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MV John Benn


Activity Description

Cruise to the majestic Knysna Heads, on a boat steeped in history, named after a legendary pilot of a bygone era.
This iconic double-decker floating restaurant is constructed from solid Yellowwood and has been cruising Knysna’s waters since 1988 promises to deliver exquisite sunsets and happy memories.
Comfortable and cozy with a classic wooden finish, friendly staff and hospitable service this floating restaurant is licensed to carry 88 passengers and serves a casual a-la-carte and tapas menu on board. The availability of fresh Knysna oysters, local craft beer and two full bars further enhances this unforgettable family friendly experience.


Duration1 hour 30 minutes
WhenSeven days a week, year round, subject to availability. Closed on Christmas Day.
WhereFeatherbed Ferry Terminus @ Cruise Cafe
WeatherTrips are only cancelled in extreme weather conditions.
What to WearCasual Clothing
Things to BringCamera
Guests or Spectators


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

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsCruise only
ExclusionsOptional a-la-carte menu and cash bar available on board.


A minimum of 10 guests are required to enable a departure.


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Customer Reviews

The trip was a wonderful experience even on a windy day. The service on board was excellent and the food was well prepared. The views are beautiful and I definitely recommend it. - Natalie

We took the netball touring girls on the John Benn for a dinner cruise and had the most lovely experience. Definitely something I will do again on the upcoming tours. Food was really good, the service was great and it was a lovely evening out - Reddam

Amazing experience..... The service on board and the staff were outstanding.... To travel across the lagoon and see places that you don't see from the road is an awesome experience. The commentary explaining various places of interest, was extremely helpful. I would recommend this trip to everybody visiting Knysna.... - Maretha

It was absolutely wonderful. The jalapeno poppers my husband ordered was a bit 9ver cooked but the chicken wrap I had and the burger he had was so so delicious. We will defiantly be seeing you again soon - Hendi

The trip was very nice except for the music that my husband did discuss with you offices - Ina

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