The Garden Route has been identified as one of the most important conservation areas in the country in terms of biodiversity. Its sheer beauty continues to attract a major amount of local and international tourists. Often referred to as nature’s playground, the Knysna Estuary is iconic in many ways. Covering a vast area and permanently open to the sea, it is the richest in terms of estuarine biodiversity in all of South Africa, the life found above and beneath its surface is spectacular.
The adjacent Indian Ocean is show-stopping with its abundance of marine life including whales, dolphins, seals, sharks and a host of pelagic bird species which are just some of what can be seen on an Ocean Odyssey tour.
Our area of operation is a very significant one, stretching from Gericke’s Point near Sedgefield (Western Boundary) to two nautical miles off the Robberg Peninsula near Plettenberg Bay. This 54.75km (29.56 nm) stretch of coastline is considered one of the most spectacular along the South African coast and boasts soaring sandstone cliffs, rocky formations extending into the Indian Ocean, unique caves and Buffels Bay.