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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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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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Half-Day Knysna Village Cycle Tour

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Wow, what a superb experience! With a nature reserve guide with us throughout our visit, this was one of the highlights of our tour. Taken by boat to the reserve, we then had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, what a superb experience! With a nature reserve guide with us throughout our visit, this was one of the highlights of our tour. Taken by boat to the reserve, we then had great fun travelling by trailer to the top of the hill, followed by a fairly easy walk back down. The views were breathtaking and the guides were... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Turned out to be a very good half day excursion experience. The local guide who was with us on the boat and at the nature reserve was brilliant. She was very knowledgeable and funny. The trip to the top of the mountain in the 4x4 was excellent,didn't like the smell of the exhaust fumes though so take a carriage at... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the featherbed ferry after not having done it for 13 years! It was always one of our favorites when in Knysna and it did not disappoint this time. We took the afternoon ferry so no lunch this time. The guides were informative and the walk down is so beautiful. It's not very challenging - my dad managed with... More 

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Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic tour if you are a good walker. From the island there are wonderful views of one of the Heads and the Indian Ocean. You take a train to the top of the bluff and walk down. There are many beautiful views from the top and on the way down. The buffet lunch is a bit pricey,... More 

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Coulsdon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really great trip. A short ferry ride over to the Featherbed Nature Reserve was followed by a bus ride up to the top. Views during the walk back down are spectacular. This is then followed by a very good buffet lunch and then the ferry back. All in all great value for money

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on an organised tour, which included the boat across the lagoon from Knysna, a ride to the top of the hill, a guided walk back down and a large buffet lunch. It was all very good. The weather was very hot but the walk not too strenuous, and the eating area very well shaded. The food was excellent. The... More 

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Instead of just cruising in the lagoon, getting off the Featherbed, onto the unimog and going up to the top for lunch is the best way to see the Heads. To me, this is the only way to do it. I have been on the John Benn twice which is enjoyable and the food is great, but getting off and... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service on the tour and the lunch were fine. Problem with this trip is that if you drive to the other site (the other head) and visit the viewing points, you have the same spectacular views (as for more parts in South Africa) without paying a lot of money. Therefor I don’t understand why this trip exists and why... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide was Helen and I just loved her accent. We took trolley cars up the hill and the views were spectacular. I didn't chicken out so I did the hike back down. They gave us walking sticks and I felt like Moses on the mountain :-) If you are into photography then you have to visit for the... More 

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Concord West, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Our tour guide recommended this walk. At first we were sceptical but when we caught the tractor to the top of the headland we changed our minds. What a magnificent view. We walked back down to the lagoon passing animals, beautiful scenery and knowledgeable guides. Topped off by a great buffet lunch. What a fabulous day

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