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Brenton on Sea

C.R. Swart Rd, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 382 5510
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11-Day South Africa Highlights Tour from Johannesburg
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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.
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“beautiful beach” (47 reviews)
“buffels bay” (16 reviews)
“buffalo bay” (24 reviews)
C.R. Swart Rd, Knysna 6570, South Africa

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

We spent a couple of hours taking some amazing photo's - available mostly at low tide only. Would recommend for something different, the beach looked good, but did not have time to go for a walk. It looks like you can walk from Brenton to...More

Thank MoccaJava
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

The drive to Brenton gives you great views of Knysna and when you get to the free car park the views along the beach are tremendous, there is a bistro cafe opposite the car park if you need refreshments. There are public toilets on the...More

Thank FreddieJac
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is a beautiful beach not far from Knysna. We arrived about 4:30 and the mist was rising from the water in the distance. My daughters went in the water played in the surf, there is a strong undertow but they didn't have to go...More

Thank Q3521UCdeborahb
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The drive there is terrific with great views on Knysna. The beach is beautiful and worth a visit. We saw Oyster Catcher birds on the rocks. There is a cafe which served great coffees and homemade treats.

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Staying at Blue Haven was very good beautiful views and excellent food/service at the restaurant. The Bistro was also excellent for early morning coffee/breakfast or snack.

Thank katedrage
Reviewed 18 October 2017

From Brenton on Sea to Buffels Bay and back. Just be sure to consult the tide table first, to avoid wet shoes!

Thank SR22
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Spent part of an afternoon here, what a stunning location. A walk on the beach is a must and don't forget your camera as the breakers on the shore make great pictures.

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Stayed just up the road.Easy to park at the beachfront.if you fancy a 8km round trip walk then walk the beach to Buffalo Bay, probably the nicest most scenic walk I have done it was fantastic.Wide sandy beaches with big crashing waves. Worth a walk...More

Thank Martin5192
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Tranquil and peaceful! no big shopping centres - typical of one of the few last villages left on the Western Cape. Stunning views of the ocean and mountains, beach walk which is magnificent and so clean and natural. be prepared to spend several hours just...More

Thank FreshlineFisheries
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Parking must be at a premium in summer months but late winter OK. A magnificent beach and ideal for walkers. Coffee shop and cafe if looking for something to eat. Nice views on approach also.

Thank Emanpee
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