Knysna is located between George and Plettenberg Bay. There is a green Mediterranean Maritime climate with rain falling throughout the year. Knysna is wrapped by local forests extending into the Tsitsikamma National Park region. Located between the remarkable Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, the beautiful capital of oysters and other delicious seafood is an essential break in the journey on every traveler's route. The town is a popular destination for both tourists and senior citizens entering retirement, especially among the British and former expatriates due to the year-round warm climate. Newly the town has also become a preferred destination among golfers, as the town features many world class golf courses. Knysna too is a favorite haunt of artists, restaurateurs and hippies.