In Room Facilities:
Dedicated DSTV, Movies on demand, 42 inch TV, free high speed Wi-Fi, air-conditioning automation, minibar, in room safe, Lavazza coffee machine, gowns, slippers, luxury bathroom amenities.
Knysna is a natural paradise of lush, indigenous forests, tranquil lakes and golden beaches. She nestles on the banks of a breathtakingly pretty lagoon, now a protected marine reserve that is home to the extraordinary sea horse and over 200 species of fish.
List of Events in Knysna: 1. Pink Loerie Mardi Gras: April/May 2. Knysna Literary Festival: April 3. Knysna Speed Festival / Hill climb: May 4. Knysna Oyster Festival: July 5. Knysna Cycle Tour: July 6. Knysna Forest Marathon: July 7. Talisman Herald Karoo to Coast 100km mountain bike challenge: September 8. Naturally Knysna Festival: October 9. Christmas Concepts: November 10. Knysna Beach Festival: December
Beaches, lakes, mountains and rivers provide endless opportunity for leisure and outdoor adventure. Within the town, craft shops, flea-markets and cosy cafés beckon with small-town charm and hospitality. The area around Knysna is a veritable Garden of Eden. This is home of the only forest elephant in South Africa, the rare Pansy Shell, the brilliantly coloured, and elusive, Knysna Loerie, a plethora of waterfowl and forest birds, dolphins and visiting whales.
The indigenous forests in Knysna constitute the largest complex of closed-canopy forest in southern Africa, whilst the remarkable richness of the Fynbos vegetation contributes over 8000 plant species to the Cape floral kingdom. Exploring the Knysna forests, along demarcated walks, with the occasional call of the Loerie, provides a complete escape into a former time when many elephants trod these paths, particularly if you’ve read Dalene Matthee’s ‘Circles in a forest’.
Today a mere three elephants are reputed to still roam the forest. The Knysna Elephant Park has brought the elephant back to Knysna and all the elephants are former orphans rescued from culling operations in the Kruger National Park, except for Thandi who was born in the park.
A visit to Knysna would be incomplete without a trip to the heads - a striking geological feature made up of a pair of huge, brightly coloured cliffs lying at the mouth of the lagoon, flanking a channel of potentially treacherous water that flows into Knysna’s lagoon. The eastern head houses a lookout with spectacular views of the lagoon, Leisure Isle and Knysna whilst the western head is a privately owned nature reserve called Featherbed Nature Reserve. Visitors can get to the reserve via ferry.
All season heated swimming pool, wine cellar, 12 seater cinema, breakfast dining area, covered pool patio area, off street parking.
The Villa - private plunge pool, outside entertainment area
*Knysna Heads. Boat based Whale watching. Lagoon cruises. World class golf estates within 5 km. Blue flag marina and beaches. Forest walks and hiking. Mountain bike trails.
* Lakes Area National Park. Birds of Eden, Local wine region.
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.
* Prince Alfred Pass.
* Cruise Cafe.
* Cafe Mario
* Col Caccio
* Raasoie Ethnic Indian Cuisine.
* Renette's Candle Studio.
* The Daily Coffee Café.
* 2 Stories Restaurant @ Mount Knysna Hotel