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Southern Yachting Academy

TH 10 Long Street | Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 3400
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SAS Day Skipper Course

We booked to do this course with Mark Orpen. We had such an amazing time - hard work, lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rosse290
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Day skipper

What a great experience. Friendly professional service from everyone involved. There is truly no... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
stjohns680
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Our sailing activities include offshore learn-to-sail adventures in Knysna as well as yachting skippers courses. Recommended for adventure seeking individuals, couples or family outings, corporate team building and offshore sailing training on the Garden Route, South Africa.
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TH 10 Long Street | Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked to do this course with Mark Orpen. We had such an amazing time - hard work, lots of learning and fantastic sailing. A big thanks to our instructors, Mark and Renier, and our examiner, Derik for all your patience and good teaching! An...More

Thank rosse290
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

What a great experience. Friendly professional service from everyone involved. There is truly no better choice for all your ocean going needs in Knysna... I'll be back for sure

Thank stjohns680
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We have booked in the evening for the next day, so "last minute". But even it was so late Mark arranged everything for a perfect trip next day. We had luck to be allone on the boat (my girlfriend and me with Mark and his...More

Thank schnitti
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

There is so much to do waiting inside of you....Thanks Mark for the intro to sailing and the opportunity of sailing in the beautiful Knysna lagoon on your legendary sailing boat!

Thank Gida M
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I went on a half day yachting trip and it was the most wonderful trip. I'd recommend it to anyone who would like something exciting and in nature

Thank LilPike
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I did an introductory course to sailing We enjoyed it so much that we are going to book the more advanced day skipper course. A wonderful experience.

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Just completed the day skipper course and must say I am thoroughly impressed with the thoroughness and level of tuition received and would highly recommend that anyone keen on yachting attend this course. Such an experience entering the Knysna heads at night. Big thanks to...More

Thank CliveStuart
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

From start to finish the experience was unforgettable. A trip through the Heads got my blood pumping and the smoothness of the sailing was uncanny. Naming one highlight is impossible.

Thank Michael d
Reviewed 15 June 2017

My husband and I booked a sailing lesson with Mark and team on our honeymoon, and it was a great experience! The wind wasn't really cooperating, but that didn't stop us from having a great time with Mark, Craig, and Rainier. Neither of us had...More

Thank caribeary14
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our time sailing with Mark and his son. The conditions did not allow us to pass the Knysna Heads but we still had a very good time sailing in the lagoon. We really appreciated that Mark sent us our pictures...More

Thank E M
Mark O, Owner at Southern Yachting Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Thank you so much for the kind review; we hope to see you aboard again on your next visit and happy travels!

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802chrise
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Response from Mark O | Property representative |
Hi Chris, we would love to have you aboard and perhaps she could play a very less active role in the activity. However with three children of my own and some understanding the nature of the last trimester in pregnant women... More
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