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Knysna Elephant Park: www.knysnaelephantpark.co.za

The Waterfront – Knysna Quays: www.knysnawaterfront.com

Spring Tide Sailing Charters: www.springtidesailing.co.za

Featherbed Company: www.knysnafeatherbed.com
Private Nature Reserve – scenic walk – access by ferry

Cherie’s Riding Centre: www.cherieshorseriding.com
Cell: 0829623223
Horse riding in the Knysna forest. Honeymoon/Special Occasions includes picnic basket with snacks, chocolates and champagne

Knysna Rib Adventures:  www.knysnaribadventures.co.za
Eco Adventure - fun, fast, safe...  Dolphin and whale-watching trips from Thesen Island, through the Knysna Heads to the big blue Indian Ocean 

Knysna Forest Tours & Knysna River Tours: www.knysnaforesttours.co.za

Mountain Biking Africa: www.mountainbikingafrica.co.za

Monkeyland: www.monkeyland.co.za

Birds of Eden: www.birdsofeden.co.za
The larges free flight Aviary in the World Very enjoyable outing in a beautiful, peaceful setting with exotic birds, some of which were hand-reared and will actually fly down and sit on your shoulder.

Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre: www.tenikwa.co.za
They have cheetah, lynx, serval and other wild cats, as well as a gorgeous young leopard; penguins, meercats, and large birds. Guests go into the wild cat enclosures (with a guide) and can interact with the cheetah and lynx - don't be concerned - they are used to people and are quite affectionate. It is a fantastic experience!

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours: www.stormsriver.com

Bloukrans Bridge: www.faceadrenalin.com
The world’s highest bungee!

Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures: www.tsitsikammaadventure.co.za
Waterfall zipline tour; quad bikes, gravity zone abseil

RESTAURANTS (See also Waterfront Link above)

Sirocco: www.sirocco.co.za
Thesen Island, stylish dining, shuttle service

34 Tapas & Oysters: www.34tapas.biz
Thesen Island, casual, tapas-style dining on the water’s edge

34 degrees South: www.34-south.com
Waterfront - casual, seafood, sushi and more

Drydock: www.drydock.co.za
Waterfront – lovely sunsets, alfresco or inside

Firefly: www.fireflyeatinghouse.com
5 min from Villa Paradisa, spicy curries, romantic ambience, Evening dining – booking well in advance essential


Guest Reviews

Dear Marilyn & Martin
We had wonderful days at your place. Villa Paradisa is the perfect name for the paradise you created!
Thanks for your hospitality, the delicious barbecue and the very interesting talks. All the best for you!
Tanya & Philipp Tietjen
(Hamburg, Germany)


Dear Marilyn & Martin
Thank you for your hospitality.
Your service was impeccable and your home magnificent. We also got engaged on the balcony on the 31/01/09 overlooking the beautiful view of the lagoon. We will definitely return - soon. Thank you.
Regards, Warren & Cindy

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Places of interest in and around Knysna, in the Garden Route. Links to our Local cuisine restaurants and waterfront.


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Local Attractions

Knysna has a rich and intriguing history, from its name, meaning "place of wood", in Khoisan, the language of the earliest inhabitants of the area, to the woodcutters, timber merchants, mariners, elephant hunters, gold diggers, silk farmers and royalty . . .


And owners of Villa Paradisa, Martin and Marilyn, have a wealth of local knowledge between them, gleaned from over 20 years in Knysna, and would be happy to assist you with your reservations ...


Coordinates for Knysna:
34° 2' 0.33" S
23° 1' 53.81 E