Belvidere Estate, Knysna Accommodation

Rosedene

Rosedene is a beautiful holiday home that offers a relaxed getaway as well as both privacy and convenience. It is spacious and tastefully decorated with a home from home feel. The open plan dining and kitchen area is spacious, and there is a separate breakfast bar area. A large lounge opens onto a covered veranda that overlooks the garden with established trees and shrubs attracting indigenous bird life including Knysna Loeries and Malachite Sunbirds. Belvidere Rosedene is located in Belvidere, a private estate on the outskirts of Knysna. Situated on the western shore of the Knysna lagoon, Belvidere is far enough away to be serenely peaceful yet close enough to Knysna central to take advantage of the many tourist attractions in the area. The lovely Brenton-on-Sea beach is a 10 minute drive away, while the popular Buffalo Bay beach is an easy 20 minute drive. Take a short walk to the lagoon and fish from the shore, or paddle among the boats. Stroll to the Belvidere Manor Hotel where Caroline's Bistro offers fine dining while The Bell offers delicious pub fare. It is difficult to define the charm and character of Belvidere which has a fascinating history and has been continuously occupied for more than 200 years. This unspoilt destination is perfect for nature lovers, outdoor activities and relaxation. Accommodation Three of the five bedrooms (all downstairs) are available and are elegantly furnished, sleeping up to 6 people. The main bedroom with queen size bed has an en-suite bathroom.  The family wing has a queen bed in one room and two singles in the other, with a large dedicated bathroom. The courtyard has a shower and loo, ideal for washing off the sand and salt after a day on the beach.  One lock-up garage and one covered carport are available. Facilities Kitchen - fully equipped with all utensils, cutlery, crockery, stove, fridge, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher TV - Flat screen TV and DVD player (only SABC channels) Linen - sheets, pillows and duvets for all beds in the 3 available rooms, as well as bath and beach towels. The house is non-smoking and no pets are allowed.  

Nearby Accommodation

Knysna Chalets

Knysna Chalets is found close to the village of Knysna, which is a great place for shopping and dining with a brewery, top-class restaurants and lots of waterfront attractions. Close by, the Knysna lagoon is a pristine haven for fishing, water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, paddling or a relaxing sightseeing cruise. The Knysna Heads is one of the most famous features along the entire Southern African coastline and the Knysna oysters are famous all over the world. The resort has a games room, children’s playground, and swimming pool and each chalet features a private braai area. These one-bedroom chalets are comfortably furnished and fully equipped with a TV and M-Net, braai facility, an upright standing fan and a heater fan. All the chalets can accommodate a maximum of four people if use is made of the sleeper couch in the lounge (children under 12 only) 1 Bedroom Chalet The main bedroom sleeps 2 in a queen-size bed and there is a sleeper couch in the lounge which sleeps 2 children under the age of 12. The bathroom has a bath, shower, toilet and basin. In your Room Heaters TV DSTV DVD Player Hairdryer Extra Linen Crockery & Cutlery Fridge Microwave Stove Iron & ironing Board Braai Braai Utensils Self-Catering In-Room Cleaning Service Onsite Collection and Services Wi-Fi Daily entertainment Swimming Pool Swimming pool - Kiddies pool Fishing Bird Watching Bicycle Hire Library (Books) Library (DVD's) Fred First Kid's Club Kid's Club Playground Child Minding Board Games Games Room Trampoline Braai Area Dam - Lake Shuttle Service Business Centre Meeting Rooms Conferencing Laundry Parking - Open Parking - Trailers No Pets Allowed Wheel Chair Friendly Beach Towels 220 Volt Electricity Nearby Collection The Garden Route Casino Make a date with Lady Luck at The Garden Route Casino, open 24 hours a day. The casino features hundreds of slot machines, a games area, live entertainment and dining establishments providing fun for all ages and an exciting night on the town. Cape St Blaise Lighthouse The view from the tower of the lighthouse is spectacular and one can visit to climb the steps. It is open to the public between 10am and 3pm every day between April and October, with visits by arrangement the rest of the year. One can also stay close to the lighthouse. Seal Islands Cruises Seal Island in Mossel Bay is populated by over 2500 Cape Fur Seals and surrounded by Great White Sharks. Boat trips to view these creatures take place hourly every day (weather permitting) from Mossel Bay harbour, around Seal Island and back. Featherbed Private Nature Reserve Featherbed Private Nature Reserve lies on the unspoiled Western Head of Knysna, a world heritage site that is only accessible via ferry, for nature trails, cruising the lagoon and hiking the Knysna Heads and lunch overlooking the picturesque Knysna Heads. Brenton Beach Brenton Beach according to all who visit, claim it is on the top of the list of the most beautiful blue flag beaches around. Situated near Knysna Western Heads at Brenton-on-Sea, its spectacular views and breath-taking sunsets are something to be admired. Southern Comfort Western Horse Ranch Horse Rides on the Garden Route Southern Comfort Horse Farm near Knysna on the Garden Route is well known for tranquil horse rides in the Knysna Forest, providing guided trails for the whole family, beginners or experienced riders. Adventure Land Adventureland offers a range of waterslides, ‘Raging Rapids’ and the ‘Kamikaze’ slides, jungle, gym and, trampolines for all ages to enjoy with picnic and braai facilities so you can make a day of it on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay. Garden Route National Park Along the South Coast of South Africa lies one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world, home to the Garden Route National Park, a mosaic of ecosystems, from ocean to mountain areas, and renowned for its diverse natural resources. Monkeyland Monkeyland is a unique primate sanctuary and currently the top eco-tourism attraction on the Garden Route, showcasing several species of primates. The animals are not caged and move about the forest freely while visitors observe their natural behaviour. Harkerville Market Harkerville Market is rural and rustic, but vibey and vital - not a flea market, not just a craft market, not only a farmers' market - but definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market in the heart of the Garden Route. Medical Facilities Pharmacy 7.1km Hospital 11.4km Accessibility While all our resorts endeavour to be accessible to all guests, please contact the resort in advance if you have special requirements.

Villa Castollini

Villa Castollini is a five star Tuscan-styled villa that overlooks the beautiful Knysna estuarine bay. Perfectly positioned on the western Head of the famous Knysna Heads, in the heart of the Garden Route, Villa Castollini offers therapy for the soul with seclusion, privacy and breathtaking north-facing views. Luxurious, comfortable and a haven of privacy, this five-star establishment comprises of ten spacious rooms and suites that focus on comfort and elegance. The Villa's open-plan dining room, lounge and kitchen area provide a spacious setting for superb breakfasts that follow spectacular sunrises; and each day is celebrated with a reflective sunset that sets the mood for sundowners in the five star "Ferrari" Room (honesty bar) and time to take in the impressive surroundings. Home-made dinners can be catered for by arrangement, and in all instances, the hosts deliver genuine hospitality, living by the philosophy of "Nothing is too much trouble". Villa Castollini is also the ideal base from which to explore the many attractions of the Garden Route and is in close proximity to the Blue Flag Brenton-on-Sea beach, the world class Simola and Pezula golf courses as well as a short drive to Fancourt, Goose Valley and Oubaai, just to name a few. The management, staff and our friendly resident dogs will ensure that you leave us having had a memorable stay.

Oyster Creek Lodge

Knysna is situated in the heart of South Africa's famous Garden Route - between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Oyster Creek Lodge is uniquely positioned on the tip of The Point, surrounded by the beautiful Knysna Lagoon on three sides - Obviously with spectacular views from all the rooms. We offer varied accommodation to suit our guests' personal requirements. The whole lodge, sleeping 12 guests maximum, is available on a self catering or bed & breakfast basis. Obviously special rates apply when the whole lodge is taken up at any specific time, for periods not shorter than 3 nights. We have 4 en suite bedrooms and 1 with private bathroom. 3 Rooms open onto the deck, 1 overlooks the Lagoon and mountains on the other side of the lodge and the downstairs room opens into the garden, a few metres away from the Lagoon. Room 1 - Luxury Suite: This beautiful room is the ultimate in luxury. Queen-size bed and small lounge area with its own Plasma TV. Leading out onto the deck overlooking the Knysna Lagoon that surrounds the Lodge on 3 sides. Also magnificent views of the Knysna Heads. The luxury bathroom offers an elevated oval bath, double vanity slab, separate shower and separate toilet. What could be better than enjoying a glass of bubbly by candle light with your partner in the bath? Room 2: This lovely double bedded room with en suite shower is located on the other side of the Lodge and overlooks the Knysna Lagoon and Outeniqua mountains in the background. The fern-coloured decor turns this room into a true Knysna Forest experience! Room 3: The only twin bedded room in the Lodge, but beautiful with unusual decor and en suite shower. Leads out onto the deck. Room 4: An all-time favourite with our guests. Double bedded with en suite bathroom with both shower and bath. Leads out onto the deck with stunning views. The Loft: We moved our lovely yellowwood pub down into the lounge area and changed the Loft into a very unusual but beautiful bedroom. Romantic! Double bedded with separate toilet and open plan bathroom - oval bath! Stunning views from your very own Romeo and Juliet balcony or watch the seagulls and oyster catchers play whilst having your bath!" We offer braai and pub facilities, a pool table and beautiful log fires. Apart from a scrumptious breakfast, we can also provide additional home cooked meals at very reasonable prices. We also have a 2-man canoe for use by guests. Winter Special We normally have excellent weather during May, June and August. Why not make use of the low season rates and at the same time benefit from our Winter Special: Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2! Winter Brides: Why not spend your honeymoon in beautiful Knysna and benefit from Oyster Creek Lodges' winter special. We will also spoil you with a bottle of bubbly and some other surprises. Attractions in the Knysna Area: Watersports, Lagoon Cruises, Forest Walks, Bird Watching (from our own deck!), Horse-riding, Fishing, Golf, Elephant Park, Oyster Tasting, etc. The world's highest bungy jump at Storms' River and Shark Caging at Mossel Bay can be arranged. Safaris for whale- and dolphin watching also available in the area. Your hosts are Clive and Esther and we look forward to welcoming you to our lovely home!

Salt River Lodge

Salt River Lodge is set in a supremely tranquil location, situated on the northern side of the lagoon with its natural ebb and flow of the tide. It is part of a natural bird sanctuary which includes the Knysna Lourie, Heron and the Egyptian Geese which often visit for a drink from the swimming pool. With only 4 flats, we ensure it is not overcrowded. Each flat sleeps 4 adults and 2 kids under 14 years. The accommodation is fully equipped with everything required for self catering needs which include a stove, oven, microwave oven, full sized fridge with freezer and proper braai facilities and linen. Flats can be fully serviced upon request. Flat 1: Has a main bedroom with double bed, second bedroom with 2 single beds, bathroom with shower only-wheelchair friendly and a sleeper couch in living area. Flat 2: Has one double bed in the main bedroom, with 2 single beds in second bedroom and a double sleeper couch in the living room. Two bathrooms both with showers. Flat 3: Double bed in main room, 3 single beds in second bedroom and double sleeper couch in living area. One bathroom with a shower. Flat 4: 2 Bedrooms both with double beds, and a double sleeper couch in the living room. Two bathrooms, one with a bath and a shower and the other with shower. Each flat has two TV's with DStv. There is a swimming pool and a communal pool table for your convenience. Each unit has own braai facilities & a stunning river view.

Lagoon Lodge

If you need a break-away to an elegant and romantic setting, we are ready to treat you and your loved one, in our brand new lodge! The setting is also ideal for golf trips, as it is just down the road from a renowned golf course! Special excursions can be arranged for the non-golfing partners. Some of the rooms has entrance to a balcony, where you'd have an exquisite view, over the tree tops with rich birdlife, and the lagoon, right into the heads! We serve a recommendable 3 course breakfast in the dining room or balcony overlooking the lagoon. Our guests are often surprised by the shy presence of a Knysna Loerie in the trees just off the balcony! We have a luxury Vito combi bus, and arrange tours and trips for our guests or transfers to and from the airport, if and when required Room 1 & 2 - top floor with double beds each with en-suite bathrooms with showers. Rooms 3 & 4 - balcony rooms with double beds each with en-suite bathrooms with showers. Room 5 - budget room with twin single beds with en suite bathroom with shower & self cater facilities - kitchenette. Room 6 - Budget room with 3 x single beds with en-suite bathroom with shower & self cater facilities - kitchenette. Rooms 7 & 8 - Double bed rooms on the terrace level with double bed each with en-suite bathrooms with showers and self cater facilities - kitchenette. Al the rooms have Dstv Wi-Fi Stunning lagoon view Safe parking The beauty of it all is that is affordable enough and a treat to anyone!

Villa Paradisa Guest House

Villa Paradisa - spectacular 5-Star Guest House situated high up on Paradise hill in picturesque Knysna, the pearl of the Garden Route. Exclusive, luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation commanding breathtaking panoramic views of Leisure Island, Thesen Islands, town and the famous Heads and Knysna lagoon. The perfect place to spend your holiday, honeymoon or romantic getaway, relaxing at the rim-flow pool or in the Jacuzzi, while gazing at the ever-changing moods and tides of the lagoon and the twinkling lights by night. Enjoy sundowners on your veranda or in the pavilion at the poolside before going out to dine at one of Knysna's fine restaurants. The Villa Villa Paradisa has been designed to offer the best vistas from every conceivable aspect. The architecture compliments coastal lifestyle with an emphasis on outdoor living and relaxation. The finishes were inspired by the environment, from the colours of sand and sea, and textures of natural sandstone, marble, travertine, porcelain and wood, to the wave design of the sea green balustrades. The Suites The Villa has four well appointed suites, individually created with style, comfort and the best views possible in mind. Each suite, together with the bathroom and covered, furnished veranda, is a spacious +- 50sqm. The bedrooms have air conditioning (heating and cooling), silent bar fridge, nespresso machine, electric fan, flat-screenTV, armchairs and dressing table, with hairdryer and coffee/tea-making facilities. The stylish bathrooms comprise bath tub for two, seamless glass shower and heated towel rail. The Honeymoon Suite has a Spa tub. Fluffy bath sheets, velvety robes and luxurious bath & body products are provided. Oyster Suite Maximum Number: 2 Adults (possible by arrangement for 3rd person to share) The "Love Room" or Honeymoon Suite - beautiful, spacious open-plan room with extra-length queen bed, fine white cotton percale linen, colours of sand, silver, gold, cocoa and shades of aquamarine. Double smoked glass basins, Jacuzzi bath with double "captain" seats, seamless glass shower plus hand shower and separate toilet. Private veranda furnished with "love seat" and café table with chairs. Fabulous views from bedroom, bath, shower and veranda. Coral Suite Maximum Number: 2 Adults Gorgeous room with queen bed, bath tub for two, seamless glass shower with unique corner shower seat plus hand shower. Bamboo/cotton percale linen, colours of sand, gold, cocoa and coral. Large veranda furnished with cushioned day-bed and cafe table with chairs. Stunning sweeping views from entire suite including bathroom. Sea Urchin Suite Maximum Number: 2 Adults Lovely, light, sunny room with extra-length king or twin bed option. Colours of sand, gold, cocoa and glimpses of sea urchin green. Veranda furnished with cushioned bench, café table and chairs. Beautiful views of the lagoon from bedroom and veranda. Seahorse Room Petite room with king or twin beds, bath and seamless glass shower. Lavishly decorated with French white wood, crystal embellishments and ornately famed mirrors, the colours are tranquil throughout, reminiscent of glistening sea sand. French doors open onto a sandstone patio with a cushioned bench and café table with chairs. The room features views over the lagoon from the bedroom and patio area. The room is equipped with comfortable arm chair, Ottoman, dressing table, flat screen TV (DSTV - limited bouquet), hairdryer, air conditioner, ceiling fan, heated towel rail, bar fridge in a mini-armoire, Nespresso machine, complimentary coffee & tea selection, fine cotton percale linen, velvety bath robes, fluffy bath sheets and luxurious guest amenities. Under-carpet heating for the winter time. Seahorse is a comfortable 30 sqm room (including the bathroom) and the patio area an additional 30 sqm. Seahorse is located on the ground level, with parking closely situated. Facilities & Services Guest Lounge with lagoon view Pavilion and sun terrace with stunning view Sparkling rim flow pool with Martini seats, and Jacuzzi, both with awesome views (unattended) Complimentary secure on-site parking Suites are serviced daily and in addition, an evening turndown service is offered Full breakfast is served in the dining room or pavilion (weather permitting) Complimentary Broadband wireless access Guest laundry service Wine, champagne and beverage selection Beauty therapy by appointment Late check-in Concierge Desk The Concierge Desk is operated by your hosts to assist with information on local activities and any reservations during your stay, including: Dinner at nearby fine restaurants Golf Yacht & boat trips Taxis & airport transfers Other local activities/places of interest include: forest walks or drives; beach walks; cycling; canoeing; abseiling; fishing; whale and dolphin watching; kite boarding; snorkeling; paragliding; Knysna Elephant Park; Tenikwa Wild Cat Sanctuary; Birds of Eden; Monkeyland etc. We regret to inform that Due to the nature of the terrain, Villa Paradisa is not suited to physically challenged guests or young children. In compliance with the law, smoking is only permitted on balconies and outdoor areas.

36 Ridge Dr Knysna

This stylish, contemporary holiday home with stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads is perfectly appointed for those wishing for a beautiful venue from which to explore Knysna. Perched on the hillside of Paradise/Knysna Heights, it is only a few minutes drive from the town centre with its endless array of restaurants, coffee shops, waterfront entertainment and excellent shopping. Accommodation is provided in 3 en suite double bedrooms with either twin or king beds (as per preference). In addition, there is a 2 sleeper bunk bed for children. Each of the 3 bedrooms opens out onto a private deck through stack doors. Two of the bedrooms are on the upper level, one with bath and shower, and the other with shower only. The third bedroom is on the lower level and has an en suite shower. The living area is situated on the lower level and has an easy indoor/ outdoor flow from the pool area to the lounge, dining and kitchen area, and the multi - leveled decks. All these rooms open outdoors through concertina, fold back doors and the views are spectacular from every angle! There is a built-in BBQ/braai on the main deck as well as outdoor seating for those balmy evenings. A Morso fireplace (slow combusting enclosed wood burner ) is available for your use on colder nights. It is very effective and will heat the house in a few hours. The kitchen is well equipped for 8 plus people with all the necessary gadgets and appliances for cooking, as well as a state of the art Bosch coffee machine. The laundry and scullery area provide a washing machine, tumble drier and dish washer. DSTV Explorer is available; the house is secure having both internal PIR's and external beams; there is a safe for valuables; the property is serviced 5 - 6 days a week. Knysna has become a very sought after holiday destination - it is a beautiful town which offers a large variety of activities including waterfront entertainment, beautiful beaches, fishing, golf courses, farmers' markets, craft markets, forests and valley walks.

Overduin Guest Apartments

Set in the heart of the Garden Route,Knysna) offers breath-taking views of the valley and is within walking distance of the beach where great fishing and swimming spots can be found. Facilities comprise of two fully furnished apartments, each with a lounge, two separate bedrooms (each unit sleeps five people), kitchenette and one bathroom with shower. Bed linen is supplied - own towels to be provided. Each apartment is furnished with a TV. Have a braai at the bush lapa downstairs or enjoy nature from the deck outside your door. Other recreational facilities include at least seven world class golf courses, bush walks in the Knysna Forest, picnic spots, art galleries, restaurants, ferry rides and interesting shops. Unfortunately no pets allowed. Breakfast on request. DIRECTIONS: From Sedgefield. Approximately 20km from Sedgefield id the "Brenton-on-Sea" turn-off (before crossing the Knysna Lagoon) - turn left. From Knysna, take N2 Highway to George. Look out for the "Brenton-on-Sea" turn-off (just after crossing the Knysna Lagoon) - turn right. The road makes a sharp U-bend and crosses under the N2 bridge, passes Belvidere, crosses over the railway-line, and passes the Brenton -Lake turn-off. After approximately 8km turn right into Watsonia Avenue. Overduin is situated 600m further on the right hand side of the road.

Loeries Call

180 degree views of the stunning Knysna lagoon! Top finishes in brand new house for your private use. Lovely garden and pool. Sunny deck to enjoy the views and a Fireplace to add atmosphere and warmth on cooler evenings. So close to town but quiet and private. 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, 2 ensuite to accommodate 8 guests. Bedroom 1: King bed full ensuite. Bedroom 2: King bed full ensuite. Bedroom 3: twin beds shared full bathroom. Beds can be converted to king. Bedroom 4: twin beds shared full bathroom. Wi-Fi throughout and a comfortable lounge, dining room and 8 seater table out on the deck with braai facilities. Full Sattelite package in Lounge and Master bedroom. House is fully appointed with full kitchen and utensils fit for a master chef! House is serviced 5 days a week by Linda. Weekends can be arranged with her at R200 per day Saturday and R300 for Sunday's at your expense. We look forward to hosting you and making your trip to Knysna a memorable one!

Brenton Bushbuck Lodge

Brenton-on-Sea is a friendly and safe neighbourhood, where you will frequently encounter free-roaming bushbuck. Although the apartment doesn't have sea views, these can be enjoyed from many viewpoints, including the well-maintained Fisherman's Walk, a pathway which extends along the cliff top and which can be accessed via a pathway behind the property. Sitting on the bench placed for your convenience, this pathway offers panoramic views of the ocean. Brenton Bushbuck Lodge offers a ground floor apartment which is below the owner's main house, in the beautiful Brenton-on-sea, on the Western Head of Knysna. This 2-bedroom apartment can accommodate 4 to 6 people. The apartment takes up the bottom half of the house, the owners live in the top wooden structure. Both units are entirely separate, with no access to the apartment from the top part of the house. There are two entrances to the apartment, one via the French glass doors on the patio, into the lounge area and the other via the kitchen. The unit has an alarm which can be armed at the kitchen door entrance. The main bedroom has a king-size bed with a free-standing bath and an en-suite bathroom with toilet, wash basin and shower. The room has built-in cupboards with hanging space and shelves. There is a desk with a mirror on the wall above, which doubles as a dressing table. A hairdryer is available in the room. A ceramic panel heater provides heating. The second room has a double bed and en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, wash basin and toilet. There is a built-in cupboard with shelves and hanging space. A storage cupboard has a counter-top and a mirror attached to the wall and is used as a dressing table. The open plan living room has a sleeper couch which sleeps two, which is available at an additional cost of R250 per night. The well-equipped kitchen features a ceramic-topped stove with oven, an induction plate, double door fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave oven and Espresso coffee machine. The open plan dining/lounge area has seating for 6 people, a comfy couch and sleeper couch, a flat screen TV, the full premium DSTV package and a DVD player. Free Wi-Fi is also available. Cell phone reception inside the apartment is limited and weak, but the Wi-Fi signal is good, so we recommend data-based calls, such as WhatsApp, Skype, Facetime or Messenger. Cell phone reception is good in the garden outside the apartment. Nature lovers can enjoy the buck, butterflies and prolific birdlife in this piece of paradise we call home. The apartment is a short walk to the Brenton blue flag beach and the hotel with its restaurant overlooking the 5km stretch of pristine beach to Buffalo Bay. There are two restaurants, a deli and a convenience store within walking distance.

Inyathi Guest Lodge Self Catering

Inyathi's fully equipped Self-Catering Chalets are situated in our highly convenient new location of 38 Trotter Street. Extremely central, but down a quiet side street away from the hustle and bustle, just two streets (450m) from the Waterfront, Featherbed's and metres from Gray Street, Woodmill Lane and all the supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants around. Our new location is also only a 2 minute walk to the Lagoon, Thesen Island shops and restaurants, Mitchell's Brewery and the Knysna High School Fields. Our Chalets follow the uniquely Inyathi African theme with bright materials, wooden masks & statues, pictures, reed baskets and bowls, beads and wall hangings in every room, and there is plenty of privacy to help unwind, relax and enjoy everything Knysna has to offer. The completely self-contained chalets are a home away from home with everything required for a one night stop over or an entire family annual vacation. All the chalets are child and pet friendly, and are situated at ground level so easily accessible for the elderly or people with mobility difficulties etc. There are 4 x One Bedroom Chalets (with a double bed), and 3 x Two Bedroom Chalets (with one bedroom with double bed and a second bedroom with two single beds) ideal for families or friends travelling together. All our recently renovated Chalets, offer separate bedroom, bathroom and kitchen/diner with lounge area. The kitchens are fully equipped with fridge/freezer, wash up area, hot plates/stove, microwave, toaster, kettle, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. All linen and towels are provided (and beach towels are available on request) and the chalets are serviced daily. Along with free WIFI, toiletries and tea & coffee, there is also a TV, hairdryer, oil heater and overhead fans. Each chalet has dedicated off-street parking, a private entrance and a walled in garden with outdoor seating/dining area and of course a braai. From the moment you enter Inyathi, you will be met with enthusiastic, helpful staff, beautiful clean surroundings, a relaxed atmosphere and unique vibrant decor. Inyathi is an ideal spot for a romantic break or honeymoon, the highlight of a leisurely drive along the Garden Route or an all-expenses paid business trip.

Papillon Bleu

Papillon Bleu at Brenton-on-Sea is situated on the sea side of the famous Knysna Heads, a breath-taking 15 minute drive from the centre of Knysna. Experience the magnificent sunsets from the pool patio with stunning views of the Indian Ocean, Buffalo Bay and the Outeniqua Mountains. We have 4 self-catering suites. All are open-plan with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchenettes,TV with M-Net and selected DStv channels. They are ideal for couples, however 2 suites are able to accommodate up to 4 people sharing.

Oribaai (Oppibaai & Bydibaai)

The Beach Cottage has 3 units available - Oribaai / Oppibaai & Bydibaai in Buffelsbaai that is located in the heart of the Garden Route, 15km from Knysna and Sedgefield. This isolated tranquil village only 200 houses allowed, has supreme safe beaches for swimming and long walks. Everything, required for a dream holiday. It was Rated 12th out of Top 25 Beaches in Africa ( 2014 Travellers CHOICE Tripadvisor). Free wi-fi available in all units. Buffelsbaai, blessed with exceptional beautiful sunrises and sunsets provides for: Swimming along wide and safe beaches ( Blue flag beach). Opportunity for long walks on 5km long beaches and hiking trails in-the Goukama Nature Reserve. Deepsea, rock and beach fishing. Surfing, parasurfing and wind surfing as well as rowing. Opportunity for snorkling, and many dolphin and wha!e sightings. A restaurant and a small Supermarket. The beach cottage has 3 northfacing units Oribaai, Oppibaai and Bydibaai overlooking the main beach (100m) and bay.Oribaai: Lounge with LED TV (USB port), Open View HD Decoder and cable for DSTV ( Bring own DSTV decoder). Views over the main beach and bay. Sliding doors open on stoep overlooking beach. Free wi-fi available Kitchen with fridge/freezer (ice maker / water dispenser), microwave, stove, coffee percolator and dishwasher. Main bedroom with double bed view of sea. 2nd Bedroom with double bed and single on top. Bathroom with shower. Guest toilet. Linen included but bring own towels. Washing machine and tumble dryer.  Sleeps 5. Oppibaai: Lounge with LED TV (USB port), Open View HD Decoder and cable for DSTV ( Bring own DSTV decoder). Views over the main beach and bay. Sliding doors open on wooden deck overlooking beach.  Free wi-fi available Kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, stove and dishwasher. Main bedroom with double bed view of beach. 2nd Bedroom with double bed and single on top. 3rd Bedroom with double bunk beds Bathroom with bath and shower. Linen included but bring own towels. Outside Laundry with washing machine and shower with hot water. Sleeps 7. Bydibaai: Lounge with LED TV (USB port), Open View HD Decoder and cable for DSTV ( Bring own DSTV decoder). Free wi-fi available Kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, stove and dishwasher. Main bedroom with double bed view of beach and bay. (with sliding door that opens onto deck overlooking beach.) 2nd Bedroom with 2 x double bunk beds. 3rd Bedroom with double bed. Bathroom with bath and shower Outside Laundry with washing machine and shower with hot water. Linen included but bring own towels. Sleeps 8. Nearest Towns:Knysna is situated between lush forests and the shores of a peaceful estuary and offers many activities and attractions to a wide variety of people. Knysna is one of the Garden Route's best known travel destinations and was named 6th Top Destinations in Africa in the Trip Advisor 2014 Travellers Choice Awards and 2nd Top Destinations in South Africa in the Trip Advisor 2014 Travellers Choice Awards. Knysna has a moderate climate that makes it the perfect destination all year round. The mild winters (average temperature around 19'C) on the Garden Route ensure sunny and beautiful wind-still days.Visitors are spoilt for choice with a kaleidoscope of unforgettable experiences to choose from. From leisurely relaxation, high energy adventure and sporting activities to shopping, haute cuisine, Knysna oysters or downing the locally brewed beer, Knysna reflects the finer things in life. In Knysna, nature quite literally knocks on your front door. The town nestles between the impressive Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, with the world-renowned forests encircling it like a protective mantle. This exceptional natures playground of beaches, lakes, mountains, forests and rivers offers an unforgettable holiday. Whether youre an adventurous type or simply like it lolling around in the sun, Knysna has it all. The 21 ha estuary is protected from the sea by the monolithic sandstone "Heads" - silent sentinels down the centuries of the rich history of this unique part of "paradise of earth". Adding to the richness of this incredible region is the spectacular Fynbos vegetation, contributing 8000 plant species to the Cape floral kingdom. The Knysna forest measures some 80, 000 ha in size and is managed according to strict conservation principles.Sedgefield: Sedgefield is renowned for the award winning Wild Oats Community Farmers'Market every Saturday. Sedgefield also offers craft markets, many restaurants, coffee shops & pubs.

Knot 4 Sail

Buffels Bay: Set along the Garden Route between the Gaukamma Nature Reserve and the Indian Ocean, less than 20 minutes from Knysna. Buffels Bay is a small village of 199 houses right on the peninsula, situated midway between Sedgefield and Knysna. With fine, sandy beaches stretching all the way to Brenton-on-Sea, it offers beautiful views and breathtaking sunsets. Buffels Bay is a family beach with safe swimming and excellent surfing conditions which includes a "wild side". Perfect for long walks, beach fishing and whale & dolphin spotting. For the more adventurous, saddle up for an exhilarating horse ride through the surf. The Cottage -Knot 4 Sail: Comfortably furnished beach cottage ideally positioned to enjoy the waves crashing on the rocks while heavenly sunsets are enjoyed from the deck. Described as heaven on earth by many of our regular visitors. Beach and bush walks, fishing, swimming, surfing, snorkelling and whale-watching from the deck. Kitchen with 2 fridges and deep freezers and dishwasher. Lounge with TV, full DSTV and DVD Player. Main bedroom with spectacular sea view. 2nd Bedroom with 2 single beds. 3rd Bedroom with family room with double bed and adjoining kiddies niche with bunk bed. 4th Bedroom with 1 bunk bed. 1st Bathroom with shower and bath. 2nd Bathroom with shower, washing machine and tumble drier. Outside shower with hot water. Deck with spectacular sea views. Linen included but bring own towels. Sleeps 6 adults and 4 children Area: Plettenberg Bay's beach, polo and party-going pleasures. The area is an adventure-seeker's paradise, from seasoned adrenaline junkie to gentle nature-lover, there is something for everyone. One can swing through the trees of the Tsitikama Forest, abseil down the cliffs of The Heads, scuba-dive the wreck of the Paquita or spot the mysterious seahorse, canoe up the Knysna river, sail a catamaran across the Lagoon and through The Heads to watch Whales and Dolphins, horse-ride around nearby lakes and beaches, visit the Garden Route Game Reserve for a safari or play a round or two of golf at a choice of nearby world-class golf courses. Nearest town: "Beauty and mystery" is what comes to mind when describing Knysna. The town nestles between the impressive Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, with the world-renowned forests encircling it like a protective mantle. The oyster-rich estuary is protected from the sea by the sandstone sentinels know as "The Heads". The town is also famous for its oysters - the festival in July is well worth a visit. The climate is moderate with summer daytime temperatures averaging 26 degrees and 20 degrees in winter. The area has a reputation for having "four seasons in one day".

Oniro on Thesen

This superb holiday home on Thesen Islands is designed for relaxed, easy indoor/outdoor living with large veranda with uninterrupted view of Knysna lagoon and wetlands. The ground floors and all bedrooms have high rafted ceilings, an open plan Lounge, dining room, kitchen, which leads onto a large patio with comfortable outdoor furniture and a deck with a crystal clear pool, and a superb gas Braai. The self catering cottage that is attached to the house has 2 large double bedrooms en-suite. The upstairs bedroom leads onto a patio with stunning views looking out over the Knysna lagoon. The downstairs cottage bedroom has a full bathroom en suite and is totally self-catering. This holiday home has one of the best positions on Thesen Island with uninterrupted views and is very private. A staircase off the deck will lead you to our private floating jetty, where you could tie your own boat or do some fishing. Our large patio deck is ideal for those that wish to sunbathe in privacy and lie next to the pool. Thesen Islands offers a lot to the visitors, both young and old: There is walking, cycling, and swimming at the beaches within Thesen. There are also 2 tennis courts, a squash court, a children's playground and a small grassed 18 holes Golf putting course, all these facilities can be used by our guests. If you do feel energetic after having explored the Thesen Islands parklands, you can stroll to Thesen Harbour Town, which has shops, boutiques and restaurants, including 'ile de pane', oyster bars, Knysna Quays Waterfront or drive to Knysna Town which is 5 minutes away. Thesen Islands is a private estate with a gated entrance and is surrounded by the waters of the Knysna Lagoon, offering a relaxed and naturally safe lifestyle, amongst glorious surroundings. Guests use an electronic disk for entering and exiting. What we have to offer: Main House Open plan lounge, dining room, kitchen, scullery/laundry. Main bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom en-suite Bath and Shower Very large decked patio with sparkling pool and gas braai facilities. Upstairs in Main House One bedroom with2x ¾ beds that can be joined with en-suite shower, basin & toilet. One Bedroom (the Den) has 4 bunk beds, with private shower, basin and toilet. This bedroom leads onto a balcony. Outside cottage next to fountain feature Upstairs Bedroom Very large bedroom with two single beds that can be joined. Leads out onto a patio over looking beautiful views. DSTV and en suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. Downstairs Cottage Bedroom Large room with double bed, DSTV and full bathroom en suite. It has a kitchenette facility for self catering. Other Facilities: DSTV and all Bedrooms have TV's. Sleeps max 12 guests. Linen and towels provided (bring your own beach towels) Kitchen with dishwasher, electric range, 2x refrigerator/freezer, electric kettle, toaster, Large Ice machine, cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses Large laundry and scullery Dining room sits up to 16 people Lounge sitting for 10 people Under floor heating in lounge/dining/kitchen area Gas fireplace in open plan area Guest WC Private jetty (maximum boat size: 5.5m by 2.3m) Double garage Outside shower Private garden

Founders Keepers - Leisure Isle

Founders Keepers provides the Garden Route visitor a unique holiday experience. Not only is our location superb, but it makes holidaying in Knysna extremely affordable. Leisure Isle is ideal, the spacious apartment is private, safe and less than a 2 minute walk to the Leisure Isle beach. Enjoy scenic walks, cycles or sundowners on Bollards Bay Beach. Because of our convenient situation, guests can enjoy all the tourist attractions that Knysna has to offer ie forest or beach walks, aquatic/sporting activities, numerous golf courses, as well as award wining restaurants, unlimited shopping, one of the best waterfronts in the country, game parks etc. Our "home from home" apartment consists of a kitchenette with an open plan living area, leading out onto a private deck. The bedroom has a comfortable King/Twin bed with ample cupboard space and the bathroom includes a shower (no bath). Founders Keepers is ideal for two adults, but can accommodate a child on the sleeper couch in the lounge. Access to WI-FI and Full DSTV is available. Laundry, cleaning service.

Cliffhanger Cottage

Cliffhanger is a luxurious self catering timber chalet perched on the edge of a steep drop into a forested valley with sweeping, un-spoilt views of the Outeniqua Mountains. This is an ideal hideaway for honeymooners, lovers and nature lovers. Cliffhanger cottage: It is a very spacious chalet with one bedroom, bathroom with basin, w/c, bidet and a very large shower with a view. Open plan lounge, dining and fully equipped kitchen all warmed by a firepot on those chilly winter nights. A covered and semi enclosed deck with weber braai completes the picture. TV, hifi, DVD and a satellite decoder with DSTV easyview channels. For all channels bring your own decoder and smartcard. All rooms have large windows facing the panoramic views. Situated off the Rheenendal Road, it is very private yet only 15 minutes to the centre of Knysna and a good swimming beach Here are some unedited comments from the guestbook: What an awesome experience. What a way to start our honeymoon. Thank you so much! Oh the shower!! What a view! This was a dream come true. The quiet and privacy was so special. We have recharged our batteries. The quality of the cabin and the furniture is 5 star. Attention to detail, very comfortable. Breathtaking views. A place to renew yourself. Hedge cottage: The Hedge cottage is affordable accommodation in a lovely garden setting. It is a comfortable and modern bed-sit suitable for two people and makes an ideal base from which to explore the region. It has a well-equipped kitchenette, a bathroom with a spacious shower and a covered patio with a braai. There are beautiful views from both the bed and the patio. The unit is equipped with a TV, DVD and Mini Hi Fi and a satellite decoder with DSTV easyview channels. For all channels bring your own decoder and smartcard. Cliffedge Cottage: Is a totally private luxury self catering timber chalet nestled on the edge of a forested valley with unspoilt panoramic views across the Knysna forest to the outeniqua mountains. Cliffedge is an ideal hideaway for honeymooners, lovers and nature lovers.Comprising one large open plan living area with extra length queen size bed on one side and a well equipped kitchen and living area on the other side. A covered deck runs along the front . A bathroom with vanity and toilet and a huge separate shower facing the view completes the picture. A CD and DVD player, LCD TV and satellite decoder (bring your own smartcard) are provided. A Firepot and firewood are supplied for those chilly winter nights and custom lighting provides a romantic atmosphere. Please Note: Cottages Sleep 2 Adults (couple) Only - NO Children

Beletage self catering

Your apartment on the sought after Leisure Island in the Kysna Lagoon. The studio apartment offers a queen size bed, a fully equipped kitchen which hides in a cupboard. A modern bathroom with a walk in shower and heated towel rail. A private patio with table and chairs to enjoy breakfast in the morning and a lovely "cuddle corner" for those warm summer nights outside. The beaches are in very easy walking distance and you can rent canoes to paddle in the lagoon. Boat mooring available by arrangement

Acornhill

Acornhill is situated in the small historic town of Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route. Voted South Africa's favourite town, Knysna lies on the shores of an estuary between indigenous forests, Outeniqua mountains and a breathtaking coastline. With so much to offer it is not surprising that Knysna is so popular with holidaymakers and tourists, and accommodation is often at a premium. Acornhill is the answer for those looking for affordable accommodation without sacrificing comfort. Conveniently situated 2km from the town centre & walking distance to the Lagoon Walkway, Acornhill is an ideal spot from which to explore this prime tourist area with all it has to offer (see list below). The 8 self-contained cottage style units have their own patio front entrance overlooking a communal garden. Much appreciated by our guests is that each has its own private enclosed garden area with views of the lagoon through the trees, individual built-in braai (barbecue) and patio furniture. All are fully equipped including small TV, galley type kitchenette with u/c fridge and stove, wall heaters. Shower or bath. Linen provided. Off street parking. Swimming pool DStv available (please bring your own smartcard) Jenny Wren (sleeps 2) Attractive bed-sitter with double bed, cane lounge chairs, dinette and equipped galley kitchenette with mini stove and under-counter fridge, leading onto own private garden area. En suite shower Robin (sleeps 2-4) Larger unit with 1 bedroom (double bed) with lagoon views and entrance onto private garden. En suite shower. Comfortable living/ dining with small kitchenette with 3 plate stove and oven, and under-counter fridge, dinette and futon sleeper couch for 2 persons. Popular with honeymooners. Sunbird and Wagtail (each sleeps 4) Small family units with cosy living room with comfortable cane furniture and dinette. Galley kitchenette with 3 plate stove and oven, and under-counter fridge leads onto garden. 2 bedrooms, one with double bed overlooking private garden area, other two singles. "Sunbird" has a shower, "Wagtail" a bath with a shower over the bath. Loerie cottage (sleeps 2-4) Open plan bachelor type with twin single beds + bunk bed, fully equipped kitchenette, Dstv, Wi-Fi, Braai facilities & Safe parking Kingfisher cottage (sleeps 2-4) Open plan bachelor type with King bed + bunk bed, fully equipped kitchenette, Dstv, Wi-Fi, Braai facilities & Safe parking Sugarbird cottage (sleeps 2-4) Open plan bachelor type with king bed + bunk bed, fully equipped kitchenette, Dstv, Wi-Fi, Braai facilities & Safe parking Lovebird cottage (sleeps 2-4) Open plan bachelor type with twin single beds + bunk bed, fully equipped kitchenette, Dstv, Wi-Fi, Braai facilities & Safe parking Our aim has been to provide comfortable affordable alternative accommodation to enable those on a budget to experience what this beautiful area has to offer: Spectacular beaches Lagoon Cruises Forest Walks Nature Reserves Outeniqua Tjoe-Choo Steam Train Bird & Whale Watching Water Sports Hiking Mountain Biking Horse riding Waterfront Restaurants (a small popular pub and grill within walking distance of Acornhill) Arts and Crafts Adventure sports - world's highest bungy jump, world's highest abseiling, scuba diving, hang gliding. Day Trips further afield to: Oudtshoorn Historical Mossel Bay Tsitsikamma Forest Marine Reserve