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Goukamma Nature Reserve

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Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 5510
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Unspoilt beauty that streches forever.

Ideally suited for the fit and restless, this is one spot that is irresistible and you'll struggle... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
Absolute Paradise

We were blessed to be able to stay on the reserve for a number of nights and walked a number of the... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Cape Town
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Goukamma is situated between Buffalo Bay and Sedgefield, and offers wonderful beaches, epic sand dunes, flowing river mouths and unspoiled coastal forests.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 5510
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Ideally suited for the fit and restless, this is one spot that is irresistible and you'll struggle to turn back. The desolation of this reserve is part of it's appeal.

Thank RubinVanNiekerk
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We were blessed to be able to stay on the reserve for a number of nights and walked a number of the shorter trails. Despite being so close to civilisation Goukamma gives you the impression of being a million miles away. The bird life is...More

Thank African_Albatross
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Entrance is cheap and when we were there, there were only two other visitors. So that is great. To get to the main hiking area and the beach we had to cross a river via a boat. That was fun.. and wet. We spent a...More

Thank Austen G
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The coast line is very good looking and has plenty space on the sand, however, parking is quite limited. Restaurant and other shops close by, in case you forgot to purchase a towel or umbrella etc.

Thank Johnathan A
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this beautiful location. We felt we'd had quite an adventure starting with great fun crossing the estuary, pulling ourselves along ropes attached to the small boat moored at the riverside (pontoon closed)- life jackets were provided!, walked over the...More

Thank yates58
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Goukamma Nature & Marine Protected Area, Western Cape One of the nature reserves run by Cape Nature, Goukamma is just south of the N2, between Sedgefield and Knysna. Close to the main entrance and office, there are the three Buffalo Valley chalets : two-bedroom, well...More

1  Thank RdeS_12
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a must if you like peace and tranquility. We stayed at Fish Eagle loft in the Goukamma Nature Reserve. This overlooks the river to where it meets the sea. We virtually had the game reserve to ourselves apart from the birds and tortoise....More

Reviewed 14 March 2017

The standard of the cottages here is great. The one we stayed in had two double rooms, and open plan lounge with a small kitchen area, and a great barbeque area outside overlooking the lagoon and the beach in the distance. At dusk you see...More

Thank kombuis777
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

An incredibly beautiful place. The beach is kind of windy, but the water is as blue as the sky and it is a lovely place to take a stroll by the beach or in the forest

Thank redsanto
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was a lovely forest walk close to the beach, there were quite a few options and attractions. When the weather is good, you can get in a few hours of canoeing and walking. Kids loved it.

Thank Bryan A
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9 April 2017|
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Response from Bonnie v | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if you are allowed to take pets in. Your best bet would be to phone them and ask directly.