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Knysna Lagoon

The coast of the city, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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“thesen island” (18 reviews)
“leisure island” (16 reviews)
“garden route” (32 reviews)
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The coast of the city, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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"thesen island"
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"leisure island"
in 16 reviews
"garden route"
in 32 reviews
"high tide"
in 9 reviews
"boat tour"
in 6 reviews
"bird life"
in 9 reviews
"whale watching"
in 5 reviews
"featherbed nature reserve"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 5 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 5 reviews
"oysters"
in 12 reviews
"south africa"
in 6 reviews
"lagoon"
in 225 reviews
"heads"
in 79 reviews
"ferries"
in 5 reviews
"waterfront"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lagoon is breathtaking! Any time of the day, any season of the year, it is always a sight to behold!

Thank thehungrytraveller10
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Sailing on the lagoon, whether by Catamaran, steamboot or the John Benn is a relaxing roughly 2 hour sail on a relatively smooth lagoon to the heads and back.

Thank kdgarlipp
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

The lagoon is a V friendly place to visit with small to no waves and stunning views. Leisure island beaches are small but great for small kids and families. Water sports are V safe here and there are Restaurants all around to enjoy and eat.

Thank Garethzimbo
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Excellent views of Knysna lake, absolutely scenic. One can relax and enjoy the lagoon, and many restaurants to chose from

Thank DevanMoodly
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

A lunchtime, leisurely cruise on the MV John Benn. Well worth doing which take you up to mouth of the lagoon. On previous visits I have seen dolphins in the lagoon but not on this occasion.

Thank davidevanwilliams
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Travelling to this destination was a bit far especially if you coming from Cape Town but its all worth it. The People and surrounding areas are worth exploring and I will be coming to visit soon again.

Thank KieranNeilEwers
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The lagoon is actually an estuary and the second biggest after St Lucia in KZN. It is well worth a visit either with a private boat or paddle steamer.

Thank Mike_G6308
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The lagoon itself is lovely, but of course it has become a tourism magnet, with hundreds of holiday homes on Thesen Island and round most of the lagoon.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Mussels, oysters, fresh fish, warm water and an idyllic view, the lagoon is a small paradise for everybody. I recommend to rent a boat or make a small tour in the lagoon.

Thank Pau F
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The featherbed nature reserve had a lot of great sights and is a must see for all birdwatcher who visit the area. Bustling harbour with shops and bars galore. Area for the rich to live in.

Thank Sprout1Cheshire
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Response from Gösta R | Reviewed this property |
Did not stay on the boat and the water in June did not feel inviting for swimming.
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