• Why You Should Definitely Visit Knysna During Winter

      Winter Time in Paradise

      Winter has arrived. But it is not the time to simply curl up in the foetal position under a blankie on the couch to binge-watch Netflix in anticipation for the balmy, carefree days of summer to return. Nope, life is short and there is much to see and do in the Greater Knysna region during […]

    • Spotlight on a Species: Cape Gannets

      Master Divers and Specialised Hunters

      Some days when we head out onto the Indian Ocean, it is the frenzied commotion above the water that keeps us entertained. When large shoals of baitfish move past our coastline, the skies overhead are peppered with a wide array of seabirds looking for a tasty morsel. One species in particular, the magnificent Cape gannet, […]

    • Reconnect with Nature

      Explore Knysna's Natural Assets

      “In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught.” (Baba Dioum)   We are all nature-obsessed nutjobs at Ocean Odyssey and most days you will find us bragging about Knysna’s wealth of natural assets, particularly its show-stopping marine […]

    • A Dream Wild Encounter with Humpback Whales

      An Extraordinary Wild Encounter

      We were at the tail end of our migratory whale season, with the bulk of our leviathan visitors having already skirted our section of coastline on their way back to their plankton-rich feeding grounds near Antarctica (or, some believe, up the West Coast of Africa which also has a food source.) Unlike mid whale watching […]

    • Flying the Blue Flag High Once again.

      Trusted Eco-Label

      Across South Africa, 66 Blue Flags will be proudly flown at 46 beaches, 8 marinas and by 12 sustainable tourism boats around South Africa over the forthcoming 2018/19 South African Blue Flag season, which opens officially on the 1st of November 2018. This was announced at the National WESSA Blue Flag launch hosted by the […]

    • 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 […]