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Address: Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Phone Number: 0443825510
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Goukamma is situated between Buffalo Bay and Sedgefield, and offers...

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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One of my FAVOURITE places!

We take under privileged kids on trips to see their area. Sometimes us helpers get to see a place for the first time too. It is with utter regret that i'd never gone hiking in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2016
wickedmike
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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We take under privileged kids on trips to see their area. Sometimes us helpers get to see a place for the first time too. It is with utter regret that i'd never gone hiking in the Goukamma Nature Reserve. There are plenty of trails, taking you through fynbos, milkwood forest and coastal thicket. There's the amazing river and endless beaches.... More 

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Thank wickedmike
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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172 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 381 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We went to visit our favourite picnic spot of many years ago and found it still tranquil but deserted. Although it was during the week, there was no one in sight. The river and nature is still beautiful but the picnic tables were flooded.

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1 Thank Elizabeth B
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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62 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We decided on a short breakaway in a nature reserve. After visiting Cape Nature's website we decided on Goukamma as it offered a chill out and to be close to nature, and not days traveling to get to the destination. In fact it is very close to the scenic N2 that runs from Cape Town to Knysna. What does it... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

A rather spread out nature reserve with three trailheads. Less developed than other reserves (in the whole visit we did not find anyone to pay the entry fee). Walking maps are in the pale metal boxes that are on wooden poles near the estuary entrance. No facilities and sun exposed so come equipped. Cafe nearby at Buffalo Bay.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Lovely 5 mile walk over sand dunes and through forest. Fantastic views of the bay and river valley. Quite tough walking in the tunes but worth it. Also enjoyable rope ferry across the river.

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

A very nice beach to stop at if you are in the area. The sea is a bit rough, but the water is pleasant. Nice beach walk without any houses etc in the background. A stop worth making.

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1 Thank staceyw89
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you like walking on the beach or dunes this is the best. You can do either or both and depending on the weather will see everything from whales out at sea to misty ozone oozing indigenous forests.

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1 Thank tripaPretoria
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Most people drive past Goukamma on the way to Buffelsbaai...little do they know that Goukamma offers a serene riverside experience with some great hiking trails and very decent accommodation options. We stayed at the Otters Rest Camp lodge - it's recently renovated with a panoramic deck and an efficient fireplace for cold nights. Everything was very clean and in working... More 

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Thank Neil M
preston
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163 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A lovely beach and fabulous backdrop. The area is so isolated and yet easily accessible from Knysna. We just loved the strolls and idyllic surroundings. Thoroughly recommended.

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Cape Town
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We booked 4 nights in for 2 families in Buffalo valley. Both bookings were for the cottages on the river, however, a week before we were due to arrive, one family were switched to the Vlei cottage because the solar panels had been stolen from the river cottage (more on safety later) The settings for the cottages are great but... More 

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