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    • Orcas: Wolves of the Sea

      Spotlight on a Species: Orcinus orca

      Last week, guests taking part in our Ocean Odyssey Marine Eco Tour enjoyed a very special close-encounter. They witnessed first hand the extraordinary hunting prowess of the Orca, the apex predator of our  oceans. Seasoned skipper Johannes Pikaan was out on the water when he spotted the unmistakable dorsal fin of the elusive Bryde’s whale […]

    • Ocean Odyssey’s Nature Guides

      Ocean Odyssey's Nature Guides

      Ocean Odyssey is dedicated to showcasing Knysna’s unparalleled beauty and diversity of marine life and our approach to this has always been a holistic one. We understand that people visiting our region are interested in learning as much as possible about the various facets which define it. With this in mind, our tours have been thoughtfully […]

    • Explore Knysna this Easter

      Book a day to remember

      It is crazy to think that the Easter holidays are just around the corner. The old adage which says that “time flies when you are having fun” is totally true – and we should know, because fun is our middle name when it comes to exploring the nooks and crannies and natural wonders of this […]

    • Ghost Fishing

      Local Ocean Warriors Tackle the Problem.

      I would like to take a moment to set the scene… It’s a sublime summer’s day with calm seas and cobalt blue skies overhead. A lone fisherman casts his line just off the reef of Gericke’s Point, the iconic Lion’s Head standing sentinel over the intertidal wonderland which surrounds him. Suddenly, the fisherman feels a tug […]

    • Blue Flag Proud

      Our Commitment to the Environment

      The team at Ocean Odyssey is beyond delighted and proud of the positive results of our recent Blue Flag inspection carried out by the international Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) for the 2017/2018 season. It stands as testimony to our hard work, dedication and unwavering commitment to our local natural environment. Blue Flag is an […]

    • Common Dolphins

      Spotlight on a Species

      Seeing a large pod of long-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus capensis) moving swiftly through their wild ocean home is an experience that you are unlikely to forget. It is one of the most thrilling marine spectacles we are fortunate enough to observe off our Garden Route coastline and each time – we are left humbled and […]

    • Seismic Testing gets the Green Light

      A prelude to offshore drilling.

      As if the effects of overfishing, coral bleaching, rising sea temperatures and plastic pollution were not devastating enough for our ailing marine environment, our oceans face yet another worrying threat – that of deafening noise! In the last century, human activity has increased so dramatically across the world’s oceans that we have fundamentally altered the […]

    • Celebrate Valentines Day in Style

      Love is in the Summer Air

      Long, balmy summer days in Knysna and love affairs make for a gloriously heady combination and the unparalleled beauty of our little piece of paradise provides the ideal backdrop for Valentines Day romance. With this in mind, we have thoughtfully designed five different Valentine’s Packages packages for all those star-crossed lovers out there that want […]

    • Extraordinary Pursuits in Greater Knysna

      Explore Knysna

      Adventure-seekers are incredibly spoilt for choice when it comes to the various options available whilst exploring the wonders of the Greater Knysna Area. We usually highlight our own offerings, but today we thought we would share with our readers a few of the unique local adventures which we love the most. Below are some extraordinary pursuits […]

    • The Fantastic Flukes of Sea Angels

      A Thousand Word Photo Essay

      Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), our much-loved migratory species, display, like other whales, unique patterns of pigmentation, trailing edges and scars on their flukes that are unique to each whale, much like fingerprints are to humans.