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Knysna Heads

Coney Glen Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
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“east head cafe” (48 reviews)
“stunning views” (76 reviews)
“indian ocean” (71 reviews)
Coney Glen Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 384 0933
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Reviewed yesterday

We spend a couple of hours taking some amazing pictures of the waves and the heads. The path around the corner from the restaurant area is not well marked and you need comfortable and sold hiking boots to scramble over the rocks.

Thank MoccaJava
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Don’t miss visiting the view points if you go to Knysna. Also great area to stay in as you can walk down to the Knysna lagoon and easily drive into town.

Thank BessWright
Reviewed 5 days ago

must see place to visit when in Knysna, like the area and visit the restaurant as well, beautiful view and fresh air.

Thank Francoismr O
Reviewed 5 days ago

To get the best photos try to visit twice and then you will have the sun over each of the cliffs for the best shadows. Lots of viewing platforms so take your time and visit all of them. No coaches allowed so not too busy!!

Thank susieBirmingham
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We drove to the Heads which was easy to do, lots of parking, you can either stop at ground level where there is parking and a cafe/pub/restaurant and a shop, however to get the best view you do need to drive up to the highest...More

1  Thank FreddieJac
Reviewed 1 week ago

The two heads of Knysna points ,east/west are a stunning view from the east cliff edge,the wild and rugged coastline is met within the mouth of Knysna lagoon and the rough and powerful surf which you have to traverse one way or the other,if you...More

1  Thank mickknap
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning views of the Heads and surrounding area with plaved walkway. Safe. Can sometimes see shoals of fish in the lagoon

Thank Louis V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful scenery and interesting watching boats approaching the heads where the sea is very rough. Great cafe - East Heads Cafe.

Thank Averil B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip on one of the boats on the lagoon with commentary is well worth the while. The heads and the sea beyond are amazing as is the history of the featherbed nature reserve and the lagoon.

Thank kdgarlipp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful spot to watch the water of Indian Ocean hitting the huge mountains all around. Few minuets is enough for photos.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
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Kate S
27 August 2016|
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Response from Dineo P | Reviewed this property |
Lots of options. Town filtered with nice hearty Resturants selling crispy fresh sea food.