8 Knysna Activities to Treat Your Dad on Father’s Day

From cruising the lagoon to quad biking through the indigenous Knysna forest, you are sure to find something that will rock that special man in your life’s world. Remember, it’s always a good idea to book before you go.

Potjiekos at Riverdeck

Enjoy traditional lamb “potjiekos”, freshly baked pot bread and warm malva pudding at the boma style Riverdeck Restaurant on the banks of the river. Activities include canoe hire, aquabike hire and paddle boat hire. Mini magic is just next door for pony rides and horseback outrides in the scenic surrounds.

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John Benn Pleasure Cruise

The double-decker floating restaurant offers daily Lagoon cruises to the Knysna Heads. There are two fully licensed bars with music, and you can enjoy light meals and fresh Knysna oysters. Daily Departures are 12h30 for a lunch time cruise and 17h00 for a sunset cruise in winter.

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Sunday Lunch at Island Café

The Island Café restaurant at the Turbine Hotel and Spa serves up stylish food in a unique environment. Tables are set in between the original refurbished turbines or overlooking the canal outside. This time of year, the warm open fireplaces add to the ambience. Enjoy a Continental buffet @ R100 per person and hot a la carte menu from 07h00 to 11h00. Treat Dad to a Sunday Roast with a Turbine twist from 12h00 to 16h00. R150 includes a three-course meal with a choice of roast and delectable desserts and a welcome drink. Children under 12 @ R75 pp. The Gastro Pub will be serving a Burger + a FREE Pint of Craft Beer @ R90 per person. There will also be a surprise gift for the dads.

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Father’s Day Lunch at Benguela Brasserie

From 12h00 – 15h00 they will be serving five-star lunch at the blissful Benguela Brasserie in Sedgefield. Delight your dad with an exceptional three-course meal fit for a king. R380 per person.

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Whale Watching with Ocean Blue Adventures

This ecological adventure from Central Beach and back includes an exciting beach launch. Head east past the bird sanctuary and Keurbooms Beach to Arch Rock. Back along the inside of Robberg, you can observe a growing Cape Fur Seal Colony. Hopefully, you’ll get to see dolphins or Southern Right and Humpback whales or some shark species up close.

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Segway Tours in Tsitsikamma

Take your dad on a journey through the quaint Stormsriver Village and along a route through cool pine- and indigenous forests. Join the two-hour tour to the majestic thousand-year-old Tsitsikamma Big Tree and back to the village.

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Scootours Through the Knysna Forest

Take your dad to enjoy an exhilarating downhill through indigenous forest, while on the lookout for the majestic Knysna Loerie, the shy bushbuck and wild boar. Scooters can handle one adult with a child passenger.

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Enjoy a Round of Golf

Situated close to the Knysna Lagoon and the famous Knysna Heads, Knysna Golf Course has some of the best greens in the Southern Cape. The Clubhouse has a pleasant atmosphere with a welcoming bar and deck and visitors are always welcomed.

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