Tourist Maps for self-drive travelers to Knysna (Plettenberg Bay & Tsitsikamma coming soon) & Namibia.

Knysna Beaches

Buffalo Bay/ Buffels Baai

A short drive from Knysna (approximately 10 km’s) are the white sandy beaches of Buffalo Bay. Buffalo Bay is a small seaside village and is located in an open bay. This beach is great for swimming and for surfing and is part of the Goukamma Nature Reserve and the natural beauty of the area has been protected.


Approximately 15 km’s from Knysna and well worth a visit. The drive there offers spectacular views of Knysna and the lagoon. A truly beautiful stretch of coastline ideal for long walks on the beach or just relaxing in the sun. One is able to walk all the way along this beach to Buffalo Bay and is approximately 5.0 km’s one way.


Approximately 25 km’s away from Knysna the sleepy town of Sedgefield (also known as Slow Town) offers some fantastic beaches. Myoli Beach and Cola Beach are two of the more popular beaches to visit. Myoli Beach is located in the centre of Sedgefield and offers beautiful views and the water is often clear. Cola Beach offers a tranquil setting and is generally quiet beach and never seems to get crowded even in peak season. A great beach to relax and unwind.

Noetzie Beach

Approximately 11 km’s away from Knysna. A pristine and secluded beach which is protected by the Noetzie Conservancy and is located in the Sinclair Nature Area. Be sure to pack a picnic and spend the day there…ideal for kids. An interesting feature are the castle like beach houses as well as the actual Montrose Castle. If you want to avoid the crowds then this is the beach to visit.

Bollard Bay

Located on Leisure Island in Knysna. This beach is part of the Knysna Lagoon and has soft sand and gentle waters. It is ideal for young families with young children. During low tide one can walk out quite far and get relatively close to the Knysna Heads. During high tide it is very popular for water activities such as canoeing, boating, windsurfing and of course swimming.

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