Goukamma Nature Reserve, Knysna

4.3
#5 of 14 in Wildlife in Knysna
Goukamma Nature Reserve boasts scenic landscapes of forests, unspoiled beaches, sand dunes, and river estuaries flocked by hundreds of species of birds. The reserve, which spreads over 2,500 hectares (6,178 acres), is a listed World Heritage Site and home to smaller wildlife, such as the mongoose, porcupine, honey badger, bushbuck, and vervet. It offers six hiking trails of various difficulties. Walk along the coast or hop on a ferry and cross the river into a milkwood forest and wetland ideal for bird-watching. With the first spring rains, the shrubland blossoms with bright flowers. Plan a trip to Knysna easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • We stayed here for a couple of days while we explored the surrounding areas. Accommodation was just what we needed. After a long day of adventure we came to a peaceful oasis where we could recharge. P...  more »
  • Dreamlike sea bay, which is popular with locals. Wonderful for walking, beautiful sandy beach. Nice restaurant!
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  • Lively beach. Never busy. Best for sun downers and friends. Feels like an untouched beach
  • Had a picnic with my daughter and family and watched the sun go down. Lovely place and clean. A bit windy but you must sit in between the rocks
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