Brenton on sea is a small seaside village just outside the bustling town of Knysna, on the Garden Route in The Western Cape.
Peaceful and serene, with a 5 km unspoilt beach, with ‘fynbos’ covered dunes on one side and nothing but ocean to the south. Walk to Buffalo Bay and back, dipping in the ocean, spotting dolphins surfing the waves and catch sightings of the endangered African Black Oystercatcher – just enjoying the tranquility of nature.
There are restaurants at both Brenton and Buffalo Bay for a refreshment and a snack during or after the invigorating walk. This stretch of beach is a popular fishing spot for locals and tourists.
A huge sandstone ‘Castle Rock’, signifies Brenton beach, which, at low tide is surrounded by large succulent mussels. Seasonal rock pools and sandbanks create safe swimming areas along this rocky coastline.
Discover untouched ‘hidden’ beaches while exploring the ‘Fishermans Walk’, with awesome views from many vantage points. Whale watching from any of these elevated places for a spectacular sighting of these magnificent mammals, the ultimate being the majestic Southern Right Whale that visits our shores from around May to November.
The Brydes whale is spotted all year round and the Humpback Whale resides here for about 8 months of the year. Three dolphin species may be seen in the area, sometimes in schools of a few thousand.
This is home to the Brenton Blue Butterfly – this endangered species is indigenous to this area and the reserve can be visited on a guided tour during November and February.
Various species of buck can be seen between Brenton on sea and Brenton on lake, on the edge of the Knysna estuary.
Whether you opt for bed & breakfast or self catering, the accommodation offered is of a high standard. We welcome you to come and discover ‘the hidden gem of the Garden Route.Location
Just 12 km’s from Knysna, 40 km’s to Plettenberg Bay and within 100km’s of Mossel Bay (West), Oudtshoorn (North) and Tsitsikamma (East), makes Brenton on sea a beautiful central position to unpack for a few days, make day trips around the Garden Route and then return to the peace and tranquilty, with glorious sunsets and the sound of the ocean.