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The Knysna Lakes is situated along the Garden Route and nestles between the mountain forests and coastal lagoons of South Africa’s shoreline. It forms part of the three National Parks which make up the Garden Route National Park, which also encompasses the Tsitsikamma and Wilderness National Parks.


  • Accommodation at Knysna Lakes is provided by the Forest Timber Camping Decks or at Tree-top Forest Chalet. The Forest Timber Camping Decks are set in the Diepwalle Forest, accommodating a three-man tent. Campsites have electrical points and include braai and dining areas.

  • Harkeville forest, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, is the setting for the Tree Top Forest Chalet which, with two en suite double rooms, sleeps four people comfortably. The self catering chalet also has DSTV, 1 bathroom, 1 shower, and a fully equipped kitchen. The chalet is complemented with a braai area.

Activities & Facilities

Relax and soak in the tranquil surroundings, enjoy some of the best day walks, mountain cycle routes that take you through Knysna’s ancient forests, or enjoy the bird watching, picnic sites and scenic view points around Knysna Lakes.

Harkerville Coastal Hiking Trail
Day Walks
Cycling Trails
The Garden of Eden
Forest Legends Museum in Diepwalle
'Rooted in time' self-drive 4x4 route
Kranshoek Picnic Area and Viewpoint
King Edward VII Big Tree
Water Activities

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Rates & Pricing

Diepwalle Deck Tent DT2
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Treetop Chalet (GC4)
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Camping Diepwalle (CK6P)
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Please note the pricing above excludes the following:

  • Entry/conservation fees (payable on arrival at your destination)
  • Transport, transfers and flights
  • Late arrival transfer fee (if applicable for your destination)
  • Meals, snacks and beverages
  • Safari Game Drives (unless indicated on your itinerary)
  • Baby cot/bed

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