Knysna & Surrounding Area Accommodation

Knysna Accommodation

Inyathi Guest Lodge Self Catering

Self Catering in Knysna

... Inyathi Guest Lodge provides self catering accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Our fully equipped self-catering chalets are situated in a highly convenient central location, 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 location is 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. All the chalets are child and pet friendly, and are situated at ground level so easily accessible. Accommodation comprises of: 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 chalets, offer separate bedroom, bathroom and kitchen/diner with lounge area. 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 self catering chalet has dedicated off-street parking, a private entrance. Knysna is an ideal spot for a romantic break or honeymoon, the highlight of a leisurely drive along the Cape's Garden Route.
From R275
Per person, per night sharing
Sleeps 14 in 4 units/rooms
Wifi Available

36 Ridge Dr Knysna

Self Catering in Knysna

... 36 Ridge Drive Knysna provides stylish self catering accommodation in 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. Or self catering accommodation comprises of 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. 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. Our self catering accommodation provides the perfect spot from which to explore the wonders that the area of Knysna offers.
From R1800
Per person, per night sharing
Sleeps 6 in 1 units/rooms
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Oniro on Thesen

Self Catering in Knysna

... Oniro On Thesen offers self catering accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Located in Thesen Islands and 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. Boasting 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.
From R3800
Per unit, per night
Sleeps 12 in 1 units/rooms
Direct Enquiry

Salt River Lodge

Self Catering in Knysna

... Salt River Lodge offers self catering accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. 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 self catering 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 Knysna river view. Knysna is an international tourist hot-spot which often results in inflated prices. We offer excellent value for money, ensuring you will return again and again.
From R850
Per unit, per night
Wifi Available

Acornhill

Self Catering in Knysna

... Acornhill offers visitors to Knysna, Garden Route with self catering accommodation. 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 self catering accommodation without sacrificing comfort. Conveniently situated 2km from the Knysna town centre & walking distance to the Lagoon Walkway. Our accommodation comprises of: 8 self catering 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 (bring your own smartcard). Our aim has been to provide comfortable affordable alternative self catering accommodation to enable those on a budget to experience what this beautiful Knysna area has to offer:
From R300
Per person, per night sharing
Wifi Available

Footprints of Knysna

Self Catering in Knysna

... Footprints of Knysna provides self catering flatlet accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Footprints of Knysna is full of character and has evolved into a value based, colourful and quirky property with a vibrant yet peaceful "feel good" atmosphere and energy. We are located in a quiet and leafy suburb - only a 5-10 minute drive from Knysna’s bustling Waterfront and spectacular Knysna Heads. This professionally, owner-run self-catering guest house gives you the best of both worlds. A tranquil, uncrowded and safe environment and the peace and privacy of your own apartment combined with hands on-yet unobtrusive hosts. Kitty and Danny share their passion for tourism, travel and extensive knowledge of Knysna and South Africa. All accommodation has self catering options and has views of the garden, Knysna lagoon and dramatic Knysna Heads. All accommodation has full en-suite bathrooms, private decks with BBQ/Braai, TV (DSTV Hotel package), air-conditioning or fans, heaters and kitchen or kitchenette. Our self catering accommodation options comprise of 3 units sleeping between 2 and 4 guests. Footprints of Knysna is set away from the N2 highway but located 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.
From R260
Per person, per night sharing
Sleeps 9 in 3 units/rooms
Direct Enquiry

Oyster Creek Lodge

Self Catering in Knysna

... Oyster Creek Lodge provides self catering accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. 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. This self catering lodge sleeps 12 guests maximum. Our self catering accommodation consists of: 4 en suite bedrooms and 1 with private bathroom. 3 Rooms open onto the deck, 1 overlooks the Knysna lagoon and mountains on the other side of the lodge and the downstairs room opens into the garden, a few metres away from the Knysna lagoon. Attractions in the Knysna Area include: 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 self catering home!
From R3500
Per unit, per night
Wifi Available

The Greens Guest House

Bed & Breakfast in Knysna

... The Greens Guest House offers guests bed and breakfast accommodation 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 bed and breakfast 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 bed and breakfast accommodation is ideal for business or leisure travellers looking for a serene, relaxing and pristine environment in Knysna.
From R555
Per person, per night sharing
Sleeps 2 in 1 units/rooms
Wifi Available

Papillon Bleu

Self Catering in Knysna

... Papillon Bleu provides self catering accommodation in Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna. 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 Brenton-on-Sea sunsets from the pool patio with stunning views of the Indian Ocean, Buffalo Bay and the Outeniqua Mountains. In terms of accommodation 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. We are ideally located equidistant between Knysna and Sedgefield, ensuring that you have plenty to see and do should the urge take you to explore the area. However Brenton-on-Sea offers peace and tranquilty, away from the tourist hot-spots, making it the perfect place to truly unwind. And did we mention the views?? Contact us, and we'll ensure that your accommodation needs are taken care of.
Direct Enquiry Wifi Available

Villa Castollini

Bed & Breakfast in Knysna

... Villa Castollini offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna. This five star Tuscan styled Villa overlooks the Knysna Estuarine bay, majestic mountains, forests and the town of Knysna from high up on the western head of the famous Knysna Heads. Our bed and breakfast accommodation is perfectly positioned with north facing views over Knysna and five minutes drive to Brenton-on-Sea beach, Villa Castollini offers seclusion, privacy and a space that is therapy for the soul. Luxurious, comfortable, safe surrounds and a haven of privacy with hosts that offer genuine hospitality, the five star Villa Castollini lives by its philosophy of Nothing is too much trouble. Superb breakfasts follow spectacular Brenton-on-Sea sunrises and each day is celebrated with a reflective sunset that sets the mood for sundowners and time to take in a setting exclusive to the Villa. This perfect and unique setting extends to the opportunity for using the Villa as your base, no matter what your travel theme is. 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.
Direct Enquiry Wifi Available

Stannards Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast in Knysna

... Stannards Guest Lodge offers both bed and breakfast accommodation and self catering accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Located in the peaceful suburb of Hunter's Home in Knysna, five minutes away from the lagoon and world-class golf courses, and ten minutes from the famous Knysna Heads, Knysna town center and vibrant waterfront. The six en-suite bedrooms, creatively and tastefully decorated, have their own private entrance and patio overlooking the landscaped garden. Room facilities include DSTV, fan, heater, tea tray and wi-fi. The two luxury self catering garden cottages both include a spacious lounge with a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, flat screen LCD TV, I-pod docking station and safe. Tasty and generous buffet-breakfasts can be enjoyed indoors or on the deck overlooking the lush, indigenous garden with a salt water swimming pool and barbeque area. The vast expanse of lawn and number of beautiful trees are home to more than 80 species of birds. The "Afro-chic" lounge, with its cozy fireplace is welcoming on those chilly winter days and the "African curio" shop has stunning gifts for you to take home. Stannards is the perfect base from which to explore all the treasures the famous Garden Route has to offer. Information regarding local restaurants and activities is available and bookings made on request. French owners and managers, Hélène-Marie and Patrick Ceillier, fluent in English, offer every conceivable comfort and convenience and their warm hospitality and personalized service will ensure that your stay in Knysna is one to remember.
From R530
Per person, per night sharing
Sleeps 13 in 5 units/rooms
Wifi Available

Rexford Manor

Bed & Breakfast in Knysna

...Rexford Manor provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. 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 bed and breakfast 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 Knysna 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.
From R1330
Per person, per night sharing
Sleeps 8 in 4 units/rooms

Brenton Bushbuck Lodge

Self Catering in Knysna

... Brenton Bushbuck Lodge offers self catering accommodation in Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna. Brenton-on-Sea is a friendly and safe neighbourhood, where you will frequently encounter free-roaming bushbuck. It's close proximity to Knysna ensure that there is always something to see and do. This 2-bedroom apartment can accommodate 4 to 6 people. 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. The self catering accommodation comprises of a 2-bedroom apartment which can accommodate 4 to 6 people. Nature lovers can enjoy the buck, butterflies and prolific birdlife in this piece of paradise we call home. The self catering 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. If it's Knysna you seek but with a little more "nature" then Brenton-on-Sea is the spot and our self catering accommodation will deliver.
Direct Enquiry Wifi Available

The Beach House

Self Catering in Knysna

... The Beach House provides self catering apartment accommodation in Knysna. The Beach House is the original site of the Beach House Hotel which was demolished in 1974 to build this home. It has been in the Krause family since then and we want people to share the same pleasure that we get from the view and the position - situated right on the Knysna Lagoon at The Heads. The accommodation comprises of 2 options: Beach Cottage: 2 Bedrooms,1 Bathroom - Shower and bath, Fully equipped and serviced with linen provided. Lemon Tree Cottage: 2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - shower, Fully equipped and serviced with linen provided. Everything you need to make your stay in Knysna a memorable one. Knysna provides plentiful opportunity to shop. Pick up something different in one of the many arty and unique stores. For those seeking adventure why not visit the Cheetah farm, the Knysna Elephant Park and see the Knysna Seahorses in the Knysna Lagoon, then on to one of the many Nature Reserves in and around the Knysna area. With a list this good, you'll want to stay at The Beach House for even longer.
From R2000
Per unit, per night
Sleeps 8 in 2 units/rooms
Direct Enquiry

Beacon House

Self Catering in Knysna

... Beacon House comprises of self catering apartment accommodation 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 Knysna lagoon and out to sea through The heads. The accommodation comprises of 4 separate 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, to mention just some. 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. Accommodation provided at Beacon House is beautifully appointed and comprehensive making it the ideal base from which to explore the wonders that characterise Knysna.
From R950
Per person, per night sharing
Sleeps 24 in 4 units/rooms
Wifi Available

Headlands House Guest Lodge

Bed & Breakfast in Knysna

... Headlands House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Located in the area known as The Heads, Headlands House boasts dramatic views of the sea and the Knysna Heads. Managed with uncompromising quality of service and attention to detail, we can advise you on your day trips to ensure that you 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 in 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. Our bed and breakfast accommodation comprises of: 6 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. If you have chosen Headlands House as your Knysna accommodation not only have you chosen luxury upmarket Knysna bed and breakfast accommodation but also placed yourself in the heart of the Garden Route activities and beautiful scenery. 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.
From R960
Per person, per night sharing
Sleeps 12 in 6 units/rooms
Wifi Available

Cliffhanger Cottage

Self Catering in Knysna

... Cliffhanger Cottage provides self catering chalet accommodation near Knysna, Garden Route. Situated off the Rheenendal Road in an area known as Phantom Acre, it is very private yet only 15 minutes to the centre of Knysna and a good swimming beach. This luxurious self catering timber chalet is 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. We offer 3 self catering accommodation options: 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. All rooms have large windows facing the panoramic views. 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. Hedge Cottage - an affordable accommodation in a lovely garden setting. A comfortable and modern bed-sit suitable for two people and makes an ideal base from which to explore the Knysna region.
From R800
Per unit, per night
Sleeps 4 in 2 units/rooms
Direct Enquiry Wifi Available

Oribaai (Oppibaai & Bydibaai)

Self Catering in Knysna

... Oribaai, including Oppibaai & Bydibaai provides self catering apartment accommodation in Buffelsbaai, Knysna. The Beach Cottage has 3 units available - Oribaai, Oppibaai & Bydibaai. Located in Buffelsbaai in the heart of the Garden Route, just 15km from Knysna and Sedgefield. Buffelsbaai or Buffels Bay is an isolated tranquil village with only 200 houses. It has supremely safe beaches for swimming (Blue flag) and provides stunning vistas, essential for long walks. Our self catering accommodation units all overlook the main beach (100m) and bay. Buffelsbaai is ideally located between Knysna and Sedgefield, both renowned as tourist spots in their own right. 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. Sedgefield is renowned for the award winning Wild Oats Community Farmers' Market every Saturday. Sedgefield also offers craft markets, many restaurants, coffee shops & pubs. Being based in Buffelsbaai, puts you smack in the middle and an easy hop to either. Choosing Buffels Bay for your self catering accommodation just makes good sense.
From R1370
Per unit, per night
Sleeps 20 in 3 units/rooms
Direct Enquiry Wifi Available

Knot 4 Sail

Self Catering in Knysna

... Knot 4 Sail offers self catering accommodation in Buffelsbaai, near Knysna in the Cape's Garden Route. 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. Buffelsbaai or 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. Our self catering beach cottage accommodation is 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. Buffelsbaai's nearest town is the fabled Knysna. "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. Buffels Bay is perfect for a self catering break and ideal for long walks, beach fishing and whale & dolphin spotting.
Direct Enquiry

Elephant Rest Forest Cottage

Self Catering in Knysna

... Elephant Rest Forest Cottage offers self catering cottage accommodation in Rheenendal, Knysna, Garden Route. Elephant Rest is a private, tranquil getaway retreat experience. Situated on the edge of the awesome Lawnwood indigenous forest. Experience the peace and beauty of nature, abundant bird life, close to mountain biking, hikes, waterfalls, rivers for canoeing and within 20 mins of supremely beautiful, safe beaches for swimming, surfing etc and Knysna. We are in close proximity to the well known Homtini cycle route which takes one up to the most magnificent view points and in the correct season, one can marvel at the fynbos and proteas or just take in the views over the Outeniqua mountains as the mist rises and plays over the forested area, home to an abundant wildlife and the last few remaining free roaming elephants. The famous author, Dalene Matthee has hikes named after her mythical and historical books, one of them being, "Circles in the Forest". We offer an informative guided tour about the book and information about the trees, plants, myths and legends by our local tour guide. We also offer Aromatherapy massage by request in the comfort of the cottage. We offer facilitated yoga on request. Elephant Rest also offers childrens tee shirt painting, fun, creative and you get to wear your own art! The open plan spacious kitchen, dining, lounge area enables one to move around with ease. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, small oven, large fridge and freezer, coffee plunger and all the necessary cutlery and crockery one needs down to washing up liquid. Because of the space, Elephant Rest is ideal for small groups and family gatherings. The spacious deck is great for group discussions or intimate parties.
From R300
Per person, per night sharing
Sleeps 6 in 1 units/rooms
Direct Enquiry

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Knysna

Knysna caters for the adventure-seeker in the form of bungy-jumping, paragliding, abseiling, quad-bike rides, and 4x4 trails. Fishermen can try some rock and surf angling, deepsea fishing, and trout and bass fishing. Scuba-divers can explore the wrecks and do some spear-fishing. Horse-riding trails are available in the Harkerville-area.

With an abundance of accommodation Knysna provides the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Knysna self catering accommodation provides visitors the freedom to come and go as and when, but for those who prefer a meal they haven't had to prepare first thing in the morning, a Knysna Bed and Breakfast will take care of that.

Knysna is a hiker's paradise with some hikes following the rugged coastline and some that go deep into the forests. There are also plenty of mountain-bike trails available. The Knysna Lagoon has become a favourite windsurfing venue.

Knysna and it's surrounds are the home of the famous Knysna Lourie. The Knysna Lagoon is famous for its oysters and is also home to the rare sea-horse, the "Hippocampus capensis".

The old Knysna harbour has been converted into the Knysna Quays Waterfront and it is currently a shopping mall comprising of restaurants and interesting little shops.

For recreation you can enjoy a ride on the "Outeniqua Choo-Choo" to George. The trip lasts nearly three hours (one way) on a narrow-gauge "Class-24" railway powered by a steam locomotive. Snacks and drinks are available onboard the train.

For the wildlife-enthusiasts a trip to the Knysna Elephant Park wont disappoint. An dusk or dawn elephant safari, lasting about three hours, is an unforgettable experience. The Wilderness National Park is also a great option.

History buffs will enjoy the stories of George Rex, said to be a descendant of King George III, even though Rex himself never made such a claim.

 


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    This is achieved by building up a loyal following of verified users who we will market to on an exclusive and regular basis to maximise the opportunity.
  3. Ensure more money stays within local tourism to benefit us all.
    It is no secret that the large International Booking sites pay no or very little tax to South Africa or Namibia. By taking back a little more control we boost our own economy, and in particular, our local tourism. This is good for us all.
    Read this article on how the Australian holiday accommodation sector is suffering in the same way.
  4. Exclusive.
    Only listings on Stays can participate, which means less competition for bookings.
How it works for accommodation-seekers:

Anyone can register as a $elect Stays member.
There are no costs involved to register as a member.
On registration, we issue them with a member number.
They use their member number when they send an enquiry.
The number is verified automatically BEFORE the enquiry is sent.
The property is notified on the enquiry that they are a verified member.
Property ensures that the quote includes a 15% saving.

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Terms & Conditions

  1. The property (you) must offer the 15% saving to all verified members
  2. Verification is done automatically at the time of an enquiry. It is at the property’s discretion whether to offer the saving for a telephonic enquiry. (As you have no means to verify the membership number, it is advisable to get them to do a formal enquiry so they can be verified).
  3. If the property is currently running a "Special" greater than 15% then the "Special" price will apply. (No further savings needs to be offered). EXCEPT in the case where the "Special" is lower than 15%. In that case the 15% will apply.
    Example: A property offering a 10% discount, must offer an additional 5% discount to valid members - so they get a total 15% saving.
  4. The property must offer valid members the saving all year round. (Properties that pick and chose in which seasons to participate run the risk of being removed from the programme completely. Allowing selective participation defeats the integrity of this initiative).
  5. The property must not inflate the price before the 15% is applied. Prices displayed should be the rack rate. (The official or advertised price of a room).
  6. The property must honour any bookings made while the property was participating as a $elect Stays property.
  7. The property must honour the agreement and the spirit in which the initiative is designed to benefit local tourism.

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  • To ensure you receive your 15% saving, you must use the property's enquiry form.
  • The property does not do membership verifications, the verification is done at the time you make your enquiry. (The system does it automatically)
  • The property will receive your enquiry/booking request as having been sent by a verified member to receive a 15% discount.

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