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Double Dutch B & B - Knysna - Building
1
9,8 Excellent (160 reviews)
R1 786+
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
9,3 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 (196 reviews)
R1 091+
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: Very friendly host, good dinner recommendations by the host, excellent breakfast, nice view of the lagoon
Cons: Nothing
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: All of it was very spotlessly clean amazing accommodation hosts 10 out of 10 Stay here
Cons: Everything was amazing
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.
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.
9,5 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
3
9,6 Excellent (259 reviews)
R2 488+
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.
9,3 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: I was created by staff and the owner himself, and they were all very very sweet. My hole stay they made sure I had everything I need. It was just an amazing place. I would def go back there anytime
Cons: Everything was more then perfect
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
8,0 Excellent
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: 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.
Cambalala Guest House - Knysna - Building
4
9,7 Excellent (100 reviews)
R2 191+
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.
9,5 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!
8,0 Excellent
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.
9,3 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.
9,3 Excellent
Pros: excellent breeakfast, good atmosphare, outstanding view, good architecture, warm feeling,
Cons: less responsibilty by staff, if something occure.
Amanzi Island Lodge - Knysna - Building
5
9,4 Excellent (802 reviews)
R2 320+
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: Amazing views Excellent breakfast Excellent staff
Cons: Nothing
9,3 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was excellent! Room was lovely except we didn’t have hot water. Solar geyser. Not appropriate for winter. We had to move to another room which wasn’t as nice as original room.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was great with great views of the lagoon. Love the location! Decor beautiful and very comfortable rooms.
Cons: Would have loved the option of a bath.
9,3 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great and the staff were very friendly and helpful
Cons: Bicycle racks were left on front lawn in the dark causing my partner to trip over them. Could have been serious. All else was great
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: What a lovely place to stay. Amazing views, super friendly staff, spotless accommodation with attention to detail. Will definitely be back.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Location and view was phenomenal! Excellent meals and very helpful staff. Highly recommend Amanzi Island Lodge - wish we could have stayed longer!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Location was lovely. Great view of the heads
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely clean rooms. Good food available as well and shuttle service to town.
9,3 Excellent
Pros: Everything, friendly and helpful staff Shared area and Kitchen with esspresso machine and afternoon Cake on the house. The View is amazing and the room itself. Lovely garden
Cons: Wifi connection was poor The water was not clear, it was yellowish, but as I have been told, it is like this every where in Knysna.
Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa - Knysna - Building
6
9,4 Excellent (604 reviews)
R1 603+
Overview Reviews
Located in Knysna, Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa is within a 15-minute drive of Simola Golf Course and Knysna Quays. 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: location staff and overall the room was very special
Cons: no ashtray on the outside table
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Good but the layout could be improved.
Cons: Underfloor heating not working. Toilet seats very low.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very helpful. Rooms very big. Amazing views out over the Knysna Lagoon. Found it to be child friendly as well. If you are into golf, then an Arnald Palmer course awaits you.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast and location top class. The fresh fruit was not ripe and should rather not have been presented. Unfortunately this ground floor back unit did not have a view which was a disappointment. Make sure to ask for a lagoon/see facing unit.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything The view, food, clean, staff etc
Cons: None
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great rooms even for families. Warm welcome as always. Breakfast very good and wide variety to choose from. Staff even cracked a very good joke with my husband, the morning at breakfast. Had a good laugh
Cons: Can't think of any negative review, could just maybe do check in a little bit earlier, 16:00 a bit on the late side.
7,5 Good
Pros: View neatness
9,5 Excellent
Pros: FELT LIKE HOME IN LUXURY.
7,5 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: Carpet and tv system very old
Villa Afrikana Guest Suites - Knysna - Building
7
9,5 Excellent (159 reviews)
R2 961+
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.
9,5 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
8
9,4 Excellent (358 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: The comfort, the support and also attending to our request.
Cons: There is no door on the upstairs room.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything as shown on the site
Cons: There is no door on the upstairs room
9,5 Excellent
Pros: The location is excellent, and the units are very comfortable with great facilities.
7,5 Good
Pros: Nice and new , modern fittings , nice features like under floor heating , everything we needed in the kitchen , beds comfy and clean , units cleaned every day , towels nice and soft
Cons: Parking too far from the unit , we were given the wrong key and had half unpacked when were called and told we were in another unit so had to collect all our things and relocate , new unit didn’t have the same sea view that the first unit had and and we had booked a sea view , could still see the sea from the new unit though but it wasn’t sea viewing .We had friends who lived in Brenton come visit us which prompted a call from reception asking to confirm how many people were staying and if we wanted another chalet - all very nice but undertone was that we were trying to sleep more people in the unit than what we booked for ... our friends left and next thing there is a knock on the lounge window from receptionist asking if everything was alright with the unit but felt more like we were being checked up to make sure we didn’t have extra people staying over .... after the initial mess up with the wrong keys this put even more of a bad taste in our mouth... also the pantry in the kitchen stank so bad ... like something had rotted in there and that was unpleasant every time we opened the door . Otherwise nice place to stay for a family
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Views , location and cabins
Cons: Only the strictly no tolerance rules
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly service, beautiful area, clean and comfortable.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Had a great stay . The cottages were very nice and clean . Excellent location . Could see the sea right from our window . The property exceeded our expectations. Got the property for a great deal ! Thanks booking.com. Would love to visit this place and spend a few more nights again in future.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent value for money, nice place to stay They should change the photos, the place is better from what the photos show
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The place was amazing, the view the area.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Like Every single thing Clean Location view Comfortable Facilities Staff 10 out of 10
Cons: Nothing
Blue Oyster - Knysna - Building
9
9,5 Excellent (109 reviews)
R1 282+
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.
9,3 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: 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.
9,3 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: highly recommend as a frequent traveller this is really a excellent place to stay . Location friendly staff Judith the host was first class.
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.
South Villa Guesthouse - Knysna - Building
10
9,4 Excellent (198 reviews)
R1 374+
Overview
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.
Hamilton Manor - Knysna - Building
11
9,4 Excellent (180 reviews)
R1 389+
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.
9,5 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were extra hospital and the great view was exactly as the photographs!
Cons: If we'd wanted to stay longer and use the kitchen much, some better / sharper knives would have been appreciated!
8,0 Excellent
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views, clean room, comfy beds and warm welcome. Loved our stay and would recomend!
Cons: -
8,3 Excellent
Pros: View and location
Cons: Some stains
8,3 Excellent
Pros: The view and welcome was amazing. Room was very clean and comfortable and we wanted for nothing.
Cons: Just a suggestion, perhaps a personal preference we prefer a duvet to sheets and blankets. Easier to pull back over when they are stolen.
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.
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.
Brenton Beach House - Knysna - Building
12
9,4 Excellent (166 reviews)
R1 435+
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.
9,3 Excellent
Pros: Location amazing Relaxed atmosphere Only guests for our two day stay Restaurant walking distance away Sea view
9,5 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.
5,5 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.
9,5 Excellent
Pros: Excellent place to stay, great location, warm welcome, lovely house.
Cons: Nothing.
9,5 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
13
9,4 Excellent (160 reviews)
R1 008+
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, top class accommodation
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Self catering meant washing and drying facilities available
Cons: Sofa bed was not too comfortable (for room that sleeps 4)
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The welcome was warm, the room spacious and garden area delightful.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The host was wonderful! She really made us feel welcome and was extremely personable! I really appreciated all the help she gave us with our future travels.
Cons: Nothing! It was all great!
9,3 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff.
9,3 Excellent
Pros: Breakfasts were outstanding.Good value for money
9,3 Excellent
Pros: Value for money
Cons: Shower was little damp.
9,5 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast menu The bathroom facilities -great towels and toiletries Charlotte was very knowledgable about the local area and very helpful and so funny Cheerful friendly staff especially in the kitchen
Cons: Had power cuts x 3 times Waterproof covers on single beds
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The staff location breakfast and facilities. Excellent.
9,3 Excellent
Pros: The whole experience was exceptional, room, bathroom breakfast and lounge were pristine, plus the staff provide as much or as little assistance as you required,. I could not fault it.
Cons: I have nothing that would be worthy of comment
Knysna Hollow Country Estate - Knysna - Building
14
9,4 Excellent (157 reviews)
R1 832+
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: We had a great stay at the Knysna Hollow - super location, settings and comfortable rooms. We enjoyed walking around the gardens and also the great food at the restaurant. The staff were excellent and helpful too. Highly recommended!
Cons: The wireless internet was patchy in our room.
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
8,0 Excellent
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
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great spacious rooms with great coffee. Very comfortable stay , you will surely see us again ! friendly effortless reception and all round great service !
Villa Castollini - Knysna
15
9,4 Excellent (84 reviews)
R1 603+
Overview Reviews
Located in Knysna, Villa Castollini is by the ocean, within a 5-minute walk of Knysna Lagoon and Garden Route National Park. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Planning an event in Knysna? This guesthouse has facilities measuring 1615 square feet (150 square meters), including a conference center. Free self parking is available onsite.
9,5 Excellent
Pros: The view is superb, as are the staff. Breakfast was fantastic and my room was upgraded free of charge. There is a bar on site that works on the honesty system and is well stocked. The area is quiet and there is safe undercover parking.
Cons: There are no restaurants within easy walking distance and Knysna town is on the other side of the lagoon, so you definitely need transportation.
10,0 Excellent
Cons: View & hospitality
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The view was amazing! Great breakfast and only 15 min drive to Knysna. The staff was super friendly!
Cons: Hair dryer is a little weak. They could modernize the rooms a bit.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing accommodation overlooking the Knysna lagoon. The setting and property is taken like out of a movie set. Yet it’s very personal and the fantastic staff and owners make you feel very welcomed. Perfect room with a luxurious bed. And the breakfast was yummy:) thank you for everything!
Cons: Loved all about it!
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Property and location was good
Cons: the property has restricted check in upto 1800 and most of the indian traveller would arrive if they take connection after 1800 hrs only. manager called up and he was really rude while talking and extension of check in time.. we weren't aware otherwise would have not booked the same. Also booking.com should highlight the check in time properly and should mention that after 1800 hr check in would not be allowed..
9,5 Excellent
Pros: The staff
Cons: Mattress uncomfortable
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing, all was good
8,8 Excellent
Pros: The staff were incredible. Werner really adds something special to the experience with his warm and inviting personality. Breakfast was delicious. Loved the place :)
9,3 Excellent
Pros: "Welcome to paradise" was the first words we heard when we arrived. The entire Villa and it's location is exceptional and the people are super nice. Upon arrival the Team arranged a restaurant for us nearby which as very kind. The people we met were very friendly and we'd love to stay again here in the future.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff. Excellent welcome. Very accommodating. Warm and welcoming. Best views. Luxurious.
Augusta Bay - Knysna - Building
16
9,2 Excellent (322 reviews)
R2 046+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Augusta Bay in Knysna, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 5-minute drive of Eastern Head View Point and Leisure Isle. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The guest house is very well located in Knysna overlooking the lagoon. The room was spacious, the beds comfortable and the hosts very welcoming. The breakfast was stellar.
Cons: Nothing, we liked everything
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The warm welcome, the superb view, the large and confortable room and bathroom, the great breakfast and the 5 star hospitality of Paddy and Antje.
Cons: Nothing all perfect
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice place Large room, Great barh The view is amazing
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great, we got to choose between a continental and an English breakfast. The room was great ... one could dance in the room. The bathroom was great too. The restaurant in the neighborhood was once where all the locals go to. The personal involvement of the staff, specially Paddy was absolutely great. The view from the room on this "lake" is simply absolutely great ! The sunset from the room is unforgettable .
Cons: Nothing, would book this lodge again !
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The location and the view.
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome breakfast, amazing views!
6,8 Good
Pros: View of the bay
Cons: Decor in need of updating
6,8 Good
Pros: The location is good. The breakfast is excellent. The manager on duty is very friendly and the chef cooked very quality breakfast.
Cons: We were not told the water pipe was being serviced until we see both the hot water and cold water are all yellow. We have to request the drinking water from the management. After we drained the yellow water, there is no hot water at all so we even couldn't take the shower. The management should let us know when we checked in and be prepared for this.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We liked everything, we had a knysna forest marathon to run in the morning and we were prepared an amazing breakfast pack.

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Villa Paradisa Guest House - Knysna
1
9,5 Excellent (98 reviews)
R2 946+
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: 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
9,3 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: A wonderful villa, in a position with a stunning view. The hosts were incredible, Martin prepares the breakfast himself, don't miss the opportunity to have a barbecue there.
Cons: -
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.
Azure House - Knysna
2
9,2 Excellent (489 reviews)
R1 511+
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.
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!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Brilliant view of bay comfy bed lovely owner Great breakfast
Cons: All good
9,5 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: The view over the Knysna Lagoon. Breakfast on the terrace every morning with a 180 degree view of beautiful Knysna. Wendy, the manager's special attention to detail and making it an unforgettable honeymoon experience.
9,5 Excellent
Pros: Our room was cosy, warm, inviting and clean. It had all the needed amenities and good quality toiletries. The staff were friendly and accommodating. A delicious breakfast was serviced overlooking a stunning view.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: All beter than expected and friendly welcome
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We absolutely loved our stay! Even better that what the pictures shown online - the space is clean, fresh, open, comfortable with an incredible view of the lake. Wonderful porch where you can sit and enjoy the view eating breakfast or simply have a coffee! Beds were great, breakfast was such a feast. Supper crunchy croissants. They provide tea/coffee and milk in the room. The host was lovely. Very friendly, welcoming and efficient. Tucked away on the hill but quick and easy enough to hop into town if need be! Truly a special place!
9,3 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place with a stunning view. Wendy welcomed us warmly. Enjoyed our stay.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: the staff was very welcoming, its clean and the views are breath taking.
aha The Rex Hotel - Knysna
3
9,0 Excellent (946 reviews)
R1 954+
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice neat and close to everything
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The decor was amazing and the breakfast was the best . Thank you so much we enjoyed our stay . The rooms were clean and comfortable.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great Breakfast.
Cons: Pillows are abit to soft, but that's my opinion.
5,8 Okay
Pros: Hotel in general in a modern style. Clean rooms. Staff of the breakfast, room service and parking area very friendly.
Cons: Staff of the reception and the management is not customer orientated. If you have an issue you are lost. Promised facilities like pool and restaurant were closed. The price was not reduced accordingly. It was not indicated in the booking information. Questions to the management ( three times) are not answered. In the same street is an other Hotel in the same category. This seems to be the better option. It was our first and last stay in the Rex hotel.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome gorgeous please. What a location loved it. 2 mins walk to waterfront
Cons: The staff Alex and the friendliness The location and amenities
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Comfy bed. Friendly staff, who go out of their way to make you happy
Cons: Would of liked a balcony as advertised
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Room and breakfast
Cons: Nothing
9,3 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, right in the town. However, the "aha" represents the reaction to finding it! Not really any signs and it's part of a plaza in a small modern retail space. Very comfortable and a short walk to waterfront in a pretty town. Lots of great seafood restaurants and terraces, pretty good shopping too.
Cons: Nothing.
9,3 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast selection and presentation excellent. Pleasant staff.
Cons: The room only had view on car park
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The room was perfect, food was excellent, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Great value for money
Cons: I could have stayed longer
Overmeer Guest House - Knysna
4
8,6 Excellent (565 reviews)
R1 130+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Overmeer Guest House in Knysna (Paradise), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Knysna Elephant Park and Garden Route National Park. Free self parking is available onsite.
7,0 Good
Pros: A fantastic View. A very spacious room. Fairly secure Onsite Parking. The Breakfast was good.
Cons: Not so easy to find the address, but with a GPS it was not a problem. The scatter cushions on the bed smelt stale and in need of a wash.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: everything
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great was happy the place
Cons: Yu could improve the internet and DStv channels limited and not clear but otherwise stay was great our thanks to all the staff that made our stay great especially megan
7,5 Good
Pros: Very spacious room. There was a large choice of breakfast.
Cons: On our day of departure, we asked if we could leave one hour later, but this wasn't possible. There was not a lot of flexibility in terms of check-in or check-out times. The house is a bit far from the center of Knysna, but if you have a car there is no problem.
5,8 Okay
Pros: Location
Cons: Definitely not 4 star. Shower and toilets malfunctioned in two rooms. Cheap decor
8,0 Excellent
Pros: View of Knysna lagoon and breakfast very good
Cons: Pillows, no plates or knives and forks if you heat up a meal
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The mini bar selection in the rooms were a wonderful touch and the breakfast available was absolutely fantastic. Such a variety, so fresh and really delicious. Thank you
Cons: We had no hot water on the Sunday morning.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Clean, affordable, fantastic views.
Cons: Nothing that I did not like.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely staff, great room, not too expensive for a taxi into town. Nice view. Particularly enjoyed the omelette.
Cons: Nothing, everything was great.
9,5 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful view. Lots of space. Clean and neat