Enjoy the best of both worlds of coastal living. The majestic Knysna area offers both relaxing and exhilarating activities.

Whether you’re looking to pursue adrenaline-inducing pastimes or wish to experience a restful retreat, there’s bound to be a recreational activity to suit your fancy.

Outdoor enthusiasts will feel overwhelmed with the wide variety of activities the Garden Route has to offer. Let the retreat of a lifetime begin!


Knysna is a dream destination for golfers of all skill levels. Numerous courses are situated a short drive from Head over Hills: Pezula Championship Golf Course, the Jack Nicklaus-designed Simola and the local Knysna Golf Club. The Goose Valley and Pinnacle Point Golf Clubs, as well as the world-renowned Fancourt Links, are all located no more than an hour and a half’s drive away.

Thanks to our corporate partnership, Head over Hills guests enjoy preferential rates when golfing at the Pezula Championship Course. Price per person per round is available upon request. Please book at info@headoverhills.co.za or +27 (0)44 384 0384.

Explore Knysna

When looking to explore Knysna, guests are absolutely spoilt for choice! Animal lovers will want to pay a visit to the Knysna Elephant Park or Birds of Eden in nearby Plettenberg Bay. To take in the area’s scenic beauty, opt for a Brenton-on-Sea beach walk, Garden of Eden short walk or go on a Knysna Scootour. There’s still so much more to do and see along the beautiful Garden Route. Our owners will be happy to make suggestions for various other activities in and around Knysna.

Boat Sailing & Cruise

Water lovers can enjoy sunset cruises across the sweeping lagoon and out through the iconic Heads. Be sure to book a boat trip with Ocean Sailing Charters on one of their luxury sailing catamarans through the Heads. It’s an absolute must-do when you’re in Knysna! Or, if you’re visiting Knysna in winter, book a close encounter whale watching trip with Ocean Odyssey.

Go for a stroll at Coney Glen Beach, which is approximately 800 meters from Head over Hills. Brenton-on-Sea, Plettenberg Bay, and Buffels Bay are all nearby beaches with lifeguards on duty during the season.

Knysna Activities

Biking, hiking and trail running is a great way to explore the area. Keen cyclists looking for a challenge will enjoy exploring the hills surrounding our boutique hotel. For a more casual experience, bike towards Knysna for magnificent views of the Heads, ocean and lagoon along the way. Our forests feature various beautiful mountain biking routes as well.

Beauty & Relaxation

Enhancing the tranquil atmosphere created by Head over Hills’ views are our in-house massage offerings. Should you be interested, please inform our staff. We will gladly schedule a convenient time for your treatment.


It's the perfect accompaniment for excursions or boat trips. You can request a special Luxury Picnic Basket, prepared by our chef according to your specific tastes and needs.


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