A wonderful retreat at any time, but surely most from the madness of Knysna at Christmas. Our third visit to the cottages and umpteenth to the valley. This time be baked. But still we got in plenty of walking. Nice to meet up with Pieter again (farm manager on the other side of the river). Birdlife is fabulous here. A pale-chanting goshawk almost flew into our verandah and at this time of the year the Diederick Cuckoo is very active (and being chased by weavers, doubtless cautious of tis parasitism). We remain in love with the views from these cottages – we hope to be back in the Autumn. Mike and Sheila, Knysna.