The Knysna Lagoon is more accurately an estuary where the waters of five different rivers flowing out of the Outeniqua Forest merge together and meet the ocean at the landmark sandstone cliffs which are known as the Knysna Heads. The privately owned Featherbed Nature Reserve occupies 150 hectares on the Western Head of the Knysna Heads
The Featherbed Nature Reserve is reached by ferry and is only accessible as part of the Featherbed Tour. Visitors are taken across to the reserve by ferry before being taken on a guided 4x4 trip to the top of the headland with spectacular views. Visitors can then choose to walk the 2.2km route through Milkwood Forests and onto a track along the coast back to the restaurant, or may continue with the 4x4. Look out for the elusive Knysna Loerie, the rare and tiny Blue Duiker and African Oystercatchers. Back at the Forest Restaurant, visitors are treated to a buffet luncheon as they sit beneath a canopy of Milkwood Trees on the edge of the lagoon.
The trip is a 4-hour round trip and departs from the Knysna Waterfront at 10am for the lunch trip. A second 3-hour trip departs at 14:30 (without lunch). For further details, please telephone + 27 44 382-1693, or visit www.knysnafeatherbed.com.