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Address: Noetzie 6570, South Africa
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+27 44 382 5510

Just to the East of Knysna, at the end of a dirt road, lies Noetzie, a...

Just to the East of Knysna, at the end of a dirt road, lies Noetzie, a secluded beach which is proudly encircled by castles. It is one of the last remaining homes for the very rare African Black Oystercatcher and is therefore a conservancy.

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We stopped here on our way to Plettenberg Bay and it was so worth it. What a beautiful site to behold. Castles on the Beach!!! We were there pretty early so we were walking on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ilse M
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27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Plettenberg Bay and it was so worth it. What a beautiful site to behold. Castles on the Beach!!! We were there pretty early so we were walking on the beach inside a cloud passing through. What an amazing experience. Loved every second!

Thank Ilse M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome beach, but isn't easy to reach. You have to climb for quite a while on a steep hill. Disabled people can't visit this place.

Thank Tom 2
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This is a Hidden enchanted haven is Natural and unspoilt. Life guards on duty. Clean and non polluted. Not crowded and relaxing. Water is moderate temperature and safe for swimming. Amazing views and breathtaking stretch of the beach. A definite must stop on the Garden Route. Very close to the Incredible Conrad Pezula. Please note that a 4 km drive... More 

Thank Raees M
The Hague, The Netherlands
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214 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

A wonderful secluded beach with some houses built in a castle style. Around the area it is a bit more built-up than when I was there last time. Further down from the beach house there are some nice houses where I saw people canoeing from. The drive there is via a quite bumpy dirt road, but with a decent car... More 

Thank Pimmetje_7
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Just east of Knysna and driving by a township and the luxurious Pezula resort, you reach a parking lot from there stairs go down to one of the most beautiful beaches and most quiet , no one there basically on weekdays, you must see this.

Thank Simon B
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The last time I was there my mother carried my pram down. This time our running club completed the Knysna Forest half marathon and decided to have sundowners on the beach.......down, down, down we suffered and up, up, up we suffered, but we were all elated to have experienced the beautiful beach and surrounding castles. Think we want to book... More 

Thank Solize M
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Pun on the word walk. It's a steep down but even harder up. Not bad though and definitely worth the view and a stay on the beach. Water was cold in middle of winter but nothing like Camps bay cold. Beautiful castles and long flat beach. Would be nice to spend the day in Summer.

Thank AvineshP
Centurion, South Africa
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567 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 909 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Noetzie beach is one of those unforgettable and special places which leave us with everlasting memories on each visit. My husband and I had the pure pleasure to visit Noetzie beach during our recent stay in Knysna. The off ramp to Noetzie beach is on the right just as you exit Knysna town (N2 to Plettenberg bay). It is a... More 

Thank zerwickrenatevictor
Cape Town, South Africa
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83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We stayed in a house here right on the river & just meters from the beach as well. The hikes on the beach & thru the forest are superb. We saw monkeys & baboons daily as well as mongoose & a myriad of birds. There is lots to do in Knysna nearby as far as a great historical museum, harbour... More 

Thank rubi55Pozos_mexico
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Conrad Pezula, which offers a shuttle bus to this beautiful, unspoilt and largely deserted beach. The children adored it for the surf, the sand and the hermit crabs. We adored it for its tranquility and the amazing photo opportunities. The 134 steps up/down from the beach (and the 400m steep walkway up further to the car... More 

Thank Anna B

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