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Featherbed Nature Reserve, Knysna, South Africa


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Famous for its annual oyster festival, Knysna has twice been voted South Africa's favourite small town. The shipwreck-prone Eastern and Western Heads are both popular sights, while along the spectacular coastline – all glittering sands and jutting crags – southern right whales, humpbacks and dolphins are all regular visitors. Elsewhere, Knysna Elephant Park is a popular place to interact with these relocated giants, and the excellent Featherbed Nature Reserve is rich with local flora and fauna. Meanwhile, back in the town itself, a pretty harbour sets the perfect scene for sunset drinks and delicious seafood dinners.


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Lairds Lodge, Plettenberg

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Traditional lodge

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Tsala Treetop Lodge, Garden Route

Tsala Treetop Lodge, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route

Traditional lodge

Set amidst treetops of an old, indigenous forest, the hideaway is adventurous and romantic, situated on the Garden Route between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay

Kanonkop House, Knysa

Kanonkop House, Knysna, Garden Route

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Kanonkop House, perched on the edge of a vast forest, offers breath-taking views of the Knysna lagoon and giant sandstone cliffs.

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Knysna, South Africa

Knysna Oyster Festival: Doing it in Style

We take a look at South Africa's premier Garden Route festival – the Knysna Oyster Festival – and our recommendations for how you can best enjoy this incredible experience. Gain an insight into local culture, cuisine and the surrounds, to help you incorporate the event into a holiday to remember.

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