The St. James of Knysna
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In stead of arriving from Johannesburg together with Jannie on Saturday morning, I arrived from Cape Town Saturday evening due to my cancelled flight the day before from Windhoek, Namibia back to Johannesburg..... complicated I know. Instead they flew me to Cape Town where I could rent a car and drive 5h to Knysna.
Upon arrival I was amazed by …
We arrived in Knysna just after dark and were delighted to have been upgraded to a suite overlooking the lagoon. Our accommodations were FANTASTIC and we'd highly recommend this property to anyone planning a visit to the area.
We ate dinner in the hotel restaurant. Mike had ostrich in chocolate sauce - very good but rich. Angee had duck in a …
... grow on me.* We then got dropped off at the volunteer home which is really close to Monkeyland. To describe it as a house is extremely generous and it is much more similar to a caravan/trailer sort of thing which they’ve randomly decided to paint in the brightest colours imaginable, for example my room is bright orange with deep red curtains and yellow doors. Why they did this, I have no idea but it’s sort of nice when you get over the ...
... upside down over the canyon below, feeling the pads around my ankles slowly slip further and further down. You'd have to hire a really top class prostitute to spend as much on such a brief adrenaline rush.
Certificate gained and pants changed, I continued onwards to Knysna for a delicious lunch of the local speciality of oysters. The place is sort of like the African St Tropez - big boats, bigger mansions and ladies lounging on the sea-shore with ...
... sea rushes into the lagoon to meet the Knysna river. We drove up to the lookout point on top of the Eastern Head for a spectacular view of the lagoon and the coast. Across on the corresponding Western Head is a privately owned nature reserve and is thereby off limits to the regular visitor.
Video : Knysna Heads
While impressive, passing through the Heads is considered very dangerous due to the narrowness of the passage, strong currents, hidden ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Expensive but worth it
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