While there are numerous holiday packages to choose from when you’re visiting South Africa and the Garden Route, the Knysna Log Inn Hotel is a unique option. It’s one of the largest timber-log structures in the Southern Hemisphere.

The hotel offers accommodation in 57 guest rooms, which all offer a private balcony. The incredible timber lobby, which boasts a massive stain glass window and opulent space, opens onto the pool deck, where you can soak up the sun on a lounger.

From the hotel, you can book a safari tour with a difference at the Knysna Elephant Park or walk with cheetahs at the Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness and Rehabilitation Centre.

The Log Inn is a mere five minutes’ walk to the waterfront and the Knysna lagoon and two blocks away from the village shopping centre. There’s certainly no shortage of activities in this bustling holiday town along the Garden Route.