This tip applies to the whole of the Garden Route not just Knysna. If you haven't booked your accomodation in advance then use the Tourist Information Centres to find somewhere to stay. You can go into these places and they will have lists and pictures of lots of local accomodation . They will call around to find out where there are vacancies and what the rates are.
Fondest memory: In Knysna they are located at 40 Main Street right in the centre of town. It can be identified by the elephant skeleton in the window.
Favorite thing: A lovely place for someone keen in photography, but do take care and rather go with a tourguide than on your own.
Favorite thing: At the Elephant Sanctuary we saw peacocks by the dozens. The were shouting at each other and just taking over, giving us an excellent display of their lovely plumage.
Favorite thing: Knysna Quays is their waterfront full of shops & eating places overlooking the knysna lagoon - a good place for sundowners