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How to get to Knysna
on the Garden Route in South Africa

On the Garden Route the nearest domestic airport to the Knysna National Lake Area is at George, a distance of only 70 km. The major domestic airline companies in South Africa operate a number of daily flights between George and the International airports at Johannesburg and Cape Town.



All the major car hire companies have offices at the George Airport and there are specialised companies in Knysna that provide airport transfers.

The Outeniqua Choo Tjoe steam train - Knysna, Garden Route in South Africa
The Outeniqua Choo Tjoe steam train
Knysna in South Africa
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Located in the middle of the famous garden coastal route, one of the most beautiful scenic routes in the world, Knysna is easily accessible from Cape Town (about 500 km) and Port Elizabeth (about 270 km). The roads are very good, making road travel amidst all that great scenery an absolute pleasure.

The major bus companies serve Knysna on their route between Cape Town to Port Elizabeth. The Baz Bus, favored by backpackers, stops there too

The Knysna lagoon waterfront - Knysna, Garden Route in South Africa
The Knysna lagoon waterfront
Knysna in South Africa







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