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The seaside resort of Brenton on Sea overlooks a beautiful strip of beach and endless blue sea. On the outskirts of Knysna in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, the area is on the Garden Route, one of the country’s most beautiful tourist destinations.
The rugged and ancient fossilised dunes on the eastern end of the Brenton on Sea beach can be explored and during low tide, one can stroll almost the entire length of Walker Bay.
This is a magical part of the world where a seaside holiday can be combined with a host of tourist attractions, namely – strenuous or slackpack hiking into untouched forests, adrenalin sports such as paragliding and bungee jumping, water sports, up close encounters with elephants, ostriches and snakes and retail shopping therapy.
Things to do
Brenton on Sea’s golden beach is a popular destination for sun bathers and swimmers alike. Arrive early for a good spot in which to enjoy the sea, sun and sand.
Spend a fun-filled morning on a trip to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Located on the western Head (a cliff at the entrance to the Knysna lagoon), the excursion involves a ferry ride, a 4x4 drive up the Head, a 2km hike along the Bushbuck trail, a leisurely meal under the milkwood trees and finally, return to the launch site via ferry.
Neighbouring Buffelsbaai (Buffalo Bay) is a surfer’s paradise and has a slipway for powerboat launching. The beach is pristine, visited mostly by the odd fisherman, a resting seal and breeding birds.
Try the easy, self-guided Kingfisher hiking trail through the Wilderness forest, crossing a hand-drawn pont and ending at a lovely waterfall.
Opt for a tandem paragliding flight from the cliff launch site above Brenton on Sea to Wilderness beach.
Where to Eat
Nautical South Restaurant offers nicely priced 3-course Sunday lunches. Book to ensure a sitting.
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