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“Refreshing Walk”

Featherbed Nature Reserve
Ranked #7 of 76 things to do in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Refreshing Walk”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

The walk down from the top gets tedious but the views of the lagoon from various vantage points is refreshing and finally the walk beside the lagoon is simply outstanding. Different but nice experience. :)

Visited May 2012
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“Up close with nature”
Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

Coming from Botswana where the landscape is still grey from the just ended winter the Western Cape provided the greenery to behold!
We took a ferry to the Nature Reserve with the best Tour Guides A lot of humour as we got to know the place's history and everything
My best view was of where the lagoon meets the ocean! Breathtaking! As we were up there seeing the ocean up close for the first time! Water as far as your eyes can see!
My wife and I had the best hike down to where a big feast was was waiting for us Thanks to everyone at the Featherbed for such a wonderful hospitality...

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Perfect mini-eco-tourism”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Well done -- guide, food, well marked walking trail, walking sticks for comfort on the trail. A joy!

Visited August 2012
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Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
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“great experience, a must”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

If it is your first time in knysna you must visit featherbed, a real adventure. The boat trip there, the views from the reserve and the tractor trip, walk are a treat

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Knysna
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“Nice to look at, accessible by boat.”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

The reserve has a restaurant and you can walk around, but apart from visiting it via one of the tourist passenger boats, it seems difficult to access. Unable to stay for the day as we had to board the boat to go back. Might be wise to find out if there is another way to visit?

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