The Garden Route and the Little Karoo Places




In addition to running the ferry to the nature reserve, the Featherbed Company operates sightseeing boats on the lagoon (trips start at R75 per person), as well as a Mississippi-style paddle steamer that does lunch and dinner cruises. Ferry Terminus, Remembrance Ave., Knysna, 6570. 044/382-1693.

Springtide Charters operates a luxury 50-foot sailing yacht for scenic cruises on the lagoon and through the Heads (weather permitting). You can have breakfast, lunch, or a romantic dinner on board—or even spend the night. The boat takes a maximum of 12 passengers, and dinner and overnight trips are limited to one party with a maximum of four people. Rates start at about R390 per person for a two-hour sail or R590 for a three-hour trip with snacks. Knysna Quays, Knysna, 6571. 082/470–6022.

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