The Russel Hotel
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- High-speed internet in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking rooms
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Travel Blogs from Knysna
... Bay a great little beach on the outskirts of George, Knysna Elephant Park and the opportunity to feed the elephants and indeed ride an elephant if you wanted to. The drive up through the Outeniqua Pass is special. Also the scenery from the viewpoint at the Knysna Heads and a Catamaran ride in the Knysna Lagoon and out into the Indian Ocean.
Best places to eat - the Kingfisher on the point at Mossel Bay and 34 South at the Knysna ...
... rescue elephants they are used to people, but you still have to be careful so as not to be trod on or kicked.
Mac, our guide, was very informative and gave us lots of "ellie" information. He also gave us the history and personalities of the elephants. Each one has its own distinct personality and position in the group.
It was a fantastic experience especially for Debs who has always wanted to touch an elephant. It is also possible to ride ...
... with an ice cream cone at Uniondale and headed towards Knysna. We embarked on an 80 km drive on a narrow dirt road (gost track!!!), hugging the cliffs and edging our way around every bend, up and down over the mountains . The scenery was spectacular, but I was too scared to look Hence, there are no photos, as there was not anywhere to pull up alongside the road (there was no 'alongside of the road!) to take a photo! Luckily, my ...
... a later rise than us, she was amused to find a baboon in our back garden and went to get her camera – when she turned around to 5 more baboons staring at her from the kitchen!! They had managed to climb a tree and get in the bathroom window; the outdoor baboon being on the lookout (we were all amazed at how well orchestrated the sting was). The next 10 minutes were understandably hysterical as she rushed past the intruders to lock herself in an upstairs ...
... and explore; with Braai areas, log cabins, and a waterfront...it was all spectacular and even better as we managed to talk our way in for free!
Last stop was Plettenburg Bay, a huge sweeping bay with a sand bank, making it more like a lagoon. The town itself was a lovely new town with sculptures and modern buildings mixed in with the classic seaside. So many nice bars and restaurants!
So we had a long day making dinner in the shocking kitchen, where ...