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Featherbed Nature Reserve

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Address: Remembrance Drive, Knysna | Ferry from Municipal Jetty, Knysna 5270, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 44 382 1693
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Description: Featherbed is a privately-owned, registered Nature Reserve and a South...
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.
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We visited the Featherbed Nature Reserve as part of a trail run that we did during the Oyster festival and we had a great time. Really professional & well organized . Beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Oudtshoorn
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

We visited the Featherbed Nature Reserve as part of a trail run that we did during the Oyster festival and we had a great time. Really professional & well organized . Beautiful views, stunning scenery. Highly recommended

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Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This had been booked for us by our Guest House. The day started warm and sunny but, once on the ferry type boat, the wind picked up and the clouds came over so it was a bit chilly - nobody's fault! We were taken up to the reserve by a tractor driven open train then given the option of a... More 

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Felton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We stayed at Kynsnia Hollow Country Park with Riveria,and this trip was part of our 16 day package. The visit was well organised,from boat to relatively easy walk,good grip on shoes best,wondereful lunch with many varied dishes including springbok,and octapus. Very entertaining guide,and good viewsw,made it a good experience

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Pretoria, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

A wonderful experience.. Really professional & well organized . Beautiful views, stunning scenery & a lovely hike followed by a good lunch. Highly recommended

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Bucks
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you visit South Africa, don't miss this fantastic nature reserve. It is absolutely beautiful. You go over to the nature reserve on a boat, the you a taken up to the top of the hill by tractor and walk back down through the nature reserve. I have never even such amazing views.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Very well organized. Beautiful sceneries. Very good buffet served at lunch. Walk not too hard but need good shoes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The boat ride across the lagoon to and from the Featherbed Reserve was very relaxing with a guide who told enough about the places of interest along the way. The land "train" ride up the mountain was equally fun, especially as the guide pointed out the various species of indigenous plants and explained the history of the reserve. The view... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

The 4 hr trip starts at the Knysna dock where you board a boat that meanders past fishermen and the marina to the headland on the opp shore. Climb into a 4 wheel coach for the scenic drive up to the top where the splendid views of The Heads, Knysna, the lagoon and the two main islands within the lagoon.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The Featherbed Nature reserve is a private reserve on the Western Headland of the Knysna Heads, the mouth where the large Knysna Estuary (known as the Lagoon by locals) meets the southern Indian Ocean. The headland rises high above the sea and it's from this point that things take on epic new perspectives. I started the trip with the Featherbed... More 

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Grabouw, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Expect a full day trip and long walk. Informative session from history to fauna and flora. Cruise on the lagoon, truck cart trip up to the top of the heads, a buffet lunch and one awesome view over the ocean

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