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  Average price (weeknight): R3 423
  Average price (weekend night): R2 176

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Double Dutch B & B - Knysna - Pool
1
9,8 Excellent (161 reviews)
R1 684+
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.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Very warm welcome by Kate & Nathalie, they were very helpful! Very spacious and clean room. Nice view from the breakfast room.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly owners and helpful
Cons: The pillows a bit soft!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing and exceeded my expectations. The welcome was wonderfully warm. We were greeted by the two ladies that run the B&B and they were amazing, offered us daily advice on activities with multiple options, super restaurant options and overall great hosts. We had great, tasty breakfasts, beautiful large rooms and views with coffee and treats, super clean and a large bathroom. Overall a fantastic holiday and accommodation and I will be coming back in the future.
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: We stayed in Knysna for 5 nights before Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed our trip, in large part to being based at this wonderful guesthouse (which was situated perfected in between nearby towns for numerous activities), and also because of the fantastic advice we received from both Kate and Nat. They provided invaluable advice on activities to do, food to eat etc, and even made phone calls for us to book activities and make restaurant reservations! They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at home. Breakfast was delicious everyday, and the location is convenient, close to the waterfront but located in a quiet residential area so it feels very safe.
Cons: Loved everything!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely location - check in was a breeze. Owner's are wonderful, very accommodating and genuinely concerned over your wellbeing and happiness during your stay. Highly recommend.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We love everything
Villa Afrikana Guest Suites - Knysna - Bedroom
2
9,7 Excellent (161 reviews)
R2 792+
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 13 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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The personal touches and the staff attentiveness was second to none... loved the complimentary tea and biscuits in the afternoon and the happy hour in the evening. Very beautiful spot
Cons: Was all brilliant would definitely recommend
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, possibly the best place we have ever stayed in, from quality of service to the rooms
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Our stay was nothing short of amazing! The hospitality, the views, the room was always super clean, the breakfast was excellent, the help with all the places to see and visit, and the personal touches from Bianca and Rossini were much appreciated! The team is very professional and friendly and goes the extra mile to make everything perfect each and every day! Thank you Bianca, Ross, Blossom, Lovemore, Jabulile, Ona and Bertha! We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back!
Cons: Nothing!!! Was sad when we had to leave after staying for 7 days! The place was amazing!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: This is an exceptional place to stay. Beautiful rooms with superb views. The staff could not be more accommodating Staying slightly out of town is not a problem as a short taxi ride is easily arranged. Wonderful breakfast.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Stunning accommodation with incredible views, the staff were excellent- Blossom & Lovemore really looked after us, making our stay very relaxing & comfortable. We would absolutely comeback & recommend staying here. Thank you!
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely property, amazing views and attentive staff. The owners are very welcoming and laid back.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Great experience at this beautiful boutique hotel from the moment we arrived to leaving. Breakfast was great in our room with lovely view of Knysna heads. Thanks to Blossom, Beauty and Lovemore for making our stay extremely special.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were exceptionally friendly providing the best of service.
Cons: nothing to dislike about this accommodation
Orange Inn Knysna - Knysna - Building
3
9,6 Excellent (213 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.
9,0 Excellent
Pros: the stay was perfect. the host was extremely friendly. enough space in the entire place. I would recommend upgrade of dstv package.
Cons: the only thing that was annoying was that we had to keep the doors and windows closed at all times as you would leave it open for 1 minute and you would have a bunch of flies(miggies) in the place.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were very comfortable, staff very friendly & helpful, breakfast amazing & the place is very clean. WiFi excellent. Stunning view from our room. Charlotte, the host at Orange Inn, is the reason why the place is so successful. She is very good at what she does
Cons: Nothing I can think of.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very kind and accommodating for our little 2-year toddler.
Cons: Nothing.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The service was outstanding! Charlotte and her team made our stay wonderful and helped with everything. From booking restaurants till washing clothes. Thanks a lot!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything since the very beginning. The Management of the accommodation especially Charlotte, tries to make you feel like home and gives you a lot of options to explore Knysna and the surroundings. Very clean, spacious and with a lot of amenities and varieties of accessories to make your stay even better. Located in a quiet neighborhood and less than 10 min by car from the Waterfront drive.
Cons: Nothing, I would definitely come back if I have the chance.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect, the welcome, the suite with a full size bath and shower - all in perfect condition, the location, the breakfasts and, above all, the charming staff. It was a pleasure staying there.
Cons: An anti-slip mat in the bath is necessary to aid one to get out.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Ambience, Clean
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cambalala Guest House - Knysna - Building
4
9,8 Excellent (78 reviews)
R2 065+
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.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast and wonderful view. Nice seating area to just chill
Cons: Not a real fan of open bathrooms, a door would have been nice
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!
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.
Waterfront Lodge - Knysna - Bedroom
5
9,6 Excellent (179 reviews)
R1 029+
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: grate place. nice hosts. exccelent brackfast and wonderful location in knysna.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Situation
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We loved staying here. The lady was really pleasant and helpful. She even gave us towels from her own for our kayak trip. Breakfast was delicious, very tasty fresh baked muffins and big variety. We definitely recommend coming here!
Cons: WLAN Connection was a bit slow and interrupted a couple of times but that’s not the most important thing while having a good time in South Africa
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Ideal, perfect infact, location in exquisite setting. Hosts Maryann and Gavin so helpful.
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Such a welcoming place! Marion and Gavin were super nice, offering touring options, helping with maps etc. Breakfast was great. Room was spacious. Their dog was such a cutie and gentle, barely seen.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Marion and Gavin are very helpful and friendly and treat you like their friends. Our bedroom (luxury suite) was huge, as was the balcony and the view was lovely. The location being a few minutes drive out of Knysna is very peaceful. Breakfast was delicious.
9,0 Excellent
Pros: perfect
Cons: some noise in the pipes came through the walls when water / toilets were flushed.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Marianne our hostess went out of her way to support our needs recommended places to visit and et out. we stayed one night only but sure we would have benefitted if stayed more. outstanding breakfast
Cons: poor internet connection ,
Blue Oyster - Knysna - Pool
6
9,6 Excellent (106 reviews)
R1 209+
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The view is amazing and Judith was very friendly and helpfull. Best stay ever!!!
8,8 Excellent
Pros: The location is oustanding, it's if you are in paradise.
Cons: Nothinig
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the bed and the room setup. Judith was so accommodating on every front...it was total bliss.
Cons: Everything was perfect
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing during our stay. Breakfast, staff, location, amenities, etc! I highly recommend this place.
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
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: Amazing view and nice location
Cons: Very cosy. The hostess is very helpful, hospitable and makes you feel at home.
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.
Amanzi Island Lodge - Knysna - Building
7
9,4 Excellent (844 reviews)
R2 187+
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: Brad did an excellent job hosting us and seeking out all the animals on the reserve. His knowledge of the animals and plants was amazing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic place with fabulous view. Staff really nice and helpful. A amazing place that should be on your bucket list.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Suite was amazing, bed very comfortable, view and location is great, a place to relax.
Cons: Food was good but not exceptional.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Location, quality of staff, my car washed in the morning, access to kayaks and free transfer to local restaurants.
Cons: Unfortunately the air con in our suite room was broken on the night we were there which made for an uncomfortable sleep. These things happen and the on duty manager was helpful.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Dolphin suite was beautiful with a balcony and wonderful views across the lagoon. Food quality excellent at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Service from every member of the team exceptional. Idyllic, restful and beautiful place to stay.
Cons: I didn’t stay longer!
9,6 Excellent
Pros: The location is amazing looking down into the lagoon and we could get access to kayaks for free so we kayaked across to a private beach in the morning
Cons: Nothing
9,6 Excellent
Pros: The location on the lagoon was excellent and the facilities of the accommodation (free kayaks, bikes etc) were ideal. The staff, particularly Fortune, were so friendly and helpful. We loved it!
Cons: Nothing really
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Nice place with nice rooms and very friendly and service minded staff! Good food in the restaurant. Great location.
7,5 Good
Pros: Beautiful location. Beds very comfortable. Good TV coverage. Room cleaned very well.
Cons: Extremely slow service with any drink or meal orders. Lack of attention to detail. Somewhat amateurish! The staff need more training.
The Alexander - Knysna - Bedroom
8
9,4 Excellent (255 reviews)
R2 346+
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. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic service and amazing views
9,2 Excellent
Pros: The staff here are very helpful and extremely friendly, they interact with the guests and make sure everyone is enjoying themselves. Daniel on front desk helped us book into restaurants as knysna gets very busy on the weekends. We met the owners who were very attentive and always make sure there is a good vibe in the hotel! The location is amazing with quality views, even managed to see dolphins from the jacuzzi! The beds are so comfy that I was asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow! Great property, great staff and great views!
Cons: The bedroom looked much brighter online, however it was dark. Still an impressive room though! The water from the tap was very cloudy, obviously it’s not drinking water but washing hands etc in there wasn’t ideal.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: The decor in all rooms and the sea view in the one bedroom...
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location overlooking the sea
Cons: Too many artefacts in property
9,0 Excellent
Pros: The views from the balcony were amazing. Beautiful location in the hills... the location and views truly make this special. Breakfast was delicious, poached eggs were spot on!!
Cons: The swimming pool was very small.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We had a great time, everything was very comfortable and we enjoyed the great view of the Knysna Heads. The massage was very relaxing and professional. The two charming hosts had great recommendations and made us a very good breakfast. We would definitely come again!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic view of the heads and a real feeling of a home in Knysna. Lovely property with real character and incredibly helpful owners and staff. If I had thought about it previously I would have thought I wanted to be in town but the real Knysna is outside where you have views of the lagoon or the heads.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location on the heads with a gorgeous view which was only surpassed by the wonderfully warm staff!
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality was only eclipsed by the stunning view. The moment we walked in we felt welcomed. My wife and I will rave about this stay for years to come.
Cons: Na
Knysna Hollow Country Estate - Knysna - Building
9
9,4 Excellent (242 reviews)
R1 727+
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.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous attention to detail. Friendly and professional staff. Great breakfast.
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Great new hotel. Nice interior, probably the best and largest bed I ever slept in. I loved the privacy of the suite-structure of the place. Very well kept flowers and garden. Reception staff and housekeeping was great.
Cons: A lot of the staff (reception and housekeeping excluded) didnt seem very attentive in general. For example we always had to wait long for coffee at breakfast even though there werent many guests. Or one afternoon there were super noisy, shouting and smoking teenagers occupying the pool for hours. No staff in sight who took care of that.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Rooms were beautifully decorated and exceptionally clean. Luxury L’ occitane products and heated towel racks add to the charm. Staff very very helpful and friendly!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful gardens & setting. The room was spotless and comfortable. I really cannot fault anything. I liked the big shower and bathroom. I loved my stay there.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: Detached rooms, very impressive garden
Cons: The squeeky sleeper couch for the kids
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely garden setting, two lovely pools, great breakfast, very comfortable rooms
Cons: They could have changed the pool towels more regulatory as they were all used in the mornings and then just lying around the pool in heaps by lunch time
Hamilton Manor - Knysna - Building
10
9,4 Excellent (235 reviews)
R1 310+
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. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely quiet location on a hill overlooking the lake. Less than 5 minutes drive to the restaurants on the waterfront and to the centre of town. Fabulous hosts. Great breakfast.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The owners were very warm and friendly. Really loved them! Beautiful views. Lovely breakfast. Clean room.
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Marina is the best host Ive ever met. Her place is amazing , beautiful view, safe parking, very clean and has everything you need. I would definitely be back!
7,5 Good
Pros: Excellent location and it was very personal - the staff knew your name and gave lots of details of things to do in the area as well as relevant tour operators.
Cons: We were charged a cleaning fee at the end of the stay. It wasn’t much but quite irritating to be charged an additional fee of ZAR 100. The shower did not have a door and the room amenities were very basic.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: It's a lovely place. The staff is great! The view is wonderful
10,0 Excellent
Pros: They were very helpful from the moment I arrived to the moment I left!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location with beautiful views across the lagoon. Well appointed, spacious rooms and friendly, helpful staff. Good parking on site.
Cons: Nothing
Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa - Knysna - Building
11
9,3 Excellent (1 019 reviews)
R1 511+
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.
8,8 Excellent
Pros: Location was great Friendly staff
Cons: Some updating needed in the rooms -e.g waters run out of shower into bathroom, hot water and cold water indicators have been swapped in bathroom. No baby cots provided
7,0 Good
Cons: Pool inaccessible small Having to pay for decaf coffee or other hot drinks at breakfast Having to remind housekeeping to change my bedding after 3 days Some staff with bad attitude No entertainment for children This hotel is definitely for golfers only
4,0 Okay
Cons: The rooms are old and TV outdated with limited channels. The service was slow and somewhat lacking. The dining area was still dirty at 13:30 from breakfast. The WiFi is a joke at 2 Mbps. This is hardly a 5 star hotel.
7,0 Good
Pros: Location. meals space of apartments
Cons: I have stayed at Simola many times. This time I got the feeling that the apartments are lacking maintenance and thorough cleaning. Bed was not that comfortable, bathroom tiles and shower not cleaned properly . face cloths always seem to disappear in the wash and not returned. We even had a cockroach in the apartment
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Food great and beautiful setting. Accommodation very comfortable. Golf course was stunning. Spa was booked due to busy season but managed to get the wife in!
Cons: Pool not the cleanest!
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous scenery. Excellent breakfast
Cons: Sound insulation between units poor
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was wonderful
Cons: Nothing
South Villa Guesthouse - Knysna - Building
12
9,4 Excellent (165 reviews)
R1 295+
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: The best guest house I’ve stayed at! The best service, comfortable beds, good hospitality, beautiful location, great facilities, excellent breakfast.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: It was an absolute pleasure staying there. We were welcomed by the most friendliest hostess ever. Breakfast was great. Hats off to Ron and Thelma. You were amazing. I would strongly recommend this establishment.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: It easy accessible from the main road and easy to go to all the activities on the area. Awesome
Cons: Beautiful view, quiet and just all in all great
8,0 Excellent
Pros: A warm welcome is always appreciated when travelling! The service and hospitality is top graded! This makes the stay complete!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: A wonderfully hospitable husband and wife team who cannot do enough for you. South Villa is in an excellent location and provides a great nights sleep. We would strongly recommend booking here.
Cons: Nothing.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Location, views, comfort
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: All
Cons: Breakfast bit small
7,0 Good
Pros: We had a quiet and clean room with a wonderful balcony and lagoon view. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom had a good van. We got a little "to-go package" when checking out which was very nice.
Cons: To be honest we felt a bit uncomfortable with the staff serving breakfast. No one smiled. It seemed as if they felt uncomfortable being there or being afraid doing something wrong. The host was very nice and welcoming but it was nearly a bit "over the top" (patting my husband on the back, calling him "captain" during breakfast etc.).

Best rooms in Knysna

Double Dutch B & B - Knysna - Pool
1
9,8 Excellent (161 reviews)
R1 684+
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.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Very warm welcome by Kate & Nathalie, they were very helpful! Very spacious and clean room. Nice view from the breakfast room.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly owners and helpful
Cons: The pillows a bit soft!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing and exceeded my expectations. The welcome was wonderfully warm. We were greeted by the two ladies that run the B&B and they were amazing, offered us daily advice on activities with multiple options, super restaurant options and overall great hosts. We had great, tasty breakfasts, beautiful large rooms and views with coffee and treats, super clean and a large bathroom. Overall a fantastic holiday and accommodation and I will be coming back in the future.
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: We stayed in Knysna for 5 nights before Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed our trip, in large part to being based at this wonderful guesthouse (which was situated perfected in between nearby towns for numerous activities), and also because of the fantastic advice we received from both Kate and Nat. They provided invaluable advice on activities to do, food to eat etc, and even made phone calls for us to book activities and make restaurant reservations! They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at home. Breakfast was delicious everyday, and the location is convenient, close to the waterfront but located in a quiet residential area so it feels very safe.
Cons: Loved everything!
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely location - check in was a breeze. Owner's are wonderful, very accommodating and genuinely concerned over your wellbeing and happiness during your stay. Highly recommend.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We love everything
Amber Guest Lodge - Knysna - Bedroom
2
9,2 Excellent (204 reviews)
R1 180+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Amber Guest Lodge in Knysna, you'll be in the suburbs, within a 5-minute drive of Knysna Lagoon and Garden Route National Park. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. I will definitely go back and stay longer next time.
10,0 Excellent
Cons: Really nice and friendly owner. We were one hour late for check in but it was no problem at all
10,0 Excellent
Pros: What a wonderful experience at Amber Guest Lodge. The staff were so friendly, facilities clean nd everything you need. The breakfast was absolutely delicious with the best view in town over the lagoon.
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Great service, great breakfast and friendly staff.
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: awesome, awesome place and hosts
10,0 Excellent
Pros: everything was perfect even the owner is so nice.
Cons: none.everything was perfect.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The friendly staff and that the rooms are very clean and tidy
Cons: Nothing honestly
Waterfront Lodge - Knysna - Bedroom
3
9,6 Excellent (179 reviews)
R1 029+
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: grate place. nice hosts. exccelent brackfast and wonderful location in knysna.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Situation
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We loved staying here. The lady was really pleasant and helpful. She even gave us towels from her own for our kayak trip. Breakfast was delicious, very tasty fresh baked muffins and big variety. We definitely recommend coming here!
Cons: WLAN Connection was a bit slow and interrupted a couple of times but that’s not the most important thing while having a good time in South Africa
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Ideal, perfect infact, location in exquisite setting. Hosts Maryann and Gavin so helpful.
Cons: Nothing
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Such a welcoming place! Marion and Gavin were super nice, offering touring options, helping with maps etc. Breakfast was great. Room was spacious. Their dog was such a cutie and gentle, barely seen.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Marion and Gavin are very helpful and friendly and treat you like their friends. Our bedroom (luxury suite) was huge, as was the balcony and the view was lovely. The location being a few minutes drive out of Knysna is very peaceful. Breakfast was delicious.
9,0 Excellent
Pros: perfect
Cons: some noise in the pipes came through the walls when water / toilets were flushed.
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Marianne our hostess went out of her way to support our needs recommended places to visit and et out. we stayed one night only but sure we would have benefitted if stayed more. outstanding breakfast
Cons: poor internet connection ,
Blue Oyster - Knysna - Pool
4
9,6 Excellent (106 reviews)
R1 209+
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: The view is amazing and Judith was very friendly and helpfull. Best stay ever!!!
8,8 Excellent
Pros: The location is oustanding, it's if you are in paradise.
Cons: Nothinig
10,0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the bed and the room setup. Judith was so accommodating on every front...it was total bliss.
Cons: Everything was perfect
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing during our stay. Breakfast, staff, location, amenities, etc! I highly recommend this place.
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
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: Amazing view and nice location
Cons: Very cosy. The hostess is very helpful, hospitable and makes you feel at home.
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.

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Azure House - Knysna - Bedroom
1
9,2 Excellent (434 reviews)
R1 425+
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: Each little apartment has a balcony with lagoon view so that was one of the highlights. A delicious breakfast is brought to you on the balcony every morning. Wendy, the host, is very nice and welcoming. She looks after her guests and will make sure you have a great stay. This is a place to stay for at least three nights if not more to truly enjoy it. We stayed 5 and I could have stayed for another week! There are lots to do around Knysna and Azure House is the perfect cozy home you can have while enjoying all the activities and sceneries around.
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent view
Cons: Did not know at the time of booking that no breakfast to be served on 1 January.
9,2 Excellent
Pros: We stayed for one overnight. The view was absolutely great. Very friendly staff and all was very clean. Breakfast was delicious.
Cons: The bed was not comfortable.
8,0 Excellent
Cons: The internet was far too slow.
St James Of Knysna - Knysna - Pool
2
9,2 Excellent (167 reviews)
R2 533+
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.
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?
9,6 Excellent
Pros: Very big room
Cons: Even with all the curtains closed there was too much light in the room during the night
8,3 Excellent
Pros: The owner and all the staff were very friendly and helpful and amazing. We could have an early check-in which was great. There is a complimentary lagoon cruise which was nice and Alex was a very good guide. We enjoyed their excellent breakfast and the location was perfect. We had an early morning walk in the property with beautiful lagoon view which was very nice.
Cons: The facility wasn't as good as a facility of a 5-star place. The WiFi wasn't stable. the room was very big but using an old aircon which couldn't make the whole room warm. we had to sit right under the aircon to feel a little bit warm. The TV had very limited channels with very bad quality of the picture. we couldn't use the TV and out night became boring.
9,0 Excellent
Pros: The location is very peaceful and the staff was very helpful. The room was huge!
Cons: I was only there one night so I didn't have that much to go on.
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.
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing property , the views of the lagoon are unbelievably stunning . The staff are helpful and just can’t do enough to help you . The room is spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable I can’t think of a single negative thing to say about the hotel Many thanks to every one there that made my stay unforgettable and simply brilliant
Cons: NOTHING ... THERE IS NOTHING NOT TO LIKE EXCEPT LEAVING
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Peaceful, relaxing stay with friendly and amazing service.
Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays - Knysna - Building
3
8,5 Excellent (1 332 reviews)
R1 799+
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.
10,0 Excellent
Pros: Proximity to Waterfront
Cons: Nothing !
4,0 Okay
Pros: The staff were friendly and the location beautiful.
Cons: No drinking water available in the room. Mini bar empty and the tap water stank of mildew and was undrinkable. Very noisy room with noise coming through all sides. Five star prices but three star experience.
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent and enjoyed my breakfast
Cons: The hotel should provide lunch and dinner
8,3 Excellent
Pros: Location, reception and staff at reception and helping out with luggage, parking, size of room and room design
Cons: Generally clean room but hairs from others in the bathroom does not leave a ‚clean‘ impression, breakfast buffet is average
The Russel Hotel - Knysna - Building
4
7,7 Good (193 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.
9,0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel is very central, walking distance to Restaurants near by. Room very clean, breakfast was a surprise and made to order, very good
Cons: all OK
1,0 Poor
Pros: Nothing.
Cons: Not well ventilated rooms Not clean Distinguish between the hotel and the apartment Clogged drain
8,0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, clean and comfortable
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
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