Featherbed is a privately-owned, registered Nature Reserve and a South African Heritage Site. It is a unspoiled piece of paradise situated on the Western Head of Knysna and is accessible by ferry only. The owner of the Featherbed Nature Reserve is William Smith.
In order to protect the grandeur of the natural magnificence, access to the Reserve is controlled. Numbers are restricted and visits are only allowed in the company of the Reserve’s professional guides.
This four hour tour departs daily and reservations are essential. It is a breathtaking outing for all ages and fitness levels. Good walking shoes are suggested and remember to bring your camera, hats and sun block in summer and a warm jacket for the ferry trip in winter.
The nature reserve offers exciting activities not to be missed. An ideal outdoor family holiday activity to be enjoyed by both young and old.
The Featherbed Nature Reserve, situated on the Western Head of Knysna, is the premier eco-experience on the Garden Route.
The Featherbed ferries give visitors to the Garden Route a memorable experience on the Knysna Lagoon. The Lagoon, actually an estuary, has five fresh water rivers flowing in from the adjacent Outeniqua Mountains meeting with the surge of sea water from the Indian Ocean through the mighty headlands known as the Knysna Heads – the majestic sandstone cliffs towering above the opening to the Knysna Lagoon.
There are a variety of family activities in Knysna, of which The Featherbed Company offers numerous activities, such as a cruise on the lagoon, scenery nature reserve trails and hiking the Knysna Heads, as well as hosting private functions, conferences, and weddings at any of the venues.
The boating fleet includes a 45 feet Catamaran sailing yacht, a Paddle Cruiser, the famous John Benn and a Rivercat ferry. All (except the Rivercat) offer restaurant and bar facilities to cater for luncheons and dinner cruises, perfect for private charters, weddings, conferences, and other functions such as product launches.
Brenton-on-Sea is about 3,5 kilometres west of the Featherbed Private Nature Reserve. This small coastal town offers a wide variety of houses and vacant land for sale. These prime properties, with ocean views, are situated in one of the most diverse and upcoming areas in the Garden Route. To own your piece of paradise, contact Sophie from Sophie’s Properties today on 082 572 2729.