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Featherbed Nature Reserve

Address: Remembrance Drive, Knysna | Ferry from Municipal Jetty, Knysna 5270, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 44 382 1693
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Ranked #6 of 24 Attractions in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: Featherbed is a privately-owned, registered Nature Reserve and a South African Heritage Site...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

As far as organized tours go this is a great one for singles, groups, kids and grandparents. We opted for a morning tour that needed with a buffet lunch at the nature reserve restaurant. The trip to the top of the Knysna head was fun as we were towed up the hill by a tractor in safari- style trailers. Once... More 

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Guiseley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Stayed in Knysna as part of Titan Tours UK who offered Featherbed Nature Reserve half day trip as an optional extra.On balance I tend to be sceptical of add ons but whilst I cant remember the price it seemed reasonable and it included lunch so we took up the offer and found the whole trip well worth the price. We... More 

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Featherbed Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Michael R Thank you so much for your comments. Regards Management More 

Lancashire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We were staying by the lagoon in knysna so this was a nice local thing to do . The trip starts with a boat ride across the lovely knysna lagoon , followed by a tractor ride up the steep hill to "the heads" . You then have the option to walk back down the headland to the boat landing area... More 

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Thank you so much for your comments. Regards Management More 

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8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Ride with the fairy to the reserve was quite pleasant the guide was a lso nice and had good knowledge of the area. Got on to the truck and drove up the mountain from where you can see the hole of Knysna and the Heads. Here you can shoose to take the walk down or drive if you do not... More 

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Thanks Billy H for your comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Featherbed. Regards Management More 

Bunbury
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48 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Lovely cruise to featherbed reserve , nice drive to the top and a choice to ride down or walk it. Wonderful views. A huge buffet meal was provided as we had the lunch time cruise and trip.

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Thanks Wendy for your comments. Regards Management More 

Johannesburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My mom and I wanted to explore the western Knysna head, which you have to book a tour with the Featherbed company for. The guide was lovely and informative, the walk was breathtaking and the lunch was really delicious traditional SA food. I personally prefer to hike alone and not in a large group but it was an enjoyable experience.

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Dear Katja-tjie Thank you for your comments. Regards Management More 

Wezembeek-Oppem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The whole trip is very enjoyable, from the boat transfer to the walk itself and also the area site is beautifully situated. People intending to do the walk should know in advance that it is rather steep with a lot of uneven stairs to manage. But it is all downhill for at least more than 1 km.

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Dear MarcB Thank you for your comments and recommendations. Regards Management More 

Fenton, Illinois
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305 reviews 305 reviews
90 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

To get to the Featherbed Company we took a serene boat ride with an informative guide. Next we took a fun ride up the mountain in a truck!! Finally armed with a walking stick I began my rainforest walk. This was a treat looking at all the flowers and trees and bushes. Then every so often I would see the... More 

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Featherbed Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Peonyrose Thank you so much for the lovely description of our eco tour. We couldn't have said it any better. We are pleased to see you felt and experienced the same passion we have for our beautiful piece of nature. Regards Management More 

Oslo, Norway
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Nice boat trip with an informative guide. Lovely walks down the hill. The lunch at the restaurant was not very tasty, and most of the food was cold. Its a shame since the food in South Africa is so good!

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Featherbed Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Koben Thank you for your review. We regret that you experienced the food to be cold as the buffet is a hot and cold buffet. Kindly email me the date that you were at the Featherbed Nature Reserve so we can investigate further. Please email sales@featherbed.co.za Regards Management More 

Mokopane, South Africa
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The fauna and flora of the reserve and all the information provided by the knowledgeable guide. What will remain on my mind forever is dining in the wilderness, surrounded by singing birds and the soothing sound of the ocean.

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The Featherbed C, Public Relations Manager at Featherbed Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Glenn M Wow what a beautiful memory to have!! Thank you so much for your comments. Regards Management More 

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