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“Lovely forest, close to the beach”

Goukamma Nature Reserve
Ranked #20 of 83 things to do in Knysna
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Owner description: Goukamma is situated between Buffalo Bay and Sedgefield, and offers wonderful beaches, epic sand dunes, flowing river mouths and unspoiled coastal forests.
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
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

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

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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 quite pretty too. But then it comes out on a wide road path that goes on forever. This is a very repetitive and boring stretch that gets a bit much. Even on a hot day I would be bored.

The walk is not very exciting. There are better.

You also have to pull yourself across the river in a boat by means of a rope pulley. It is hard work and taxing on the hands and arms.

Thank Bonnie v
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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 forest. Not theeasiets of walks but nowhere near athletic and always deeply rewarding.
We love Goukamma. It's engrossing and magical.

Thank Muir-Dean
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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
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