When your guests start to GROWL……

How quickly can you clear your mind?  Check out…Get in…Buckle up.  Your right foot hovers expectantly above the pedal.  With the V8 biturbo engine, the Mercedes-AMG C63 starts to growl.

This is what is sounded like when a group of guests left the hotel this morning.  They have the privilege to test drive these magnificent vehicles through-out our beautiful country.

With its brawny corners and well-defined muscles it sends an unmistakable signal:

“You don’t have time to procrastinate”

0-100km/h in 4.1 seconds

4.0-Liter V8 Engine

Need I say more…

res@kli.co.za                     www.kli.co.za


The South African X..Y..Z…

The South African ABC…  continues


I is for izit – when saying : “is that so?’

J is for JOL – a good party we know!

K is for kaalgat – if you dare to go bare.

L is for lekker – a tasty affair.

M is for Moegoe – a fool in his prime.

N is for NOW NOW – we’re on African time.

O is for oke – that dude over there.

P is for PAS OP – you had better beware.

Q is for quarter bunny – Durban’s favourite meal.

R is for rock up – so pitch when you feel.

S is for sies – when it’s really not nice.

T is for tune – when we give you advice.

U is for ubuntu – compassionate and kind.

V is for voetsek – not for dogs of mankind.

W is for walkie talkies – chicken feet and the beak.

X is for Xhosa – who click when they speak.

Y is for YEBO – a definite yes.

Z is for zebra – a spectacular dress.

res@kli.co.za                     www.kli.co.za

The South African A..B..C…


The South African ABC…  This weak we are going to teach you the South Africa ABC.

A is for Aikona! – ‘no never’ we cry.

B is for babelaas – too much to drink at the braai.

C is for CHOW –  food fit for a King.

D is for dinges – to explain “that thing”.

E is for eina – when it hurts really bad.

F is for fundi – the one who knows more.

G is for GOGOS – the Grannies we loves.

H is for Hadeda – a South Africa dove.

watch this space, the rest to follow…

res@kli.co.za                     www.kli.co.za

Clivia Miniata……makes me sounds very clever…

Clivia Miniata …make me sound very clever, but it actually is only the scientific name for what we all know as the “Clivia”.  Called the “South African Lilly” by a lot of the locals.


This time of year, as soon as spring has arrived, you see these amazing flowers all over town and in our beautiful hotel’s garden.

Clivias do not form bulbs, but they do produce berries as fruits.  Like most South African plants, we – South Africans – will find some kind of herbal remedy in almost everything.  Well, the Clivia plant, is effective in treating pain, muscle stimulation and fever.

One of the reasons why I will always be Proudly South African!


res@kli.co.za              www.kli.co.za

Spring…makes everything young again!

Spring…makes everything young again!   …and so we are starting another season.  We are on the way to summer, yippee!, but also busy recovering from the Great Knysna Fires in June, a merely 3 months ago.


With Spring in the air, it is like a new dawn has broken and we are ready for what lies ahead.  Getting ready for guests. Yes, we, Knysna is very happy to have all the visitors and showing them that we are still “alive”.


Spring is more than a season for our locals, it is a state of mind.  A start of a new beginning. And without a new beginning, there would be no Butterflies!

Happy Spring to everyone.

res@kli.co.za                     www.kli.co.za

Knysna Rises…

Following the devastating Knysna Fires, a decision has been made that the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival will go ahead.  Knysna needs your support.  Come to Knysna and support the festival events and our local businesses so that we can start to rebuild our town.

Knysna is open for business and the beauty of the region remains.  The festival promises to be abuzz with fun, food, and drink for the full 10 days.

Last minute bookings:  res@kli.co.za             www.kli.co.za

Knysna Log-Inn still standing strong…

Knysna Log-Inn still standing strong…

Inferno Wednesday, 07th June 2017, would be a day that no one in Knysna will ever  forget.

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It is with a sad heart that we look upon our beautiful town and see all the sadness and destruction everywhere.  It felt as if Knysna became a reality show, no, more like a survivor show set in a sea of flames.  Words cannot describe to anyone what it feels like as you drive through town and you see the reality as the smoke subside for an hour or so.

But, (and for all the Grammar -fundi’s… and my high school English Teacher, I know one do not start a sentence with “but”), BUT, there is a big “but” to this.  When you drive through town and you also see how people are getting together, people helping each other, you get shivers that run down your spine.  People that have lost their homes and everything they own, still come and ask you if you are okay and need anything or any help.

Trucks from here, there and everywhere, Gauteng, Cape Town, you name the place and they have sent something.  Water, blankets, toothbrushes, eye drops and the list just go on.  When you see a nation that all step in and help everyone.  Small kids helping to pack hampers for the homeless, handing our water and blankets.  This is when you just stand still for a moment and realize that we live in a country where people still care for people.

A BIG BIG thank you to all of the hardworking men and women out there that are constantly fighting to stop the inferno that was surrounding our little town and keep flaring up here and there.  (I have typed this sentence ten times already, but I just cannot get a word that is big enough to say just how thankful we are.)

The Knysna Log-Inn Hotel is still standing strong.  Untouched by the flames and thankful for it.  We thank everyone that has taken the time to drop an email, called or popped in.  Agents, Tour Operators, previous guests, suppliers, even some of the Consulates (this one made me feel really important).  You guys (and girls) are the reason we do what we do.


res@kli.co.za                       www.kli.co.za