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Noetzie 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 5510
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Depends what you make of it

This can be a quick visit to look up at the castles or, you can make day of it and spend the day on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

A great beach. Just don’t go swimming alone. A bit of a dirt road drive off the N2 but the road is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Randburg, South Africa
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Noetzie 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 5510
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This can be a quick visit to look up at the castles or, you can make day of it and spend the day on the beach. There is a fair number of stairs to climb to get down there (and back up). The toilets were...More

Thank Bellex_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great beach. Just don’t go swimming alone. A bit of a dirt road drive off the N2 but the road is ok for most vehicles. Once at the car park the fun starts. Steep climb down to the beach but it beats the climb...More

Thank doppierunner
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We visited Noetzie for the day. It is a drive on gravel Road to get there preferably use a SUV, but I saw smaller cars there as well. When you get there expect a walk of about 2 km to the beach. The walk has...More

Thank Fuad D
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

One of the best beaches in the country. Fire damage still visible from the 2017 fires, but the beach is amazing. Steep steps and walk down and back up, so take it slow. Only down side is having to drive through the squatter camp to...More

Thank jamesmb1983
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Noetzie beach is filled with historic buildings:) A drive through a township and then the very exclusive estates.. to get to the beach itself. There is a good couple of stairs(50-60... maybe more) of a climb down to the beach! The beach is amazing for...More

Thank asma o
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

One of the few beaches Noetzie beach with the castle in the background offers unique situation. Very neat and clean beach is little away from Knysna worth a visit. Not very much popular but is visited by many on way to Knysna.

Thank JayantSathe
Reviewed 18 September 2017

What a wonderful beach. Not easy to find, and quite a walk to get there. Small beach surrounded by Castles high up on the ridge. Peaceful Romantic hide-away. Very interesting history can be read on the internet. Take a picnic lunch and get away from...More

Thank Y99AH
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Even very well traveled South Africans possibly have never seen this beach. The pictures tells it all... Do yourself the favor and drive on the dirt road to go and experience an untouched beach as you've possibly never seen before.

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Need to go through gravel to get there though the forest. You can see some of the damaged houses burnt during the fire. Parking available. Car attendant will charge R15 per person. Need to be fit as there are lots of steps to go through...More

Thank Ritesh_Boochia
Reviewed 4 May 2017 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...More

Thank Ilse M
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