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Address: Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 44 382 1693

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Place is good but ferry experience is very bad

Waterfront place is very good, once can spend time in walking/drink / dinner. Best place for all class of people within budget. I personally did not life ferry experience.

Reviewed 6 days ago
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Waterfront place is very good, once can spend time in walking/drink / dinner. Best place for all class of people within budget. I personally did not life ferry experience.

Thank niran10483
Derby, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely cruise along the Knysna Lagoon. Staff friendly and helpful and tour was not rushed. Lots of birdlife to enjoy and glorious scenery.

Thank Joanna4153
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good way to see the heads of Knysna and Sunset. But gets little boring after a while. The staffs are very friendly. Very limited options for vegetarians.

Thank Shweta Rajat T
London, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

A fantastic way to spend an hour and a half on the water! You can eat in the restaurant on board or just buy drinks from the bar and take in the ambience as you sail along.

Thank Polly D
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

If I had to rate the boat cruise itself, I would have probably rated it 5 out of 5. Boat was on time, well organized with great views etc... However, seeing as it was a bar and restaurant we tried the tapas/starters and drinks. Draft beer was nice and cold but over priced. R40 a glass! (You already pay R190pp... More 

Thank gideonv962
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Received such bad service on this cruise. Half an hour into the trip and our order was not taken. Not even attended to at all. The manager and waiters walked by numerous times. Seems local South Africans are much lower on the priority list compared to tourists in this establishment. Overall a terrible and boring experience. Would rather have spent... More 

Thank Shaheen J
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9 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Awesome experience, vibe and food. We went with out two year old twin boys who were calm and happy. The ride was really comfortable, I would definitely go again!

Thank Kelly J
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A must for you family/friends visiting. Nice to cruise out on the lagoon while enjoying a cocktail and some food. Kids friendly and my toddler was able to move around. Its enclosed so safe and out of the elements

Thank Ann K
Paarl, South Africa
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166 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We will never tire of a trip on the Knysna Lagoon; we do it at any given opportunity. The sights are of course incredible and the service on board is commendable. A salute to Terra who was in charge of the top deck. Impressive how he maintained control even though a big big tourist group was also on board. We... More 

Thank GrietWesternCape
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We went to the featherbed information kiosk in the quays to get tickets for a cruise to the heads. Our plan was to do the Threelegs Rivercat cruise but the guy in the kiosk said the weather would not allow us to get to the heads. He recommended the John Benn cruise instead. It was really difficult getting information from... More 

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