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Goukamma Nature Reserve

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One of the most beautiful stretches of beach in the area. It is a dirt road getting to the beach... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Benoni, South Africa
Beautiful coastline

We visited the beach not far from Buffels Bay. That's a beautiful coast, with very interesting... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2018
Yair K
Giv'atayim, Israel
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Goukamma is situated between Buffalo Bay and Sedgefield, and offers wonderful beaches, epic sand dunes, flowing river mouths and unspoiled coastal forests.
Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 5510
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

One of the most beautiful stretches of beach in the area. It is a dirt road getting to the beach but well worth the visit. Just a quiet place to sit and ponder the intricacies of life and enjoy nature. I can recommend a visit.

Thank HermanK449
Reviewed March 23, 2018

We visited the beach not far from Buffels Bay. That's a beautiful coast, with very interesting rocks. No idea about swimming there since we did not have a chance due to the weather, but looked promising on a nice day.

Thank Yair K
Reviewed February 8, 2018

This is a lovely Sanparks reserve on the Goukamma river at its entry to the sea at Buffalo Bay. This is a very pleasant spot for a picnic, or for canoeing, although the 2017 fires have caused some damage to the accommodation units. Mole rats...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Ideally suited for the fit and restless, this is one spot that is irresistible and you'll struggle to turn back. The desolation of this reserve is part of it's appeal.

Thank RubinVanNiekerk
Reviewed June 15, 2017

We were blessed to be able to stay on the reserve for a number of nights and walked a number of the shorter trails. Despite being so close to civilisation Goukamma gives you the impression of being a million miles away. The bird life is...More

Thank African_Albatross
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Entrance is cheap and when we were there, there were only two other visitors. So that is great. To get to the main hiking area and the beach we had to cross a river via a boat. That was fun.. and wet. We spent a...More

Thank Austen G
Reviewed May 3, 2017

The coast line is very good looking and has plenty space on the sand, however, parking is quite limited. Restaurant and other shops close by, in case you forgot to purchase a towel or umbrella etc.

Thank Johnathan A
Reviewed April 25, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this beautiful location. We felt we'd had quite an adventure starting with great fun crossing the estuary, pulling ourselves along ropes attached to the small boat moored at the riverside (pontoon closed)- life jackets were provided!, walked over the...More

Thank yates58
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Goukamma Nature & Marine Protected Area, Western Cape One of the nature reserves run by Cape Nature, Goukamma is just south of the N2, between Sedgefield and Knysna. Close to the main entrance and office, there are the three Buffalo Valley chalets : two-bedroom, well...More

1  Thank RdeS_12
Reviewed April 2, 2017

This is a must if you like peace and tranquility. We stayed at Fish Eagle loft in the Goukamma Nature Reserve. This overlooks the river to where it meets the sea. We virtually had the game reserve to ourselves apart from the birds and tortoise....More

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Response from Bonnie v | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if you are allowed to take pets in. Your best bet would be to phone them and ask directly.