On the western side of the lagoon and 12 kilometres from Knysna is Brenton-on-Sea on the shores of the Indian Ocean, with a 3 km sandy beach.

Named after Sir Jaheel Brenton, the British admiral who opened Knysna harbour - this beautiful holiday hamlet nestles on a ridge offering spectacular views across the Indian ocean towards Buffalo Bay. It is a great spot for watching whales and dolphins and is definitely one of the best places to watch magnificent sunsets. The beach is very popular for sunbathing and swimming and was
voted one of the top-twenty beaches in South Africa by Getaway Magazine.

The 3 km walk along the beach to the holiday village of Buffalo Bay is also not to be missed!
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View through the Living Room to the Indian Ocean
Brenton beach
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Sailing through the Heads
Brenton on Sea
Near Knysna
South Africa

Horizons directly overlooks Buffalo Bay, a World Heritage Coastline and home to the rare Brenton Blue butterfly.

The property is situated close to the beach and the accommodation comprises three bedrooms, three bathrooms (two en-suite), with two bedrooms having superb views to the sea and large glazed doors leading out to 'stretch and yawn' balau sundecks, whilst the third is double aspect.  There is an additional Master suite which is avalable on request.

There are polished pine strip floors throughout. The large living room enjoys a magnificent view over the bay and there is DSTV.

The terraced garden has sandstone tiled sun areas and solar heated saltwater Rimflo swimming pool plus large braai.

Horizons is literally 5 minutes walk to the beach and within 10 minutes you can reach a hidden cove. For the more adventurous it is within easy reach of all the attractions in the area such as, golf, tennis, yachting, hiking, fishing, mountain-biking, water sports, including canoeing, water-skiing or wake-boarding.  And afterwards you can take a dip in the pool, or sit on the deck and sip a cool drink whilst watching the sun set into the Indian Ocean. Sometimes you can see the famous "green flash" when the sun sinks into the sea. It is truly 'a place where the Sea meets the Sky'.
'A place where the Sea meets the Sky'
Brenton on Sea
Near Knysna
South Africa