Knysna Castles, a way to keep the summer fun going | Buccara

Knysna Castles, a way to keep the summer fun going...

It is said that the best part of never having been to Africa is that you have a whole world to discover. From Buccara, we know this place well and we must tell you that it represents one of those unforgettable places that will leave a mark in your memory.


A stay in our castles not only meets all the quality standards you would expect, with spectacular dreamlike views and unparalleled privacy. But it also represents the gateway to a whole world of exciting adventures and natural beauty.


Situated in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route, Knysna offers a wealth of experiences for all travellers. Here are some must-do activities that will make your trip a 100% Buccara experience.

  1. Beach Bliss at Noetzie:

Noetzie Beach is a hidden gem on the Garden Route, known for its pristine, unspoiled beauty. The beach offers soft golden sands, perfect for leisurely strolls, sunbathing, and building sandcastles with the family. What makes Knoetzie genuinely unique is its oyster culture. You can enjoy a delightful oyster picnic, sampling some of the finest locally harvested oysters. The salty flavour of these molluscs pairs perfectly with the sea breeze and stunning coastal views.

  1. Birds of Eden in Plettenberg Bay:

Birds of Eden is a paradise for bird lovers. Located in Plettenberg Bay, it is the largest free-flight aviary in the world. This lush tropical sanctuary is home to a wide variety of bird species from around the world. Stroll through the towering native forests as colourful parrots, toucans and other exotic birds fly freely overhead. It’s a magical experience that allows you to get up close and personal with these feathered wonders.

  1. Knysna’s Local Market:

Knysna’s local market is a vibrant hub of culture and creativity. It’s a great place to experience the authentic flavors and crafts of the region. You can sample local delicacies, from traditional South African cuisine to international street food. Shop for handcrafted jewelry, art, and souvenirs, and interact with local artisans who showcase their skills. It’s a fantastic way to connect with the community and bring a piece of Knysna home with you.

  1. Golfing at Knysna:

Knysna boasts some of the most scenic golf courses in the world. Tee off with lush forests, rolling hills and picturesque lagoons as your backdrop. Pezula Golf Club offers experiences for players of all levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals. Playing golf in Knysna is not just a sport; it is an immersive natural experience.

  1. Set Sail on a Catamaran:

Exploring the Knysna Lagoon on a catamaran is a tranquil and luxurious experience. As you glide on the calm waters, you’ll have the opportunity to spot an array of wildlife, from dolphins and seals to a variety of bird species. Sip on a glass of South African wine as you enjoy the stunning views and the gentle sway of the catamaran.

  1. Swim with Seals in Plettenberg Bay:

Just a short drive from Knysna, Plettenberg Bay offers a unique and thrilling adventure: swimming with seals. Take a boat tour to a nearby seal colony and plunge into the crystal-clear waters. The playful seals will swim and interact with you, creating unforgettable memories and photo opportunities.

  1. Zip-Line

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Knysna offers thrilling zip-line experiences. Soar above the treetops, zip through lush forests, and savor the exhilarating feeling of flying. The zip-line courses cater to various skill levels, making it an accessible adventure for all ages.

  1. Enjoy the castle experience:

Of course, we cannot leave out what castles represent in themselves, the ideal place to transmit stories and smiles. Each one with its own personality and adapted to different tastes and needs.

These activities offer a diverse range of experiences, ensuring that every guest at Knysna Castles can create their own unique adventure while relishing the comfort of their castle accommodations. Start planning your stay today to make the most of these fantastic opportunities to explore Knysna and its surroundings. Enjoy a special discount today only through our website.