Knysna Accommodation

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.

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

Beacon House

Beacon House is situated on the Eastern Head in Knysna, where the Indian Ocean enters the Knysna lagoon through the sandstone headlands known as The Heads. Built into the side of a steep slope, Beacon House boasts views both across the lagoon and out to sea. The accommodation comprises of 4 separate beautifully appointed 3 bedroom self catering apartments All Apartments have the following features 3 Bedroom apartments, 2 exquisite bathrooms (main en suite) Fully equipped gourmet kitchens with fridge, freezer, gas and electric hob, oven and microwave. Scullery with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer Air conditioning and under floor heating Gas fireplace HD television with the full bouquet of DSTV channels and PVR recorder DVD player Hairdryers Electronic safe Spacious sun decks with patio furniture, sun loungers and Weber braai (barbeque) Free internet access in foyer Don't feel like cooking? East Head Cafe (one of the most popular local restaurants) is open for breakfast and lunch and is situated within a few metres of Beacon House. Beacon House is the ideal base from which to explore the wonders that characterise this spectacular Garden Route town.

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

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

Footprints of Knysna

Nature meets adventure @ Footprints of Knysna. With their own particular brand of hospitality, passion for tourism, open approach and new ideas, Kitty and Danny are giving this tried and trusted accommodation (formerly Forget-me-Not) a fresh new look and energy. All accommodation has self-catering options and each apartment/studio has views of the garden, Knysna lagoon and dramatic Knysna Heads. This quaint and quirky establishment with its sloping slate roof and dormer windows gives a relaxed 'home from home' environment and plenty of space and privacy. All our accommodation has full en-suite bathrooms, private decks with BBQ/Braai, TV (DSTV Hotel package), airconditioning or fans, heaters, kitchen or kitchenette and easy access to our large secluded garden and sparkling pool to relax and take time out during your stay. The property is fully fenced with secure parking and is ideal for self-drive guests, couples, golfers, honeymooners, business travellers, small families, hikers, festival goers and groups of friends. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and rooms serviced daily. All rooms are Non-smoking. The presence of our loving and loveable staffie dogs means no other pets are allowed but they adore and protect our guests. Accommodation options are: Unit 1 - "Heads Up" - upper level apartment (2/3 sleeper) A spacious apartment with a nautical feel - crisp blue and white décor welcome you aboard this simple yet stylish self-catering accommodation. An open plan lounge/fully equipped kitchen/dining room with separate bedroom with queen size bed and full en-suite bathroom. Spacious and comfortable accommodation with private entrance - suitable for a couple or couple/one child (not suitable for toddlers). An additional pull out bed in lounge area for extra child/adult. Watch the yachts and ever-changing tidal vistas of the lagoon and the forever views over the Knysna Heads from your private deck/balcony. Unit 2 - "Down to Earth" lower level apartment - Family room (4 sleeper) A practical and unpretentious ground floor self-catering apartment with a full en-suite bathroom. The lounge/bedroom area is open plan with twin beds and 2 extra single beds – accommodating 4 people comfortably. An inter-leading fully equipped kitchen and dining area makes this spacious ground floor apartment a fun and functional space for families, friends or just a couple wanting space! Decorated in bright and earthy natural colours with hints of the flora, fauna and forest which make Knysna "Naturally Yours". A private covered deck (with kettle braai) - leading to the garden and swimming pool and lovely vistas of the Knysna Lagoon - completes the picture. Unit 3 - "Featherbed" Studio" - upper level. The "Featherbed" studio is a romantic upper level studio room with adjoining kitchenette and views over the Knysna Lagoon and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Nestled under the sloping slate roof with dormer windows letting in the sky light this love nest boasts a bedroom with queen size bed and full en-suite bathroom. Adjoining kitchenette/dining area. The Featherbed Studio will captivate you with its quirky décor where birds of a feather can flock together. Views of the garden, lagoon and Knsyna Heads from the private deck and dining area. Air-conditioning/Heating complete this comfort zone. Footprints of Knysna is set away from the N2 highway butlocated just a five minute drive from Knysna's bustling town, vibrant waterfront, architect-inspired Thesen Harbour Town and peaceful Leisure Isle. An eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, galleries and activities awaits the curious traveller. Footprints will cater for all your holiday requirements in this Fun Filled Forest Town. Visitors can choose the pace of their holiday - either embarking on a whirlwind rollercoaster ride of adventure and activity or make it a more relaxed and laid back vacation whilst soaking up the spectacular and diverse surroundings which are “Naturally Knysna”. Beaches, lakes, mountains, cool green forests and rivers offer visitors an unforgettable holiday. Knysna offers - amongst others - some amazing experiences including: Water Based Featherbed Nature Reserve, Boat based Dolphin/Seal/Whale-watching, Canoeing, Kayaking and Scuba Diving, Lagoon cruises and Catamaran sailing and Fly fishing Land Based Forest Excursions - Hiking, Biking and Exploring the forests surrounding Knysna and the Fynbos and indigenous Pledge nature reserve Top Golf Courses - Pezula, Knysna and Simola Township Tours & Arts & Crafts markets and galleries Wildlife Animal Sanctuaries (Elephant Sanctuary, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden) nearby in Plettenberg Bay &The Crags Knysna Waterfront; Mitchells Brewery Tours Air Based Whale watching, skydiving and paragliding and Star Gazing! Linger longer than a day in Knysna as we are very conveniently situated for visiting so many world renowned and spectacular places along the Garden Route.  60km from George 40km from Wilderness 20km from Sedgefield 92 km from Oudtshoorn 30km from Robberg Nature Reserve and Plettenberg Bay 70 km from the world famous Bloukrans Bungi Jump 96km from Storms River Mouth and the beautiful Tsitsikamma forests - home of the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour and a host of other amazing and memorable experiences.

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.

Headlands House Guest Lodge

Headlands House boasts dramatic sea,Knysna Heads, Headlands House offers breathtaking views. Headlands House is managed with uncompromising quality of service and attention to detail. We will advise you on your day trips and ensure that you will get the most out of the beautiful Garden Route. Excellent restaurants, shopping, golf courses and local attractions are all a few minutes drive from the Heads. For complete relaxation and comfort, Headlands House is the perfect escape for a romantic sojourn and an ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route. Our luxury guest house Knysna offers guests access to a private lounge, bar and a stunning cliff-edge swimming pool. Breakfast is a sumptuous affair, served whilst dolphins and whales frolic, or yachts slip silently out between the Heads. Six luxury en-suite rooms, with private balconies, capture the majestic Heads, the mighty Indian Ocean and a romantic fairytale view of the Knysna Lagoon and Outeniqua Mountains. Crisp percale cotton sheets & rich fabrics throughout offers our guest's comfortable elegance. Each room is equipped with waffle gowns, safe, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, television and tea and coffee facilities. Coney Glen Room Crisp percale cotton sheets & rich fabrics throughout, as well as handpicked antiques, offer our guests comfortable elegance. The suite offers sweeping views of the Knysna Heads, and the sea, as well as the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountains. Its bathroom offers equally dramatic cliff views The Heads and the sea, from an extra large oval bathtub. It has two private balconies with beautiful sea and lagoon views. King Size Bed. Large Oval Bath with separate shower. Elephant Room Carved Elephants silently watch over you while you dream of another magical day in Africa. Enjoy breathtaking sea and cliff views overlooking the Knysna Heads. The bedroom and balcony provide the perfect place to savour these vistas. Twins / King Size Bed. Shower over bath. Birds View room This room offers all encompassing views of the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountains. From a private balcony overlooking the pool, one can enjoy a romantic fairytale view of Knysna at night. Birds View room has a spacious bathroom, with a large spa bath. Twins / King Size Bed. Shower over large Spa Bath. Fynbos Room Where fynbos rambles down to the sea, at Coney Glen Beach. Watch the fishermen on the rocks and enjoy magnificent sunsets from a large balcony. Twins / King Size Bed. Shower over bath. Knysna Sea Horse Room Embrace the tones and vistas of the Sea and Cliffs from this beautifully decorated room and enjoy the dramatic view through The Heads which can be savoured from the bedroom as well as its lovely private balcony. The room has an en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. Twins / King Size Beds. Pansy Shell Room The Pansy Shell Room is sea facing with a lovely balcony overlooking the Fynbos and houses on The Heads. It is a cosy and warm, self contained room for two and has the additional benefit of a kitchen counter top with an under counter fridge and microwave. Activities If you have chosen Headlands House as your Knysna accommodation not only have you chosen luxury upmarket Knysna Guest House accommodation but also placed yourself in the heart of the Garden Route activities and beautiful scenery. Ask your host for assistance and details of any of the activities that you wish to enjoy. The breathtakingly beautiful scenery starts right here at your luxury guest house accommodation with views over the cliffs and out across the warm Indian Ocean, where sightings of dolphin and whales can often be made. Further a field we can offer activities and places of interest to meet everyone's interest. Our staff will only be too happy to assist and advise you further. A truly special guest house.

Hope Villa Bed & Breakfast

Hope Villa, in the beautiful Garden Route town of Knysna, is situated at The Heads. Stunning beaches, restaurants, golf courses and many leisure and adventure activities on your doorstep make this your ideal holiday accommodation choice!Your hosts will welcome you to this comfortable and stylish accommodation with their warm and personal touch! We speak English, Afrikaans and German. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the dining room or on the verandah, while the many nearby restaurants provide a mouth-watering choice for lunch and dinner.History of the HouseHope Villa is an historic house. Construction of the house commenced in 1899 and was completed in 1901. The home is built of stone taken from the cliffs behind the house and features yellowwood floors, windows, oregan pine ceilings and doorframes. The house has since been tastefully restored. Hope Villa is situated in the middle of three original plots, which were consolidated into one erf. LocationHope Villa is a mere stroll away from the lagoon, restaurants and the scenic Eastern Heads viewpoints and walk, and is just a few kilometres from the centre of town. A few metres down the road takes you to a small lagoon beach from where you can walk out onto the lagoon sands at low tide or have a refreshing swim when the tide comes in. Two restaurants offer you delicious lunch or dinner options. Senza offers a superb range of pastas, pizzas and seafood and is the ideal place to go for a most memorable sundowner. East Head Cafe is an extremely popular meeting place of family and friends and offers delicious light meals, cakes, lunches and more! Both restaurants are situated right on the water and have never-to-be-forgotten views of the Knysna Heads. Further down George Rex Drive you will find Mo's on Rex, a friendly family restaurant set amongst the trees. Accommodation Accommodation comprises of 4 well-appointed rooms - one family suite (two double rooms sharing bathroom) and 2 double rooms en-suite. All bedrooms have plenty of cupboard space.The Fireplace Room is a large room with twin beds and has the original stone fireplace to keep you warm on the cooler winter nights and has a view onto the private garden with swimming pool. Alongside the Fireplace Room is the smaller Seahorse Room which is equally as comfortable and shares the bathroom (bath with shower) with the bigger room. This room also has a view onto the garden and swimming pool. These two rooms are ideal for a family but can be booked seperately.Our Bay Room is another large tranquil room with twin beds and a large en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. A calm and peaceful room, the Wagtail Room has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower.All rooms will make you feel instantly at home with their super-comfortable-never-want-to-get-out-of-bed bedding! We offer ample secure off-street parking, free Wi-Fi, DSTV and swimming pool in our private garden. Our beautifully furnished rooms offer guests a relaxing and comfortable stay. Recommended Day Trips From Hope Villa Brenton-on-Sea is found nestled in the hills of Knysna's West Head and is home to the "Brenton Blue" butterfly. The beach is ideal for sunbathing, walking and fishing. The Brenton-on-Sea Beach Walk is a pleasant 4,5 kilometre walk along the pristine coastline to Buffalo Bay. Buffalo Bay offers safe swimming and perfect waves for surfing.Noetzie was declared a conservancy in 1999 and is renowned for its' castles that were built from stones found in the area. The first castle was built in the 1930's. The beauty of Noetzie's beach surrounded by forest and the dark waters of the lagoon make this a magical place to visit.Rheenendal can be found 10 kilometres west of Knysna. The Rheenendal Ramble is a place to explore - there you will find a number of artists, crafters as well as restaurants and even a garden nursery. There are many trails through the forest in the area or hike to the old gold mine at Millwood and Bendigo Mine where you can learn about the gold rush in the area.Sedgefield offers attractions for the whole family. There are four beautiful beaches which are ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Sedgefield is also a paragliding Mecca for the more adventurous! The highest fossil sand dune can be seen from Myoli Beach and Gerickes Point and is home to two colonies of Cape and White Breasted Cormorants. Something not to be missed on a Saturday morning is the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market!Plettenberg Bay, a mere 30 kilometres from Knysna, has some fantastic beaches for swimming. For the more active type we recommend one of the many hikes on Robberg Peninsula. A choice of three circular routes of increasing difficulty and distance are available. This peninsula is a national monument, nature reserve and marine protected area. Storms River Mouth is found in the magnificent Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park and is the starting point for the Otter Trail. This area is home to the African Black Oyster Catcher, Knysna Loerie, Cape Clawless Otter and the Blue Duiker. Here snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking, kloofing and many more adventure activities are on offer. Try the 2,5 - 3 hour "foofie slide" tour through the forest from Storms River Village. And of course a walk across the suspension bridge over the river mouth is something not to be missed.Bloukrans Bridge lies 40 kilometres east of Plettenberg Bay. If you are looking for more of an adrenalin rush, why not bungy jump from Bloukrans Bridge which is the highest bungy jump bridge in the world!Festivals & Annual EventsKnysna is renowned for its many festivals and sporting events which are held throughout the year. These include a number of mountain-biking events which are rated as some of the top mountain-biking events in South Africa, golfing, running and cycling events, the Knysna Literary Festival for those interested in reading and writing, the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras, the Knysna Motor Show for all motoring enthusiasts, as well as the Knysna Speed Festival. The most renowned event of the year in Knysna is the Oyster Festival which offers a bumper programme with something to interest the whole family! Then towards the latter part of the year the vibrant Rastafarian community of Knysna invites everyone to their annual Rasta Earth Festival. Here you can celebrate the Rastafarian way of life by sharing in their philosophy, food and music.Activities in the AreaAdventure: Experience Knysna through the eyes of a seagull! Take a helicopter flight over the area and get a birds eye view of the magnificent sights and landmarks. And if you enjoy the wind in your hair why not head for Sedgefield where you can fly the wind streams on a tandem paraglide. Or if you prefer to have your feet firmly on the ground you can join a professionally guided 4x4 self-drive through the Knysna Forest to explore some of the wonders within.Water: Go waterside and join an eco-adventure on the Knysna Lagoon. These sea safaris begin at Thesen Island and guarantee you a fun day on the water. Knysna Lagoon offers many sailing and cruising options. Head out on the lagoon on a yacht or catamaran and then sail through the Heads in search of dolphins and whales. Or stay within the lagoon and enjoy a lunchtime or evening sundowner cruise on the only paddle-driven vessel in South Africa! For a dinner with a difference - try the double-decker floating restaurant for a fun-filled family experience.Walking & Hiking: The Garden Route Trail was developed to offer keen hikers a guided opportunity to experience all that the area has to offer in terms of forest, wetland, dune, Fynbos, estuary and riverine. Guided day hikes and forest tours are also offered. Or for the less energetic, take an easy Fynbos walk ending with a picnic.Biking: Hire a bike and ride one of the many mountain-biking trails in the area which cater for beginners to the more experienced rider.Golf: Knysna offers three superb golf courses. Knysna Golf Club is a short drive from Hope Villa and is situated on the edge of the lagoon. It is an 18-hole golf course that meanders through the tidal pools created by the lagoon. Pezula Championship Golf Course is a beautiful course with fairways and greens rolling through the landscape. The views at Simola Golf Estate make concentrating on the game difficult! This golf course is one of South Africa's premier golfing destinations. Other golf courses can be found in nearby George and Plettenberg Bay.

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.

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.

Knysna The Greens

The Greens Guest House is situated in the heart of the lush Garden Route greenery in the picturesque and popular town of Knysna. An elegant single storey architectural jewel, housing a large open plan living area, eight exquisite en-suite bedrooms, and secure outside pool deck with spectacular views of the Knysna Heads and Knysna Golf Course. Each room is classic and modern in design with its own private entrance, en-suite bathroom with shower, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, free WiFi, free toiletries, hairdryer, electronic safe, mini fridge, tea and coffee facilities and private veranda with table and chairs to enjoy the pristine views. Guests staying at The Greens can enjoy a lazy afternoon relaxing by the pool overlooking the pristine gardens on the furniture provided or take a dip on the warm summer days. Guests also have access to the barbeque facilities by the garden and pool area. The well-known Knysna Golf Course is only 50 meters away and we are a mere 10-minute drive from the famous Knysna Heads and Forest, Knysna Waterfront and Simola Golf Course. The Greens is ideal for business or leisure travellers looking for a serene, relaxing and pristine environment.

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!

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!

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

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!

Pumula Lodge

Pumula is an African name for "rest". For lovers of nature, the tranquil parkland atmosphere supports an abundant bird life and over 100 species have been identified to date. The lodge is centrally situated between the town and the famous "Knysna Heads" which allows for easy access to all the attractions in the area. Pumula offers the following rooms: Room 1: Bedroom size: 7m x 2.8m. Double room with two double beds (2 x normal double beds–1,9 x 1.4 meters each)  en-suite shower. This room can sleep 4. Room 2: Bedroom size: 6m x 2.8m. King Room with 1 x  king size mattress (1,9 x 1.8 meters) en-suite shower. Room can be converted to a twin bedded room  which is 2 single beds (2 x 1.9 x 0.90 meters) Room 3: Bedroom size: 6m x 2.8m. 1 x Twin bedded room which is two single beds (2 x 1.9 x 0.90 meters) en-suite shower. Room 4: Bedroom size: 6m x 2.8m. 1 x Twin bedded room which is two single beds (2 x 1.9 x 0.90 meters) with en-suite shower. Room 5: Bedroom size: 6m x 2.8m. King Room with 1 x  king size mattress (1,9 x 1.8 meters) full en-suite bathroom (bath and shower) Room can be converted to  a twin bedded room  which is 2 single beds (2 x 1.9 x 0.90 meters All rooms have private entrances. Each bedroom has its own deck, which overlooks the beautiful gardens, and has flat screen television, hair dryers, safe, under carpet heaters, ceiling fans and tea/ coffee cabinet. We serve a hearty 'Tree-Top' breakfast amongst the birds and there is a barbeque facility in the garden. In the evening guests can choose from a selection of fine restaurants, which are located within 10 minutes drive. Although close to the town it is the parkland atmosphere which sets Pumula apart from the other establishments in Knysna. The owner is an enthusiastic birder and can advise guests on the best birding spots in the area or even accompany them when possible. The lodge is also situated close to a bird sanctuary. The beautiful Knysna golf course is only 500 metres from the lodge and a further 6 top golf courses can be visited on day trips, which are within a 70 kilometer radius of the lodge. The owner is also a keen golfer and can assist guests in planning a wonderful golfing holiday. The following activities can also be planned for during a stay at Pumula Lodge: Forest walks Mountain bike trails in the forest Horse riding Fishing in the lagoon or at sea Pleasure cruises on the lagoon Arts and craft tours in the area Daily excursions to Tzitzikamma national park Daily excursions to Oudtshoorn to visit the Cango Caves, ostrich farms and crocodile farm. Many other activities. Regret no children under 10. No Pets. Secure undercover parking. Swimming pool. Non smoking rooms. Tourism Grading Council of South Africa - 4 Star B&B. 

Rexford Manor

Situated it the aptly named suburb of Rexford in Knysna, Rexford Manor is a sumptuously appointed guesthouse, with spectacular, high level views of the historical town of Knysna and the picturesque lagoon. Knysna was founded in 1804 by George Rex, who was rumoured to have been the illegitimate son of King George III and now Rexford Manor has been renovated to create a space that is fit for a king. Each of the private rooms has its own en suite bathroom/shower, walk in wardrobe, a fridge and tea/coffee station, free WiFi internet access and satellite TV with channels covering movies and sports with others of general interest. Rexford Manor provides seasonally appropriate bedding and monogrammed bath towels, gowns and slippers. Swimming towels are available from Nico, the Manager. Shared areas include a sparkling blue pool, sun deck, lounges and the dining room. At the top of the stairs is the library and the upstairs balcony on which to relax and enjoy the view. The Honeymoon Suite is a sensory delight from the plush carpets underfoot to the opulently furnished, open-plan bathroom and the grandeur of the four poster, king size bed. This room is the embodiment of a private, peaceful retreat for newly weds (or re-newly weds) to enjoy some alone time in the seclusion of this sanctuary. The King bedroom leads off the library offering magnificent views of the town and lagoon. The beds can be configured as two singles or a king size double with a relaxing day bed on which to lie back and read or simply drop off into a rejuvenating siesta. The King bedroom has an en suite bathroom with shower and a walk in wardrobe. The Queen bedroom, with a queen size bed, leads off the opposite side of the library and offers the same stunning views as the King. The en suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe are a mirror image of the King. The library can, by arrangement, be closed off at night to form ideal accommodation for a family of four. Downstairs, off the reception is the Princess bedroom. This room is a delight from the moment you enter. The queen size bed looks out through double doors which open onto a romantic private balcony on the edge of the pool. It too has a walk in wardrobe and a bathroom with shower and has views over the surrounding area. Included in the daily rate is a delicious Continental and Hot breakfast.

Rose Cottage Knysna

Comfortable, private, affordable and peaceful. A real 'home away from home' experience! Self-catering accommodation in Knysna for one to three guests, children are welcome and can be accommodated. Rose Cottage is situated in a secure, beautiful and tranquil garden where guests may enjoy observing the abundant bird-life or laze around the secluded pool. Rose Cottage is a few minutes drive from The Heads, the lovely shores of Leisure Isle, Pezula and Knysna golf courses - we are ideally situated to enjoy this beautiful town. Rose Cottage is a large comfortable one bedroom self-catering cottage with en-suite bathroom, a lounge and dining area, kitchen and patio perfect for an afternoon cup of tea or sundowners. There is a separate guest braai area and guests are welcome to use the pool area to unwind and relax. Rose Cottage sleeps a maximum of three persons. There is an additional single bed in the large living area to accommodate a third guest/child if necessary. Rose Cottage has air-conditioning in the bedroom and full DSTV. It is a true home-from-home at reasonable rates in a haven of peace and tranquility. Our cottage is very popular with longer stay overseas guests who want the feeling of staying in a home rather than a hotel. We service Rose Cottage once weekly and provide new linen and towels regularly.

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.