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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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A must-do when visiting Knysna

Very well done! Ally our guide was extremely knowledgeable, genuinely focused on ensuring everyone had a safe and enjoyable visit. Boat trip to Featherbed was comfortable and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very well done! Ally our guide was extremely knowledgeable, genuinely focused on ensuring everyone had a safe and enjoyable visit. Boat trip to Featherbed was comfortable and a great opportunity to learn about Knysna and the Reserve. Tractor trip to top was also a great experience and with wonderful vistas. The walk was an easy 2km hike. Ally was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The featherbed nature reserve is an example of what the east headland would look like if it was not developed. Its natural and pristine and a visit there is not only informative but beautiful. It's a fun trip that starts with a boat trip from the east head and then either a walk or train trip to the top from... More 

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

We are so appreciative of your positive comments, thank you for taking the time out to do so. We love our piece of paradise, on the Western Headland! More 

Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Awesome Reserve, done the trip to the Reserve and walk a number of times and do recommend it to my guests. You will not be disappointed from the time you book to the end of the tour. Staff are well trained and nothing is too much for them, they go the extra mile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You get a good view of the Knysna lagoon and its whereabouts and of course The Heads. Lunch is provided on this tour

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

the Knysna lagoon. featherbed nature preserve - picturesque ferry ride from town - offers a walking tour of native plants and wildlife; you drive up the cliff in jeep drawn train cars and then hike down with local guide: beautiful views, informative learning experience. our group ate at their restaurant on the pier; besides the wonderful view, the food was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Right from the start you know this is going to be special. The guides on the ferry over has some great tales to tell plus great jokes....... The reserve it self is a stunning mixture of flora, fauna & sea views. Don't miss this trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

We had the most amazing experience with our wonderful guide Allie. The walk was well worth it,as the view was breath taking. The lunch was great. We could not have asked for a better trip during our honeymoon!!!!!! Thank you for your great work and making it such a wonderful memory

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The views were spectacular. The tour guide (alley) was very warm and pleasant, fun to chat with and was quite knowledgeable about the area. The food was absolutely amazing, I would go back almost just for the food. Had a great time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

When you are a fan of individual travelling, this is not the place for you. We (a couple) went there, because it was recommended to us. Sure, it is the only way to visit the Knysna head and explore the nature a bit, but the excursion comes at a good price and it is very crowded. We were on a... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I’m with the minority who feel that this is a disappointing attraction. Some reviewers have commended the guide’s commentary. I agree she’s got a good stand-up comedy act, but she hardly did any guiding on our tour. I was hoping for some interesting wildlife but, apart from a brief glimpse of a drongo, there were just occasional seabirds visible and... More 

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

Dear Dierama Thank you for your comments. Ally has always been commended by our guests for her guiding so it is with regret that we hear you did not enjoy it. As for your expectation to see wildlife we are a nature reserve and do not market ourselves for possible wildlife viewings. Our spectacular views is what we are known... More 

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Address: Remembrance Drive, Knysna | Ferry from Municipal Jetty, Knysna 5270, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 44 382 1693
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna

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