Activities

If you are seeking a leisurely day, Headlands House is a great starting point. 
Take a quiet stroll down to Coney Glen Beach and put your toes in the Indian Ocean (swimming not recommended here). 
The famous Knysna Heads Viewpoint is literally a two minute walk away and has spectacular views of the lagoon, Heads and ocean.

Or enjoy a dip in our swimming pool and catch a few rays while lying on one of our sun loungers and watching the ocean below. 
Keep an eye out for the local birds that pop in to our bird feeding station for a quick snack or a drink.

For those who like to indulge in a little pampering, ask one of our professional staff to book an in-house treatment for you.

For The Energetic

Let us arrange visits to the following places for you:

  • Featherbed Nature Reserve – take a ferry across the lagoon to Featherbed Nature Reserve and enjoy a panoramic walking trail offering breathtaking views of the lagoon, Leisure Isle and the Heads.
  • Robberg Nature Reserve – a 20 minute drive away, just outside Plettenberg Bay. Another paradise to walk in.  The longer trail is definitely for the more agile and fit person.
  • Storms River Mouth – another spectacular destination to walk in nature with the fynbos and the sea all around.
  • Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours
  • Whale watching – from Knysna – Thesen Island.
  • World’s highest bungy jump (213 metres) at Bloukrans Bridge – a good combination with Storms River and the Canopy tours
  • Knysna Elephant Park or sanctuary
  • Birds of Eden, Monkeyland and Jukani
  • Tenikwa Rehabilitation centre – witness there amazing work and walk with cheetahs at sunset

The list is endless.  Ask one of our professional staff and depending on what you require, the relevant suggestions will be made.

Knysna Elephant Park

Daily Elephant Tours

Daily Tours leave on the half hour every day
from 09h00,
with the last
tour leaving at 15h00.
Link direct to their website or we can book and
arrange prior to your arrival.

Canopy Tours

Daily Excursions

This activity allows people to enter and experience the upper realm of a rainforest,
but raises awareness of the plight and beauty of the world’s endangered indigenous forests.
Book directly or we can arrange prior to your arrival.

Featherbed Nature Reserve

Daily Excursions

The Featherbed Nature Reserve,
situated on the Western Head in Knysna,
is the premier eco-experience
on the Garden Route.
Optional guided 2.2km walk.

Knysna Rib Adventures

Daily Trips

Apart from the pristine estuary, an adventure
through the infamous
Knysna Heads will be
the ultimate boating experience.

Once out to sea the world is our oyster, where one can
experience a vast array
of bird and marine
life as well as breath-taking scenery.

Ocean Odyssey Tours

Daily Trips

Our Rugged and beautiful coastline
has so much to offer.
When we venture through the sheer Knysna Heads
it draws us into a fascinating setting of
panoramic coves,
caves and bays.

Springtide Charters

Daily Excursions

Unique sailing tours and charters in
Knysna - on the Garden Route Coast of South Africa
Departing daily from the popular
Knysna Waterfront, Springtide Sailing
Charters offers a variety of different
sailing charter options.

Heads Explorer

Daily Trips

The catamaran yacht, 'Heads Explorer', is
for the adventurous and romantic, creating another
unforgettable experience, sailing on the Knysna Lagoon to the Heads and beyond
(ocean conditions permitting).

Bungee Jumping

Daily Flights

The Bloukrans Bungy is the
worlds highest commercial bungy bridge.
It is also the highest commercial
natural bungy jump
in the World.

Segway Tours (Tsitsikamma)

Daily Rides

Included in the 1 or 2 hour Segway tour is a 15-20 minute training session.  After the
training we take a journey through the quaint

Stormsriver Village and follow one of a selection
of routes among
cool pine forest, indigenous forest.

Monkey Land

Open Daily

(The Crags, near Plettenberg Bay)
The world’s first free-roaming
multi-species primate sanctuary.
It offers tours (monkey safaris) where guests can
view the 700+ resident primates in their forest home,

Birds Of Eden

Open Daily

This award winning bird sanctuary provides
a forever home where previously
caged birds can live a life
of free-flight in a habitat as large
and natural as is possible.

Jukani

Open Daily

At Jukani the focus is on
conservation education and specifically
the plight of large predators
in captivity, in South Africa
and all over the world.

Restaurants and Wine Farms

Bramon Wine Estate

Open Daily

Exploring new horizons and proving
a sensitivity & appetite for exquisite produce
showcased in our extraordinary
range of wines & foods.
Expect the unexpected.

Newstead Wine Estate

Open Daily

Newstead will never feel commercial
but it will always be exceptional.
Since the first harvest
a few years ago, its wines
have won awards.

Zinzi Restaurant

Open Daily

The passionate Zinzi chefs
have created distinctive
dishes with
international
flavours, using only

the freshest ingredients.

East Head Cafe

Open Daily

Situated on the rocks of the
famous Eastern Head,
East Head Café has the most
spectacular view – looking directly
through the Knysna Heads.

Il de Pain

Open Tues - Sat

île de païn is a café-style restaurant situated
on Thesen Islands, Knysna.
We specialise in distinctive and appetising
breakfasts and lunches and
authentic artisanal breads.

Chatters

Open Tues - Sun

Most famous for the made to order,
thin-n-crispy pizzas that we cook
to perfection in our
traditional wood-burning oven,
and it’s not hard to see why!

The Fat Fish (Plett)

Open Daily

Seasoned restaurateur, Simon Ash
has created a beautiful
yet unique environment in
which to enjoy a predominantly
seafood based menu.

The Lookout Deck

Open Daily

The Lookout Deck Restaurant
is a legend in its own right. Nestled between
The Lookout Rocks and
The Look Out Nature Reserve, this Restaurant’s
location is unique on our Planet.

Blu Restaurant

Open Daily

Butterfly Blu is perched on a dune top with beautiful
panoramic sea views making it one of the most idyllic
restaurants in Knysna with beautiful food,
an outdoor/indoor deck, lounge
areas and cocktail bar.

A Little Further Afield we can Arrange.

  • Quad bike tours
  • White shark cage diving
  • Horse riding in the forest
  • Ostrich farm and Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn
  • Cango Wildlife Ranch – have your photo taken with a cheetah!

Quad Bike Tours

Open Daily

One of the most exciting things on four wheels,
Quad Biking is a rush like no other.
After showing you how to operate the bike
our guides will take you on an exhilarating
quad bike ride through the Knysna Forest.

White Shark Cage Diving

Open Daily

Mossel Bay on the Garden Route has probably the
most accessible Great White Sharks in the world.
The bay is very much protected in the
winter months and the sea conditions are normally calm and comfortable.

Horse Riding in Forest

Open Daily

Explore indigenous forest and fynbos,
meander across farm land with lovely views over
the surrounding forest and mountains.
You might glimpse monkeys,
baboons, bush buck

Ostrich Farms Oudshoorn

Open Daily

Highgate Ostrich Show Farm has been telling the
fascinating story of ostriches and ostrich farming
in Oudtshoorn for over a hundred years,
and its tours have delighted
visitors from all over the world.

Cango Caves

Open Daily

29km from Oudtshoorn, at the head
of the picturesque Cango Valley,
lie the spectacular underground
wonder of the Klein Karoo
- the Cango Caves.

Cango Wildlife Ranch

Open Daily

Our facility has been in existence
for 30 years and currently comprises
of over 90 different
species of animals
and 100 full-time staff.

For the Golfers

Simola Golf Club

Open Daily

Set in probably the most scenic town in Africa,
situated lower than the ridges that surround it - and therefore
untroubled by the wind that plagues so may coastal
courses - and boasting an unusual configuration
of five par-5s and five par-3s.

Knysna Golf Course

Open Daily

Although Knysna Golf course is flat
and easy to walk, it still provides players
of all levels with a good challenge and
is an affordable golfing
experience not to be missed
while touring the area.

Pezula Golf Club

Open Daily

Pezula Championship
Golf Course is located
in the Western Cape of South Africa
in the picturesque town of Knysna,
the jewel of the world
famous Garden Route.

Contact Us

Contact:  Riane or Debbie
Tel: +27 (0)44 384 0949
Mobile: +27 (0) 83 601 1319
Fax:  +27 (0)86 549 7369
Email: info@headlandshouse.co.za
Address: 50 Coney Glen Drive, The Heads, Knysna
Postal Address:  PO Box 2281, Knysna 6570, South Africa
GPS CO-ORDINATES:  34°04'41.60"S - 23°03'53.20"E

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