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Double Dutch B & B - Knysna - Building
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9.8 Excellent (159 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Knysna (Paradise), Double Dutch B & B is a 4-minute walk from Knysna Elephant Park and 7 minutes by foot from Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing hosts, very supportive and always friendly! They really make you feel welcome and give you lots of good advices and recommendations. Very nice location a bit up the hill with a nice view on Knysna lagoon. Delicious breakfast. Nice and big rooms, very clean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owners are very nice, sincere and hospitable.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Fabulous accommodation and the owners could not have done more to make us feel welcome. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer
10.0 Excellent
Pros: From the moment we arrived we were greeted with great warmth and hospitality by Natalie. The room was absolutely gorgeous, perfect facilities and we received a complimentary drink and upgrade to our room which afforded us a magnificent view of Knysna! A perfect way to End a long drive. The next morning we hâd a delicious breakfast in the lovely breakfast room which is adorned with beautiful and striking artwork by a very talented local artist
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is amazing - the rooms and the area is very neat and the views are astounding. The two ladies that run the place are one of the most friendly hosts we had. Would recommend this place!!!
Cons: Could not think of a thing - it was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautifully designed space around a wonderful garden with great views over the lagoon. Nathalie and Kate were exemplary hosts and could not have been kinder.
Cons: Nothing but be aware the property is very up and down with a fair number of stairs to and from rooms.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Top and superfriendly service! The rooms have a fantastic view and they are a great retreat.
Cons: nothing at all, everything was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Delightful Dutch hosts at this wonderful property. Beautiful, spotless room, fabulous view, lovely grounds and an excellent breakfast. Stayed just one night on our garden route adventure.....wish it had been more!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: owners were very friendly and helpful - nothing too much trouble.
Cons: The B&B is a 15 minute walk from restaurants up a hill
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location was brilliant and the hosts were wonderful. They made you feel as if you were at home.
Cons: Nothing, but the climb up the stairs and then down to your room could be quite difficult for some guests.
Thebloem - Knysna - Building
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9.8 Excellent (137 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at THEBLOEM in Knysna (Paradise), you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Knysna Elephant Park and Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The service and friendlyness
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The attention to detail was second to none and the staff were so willing and friendly to make our stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Decor, facilities and service were all outstanding
Cons: Everything was perfect, no issues
8.3 Excellent
Cons: Space a bit cramped and impersonal
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Outstanding service, staff, location.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Litterally EVERYTHING was perfect. This was our last hotel of our holidays and we were treated like royalty from the moment we parked the car outside. We did not have to worry about anything, taxis, restaurant bookings, everything was being taken care of on our behalf. The rooms were amazing, the breakfasts were to die for and the staff was amazing at everything (they even cleaned our car before we left). We stayed in luxury hotels in the past, and this one is definitely up there with the big ones!
Cons: There was nothing to dislike, everything was absolutely perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is a true gem of Knysna. Great location overlooking the lagoon and enjoying the great guest suites. Modern suites which are well equipped and give plenty of privacy. Great breakfast and professional/friendly staff. Best place we stayed in within South Africa (and we have had many!), truly great experience.
Cons: Can't think of anything!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Alles was perfect!
Cons: Niets
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was just perfect. The personal is really friendly and they accommodate you with certain add-ons throughout the day. The room with the view to the Knysna lagoon is just perfect. The room is really spacious and clean with a big bed. They have an afternoon tea and also an open bar, which was really nice. They also offer a taxi service into town if you do not want to drive yourself. Breakfast is really good with a lot of choices and everything is freshly made.
Cons: Absolutely nothing. Would recommend to anyone to stay here. One of our best experiences in South Africa.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: TheBloem was truly fantastic, we stayed there from the 21st to the 23rd of March 2019 and wish we had stayed longer! It was our best stay during our Garden Route trip!!! The suite was very comfortable, very clean, with a very spacious bathroom; true luxury. The staff were so warm and welcoming and that truly impacted on our stay, so before we even saw our room we were happy to be there. The balcony had awesome views of the Knysna lagoon and we had the option of eating breakfast outside our suite on the balcony or at the main seating area (we chose the former) which added to the fantastic stay we had. The breakfast was amazing! Starting from the presentation to the quality and freshness of the food; everything was extra clean which I appreciated and the food was spectacular!! They also offered snacks for an hour during the day and in the evening, this was served at the adjacent Villa Afrikana suites which were also fabulous and again the staff were truly amazing, very friendly, helpful and very warm!!! I would definitely stay at this facility in the future. It was an amazing stay!!!!
Cons: I can’t fault anything!
Waterfront Lodge - Knysna - Golf course
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9.7 Excellent (196 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With an outdoor pool facing the Knysna Lagoon, Waterfront Lodge offers spacious rooms with satellite TV and free private parking. Simola Golf Course is 4 km away. The rooms at the family run Waterfront Lodge are tastefully decorated with bright warm colours and large windows. Some rooms have a private balcony or patio facing the lagoon. Guests can relax and enjoy the sun and birdlife at the sundeck alongside the pool. There is also a sauna. The hotel staff can schedule outdoor activities in the region like kayaking, boating and cycling. A continental and full English breakfast is served every morning. Drinks are available at the bar and barbeque area. The town of Knysna with its restaurants and shopping area is within 4 km from the hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were super helpful, friendly and flexible. We loved the breakfast in the morning. If you stay in Knysna, stay with these great people at this lovely place!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed at the Watefront lodge for 3 days and we enjoyed everything about it. A super friendly hostess who we met at the breakfast table each morning helped to plan our daily activities. Thanks to her sound advice (the lodge has discounts to some attractions) we were able to see most of the Garden route around Knysna. The lodge is a luxurious one, tastefully decorated and designed for everybody's comfort. An honesty bar is a plus. We had a spacious room with a private balcony (drinking wine and watching the birds in the evening was a true relaxation) overlooking the lagoon. There is an onsite secure parking. Every morning we had our car washed. The lodge has a nice outdoor pool. Unfortunately, we didn't have the time to use it. The hostess gave us beach towels to use for swimming in the sea which was very kind. Overall, we had a perfect stay and would be happy to recommend it to other travellers.
Cons: Everything was perfect
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very quiet and cosy
Cons: Poor wifi signal at times.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hands on owners with exceptional client service and smiles.
Cons: That we could only stay for one night!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved everything about this property. Lovely breakfast and the owners were very friendly and helped to make our stay special. Our only regret was that we couldn't have stayed longer
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was fabulous, great view of river from our balcony. Only a R70 taxi to the waterfront booked by Marion, the owner who was very helpful and lives on site with her husband Gavin. What a fabulous place to stay, only wish we could have stayed longer. The chameleons, living in Marion's flower arrangement, were an added bonus along with a well stocked honesty bar.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Marion and her husband were great hosts. Marion was super friendly and helpful. The honeymoon suite was HUGE, and it had a beautiful view from the balcony of the lagoon in front. Breakfast was delicious! We had a cooked breakfast daily along with a small buffet. The lodge feels like home and we would've loved to take a dip in the pool if it wasn't winter. The location is great, just 5mins drive from the main waterfront area. While it was a bit dark to drive in at night, it felt perfectly safe. Also, we woke up to find our car washed!! It was super dirty before that, and it became sparkling clean. It was so lovely, and it happened every day. Be nice and give the guy a tip :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent property, awesome staff, extremely helpful and went out of the way to help us and in fact provided an extra room for my daughter who joined us at the last minute in South Africa without charging anything extra for the additional room for two nights...am extremely grateful for the help and support provided to my family when we stayed there. Strongly recommend this property to all family travellers.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owners were friendly, helpful and very welcoming. Breakfast were delicious.
Cons: Overall everything was very nice but we felt that maybe the bedrooms will soon be due for an upgrade.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Marion and Gavin were very welcoming and were so helpful with what to do in the surrounding area. We had a beautiful view of the lagoon and the room was very spacious. Breakfast was perfect with lots of choice. The garden outside was fab with sun loungers. Sat out reading my book one evening and it wsd so peaceful. Overall, we had a wonderful 2 nights in Knysna and would recommend the Waterfront Lodge.
The Alexander - Knysna - Bedroom
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9.6 Excellent (255 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at The Alexander in Knysna, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 15-minute walk of Eastern Head View Point and Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Cons: I did not like the location. In photo it look like direct to ocean. But it on the mounted.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff there was extremely friendly The penthouse suite was beyond beautiful and comfortable.
Cons: The weather was cloudy most of the weekend
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This property is stunning. The location is the best. The staff well trained. The room was what one would expect from 5 star top of the range presented with pride by the owners. They thought of everything to make my stay as pleasant as possible. The soft music in the room, the soft lighting, the heated towel rail, the awesome fragrance in the room, the stunning smell of the soap and the stunning body lotion in the bathroom. We felt utterly spoiled. A really comprehensive breakfast to round it all off.... Wow They even booked dinner for us and we got special treatment at the restaurant for that.
Cons: There is no fault to be found here. We enjoyed every moment at this place. The staff, location, atmosphere, smell, finishes, decor, bathroom, breakfast etc etc.... perfect
7.9 Good
Pros: Very nice place in the best location in Knysna. Room has all one need.
Cons: Even so the room was clean, ours had Moth’ that liked our clothes a lot - shouldn’t happen in a place with that price.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Superb breakfast; good location with ocean views.
Cons: In-floor heating in our bathroom did not work; hot water supply to our bathroom basins took at least five minutes running at full throttle to become warm.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Dream home in a fantastic location. Wayne and his staff run an exceptional property making you feel at welcome from the moment you arrive and look after you so well. There's even a few adorable four-legged staff members to keep you company.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The service & the elegance of the place was exceptional.
Cons: The shower water was cold on arrival & departure
10.0 Excellent
Pros: One of the best places I’ve ever stayed in. Absolutely incredible. I stayed in the penthouse with a private deck overlooking the ocean and your own pool. This is a must stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Atmosphere, decor and scenery. Beautiful property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Alexander House is a beautifully maintained property in The Heads just outside of Knysna. The staff are friendly and helpful. The room was very nicely appointed and very quiet. The first night we were there, the place was full or nearly so and we didn't hear a single other guest. Additionally, they provide access to fully stocked bar on the main level. They simply tell you to write down what you consumed and that's it. Very easy, very trusting. But the biggest surprise was the breakfast. Alexander House serves not just an amazing buffet full of fruit, homemade banana bread, and excellent cold cuts but has incredible made to order dishes such as eggs Benedict. Do not skip breakfast here!
Cons: Really didn't have any issues.
Roseroc Boutique Guest House - Knysna - Building
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9.6 Excellent (197 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Roseroc Boutique Guest House, you'll be centrally located in Knysna, within a 10-minute walk of Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Elephant Park. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Manager was attentive, pleasant and gave us helpful local info. Breakfast was excellent. The presentation of the rooms and dining area was delightful. Our view over the lake was beautiful, and the B and B was in a peaceful garden setting. We were able to buy wine on the premises and wanted for nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: You will likely have the pleasure to be welcomed and meet Kevin, a great host. Breakfast was lush! We thoroughly enjoyed the special poached eggs, highly recommended. The property is superb with a stunning view of the lagoon, just few minutes drive from the city centre and waterfront.
Cons: Everything was perfect! We even got our car washed before checking out, great service indeed!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: View of the heads from our balcony. The night time treats.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lovely home and Kevin our host was very helpful with suggestions and organizing bookings. Our room was fabulous with a gorgeous view and it was so nice to come home after dinner to a thoughtful treat left for us.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is beautiful with a thought given to every small detail. Great views right in front of the lagoon. Kevin, the host is genuinely nice and helpful. Breakfast was delicious. Don’t miss out the greatest muesli
Cons: We liked everything
10.0 Excellent
Pros: One of the best b&bs we stayed in South Africa! Not just the view is lovely, what really makes the difference is the hospitality of the owner Kevin. He gave great recommendations, prepared an amazing breakfast and in general tries to improve every tiny bit for his guests!! Thanks a lot!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fanatic place! Wonderful Mariana and team. Highly recommended and - we will be back!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kevin went out of his way to make our stay super comfortable and enjoyable. He was extremely accommodating to our dietary requirements.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality of the owner , Mr. Kiven , and his kindness. The property was wonderful and very clean.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are clean, comfortable and have a clear view of the heads
Atlantic Guest House - Knysna - Building
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9.6 Excellent (169 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Atlantic Guest House in Knysna (Paradise), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Knysna Elephant Park and Knysna Lagoon. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were wonderful, the room and view sensational. Pity we only had one night but you can only do so much in three weeks in SA
Cons: Thinking hard ..... nope nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The entire package, excellent advise and support to travel to and find a good restaurant
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful host, friendly & helpful staff, comfortable facilities, excellent breakfast and superb uninterrupted views over Knysna to the Heads
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The property is beautifully located at the top of Knysna hill with gorgeous views, safe onsite parking and large, well lit and super clean rooms. The breakfast is great and the pool and jacuzzi are a lovely treat on a hot sunny day and a great cool down area after a day trip out. But what makes this place truly a pleasure to stay at, is the host Tess and her very friendly and helpful staff. Tess is a welcoming, genuine and simply wonderful kind hearted person who takes a lot of pride in her work and accommodation wanting to ensure you feel completely comfortable and well looked after. She was in touch regularly before we arrived giving us advice and offering to help out with any tips and reservations. During the stay she made us feel right at home, truly like visiting family. We will definitely be back and stay longer to enjoy this beautiful guest house and host. Thank you Tess & team
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect! Its a bit far from the touristic attractions but we preferred the view! The view was incredible!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location
Cons: nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Greeted by the lovely Tess who made us feel completely at home and was a source of great local knowledge. Breakfast was served with wonderful views looking out over Knysna.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, beautiful view. Lovely bedrooms, excellent breakfast. Tess the manager is very welcoming and helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Separate room entrances to each family.
Cambalala Guest House - Knysna - Building
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9.7 Excellent (100 reviews)
Overview Reviews
This stylish, 4-star guest house on the famous Garden Route overlooks the Knysna Lagoon. It offers spacious rooms with wonderful views, and a garden with a modern swimming pool. All of the rooms at the Cambalala Guest House feature a private balcony, floor heating and Wi-Fi internet access. The Cambalala Guest House's large breakfast buffet is served until lunchtime. Furthermore, the guest house offers a communal open-plan lounge, a dining area and a kitchen area. The modern swimming pool is located in the Cambalala's garden area. Cocktails are also served here. The shops and restaurants of Knysna's waterfront are just a 10-minute walk away. Secure parking spaces away from the street are available at the Cambalala.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nicole was really friendly and helpful, we had a lovely couple of days.
Cons: The only thing was there was no door on the toilet, not a fan of that.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really friendly staff. Spotlessly clean. Huge room. Best breakfast . So helpful with information on routes, surrounding area attractions and restaurant bookings. Will definitely stay again.
Cons: Pool was superb. View to die for.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The Cambalala Guest House is just beautiful: very good location, nice views from the deck onto the city and pretty and modern rooms to feel right at home. The breakfast on the deck is just stunning and we felt very welcome and were always taken care of really well. If you are looking for a quiet but really modern and nice location Cambalala is just the one for you! Ask Nicole about restaurant tips - she found the perfect one for us! @Nicole: Thank you very much for everything - if we ever come back to Knysna, we will be staying at Cambalala for sure!
Cons: Nothing!
7.9 Good
Pros: Clean and efficient. Offered a good recommendation for evening meal.
Cons: Bedroom area and bathroom area (atleast in our room) all one space so limited privacy At breakfast only eggs are offered- needed to ask directly for bacon etc . Not sure why this could not have been offered in the first instance.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely loved everything about Cambalala. From the warm welcome and helpful, personal nature of the host Nicole to the super stylish interior of the guest house, not to mention the stunning views. Nothing was too much trouble. We were on honeymoon and had the penthouse which was incredible, worth every penny. Will definitely be returning, thank you so much Nicole, Sam & Andy xx
Cons: Nothing not to like!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We’ve really enjoyed staying in Cambalala guesthouse. This guesthouse is beautifully located on a hill with an infinity pool with an amazing view over the Knysna bay. We had a very spacious room, which was perfectly clean and neat. Nicole is the most kind hostess you can imagine. She thinks about everything, has great recommendations, serves the best rose and is also very very kind. We loved everything about this place.
Cons: Beds are a little too firm for our liking.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We just had a wonderful time at Nicole’s guesthouse who is truly the soul of it! We especially enjoyed the amazing garden and view down from the hill as well as all the tips we got! We can just recommend staying here wishing the super nice owner Nicole all the best.
Cons: The bathroom/toilet had no door to the main room which is a bit uncomfortable especially when one is using the toilet. Other than that it was fabulous!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The attention to detail throughout the whole guesthouse was incredible !!! Would definitely be returning and would recommend to anyone . The owners and the staff were very amenable and super friendly
Cons: The fact that we only had two nights there
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was delicious and plentiful (great coffee!) and our hostess was very attentive. Luxurious home and furnishings, wonderful outside seating areas and infinity pool and secure parking behind an electric gate. Little bottle of champagne and box of chocolates to celebrate our honeymoon was a wonderful gesture.
Cons: Only that it was a bit warm in the room at night and the shower door didn't close completely but just meant a little water on the floor.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: excellent breeakfast, good atmosphare, outstanding view, good architecture, warm feeling,
Cons: less responsibilty by staff, if something occure.
Bollard Bay House - Knysna - Building
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9.5 Excellent (192 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Bollard Bay House in Knysna, you'll be just steps from Leisure Isle and Bollard Bay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was excellent and the hosts - Mike and Sarah were very welcoming. I would certainly stay there again in the future.
7.5 Good
Pros: Host was very likeable and helpful (personally transported us early morning to the race - no extra charge) Great location and views. Will be fantastic in summer Fantastic rooms and bar area
Cons: TV did not work on arrival For the price - more attention to detail around bathroom supplies and coffee/tea station
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful view and property Very nice hosts
Cons: Bedsheets and towels had spots
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about the lodge is perfect
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location location location:)
Cons: Couldn't find the switch for the overhead fan!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stunning setting with wonderful hosts. We will be back.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hosts were extremely friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was substantial and delicious. Both pool areas were great to relax at, and the rooms were modern, clean and well furnished.
Cons: Everything was great.
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Our room Was a little close to the kitchen, so a bit noisy.
9.6 Excellent
Cons: The headboard kept bumping against the wall when I rolled over or moved during my sleep which woke me up but other than that, I loved the room and I enjoyed my stay very much
Amanzi Island Lodge - Knysna - Building
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9.4 Excellent (829 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Amanzi Island Lodge in Knysna, you'll be next to a golf course, just steps from Leisure Isle and Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The house itself is amazing, for the style, and location. It locates on Leisure island, a dream place for a sunset walk with peace and tranquility. The hotel just faces the famous Heads. Guest rooms are spacey with large washrooms and comfort beds. Staff are friendly. Foods are amazing! I must say the braised ox-tail for dinner is very delicious. Breakfast is also excellent. The hotel also offers shuttle services and maybe cycling.
5.8 Okay
Cons: Had the pork for a starter, it was so tough I couldn’t eat it. We had the ground floor which meant everyone could see in every room so there was no privacy. The food was expensive and whilst having the bikes available was a good feature they were pretty old.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolute Everything!!!
Cons: Absolutely nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The property is very clean. Staff is amazing, helpful and very professional. The view of the lagoon very early in the mornings is very beautiful and relaxing.
Cons: The lagoon is literally on the property’s doorstep and l is filled with locals all through the weekend- morning until evening. The entire street is filled with cars. I didn’t like the noise and the attention of the men outside every time I stepped out of my suite or got onto the parking lot.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place with awsome staff
Cons: Room options on booking.com
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Cleanliness, accessible and natural
Cons: Not enough plugs in my room Vanity mirror
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A man I Lodge was beautiful with a large, spacious room and bathroom, great beds and a view of the ocean and lovely property. Food and service was excellent. Hotel personnel were excellent.
Cons: Liked everything and wish I could have stayed longer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was lovely. Great view of the heads
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lovely views. Great staff. Very quiet. A large, we'll set out room. Great breakfast.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely exceptional lodge with kind and communicative staff, situated on a prime location. Loved our room and can definitely recommend this as one of the best spots to stay at in Knysna!
Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa - Knysna - Building
10
9.4 Excellent (719 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa in Knysna, you'll be 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from Knysna Elephant Park and 6.2 mi (10 km) from Thesen Island. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The views, privacy and the whole property
Cons: Nothing I didn’t like
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were so great and helpful. The suite was beautiful and the view was absolutely stunning. The facilities were also top class.
Cons: I have absolutely no complaints.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place! The Warm pool and sauna were amazing, the breakfest also amazing. The view from the room? AMAZING! The room had all you need to be comfortable, including a floor heating and fireplace for winter and a barbecue grill in the balcony for summer! For sure is a 5 stars hotel
Cons: The shower drain doesnt work very well, if you are not careful it will flood all the bathroom.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wat a weekend we had, we loved every single thing about the place. We are definitely coming back
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff is friendly and helpful. Food is delicious. Views are spectacular!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our stay at Simola exceeded my expectations. The Staff were very friendly, the food was excellent. Our room were cozy and clean. We would definitely book again and bring our family with.
Cons: Our stay was excellent nothing to complain about.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was great but some variety could be added each day. The view from the room was amazing and I enjoyed my jogging around the golf field. The guys at the halfway house were friendly and helpful.
Cons: none
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic and friendly stafg
Cons: Control of the patrons who have no regard for fellow visitors in the bar area. Loud and abusive a d up to managemet to control
Villa Afrikana Guest Suites - Knysna - Building
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9.5 Excellent (158 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites in Knysna (Paradise), you'll be a 5-minute walk from Knysna Elephant Park and 14 minutes by foot from Garden Route National Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The views, staff hospitality amd food were all superb. One could not expect a more pleasant place to stay.
Cons: Very steep driveway and lots of tight spiral stairs.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: we travel extensively and this was honestly one of the best SA properties we have stayed at. nothing was too much to ask - attention to detail / customercentricity UNBELIEVABLE!! well done - great stay!
Cons: we did not like having to leave
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything... They even have house keeping service multiple times a day
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Phenomenal staff. They literally cannot do enough for you. Definitely the best guest house I have ever stayed in.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Staff were so attentive & kind. The decor was amazing & the rooms beautifully maintained with everything one could wish for
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing in every way possible.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, the place, the decoration, the breakfast, the view. We have even been upgraded. Excellent personnel who tries to make your stay unforgettable. Very friendly owners, we felt at home.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The facilities and the view from the room was amazing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in the owners suite. Excellent in every way with an outstanding view of the heads.
Cons: Difficult to find at first. Needed taxis to get to restaurants. Worth the inconvenience for the hotel and view.
Brenton on Sea Cottages - Knysna - Building
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9.4 Excellent (369 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Brenton On Sea Cottages in Knysna, you'll be near the beach and 3 minutes by foot from Brenton Beach. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: will come back again and again, this was our second stay - even wonderful in offpeak rainy season.
Cons: our stay was too short! :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Leaving
9.6 Excellent
Pros: It was clean, comfortable and quiet in a great location.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: If we book again we would prefer unit 7
Cons: The unit 8 is not as nice as unit 7
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were having a wedding reception at Nautical South Restaurant so it was very close by. The views of Brenton Beach were stunning
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cute cottage a few minutes walk from the beach. Great area for spotting whales! We used the kitchen quite a bit which was handy and it was nice sitting outside at night star-gazing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
7.9 Good
Pros: The room was well equipped with utensils. It was an independent accommodation.
Cons: I was expecting to be on the sea shore - spending evening looking at the sea and to to see the sea when i get up. However, it was far from the sea.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The manager is a very nice person. His wife built very beautiful garden.House location near to sea. Environment is very good. The room is clean and tidy. It is very good stay for relax!
7.5 Good
Pros: Comfortable cottage
Cons: Nothing
Headlands House Guest Lodge - Knysna - Bedroom
13
9.4 Excellent (258 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Headlands House Guest Lodge in Knysna, you'll be near the bay, within a 5-minute walk of Eastern Head View Point and Garden Route National Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had such a lovely stay in Knysna - the rooms were really nice and all with a stunning view of Knysna heads. The host was amazing as well, arranging tours for us and giving us the best tips. We will for sure be back again!!!
Cons: Nothing - everything was perfect.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very friendly and helpful. The property was clean and tidy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was amazing. The view and scenery was to die for. Debbie was an amazing host overall
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hostess is such a nice lady who manage to run a fantastic villa and garden in the best view place. You can choose the bird room to see the river or the whale room to the sea. Room is super clean and warm. Breakfast is so delicate and delicious. The garden has attracted so many beautiful birds. The best experience in South Africa!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely incredible stay with the best room the guest house had to offer - wouldn’t have had it any other way! Fantastic views. Excellent manger/s (for the most part Debbie was on duty & Megan on Saturday morning) with great knowledge and recommendations of what to do, where to go and what to see as well as where to eat. Super breakfast - we even made friends with the local feathered resident Drongo’s, Robin and Shrike at breakfast time. As luck had it we also saw a Humpback Whale passing by one morning. Thank you for a memorable stay.
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view
10.0 Excellent
Pros: View! Owner John was most accommodating French press coffee for breakfast: doesn’t get any better Home made veggie omelette too
Cons: Large bird poop on windshield! Too funny John even offered to clean it but way to digusting
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views, courteous staff, very clean, comfortable stay
Cons: Privacy due to close proximity of other rooms, low water pressure
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Was amazing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location. Views to die for . Excellent staff.
Cons: Nothing. Just a perfect place
Hamilton Manor - Knysna - Bedroom
14
9.4 Excellent (180 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hamilton Manor in Knysna (Paradise), you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Garden Route National Park and Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful rooms, spacious clean and nicely decorated. Our host was welcoming and gave us excellent guidance on where to visit in knysna. Would stay here again. Thanks for having us.
7.9 Good
Pros: We stopped here for 2 nights on our family road trip from Pretoria to Cape Town and Garden route. Hosts were very kind and family room spacious with good views. Basics provided in kitchenette and Maria also gave us good tips for places to visit and even a complimentary bottle of wine. Overall a decent experience
Cons: we did however face minor niggles - frequent wifi disconnections, DStv reset itself every time it switched off, and toaster not working, gas burner issues, which indeed the hosts tried to sort.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The owner welcomed us very kindly, our room was large, already prepared with two extra beds and with a beautiful panoramic view
8.3 Excellent
Pros: View and location
Cons: Some stains
10.0 Excellent
Pros: View was wonderful, and great to see the misty mountains over the bay even in winter!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: After a long drive from Port Elizabeth we were happily welcomed by Maria, who manages the place. She kindly showed us the room, turned on the heater and explained a bit about Knysna. The room was amazing with a balcony overlooking the bay. Breakfast was stupendous with fruits, yogurts, juices, eggs, toasts etc to choose from. The place is located close to the Waterfront (5 minutes by car) and has its own private parking space.
Cons: Wifi signal didn`t reach our room properly.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our host were very professional super in informative, friendly and helpful. Our room were clean, modern and comfortable with the best views of the lagoon. Loved every moment.
Cons: Nothing, wish i could stay longer.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Old place , small apartment , we didn’t check in , sorry
10.0 Excellent
Pros: THE VIEW IS SO BEAUTIFUL. Maria gave us so many tips to spend our day in the city. Unfortunately we just stay one day.
Cons: none
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Great welcome at the door with a welcome drink. Everyone is so friendly and they make u feel at home. Rooms and location is fantastic. They go out of thier way to make sure u have a great stay.
Villa Paradisa Guest House - Knysna - Building
15
9.5 Excellent (98 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Villa Paradisa Guest House in Knysna (Paradise), you'll be a 5-minute walk from Knysna Elephant Park and 14 minutes by foot from Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. It is beautiful, comfortable, clean and luxurious
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic views, Marilyn and Martin were great hosts very welcoming and delicious breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing breakfast prepared by the host himself. Tips/ideas for activities and arranging those
Cons: - nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful house and room was lovely and massive balcony and seating area. The pool was so amazing and also warm! Paved area and sun beds were great too. Breakfast was good and nice to sit with other people and chat to the owners.
Cons: Was difficult to get taxis into the centre and as the property is further out it was a bit of a pain. Maybe having a little thing in the room with taxi numbers or something.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic hosts, wonderful suite and views
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great house with an amazing pool and view over Knysna, which is also in the neighbourhood of the waterfront and island where the restaurants are located. The friendly owners make you a nice breakfast themselve.
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: So personal, but proper luxury. Great view. Great pool. Amazing breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We booked at Villa Paradisa for my Fiance to get ready for our wedding day, Marylin was superb in helping with arranging everything We stayed there our wedding night, and again the room was stunning. Breakfast the next morning was fantastic, and we enjoyed the amazing view of the lagoon. They really did out of their way to make things extra special for us!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The owners were very nice and friendly. I am a vegetarian, the owner (Martin) cooked be a delicious breakfast. Very nicely done guest house. Great views. Nice infinity pool.
Cons: Room size could have been a little bigger, but still liked our overall stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view, the location and the hosts! Felt at home from the beginning! The facilities were superb, both in the room and the house overall.
Cons: The parking can be tight if there’s large sized cars. Guests need to push up close to ensure others can get in / out.
Knysna Hollow Country Estate - Knysna - Building
16
9.4 Excellent (172 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Knysna Hollow Country Estate in Knysna, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 10-minute walk of Knysna Lagoon and Garden Route National Park. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This hotel has 2 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the staff is very friendly and lovely
Cons: nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Quite hotel, family friendly.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It’s serene, comfortable and the staff is very friendly.
Cons: The parking was too far from the rooms especially where I was booked this time around. And more is on cold nights
7.9 Good
Pros: Warmly greeted by the staff on arrival with a glass of bubbly.
Cons: A few minor problems with the room such as no shower gel in the dispenser and a bed side light bulb not working.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: By far the best. And the hospitality is exceptional.
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Brand new, luxurious and spacious place. Really nicely decorated, good restaurant. Loved our stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic modern room and bathroom. It was extremely spacious and the bed was huge and comfy. Breakfast was also really great! The property was beautiful and well maintained
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Everything else was great, new look, decor, food, restaurant, staff really great. Just if you going to be family friendly one need to concentrate a bit more on the safety. There were alot of families with Toddlers there and there is a lot of glass, and things that could go wrong (especially for dinner its a bit difficult, we had to stay and eat in our rooms)
Cons: The property was divine but our main concern was that It wasn't very child appropriate, pools are not enclosed or secured and the family rooms don't have saftey plugs in and that sort of thing. Our Toddler has his finer in the plug before we knew it.. So you constantly have to worry and can't really relax. But that's just of you want to be in the family market, but it really is amazing. We definitely coming back just minus a toddler
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great service en great value for money, a lot of attention to detail

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South Villa Guesthouse - Knysna - Building
1
9.4 Excellent (192 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at South Villa Guesthouse in Knysna (Paradise), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Knysna Lagoon and Garden Route National Park. Featured amenities include express check-in and express check-out. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Soooo much amazing. Very neat and clean. Decor is fully artistic. Seems like 5 star hotel. Fantastic location. Home made Food is very tasty. Outside views are fabulous. But the best of the best is the Owners ( sweet couple) who are so much lovely and very caring.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Phenomenal hospitality and we loved breakfast on our balcony!
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very cosy guesthouse with a spectacular view from the balcony of our room. Nice terrace to relax outside. Very friendly service. Neat and tidy place.
Cons: A bit more choice in freshly baked bread for breakfast would be nice. Especially for guests who stay longer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is tidy
Cons: Nothing
7.5 Good
Pros: Bed comfy. Breakfast was ok; like the idea of pre-selection but it would have been nice to have a form of a buffet for guests so they can refill juice/coffee etc.
Cons: The fact that the room was a bit cramped; where the bed is; very small area and a large person would have difficulty trying to get into and out of bed comfortably. The basin needs to be "raised"; every time you opened the tap the water splashed onto the floor; the basin looks like it is tilted at an angle. And would recommend changing shower head; to perhaps a rose shape; water splashes out all over the show as well. Finally; the guests in the room above us were extremely noisy; I know beyond your control but it would be nice to just remind guests on 'top floor' that there are guests in room below. It was a pity that there were no ice-trays in the fridge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast ons balcony in room.
Cons: No Aircon, but Knysna is cooler than other places. The ceiling fan helped allot.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful rooms with great views of the lagoon, very pleasant and helpful owners (Marina & Ronnie) and very friendly staff, excellent breakfast in a setting overlooking the lagoon. Quiet location but close to town and the Garden Route. This accommodation is exceptional, and Knysna is an ideal centre for exploring the beaches, dramatic coastline and many attractions of the Garden Route.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is exceptionally great, you also get a view towards the Knysna Lagoon. The hosts are as friendly and willing to assist, I can recommend South Villa.
Cons: N/A
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was very comfortable and nicely furnished. The view from the balcony was lovely. The bed was comfortable. We loved having breakfast on the balcony - breakfast itself was excellent.
Cons: The room was a bit warm and there was no air conditioning. The ceiling fan was a good substitute.
Turbine Hotel & Spa - Knysna
2
9.1 Excellent (541 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Turbine Hotel and Spa in Knysna, you'll be on a lake, just a 1-minute walk from Thesen Island and 9 minutes by foot from Garden Route National Park. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous tomato jam
Cons: Staff in breakfast room having loud private conversations, bread was stale, garish interior of breakfast room and bad art displayed on the walls are not in keeping with the unique character of the building.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is one of the best local hotels I've ever been in. The location and views are unmatched. The power station history theme has been so intricately kept and forms part of the hotel identity, which is so unique and beutiful.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location and breakfast. Nice area and surroundings with restaurants and shops nearby. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and made us feel welcome.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing stay and one of our top favorites in South Africa. The staff went the extra mile by providing exceptional service. Special mention to the ladies at the front desk. Lovely hotel with amazing decoration and history. Totally recommended!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Front desk ( man) was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Super unique property.
6.3 Good
Pros: Our first room only had a very small window and made us feel claustrophobic. I asked if there was a room with a view available and what it would cost. They then gave me a lovely room at no extra charge.
Cons: Breakfast was the weakest part of our stay. Service was slow. Eggs were done incorrectly 2 days in a row. I had to send food back. Bred with white and green mold was served on my plate with an omelet.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good location, beautiful view
Cons: No blinds in the bathroom and the uncomfortable feeling that one was exposed when the lights were on at night.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location is the best Honeymoon suite ...the oyster suite 205 is beautiful
Cons: Cleaner did not wash the sherry glasses and we had to ask for refill of toilet paper
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Yes it was perfect
Cons: Everything was descent
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location of the hotel was fantastic with a range of restaurants close by and easy access to Knysna and the surrounding area. Rooms were extremely comfortable, well equipped and very clean. Would highly recommend.
Cons: No negatives to report
aha The Rex Hotel - Knysna
3
9.0 Excellent (966 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at aha The Rex Hotel in Knysna, you'll be in the suburbs, within a 5-minute drive of Pledge Nature Reserve and Knysna Quays. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.1 Good
Pros: The restaurant area is excellent and the staff were friendly. It was also very clean.
Cons: The room said there would be a bath or shower, when our room did not have a bath we phoned reception to find out none of the rooms had baths.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Service overall was great. Breakfast was great with good service. Room comfortable. Secure parking.
Cons: No view
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Morden stay, especially the rooms. clean this great fittings
Cons: for a hotel I would have preferred to eat in for dinner. The hotel is still new and will improve as they go.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Inside of the rooms and location
Cons: Shortage of water after arrival
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff are fantastic and both friendly and efficient. Location is great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed our stay. I will be back again.
Cons: Nothing from my side.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good location,modern, clean and comfy
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great hotel and location - short walk to waterfront makes it a great choice. Friendly staff and great experience. Lovely breakfast room - tastefully decorated and good choice of food.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays - Knysna - Building
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8.4 Excellent (1,323 reviews)
Overview Reviews
One of the best hotel sites in South Africa, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays enjoys a spectacular outlook of the popular coastal town of Knysna. The hotel is nestled in the heart of the Garden Route and offers you a unique GUEST experience with premium accommodation accentuated with scenic beauty and natural surrounds. Renowned as the perfect holiday destination, the hotel is set on the Knysna Quays Waterfront with the lagoon at your doorstep. This stylish property is suited to both leisure and business travellers alike with sheer comfort assured. Facing the warm Indian Ocean through the Knysna Heads, the hotel offers a tranquil stay in spacious rooms overlooking the magical Knysna lagoon, historical train station and the Knysna town. The Protea Hotel Knysna Quays boasts wonderful facilities, which includes a heated outdoor swimming pool, wellness therapist for rejuvenating massages, free internet service and a unique dining experience with four restaurants to choose from.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Proximity to Waterfront
Cons: Nothing !
5.4 Okay
Pros: Position
Cons: Everything
7.1 Good
Pros: We enjoyed the breakfast and being so close to the waterfront was convenient as there are many restaurant to eat at. The hotel inside was nice
Cons: The value for money wasn’t great, you only paying for the location of the hotel rather than the comfort. Simple accommodation. Small room with 2 beds and a shower. Otherwise nothing spectacular.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: -i had a breakfast pack. the sandwich wasnt great but the rest was okay
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: WiFi
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly atmosphere. Lovely ambience. Never had to use my car to go and eat. Peaceful.
Cons: Very sorry pool was not heated. Felt that tea and coffee could be made available in the lounge area from say 12 noon until 9pm each day.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: a good selection of food
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Better facilities than expected. Air conditioning. Double bed each.
Cons: Can't think of anything.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Breakfast was great
Cons: WiFi
8.8 Excellent
Cons: The rooms were a little small