Luxurious getaways in our own backyard

Premier Resort The Moorings, Knysna and Premier Resort Sani Pass, Southern Drakensberg

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You don’t have to be a globetrotter to unlock all your bucket list travel aspirations. For most South Africans, our backyard provides a myriad of unique options. Several properties within the Premier Hotels & Resorts portfolio provide a perfect escape from the bustling city life.

Premier Resort The Moorings, Knysna

The Garden Route is considered one of the most scenic coastal stretches in the world, rich with attractions, historical sites and warm hospitality. Explore the gem of the Cape Garden Route and stay at Premier Resort The Moorings, Knysna.

The resort can be found on the banks of the Knysna lagoon, offering private access to the lagoon for hotel guests as well as boat launch and docking facilities at the hotel. The area is serene in its secluded Knysna Heads setting, with spectacular views of indigenous forest and less than 3km from the town’s centre.

Choose from a variety of four-star graded rooms that offer estuary and indigenous forest views. Guests can relax in the utmost comfort in one of the deluxe, one and two bedroomed suites, or your very own waterfront villa, ideal for family stays or golfing groups. Enjoy culinary delights at the trendy Salmon Restaurant or watch the trendsetters as they arrive, “dock and dine” and sail off into the sunset again.

Step out of your room and into nature with a multitude of outdoor experiences. Have fun with the family in our play area, lounge by the pool, picnic in the beautiful resort gardens, head off to discover the richness of Knysna or simply share a champagne moment by the lagoon or on the jetty.

No trip to Knysna would be complete without visiting The Heads, a geological feature made of a pair of huge cliffs, lying in the mouth of the lagoon and The Knysna Elephant Sanctuary, where intimate interactions with Africa’s giants are not to be missed.

An abundance of outdoor leisure activities such as fishing, golfing, swimming, boating, mountain biking and bird watching are available at the hotel and in the surrounding area. Knysna has long been known for the annual Oyster Festival and several sporting activities throughout the year. Premier Resort The Moorings, Knysna provides the perfect base for guests to experience the Garden Route.

Premier Resort Sani Pass:

If there’s one place you have to visit, it is Premier Resort Sani Pass, a stunning resort in the Southern Drakensberg nestled at the foot of the Pass and on the banks of the Mkhomazana River with its fresh water coming straight from the Drakensberg Mountains.

For anyone looking for scenic, luxurious accommodation in the Drakensberg area, Premier Resort Sani Pass offers comfortable rooms with its Ezemvelo Nature Reserve surrounds. The area is populated by Eland and has plenty of hiking and biking trails for those who are adventurous at heart. A permit is needed to traverse the Ezemvelo Reserve and these are available at reception.

Surrounded by mountains, the resort is the base for 4X4 excursions up the Sani Pass, which can be reserved by guests at the reception desk. The Drakensberg resort also provides access to horse trails up the mountain to Lesotho, shorter horse rides around the property and pony rides for children.

The magnificent golf course setting includes 10 greens and 18 tees and is challenging for the better golfer, but still friendly for the beginner and lady golfer. It is a walking course and due to the greens being close to the tees and its meandering nature, it makes for an easy and pleasant walk and a chance encounter with wildlife is likely.

Further on-site activities include swimming, chess, snooker, table tennis, croquet, pétanque, volleyball, a poker table, putt-putt, fly-fishing and bass fishing. A magnificent spa with inspirational views is also open for your enjoyment.

Visit www.premierhotels.co.za or call 086 111 5555 to make your booking

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