It’s almost Easter! And, since April has more public holidays than most in South Africa, it’s time to plan your autumn break-away to Knysna.
Three long weekends in row! Three Knysna road trips! (Easter Weekend 3-6 April, Workers’ Day weekend, 1-3 May. OK, OK, that’s two – but you can make your own! Let’s be creative here!)
Sigh. If we didn’t live in Knysna, we’d be jealous.
Let’s -er- clear something up, OK? Autumn in Knysna is Awesome. Warm, clear days with generally light winds, and cosy, snuggly (romantic!), but only slightly chilly nights.
No really. Come and test us anytime!
Actually, the weather in the Garden Route is pretty awesome throughout the year. True, this is the only part of Africa that receives all-year-round rainfall, but most of our rain falls at night, and our heaviest rains generally occur in summer.
So what’s to do while you’re here? Good weather and the unfenced, 160,000 hectare Garden Route National Park – Knysna’s definitely an outdoor destination in Autumn.
Come sailing with us (4-hour leisure cruise; 2 ½ hour sunset cruise; 90-minute sailing adventures); hop aboard one of Ocean Odyssey’s power catamarans for a Knysna Heads Adventure, or a marine eco tour on the Indian Ocean – or rent one of our stand-up paddle boards (SUP) and explore the Knysna Estuary at your own pace.
Knysna’s the festival town as you know – and not all our festivals happen over the long weekends, so it’s always a good idea to keep an eye our community calendar. Here’s just a smidgen of what you can expect:
21 March: Human Rights Day
25 March: Good Friday
28 March: Family Day
27 April: Freedom Day
1 May: Workers Day
2 May: Public holiday
Source: South Africa Government