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Double Dutch B & B - Knysna - Building
1
9,8 Excellent (153 reviews)
R1 748+
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. Free self parking is available onsite.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly owners and helpful
Cons: The pillows a bit soft!
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: Exceptionally warm welcome from Natalie and Kate. Very friendly and efficient other staff. Hosts were most helpful in advising things to do and where to eat which was most helpful considering the weather. Property was beautiful - comfortable and great facilities. Catered for Gluten free.
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.
Waterfront Lodge - Knysna - Golf course
2
9,7 Excellent (181 reviews)
R1 068+
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: Fabulous and friendly hosts
Cons: Everything was great
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.
Cambalala Guest House - Knysna - Building
3
9,7 Excellent (94 reviews)
R2 144+
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.
The Alexander - Knysna - Bedroom
4
9,5 Excellent (248 reviews)
R2 436+
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.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: It was just amazing. The hosts were really polite and amazing. The facilities are top notch and the view is just something you can't miss. Highly recommended for your stay in Knysna, but do leave some time of the day to enjoy the property.
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: Breakfasts were excellent especially the eggs Alexander. Honestly bar a great idea. Staff very friendly . Loved the music in the rooms. View from room and pool amazing.
Cons: Shower / bath water not very hot. Not to keen on the incense burning.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely wonderful accommodation- staff were lovely, owners were so accommodating and helpful, and the property itself is magnificent- can’t wait for an excuse to return
Cons: The weather!
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
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Heated floors not only in the bathroom but also bedroom were an unexpected bonus! Lovely and thoughtful amenities, such as Nespresso machine with milk frother! Breakfast was delicious! Fantastic views of the lagoon. Even had a scenic beach within an short walk of the hotel.
Cons: Hot water was a little temperamental. It is turned off during the day, so if you are planning on a shower after breakfast, just let them know to keep it on for you. Even so, I usually had only lukewarm water for the sinks.
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
9,6 Excellent
Pros: excellent service and wonderful breakfast
Amanzi Island Lodge - Knysna - Building
5
9,4 Excellent (806 reviews)
R2 271+
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 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: Absolutely love this place. The location is amazing, make sure you have a lagoon facing room. Staff is friendly and extremely helpful. They have bikes and kayaks for hues use. It’s my second time staying there, and I will definitely be back.
Cons: Nothing.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful_amazing people!!!! They give you tips and info on what to do around the area..Thanks to the guy who also said I should pass by Victoria Bay on my way to George :) I loved it , I would have missed it otherwise! Location is excellent_ close to Heads View point and the Waterfront. Beautiful surroundings and scenery to take in_ perfect for a morning walk or a good jog.Peaceful and tranquil_ you just feel one with nature!The room was just perfect for me!Lovely ,Clean, neat, and just beautiful..and the amazing view of the lagoon of course!
Cons: The phone in the room to call reception was not working, it would have been lovely if it were as sometimes you just want to call the bar for a night cap :)
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was amazing and the location was breathtaking. Beautiful views
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff. Food superb and breakfast’s very good. Beautiful location.
Cons: Everything OK.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Great location and helpful staff. Nice lounge area and good outside seating. Breakfast was very good. Had dinner on the first evening, just o.k. Would definitely not recommend staying in the lower level room, but the other rooms looked lovely. Surprised staff didn’t offer to move us after the problems on the first evening , even though they had vacant rooms on our second and third night !
Cons: Room was on lower ground level and smelt very musty and damp. Windows were dripping with condensation in the morning. Arrived when it was raining and had rain leaking through the ceiling.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Location Great breakfast Friendly staff Free bikes
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, from the friendly helpful staff to the beautiful rooms and beautiful location. Will most definitely book here again.
Cons: There wasnt anything not to like. It was an absolutely lovely experience.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everthing was Perfect
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The place was really nice and the staff truly superb. From the moment we arrived Miriam made sure we were made to feel at home. The breakfast on the terrace was delicious an overall amazing experience!
Cons: The simple fact that our stay was tooo shoort!!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great place for a weekend getaway!
Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa - Knysna - Building
6
9,4 Excellent (796 reviews)
R1 569+
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.
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Great location friendly staff and great breakfast.
Cons: all was great
9,5 Excellent
Pros: Rooms great, breakfast good, golf course excellent, friendly staff
Cons: there is some general maintanece needed, painting, cleanliness etc of the rooms, Wife disappointed that spa no longer using africology products,
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Location
Cons: Tv
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Our whole experience at the hotel was bliss. It has really set a standard of excellence that needs to be upheld when going on holiday or just a short breakaway. My family loved every minute of our stay. The views was breathtaking, and it is surrounding the property with panoramic views. The outdoor swimming pool area was beautiful and inviting. We couldn't get enough of the indoor heated pool It was just majestic. The staff was the best, they are the heart of the hotel and I pray a special blessing over them as they served me and my fam with excellence. May God Himself serve them and their families.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about Simola was superb. The staff were amazing, the food was awesome, the accomodation was stunning and the location was just the best.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful setting
Cons: Room didn’t feel that clean, especially the carpets and outside patio area
7,5 Good
Pros: Breakfast was amazing! Breathtaking views.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: the river activity is an amazing activity to experience lots to do to keep the whole family busy. the views are superb , beds comfy . outside braai area is lovely to have if not feeling to go out or to enjoy a nice view of the sunset . staff always willing to help out
Cons: breakfast inconsistent. outdated furniture . basic items missing from rooms .
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, location, the property, staff, food. I am coming back with friends to this place
Cons: Nothing
Brenton on Sea Cottages - Knysna - Building
7
9,4 Excellent (427 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: I liked the location and view, perfect place for family
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful and scenic
Cons: Nothing didn’t like
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Value for money Location Cleanliness Service
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Reception was friendly and fast. Beautiful and save place and amazing views of the oceaan. A dream to stay in this nice and clean and modern place.
Cons: Noise made by a group of kiddies swimming and playing cricket around the swimming pool area where we stayed. This lasted for about 3 hours. Also noisy when new guests arrived late at night.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Location and facilities of the room was excellent.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Very enjoyable stay accommodation was excellent. Will definitely come back.
Cons: Perfect
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!
Knysna Hollow Country Estate - Knysna - Building
8
9,4 Excellent (190 reviews)
R1 793+
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: The absolutely beautiful gardens. Gorgeous room and a very tranquil and soothing environment in which to relax.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: By far the best. And the hospitality is exceptional.
Cons: Nothing!
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast and restaurant excellent. Staff exceptional.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Brand new, luxurious and spacious place. Really nicely decorated, good restaurant. Loved our stay.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing Staff, Beautifully furnished, Amazing decor, Great food, I would go back again and again! Cheryl was an amazing host.
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
South Villa Guesthouse - Knysna - Building
9
9,4 Excellent (183 reviews)
R1 345+
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, express check-out, and luggage storage. 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.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing view on the lagoon Super breakfast Fantastic hosts Peaceful place
Cons: Nothing
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
Brenton Beach House - Knysna - Building
10
9,4 Excellent (167 reviews)
R1 405+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Brenton Beach House in Knysna, you'll be near the beach and within a 5-minute drive of Brenton Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Location amazing Relaxed atmosphere Only guests for our two day stay Restaurant walking distance away Sea view
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Location was lovely set in beautiful grounds and rooms were beautifully decorated.
Cons: Hard to find anything
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything in Brenton’s Beach House is so lovely! The host is very nice André takes care of his guests.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. I mean, Derrick is great, making you feeling welcome and at ease since the very first step into his accommodation. The place is wonderful, the rooms are cosy, with a wonderful French touch. The breakfast is delicious, not to mention Derrick’s omelettes...
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality of the staff assisting us with a slightly earlier booking time AND the kind help and assistance with fridge facilities for our meat. The decoration of the room get a 10 our of 10!!
Cons: The noise when the other guests arrived for breakfast in the morning. BUT WE FULLY UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION AND LIKE YOU NOT TO SEE THIS AS A COMPLAINT.
5,4 Okay
Cons: The beds were uncomfortable, the two next to each other had little cushion in the top layer, I am not a fan of coil spring beds. The third bed collapsed in the middle causing a it to be uncomfortable. We were a party of three adults with only cutlery and crockery for two people.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent host in a beautiful location. We would definitely go back!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Brilliant location near the most beautiful beach we have ever been to and a short drive to Knysna. Derrick was a wonderful host, giving us great tips on what to see/do as well as cooking a top breakfast. Room was big, bright and beautiful! Plus private entrance which was handy.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent place to stay, great location, warm welcome, lovely house.
Cons: Nothing.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Our host Derrick is a wonderful person who does not only make a Perfect breakfast
Cons: Very relaxed atmosphere and Perfect service
Orange Inn Knysna - Knysna - Bedroom
11
9,4 Excellent (166 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Orange Inn Knysna in Knysna, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 15-minute walk of Garden Route National Park and Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great
Cons: Nothing
9,6 Excellent
Pros: This is quite an amazing place and for the price - an astonishing bargain.
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast Large room with large bathroom
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Bathroom
Cons: No comment
9,6 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was fantastic and the location was great and easy to find.
Cons: We have no negatives as we enjoyed everything.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are clean and stylish
Cons: Only the weather was rainy and cold but alas it is called the town of all seasons
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Really lovely, clean and good location. Staff are friendly and breakfast was excellent.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Nice room, good breakfast, very friendly staff.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The staff the rooms were clean
Cons: Everything was perfect
Villa Afrikana Guest Suites - Knysna - Building
12
9,4 Excellent (165 reviews)
R2 899+
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.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: From the welcome smile of the staff to the farewell wave to us nothing was too much trouble! Couldn’t fault it ! Thank you for a wonderful stay !!
Cons: Only point of improvement- more could be done on minimising plastic water bottles
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: Great staff, comfortable & well equipped room with a superb view.
Cons: Nothing to dislike
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic room and view. 6 star accommodation. Staff could not have done more for us
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: 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.
Panorama Lodge - Knysna - Bedroom
13
9,4 Excellent (118 reviews)
R1 061+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Panorama Lodge in Knysna, you'll be by the ocean, within a 5-minute drive of Knysna Golf Club and Garden Route National Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The view was great. Electric blankets for winter. Friendly hosts.
Cons: Amazing people and an amazing view. Book and enjoy.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful view, very private The owners were not there but the couple who were in charge where very guest friendly and super informative. Very nice couple.
Cons: Nothing to complain about
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Amazing view. Beautiful rooms. Extremely hospitable people. Overall just an stunning place to stay
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The whole experience felt like staying with good friends! The family that runs the lodge was so welcoming and they provided us with lots of information that we couldn‘t have found in any travel book. Our room was nice and they had thought about everything. Of course it was also pretty neat that we could speak German with them, since they lived in Germany for quite some time. But their friendliness was universal, I think!
Cons: That we didn‘t stay for two nights or even longer!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: I like that it was pleasant and private
Cons: I didn't like that we had to checkout so early
9,6 Excellent
Pros: The room and lounge were amazing and the kitchen had everything you needed to make it comfy. Everything was well thought out and well placed and the electric blankets just made the beds extra comfy.
Cons: Two single beds pushed together unfortunately doesn't make a very comfy double bed, hahaha. It was nice but could've been better.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: I liked the staff and the lodges and the view !! Great holiday
Cons: Got what I expected !! Great value for money
8,8 Excellent
Pros: the lodge with nice balcony and colorful decorations, fine satellite TV, excellent BBQ facilities, and daily cleaning; nice pool with comfortable chairs and parasols; the hosts were helpful and informative
Cons: WiFi was slow
8,3 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were very friendly, accommodating and inviting
Cons: Nothing - my expectations were met. While my stay was very short
9,2 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were super friendly and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrrived.
Blue Oyster - Knysna - Building
14
9,4 Excellent (114 reviews)
R1 255+
Overview Reviews
A stay at Blue Oyster places you in the heart of Knysna, within a 5-minute drive of Knysna Elephant Park and Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: The location is oustanding, it's if you are in paradise.
Cons: Nothinig
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic B&B. Judith and her staff were great hosts and our room (Mykonos) was huge and very well appointed. The location at the top of the hill affords spectacular views over the lagoon. We also particularly enjoyed the pool area at the back of the property, as well as the delicious breakfast, served with a smile!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Location and view, size of room and bathroom, friendly helpful staff, great breakfast.
Cons: Nothing, they are very professional.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about Blue Oyster is a 5 star standard, great rooms very large with everything you could wish for. Judith is an absolute sweetheart ... she recommends and books the most amazing food experiences. Breakfast is amazing, views are fantastic, its quiet but 3 minutes drive from Jetty with restaurant and shopping. The perfect place to stay I would not recommend anywhere else. Judith goes above and beyond for her visitors and am pretty sure she would do anything if asked.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: The property is literally at the top of a hill looking over Knysna bay with stupendous views. Directions look a little daunting but once found, easy enough, you will need a car and we found no problem with parking availability. The walk down to town takes twenty minutes, back up probably only for the energetic really but there is a reliable taxi service (called Bennytours!) which charges reasonable rates. Owner Judith very friendly and chatty and could not do enough for us. Breakfast excellent. Pool small but sufficient to cool off after roasting on the sundeck. A great laundry service offered at nominal cost. Overall an excellent stay.
Cons: We had booked out three rooms, I had the smallest which was okay but would have been better with air conditioning, I will be booking one of the bigger rooms next year Judith!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location with sweeping views of the bay and a very spacious room. The host was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Every restaurant recommend was truly worth the visit
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely big room and bathroom, very clean, fabulous views over Knysna Lagoon and Judith was very welcoming and helpful. The pool and courtyard area were very quiet, well planned, sunny with tropical shrubs.
Cons: Nothing.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, great views and excellent breakfast.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The host is really nice and caring, the breakfast is homemade and very nice and the view is spectacular!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the whole experience in this lovely BB! We were welcomed very friendly and i was quite surprised how beautiful the bedrooms actually were! The breakfast was also very good! I would recommend to stay there.
Hamilton Manor - Knysna
15
9,3 Excellent (191 reviews)
R1 360+
Overview
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. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
Villa Paradisa Guest House - Knysna - Building
16
9,4 Excellent (101 reviews)
R2 884+
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. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and 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.

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Azure House - Knysna - Building
1
9,3 Excellent (467 reviews)
R1 479+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Azure House in Knysna (Paradise), you'll be steps from Knysna Elephant Park and 11 minutes by foot from Knysna Lagoon. Free self parking is available onsite.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: It was actually more beautifull , with a more stunning view , than the pictures on the website! Will recommend this place to anyone! And every small detail been taken care and as a woman i say a big thank you!, wendy , our hostess friendly and a great help! And your breakfast being served in your room what a great find this guesthouse was!
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing view of Knysna from the living area!
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very friendly and Wendy is on hand to help with any travel or activities advice needed. Breakfast is delicious and served to your room. The rooms are gorgeously decorated with lots of space. They have balcony overlooking the harbour which is lovely to wake up to!
Cons: In the evenings you need to drive to the restaurants, it isn't far but is a shame if you wanted to have a drink. Uber doesn't operate in the area but perhaps you can get a taxi, we didn't try.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great Location overlooking the knysna lagoon and view of the heads, close to the waterfront and restaurants
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Stayed for 3 nights whilst we explored the area. location great, short walk to the waterfront. everything was excellent, beautiful views from the balcony. breakfast was spot on, and being served in your room or on your balcony was a lovely touch :) Wendy couldn’t be more kind and helpful. Thank you so much if we’re ever back in the area this will be our first choice to stay :)
Cons: Nothing - everything was perfect
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great and so was the view! Would definitely stay over again.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable accommodation on the great place with nice garden and view on the bay. Very helpful and pleasant owner and good staf.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great view
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: very friendly and helpful, amazing views, delicious breakfast, big rooms great place to stay!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: the staff was very welcoming, its clean and the views are breath taking.
St James of Knysna - Knysna - Building
2
9,1 Excellent (168 reviews)
R2 630+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at St James of Knysna in Knysna, you'll be on a lake, just steps from Knysna Lagoon and a 3-minute drive from Knysna Quays. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: So close to the main road, But nice view infront of it.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel was perfect. Beautiful buildings and a stunning outlook over the lagoon. Our suite was fantastic, very spacious with a nice balcony. The bed was comfortable. Breakfasts were great with a good choice of food. The staff were excellent and tried everything to contact us when my husband left his house keys in the room on our departure. Luckily we weren't too far away to come back and get them. The gardens were lovely. It's a short way from Kynsna but taxis are easily available. We loved the hotel and hope to come back again sometime.
Cons: Nothing, we were sad to leave.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Spacious well equipped rooms. Super comfortable beds. Truly lovely staff for whom nothing was too much trouble. Eggs benedict for breakfast was the best in a long while. Spectacular peaceful location.
Cons: WiFi in the room very shaky. But why would you come to a hotel like this if you need the distraction of WiFi?
8,8 Excellent
Pros: They were renovating at the time so the restaurant and lounge was a little makeshift. The location is beautiful but a little further out of town than I had realised.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful garden, spacious room and comfort. Friendly hotel staff! Breakfast was nice.
Cons: The food menu is very basic with only few snacks / toasts. The pool within the room complexes was not very clean and the surrounding could have some more decoration for comfortness and feel good character. The hotel area is nice but there is nothing to do by walking, no restaurants. The TV quality is bad, the picture is not very good. The chairs in the garden are often full of bird-poo so you cant sit at the waterfront.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The view of the lagoon and the visible Knysna Heads.
Cons: The picnic basket was over priced (R525), considering that the boat cruise was said to be complimentary. It's more like we were paying for the boat cruise and getting the basket as part of the cruise.
4,2 Okay
Cons: The hotel is not a 5 star hotel.Poor maintenance indicates poor management. The hotel offers No dining availability. Dining in the town requires taxis to and from. Noisy room with the highway N2 just outside the rooms and pool area.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Staff great, room superb, good breakfast and great view of lagoon from balcony
Cons: WiFi unstable, they are renovating so some noise from this, also apart from breakfast restaurant doesn’t function
4,2 Okay
Cons: Facilities are poor. Management is unresponsive. It took almost 20 hours to address basic problems such as no TV. Other problems (e.g. poor plumbing) are long-term and structural. Most of all management is disinterested.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: The staff here were absolutely amazing, we had an issue due to sickness and they went above and beyond. The house itself is a little out of Knysna, however there is ample parking (you need a car anyway in that area), the rooms are amazing - we had the Lady Anne Suite - worth the extra money, with a large bedroomm, lounge and bathroom. The photos don't it justice and it exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend! There is no evening meal service, but plenty of restuarants around the waterfront (cheap in an Uber or you can drive and plenty of parking), the breakfast that is included is lovely, a cold buffet and a hot a la carte, with great options.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays - Knysna - Building
3
8,5 Excellent (1 343 reviews)
R1 868+
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.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Hotel was great close to everything, room was comfortable with a great view of the boats in the harbor. The rate per night is very affordable and the fact that the breakfast is included just adds to the overall value for money.
Cons: The fact that the parking is very tight, you almost have to do a three point turn to get into the bay which are rather small themselves making it extremely difficult getting in and out of ones car especially for the larger SUV type vehicle. This parking is also not free ? something you rarely find in South Africa. The barman at the inside bar though he was doing us a favour by serving us as we were disturbing his SABC 2 Soapy that he was watching. Cleaning staff also started vacuuming the lobby as soon as we sat down for breakfast.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was friendly
Cons: Breakfast is supposed to be ready by 06:30am. When you arrive at breakfast about nothing is packed out on the table. Staff not visible where they fry eggs etc. Staff still seems asleep st 06:30am. Staff then frantically running around to get dishes on the table. This should have happened before 07:30am. It was a bit irritating. Or rather move breakfast to 07:00am.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Location great
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Proximity to Waterfront
Cons: Nothing !
5,4 Okay
Pros: Position
Cons: Everything
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing staff perfect location on the harbour and plenty of food choices around
Cons: Nothing
8,3 Excellent
Pros: -i had a breakfast pack. the sandwich wasnt great but the rest was okay
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The location is very good being close to the waterfront. No problem parking at the hotel. The breakfast is really good, there has to be something for everybody. Had a great room overlooking the harbour for which we paid a little more.
Cons: Nothing
The Russel Hotel - Knysna - Building
4
7,9 Good (220 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Knysna, The Russel Hotel is by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Pledge Nature Reserve and Garden Route National Park. Featured amenities include laundry facilities and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Neat quiet friendly
Cons: Satisfied nothing to mention
6,3 Good
Pros: Close to town and convenient. Staff are amazing and helpful
Cons: The rooms are dated and the carpets must go. Bathroom and room should be cleaned better. Ok for a single nights stay
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed for one night whilst passing through along the garden route. The rooms were booked at the last minute and yet the staff couldn't have been more helpful, they offered us a choice of rooms and were on call for any additional items needed or questions we had. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were spacious and spotless. The breakfast was amazing, with a large variety of juices, cereals, fruit and a cooked breakfast!!! The hotel was a short walk to the waterfront where we went for dinner. We loved everything about our stay at the Russel Hotel, thank you!
Cons: There was absolutely nothing we can say to fault this hotel.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very nice and professional. They took care of my kids when i went for a race.
7,5 Good
Pros: Great hospitality
Cons: Rather small bathroom
6,7 Good
Pros: Breakfast was good. Location was central although I did not expect the apartments to border the road front
Cons: Apartment. Staircase was too steep although staff were very accommodating to move us.
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Good price central location
Cons: No soap in bathroom, only one small bottle of shampoo to use as soap for 2 bed apartment Entrance is on the side of the building which does not make a good first impression. Left at 5am and the was no one to give the key to.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: breakfast is very good。
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Neat and clean. Breakfast was good - variety of options
7,9 Good
Pros: Its a great 3 star hotel, tidy and clean, staff are friendly and good value for money.
Cons: The hotel just needs some TLC but it is after all a 3 star hotel