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Goukamma Nature Reserve

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Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 5510
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Beautiful uninterrupted nature

A very nice beach to stop at if you are in the area. The sea is a bit rough, but the water is... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2015
Mississauga, Canada

If you like walking on the beach or dunes this is the best. You can do either or both and depending... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2015
Pretoria, South Africa
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Goukamma is situated between Buffalo Bay and Sedgefield, and offers wonderful beaches, epic sand dunes, flowing river mouths and unspoiled coastal forests.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna 6570, South Africa

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Reviewed 1 December 2015

A very nice beach to stop at if you are in the area. The sea is a bit rough, but the water is pleasant. Nice beach walk without any houses etc in the background. A stop worth making.

1  Thank staceyw89
Reviewed 18 October 2015

If you like walking on the beach or dunes this is the best. You can do either or both and depending on the weather will see everything from whales out at sea to misty ozone oozing indigenous forests.

1  Thank tripaPretoria
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Most people drive past Goukamma on the way to Buffelsbaai...little do they know that Goukamma offers a serene riverside experience with some great hiking trails and very decent accommodation options. We stayed at the Otters Rest Camp lodge - it's recently renovated with a panoramic...More

1  Thank Neil M
Reviewed 1 July 2015

A lovely beach and fabulous backdrop. The area is so isolated and yet easily accessible from Knysna. We just loved the strolls and idyllic surroundings. Thoroughly recommended.

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Reviewed 7 April 2015

We booked 4 nights in for 2 families in Buffalo valley. Both bookings were for the cottages on the river, however, a week before we were due to arrive, one family were switched to the Vlei cottage because the solar panels had been stolen from...More

2  Thank jimiti
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

We had a very pleasant stay. There is a beautiful stretch of beach a short walk away that almost completely empty. There are a few scenic walking trails of varying length as well as kayaking, birdwatching and other activities. Knysna is also just a short...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 20 February 2015

We didn't visit the whole reserve but the beaches, accessed from the Buffels Bay road, are stunning. Park on the road by the vlei before the road turns left and walk to the west. An enormous, empty sandy beach stretches before you towards Wilderness backed...More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We crossed over on the ferry (used our muscles to pull the boat across!) and did a mixed walk of at least two of the routes, starting with a lovely walk along the beach where there wasn't a soul around for miles and miles. There...More

Thank DJD140215
Reviewed 15 February 2015

We went on several hikes in Goukamma Nature Reserve. We loved them - but we also found them much more strenuous and remote than expected. So consider what you are doing, and be well prepared. Plenty of water and sun blocker, snacks (you will need...More

2  Thank Kurt M
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Take a drive towards Buffels Bay and you will be delighted with the scenery on both sides of the road. I have walked the beach several times on the left hand side - you can now walk as far as Sedgefield on the beach. Just...More

Thank PrimUk
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Response from Bonnie v | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if you are allowed to take pets in. Your best bet would be to phone them and ask directly.