Get Outdoors this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’re putting a spin on the conventional wine and dine celebrations this year. Get out and about, and feel the sun on your face this Valentine’s Day with the exciting outdoor activities we’ve picked out for you!

Odyssey Ocean Eco Safaris

Image credit: Ocean Odyssey Whale Watching and Eco Trips FacebookThe perfect Valentine’s Day in Knysna is not complete without a boat trip of some kind. Home to a spectacular estuarine lagoon and rocky shoreline, Knysna boasts a unique and fascinating array of marine life. Take an Eco Safari out into the open ocean and have an expert tour guide talk you through the wonderful sea creatures that make the waters their home.

See if you can spy seals, dolphins and the wide collection of colourful fish that drift through the ancient gateway. Weather permitting, you may pass through the iconic “Knysna Heads” and be wowed by the great expanse of Indian Ocean as you and your date get transported over the waves. Snuggle together against the cool ocean breeze with the stunning backdrop of crashing waves and dramatic cliffs.

Pledge Nature Reserve Picnic

Image Credit: loveknysna.comThere’s no need to fight the crowds this Valentine’s Day. A peaceful retreat with small winding paths and hidden seating areas, Pledge Nature Reserve is the perfect place to share a picnic with someone you love. With over 10 hectares of indigenous plant life, it truly is Knysna’s breath of fresh air.

Pack a delicious picnic and a bottle of bubbles, and find a quiet spot in the shade of the leafy trees. Take a pause from day-to-day hustle and bustle, and make sure your full attention is on that special someone. While you recline, be sure to keep an eye out for the 90 odd species of bird that make the reserve their home, as well as grysbok, mongoose, porcupine and genet that have been spotted in the lush vegetation.

Birds of Eden

Image Credit: Nathan RupertBirds of Eden has lots of exciting things to see for all you lovebirds out there. This world-class free-flight bird sanctuary is an ideal place to spend the day with the one you love. Walk hand-in-hand through indigenous forest and under the gigantic dome, which spans a whopping two hectares, and get up close and personal with over 3 500 different birds.

Follow the walkway and meet a whole host of colourful personalities, of all shapes and sizes. Make sure not to miss the walk-behind waterfall, or the chance to celebrate alongside the nestling Lovebirds.

For more fun Valentine’s Day ideas and the most romantic Knysna accommodation around, visit our website, email or call +27 (0)44 302 5746.

Image Credits:
Ocean Odyssey Whale Watching and Eco Trips Facebook
Nathan Rupert

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