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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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Great ½ day trip

A great little trip across the lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, then a short hike to some memorable view spots. At the end, a quite unexpectedly fine lunch comes as part... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A great little trip across the lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, then a short hike to some memorable view spots. At the end, a quite unexpectedly fine lunch comes as part of the deal. Tip: take one of the walking sticks which are offered at the start.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Featherbed nature reserve. Purchased tickets at R550 each from ticket office. Unsure what to expect as a couple of coach loads of tourists joined us on the lagoon ferry. The crossing takes about 40 minutes at a very steady pace. The guide provided us with information on the history of Knysna as we crossed. Once we landed, there was a... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Boat trip out to Knysna Heads, with a tractor train to the top of the hill then a walk back down to a buffet lunch. Fantastic walk back with great views. They say it's easy and it is - I did it with a 2yr old on my back and had no problems (thought the steps might be tricky in... More 

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

Dear Amadeus67 Thank you for your comments. Regards Management More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

What a day. Boat trip to the reserve, tractor train to pull our party to the top of the cliffs. Magnificent views over the heads and the lagoon entrance. the 2.2 Km walk down to the restaurant was challenging but worth it with all the views etc. Many stairs and quite steep and rocky in places. It's not mandatory to... More 

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Dear Elephant2011 Thank you for your review, we are pleased you had a nice day out. Regards Management More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was a definite highlight from my trip to South Africa. Book a tour on the Knysna waterfront and get a boat ride over to the reserve. After a quick stop at the cafe, you are given a lift up to the top of the Heads. It is also possible to get a lift back down for those less able... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We thought this was an excellent outing, starting with the boat ride on the lagoon, the tractor train ride up the cliff, the 2.2 Km. walk down with spectacular views over the Heads and lagoon entrance, and then a very tasty buffet lunch. The food was excellent! We would highly recommend the experience!

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Dear Diwaldo21 Awesome review, thanks so much. Regards Managment More 

Gorey, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went in March-perhaps fauna and flora more abundant in prior months. Excellent walk anyway, tho' do bring the stick offered. Our Guide Helen (Persello) was wonderful-such a pity her mike did not work on our trek up the mountain (to walk down!) in the open carriages. Helen gave a great talk on the boat across. Lunch fantastic afterwards - a... More 

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

Dear Christy Thank you for you review. We apologise for the microphone failure on the vehicle. It appears the gremlins were on the loose. Regards Management More 

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great views, a boat ride and then off exploring the scenery, not for the unfit when climbing down the mountain, take the stick Good lunch, an enjoyable day out

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Dear Clifford Thank you for your comments. Regards Management More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The experience was greatly enhanced by a very well informed and a guide who not only spoke clearly but made the whole experience a delight for my guests. Thank you Allie ( I hope the spelling is correct )

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Dear TourAfriSouth Thanks for your comments. We will pass it on to Allie. Regards Management More 

Durban, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Take a boat ride from the waterfront to the nature reserve where u get transported to the top of the head from which you begin the hike down to the waters edge. Ample birdlife abounds as well as fauna in all colours. Brilliant guides with smiles on their faces all through the hike. Unique viewpoints & only chance to capture... More 

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