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“A must do in Knysna”

Featherbed Nature Reserve
Ranked #7 of 76 things to do in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Featherbed is a privately-owned, registered Nature Reserve and a South African Heritage Site, No.59. It is a pristine piece of paradise situated on the Western Head of Knysna and is accessible by ferry only.In order to protect the splendour of the natural beauty, access to the Reserve is controlled. Numbers are limited and visits are only permitted in the company of the Reserve's specialist guides.
Hout Bay, South Africa
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“A must do in Knysna”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

The featherbed Eco tour and walk is a must do in Knysna . Before you go check the weather , if it's raining don't go . It's a very popular tour and if you looking for peaceful solitude go for a walk in the Knysna Forrest instead . How ever if you want a scenic walk with spectacular views and witty informative guides then this is the tour for you . The walk is over uneven ground and in some areas there are no rails . You need to be physically capable of doing the walk . The views of the Indian Ocean and Knysna are magical . After the walk there is a excellent buffet with the highlight being ice cream and chocolate sauce . Then it's back in the boat for a scenic trip back to Knysna . If you enjoy the trip remember to not be a cheap skate and TIP THE GUIDE .

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“A natural experience”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

By far this is the best nature experience of Knysna with the possibilities to stretch your legs. A beautiful walk through pure nature down to the coast gives you unlimited view of the lagoon and you can spot the antelopes and birds of Knysna. In Combination with the boat ride over and a sumptuous lunch not to be missed

Visited June 2014
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Featherbed Nature Reserve, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Dear PZan

It is always great to see a review like yours. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

We are so pleased you enjoyed the tour.

Please do visit us again.

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Australind, Australia
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“A wonderful experience”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We visited the Reserve on 23 may 2014. Very enjoyable. Our tour guide, name ?Lucy, was just great as were the staff at the restaurant and the crew of the boat. it was so nice to be close to nature.

Highly recommended.

Chandi & Bella Vethanayagam

Visited May 2014
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Featherbed Nature Reserve, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Dear Chandi VV

We are so pleased you enjoyed your tour. Thank you for taking the time to post a review.

Enjoy your day.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Brilliant Views”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

It is a unique experience with going up the hill is a weird contraption - but thats just the start..the walk down hill is amazing ..you can not get better view of the Estuary from anywhere else..the guide Oliver was great as well

Visited May 2014
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Featherbed Nature Reserve, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Dear AlokMulye

Thank you for your comment. We agree that the views are exquisite and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your tour.


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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Best part of the visit to Knysna”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Difficult to fault what is a really great outing. The ferry trip was exciting for my daughter and the 2.2km walk felt like 100m because it goes though the most stunning scenery. The lunch at the end of the walk was also fabulous. On the way back we saw a fisheman land a fish and congratulated him with a round of applause. A brilliant day indeed

Visited May 2014
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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Featherbed Nature Reserve, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear Leslie T

Thank you so much for your comment and we are very pleased that you found the excursion most enjoyable. I am quite sure the local fisherman enjoyed the support!!

Please do visit us again.

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