Welcome to your portal to the most beautiful part of the Garden Route - the greater Knysna area
Looking for comfortable self-catering accommodation, homey B&B’s, guest houses or luxurious hotels or lodges in the greater Knysna area? Need to find out what's happening in and around Knysna while you're visiting? Congratulations: you’ve come to the right place!
Navigate the tabs above to find the perfect accommodation option to suit your style and pocket, check specials and availability, find out about events and festivals taking place and read about the fantastic restaurants in our area.
The greater Knysna area consists of Knysna, Brenton, Rheenendal, Buffalo Bay, and Sedgefield,, and by browsing this site you will find interesting things to do in these areas, great accommodation and maps for ease of reference.
The Knysna Accommodation Association has members in each of these areas and, while each establishment is uniquely different, they all offer guests a warm, friendly atmosphere with friendly staff who are dedicated to going beyond what is expected of them to meet all your needs while providing assistance in planning your stay.
||HILLVIEW SELF CATERING
|Knysna Hollow is beautifully set on a secluded old country estate near Knysna’s famous lagoon on the Garden Route. Built in a bygone era, it is finished with pressed ceilings, yellowwood floors and indigenous furniture.
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|Located on the main road into Knysna, Hide-Away Guest House, is a Bed and Breakfast establishment, offering free WiFi in each of the well-appointed rooms and with unsurpassed views of the estuary and Knysna Heads. Make Hide Away Guest House your home away from home while exploring the famous Garden Route on the southern coast of South Africa.
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|KNYSNA MANOR HOUSE
||LAVENDER HILL GUEST HOUSE
|This guest-house is housed in a charming Victorian mansion and overlooks the stunning Knysna Lagoon and is within walking distance of shopping centers, medical facilities, banks, exclusive shops, local craft markets, restaurants and the Knysna Waterfront.
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|Your hosts Cecil & Edith welcome you to Lavender Hill Guest House, which is conveniently situated in Hunters Home in Knysna, close to the Knysna Heads and Leisure Isle. Both offer safe swimming areas and lovely sandy beaches.
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The Garden Route is one of the favourite destinations along South Africa’s coastline, with the greater Knysna area regarded as the jewel in the Garden Route's crown. Located midway between the cities of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, Knysna is perfectly situated as a base from which to explore its outlying areas, as well as the rest of the Garden Route and sections of the Klein Karoo.
Knysna reclines on the banks of its famous estuary, cradled between the sparkling waters and mysterious, ancient, indigenous forests. Protected from the deep ocean waters by the imposing, sandstone Knysna Heads, the area also consists of towering mountains, sprawling acres of Cape fynbos and a natural system of lakes. As part of the Garden Route National Park, Knysna lies at the heart of the Lakes Section.
This extensive natural playground, paired with a temperate climate (summer temperatures average a comfortable 27°C while winter enjoys an easy average of 14°C), makes Knysna an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.
Take a horse ride through the indigenous forest, followed by a visit to the Millwood goldfields. Try your hand at mashie golf or take a cruise through the Knysna Heads. Join a moonlight meander and explore our fascinating inter-tidal zone with your flashlight, or take a daylight stroll along Brenton Beach to spot some whales and dolphins. Visit one of the five al fresco markets in the area, and then grab your mountain bike for a ride into the forests. Enjoy snorkeling in the estuary before taking a walk through historic Knysna. Then quench your thirst by going for a tour of Mitchell's Brewery. Explore the beach and castles at Noetzie or visit the Rastafarian community before taking advantage of our incredible fishing waters. Spot the elusive Knysna Loerie amongst Knysna's abundant bird life and watch the sunset from the Eastern Head viewpoint.
And then, if you have time before dinner, indulge in some world-class shopping. Speaking of dinner, Knysna offers something for everyone's taste buds. From our famous oysters and delicious seafood, our restaurants offer hearty fare to five star dining experiences, including a variety of world cuisines.
We invite you to use this site to not only book your accommodation, but to explore every aspect of what Knysna has to offer you – our most welcome guest.