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Knysna, Featherbed eco Excursion, Knysna Elephant Park

The Nicest Knysna Guided Tour

KNYSNA | FEATHERBED ECO EXPERIENCE | KNYSNA ELEPHANT PARK

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

Knysna is a premier holiday destination on the picturesque Garden Route, Western Cape. The quaint town features green mountainous landscapes contrasting with the glistening waters of the ocean, rivers, and lagoon. Knysna offers nature trails, warm beaches, world class golf courses, and some of the best shopping in the area.

The town is a popular destination for both tourists and senior citizens entering retirement, especially among the British and former expatriates due to the year-round warm climate. Recently, the town has also become a preferred destination among golfers, as the town boasts several world class golf courses, including Pezula Golf Course, Simola Golf Course and the well established Knysna Golf Course situated on the lagoon. It is near the towns of Plettenberg Bay and George, where there are airports. Knysna is also home to Mitchell’s Brewery although the company no longer brews beers in the town. The forest, rivers, estuary, and ocean surrounding the town are dotted with hiking trails and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Hikers, runners, kayakers, swimmers, and fishermen are known to be particularly fond of Knysna.

When one thinks of Knysna, they often picture the stately Knysna Heads that dominate the covers of post cards around the world.

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your destination

Knysna

Knysna is a premier holiday destination on the picturesque Garden Route, Western Cape. The quaint town features green mountainous landscapes contrasting with the glistening waters of the ocean, rivers, and lagoon. Knysna offers nature trails, warm beaches, world class golf courses, and some of the best shopping in the area.

The town is a popular destination for both tourists and senior citizens entering retirement, especially among the British and former expatriates due to the year-round warm climate. Recently, the town has also become a preferred destination among golfers, as the town boasts several world class golf courses, including Pezula Golf Course, Simola Golf Course and the well established Knysna Golf Course situated on the lagoon. It is near the towns of Plettenberg Bay and George, where there are airports. Knysna is also home to Mitchell’s Brewery although the company no longer brews beers in the town. The forest, rivers, estuary, and ocean surrounding the town are dotted with hiking trails and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Hikers, runners, kayakers, swimmers, and fishermen are known to be particularly fond of Knysna.

When one thinks of Knysna, they often picture the stately Knysna Heads that dominate the covers of post cards around the world.

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AT A GLANCE

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KNYSNA TOWN

Knysna is a premier holiday destination on the picturesque Garden Route, Western Cape.

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FEATHERBED ECO EXPERIENCE

An unforgettable 3 ½ hour experience on the Knysna Lagoon and around the Western head.

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KNYSNA ELEPHANT PARK

The opportunity to interact, feed and walk amongst a herd of African elephants.

First Excursion:

Knysna Town

Knysna from a Khoisan word meaning “place of wood” or roughly “fern leaves” is a town with 68,659 inhabitants as of 2011 in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and is part of the Garden Route. It lies 34 degrees south of the equator, and is 55 kilometres east from the city of George on the N2 highway, and 33 kilometres west of the town of Plettenberg Bay on the same road.

The town 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. Near them are geological formations, known locally as “The Map Stones.” To the north of Knysna, Afro-Montane or temperate rainforest covers the hilly terrain for 20 km until changing to fynbos or macchia high in the Outeniqua Mountains. The eastern head is heavily developed, while the western head is a private nature reserve, formerly owned by teacher and television presenter William Smith. which he inherited from his father, famed ichthyologist J. L. B. Smith.

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First Excursion:

Knysna Town

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Knysna from a Khoisan word meaning “place of wood” or roughly “fern leaves” is a town with 68,659 inhabitants as of 2011 in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and is part of the Garden Route. It lies 34 degrees south of the equator, and is 55 kilometres east from the city of George on the N2 highway, and 33 kilometres west of the town of Plettenberg Bay on the same road.

The town 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. Near them are geological formations, known locally as “The Map Stones.” To the north of Knysna, Afro-Montane or temperate rainforest covers the hilly terrain for 20 km until changing to fynbos or macchia high in the Outeniqua Mountains. The eastern head is heavily developed, while the western head is a private nature reserve, formerly owned by teacher and television presenter William Smith. which he inherited from his father, famed ichthyologist J. L. B. Smith.

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Second Excursion:

Featherbed Eco Experience

An unforgettable 3 ½ hour experience on the Knysna Lagoon which is situated on the Western Head in Knysna. This is also the premier eco-experience on the Garden Route. The Lagoon, more accurately defined as an estuary, has five fresh water rivers flowing in from the surrounding Outeniqua Mountains meeting with the surge of sea water from the Indian Ocean through the mighty headlands.

The Featherbed Nature Reserve, situated on the Western Head in Knysna is the premier eco-experience on the Garden Route. A return ferry trip on the Knysna Lagoon to the Western Head is included. From there a 4×4 vehicle will drive you up the headland onto the Reserve stopping at spectacular viewpoints, so bring a camera!

Specialist guides will tell you all about the amazing history, fauna & flora. An optional guided 2.2km walk through coastal forest and Fynbos into ancient sea caves is also available. A world renowned buffet lunch at an outdoor restaurant setting under a canopy of Milkwood trees is also included. Wonderful family outing, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Second Excursion:

Featherbed Eco Experience

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An unforgettable 3 ½ hour experience on the Knysna Lagoon which is situated on the Western Head in Knysna. This is also the premier eco-experience on the Garden Route. The Lagoon, more accurately defined as an estuary, has five fresh water rivers flowing in from the surrounding Outeniqua Mountains meeting with the surge of sea water from the Indian Ocean through the mighty headlands.

The Featherbed Nature Reserve, situated on the Western Head in Knysna is the premier eco-experience on the Garden Route. A return ferry trip on the Knysna Lagoon to the Western Head is included. From there a 4×4 vehicle will drive you up the headland onto the Reserve stopping at spectacular viewpoints, so bring a camera!

Specialist guides will tell you all about the amazing history, fauna & flora. An optional guided 2.2km walk through coastal forest and Fynbos into ancient sea caves is also available. A world renowned buffet lunch at an outdoor restaurant setting under a canopy of Milkwood trees is also included. Wonderful family outing, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Final Excursion:

Knysna Elephant Park

Established in 1994, was the first facility in South Africa to house and care for orphaned African elephants. Over the last twenty years, the park has cared for and raised more than forty elephants. These animals include relocated animals, orphaned calves, elephants rescued from culls and ex-circus animals.

Following a short video, guests are transported to the field where you have the opportunity to interact, feed and walk amongst our herd of African elephants.

Responsible and educational interactions enable guests to appreciate the inspiring presence of these animals, on elephant terms. There are no fences to spoil the close encounter and our environment encourages elephants to exhibit natural behaviours.

Transport returns to reception every half hour. The herd of elephants play a vital role in closing the gap between man and animal, allowing us to better understand the plight of the African Elephant and that of their peers in the Knysna Forest. Leave the park with a sense of awe for these magnificent animals.

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Final Excursion:

Knysna Elephant Park

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Established in 1994, was the first facility in South Africa to house and care for orphaned African elephants. Over the last twenty years, the park has cared for and raised more than forty elephants. These animals include relocated animals, orphaned calves, elephants rescued from culls and ex-circus animals.

Following a short video, guests are transported to the field where you have the opportunity to interact, feed and walk amongst our herd of African elephants.

Responsible and educational interactions enable guests to appreciate the inspiring presence of these animals, on elephant terms. There are no fences to spoil the close encounter and our environment encourages elephants to exhibit natural behaviours.

Transport returns to reception every half hour. The herd of elephants play a vital role in closing the gap between man and animal, allowing us to better understand the plight of the African Elephant and that of their peers in the Knysna Forest. Leave the park with a sense of awe for these magnificent animals.

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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