The crime level on Leisure Isle, fortunately, is comparatively very low, with Leisure Isle Residents' Association (LIRA) funding the security operation on the Island via members' annual subscriptions.

Security is provided by Allsound, with a 24/7, proactive security model that benefits all homeowners, residents and visitors.

The LIRA security hut at the entrance to Leisure Isle is manned on a 24-hour basis, and guards patrol the Island regularly throughout the day and night, both on bicycle and vehicle. Their duties are specifically to monitor, evaluate, prevent and report crimes or potential crimes and sustain security awareness.

Cameras, incorporating sophisticated artificial intelligence capability, are mounted at the entrance/exit to the Island, as well as Green Hole, to record all incoming and outgoing vehicles and pedestrians.

LIRA and Allsound work together to constantly evaluate the security operation, and make upgrades and changes when necessary.
  • ISLAND SECURITY HELPLINE (Guards) : 083 330 8533
  • ALLSOUND CONTROL CENTRE : 044 382 5589


Knysna is a 'Fireworks-free zone'. In terms of a regulation promulgated in 2004 by the Knysna Municipality, the use of all forms of fireworks is prohibited in all public places, streets and beaches. The ban is backed by stiff penalties of a fine of R600 or 12 months imprisonment. Permission may be granted on an ad hoc basis for fireworks displays, provided very stringent regulations are adhered to.

Braai Fires

With the exception of the public braai facilities at Green Hole, no picnic braai fires or any other fires are allowed at any parks, beaches or public open spaces on Leisure Isle.

Crowds during peak holiday season

Each year-end LIRA, in partnership with the Knysna Municipality, SA Police and Allsound Security, formulates a plan to ensure that day visitors to Green Hole and elsewhere can enjoy a safe and pleasant outing. Traffic and parking in particular are given attention, and measures are put in place to ensure adequate ongoing cleaning of facilities and collection of litter. Temporary toilets are placed at Green Hole and Bollard Bay.

Knysna Municipality provides a number of law enforcing personnel who assist with crowd control, and Allsound Security provides additional personnel and patrol vehicles.

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