Featherbed Nature Reserve is a unique 150h private Nature Reserve, encompassing the whole of the Western Head of Knysna and one of South Africa’s unique Natural Heritage Sites. This spectacular four-hour eco-experience includes a return ferry trip, nature drive and guided walk, ending with a sumptuous buffet lunch at the Food Forest Restaurant.
It is home to two of the Garden Route’s icons, namely the Knysna Loerie and the Blue Duiker, one of Africa’s smallest antelope species. Other wildlife found on the Reserve include Cape Mountain Tortoises, Blue Cranes (South Africa’s national bird), rare Black African Oyster Catchers (listed in the endangered Red Data List), White breasted cormorant, Bushbuck and more!
Featherbed Nature Reserve The 4-hour trip includes a 25-minute return ferry trip on the Knysna Lagoon to the Western Head and a 4 x 4 vehicle / trailer drive up the headland onto the Reserve, stopping at a magnificent viewpoint. Specialist guides will be giving information on the rich history of the area, and the diverse fauna & flora that is found here.
Daily Departure 10h00; 11h15; 12h30 – Lunch included; 08h45; 14h30 – Lunch excluded
Departure Point Featherbed Ferry Terminus, off Waterfront Drive, Knysna
Daily Ferry Departures: 10h00; 11h15; 12h30