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    • Inspiring Local Eco Warriors

      Women Making Positive Impacts on our Environment

      This last August was yet another inspiring Women’s Month. Women from all walks of life came together in a spirit of solidarity at a host of events that took place around the country. What was once one dedicated public holiday (August 9th), is now a month-long campaign to champion the rights of South African women […]

    • Mandela Day with Ocean Odyssey

      Keeping Mandela's Legacy Alive

      Mandela Day is a day when citizens around the country reflect on Nelson Mandela’s unforgettable legacy. We take the time to celebrate his life, his leadership and his devotion to humanity. Positive change was the gift left to all of us by Nelson Mandela, but in order to make his a living legacy, we all […]

    • Whale Watching for Dummies

      Tips on how to find and track a whale.

      We are smack bang in the middle of whale season and hundreds of whales are currently cruising the length of our Southern African coastline towards warmer waters further up north. These awe-inspiring creatures have undertaken one helluva journey to get here, travelling all the way from their feeding grounds way down south off the coast […]

    • Ocean Odyssey’s Active Wear

      Perfect for Festival Competitors

      The Knysna Oyster Festival is in full swing and all around town there are events on the go, parties happening and “lovers of the good life” are spoilt for choice during the entire week here in Knysna. South Africa’s leading sport and lifestyle festival has a programme packed full and tailor made for sporting fanatics […]

    • Spirit of Knysna

      Seek out the Spirit of Knysna

      Several weeks ago a video was launched as part of Knysna Tourism’s latest destination marketing campaign. Dubbed the #SpiritofKnysna, the video was filmed in several locations across the Greater Knysna Area by local filmmaker Daron Chatz and it boasts an original soundtrack composed and recorded by local musician Tigger Reunert. Both the visuals and the narrative […]

    • World Oceans Day 2018

      Knysna Ocean Lovers Take Action Against Plastic Pollution

      Even though every day is ocean day for the Ocean Odyssey team, we still wanted to take time out to both honour and participate in the official World Ocean Day which took place on Friday June 8th – in collective spirit with concerned citizens around the globe. The aim of this annual event is to […]

    • Ocean Odyssey Hosts Mr Gay World Contestants

      Pink Loerie 2018

        Knysna has just wrapped up its 18th Pink Loerie Festival and this year was once again a colourful revelry of music, dance, feathers and fabulous fanfare. This long standing annual festival provides a platform for artists, performers and singers from the LGBT community to express themselves without limitations in an inclusive environment. It attracts […]

    • Southern Right Whales

      Gentle Giants of the Deep

      May has been a stellar month along the Garden Route this year. We have enjoyed gloriously balmy days – often ending off with seriously feel-good sunsets. Adding to our current sense of ‘joie de vivre’ is the fact that any day now the indigo depths adjacent to Knysna will be teeming with whales. In sync […]

    • Local Eco Warrior

      Louw Claassens

      For the past several years, Louw Claassens, the Director of the Knysna Basin Project, has spent a considerable amount of time underwater. She has quite literally immersed herself in the study of the teeny, tiny Knysna seahorse (Hippocampus capensis) – our town’s iconic estuarine species. Her ground breaking research recently earned her a PhD from […]

    • Happy Humpback Mothers Day

      A Mother's Love

      Motherhood. I’m pretty sure there isn’t even a word in the dictionary which can aptly describe that feeling a woman has when her baby takes its first breath in the world. When everything suddenly makes perfect sense and the need to love, protect and cherish one’s child takes precedence over all else. Motherly instincts are […]