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“One of the best Slack Packing routes.”

Goukamma Nature Reserve
Ranked #20 of 76 things to do in Knysna
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Owner description: Goukamma is situated between Buffalo Bay and Sedgefield, and offers wonderful beaches, epic sand dunes, flowing river mouths and unspoiled coastal forests.
Sedgefield, South Africa
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“One of the best Slack Packing routes.”
Reviewed 23 July 2012

The 1st Days hike takes you along the Ridge overlooking the Sea and then later the Lake, later you drop down into an extensive Milkwood forest. After spending the night in Mvubu bush camp on the lake you start the 2nd day hike along the beach. This stretch is about 12 km and is done during low tide. The fossil dunes are very prominent along this beach stretch. All and All a very rewarding Hike

Visited July 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Ever-changing”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Wow - I've been here twice and it was entirely different both times. Once, the statins in the water created a brown/orange swirl running out to sea, the like of which I've never seen. The other time the water was 'normal', but the meanders are marvellous for lying back and watching the world go by, and I've not seen more than a couple of ther people on the beach either time. the waves in the sea can get big, so be careful, but it's absolutely worth the short drive off the main route. there was a hostel serving cold drinks by the car park last time I was there - very welcome after walking far enough up the estuary to float back down.

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Knysna
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3 reviews
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“Close to nature”
Reviewed 30 June 2012

Great picnic place with ities.braai facil Also great for canoeing.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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“Relaxed”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

This is set in a beautiful surrounding. You must try kayaking on the Goukamma river. Good fun!

Visited April 2012
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic scenery!”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

We had a lovely walk here late afternoon, so beautiful with big breakers and miles of pristine beaches. Popular with fishermen but you can soon find your own piece of paradise!

Visited January 2012
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