MV John Benn

Floating Restaurant Cruise in Knysna by The Featherbed Company


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Cruise to the majestic Knysna Heads, on a boat steeped in history, named after a legendary pilot of a bygone era. This iconic double-decker floating restaurant, which is constructed from solid yellowwood and has been cruising Knysna’s waters since 1988, promises to deliver exquisite sunsets and happy memories. Comfortable and cozy with a classic wooden finish, friendly staff and hospitable service this floating restaurant is licensed to carry 88 passengers and serves a casual a-la-carte and tapas menu on board. The availability of fresh Knysna oysters, local craft beer and two full bars further enhances this unforgettable family friendly experience.



1 hour 30 minutes


Seven days a week, year round, subject to availability. Closed on Christmas Day.


Featherbed Ferry Terminus @ Cruise Cafe


Trips are only cancelled in extreme weather conditions.

What to Wear:

Casual Clothing

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Inclusions & Exclusions


Cruise only


Optional a-la-carte menu and cash bar available on board.


You’ll discover Knysna on the Garden Route; it’s charmingly set between the Knynsa Lagoon, Indian Ocean and the Knysna forest.

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The Featherbed Company

Knysna is in the heart of the Garden Route, Western Cape. The town is scattered with shops, craft markets, restaurants and cafes, it exudes small-town charm, but it is not tame, boasting a plethora of outdoor activities like the Featherbed Nature Reserve.

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