• 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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.

    • World Oceans Day

      Kids Learn about our Earth's Blue Heart

      June 8th is observed annually as World Oceans Day – a day dedicated to the blue heart of our planet. The aim of this global event is to pique people’s understanding about the importance of a healthy marine environment.

    • World Environment Day 2017

      Save our Seas

      Today, June 5th is World Environment Day, and now, more than ever before, we all need to be mindful of how our daily habits impact on the health of our planet. “Connecting People to Nature”, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores people to get outdoors and reconnect with the natural world, to recognise […]