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Address: Waterfront Drive, Knysna, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 44 382 1693

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A must when in Knysna

Awesome experience, vibe and food. We went with out two year old twin boys who were calm and happy. The ride was really comfortable, I would definitely go again!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
Kelly J
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Received such bad service on this cruise. Half an hour into the trip and our order was not taken. Not even attended to at all. The manager and waiters walked by numerous times. Seems local South Africans are much lower on the priority list compared to tourists in this establishment. Overall a terrible and boring experience. Would rather have spent... More 

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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Awesome experience, vibe and food. We went with out two year old twin boys who were calm and happy. The ride was really comfortable, I would definitely go again!

Thank Kelly J
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A must for you family/friends visiting. Nice to cruise out on the lagoon while enjoying a cocktail and some food. Kids friendly and my toddler was able to move around. Its enclosed so safe and out of the elements

Thank Ann K
Paarl, South Africa
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165 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We will never tire of a trip on the Knysna Lagoon; we do it at any given opportunity. The sights are of course incredible and the service on board is commendable. A salute to Terra who was in charge of the top deck. Impressive how he maintained control even though a big big tourist group was also on board. We... More 

Thank GrietWesternCape
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We went to the featherbed information kiosk in the quays to get tickets for a cruise to the heads. Our plan was to do the Threelegs Rivercat cruise but the guy in the kiosk said the weather would not allow us to get to the heads. He recommended the John Benn cruise instead. It was really difficult getting information from... More 

2 Thank simon c
Cape Town, South Africa
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I have a feeling the people who have given bad reviews for this floating restaurant were in a bad mood, or used to touristy commercial boat trips. Our cocktails were delicious, and our starters and mains were flawless. We had blue cheese spring rolls for starters which were amazing. My main was a beef schnitzel that was done to perfection... More 

Thank Yvette W
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I personally & my family did not liked this cruise ride. Full waste of time & boring. Instead of this you can enjoy shopping & eating in this place. This is my personal review. If you want to relax & want to drink with your friends then ok otherwise no use of going for cruise. Once you checked in then... More 

Thank Dilip B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely trip on the John Benn for a sunset cruise. Unfortunately it was overcast and chilly but still an enjoyable experience. Beautiful view of the Heads and Knysna.

Thank Fran1829
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Of all the ferry trips on the Knysna lagoon, this one appealed to our families itinerary and budget. The 90 minute trip was worthwhile on a warm spring day. The boat isn’t luxurious but well kept. We sat on the upper deck and enjoyed the peace and quiet while taking in the scenery with mostly local tourists. The waitress and... More 

Thank Isiphiwo
Indore, India
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Well to start from the booking. We had booked the John Benn Cruise one day in advance. We were told to pay the money at the time of cruise. When we can with the family for the cruise we were told our booking is not done and we had to argue and finally were given the booking. This was not... More 

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