Family and Kids in Knysna

Looking out for what can you do with kids and family in Knysna? Here are the things that you should not miss out on a family vacation with kids, toddlers, or babies. Discover the ultimate places for kids in Knysna, be it water parks, theme parks, or playgrounds. Children will have fun, learn new things, get good food and will not get bored in long queues. Keep reading to know about awesome places and activities to enjoy with your kids in Knysna.
Plan a marvelous family trip at the budget you are looking without missing the fun!

Let's explore our list of kid-friendly attractions in Knysna for perfect family outings and getaways.

  1. Visit to experience unparalleled fun for kids
    Knysna Elephant Park

    Wildlife Safari

    This elephant park is one of the most fascinating activities to do in Knysna. Best suited for family and kids, Knysna Elephant Park has a bunch of interesting activities and safaris that will take you on an exciting encounter with African elephants. Basically an elephant orphanage, this elephant park is a lovely home to these giants and a must-do.
  2. A place for children with all kinds of interests
    Buffalo Bay

    Beach, Picnic Spot

    A great outdoor for spending a quality time on your vacation! This beach has a clean and peaceful environment perfect for a swim or a sunbath. The water is safe for a swim and serves as a best picnic spot for families and kids.
  3. A guaranteed fun space for the kids


    This natural rock formation and the amazing view of sea make a wonderful place for spending evenings in Knysna. The water is not safe for suitable for swimming but offers great deal for entertainment with activities like fishing, paragliding and sunbathing. A perfect walkway for a lovely evening!
  4. Amazing Knysna attraction for kids
    Knysna-amatole Montane Forests

    Family and Kids

    This marvelous natural resort is the perfect place to be on your vacation on the pearl of the garden route- Knysna. This forest reserve is spread over 80,000 ha and has mesmerizing variety of flora and fauna. The forest is home to African Elephant, African leopard, Bushbuck, Blue duiker and Bush pig. The highlight of this one of the largest forests of South Africa is the 600-year-old King Edwar...Read more
  5. Can keep your kids busy for days
    Knysna Heads

    Family and Kids

    A treat to the eyes, Knysna heads is the magnetic amalgamation of two sea cliffs in huge natural sandstone towers that guard the Knysna lagoon from the roaring sea. There are two heads- East and West. The eastern head offers a spectacular view of the Lagoon, Leisure Island and the entire Knysna. The western head is a privately owned resort accessible only by ferry. Ideal for a day trip, there a...Read more
  6. Perfect for kids day out in Knysna
    Featherbed Natural Reserve

    Family and Kids

    This is the Western Head of Knysna which acts as a protective shield for the lagoon from the huge ocean and is privately owned, premier experience resort. It can be opted for a day-trip or can also be explored through an overnight stay. With a bunch of activities like cruising the Lagoon, boating, nature trails and Hiking are available. Featherbed Natural Reserve serves as an ideal destination ...Read more
  7. Fun place to go for kids
    Garden Route National Park

    National Park

    Garden Route National Park lies on the verdant garden route of South Africa. It was established in 2009 by merging the Tsitsikamma, Wilderness National Park and the Knysna National Lake Area along with several other state owned areas. Spanning over an area of 1210 square kilometres, it has wide number of bio-diverse attractions inside. Attractions include: Birds of Eden Monkeyland Storms River...Read more
  8. A cool place to see with kids
    Knysna Lagoon

    Family and Kids

    This Spectacular natural beauty is explored through a cruise ride. The experience leaves the visitors bewildered! 
  9. A fantastic place for refreshing break for children
    Garden Of Eden

    Picnic Spot

    A beautiful walking area in the lush green Knysna forest is dotted with blooming trees. Green foliage, streams and the aroma of the rustic nature make it a perfect place for taking a stroll. Visitors can also pack a picnic and enjoy it on the wooden benches and tables under the shelter of the trees.
  10. One of the awesome things children enjoy the most
    Prince Alfred Pass

    Water Sport, Bird Watching

    A pebbly path way built by Thomas Bain in 19th century runs between Knysna/Plettenbergbay and Avontuur/Uniondale. A scenic route with winding and narrow path adorned with pretty flora is a great activity in Knysna. Activities like Bird watching, fishing, mountain bike riding and golf are available.
  11. The best option for younger visitors
    Goukamma Natural Reserve

    Family and Kids

    Situated on the Garden route between Sedgefield and Knysna, Goukamma Natural Reserve & Marine Protected Area exhibits a diverse range of wildlife, birds, fishes and habitats. Covering an area of 2500 hectares of coastal forest with variety of milk-wood, yellow-wood and Candle-wood trees. Home to Vervet monkey, Bushbuck, bush pig, porcupine, mongoose, honey badger and grysbok, the reserve is...Read more
  12. A place where kids enjoy and have fun
    Maragret's Viewpoint


    Named after the famous environmental conversationalist of Knysna- Margaret Addinal, this is a fabulous viewpoint en-route Brenton-on-Sea. It offers excellent view of the Knysna Lagoon, Lake Brenton and Belvidere Estate and is best visited during dawn or dusk!
  13. A place perfect for families with kids
    John Benn Cruise

    Family and Kids

    John Benn Cruise is one of the most famous floating restaurants in the country where you will love the water voyage while enjoying delicious meals. You will be delighted to taste the vegetable spring rolls and lettuce with salads while enjoying the majestic view from the cruise. There is a bar at John Benn Cruise where you will find plenty of drinks to pacify your thirst. It is the perfect plac...Read more
  14. A favorite place to take the kids in the city
    Millwood House Museum Image

    Family and Kids

    You and your companions can pay a visit to the Millwood House Museum to know about the rich history of South Africa in a wonderful way. The museum is largely known as Knysna Museum also. There are actually five sections of this museum and they are based in five different houses which also carry historic importance of their own. Visiting these museum houses, you can check out a large array of ex...Read more