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Knysna

Beaches, lakes, mountains and rivers provide endless opportunity for leisure and outdoor adventure. Within the town, craft shops, flea-markets and cosy cafés beckon with small-town charm and hospitality. The area around Knysna is a veritable Garden of Eden.

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Island Vibe Backpackers Knysna
Knysna is the perfect destination for travellers exploring the Garden Route. Not only is there loads to do in the town, it is also an easy enough distance to other Garden Route attractions to make day trips convenient and fun. Visitors will be thrilled by the many facets of nature they can be experience. Knysna has a lagoon, forest and soaring cliffs called The Knysna Heads. You can spend many languid hours on the rocky trail up the Heads, leading to the breathtaking view from the top.

Island Vibe Knysna is in a convenient spot – right in the centre of town and close to all the interesting places, restaurants, pubs and the waterfront entertainment area. The rooms are comfortable and airy, each with a view of the Heads. Cool off in the sparkling pool and then find yourself drawn to the cosy bar with a pool table. This is the place to meet fellow travellers and tell your tales.

Island Vibe offers day trips to help you get the real flavour of Knysna - beer tasting at the local brewery, meeting a genuine Rasta family in the townships, visiting an oyster farm for a gastronomic feast, canoeing down the river, hiking through the forest and touring the Heads. Plenty more adventure can also be arranged - abseiling, kloofing, diving and beach horse rides.
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ISLAND VIBE BACKPACKERS KNYSNA
Bluesky Backpackers and Lodge
Bluesky Backpacker & Lodge is an upmarket hostel (clean), and caters for young and older travellers...

offering dorms or more exclusive double twin or queen ensuite (or share) shower/bathrooms. On the hill just above town, it has wonderful lagoon and sunset views from its wide entertainment verandas.
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BLUESKY BACKPACKERS AND LODGE
Elalini Backpackers
Elalini Backpackers, also referred to as “The Village” is situated at Goukamma Station, close to Goukamma Nature Reserve and Buffalo Bay (surfer’s paradise).  It is hidden (but can be found!) just off the N2 between Sedgefield and Knysna.  It offers its visitors a farmer’s style village setting in the heart of nature. 

Accommodation is kept rustic and simple, but cosy, to enhance the traveller’s experience of a rural, peaceful elalini (place of rest).  However, the vibe is lively and energetic, with fires burning at night and chattering and laughter extending into the beautiful days under African skies. 

The Rustic Tracks Coffee Shop/Diner form an integral part of Elalini, with beautiful views of the rusty train tracks where the Outeniqua Choo Choo used to operate in breathtaking surroundings.  Tucked against a forested hillside is a Mexican-inspired Cantina that’s just the place to relax on the deck, sip on a refreshing drink or a localy brewd beer and enjoy an authentic meal or any meal of your choice from the extensive menu.
 
Come and experience Elalini Backpackers village for yourself.
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Jembjo's Knysna
Lodge and Backpackers
For a little bit of luxury that is kind on your pocket, our boutique backpackers offers exactly that. Tucked away in the heart of the Garden Route – Here at Jembjo’s we take pride in making you feel at home. We are both experienced travellers with a wealth of knowledge in travel & tourism in Africa and as owners / operators we know how important a friendly face & a comfortable atmosphere are...

In our opinion, there is no better place to experience this than in Knysna.... simply a little bit of paradise & is ‘South Africa’s best kept secret’. So come check it out!

We have a range of accommodation to offer... from Dorm beds, twin/double/triple/family rooms & en-suite rooms. We offer 'basic' self-cook complimentary breakfasts consisting of eggs, toast, jams, fresh fruit & unlimited tea/coffee throughout your stay with us. There is a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, as well as a communal ‘BBQ/Braii’ area. We also offer free wi-fi & full DSTV.

We are ideally located just a 2 minute walk from the Knysna ‘Waterfront’ & the bustling little town centre, so stow the car in our car park & go for a stroll.

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JEMBJO'S KNYSNA LODGE AND BACKPACKERS
Knysna Backpackers
This Century old Victorian House (a listed national monument) is the oldest existing Backpackers lodge in Knysna!

Imagine a beautiful Victorian House, perfectly situated on a slope, overlooking the Knysna Lagoon... A place where you can put your feet up and admire the view or take a two minute stroll to town and explore the hot-spots of Knysna.
We offer the discerned traveller peace and tranquility in this beautiful town on the Garden Route.
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Riverdeck Backpackers and Adventures
Welcome to RiverDeck Country Accommodation where staying with us is a Country Life Experience.

Legend has it that somewhere on the grounds is the fabled fountain, where  travel weary visitors would take their last rest before finishing their journey to the Knysna of Old.
Traveler's would enjoy the sweet waters of the natural spring  and the spectacular and unspoilt views of the Goukamma River Valley whilst resting themselves and their weary horses or teams of oxen.

We continue that tradition, making sure our visitors and traveler's leave feeling rested and replenished after a sojourn, enjoying the same spectacular and unspoilt river views as well as our warm welcome and comfortably and stylishly appointed Guest Rooms.

Immerse yourself in the Historical charm and natural beauty of the surrounds - either enjoying an afternoon in our shaded garden patios with a good book, pot of tea - best accompanied by something delicious from RiverDeck FarmStall; or a nature walk along the valley trail, admiring the abundant bird life.

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RIVERDECK BACKPACKERS AND ADVENTURES

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