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The Featherbed Company
THE FEATHERBED COMPANY

The Featherbed Company specializes in Creating Unforgettable Experiences on the Knysna lagoon by exploring the natural beauty of the Knysna forests at the pristine Featherbed Nature Reserve whilst enjoying interactive guided nature walks and spectacular lunch buffets. We offer luxury cruising and four star dining on the Paddle Cruiser, the only paddle-driven vessel in South Africa. Enjoy exclusive yacht sailing to the Knysna Heads on-board The Heads Explorer and savour seasonal cuisine whilst sailing into the sunset. The MV John Benn is a fully enclosed legendary floating restaurant renowned for eating, drinking and having fun offering a wide dining selection from the a-la-carte menu. Read more...


Knysna Charters Oyster Tour
KNYSNACHARTERS OYSTER TOUR

What could be better than a cruise, wine and oysters all in the very beautiful Knysna lagoon?Have you ever tucked into a fresh Oyster? No?Intrigued to try? Or maybe you have but want to learn more? Well this is the ideal opportunity to do just that Read more...

 

Knysna Charters Lagoon Boat Cruise
KNYSNA CHARTERS LAGOON BOAT CRUISE

Hop aboard and enjoy a relaxing cruise with magnificent views of the Knysna Heads and trip around the glorious lagoon and an insight into the bird species and marine life that grace the area.

The boat trip is around 75 minutes and is bound to be one Read more...


Knysna Oyster Experience
KNYSNA OYSTER EXPERIENCE

Keen to learn more about the very famous Oyster and perhaps even try a few fresh ones?

This ‘hands on’ Oyster experience will teach you all about this famous delicacy, allowing you to learn the shucking process and open your very own Oyster to taste. Read more...

 


Knysna Sunset Cruise
KNYSNA SUNSET CRUISE

Enjoy the atmosphere of the African sunset onboard a Knysna Charters Sunset Cruise. Be entertained by both local history and viewing amazing bird and marine life, whilst on a leisurely cruise.
The cruise includes complimentary wine and three oysters Read more...


Knysna Kayak Hire
KNYSNA KAYAK HIRE

Affordable, fun and satisfaction guaranteed! Hire a kayak, take your time, and head off to explore the beautiful Knysna Lagoon on your own schedule.Paddle out onto the lagoon, stop at a beach along the way, and enjoy the wonderful sunshine! Kayaking.. Read more...




Knysna Charters
KNYSNA CHARTERS

| Knysna is one of the most romantic spots you will ever encounter and to make it even more special you can now join a honeymoon cruise at sunset through the knysna lagoon with exquisite views of the Knysna Heads. Sit back and enjoy wine and oysters. Read more...

 

Garden Route Diving Adventures
GARDEN ROUTE DIVING ADVENTURES

Scuba dive resort for recreational scuba dives from Knysna, in the Garden Route, South Africa. Read more...


Garden Route Fishing Adventures
GARDEN ROUTE FISHING ADVENTURES

These deep sea fishing trips are a must do for all fishing enthusiasts when visiting Knysna. All fishing equipment and bait is supplied, you just bring a snack lunch and refreshments and you get to keep your catch if you so choose! Read more...


Garden Route Boating Adventures
GARDEN ROUTE BOATING ADVENTURES

Enjoy the Knysna Lagoon, Knysna Heads and coastal caves (sea conditions dependant) on our adventures boats in Knysna. Read more...


Bike and Saddle Eco-Active Trips...
BIKE AND SADDLE ECO-ACTIVE TRIPS

Bike & Saddle is Africa’s leading eco-active travel company that runs tailor-made, fully supported & guided, cycle, walking & hiking and kayaking trips across Southern Africa. Read more...

Garden Route Sailing Adventures
GARDEN ROUTE SAILING ADVENTURES

Learn to sail on your next visit to Knysna, on the Knysna Lagoon and through the Knysna Heads .Read more...

 

Skydive Knysna
SKYDIVE KNYSNA

Considered the most exciting of the extreme sports, skydiving is a top item on everyones bucket list. Its easy to say I'll do it tomorrow, but there will never be a better time to jump than today. Read more...

 

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Kraaibosch Horse Riding

Horse riding in Africa was one of my childhood dreams. Now here I am, and I finally went horse riding. There is a stable right by the forest in the Outeniqua mountains where Read more...

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Two faces of Knysna

I don't even remember why I included Knysna in my South African itinerary. Guess I just needed a nice, relaxing stop after the crazy BazBus ride through South Africa and before exploring Cape Town. Knysna just seemed like a perfect place and as it turned out I was right. Read more...

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Sailing the Mercury

Garden Route Sailing Adventures offers day-long courses to teach inexperienced people like me how to sail. It is a great opportunity. Read more...


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Knysna Skydive

I had the luck of experiencing an amazing event today. A skydiving center just opened in Knysna, and I had the honour of taking part on their first tandem jump. Read more...


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Mad About Art

I visited the “Mad About Art” project in the Dam Se Bos area of the townships to learn about the project that is running there and take part in their “Walk and Talk” tour. Read more...

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Odyssey Whalewatching

Whales are amazingly sensible animals, so the rules imposed on the companies that take people out for whalewatching are very strict. The one boat in the Knysna lagoon Read more...

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Acrobranch Obstacle Course

I was sitting in a car one sunny morning driving towards Sedgefield. I hadn’t really understood where we were going, just that there was some sort of obstacle course in the forest Read more...

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Emzini Tours

I was a bit unsure at first about yet another township tour, I thought I’d have little else to say. Oh how wrong I was. On each tour I notice how personal the guides make it, after all if you take a walk Read more: Emzini Tours


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A rastafarian experience

Fresh Perspective is a new content feature on our website, which aims to let you see Knysna and the surrounding areas through the eyes of visitors and members of our diverse community. Read more...

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Moonlight Meander

The full moon affects not only the tides, but the creatures living in the ocean as well. On new moon and full moon it’s possible to take part in a nightly beach walk by Sedgefield... Read more...

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TripOut Surf School

I’ve lived by this ocean for far too long without having surfed. I went for walks on the beach and watched these amazing waves (which we really don’t get like this in Europe)... Read more...

 


 

RESTAURANTS

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QUAY FOUR

Cuisine: Seafood, Pub, Tapas
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Thesen Island

With live bands, big screens and a warm fireplace, Quay Four on Thesen Island, Knysna, is all about keeping you entertained and giving you a space to relax, read more...

EAST HEAD CAFE

Cuisine: South African, Coffee Shop, Seafood
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Heads

East Head Café is more than just a café or coffee shop, it is a local Landmark where family and friends have a good time with good food and casual wine enjoying...read more...


CRUISE CAFE (THE FEATHERBED COMPANY)

Cuisine: Grill, Seafood, Vegetarian
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Waterfront

Cruise Cafe offers the best selection of cocktails and is the perfect venue to enjoy an evening drink with someone special while watching the sun set over the.. read more ...

 

34 TAPAS & OYSTERS

Cuisine: Sushi, Tapas
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Waterfront

Serving tapas and sushi in Knysna everyday.

 

ILE DE PAIN

Cuisine: Bistro, French, European
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Thesen Island

When Liezie Mulder and Markus Farbinger together with a small, young team opened the doors of île de païn in 2002, it was as though they tapped into something s...

 

ZACHARY'S RESTAURANT (PEZULA RESORT AND HOTEL)

Cuisine: Contemporary
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Waterfront

Zachary's is a contemporary classic restaurant that embodies all of chef Geoffrey Murray philosophies on food. "With their own organic gardens and the bounty of...

 

THE OLIVE TREE

Cuisine: Bistro, International
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Waterfront

The Olive Tree is a firm favourite with the health-conscious, particularly for its healthy breakfasts, and its Harvest Table lunches, which are great for vegeta...

 

THE ANCHORAGE RESTAURANT

Cuisine: Seafood, Grill, South African
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Belvidere

The anchorage is a traditional seafood restaurant situated in the heart of Knysna with ample parking and access; we are also wheel chair friendly.We have been a...

 

FIREFLY EATING HOUSE

Cuisine: Contemporary
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Belvidere

Firefly Eating House is an exotic restaurant, which offers flavoursome Indian / Asian food with spicing generally on the milder side.

 

CORNUTI (KNYSNA)

Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Central Knysna

Cornuti Knysna established in 2008 is situated in an old fisherman?s cottage at the foot of the spectacular Knysna East Head, is a fresh, modern take on a pizze...

 

CAFFE MARIO

Cuisine: Italian
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Waterfront

Situated right on the waters edge, Caffe Mario serve great Italian cuisine including thin base pizzas and tramezinni's.

 

34 SOUTH (KNYSNA)

Cuisine: Seafood, Deli, Sushi
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Waterfront

Not exactly a restaurant... not exactly a bar... definitely not a deli... well, not exactly a deli... it's an eating place, a drinking place and definitely a me...

 

SIROCCO RESTAURANT

Cuisine: Fusion, Seafood, Contemporary
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Waterfront

Sirocco, situated on the water's edge of Knysna's trendy Thesen Harbour Town, is evocatively named after the warm wind that blows across the Mediterranean.Siroc...

 

JJ'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Cuisine: South African
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Waterfront

JJ's Pledge to you is to produce the most delicious and superb looking meals and to make you feel welcome, comfortable and special. Here, you're in the company ...

 

THE BELL TAVERN (BELVIDERE MANOR HOTEL)

Cuisine: Pub, South African, Seafood
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Belvidere

The Bell Tavern has become one of Knysna's favourite spots for a good pub meal. The old farm building has been sympathetically restored and retains its rough ch...

 

DRY DOCK FOOD CO.

Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Grill
Location of restaurant: Knysna, Waterfront

The lagoon-side restaurant is situated on the original site of the first dry dock built by Per Larsen in 1896. We offer a mouth-watering array of the freshest s...

 

 


 

GOLF

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Candlewood Lodge has close links with all the golf courses in the area and as such can offer you discounted prices for your round of golf should you book through us!
We can also arrange golf tours complete with a multi course itinerary, transport and accomodation.

Email Us Here With Your Enquiry



Pezula Championship Course 

 Pezula Championship Course - Š Pezula Championship Course Pezula Championship Course - Š Pezula Championship Course

18 Holes, 6406 meters, Par 72 

This spectacular, manicured golf course, with undulating terrain and magnificent views over the Indian Ocean and Knysna Lagoon, is a must for every golfer. 

The course, largely designed by nature with immaculate bent-grass greens, will provide challenges to the expert, yet accessible to the every day player. The 14th and 15th holes, which play along the steep cliffs above the Indian Ocean, are an experience not to be missed. 



KNYSNA GOLF CLUB

KNYSNA GOLF CLUB KNYSNA GOLF CLUB 
18 Holes, 5924 meters, Par 73, Men’s rating 71. 

This very popular holiday course with meandering salt-water marsh hazards and abundant bird life has magnificent bent-grass greens and views over the lagoon. The course is challenging and the beautiful picturesque surroundings make it an absolute pleasure to play. 



SIMOLA GOLF ESTATE

SIMOLA GOLF ESTATE SIMOLA GOLF ESTATE

18 Holes, 6095 meters, Par 72 

18 holes designed by Jack NICKLAUS, the golden Bear himself and built in two natural amphitheatres glorious views from every corner of the course. Golf at Simola is a sublime experience. 



PLETTENBERG BAY GOLF CLUB

PLETTENBERG BAY GOLF CLUB PLETTENBERG BAY GOLF CLUB

18 Holes, 5926 meters, Par 72 

This highly rated undulating course, set in a proclaimed nature reserve, has lush green fairways, a sweeping tree-line and new bent-grass greens. Accuracy is essential for coping with Piesang River which flows through it. 



GOOSE VALLEY GOLF ESTATE

GOOSE VALLEY GOLF ESTATE GOOSE VALLEY GOLF ESTATE

18 Holes, 5706 meters, par 72 

The Goose Valley Golf course is situated in pristine surroundings, only 2 km from Plettenberg Bay and bordering on the Keurbooms lagoon. 



GEORGE COUNTRY CLUB

GEORGE COUNTRY CLUB GEORGE COUNTRY CLUB

18 Holes, 5777 Meters, Par 72 

This golf course is among the oldest in the country with its natural beauty, enhanced by lavish flora, well-established trees, large dam and the spectacular back-drop of the Outeniqua Mountain Range.



FANCOURT-BRAMBLE HILL

FANCOURT-BRAMBLE HILL FANCOURT-BRAMBLE HILL 
18 Holes, 5583 meters, Par 72 

Located on 350 acres of glorious countryside at the foot of the Outeniqua Mountains close to George