Discover a selection of 58 vacation rentals in Knysna, ZA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $60 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Knysna. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Knysna
Destination guide

Beautiful Knysna will entice you

The forests and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Knysna. This scenic city is known for its golfing, safari tours and rock climbing. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Knysna

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Knysna a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Simola Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Knysna Golf Club (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Adventure Land - Water Slides and Play Park (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Garden Route Trail (25.6 mi / 41.2 km)
  • Liquid Grace Adventures (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Sedge Links Golf Course (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Knysna

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Knysna. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Thesen Island (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Knysna Lagoon (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Leisure Isle (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Eastern Head View Point (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Buffalo Bay Beach (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Knysna

The nearest airport is in George (GRJ), located 38.1 mi (61.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Plettenberg Bay (PBZ), which is 16.4 mi (26.5 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Knysna?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and escape to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Knysna:

  • Make use of handy amenities like a microwave oven and an in-room safe at "Cozy Comfort In Panzi". Located around 2 miles from Knysna, this unique property has 1 bedroom and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, get comfortable at "Lovemore Lodges - Greenhole Cottage". Located around 2 miles from the heart of Knysna, it has 3 bedrooms and comes with a washing machine and a stovetop.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Knysna vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Knysna?

Nothing tops a short escape to get you feeling alive again. Pack your carry-on bag and enjoy a breather at one of these superb weekend getaways in and around Knysna:

  • "Catch The Breeze - Unlimited Views Of Knysna Lagoon And Outeniqua Mountains" is a favorite option around 3 miles southeast of central Knysna. You don't need to go far to find something to do around this property. Get outdoors and visit Terblans Nature Walk and Woodville Big Tree. Activities like snorkeling and surfing and boogie boarding will add an adventurous touch to your quick break.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Pezula Lodge - Golf And Family". Approximately 4 miles southeast of Knysna, activities around here include fishing and golf. Rather visit some sights? Pencil in a visit to Gericke's Point and Knysna Elephant Park.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Knysna?

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they pack a big punch when it comes to location and convenience. Throw your bags down at one of these popular studio apartments in or near Knysna:

  • After a big day of urban exploration, enjoy total comfort and privacy at "Cozy Comfort In Panzi". Cable/satellite TV services and a washing machine are among the useful amenities you'll find here.
  • Another great property is "Summerlane Bnb - Room Platinum With Lovely Views To The Lake". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this cozy apartment is loaded with convenient amenities like internet services, a TV and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Knysna?

From modern apartments to large vacation rentals, Vrbo has your mini vacation sorted. Here are two of our most popular picks in and around Knysna:

  • For a wonderful night or two away, it's hard to beat "Blue Horizon, Knysna". It's close to the center of Knysna, along with countless things to see and do.
  • Another awesome option is "Entertainers Dream Home In The Garden Route". Round up your nearest and dearest and enjoy a relaxing stay close to the heart of Knysna.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Knysna?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend escape. If you want to spend a couple of nights away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Knysna that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Located around 2 miles from Knysna, "Cozy Comfort In Panzi" is an ideal place for adoring couples. Daily housekeeping services and outdoor furniture are some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • Another option where you can spend a few relaxing days together is "Lovemore Lodges - Greenhole Cottage". Located 2 miles from Knysna, a fireplace and golf add to the ambiance here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Knysna?

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding a place that'll effortlessly fit your entire gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Knysna and get your favorite people together under one roof:

  • You'll have plenty of room to move at "Big Pet Friendly Holiday Home With Beautiful Sunsets And Your Own Swimming Pool". Around 11 miles east of Knysna, this sizable property has 6 bedrooms that sleep up to 16 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a water view and a swimming pool.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your closest friends to "Plettenberg Bay Villa" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This popular option has 6 bedrooms and is around 18 miles to the east of Knysna. It's packed with features to keep large groups happy and comfortable, including a swimming pool and a garden.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Knysna?

A pool is often a must-have when choosing where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're bringing the kids along. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Knysna and spend your days splashing about:

  • Get into vacay mode at "Cliff Top House No. 8", where your top priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities including a balcony and a dishwasher help make this escape a favorite with guests.
  • Spend lazy vacation days splashing about or catching a few peaceful moments by the water at "Stunning Views, Great Family Friendly 3 Bedrooms And 2 Bathroom Duplex House". This vacation home is another top choice and offers a balcony, cable/satellite TV services and more.

Knysna has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 65 ºF and 75 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Knysna vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Knysna?

Whether you're getting away with the kiddos or you're bringing all your relatives along, family vacations spell fun. These large rentals in and around Knysna have room for everyone — as well as everything you need to keep them happy:

  • Approximately 2 miles south of Knysna, "Lovemore Lodges - Greenhole Cottage" has 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 8 guests. Some amenities here include cable/satellite TV services and a microwave oven.
  • Also take a look at "Catch The Breeze - Unlimited Views Of Knysna Lagoon And Outeniqua Mountains". It's about 3 miles southeast of Knysna, has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Useful amenities here include coffee and tea making facilities and a stereo.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions around the area, Hartenbos Seefront is a fun outing for all ages.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Knysna?

Nothing says "glamorous getaway" like your own indoor pool. Pack your favorite swimwear and splash around in the comfort and privacy of one of these large vacation homes in or near Knysna:

  • Invite friends and family over for a refreshing paddle around at "4 Bedroom Accommodation In Juelsminde". This home has space to spare, with 4 bedrooms comfortably sleeping 12 people. A garden and a kitchen are other things your squad will love about this place.
  • Another attractive property is "Exclusive, Luxurious Villa Perched Above Cliffs With Indoor Pool And Ocean Views". With 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 guests, you can invite all your friends to hang out and swim. A garden and a swimming pool are other amenities on offer here.

If you're curious about other options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Knysna vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Knysna?

There sure are. You'll find a good variety of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Knysna. If you don't need a lot of space, one of these popular properties might be just the thing:

  • Take a sneak peek at "Cozy Comfort In Panzi", a fabulous centrally located one-bedroom vacation property. A garden and an oven are available to guests here.
  • Or perhaps "Knysna Manor House - Single Room" is more your style. Another central one-bedroom option, this place has a garden, a fireplace and more.