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Within 350 yards of Knysna Waterfront shopping area, Rex Hotel offers the ultimate in self-catering comfort. Luxurious rooms and apartments feature modern design, LCD TVs and extra-large windows.

Tea and coffee facilities and air conditioning are included in the luxury rooms. Apartments also include modern design kitchenettes.

Free private parking is available at Rex Hotel. The front desk is open 24 hours.

The Rex Hotel is ideally placed to a wide choice of leisure, water, and sport activities. Attractions such as the Knysna Elephant Park is nearby and the Featherbed Boat Cruises is 450 yards away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

aha The Rex Hotel has been welcoming guests since 24 Jul 2009.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose aha The Rex Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Closest beach
  • Bollard Bay Beach

    8.9 Fabulous beach
    1.8 miles from property
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Knysna Waterfront
    0.1 miles
  • Featherbed Boat Cruises
    0.2 miles
  • Pledge Nature Reserve
    0.7 miles
  • Knysna National Lake Area
    1.3 miles
  • Simola Golf and Country Estate
    2.3 miles
  • Knysna Golf Club
    2.3 miles
  • Simola Golf Estate
    2.5 miles
  • Knysna Forest
    2.6 miles
  • Knysna Heads
    2.9 miles
  • View Point Eastern Knysna Head
    2.9 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Anchorage Restaurant
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Olive Tree
    0.4 miles
  • Cafe/bar Caffe Mario
    0.6 miles
  • Cafe/bar The Project Bar
    0.9 miles
  • Restaurant East Head Café
    4.5 miles
Top attractions
  • Pezula Golf Estate
    3.3 miles
  • Pezula Golf Club
    3.6 miles
  • Noetsiestrand
    5.4 miles
  • Goukamma Nature Reserve
    6.1 miles
Natural beauty
  • Lake Knysna Lagoon
    0.9 miles
  • River Knysna River
    1 miles
  • Sea/ocean Indian Ocean
    1.1 miles
Ski lifts
  • Leisure Island
    9.3 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Bollard Bay Beach
    1.8 miles
  • Brenton Beach
    2.8 miles
  • Coney Glen Beach
    3 miles
  • Sparrebosch Beach
    4.2 miles
  • Buffalo Bay Beach
    4.7 miles
Closest airports
  • Plettenberg Bay Airport
    16.5 miles
  • George Airport
    38.2 miles
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1 restaurant on site

    O Bar & Eatery

    Open for: Breakfast

Facilities of aha The Rex Hotel
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Plunge pool
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool/beach towels
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
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14:00 - 22:00


07:00 - 10:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club aha The Rex Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note the hotel offers wireless internet throughout - the first 200MB per person per day is free, thereafter charges apply.

Please note that aha The Rex Hotel will deduct the deposit within 48 hours after the booking.

FAQs about aha The Rex Hotel

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • aha The Rex Hotel is 600 yards from the centre of Knysna.

  • The prices at aha The Rex Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at aha The Rex Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet

  • Check-in at aha The Rex Hotel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Room options at aha The Rex Hotel include:

    • Twin
    • Double

  • aha The Rex Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Bike tours
    • Walking tours

  • aha The Rex Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • O Bar & Eatery