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Featherbed Eco Experience including lunch


Activity Description

The privately-owned Featherbed Nature Reserve is a pristine piece of land situated on the Western Head of Knysna and is only accessible by ferry.
This 4-hour family-friendly outing departs daily including a ferry cruise, 4×4 vehicle drive a 2,2 km guided nature walk. The views are breath-taking, and the knowledgeable nature guides will share their insights of the area, fauna and flora. Once completed you will be treated to a spectacular outdoor buffet food experience included in the tour.
A must-do trip while in Knysna and suitable for young and old. Good walking shoes are recommended as well as cameras, hats, sunblock in summer and a warm jacket in winter on the ferry.


Duration4 hours
WhenSeven days a week, year round, subject to availability. Closed on Christmas.
WhereFeatherbed Ferry Terminus @ Cruise Cafe Restaurant
WeatherTrips are only cancelled in extreme weather conditions.
What to WearGood walking shoes, hats and sunblock in summer and a warm jacket for the ferry trip in winter
Things to BringCameras and sunblock in summer.
Guests or SpectatorsN/A


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNo Certification Required
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


This excursion includes:
a return ferry cruise on the Knysna Lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve,
a 4×4 vehicle drive up the headland on Reserve, stopping at spectacular viewpoints,
a specialist guide offering information on Knysna’s history, fauna & flora,
an optional guided 2.2 km nature walk through coastal forest and fynbos into ancient sea caves,
and finally a world renowned buffet lunch served in the Food Forest Restaurant under a canopy of Milkwood trees.

ExclusionsCash bar available to quench your thirst.


This excursion requires a minimum of 10 passengers before we can depart.

Customer Reviews

This was my second visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve this year - the first one was on the most perfect day in January and I honestly didn't think it could get any better. Fast forward 5 months and I was lucky enough to take the rest of my family in May on another spectacular day and the experience was exceeded. This is one of the most incredible full-day activities for the whole family. In fact, It IS the best Knysna has to offer. Anyone coming to the town needs to make sure they add the Eco Experience Tour to their to-do list. The tour was amazing and informative, the hike along the coast is breathtaking and easy and it all gets perfectly rounded off by a fresh, delicious buffet lunch. The staff are all wonderful and friendly. Thank you once again for offering such a special family experience with memories that will last for a lifetime. I really cannot wait to visit again! - Brand Family

An amazing experience, with guides who have great knowledge about the area. The guides, Jessie, Gerald and Jacques, were very friendly and informative. Would recommend the experience to anyone. The walk is lovely with the most beautiful views. The lunch was excellent!! There were options to choose from on the buffet. Enjoyed the entire experience. - Zelda Hugo

It is fantastic! Humorous guide, well-introduced history of the area, beautiful scenic walk and a delicious lunch for a perfect finish. Keep it up! - Wei Tai Chen

Amazing experience and good memories. - Don Park

I had not been to your new facility since the fire and I was very impressed. My guests (rom Denmark and New Zealand) enjoyed the trip as well. I'm sorry I don't have photos to upload. Thanks Johan Touch Africa Tours - Touch Africa Tours - Johan

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