Best Time To Visit Knysna

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What is the best time to visit Knysna?

The most preferred time to visit Knysna is during the months of August to October, which encompasses late winter and early spring. During this period, the weather is mild and pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from 18°C to 23°C (64°F to 73°F). The region experiences less rainfall and the landscape comes alive with blooming flowers and lush vegetation. This makes it an ideal time for outdoor activities, sightseeing, and exploring the natural beauty of the Garden Route.
However, there can be one or two rainy days in a week, so carry an umbrella or raincoat just in case. This is also the best time for whale watching, as the Southern Right whales are headed to the southern waters for breeding.

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Monthly Weather in Knysna

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 25°/ 17° 8 days
February 26°/ 17° 7 days
March 24°/ 16° 4 days
April 24°/ 14° 4 days
May 23°/ 13° 4 days
June 22°/ 11° 3 days
July 21°/ 12° 6 days
August 21°/ 11° 1 days
September 23°/ 13° 6 days
October 22°/ 13° 3 days
November 23°/ 14° 6 days
December 25°/ 15° 4 days

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August to November

Spring brings vibrant landscapes with blooming flowers and rejuvenated vegetation. Moderate temperatures make it suitable for hiking, wildlife watching, and exploring the lush forests. Visitors can also explore the Knysna Motor Show.

December to February

Summer offers warm and sunny weather, making it perfect for beach activities, water sports, and boat cruises. The peak season in Knysna occurs during the summer months of December and January when many tourists flock to enjoy the warm weather and abundant outdoor activities. Accommodations and attractions may be more crowded during this time.

March to April

Early autumn provides pleasant weather, with cooler evenings and warm days. It is a great time for outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and exploring the surrounding nature reserves.
The Knysna Literary Festival in March attracts literature enthusiasts with author talks and book-related events. The Knysna Forest Marathon in April attracts running enthusiasts to participate in a scenic race through the enchanting forests.

May to July

Winter brings cooler temperatures, with daytime highs ranging from 16°C to 20°C (61°F to 68°F). While it may be the off-season, visitors can still enjoy the charm of Knysna without the crowds. Rain showers are more common during this period, so it's advisable to pack accordingly and plan indoor activities.
The annual Knysna Oyster Festival in July is an exciting treat for food enthusiasts, showcasing the region's delectable seafood offerings.

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Knysna, South-Africa
Steenbok Nature Reserve
Knysna town as viewed from Knysna Quays (waterfront)
A picture of the Knysna Waterfront

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