COUNTRY: South Africa
N S 34o01.920'
W E 023o00.823'
South Africa has been listed amongst the top ten most desirable destinations in the world with the Garden Route as one of the top three. In a countrywide poll, Knysna was twice voted “Most popular town in South Africa”. This quaint town in the heart of the Garden Route has been built around the Knysna lagoon and still projects a village atmosphere with its art and craft shops and beautiful waterfront.
One of the main reasons for this popularity, are the views on offer in this little paradise, none of which can compare to the Knysna Heads.
The most amazing place to capture these picturesque views is from a lookout point opposite them. From here, the large cliffs, caves, the pounding ocean and lush vegetation is on display, in all its glory. Special wooden decks have been constructed to maximize this view point.
The Featherbeds is a nature reserve, which can only be accessed under supervision. This is a sanctuary to plant life and animals, including a small breed of sea horse. One can gaze at this protected area from the wooden vantage point.
When I visited this amazing little spot, with my fellow Beach & Bush Adventurer, Tim, we spent hours just taking in the scenery, and viewing the layout of Knysna itself. It is possible to plan the entire route of your stay in Knysna from this height.
Magnificent properties are all on display, around this exclusive dwelling area. However, there are no public houses on the Featherbeds.
After watching one of the most breathtaking and colourful sunsets, we made our way back down the mountain, to explore what we had seen up close.
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