The Rex Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Rex Hotel Knysna
We were very pleased to find our room to be self-catering as one does get tired of restaurant meals when travelling. Their breakfast was excellent - even with cappuccinos! Loved the location near the waterfront and downtown.
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We had a lazy morning starting with coffee, toast, and peach jam the Shelly had the foresight to buy at the farmers market the other day. We went for a bit of a drive on the islands inside the bay, visited The Heads, and had lunch at the East Head Cafe. We had interesting milkshakes and breakfast/lunch fare while ...
... but she is only 28 and still growing! There have been a couple of babies born at the Park - in fact, one of the rescued females was pregnant when she arrived, although that was not known at the time. Oh dear, I could go on forever because, as most of you know, I am, and always have been, an elephant freak! However, I won’t - but suffice to say, Wednesday ticked a very special box!
On Thursday we drove to the other side of ...
... is a slow-growing tree that is prized for its hard wood. Consequently the timber was much sought after for ship building, making roofs, beams and furniture. Due to over-exploitation in the past, this once abundant tree soon became very scarce. All species of Yellowwood are now protected and logging is strictly controlled. Due to its rarity and beauty, Yellowwood furniture commands high prices today.
We also heard a number of bird calls, but it was very ...
... land. Walls were made of old wood dragged in from the surrounding forest. Camping is in the horse field, littered with mole holes. The reception/bar has a tree growing up through it, the leaved branch creating a green canopy overhead. It feels like another world.
I sit here now at the long wooden table that has been painted with little storybook hobbit-type creatures. The guy who owns this place, Peter from Cambridge, is sitting ...
... same was true this week until last night when the rain and wind finally hit. We truly have been blessed with the best "winter" weather we could have! The kids say that Africa's winter is warmer than San Diego's summer this year :-) This being our third week,we tried to slow down a bit and re-fuel our bodies with shorter days of activity and lots of sleep.That said, we still accomplished a lot during our stay. Day 1, we couldn't wait to get ...