• Young Environmentalist Tackles Plastic Pollution

      Say no to single-use plastic

        Climate change, plastic pollution, ailing oceans and mass extinction are just some of the sobering environmental issues that we are faced with as we herald in a new decade.  It is clear that all is not well with our planet and it is easy to become completely overwhelmed by the scale of these issues, […]

    • Thrilling Orca Encounter in Knysna

      Apex Predators Visit Knysna's Waters.

      Migratory whales are winter’s gift to Knysna’s dynamic coastline, and during this time our waters literally heave with the activity of both humpback and southern right whales. Our dynamic Indian Ocean boasts many other varied species and, throughout the year, we enjoy regular sightings of the Indian Ocean humpback and in-shore bottlenose dolphins and, less […]

    • 20 Reasons to Visit Knysna in 2020

      #20plenty!!

      The Greater Knysna region is often dubbed  ‘Nature’s Playground’ and this popular coastal region is celebrated for many things: festivals, ancient forests, whales, beaches, lakes, rivers, oysters and seahorses. It is all of these and so much more. Whatever your interests, Knysna offers something for everyone, here are 20 Reasons to Visit Knysna in 2020 […]

    • Knysna’s Whale Watching Season Highlights

      Another Memorable Whale Migration

      As the last of December’s long, balmy days draw to an end, it is the perfect time to pause and reflect on the year behind us. We were once again blessed with a phenomenal whale watching season and even though the whales have left Knysna’s waters until their next annual migration, the unforgettable close encounters […]

    • Ocean Odyssey Showcases the natural wonders of Knysna

      Food for the Soul

        Every year, Knysna lures thousands of visitors in search of soul food. A veritable nature’s playground, lovers of the great outdoors are utterly spoilt for choice when they visit our area. If you cast your gaze northward, you will see the sinuous outline of the Outeniqua Mountain range standing sentinel over the Greater Knysna […]

    • Step onboard the Outeniqua

      21 years and still navigating the big blue!

        It was a dazzling palette of blues all around as we made our way across the expansive estuary, our sails sculpted by a gentle offshore breeze. With a cloud-studded sky overhead and the warm embrace of the summer sun on our backs, we made our way towards the Knysna Heads. It was incredible to […]

    • The Feathers of Knysna

      A Top Birding Destination

      Our main mission at Ocean Odyssey is to showcase Knysna’s phenomenal marine mammal life. But the commentary on our tours very often includes interesting titbits about the other wildlife that we encounter, particularly the abundant bird life. Throughout the broad expanse of the estuary, at the opening of the Knysna River system and soaring above […]

    • The Knysna Seahorse

      A Special Estuarine Resident

          Did you know that our Knysna Estuary boasts the highest biodiversity in comparison to any other estuary in South Africa? It’s a literal treasure trove of flora and fauna. Of  all the critters that reside in the estuary, it is the little Knysna seahorse (Hippocampus capensis) that is the most celebrated. Seahorses belong […]

    • Visit Knysna

      A Top Whale Watching Destination

      Over the past few weeks the Ocean Odyssey team has been balls to the wall busy with an extensive marketing campaign for Knysna, alongside various other local tourism operators and establishments. Together we have worked hard to showcase the diverse and unique attributes that make Knysna so special. Our primary mission, of course, is to […]

    • The Knysna Estuary

      Knysna's Blue Heart

      The Knysna Estuary is the blue heart of our town. The sheer loveliness of this iconic estuarine bay will take your breath away, and so too will the showstopping diversity of life that exists here, both above and beneath the surface. It’s pretty mind-boggling just how many species of fauna and flora can be found […]