Exciting NEW Knysna Tour

Introducing the NEW Featherbed Eco Tour

In recent devastating fires, one of Knysna’s biggest tourist attractions, the Featherbed Nature Reserve suffered severe damage.  Most notably, the fynbos and coastal forest on the famous Featherbed has completely burned down and will take approximately two years to renew itself.

This is a natural occurrence for fynbos, a fire-adapted vegetation which relies on regular burning for its endurance.  Without fire, fynbos is actually replaced by thicket/brush growth!  Fire has a positive impact on fynbos in that it aids in germination and also acts as a mineralising agent and destroys alien vegetation.

And while we wait for the regrowth and renewal of the fynbos, Featherbed Nature Reserve are delighted to advise that they have put together a NEW alternative Featherbed Eco Tour which will continue to give customers a great experience in this beautiful lagoon and area.  The company’s three restaurants are still fully operational as are the boat cruises on the John Benn, Paddle Cruiser and Heads Explorer Catamaran.

Featherbed Eco Tour:

Enjoy a lagoon cruise on board either the John Benn or Paddle Cruiser, with educational commentary, before tucking into a delicious lunch at one of 3 restaurants (Cruise Café Restaurant, Bazala South African Dining or WHE+ Taste Experience) which includes 4 oysters and a glass of sparkling wine.

Paddle Cruiser Description:

The Paddle Cruiser is South Africa’s only paddle-driven vessel, offering a unique and unforgettable experience and fine dining experience on the Knysna Lagoon. Featuring contemporary decor with great ambience, guests enjoy the splendour of  magnificent 360° lagoon views while enjoying cocktails, oysters, bubbly and exquisite sunsets.

Daily cruises accompanied with educational commentary focussing on the history of Knysna, natural surrounds and rehabilitation process of the indigenous fynbos, fauna and forests.

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John Benn Description:

The MV John Benn is a fully enclosed legendary double-decker floating restaurant offering a memorable family activity on the Knysna Lagoon.  Cruise to the Knysna Heads, on a boat steeped in history, named after a legendary pilot of a bygone era.  This comfortable and cosy vessel with a classic wooden finish, offers friendly and hospitable service.  Local beer and sparkling wine is served from the full service bars on board.

Daily cruises accompanied with educational commentary focussing on the history of Knysna, natural surrounds and rehabilitation process of the indigenous fynbos, fauna and forests.

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Contact a Thompsons Africa Travel Expert for more details or to book now.

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