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River Deck Resort

The RiverDeck group offers a full turn-key solution catering to all the needs around your specific requirements.

Knysna Elephant Park

Founded in 1994, The Knysna Elephant Park was the first facility in South Africa to house and care for orphaned African elephants. The present KEP herd numbers ten - the largest domesticated matriarchal herd in the country. Our facilities are world class and our style of management ensures that our elephants interact with guests on their own terms.
Within this habitat, our elephant experiences offer guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with our elephants; but still gives the elephants the space and freedom to choose where they want to move, what they want to eat and who they want to interact with.

Knysna Elephant Park offers the following experiences:

Daily Tours:
Our Daily Tours leave every half hour, every day, from our reception / visitor's centre. Guests are transported to the field where you have the opportunity to interact, feed and walk amongst our herd of African Elephants. Responsible and educational interactions enable guests to appreciate the awe-inspiring presence of these animals, on elephant terms. There are no fences to spoil the close encounter and our environment encourages elephants to exhibit natural behaviours. Our experience duration is 45 - 60 minutes, but guests are welcome to spend as much time as they wish with the elephants.

Elephant Breakfast Picnic Walks:
Experience an early morning walk with our elephants - welcoming the new day at 'elephant pace'. Ending at our lapa venue, this package includes a breakfast basket filled with delicious goodies, for you to enjoy while you overlook the Outeniqua mountains and the valley with indigenous forest.

Elephant Walks:
Experience an incredible scenic walk, meandering through the Park at elephant pace with panoramic views of the Outeniqua mountains and Knysna Forest. Join our guides who will relate informative 'elephant tales' while you follow in the footsteps of these remarkable animals. Round this off with refreshments at the Elephant Park restaurant.


RiverDeck Weddings, Functions & Events venue

We offer one of the most picturesque and unique Chapels and Wedding Venues in the Garden Route.

The Chapel and Old School will give any wedding or function the ultimate feel of olden days gone by. As the Chapel was once the Goukamma Post Office and the Old School was the Goukamma School, lovingly restored, it lends itself to an atmosphere of past tranquility with country feel. All furniture and décor are antiques of the Garden Route area in keeping with the sense of history and tradition of the Chapel and Old School.

The Chapel can comfortably seat 70 people inside
The Old School Reception Venue can seat 80 comfortably. Contact us for information on our packages which include cutlery, crockery, tables,chairs, bar services,staff and your own personal wedding assistant .
Seating for the Chapel and Old School can be extended with the hire of marquee tents to accommodate 120 comfortably.

The Chapel & Old School is the ideal location for hosting functions and special occasions. From intimate dinner parties, children's birthday parties to glamorous celebrations and celebrity events.

The gardens provide a picturesque setting for outdoor and indoor events, with lush fruit trees and just the slightest hint of fresh herbs all round. Luxury Marques can be hired and erected upon request

The Chapel and Old School Wedding Chapel and Reception Venue,Buffalo Bay

The Liquid Lounge

The Liquid lounge is a bar, restaurant & night club located at pledge square in knysna.

There is a warm welcoming atmosphere where you can enjoy a good meal while sitting at the bar or on one of the comfortable couches.

There is a juke box where you can choose whatever music you desire.

Later in the evening we have louder music for those who wish to dance. We also have Djs and live bands on occasions.

Open from 10am till late.

It's a great venue for lunch, dinner , dancing and a fun filled evening.


The Liquid Lounge Knysna

Garden Route Art Galleries and Artists

Art Gallery, Local Artists, Art Exhibitions, art society's, Art lessons & Classes, Artwork, art supplies and Art shops.

Variety of Art Galleries, artists, art shops and tutors giving lessons & classes in the Garden Route - Mossel Bay, Great Brak, Hartenbos, George, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay

Knysna Oyster Festival 2013

Knysna Oyster Festival 2013 - The Best 10 days of your Winter!

The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is one of South Africa’s most popular festivals with huge appeal for sports lovers, families and those in search of a great party!

More than 100 exciting events ranging from cycling, running and adventure races to wine and whisky tastings and gala evenings, are expected to draw about 65 000 people to the beautiful Garden Route town over the 10 days of the festival.

The festival’s two main sporting events, the Pick n Pay Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon and the Pick n Pay Weekend Argus Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour, will give participants the unique opportunity to run and cycle through the ancient indigenous forests of Knysna and experience the scenic beauty of the area.

And if marathons are not your style, there’s a full programme of adventure and soft sports for the whole family to participate in, including paddling, golf, bowls, soccer, night biking and angling.

Oyster-related events include the annual oyster-shucking (opening) competition, the ever-popular oyster eating competition and the Pick n Pay Oyster & Wine Mardi Gras – a fabulous evening of oysters and wine tasting.

Oyster Hotspots will be selling oysters in a variety of tastes and flavours at give-away prices!

The South African Navy, which always plays a huge part in the success of the Festival, will once again be visiting Knysna, making a grand entrance through the Knysna Heads in their huge minesweepers. And the Navy’s internationally acclaimed band will entertain festival-goers during the street parade and live concert at the Waterfront.

There’s a great programme for kids too – the Pick n Pay Young Oyster Festival includes youth theatre, puppet shows, creative art workshops and cooking courses. The Knysna Sport School Sports Fair will give kids the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of sports, free of charge.

The Pick n Pay Oyster Festival Guide featuring the full programme and a list of all Hotspots, will be available soon from the Knysna and Sedgefield Tourism offices.
Watch the Press for details!


Food and Drink

Woodmill Beer Classic
Whisky and Oysters
Wine Festival
Oyster Eating Competition
Flavours of knysna
Master Chef
Oyster Sucking Competition
Brandy and Oysters

Club Ultimate

Ultimate is the place to be for fun, laughs, good company and great atmosphere!

Open till late for your enjoyment!

BIG SCREEN and energetic atmosphere perfect for watching all major sporting events

Always specials on the go, Something for everyone

Jude Box, Deck Mixing, Great food, Lots of space for dancing, Drink specials and big party events through out the year.

Ultimate Night Club Knysna

The Knysna Old Gaol Art Gallery

The Knysna Old Gaol Art Gallery was founded and is run by the Knysna Arts & Crafts Society - a non profit organization. The aim behind the gallery is to provide local artists an opportunity to display their work, a new exhibition shows every 2-4 weeks.