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Brenton on Sea

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Address: C.R. Swart Rd, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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+27 44 382 5510
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Brenton-on-Sea is great for walking and sunbathing and is popular with...

Brenton-on-Sea is great for walking and sunbathing and is popular with paragliders. A big rock formation, castle Rock, is a favourite fishing spot for locals. Swimming is dangerous because of rip currents.

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Awesome beach

Spent an hour walking on the stunning beach last week. If I'd had more time, I would have loved to walk the entire length all the way to Buffalo Bay.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
andykun26
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Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent an hour walking on the stunning beach last week. If I'd had more time, I would have loved to walk the entire length all the way to Buffalo Bay.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure to head off the beaten track of only to take a walk along one of the hidden gems of the Garden Route. Stunning clean beach. You can see Buffalo Bay on a clear day from the top. Water is too cold for swimming though.

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Thank Ziyaad B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is a really nice place to take a walk at the beach with your wife. or with all your family. the restaurant at the top is really nice.

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Thank Eduardo G
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time I visited and stayed in Brenton on Sea. Last visited 14 years ago with my honeymoon. Again walked from Buffelsbay the +- 4.5 km white sand route. Always thought there are so many wild native buck walking around until this time when I stayed in Brenton on Lake. 5 minutes drive and you are in a different world.... More 

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Thank Hotchefs
Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely, remote beach that offers beautiful views of the sea and surrounds. The waters are rather rough, so I had a quick dip and then read my book on the beach, which was very relaxing and enjoyable. I wouldn't swim here with small children, as the currents are quite strong and there are no lifeguards.

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Thank Natalia B
Wervershoof, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice beach looking out on rather wild ocean. Not the place to go swimming but enjoying the waves. We did enjoy the sun and the view.

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Thank Whaledreamer
East London, South Africa
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

Drove through Knysna 100 times and never knew this place existed just over the hill. Beautiful beach, amazing views. Safe and clean, nice.

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Thank JustinDevos
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

We have been visiting Brenton on Sea for 12 years now. Over this period nothing much has changed. It is a very small town, literally where the road ends... It has one of the only beaches in Knysna and certainly the most beautiful one around. As far as shopping the town does not offer anything - BUT the reason one... More 

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Thank christol2015
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Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Belvidere Manor so this was the easiest drive to the sea. Clean and organised without being sanitised and with just the right amount of facilities. A beautiful beach and coastline. The only shame is the dangerous swimming (at least when we were there) but there was a sweet cafe selling home made scones so that made... More 

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Thank Leslie W
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Amazing never ending view of the ocean . A tranquil small seaside resort off the main route to Knysna. Away from the hustle and bustle it is a beautiful place where one can relax on the beautiful beach.

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