Knysna at a glance

Arguably one of the most picturesque places in South Africa is Knysna, situated along the Garden Route, Western Cape. Only five hours drive from the Mother City, Cape Town and two and a half hours drive from Port Elizabeth, this truly is a stylish and charismatic destination if you are traveling or want to trade the hustle and bustle of city life in for absolute relaxation.

Knysna is surrounded by the Knysna Lagoon and is one of the most sought-after towns to live in South Africa. This luxurious gem is increasingly becoming the home of many expats from all over the world especially Europeans and Americans. Because of its popularity, this town offers plenty of investment opportunities whether it be in local resources or property.

Forests, white beaches, lakes and mountains are just some of the breathtaking scenery that nature has to offer for outdoor adventures or just pure leisure. You can soak up the sun on either Brenton-on-Sea or Buffalo Bay beach as they have been awarded the Blue Flag status and is perfect for relaxation and water sports.

The closed-canopy forests in Knysna bring to mind the famous novel “Circles in the bush” by world-renowned author, Dalene Matthee and it is here where you can escape along popular trails in the forest where many elephants used to stroll. Many plant and animal species also roam in these lush forests such as the Knysna Loerie and many other forest birds. The Atlantic Ocean lapping on the shores of Knysna are filled with schools of dolphins and whales passing by.

Enjoy the great shopping experiences that Knysna has to offer when visiting the Woodmill Lane and the Knysna Mall and if you are a food enthusiast this coastal town features a wide variety of restaurants with everything from fresh seafood, oysters, vegetarian dishes and even ostrich meals.

A lot of property in Knysna is owned by people making this their second home and preferred holiday destination. Property such as apartments and smaller houses are available in this area for sale and the average for sale prices range between R1,5 million and R2 million for your smaller property types.

More permanent residences and property covering more square meters’ prices range from R2million and can go well beyond the R8million mark per property.

Neighborhoods and suburbs like Brenton on Sea, Hunters Home, Knysna Heights, Rheenendal, Sparrebosch and Knysna Quays are just some of the areas in this Garden Route town that you can choose from when opting to buy real estate for either your own home or as an additional investment.

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