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Beaches and Watersports
Brenton-on-Sea – One of the most beautiful stretches of beach along the coastline of Southern Africa. Walk along the beach from Brenton to Buffalo Bay. 4.5 kms in one direction or 9 kms return – takes approx 3 hours. Have a drink and/or snack at Brenton Blu on the return. A walk good for the soul!
Buffalo Bay – Great beach for surfing and swimming and is very busy in high season, i.e. December / January when the South African schools are on their long summer break.
Tony Cook Surfing – Surf lessons for complete beginners. Join in for a day at the beach and learn to surf. All equipment is supplied (board and wetsuit), transfers to the beach, a guide, and light refreshments afterwards
Ocean Odyssey – Ocean Odyssey offers unforgettable marine adventures. Our close encounter, boat-based whale watching tours and marine eco-tours are perfect activities to add to any itinerary in Knysna.
Spring Tide Charters – Springtide charters offers exclusive and unique sailing cruises that showcase the natural beauty of Knysna, whilst you sit back and soak it all up.
The Featherbed Company – The Featherbed Company offers several unique activities. Included is the private nature reserve & trail, restaurants and a fleet of various boats. Activities such as cruising the lagoon, nature trails and hiking the Knysna Heads, as well as hosting private functions, conferences, and weddings at any of the venues.
Knysna Rib Adventures – Hold on tight for a safe ride on the unique Knysna RIB adventure power boat. Remember to keep breathing and your eyes open to experience an adventure through the infamous Knysna Heads which is the ultimate boating experience.
Southern Yachting – Traverse the Knysna Lagoon and sail through the Knysna Heads to Buffalo Bay, Noetzie or Plettenberg Bay for a day’s sailing adventure and offshore sailing to Mossel Bay, St. Francis Bay or Port Elizabeth for logging coastal passages.
Knysna Charters – Book the Knysna Lagoon Boat Cruise for a leisurely cruise to the Knysna Heads and back. Enjoy one of the Interactive Oyster Tours such as the Knysna Oyster Experience or the Knysna Lagoon Oyster Tour and learn more about the famous Knysna Oyster.
Kite Surfing – Trips to the best beaches with the best wind and wave conditions for experienced kiters. If flat water is what you’re after for freestyle and trick riding, then visit the best spot on the lagoon for the wind conditions on the day.
Stand up Paddling (SUP) – SUP is a refreshing, easy, and exciting way to get in shape. Proper paddling technique at higher intensities, using the right equipment, and having your instructor next to you is a superb way to strengthen your core, have a great workout, and have fun while you do it!
Scuba Diving – Garden Route Divers based in Knysna offer a wide range of diving spots and reefs from the lagoon to Buffels Bay. Knysna boasts fantastic dive sites and a good diving infrastructure.
Ocean Blue Adventures – Situated in the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay (20 minutes from Knysna), Ocean Blue Adventures offers a rare and powerful experience through permitted boat based whale watching & dolphin encounters.
Ocean Sailing Charters – (Knysna and Plettenberg Bay) – a magical escape on a luxury yacht – unwind and savour the beauty of your surroundings.
White Shark Africa (Mossel Bay) – Great white sharks have always fascinated humans for various reasons. Perhaps it is their imposing size, their graceful beauty, or being perfectly adapted to their environment, patrolling our oceans since the beginning of time.
Swim with seals – Jump into the clear waters of Plettenberg Bay and swim in the precious company of the Cape fur seal on this seal interaction activity. Experience the sea life in an extraordinary interaction.
Kayak and Lilo adventure – The favourite 2 – 3 hour Storms River kayak & lilo (plastic blow up mattress) adventure is the most popular adventure activity where you can experience the best that Tsitsikamma has to offer.
Blackwater Tubing – Full day and half day adventures. The gorge expedition is the real deal and is a must for the fit and fun loving adventure seeker. Once past the point of no return, you’re into the “Narrow Gorge” and the only way out is at the spectacular Storms River.
Garden Route Fishing Adventures – Charter one of the 6.5m or 8.5m fishing boats for an unforgettable local angling experience departing from the Knysna slipway next to The Featherbed Company Cruise Café.