Pezula is conveniently situated on the outskirts of central Knysna, a bustling lagoon-side community, twice voted South Africa's favourite vacation town. In 2015, TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards named Knysna as South Africa’s no.2 destination.

Its great scenic beauty and temperate climate are complemented by modern amenities and conveniences, including excellent health-care facilities, many fine restaurants, coffee shops and bars, art galleries and museums.

Knysna is a paradise for nature lovers and those who like the outdoors. The lagoon offers numerous water sports including sailing, canoeing, fishing and skiing. The surrounding indigenous forests have marked trails for hiking and mountain biking. Various adventure sports on offer include quad biking, abseiling, kite surfing, ballooning and paragliding.

Featherbed on the Western Head is a privately-owned nature reserve and a South African Heritage site. Ferries provide regular excursions across the lagoon to the reserve. Knysna is famous for its oyster industry and many restaurants and bars offer the delicacy on their menus.

Knysna Elephant Park, Monkeyland and Birds of Eden are popular animal sanctuaries which provide visitors with the opportunity to get close to Africa's wildlife.