The hotel will happily help guests arrange for local tours and adventures. A pontoon cruise with room for ten people is a great way to take in the waterways. Bicycles can be rented and used for exploring the forest, mountains, and coastal paths. While kayak rentals are the best means of checking out the lagoon. Anglers can enjoy some lagoon and deep-sea fishing for garriek, shade, white steenbras, blacktail, and more. Whale watching cruises travel through the lagoon and Indian Ocean in search of whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, and bird life. For the more adventurous, there is kite-surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and guided canoeing trips. While hiking paths in the Featherbed Nature Reserve provide majestic views of the headlands and lagoon.
The former power station was beautifully renovated by owners Geoff Engel and Dandre Lerm and opened in August 2010 as a boutique hotel. The property is surrounded by water on three sides and boasts beautiful interiors as well as a state of the art conference facility, the 90-seater Island Café, the Gastro Pub, and the water-front Col’Cacchio Knysna Restaurant which serves up delicious thin-crust pizza, salads, and pastas. For extra indulgence, there is the Amani Spa, pool, and jetty.