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Goukamma Nature Reserve

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Address: Buffalo Bay Road, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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+27 44 382 5510

Goukamma is situated between Buffalo Bay and Sedgefield, and offers...

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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Great, private accomodation close to the beach

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the most amazing sunsets from the barbeque area, while relaxing on the provided camping chairs... More 

Thank kombuis777
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

beautiful place to visit and experinece the hospitality of the local people. it also provides limited interaction with locals, for cultural experineces

1 Thank chamum2017
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I did the bushpig trail. Unfortunately it started to rain halfway through. We got totally soaked to the bone and had to walk the rest of the way (over two hours!)in lashing wind and rain. Freezing cold. The walk starts off really pretty with lovely views add then goes through a long stretch of forest which is... More 

Thank Bonnie v
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Goukamma is one of those places one finds almost by default. All of the walks are accessed following a short crossing by rope pulled boat. Then thre are lots of choices, all of them spectacular in their own way from the Bushpig Trail to the longer porcupine. There are roaring beaches and stillness between the Indian Ocean and the milkwood... More 

Thank Muir-Dean
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We took a canoe guided trip with Rene in Goukamma river and then took a walk along Buffalo bay. A great day out for a family. Can be combined with lunch in one of the two to towns o the beach

Thank Yair B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

So many things to do and experience for the nature lover. Unfortunately on the day we visited it was real cold and windy but will be back!

Thank LadyBird070
Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We take under privileged kids on trips to see their area. Sometimes us helpers get to see a place for the first time too. It is with utter regret that i'd never gone hiking in the Goukamma Nature Reserve. There are plenty of trails, taking you through fynbos, milkwood forest and coastal thicket. There's the amazing river and endless beaches.... More 

1 Thank wickedmike
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

We went to visit our favourite picnic spot of many years ago and found it still tranquil but deserted. Although it was during the week, there was no one in sight. The river and nature is still beautiful but the picnic tables were flooded.

1 Thank Elizabeth B

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