The Knysna Lagoon opens between two sandstone cliffs known as the Heads – once proclaimed by the British Royal Navy to be the most dangerous harbour entrance in the world. The Knysna Lagoon is one of the area’s chief tourist attractions and is a popular spot for local fishermen and water sports enthusiasts. Some of the bird species that may be spotted around the lagoon include sandpipers, stilts, herons, the malachite and pied kingfishers, black oystercatcher, African fish eagle, Knysna woodpecker, and Knysna warbler. Fishing – Home to leerfish (Garrick), mullet, skate, elf (shad), grunter, white steenbras and Cape stumpnose, this is a prime spot for fishermen. Some prefer to take a boat out and enjoy the peaceful bobbing of the water, while others sit on the shores and jetties in wait for a promising bite. The gorgeous views are an added bonus. Boating – Yachts, catamarans and motorboats are permanent fixtures of the Knysna Lagoon. Sailing and embarking on sundowner cruises are fantastic ways to experience its beauty, and to soak up the stunning vistas of the Knysna Heads. Water sports – Whether summer or winter, water sports enthusiasts are seen taking advantage of the unhindered stretches of water and calm conditions.
The photo was taken during October 2016 at Knysna Heads, Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa.