Hotel, Guest House, B&B

Lindsay Castle

Lindsay Castle Be king and queen for a night or more in the luxury of Lindsay Castle, complete with turrets, on beautiful, secluded Noetzie Beach. This intimate ‘cottage castle’, was built in the 30s and renovated with the Pezula eye for detail. Each of the four romantic en-suite bedrooms overlooks the sea. Full breakfast, fit for royalty, is included and lunch and dinners can be...

Leisure Isle Boutique Lodge

Leisure Isle Boutique Lodge Creamy white interspersed with lovely antiques, this four-star lodge delivers serene luxury in a gorgeous setting. Guests can drink in ever-changing views of the legendary heads and lagoon or enjoy the seclusion of the rose garden and pool. The bicycles provided for sightseeing, and a full service spa, are pleasing touches. Rates: R650-R2 090. Contact Us Phone: (044) 384...

Lavender Hill Guest House

Lavender Hill Guest House Simply decorated rooms with en-suite showers and full English breakfasts served on the deck. This makes a perfect location for bikers, golfers (overlooking Knysna course and a hop up the hill to Pezula) and it’s very near the beaches of Leisure Island. Rates: R300-R350 (B&B); R600-R885 (self-catering unit; sleeps 4).

Knysna Hollow Country Estate

Knysna Hollow Country Estate Country quiet but conveniently near town, this tree-filled estate includes roomy garden units or self-catering chalets, some with wood-burning fireplaces. Attached to the bright and airy dining room is a snug pub. All accommodation comes with breakfast included. Rates: R545-R1 715 (B&B); R620-R815 per chalet.

Head over Hills

Head over Hills If views are your thing, the five suites in this five-star guesthouse will satisfy. Luxurious, by any standards, each room is gorgeously furnished and each private wood deck affords unobstructed views of the sea. Guests are encouraged to relax in the rim-flow pool or on-site pub. Breakfast included. Rates: R995-R2100.

Guadeloupe Self Catering

Guadeloupe Self Catering Two cottages and four apartments come with basic comforts and all the amenities like braais and a pool plus stunning lagoon views. Their unique feature is a cooking school on the premises offering morning classes – custom courses can be requested – and their entertaining ‘You look we cook’ Wednesday evening dinner class is delicious fun. Rates: R300-R475.

Forget-me-not B&B & Self-catering

Forget-me-not B&B & Self-catering Three self-catering units pleasantly furnished with decks, private garden, a pool and braai area, offer excellent value and cosy comfort, convenience and beautiful views. It’s only a short drive into town but an easy walk to the local Spar for provisions. The self-catering units have private entrances and ceiling fans and Studio Rose is air-conditioned. Other handy...

Falcon’s View Manor

Falcon’s View Manor A small, quietly elegant Victorian Inn, Falcon’s View offers guests personal attention and stylish, one-of-a kind accommodation with mod-con perks. Relax in verdant gardens around the pool or on the expansive veranda taking in views and something from the bar. Venture the short walk into town (uphill on the way back) or enjoy lunch or dinner in the hotel’s own intimate...

191 Nirvana

191 Nirvana The ingenious idea of turning two water reservoirs into luxury self-catering thatched bungalows was inspired by the green ethos of this farm and the two-bedroom en-suite units are beautifully appointed with private pools and bird’s-eye views of Knysna. The other option is a deckhouse, same level of luxury that sleeps up to ten. Rates: Min R1200 per unit or R350-R425 per...

Simola Hotel & Spa

Simola Hotel & Spa Golf is the main attraction and this course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, inspires even seasoned players to savour the heady views. But wrap-around views are also spectacular from the Orchid room featuring a sushi bar, a cigar hideaway and delicious breakfasts. Be sure to make time to indulge in the delightful pleasures of the spa’s sauna and pool featuring Simola’s own eco...

Caroline’s (Belvidere Manor Hotel)

Belvidere Manor Hotel The old-world elegance of the hotel extends to the menu where guests enjoy a good range of South African classics such as eland and ostrich, local mussels and oysters and the beloved malva pudding. An excellent choice of wines accompanies the fare and service is smoothly old-fashioned and attentive. On beautiful days the porch or patio are delight full spots to take a...

Protea Hotel King George

Yes, it’s a chain hotel. But no, you wouldn’t have guessed that if we hadn’t told you. This hotel boasts country style along with comfortable, well-appointed rooms and suites. Rates: R720-R1130.

Highlands Lodge

Highlands Lodge A 20km drive out of town on tarred roads, these self-catering chalets and cottages offer cosy fireplaces inside, and walks and trails outside. Rates: R595-R1300.

Dutton’s Cove

Dutton’s Cove An exclusive 13-unit property, hidden away in Herold’s Bay. The units all have high ceilings and balconies overlooking the beach, which is a short (but fairly) steep walk Away. Rates: R1300 per room.

Acorn Guest House

Acorn Guest House A renovated Victorian home with a useful central location, close to Meade, York and Courtenay streets and their restaurants, Acorn is, nonetheless, a refreshingly quiet and secluded four-star guesthouse. The friendly hosts have a wealth of knowledge of the best places in the area to visit. Rates: 5-R680