• Thesen Island

      Then & Now

        Our Ocean Odyssey offices are located on Thesen Island’s Harbour Town, overlooking the blue waters of the iconic Knysna Estuary. Thesen Island is unquestionably the trendy hub of Knysna, and across its 90 hectare expanse, it boasts an award winning Blue Flag marina, a stunning collection of designer shops, art galleries, bustling restaurants, boutique […]

    • Offshore Drilling a Threat to our Environment

      Offshore Drilling Fraught with Risk

      After many months of seismic testing along our Southern African coastline, Total (the French owned oil giant) announced in early February the discovery of a vast reserve of natural gas located under the sea bed of the Outeniqua Basin, about 175 km off our Southern Cape coast. This means that at some point in the […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]

    • 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 […]