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Major Attractions

The Featherbed Company & Nature Reserve

The Featherbed Nature Reserve 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.

Tel:+27 (0) 44 382 1693
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www.featherbed.co.za
TYPE: PRIVATE RESERVE
HOURS: Everyday 8.30am to 5pm
WHERE: Western Head, Knysna
 

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

In order to protect the splendour of the natural beauty, access to the Reserve is controlled. Passenger numbers are limited and visits are only permitted in the company of the Reserve's specialist guides.

This 4-hour excursion departs daily and reservations are essential. It is a wonderful outing for all ages and fitness levels. Good walking shoes are recommended and remember to bring your camera, hats and sunblock in summer and a warm jacket for the ferry trip in winter.

The nature reserve offers an adventure activity not to be missed. A perfect outdoor, family holiday activity to be enjoyed by both young and old.

Board our ferry and cruise the idyllic Knysna Estuary, board a 4x4 unimog vehicle and drive through the reserve to the top of the Western Head, take the optional, 2.2 kilometre guided walk, passing through Milkwood forests onto the steep sandstone cliffs, into ancient Khoi-Khoi sea caves and along a scenic coastal path fringed with aromatic fynbos.Your guide will inform you on the ecology, fauna, flora, bird and marine life in the reserve.

On the coastal walk back, you can often spot the resident Black African Oyster Catcher, one of the rarest coastal birds in South Africa.

Featherbed Eco Experience

Ferry, Trail, Nature Walk & Buffet Lunch (4 Hours)
Departs from the Featherbed Ferry Terminus on Remembrance Drive – Off
Waterfront Drive (Near Station)
Departure Times
10h00 11h30 12h30 (HIGH SEASON ONLY)

Featherbed Eco Experience

Ferry, Trail, Nature Walk, No Food (3.5 Hours)
Departs from the Featherbed Ferry Terminus on Remembrance Drive – Off
Waterfront Drive (Near Station)
Departure Times
08h30 14h30

John Benn

Cruise to the Knysna Heads (1.5 hours)
Departs from the Knysna Quays - Waterfront
Optional A La Carte & Tapas Menu Available

Departure Times
12h30 17h00 (Winter Times) 18h00 (Summer Times)
Per Person Rates

Heads Explorer

Catamaran Sailing exploring the Heads & Beyond
Leisure Sail (1.5 hours)
Sunset Sail (2.5 hours)
Leisure Sail departs from the Knysna Quays – Waterfront
Sunset Sail departs from Featherbed Ferry Terminus on Remembrance Drive
Includes drinks and seasonal cuisine. Oysters optional (pre-order)
“OUT TO SEA” conditions permitting

Departure Times
Departure times vary with season, please enquire

Three Legs

Cruise to the Knysna Heads (75 minutes)
Departs from the Knysna Quays - Waterfront

Departure Times
11h00 14h15, 15h45,17h15 (Summer) 14h30,16h00 (Winter)