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Knysna, Western Cape
South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa.
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The name Knysna is a Khoi word but it's uncertain as to its exact meaning. Translations range from 'place of wood' to 'fern leaves', but its most probable meaning is ‘straight down' – a reference to the Knysna Heads, the most striking geological features along the entire southern African coastline.

Gay and lesbian gay-friendly accommodation is plentiful, as you would expect from a premier resort destination ranging from hotels, motels, apartments, resorts and lodges and at prices and styles to meet the needs of the gay and lesbian traveler.

The Heads are two great sandstone cliffs guarding the mouth of the lagoon that connects the estuary with the sea. An lookout was erected on the Eastern Head, commanding spectacular views of the lagoon, Leisure Isle and Knysna. The Western Head is a privately owned nature Reserve - Featherbed Bay. The Heads flank a deep but potentially treacherous channel through which the sea pours in to flood the wide and breathtakingly pretty lagoon at the mouth of the Knysna River. The Knysna Lagoon is one of the few places in the world that supports an oyster hatchery and their oysters are reputedly among the tastiest in the world.

Knysna is one of the Southern Cape coast's best known gay and lesbian vacation destinations, situated between lush forests and the shores of the peaceful lagoon. Knysna has many attractions in the surrounding area as well, one of the most spectacular being the Knysna Forest, the largest indigenous forest in South Africa comprising a range of local and exotic species.

Other attractions include the Millwood Gold Mines where alluvial gold was discovered back in 1885. Jubilee Creek, where the first gold was found, has a beautiful picnic area and several forest walks. Buffalo Bay is the closest beach to Knysna and one of the safest for swimming along this coastline.

Down town Knysna has everything for the shop-a-holic gay and lesbian traveler; shops, coffee shops and restaurants… The waterfront is literally minutes walk from the town center where three ferries take you to the Heads and Featherbed. And no matter what the weather does, the steam train ride on the historic railway line between George and Mossel Bay is a must.

So, for a fun, relaxed vacation, Knysna, South Africa, has plenty to offer the gay and lesbian traveler.

Knysna Gay and Lesbian Hotels, Inns, and Guest Houses

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