If you’re keen for a leisurely day, head into Knysna to explore the array of little shops and scrumptious restaurants that our bustling town has to offer. Take a short drive down the National road and you’ll encounter African arts and crafts and quirky local wooden furniture. Friday evening and Saturday morning is the time to visit the local farmers’ marketswhere friends and family meet and greet. For those who would like a bit of pampering, indulge in a treatment at one of the world-class spas nearby.
A sunset sailing excursion take your fancy? Whale watching?
The Garden Route is home to a number of bird and animal sanctuaries; Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Eagle Encounters, The Knysna Elephant Park and Tenikwa Wild Cat Education Centre are all just down the road.
In the heart of the Garden Route, Knysna is perfectly positioned for you to easily explore all the adventure & activities that the area has to offer. Some of these include: Elephant-back riding; bungy jumping.
Aside from the beautiful lagoon and exquisite scenery that you’ll take in around Knysna’s bustling town, there are numerous wonderful beach, forest and cliff top walks in the Garden Route & surrounding reserves including the Tsitsikamma, home to the world-famous Otter Trail. Knysna also offers a host of activities such as golfing, ocean safaris, & sailing.
Just let us know what and when and we’ll gladly make those reservations for you.
Leisure Isle is a suburb thick with vegetation that is home to a large variety of birds. Burchell’s coucals, weavers, oriels, drongos, hadedas, sunbirds & the occasional Knysna loerie (touraco) all visit the gardens of Amanzi Island Lodge. In the shallow waters surrounding Leisure Island you’ll spot egrets, kingfishers, cormorants, plovers, herons and spoonbills.
Surrounded by soft white sand and washed by the ebb and flow of the Indian Ocean, Amanzi Island Lodge occupies prime position on the idyllic landscape in the Knysna lagoon. In this tranquil environment you cannot help but wind down and relax.
Laze at the lodge
At the lodge you can enjoy a dip in our private swimming pool in the garden, where you’ll be visited by the local birds. Leisure Isle is a suburb thick with vegetation that is home to a large variety of birds: Burchell’s coucals, weaver birds, oriels, drongos, hadeda ibis, sunbirds & the occasional Knysna loerie.
Amanzi has a wide selection of books for you to enjoy, so sit back in our comfortable guest lounge and page through the coffee table books or swap one of your paper backs with one from our library.