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Goukamma Nature Reserve

Address: Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Phone Number: 0443825510
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Ranked #11 of 23 Attractions in Knysna
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: Goukamma is situated between Buffalo Bay and Sedgefield, and offers wonderful beaches, epic sand dunes, flowing river mouths and unspoiled coastal forests.

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Stunning accommodation with multitude of outdoor things to do in the vicinity. Recommend as eco friendly and knowledgeable rangers.

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

They don't have any idea what a wonderful treasure this is… The gate price for entry is very reasonable, and you don't get too much assistance in terms of explaining trails and such. But it really is not tricky, and you can do some wonderful walks with sea views. We did a walk that took us through some original forest... More

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Leicester, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Cracking beach - miles and miles of sand - deserted when we visited which added to the attraction - an abundance of birdlife to view whilst watching the waves crash in - Fantastic!

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Southlake, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We enjoyed the beach walk from Groenvlei area. Next time we will start at the other end and possibly canoe.

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bluffton, SC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Do yourself a favor and please spend an afternoon hiking and canoeing here. It is absolutely stunning and is a diamond in the rough. Breathtaking scenery!

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Edmonton, Alberta
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This beach was deserted the day were were there and the ocean was so crystyalline. Absolutely beautiful walk.

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Herzele, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Very nice to hike, with nice views (we saw whales and seals from there). The fauna and flora is beautiful.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Nice reserve, we rented a kayak and kayaked up the estuary. It was relaxing. I wish we had more time to do some of the hikes in the reserve

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Knysna, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Goukamma Reserve and beach are too nice for words.... come for birdwatching and canoing if the wind is not too strong and swim in the river or walk the trail....do not expect other animals and bring a picnic basket.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

If you are a Nature person this is a must, walking along the unspoiled beach and the green unique forest opens a door to your soul that you wil never gorget.

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