Hotel, Guest House, B&B

Lake Pleasant Living

Lake Pleasant Living Set on the far eastern side of town on the banks of Groenvlei Lake, these self-contained self-catering units offer comfortable accommodation. While it’s not super luxurious, it does the job nicely. The resort also has a spa, bar and gym. Rates: R1 455-R3 480 per unit. Lake Pleasant Living accepts all major credit cards.

Forest View Guest House

Forest View Guest House A three-star, five-room B&B with easy access to the town centre, Forest View has comfortable rooms and – as the name suggests – views of the surrounding mountains. Rates: R240-R300. Forest View Guest House accepts all major credit cards.

Treehaven Self-Catering Accommodation

Treehaven Self-Catering Accommodation Light and bright self-catering accommodation surrounded by gorgeous vegetation and abundant bird life in the hills of Plett. Families and even pets are welcome and the helpful owners offer thoughtful services like making sure you have breakfast rations if you arrive too late to shop. Rates: R225-R450. (Subject to change depending on season and group size)

Stone Cottage

Stone Cottage Travellers who are more interested in character than perfection and are laid-back enough to chill in the communal jacuzzi will love the crazy quilt of antiques and collectible décor found in this family-owned accommodation. The self- catering units sleep from 2 to 5. Rates: R200-R550. Stone Cottage accepts all the major credit cards.

The Room with a View B&B

The Room with a View B&B A 360-degree view from the upper terrace includes spectacular bay vistas and glorious sunrises to accompany breakfasts from private terraces. Roses abound in the surrounding gardens and the floral theme is carried throughout the amply furnished rooms. Good value with close proximity to town and beach. Rates: R310-R695.

Milkwood Manor

Milkwood Manor Overlooking the sea from a rocky bank, this Georgian Hotel abuts the bird sanctuary, providing excellent accommodation for bird-watchers and those who enjoy invigorating walks along the coast. The manor’s 12 rooms are comfortable, if a trifle old-fashioned, and the sea-facing rooms allow for spectacular views of the estuary. Rates: R760-1800. All major credit cards are...

Kurland Hotel

Kurland Hotel Sweeping vistas across stretches of green polo fields, vases overflowing with roses and wide, sofa-filled verandas -this Garden Route hotel is a Plettenberg Bay institution for very good reasons. Loved for its beautiful setting, genteel interiors, attention to detail and offerings that include a much-lauded health spa and award-winning food, Kurland is the epitome of...

Emily Moon River Lodge

Emily Moon River Lodge Romance is in the air at this quirky lodge. Let your imagination fly while taking in dreamy views of the river and indulgent creature comforts including bathing with a view, wood-burning fireplaces, private decks and charming quirky décor details. For parties of up to six, a beautiful self-catering cottage is available. Rates: R1105-R1270. Emily Moon River Lodge Contact...

Bay Lodge

For privacy, relaxed luxury, modern amenities and thoughtful touches, this six-room top-rated lodge is an excellent choice. It’s an easy walk to Central Beach but the hotel rim-flow pool and rooftop jacuzzi make going any- where optional. Sometimes street noise can be a problem. No under-12s allowed. Rates: R2 596-R4 750 per unit (sleeps two).

Anlin Beach House

Anlin Beach House Sleep to the sound of the surf in one of four beautifully furnished accommodations located in a quiet residential neighbourhood where the beach is only a quick walk away. Quite comfortably furnished units are all self-catering with optional breakfast. Friendly hosts are happy to help guests with their travel needs and itineraries. Rates: R420-R685.

Woodbourne Holiday Resort

Woodbourne Holiday Resort This place has a real country feel. Horses, sheep and a plethora of birds are in close proximity with a safe beach for kids just across the road making it an idyllic holiday spot. Convenient features like all-day access to hot water, ablution facilities and a scullery plus electricity at each camping/caravan site are provided, or opt for a rustic chalet with a full...

Under Milkwood

Under Milkwood A wonderful family spot, the two-bedroom chalets on the hillside are well-appointed for self-catering and each private sundeck has a braai. The secluded beach below (a rare reat in Knysna!) is shaded by the magnificent milkwoods and when the tide is out, you can walk over to Leisure Island. If you don’t want to DIY, there are B&B options are available in the arge main...

The Rex Hotel

The Rex Hotel The Rex is full of contemporary sophistication but is designed for comfort and easy access to whatever you might need. Within the hotel complex is a private gym, Dish restaurant and various quality retail shops including Knysna Fine Art Gallery and Mon Petit Païn. A variety of other restaurants and shops are in walking distance. Rates: from R960-R1030.

Premier Hotels & Resorts

Premier Hotels & Resorts Right on the water facing the lagoon, this hotel has all the mod cons one could ask for along with peace and quiet. Suites are one and two-bedroom, all comfortably furnished. Try the continental grilled pork neck steak, feta and herb chicken breast or butternut risotto with parmesan shavings at their on-site restaurant, Salmon. Rates: from R495-R3500. Luxury villa (sleeps...

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa

Pezula boasts views of the Indian Ocean and Knysna Lagoon, but don’t be surprised if you ignore this once you’ve seen the spa, which features a 12-metre heated indoor pool, outside Jacuzzi, rainforest shower and nine secluded treatment rooms. Signature treatments make use of the Maruwa Collection, a uniquely African range of body-treatment products made from fynbos. And...