A sunset sailing excursion take your fancy? Whale watching?
A bungy jump?
Just let us know what and when and we’ll gladly make those reservations for you.
In the heart of the Garden Route, Knysna is perfectly positioned for you to easily explore all the beauty and activities that the area has to offer.
Aside from the beautiful lagoon and exquisite scenery that you’ll take in around Knysna’s bustling town, there are numerous wonderful beach, forest and cliff top walks in the Garden Route. Knysna also offers a host of activities such as golfing, ocean safaris, sailingand sunset cruises.
The Garden Route is home to a number of bird and animal sanctuaries; Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Eagle Encounters, The Knysna Elephant Park and Tenikwa Wild Cat Education Centre are all just down the road.
The area is also home to three beautiful Nature Reserves. Across the water from the lodge is the Featherbed Reserve.Robberg is a thirty minute drive andTsitsikamma, home to the world-famous Otter Trail, is a little further along.
If you’re keen for a leisurely day, head into Knysna to explore the array of little shops and scrumptious restaurants that our bustling town has to offer. Take a short drive down the National road and you’ll encounter African arts and crafts and quirky local wooden furniture. Friday evening and Saturday morning is the time to visit the local farmers’ marketswhere friends and family meet and greet. For those who would like a bit of pampering, indulge in a treatment at one of the world-class spas nearby.
Once home you can enjoy a dip in ourprivate swimming pool in the garden, where you’ll be visited by the local birds. Leisure Isle is a suburb thick with vegetation that is home to a large variety of birds: Burchell’s coucals, weaver birds, oriels, drongos, hadeda ibis, sunbirds and the occasional Knysna loerie (touraco) all visit the gardens of Amanzi Island Lodge. In the shallow waters surrounding Leisure Island you’ll spot egrets, plovers, herons and spoonbills.
Amanzi has a wide selection of books for you to enjoy, so sit back in ourcomfortable guest lounge and page through the coffee table books or swap one of your paper backs with one from our library.
Amanzi Island Lodge offers luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation on Leisure Isle, a beautiful secluded island in the heart of the Knysna lagoon. Surrounded by soft white sand and washed by the ebb and flow of the Indian Ocean, Amanzi Island Lodge occupies prime position on the idyllic landscape of the Knysna lagoon. In this tranquil environment one cannot but wind down and relax.