Knysna has always been the gem of the Garden Route. The town nestles between the impressive Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, with the world renowned forests encircling it like a protective mantle. The award-winning 21ha estuary is protected from the sea by the monolithic sandstone "Heads" - silent, centuries old sentinels of the rich history of this unique part of paradise on earth.
The municipal area covers a total of 1059 km² that stretches from Swartvlei in Sedgefield in the west to Brackenhill in the east. It includes Sedgefield, Karatara, Buffalo Bay, Rheenendal, Brenton and Noetzie.
Knysna is in many ways a microcosm of South Africa: beautiful, vibrant and diverse.
Knysna Municipality is committed to bridging the gap between the extremely rich and the extremely poor and that could not be better expressed in the Municipality vision and mission statement:
Knysna, where people and nature prosper!
To provide affordable quality services, alleviate poverty, and facilitate social and economic development in the Greater Knysna municipal area through integrated development planning, skills development and the sustainable use of resources.
- Community Services
- Drivers’ and Learner Driver’s Licenses
- Public Parks and Amenities
- Sport Facilities
- Youth and Gender Development
- Waste Management
- Community Safety
- Fire and Rescue
- Law Enforcement
- Disaster Management
- Water and Sanitation
- Financial Services
- Town Planning and Building Control