The Knysna Heads are two cliffs that form the Knysna Lagoon. You can access the Eastern Head Viewpoint easily by car and take advantage of the spectacular views from above.
The Western Knysna Head is a private reserve and hardcore, which requires you to ferry into, badass style. We went to the Eastern Head since we just arrived in South Africa and were not looking for anything too crazy the first day. After 24+ hours of traveling, you kinda just want to take it easy and do something outdoors.
Accessing the Eastern Knysna Head is easy via Google Maps and is well marked with signs. There’s a small parking lot that you can park at to access the view points and walking path.
Eastern Knysna Head Viewpoint
From the viewpoint, you’ll be able to see Indian Ocean and the Western Knysna Head from way high up.
Since the Heads are steep cliffs, waves from the ocean smash into the rocks with spectacular force.
The viewpoint is well maintained with brick paths, guardrails, and plenty of Instagram-friendly photo ops.
Coney Glen Beach
After you’re done gazing from above, you can head to Coney Glen Beach to experience the Knysna Heads from sea level. You’ll hop back into your car and take a short drive to the parking area for Coney Glen Beach.
Descending down the wooden stairs, you’ll have the chance to come up close to the power of the waves.
The fun of Coney Glen Beach is that you can climb up the boulders and fee the ocean mist up close. It’s a great time to think about your purpose in life or just zone out since you’re still jet lagged. ????
You can make your own view points. The currents are strong so this is area is not meant for swimming. Just gazing.
Eastern Knysna Head View Point
4 View Point
The Heads, Knysna
No fee, FREE entry.2