Good holiday destinations for families or couples! Try Knysna and Plett!

POSTED IN: Adventure, General, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay

With the world so accessible via the internet, it can be hard to pick good holiday destinations because we’re all so spoiled for choice! Well, we’re here to help. In our opinion, Knysna and Plett both cater for adults and children respectively, in very unique ways. This makes both Plettenberg Bay and Knysna a good holiday destination if you need to find a happy medium and keep all of the family in good spirits.

We’re going to take a look at the advantages of each, so that you can make an easy and informed decision for your dream holiday at the coast.

good holiday destinations Plett and Knysna

It’s vacation time!

Good holiday destinations should cater for everyone…

1. Knysna – ‘the best of both’
If we look at Knysna as a holiday spot, it is particularly versatile in that it offers two distinct bodies of water. The saltwater sea, for adults (and children under supervision), as well as the freshwater Knysna lagoon for more shallow waters and kid-friendly surf. What a pleasure!

For couples and families alike, the Knysna lagoon provides the perfect spot to attempt most water sports and aqua activities. Couples can delight in many chartered cruises on and around the lagoon. The Knysna ferry is a fabulously romantic activity, serving drinks and fresh oysters on board. Knysna Charters offer a wide ranges of cruises including a sunset cruise or oyster cruise as well as Kayaks for you to hire. Tel 082 892 0469 |

Don’t miss the Knysna forest! The majestic looming scale of the trees and the appeal of ‘the woods’ is sure to keep your kids intrigued. A forest tour on foot along one of the flatter trails is a wonderful family activity – and an educational one too. Have a look at Knysna Forest Tours for the various trails and options (also some great moderate and complex hikes and walks available for the adults!). Tel +27 82 783 8392 |

If that doesn’t excite the younger ones, consider a trip to Monkeyland primate centre at the Crags. Sightings are guaranteed, so have cameras at the ready! Tel +27 (0) 44 534 8906 | Right next to Monkeyland is Birds of Eden sure to be another highlight for the whole family. Their contact details are the same as per Monkeyland listed above.

Au Pair services in Knysna and Plett may be something to consider if you require a qualified live-in helper to assist with child-minding for the duration of your stay. This can be invaluable especially during sight-seeing trips or family outings to the beach. For your convenience we’ve included Great Au Pair‘s website – where you can use the quick search function to search for various child minders and Au Pairs in Knysna or Plett.

‘A good holiday destination should offer something to do for  all family members, both young and old; Knysna, Plett and Noetzie do just that!

If you’ve decided Knysna is your chosen holiday destination, all that’s left is to decide on your luxury self-catering rental property! We’ve selected the following outstanding Knysna accommodation, which may be well-suited to your needs. If not, there are more exclusive luxury rental properties in Knysna here.

2. Plett – ‘the best kept secret’
Plett has the great advantage of having a temperate climate; not too extreme and is therefore perfect for kids. The average midday temperatures for Plettenberg Bay range from 19.1°C (66.2 °F) in July to 26.8°C (80.2°F) in February.

The waters of Plettenberg Bay are also mild in terms of temperature. Here’s a handy chart showing the average monthly sea temperatures. Plett also offers a huge variety of children’s activities from paintballing to canopy tours above the trees.

Plett also offers diverse activities for adults and seniors. For the holidaying couple, the immaculate Goose Valley golf course offers a luxury 18 hole course. While one partner enjoys a golf day on the greens, his or her significant other might choose to be pampered at the Greenhouse Salon and Spa Tel: + 27 (0) 44 533 5934 |

There’s also loads of adventure available in and around Plett to keep the heart racing. For the adrenaline junkie, Tsitsikamma Falls Adventure offers exhilarating abseiling high above nature below. Tel: + 27 (0) 42 28 03 77 0 |

For the faint of heart, a day spent wine tasting at Bramon Wine Estate could be just what the doctor ordered! Tel: +27 (0) 44 534 8007

Good holiday destinations also definitely have to have good food.

Delicious eats can definitely make a memorable holiday experience! There are many fabulous restaurants in Plett for the discerning palate (both young and old!). If you wish to experience high style African cuisine, try Nguni Restaurant. Tel: +27 (0) 44 533 6710 |

If Plett is one of your chosen holiday destinations, then we’ve selected the following luxury property which may catch your eye as the perfect place. If not, have a browse through the créme de la créme of luxury rental properties in Plettenberg Bay on offer here.

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