Knysna Log-Inn Hotel
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- Airport Transportation
- Non-smoking hotel
- Conference facilities
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
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What did I learn from the trip? Firstly if you do want to visit certain attractions you really need to make sure you know either what days they are open or on which days they are on - for instance the Lighthouse in Mossel Bay is only open Monday-Friday and the farmers market in George only takes place on Saturday.
Highlights of the trip? The point and cave at Mossel Bay and walking along the cliff side ...
... overlooking the bay before spending the rest of the day on the beach. The waves are wonderful but the sea seemed much colder than the waters at Plett.
Today, Saturday, is our last full day in Knysna and we took a boat to the Featherbed Nature Reserve which is at the end of the western peninsula at the mouth of the Knysna lagoon where the estuary meets the Indian Ocean. It is a Natural Heritage site and reached only by ferry. A 4x4 ...
... eventually passes through a thicket of tall reeds before opening out to the wild and dramatic coast where huge waves were breaking over massive sheets of rocks sticking out above the water. The beach has a layer of large, white, rounded pebbles and that combined with orange lichen covering the rocks makes for an interesting contrast against the blue sea.
While enjoying a well earned snack break on the beach, we were entertained by a couple of oystercatchers ...
... Quite, in daylight..." We re packed our bags in case we got mugged and risked it! We made it through but it was pretty scary so decided to taxi it back home after! Once at Tenikwa we booked a guided tour so we could go into some of the enclosures. We watched a short video on African animals being threatened by Man. The tour guide was awesome and we learnt a lot. We saw loads of wild cat species and got to go into the enclosure with a few including the Cheetahs. ...
... It's billed as the largest bird aviary in the world and I would have to agree with that title. It covers over two acres and spans a gorge of indigenous forest. There are raised wooden walkways that go right thru the forest so you feel like you are really up in the trees with the birds. There are currently over 3500 birds that live at this sanctuary.
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