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Brenton-on-Sea, situated in a quiet bay on the other side of Knysna’s Western Head, is surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Its name is derived from the free-flying butterfly, the Brenton-Blue, which occurs only amongst the enthralling coastal fynbos here. The little community is virtually encircled by the Goukamma Nature Reserve, offering nature activities and alluring golden beaches. Make your stay a certainty and browse the Brenton-on-Sea accommodation listed below.

Brenton-on-Sea’s prime attraction is its white sandy beach which stretches on towards Buffalo Bay. The beach is popular among beach walkers, sunbathers, and fisherman, and the cliff tops above Brenton-on-sea serve as favourite launching spots for paragliders who seek the beauty of the area. From the cliff tops and Castle Rock, one can be afforded a spectacular view of the whales and dolphins frolicking in the waves in season, as well as the opportunity to snap fantastic holiday shots.

Nature lovers will enjoy trekking through the indigenous fynbos at the Brenton Blue Butterfly Reserve to catch a glimpse of the native Brenton-Blue butterfly which thrives off a small pink plant in the pea family. The reserve features a mixture of fynbos and coastal forest, and features a variety of insects, mammal, and bird species. Brenton on Lake has a jetty for launching boats and canoes, while the nearby Knysna Forest and Goukamma Nature Reserve, which includes a 14km coastline, offers fantastic hiking and walking trails.

You can visit a number of private game and nature reserves in the areas surrounding Brenton-on-sea, where you can spot elephant, zebra, giraffe, buffalo, and wildebeest – all of which were once indigenous to the area. The Garden Route National Park spans 121,000 hectares and includes the existing Wilderness and Tsitsikamma national parks, as well as the Knysna Lakes area. Featherbed Nature Reserve is a natural heritage site, where one can catch a ferry across the lagoon, walk or drive through the reserve, and picnic under the Milkwood trees, all in an effort to spot the elusive Knysna Loerie.

Extend your trip by booking a stay at one of the following top quality establishments located in Brenton-on-Sea.


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