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    • 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 […]

    • Ocean Journey

      New Online Store

      We are very stoked to announce the launch of our new online store ‘Ocean Journey‘, which is an exciting extension of our passion for Knysna and its iconic marine wildlife. Our talented in-house designer Jorika Brink, has dedicated many hours to the designing of our funky range of marine themed clothing and accessories which we hope […]

    • 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 […]