Knysna is a haven of beaches, forests, lakes and sea, and aha The Rex Hotel is one of this coastal town’s most sophisticated accommodation offerings. A warm welcome and timeless elegance ensures guests enjoy a special experience during their stay at aha The Rex Hotel, as we promise superior service and exceptional comfort time and again.

Located on the world-famous Garden Route, aha The Rex Hotel is a celebration of urban style, making it one of the most exhilarating getaway destinations in its class. Expect an eclectic mix of modern and classic comforts that capture the essence of 4-star luxury. The Rose Cafe restaurant’s menu matches the contemporary setting with cuisine that is beautifully presented and prepared using only the freshest ingredients. aha The Rex Hotel offers travellers a gateway to Knysna’s outstanding restaurants, blossoming forests, nature reserves, arts and crafts, and the shores of the serene lagoon.

The 60 Standard rooms, 22 Luxury rooms and 4 Luxury 2 bedroom apartments reflect an urban chic ambience, with a mix of contemporary and classic decor. aha The Rex Hotel offers every modern comfort, from the well-equipped kitchenette to the small touches that are aimed at making your stay as relaxing as possible.


  • Hairdryers
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Electronic safes
  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Mini bar (stocked on request)
  • Balconies (excl. Standard Rooms)
  • Remote-controlled LCD TV with selected DSTV channels

The Rose Café with its casual yet sophisticated décor and ambience offers excellent service, superb cuisine and exciting specialities. Here the cuisine is a mélange of dishes from the Greater Mediterranean which have been influenced by North Africa, the middle East, and selected Mediterranean countries.

Our chefs have also drawn inspiration from South Africa and its vast culinary treasures. Each dish is beautifully presented and our master chefs use only the freshest ingredients to provide diners with a fusion of tastes and textures. The menu is varied and imaginative, and showcases a selection of signature dishes, where flavours and spices have been combined to provide diners with a tantalizing choice.

The menu also features dishes for Vegans and Vegetarians alike. No matter your tastes, you’re bound to find a dish that will satisfy. The outdoor terrace area is the perfect spot to enjoy the sunshine and enjoy a coffee or a light snack.

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