Services

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...

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...

The Knysna Waterfront

The Knysna Waterfront A leisurely walk around will reveal the same sort of stuff you’ll find in town – African crafts, touristy knick-knacks and by-the-sea sorts of apparel. But the boats do float close enough to touch, so browse around, enjoy an ice-cream cone and watch the kiddies attempt the climbing wall. Carries a good selection of deli items including wine. Worth a look, especially if...

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...