This taster to the Karoo Desert is a beautiful place, not quite as harsh or barren as the Karoo, but still stark and impressive. The climate proved ideal for rearing ostriches, and thanks to the Victorian craze for ostrich feathers, the town of Oudtshoorn flourished.
Ocean Safari, South Africa
There are a number of outfits who offer boat trips into Plettenberg Bay. The best of them are licensed for close encounters with the marine animals and so you can get very close to them. By using a combination of hydrophones and sharp eyes, they will attempt to get you in amongst the whales (in season, July - December), dolphins and seals that swim in the bay, sometimes surfing the waves in. These ocean safaris are quite exciting as they involve beach launches and landings, crossing through the surf.
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Other experiences in Knysna
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.