This was the most awsome ''mini-vacation" that I had ever been on. A good few months ago, I had purchased vouchers(Groupon) for friends of mine who were going up to Knysna for a motor rally. I was supposed to have joined them but some work-related obligation popped up so I had to give it a miss. He had however asked the owners if they would allow small pets on the the property in the future......They were so accomodating and said that it would be a pleasure, and that he just needed to notify them in advance.
About 3 weeks ago, I decided to take my new car on the open road.....So the 3 of us(my bezzie, my 10 mnth old Yorkie and myself) cruised the beautiful and scenic Garden Route.
Greeted by Madelyn, her other half and their little Yorkie(Portos), we immediately felt like this was home....The rooms were really clean, tastefully decorated and offered a breathtaking view. Tea and coffee, clean drinking water as well as clean bedding were replaced on a daily basis and it was bliss waltzing into a clean and tidy room after a day of roaming the lodge's vast but beautiful grounds. Aston and Portos got along like a house on fire......zooming arounding in the reception area and on the beautifully trimmed lawns. There was nothing more that one could ask for........
We spent most of our time at the lodge. We dashed into the town and the Waterfront but it was far too hectic!!! There was nothing more relaxing than the peace and tranquility offered by the Knysna Riverside Lodge.
"Die Gieter" restaurant was really something else! The deco style was equisite, the food, simply to-die-for ......and Dalene's warm smile definately added to the ambience. The kitchen staff were so accomodating and friendly and Ronaldo, an absolute star, as there was no request left unfilled. The breakfast pancakes were soooooo divine that one should not visit Die Gieter without tasting those!!!
Dalene offered my little Mr(Yorkie) a chair and even brought him a marrow bone on a dinner plate! lol. Definately a must-see! We even managed to buy some beautiful Biggie Best gifts to take home to Ouma.
This was my most relaxing trip ever and everybody at Knysna Riverside Lodge were so warm and hospitable that we will be sure to return......even sooner than expected!
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- Country style river and garden view suites available in Knysna on the Garden Route, situated on a private nature reserve of over 25 hectares, overlooking the Knysna River and Knysna Lagoon. ... more less
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