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Featherbed Nature Reserve

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Address: Remembrance Drive, Knysna | Ferry from Municipal Jetty, Knysna 5270, South Africa
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Featherbed is a privately-owned, registered Nature Reserve and a South...

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.

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Great views hiking the Knysna Heads in the reserve

Our day began with an early boat ride with commentary to the Featherbed Nature Reserve; nice to see the area from the water as we motored to the mouth of the river at the heads... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did this beautiful John Benn cruise by Featherbed company today afternoon 1230 cruise at the upper deck in the rear The cruise sets up a beautiful backdrop of the knysna town and then the Knysna heads - it was one of the most serene cruises I would have done However, this was all undone by the crap service on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our day began with an early boat ride with commentary to the Featherbed Nature Reserve; nice to see the area from the water as we motored to the mouth of the river at the heads. We then boarded a four-by-four and rode up the side of the hill to the top, where we disembarked and hiked down a 2.2 km... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice afternoon over on featherbed, enjoyed the trip up on the tractor with good views over knysna at the top you have the choice of walking down to the dock or taking the tractor back.we chose to walk, which was an easy walk down hill not strengerous with views over the knysna head and coast.well worth the trip

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Combine with the short cruise there and back.. But this short cruise to a 90 minute hike is excellent. And then the same short cruise back.

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London
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on their refusal to respond to any emails (four) I sent them to prebook a tour, and the rudeness of the woman at their kiosk at the waterfront, I really wouldn't bother with Featherbed. You can get a perfectly good view of the Heads by driving around to East Head and then enjoying something wonderful at the East Head... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely reserve, you catch the ferry to cross the lagoon, then arrive to be boarded onto large 4x4 vehicles to take you up the hill, the views are stunning with beautiful flora & stunning birds. You then have the option to take a walk back down, or you can climb back onboard the transport to go back... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can only access the Featherbed Reserve by going on an organised boat trip so best to plan/book in advance. The boat trip is pleasant and you are then taken by large motorised vehicle to the summit from where you can walk down to the restaurant/jetty. Lunch (buffet) is included in the trip and is very good.

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Thank Michael M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must if you are in the area. A boat over to the reserve and then a 4 x 4 ride to the top with the option of hiking down or for those unable to, back down in the 4 x 4. Amazing views for the top, and an amazing buffet to end

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Eltham, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice walk down the hill through the reserve. I was disappointed that only a few of the plants had any form of label so you did not know what you were looking at. Our guide went on ahead so we had no one to ask. Buffet lunch was nice lots of variety.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the afternoon tour with the boat trip + 4x4 trip up the mountain and then walking down on foot. Very nice views all the way, definitely a recommendation if you like nature and views.

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