The Featherbed Company

Remembrance Drive, off Waterfront Drive, Knysna


The Featherbed Company gives visitors to the Garden Route 'an unforgettable experience on the Knysna Lagoon'. The Lagoon, more accurately defined as an estuary, has five fresh water rivers flowing in from the surrounding Outeniqua Mountains meeting with the surge of sea water from the Indian Ocean through the mighty headlands - known as the 'Knysna Heads' - the grand sandstone cliffs towering above the entrance to the Knysna Lagoon.

There are various family activities in Knysna, of which the Featherbed Company offers several unique activities. Included is our own private nature reserve & trail, restaurants and a fleet of various boats. We can offer activities such as cruising the lagoon, nature trails and hiking the Knysna Heads, as well as hosting private functions, conferences, and weddings at any of our venues.

Our boating fleet includes a 45ft Catamaran sailing boat, a one-of-a-kind Paddle Cruiser, the famous John Benn and a Rivercat ferry. All (with exception of the Rivercat) offer restaurant and bar facilities to cater for luncheons and dinner cruises, perfect for private charters, weddings, conferences, and other functions such as product launches.

Activities at the Featherbed Company

Cruise Café
Cruise Café offers the most spectacular sunset deck in Knysna, seating up to 100 guests, under a white wedding marquee tent or a more intimate occasion inside the modern styled restaurant.We make the most delicious cocktails which your guests can sample while waiting for you to arrive on your special day.

The Featherbed Nature Reserve
Featherbed Nature Reserve will cater for receptions in excess of one hundred guests€ where we would ferry you across the mystical Knysna Lagoon, €œweigh anchor at the idyllic Forest Restaurant on the unspoilt Western Head of Knysna for an unforgettable wedding reception under the ancient canopy of Milkwood trees.

The Paddle Cruiser
The Paddle Cruiser lends itself to an unforgettable ceremony while cruising to the infamous Knysna Heads.Celebration drinks can be enjoyed on the upper deck afterward€ dependent on the size of your guest list.

The John Benn
The John Benn is a double-decker floating restaurant offering daily Lagoon cruises to the Knysna Heads. A memorable family activity on Knysna Lagoon. One of the best floating restaurants in Knysna.

Heads Explorer
The catamaran yacht, 'Heads Explorer', is for the adventurous and romantic, creating another unforgettable experience, sailing on the Knysna Lagoon to the Heads and beyond (ocean conditions permitting).

A Knysna Wedding at The Featherbed Company offers you the ultimate in romance and elegance, with the romantic sound of the sea lapping in the background.Whether you dream of a sunset beach wedding, with soft footprints in the sand... or a ceremony on the unforgettable Knysna Paddle Cruiser€ or saying €˜I do' while the breeze softly whispers against your cheek as you breathe the scent of ancient Milkwood trees at the idyllic Featherbed Nature Reserve€. We can make those dreams come true.

Our Chefs prepare food fit for a king, buffet menus made from only the freshest and tastiest ingredients sourced locally. We offer a glorious mix of contrasts with something for everyone, an unforgettable venue for your most special day...Morning, noon or night time beach weddings can be arranged on our exclusive beach at Featherbed, with the tranquil lapping of the €œblue lagoon at your feet and your loved ones hand in yours€ rise from your slumber, awake from that dream land and contact us to make your dream day a reality.