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“beautiful beach”(49 reviews)
“buffels bay”(18 reviews)
“castle rock”(4 reviews)
Brenton-on-Sea is great for walking and sunbathing and is popular with paragliders. A big rock formation, castle Rock, is a favourite fishing spot for locals. Swimming is dangerous because of rip currents.
C.R. Swart Rd, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 5510
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are on a tight budget but want the views and the cheapy accommodation, Brenton on Sea is your to go place. I have stayed at Haven hotel (self-catering), I had room 4, it looked out to the ocean, very beautiful especially in the...More

Thank Christhwala
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Brenton on Sea is absolutely beautiful and a wonderfully calming place! We had a wonderful time braai-ing whilst looking at the ocean. There are three wonderful restaurants, and everyone is so friendly and helpful!

Thank 190Tracy
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a lovely place. By the Sea Vacation Home null null Roman Street 262, 6571 Brenton-on-Sea, South Africa +27 12 991 0277

Thank Natasja F
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I spent two nights at Brenton on Sea cottages: it’s a wonderful place facing the Indian Ocean. Once I arrived here I started staring at it, so blue so deep so great... it’s amazing. The cottages with such an overview are very week furnished and...More

Thank 1980_Fefe
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is such a relaxing place to visit. The villas have everything you need including an outside braai area with a view of the ocean. Its a short walk to the beach or even just to watch the waves crashing into Castle rock. Perfect place...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2018

Brenton-on-sea is a beautiful part of the world where the beach was very inviting. Even if one didn't want to participate in beach-like activities the drive to the sea was great and there were benches where one could sit and forget the rest of the...More

Thank Traveleator
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Just up the coast from Brenton on Sea, lies Buffalo Beach -- about three miles as the seagull flies. A nice, long walk in the sand, traversing this wonderful span is well worth the effort. And when you get to Brenton on Sea, stop for...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Loved this place- Take you picnic basket and chill on the beach. very relaxing, clean and safe beaches.

Thank Haseena R
Reviewed 4 May 2018

A beautiful large beach for a long walk. Really enjoyable - blue flag beach in pristine condition...

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place idyllic ruggedness very well kept area and felt very safe , scorched landscape left after the serious fires 🔥 last year . Beach I spectacularly clean , and like a previous reviewer fancied a paddle rather than a swim. Dotted with...More

Thank PuppypowerT
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