Situated in the wondrous Garden Route is Goukamma, a nature reserve that is any nature lover's paradise.
It is situated between Sedgefield and Knysna and much like the rest of the Garden Route, it boasts and abundance of diverse wildlife, birdlife and it is also a fantastic fishing spot. The most common animals that can be easily spotted include the porcupine,mongoose, bushbuck and the honey badger to name a few. Goukamma is a declared World Heritage Site and sits on a 2 500 hectares of dense coastal forest which is home to various tree and plant species such as the yellowood, milkwood and candlewood and various fynbos.
For keen birders and fishermen, the Goukamma River and estuary, coupled with the Groenvlei Lake offer excellent fishing and birdwatching opportunites. At these two water bodies, various water sports are enjoyed and adrenaline junkies often take part in swimming and sailing. Walking, hiking, picnics and horse riding are some exciting activities found in the area. Accommodation in Goukamma offers some of the best places to stay and make a getaway exciting and adventurous. From chalets and bush lodges to camping sites and lovely, comfortable self-catering units Goukamma accommodation is the perfect base to explore the area.