Knysna, a town enclosed by the green canopy of indigenous trees, is an award winning beacon beacon of South African tourism along the Garden Route. It is situated on the northern shore of a large warm-water estuary known as the Knysna Lagoon. This sparkling body of water is where five fresh water rivers, flowing from the Outeniqua Mountains, meets a surge of sea water from the Indian Ocean. Marking this meeting place are two large headlands known as the Knysna Heads – a pair of towering sandstone cliffs. This area provides an idyllic setting for sundowner cruises, shopping at the Knysna Waterfront and leisurely dining while overlooking the glassy lagoon.