How to Reach Knysna, South Africa

The Easiest Way to Reach Knysna


  • By Air: There is no individual Knysna airport and the nearest domestic airport is George airport. For international travelers, Cape Town airport is the nearest.
  • By Bus: All the major bus companies serve frequent buses to Knysna on the route of Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.
  • By Car: You can rent a car or book a taxi and reach Knysna by road. It is well-connected by roads to Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.


  • On Foot: This is the best way to get around Knysna and the town can be explored on foot except for major distances.
  • By Bicycle: Renting a Bicycle and riding around the town is also another great option, especially for longer distances. This is the best Knysna transportation.
  • By Minibus: This is the only public transport available in Knysna and not recommended by the Knysna tour guide given the major traffic problem in the town.
  • By Taxi: Only if you are too lazy to walk around, the traffic makes moving around in Taxi an uncomfortable experience. Though it is suitable for visiting the places slightly out of town.

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Modes of Transportation in Knysna

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Knysna. The most preferred mode of transport in Knysna is Car.

Average distance: 30 km Average time: 40 min

  • Car 100%
    Driving 40 min Overall average time for 30 kms 40 min

How to Reach Knysna from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Wilderness to Knysna 52.58 km 52 mins
Uitenhage to Knysna 262.97 km 4 hours 22 mins
Port Elizabeth to Knysna 277.03 km 4 hours 37 mins
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