ABOUT aha THE REX HOTEL
Knysna is a haven of beaches, forests, lakes and sea, and aha The Rex Hotel is one of this coastal town’s most sophisticated accommodation offerings. A warm welcome and timeless elegance ensure guests enjoy a special experience during their stay at aha The Rex Hotel, as we promise superior service and exceptional comfort time and again.
Located on the world-famous Garden Route, aha The Rex Hotel is a celebration of urban style, making it one of the most exhilarating getaway destinations in its class. Expect an eclectic mix of modern and classic comforts that capture the essence of 4-star luxury. The O Bar & Eatery menu matches the contemporary setting with cuisine that is beautifully presented and prepared using only the freshest ingredients. aha The Rex Hotel offers travellers a gateway to Knysna’s outstanding restaurants, blossoming forests, nature reserves, arts and crafts, and the shores of the serene lagoon.
Please note, the swimming pool is temporarily closed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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aha REX HOTEL SPECIALS
aha REX HOTEL ROOMS
aha The Rex Hotel has 55 Standard Rooms (30 x Standard Double Rooms, 25 x Standard Twin Rooms), that reflect an urban chic ambiance and mixes contemporary and classic décor with cool colours and rich fabrics. Every modern comfort is available, from the well-equipped kitchenette to the small touches that are aimed at making your stay as relaxing as possible.
aha REX HOTEL DINING
THE O BAR & EATERY
With its casual yet sophisticated décor and ambience, The O Bar & Eatery offers excellent service, superb cuisine and exciting specialities. The outdoor terrace area is the perfect spot to bask in the sunshine and indulge in coffee or light snacks. Guests also look forward to cuisine presented as a mélange of dishes from the Greater Mediterranean, which have been influenced by North Africa, the Middle East, and other Mediterranean countries.
Our master chefs draw inspiration from South Africa’s vast culinary treasures, too. Each dish is beautifully crafted using only the freshest ingredients that uniquely fuse different tastes and textures. The menu is varied and imaginative and showcases a selection of signature dishes in which flavours and spices are combined. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are available.
aha REX HOTEL ATTRACTIONS
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KNYSNA ELEPHANT PARK
Visit this park and rescue facility to closely interact with seven beautiful elephants in their natural habitats. This is a small reserve that can be toured in a Jeep vehicle.
This private nature reserve protects the blue duiker antelope, unique for its small size and under-eye scent glands, as well as being the only known meat-eating antelope!
The Outeniqua Transport Museum has an excellent collection of trains and associated memorabilia, as well as classic vehicles, models and other ‘bits ‘n pieces’.
Be sure to experience South Africa’s biggest micro-brewery during your stay – it is famous for its English-style brews, including the superb Forrester’s Lager.
The annual Knysna Oyster Festival takes place mid-year and is one of the area’s annual highlights, boasting amazing food, great music and friendly people.
The Knysna Waterfront Quays is one of the region’s most popular leisure and shopping destinations with a variety of shops, restaurants, boat cruises and fishing.
South Africa is undoubtedly one of the most exciting whale watching destinations in the world! Enjoy this unforgettable experience people often travel from afar to see these magnificent denizens of the deep.
ROBBERG NATURE RESERVE
The Reserve’s rugged peninsula offers a wild shot of the great outdoors, with crashing waves, barking Cape fur seals, stunning scenery, beaches and views Plettenberg Bay and the entire coastline up to Nature’s Valley.
Popular for long walks, this beach stretches for kilometres between the Robberg Peninsula and Beacon Island. Facilities include public toilets and various parking areas 2 km/2 min from Plett Central.
BIRDS OF EDEN
Visit the Garden Route’s very own world-class, free-flight bird sanctuary, a unique two-hectare dome (the world’s largest) that spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. Here, you can explore the sanctuary’s own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall.
The world’s first free-roaming, multi-species primate hosts 550 primates in a forest home: capuchin monkeys, ringtail and black-and-white ruffed lemurs, saki monkeys, squirrel monkeys, vervet monkeys, two species of langur, howler monkeys, and gibbons.
Plettenberg Bay boasts some of South Africa’s most beautiful beaches! The town’s 20 kilometres of picturesque Indian Ocean coastline features pristine, unspoilt sandy shores, enabling beachgoers of all ages to soak up the sun and enjoy outdoor activities throughout the year.
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