoor adventures to suit every taste.
Although the Knysna harbor no longer functions as a port, the town holds many reminders of its commercial past. Modern-day Knysna is a vibrant safe haven that has frequently been voted South Africa's favourite town. It is full of creativity and energy and boasts more artists per square meter than any other town in South Africa. Add to this a long and illustrious history of woodcutting, seafaring, gold seeking and timber felling and it is easy to see where this little gem of a town got its character from.
But it’s not only the history and natural beauty that makes buying Knysna houses such an attractive option. Knysna is also about enjoying life and caters for a wide variety of clientele with everything from exclusive boutiques to colourful home décor shops, art galleries, gift shops, chain stores, deli's and much, much more. The town also boasts a fine selection of accommodation and restaurants - from cosy cafés to top class international eateries. Humpback and Southern Right Whales are to be seen in the coastal waters from May to December; while dolphins and seals are year-round residents, delighting beach-goers with their playful antics. The Knysna Lagoon and surrounding lakes and rivers are the perfect venue to take part in some water sport activities, including small-boat sailing, water-skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, paragliding, windsurfing, fly, as well as rock- and deep sea fishing.
Those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land can enjoy endless walks, hikes, birding- and mountain bike trails, as well as horse riding, quad biking and game viewing tours. Pet an elephant, walk amongst birds and monkeys or head out to the world famous Cango Caves (only an hour away). Over 200 species of bird are to be found in Knysna and its surrounds, making it a birdwatchers paradise.
When it comes to Knysna properties, real estate opportunities vary from flats for R595 000 to mansions (with stunning views!) of R20 million or more. Individual buyers also have access to guest houses; while investors can have a look at security and eco-development. View the Knysna properties currently on sale or browse the array of rental options – there are some great holiday deals!
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