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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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Beautiful and the best thing to do in Knysna!

We took our 2.5 year and 8 year old for the boat trip, tractor drive and lunch. The walk back to the restaurant had some spectacular views per my husband's photos but not... read more

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

We took our 2.5 year and 8 year old for the boat trip, tractor drive and lunch. The walk back to the restaurant had some spectacular views per my husband's photos but not suitable for small children. My 8 year old and husband loved the walk. My 2.5 year old and me drove back on the tractor and had as... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Nature Reserve is so beautiful especially the views. The boat cruise to the nature reserve was to die for, the tractor ride up the reserve was beautiful and the views was magnificent. The Hike down back to the Restaurant was a breeze. I would highly recommend this for the tourist family trips Business etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We spent an afternoon at the featherbed reserve and it was a very pleasant experience walking the trails there, inhaling the scents of the fynbos plants and listening to the sounds of the ocean in the sea caves

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was an enjoyable few hours spent in nature. On the boat ride over to the nature reserve we had a very witty guide and the rest of the staff was very friendly. The views from the top is just stunning and the hike down very enjoyable as you take in more of the beautiful views. The lunch under the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful nature reserve, with all included and tasty food. Our guide was alley and age was awesome. Highly recommend!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

What a beautiful nature reserve, on the boat to featherbed we saw seals playing in the water, our guide Ali was fantastic, dramatic scenery, wonderful views, nice restaurant at the end. To do the walk down you need to be steady on your feet, with an average fitness level. Highly recommended.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A trip across to Featherbed Reserve is worth it just to experience the view from the top. Didn't see any animals but the ride up and back down was worth it as the views were stunning.

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A must for any traveller to Knysna. A real experience, boat trip, tractor and trailer ride, a walk down to the coast and a good meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A pleasant trip across the lagoon and a ride to the top in a tractor drawn trailer provided pleasant views across the lagoon, heads and out to the coast. Views fro the top are spectacular. Walk or tractor down. The walk is reasonably rugged and very slippery if its rained recently. There are some quite steep and rocky areas and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

beautiful walk for the nature lover tied together with a relaxing trip over the lagoon. food excellent

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