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BEST OF KNYSNA
DAY TOUR
KNYSNA, BRENTON-ON-SEA, BELVIDERE

Best of Knysna Guided Tour

KNYSNA | BRENTON-ON-SEA | BELVIDERE

5 Departure Points

5 Departure Points

Depart from any of the following locations:
George, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn

All Entrance Fees Included.

All Entrance Fees Included.

Our prices always include all entrance fees to any excursion within the tour itinerary.

Chauffeur Driven

Chauffeur Driven

In 5 star luxury vehicles. View our fleet page for more info on our vehicle assets.

your destination

Knysna

Welcome to the most popular town in the Garden Route. Knysna is primarily built on the northern shore of a large warm-water estuary, known as the Knysna Lagoon, which is fed by the Knysna River. The estuary opens to the ocean after passing between two large headlands. These are popularly known as “The Heads”, and have become infamous due to the loss of boats and fishermen passing through their treacherous and unpredictable waters.

Home to the illustrious Pansy Shell, the Knysna Lagoon is a must-see spot. Children will love playing in the shallow waters, as adults sit in their deck chairs and marvel at the Knysna Heads. Secure, peaceful and beautiful, Leisure Isle combines a fun day at the beach; go canoeing, kayaking, hire a speed boat or go fishing.

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Knysna

Welcome to the most popular town in the Garden Route. Knysna is primarily built on the northern shore of a large warm-water estuary, known as the Knysna Lagoon, which is fed by the Knysna River. The estuary opens to the ocean after passing between two large headlands. These are popularly known as “The Heads”, and have become infamous due to the loss of boats and fishermen passing through their treacherous and unpredictable waters.

Home to the illustrious Pansy Shell, the Knysna Lagoon is a must-see spot. Children will love playing in the shallow waters, as adults sit in their deck chairs and marvel at the Knysna Heads. Secure, peaceful and beautiful, Leisure Isle combines a fun day at the beach; go canoeing, kayaking, hire a speed boat or go fishing.

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AT A GLANCE

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FEATHERBED ECO EXPERIENCE

The Featherbed Nature Reserve, situated on the Western Head in Knysna, is the premier eco-experience on the Garden Route.

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SEAHORSE AQUARIUM & THESEN ISLAND

The Knysna seahorse or Cape seahorse is a species of fish only three brackish water habitats.

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BELVIDERE ESTATE & BRENTON-ON-SEA

Brenton on Sea lies virtually encircled by the Goukamma Nature Reserve, its slopes rich with fynbos.

First Excursion:

Featherbed Eco Experience

The Knysna Heads are a pair of sandstone cliffs that separate the Knysna Lagoon from the sea beyond; a famous landmark along the renowned Garden Route. The eastern head is easily accessible by car and has many spectacular viewpoints overlooking the channel, Indian Ocean, the Knysna Lagoon and estuary, and the Outeniqua Mountains.

Featherbed Eco Excursion

  • Return ferry trip on the Knysna Lagoon to the Western Head.
  • 4×4 vehicle & trailer drive up the headland onto the Reserve, stopping at spectacular viewpoints.
  • Specialist guide giving information on history, fauna & flora.
  • Optional guided 2.2km walk through coastal forest and fynbos into ancient sea caves.
  • World renowned buffet lunch at an outdoor restaurant setting under a canopy of Milkwood trees.
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First Excursion:

Featherbed Eco Experience

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The Knysna Heads are a pair of sandstone cliffs that separate the Knysna Lagoon from the sea beyond; a famous landmark along the renowned Garden Route. The eastern head is easily accessible by car and has many spectacular viewpoints overlooking the channel, Indian Ocean, the Knysna Lagoon and estuary, and the Outeniqua Mountains.

Featherbed Eco Excursion

  • Return ferry trip on the Knysna Lagoon to the Western Head.
  • 4×4 vehicle & trailer drive up the headland onto the Reserve, stopping at spectacular viewpoints.
  • Specialist guide giving information on history, fauna & flora.
  • Optional guided 2.2km walk through coastal forest and fynbos into ancient sea caves.
  • World renowned buffet lunch at an outdoor restaurant setting under a canopy of Milkwood trees.
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Second Excursion:

Seahorse Aquarium & Thesen Island

The Knysna seahorse or Cape seahorse is a species of fish in the family Syngnathidae. It is endemic to the south coast of South Africa, where it has been found in only three brackish water habitats: the estuary of the Keurbooms River in Plettenberg Bay, the Knysna Lagoon, and the estuarine portion of the Swartvlei system in Sedgefield. The limited range of this seahorse puts it at great risk of extinction.

World class shopping, arguably one of the most popular leisure and shopping destinations in the region, boasting a superior marina, a base for luxury yachts and Knysna’s gateway for cruises and luxury charters voyaging onto the pristine lagoon. Both the Waterfront and Thesen Island will have you overwhelmed for choice of bars and restaurants. Enjoy a sundowner and reflect on a day well spent in magical Knysna.

Second Excursion:

Seahorse Aquarium & Thesen Island

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The Knysna seahorse or Cape seahorse is a species of fish in the family Syngnathidae. It is endemic to the south coast of South Africa, where it has been found in only three brackish water habitats: the estuary of the Keurbooms River in Plettenberg Bay, the Knysna Lagoon, and the estuarine portion of the Swartvlei system in Sedgefield. The limited range of this seahorse puts it at great risk of extinction.

World class shopping, arguably one of the most popular leisure and shopping destinations in the region, boasting a superior marina, a base for luxury yachts and Knysna’s gateway for cruises and luxury charters voyaging onto the pristine lagoon. Both the Waterfront and Thesen Island will have you overwhelmed for choice of bars and restaurants. Enjoy a sundowner and reflect on a day well spent in magical Knysna.

Final Excursion:

Belvidere Estate & Brenton-On-Sea

BELVIDERE

Real estate agents describe Belvidere as a suburb of Knysna. In reality it is something of a quintessential English village on the west shores of the Knysna lagoon; a far cry from the modern Thesen Island that lies on the opposite bank.

The hamlet of Belvidere centres around the quaint Holy Trinity Church built by Thomas Duthie who settled on his farm Belvidere during his retirement in the mid 1800s. The incredibly pretty church is modelled on the Norman churches of the 11th and 12th centuries, built from local sandstone and timber, and consecrated in 1855 for Duthie’s wife, Caroline. It has but five rows of pews to each side, a little nave, and still holds weekly services. Across from the church is the village green, where Boxing Day cricket is a tradition.

BRENTON-ON-SEA

Lying on the other side of Knysna’s Western Head, nestled on the shores of the Indian Ocean in a quiet, lazy bay, residents describe Brenton on Sea’s beauty as the coast that Knysna doesn’t have, and in reality, Knysna lies on a lagoon, the rough seas making itself heard only at the Heads. Brenton on Sea lies virtually encircled by the Goukamma Nature Reserve, its slopes rich with fynbos, only 500 kilometres from Cape Town and 60 kilometres from the airport at George.

The little community derives its name from the fragile free-flying butterfly, the Brenton blue, occurring only on the south-facing slopes of coastal fynbos at Brenton on Sea. Human disturbance in nearby Natures Valley led to the final disappearance of this beautiful specimen during the 1980s, only to re-emerge in 1991 in Brenton on Sea where the Brenton Blue Butterfly Reserve has been proclaimed.

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Final Excursion:

Belvidere Estate & Brenton-On-Sea

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BELVIDERE

Real estate agents describe Belvidere as a suburb of Knysna. In reality it is something of a quintessential English village on the west shores of the Knysna lagoon; a far cry from the modern Thesen Island that lies on the opposite bank.

The hamlet of Belvidere centres around the quaint Holy Trinity Church built by Thomas Duthie who settled on his farm Belvidere during his retirement in the mid 1800s. The incredibly pretty church is modelled on the Norman churches of the 11th and 12th centuries, built from local sandstone and timber, and consecrated in 1855 for Duthie’s wife, Caroline. It has but five rows of pews to each side, a little nave, and still holds weekly services. Across from the church is the village green, where Boxing Day cricket is a tradition.

BRENTON-ON-SEA

Lying on the other side of Knysna’s Western Head, nestled on the shores of the Indian Ocean in a quiet, lazy bay, residents describe Brenton on Sea’s beauty as the coast that Knysna doesn’t have, and in reality, Knysna lies on a lagoon, the rough seas making itself heard only at the Heads. Brenton on Sea lies virtually encircled by the Goukamma Nature Reserve, its slopes rich with fynbos, only 500 kilometres from Cape Town and 60 kilometres from the airport at George.

The little community derives its name from the fragile free-flying butterfly, the Brenton blue, occurring only on the south-facing slopes of coastal fynbos at Brenton on Sea. Human disturbance in nearby Natures Valley led to the final disappearance of this beautiful specimen during the 1980s, only to re-emerge in 1991 in Brenton on Sea where the Brenton Blue Butterfly Reserve has been proclaimed.

Tour Additional Info

  • Rates are subject to availability on confirmation and are valid until 30 September 2020.
  • Rates are subject to change due to activity operator price adjustments and volatile fuel price changes.
  • Advertised vehicles are subject to availability.
  • All toll fees included where applicable.
  • Luggage trailers included upon request.
  • Porterage & Gratuity are not included in any fare.
  • Waters are not included but can be supplied at an additional cost of
    R12 per 330ml unit or R15 per 500ml unit.
  • Driver overnight fee may apply for long distance transfers. This will either be
    for the client’s account or will be charged for separately.
  • A waiting fee will be raised at R 250 per hour/part thereof for deviation
    from agreed departure time. This does not apply to delayed flights.
  • It is by law a requirement that all vehicles with guests on board have a
    name list and detailed itinerary.
  • Full Day tours are strictly from 08:00 to 17:00 or 09:00 to 18:00.
  • Half Day tours are strictly 5 hours – AM or PM.
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