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Living a Golf Lifestyle in Knysna, South_Africa

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Where to Retire in Knysna and Home Prices

There are numerous estates that retirees will find attractive (See Knysna Active Communities link at top right).  Some of those are built around golf courses, while others offer great views. Homes tend to be a bit more expensive in this area due to its popularity, with small but nice homes starting around 900,000 R and going up to 6 million R or so (the Rand converts to .097 U.S. $.)

What is special about Knysna

This is a beautiful area popular with tourists and retirees alike.  British and former expatriates are attracted here due to the year-round warm climate. The town has also become a preferred destination among golfers, as the town boasts several world class golf courses including Pezula Golf Course, Simola Golf Course and the well established Knysna Golf Course situated on the lagoon.

What is not special about Knysna

You might not like it if you don't want to live in a tourist community.

Climate and Physical Environment

Kynsna is located along the N2 National Highway some 72 kim east of George. This area was difficult to settle because the land is separated by deep gorges and high mountains. The climate is Mediterranean with summers rarely getting above 30 C and winters mild to chilly, not usually getting below 17 C or so. The coastline is quite picturesque.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

According to Wikipedia Knysna hosts a variety of events annually, which draw considerable numbers of visitors. Those include the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival (late June/early July); the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras (end of April/beginning of May); Gastronomica lifestyle festival, which promotes healthy eating and organic principles (September); and the Rastafarian Earth Festival held at the end of July. As a tourist town there are many restaurants.

Crime

There is crime in certain areas of Knysna.

Medical facilities

Nearby George has more extensive medical facilities although resources here include Knysna Hospital.

Transportation

The N2 Highway goes through town. George has the nearest airport.

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