Featherbed Nature ReserveApprox. Time: 3 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

This unique 150ha registered, private Nature Reserve is the whole of the Western Head of KNYSNA. It is one of South Africa's Natural Heritage Sites. Only accessible by ferries on a 25-minute cruise across the Knysna Lagoon. It is also home to the endangered Blue Duiker (smallest known antelope species in Africa); Cape Mountain Tortoises; Blue Cranes (SA's national bird); Rare Black African Oyster Catchers (on the endangered red data list); White Breasted Cormorants, Bush Buck and much more.
You can also have lunch with the elusive majestic and brightly colored Knysna Loerie; meet in person the shy, endangered Bule Duiker and hare in the success story of their breeding; walk amid our Flybos and eat under the protected Milwood Forest canopy; wander through our "Strandloper" Caves and imagine the days of yesteryear; and lean about the secrets of Coffin Bay and the many shipwrecks- both past and present.

Courtesy of South Africa Tourism Board