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Situated on the very edge of Knysna’s Eastern Head, The Alexander enjoys one of the most exclusive locations in South Africa. The views and ambiance are so captivating that you may never want to venture beyond its boundaries.

But if you do, you’ll be richly rewarded. The entrance to the lagoon, with its scuba diving and angling facilities, is directly below The Alexander. Knysna’s vibrant town centre, waterfront and quays, offering a bewildering choice of fine restaurants and shops, are a mere 10-minute drive away. An excursion to the vast, unspoiled beaches of nearby Brenton-on-Sea and Buffel’s Bay will invigorate your body and spirit and a lagoon cruise, nature walk or exhilarating Catamaran and Yacht trips through the turbulent waters of the Heads will provide an unforgettable experience.

Go further afield to Plettenberg Bay, just 20 minutes by road, and you’ll discover unique wildlife attractions such as the Knysna Elephant Park, Birds of Eden, Monkeyland, Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve and boat trips to view whales, dolphins and sharks at close range. Thrill-seekers should not miss the chance to take to the air in a helicopter, light aircraft of paraglider, or enjoy the challenge of abseiling, bungee-jumping or quad biking.