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Homebase Knysna

Sleeps 47 in 33 rooms

Nestled between lush forests and the Knysna River, Homebase Knysna offers a great accommodation choice to guests exploring this gem of the...
Nestled between lush forests and the Knysna River, Homebase Knysna offers a great accommodation choice to guests exploring this gem of the Western Cape.

This spacious house has 11 rooms, of which all have a variety of bed configurations to cater to every traveller and budget. Some rooms offer privacy and have en-suite bathrooms, while some are more suited to backpackers and larger groups.

Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast as a great start to their day. The house also has a fully equipped kitchen for guests with self-catering requirements. Guests can relax beside the swimming pool, or enjoy a drink from the bar.

This house is the ideal base to explore this scenic area from. It is located just a short distance away from the river and the forest, making it a great option for nature- and water enthusiasts.

After a day of discovery, guests can return to the house to unwind in the comfortable lounge. End the evening off by relaxing on the deck while appreciating a stunning sunset.
from R260

Travellers Lodge and Backpackers

29 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 9 rooms

Travellers Lodge and Backpackers is a cozy home away from home located close to town, with all...
Travellers Lodge and Backpackers is a cozy home away from home located close to town, with all amenities supplied.
We have a lovely garden and braai area and fresh clean bedding is supplied.

We are old hands at the backpacking industry and spend extra time with our guests offering them traditional South African braai and entertainment to make them feel at home.
from R260

Brenton Accommodation

1 Review
Sleeps 10 in 4 rooms

Brenton Accommodation is situated in the seaside holiday town of Brenton on Sea and offers guests a truly relaxing coastal escape away from...
Brenton Accommodation is situated in the seaside holiday town of Brenton on Sea and offers guests a truly relaxing coastal escape away from the bustle of the city.

There are four comfortably furnished rooms. One has a double bed and an en-suite bathroom. Room two has single beds and make use of shared bathroom facility. Room 3 is a dorm with two bunker beds and make use of shared bathroom facility. The fourth room has a double bed and makes use of shared bathroom facilities.

Guests can wake up to the sounds of nature while appreciating the sea views from their deck. Dinner will be served on request at an additional cost and booking is essential.

A delicious breakfast is served every day and can be enjoyed in the rustic dining area. Guests can spend their days exploring this beautiful little town by visiting the beach, or by taking a drive to Featherbed Private Nature Reserve.

Return to the comfort of the house to enjoy a candle-lit dinner on the deck, or to gather around the fire while enjoying a braai. The deck is also the perfect space to appreciate the panoramic views of the surrounding area, or to just admire the view of the sun setting on the ocean.
from R400

Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers

14 Reviews
Sleeps 32 in 7 rooms

For a little bit of luxury that is kind on your pocket, our boutique backpacker offers exactly...
For a little bit of luxury that is kind on your pocket, our boutique backpacker offers exactly that. Tucked away in the heart of the Garden Route, we take pride in making you feel at home. We are both experienced travellers with a wealth of knowledge in travel and tourism in Africa and as the owners, we know how important a friendly face and a comfortable atmosphere is.

We have a range of accommodation to offer from Dorm Rooms to twin, double or triple and en-suite rooms. All prices include breakfast and tea and coffee throughout your stay. There is a self-catering kitchen as well as a communal braai area. We also offer free Wi-Fi access.

We are ideally situated a two-minute walk from the Knysna Waterfront, and the bustling little town is a five-minute walk away. We can arrange a number of activities with transportation in and around Knysna, and any way in which we can help you enjoy your stay in Knysna; we are at your service and will do our best to accommodate your requests.

Knysna is South Africa’s best kept secret. It is named in the top 100 places in the world to visit. This quaint, bustling tourist town is home to a huge indigenous population of people of all ages, creeds and cultures.

Today, Knysna boasts an upbeat waterfront full of shops, bars and restaurants with stunning views of The Heads; it is the perfect place for a sundowner on the lagoon which is home to the famous Knysna oysters and seahorses.
from R280

Island Vibe Knysna

6 Reviews
Sleeps 14 in 3 rooms

Island Vibe is set in the centre of town within easy walking distance to most attractions. Views of the Knysna Heads can be seen while...
Island Vibe is set in the centre of town within easy walking distance to most attractions. Views of the Knysna Heads can be seen while relaxing around the pool side bar, enjoying the sunny deck or using the communal self catering facilities.

Small cosy dorms and spacious double/triple en suite rooms. Knysna is an excellent town to stay in and experience any of the myriad of adventures available- abseiling, mountain or quad biking, canoeing, quiet walks in forests, boat cruises on the lagoon, horse riding, township tours, shooting range, elephant park tours, visit the brewery, or stay at home for a quiet one.
from R240
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    Accommodation near Knysna

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    Aestas Bed and Breakfast is located in the centre of Knysna. Within walking distance of shops,...
    Aestas Bed and Breakfast is located in the centre of Knysna. Within walking distance of shops, restaurants, Waterfront and Lagoon, we offer our guests a warm welcome, hospitality and beautiful views. Visit Aestas B and B for a memorable stay.
    from R660

    30 Reviews

    Knysna Log-Inn

    from R1440
    The Knysna Log-Inn embodies an indigenous concept that combines the character and spirit of the...
    The Knysna Log-Inn embodies an indigenous concept that combines the character and spirit of the surrounding indigenous forests with Knysna romantic history. On entering the lobby of one of the largest log structures in the Southern Hemisphere, exquisitely carved solid Yellowwood trunks tower upwards
    from R1440
    Sleeps 156 in 58 rooms

    0.29km from Knysna

    7 Reviews

    Graywood Hotel

    from R980
    Come and relax and enjoy the tranquility of this 3 Star timber-log hotel. The vibe, friendliness...
    Come and relax and enjoy the tranquility of this 3 Star timber-log hotel. The vibe, friendliness and helpfulness of staff, and an excellent nights rest is what we are best known for.
    from R980
    Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

    0.29km from Knysna

    3 Reviews

    Situated in beautiful Knysna, Garden route, South Africa, this historic Victorian home has all the...
    Situated in beautiful Knysna, Garden route, South Africa, this historic Victorian home has all the warmth and comforts you could ever want. In the heart of this quaint town, accommodation at Bond Street B&B Guest Lodge can only enhance your stay. <br />
    from R640
    Sleeps 14 in 4 rooms

    0.30km from Knysna

    8 Reviews

    Knysna Manor House is a 3-Star, AA Highly Recommended Knysna guesthouse offering B&B accommodation...
    Knysna Manor House is a 3-Star, AA Highly Recommended Knysna guesthouse offering B&B accommodation on the Garden Route. This unique Bed and Breakfast combines the charm of times gone by with modern amenities.
    from R700

    32 Reviews

    Hilton Court

    from R1400
    This is a lovely self-catering apartment found in the secure Hilton Court complex. Situated in...
    This is a lovely self-catering apartment found in the secure Hilton Court complex. Situated in central Knysna, a short walking distance to the town and Knysna Waterfront, this is the ideal location for a family holiday.
    from R1400
    Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

    0.11km from Knysna

    1 Review

    Enjoy a well-deserved holiday in Knysna and experience true Garden Route hospitality.
    Enjoy a well-deserved holiday in Knysna and experience true Garden Route hospitality.
    from R800
    Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

    0.11km from Knysna

    1 Review

    Homebase Knysna

    from R260
    Nestled between lush forests and the Knysna River, Homebase Knysna offers a great accommodation...
    Nestled between lush forests and the Knysna River, Homebase Knysna offers a great accommodation choice to guests exploring this gem of the Western Cape.
    from R260
    Sleeps 47 in 33 rooms

    0.32km from Knysna

    As the name suggests, Knysna Pocket Breaks Unit 5 is situated in the scenic holiday town of Knysna....
    As the name suggests, Knysna Pocket Breaks Unit 5 is situated in the scenic holiday town of Knysna. It is located within a secure complex and offers self-catering accommodation for small groups or families.
    from R530
    Sleeps 3 in 1 room

    0.30km from Knysna

    from R580
    Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

    0.30km from Knysna

    Knysna South Africa

    Knysna Backpacker Hostel Accommodation

    If there is such a thing, Knysna is the heart of the Garden Route. This medium-sized town on the banks of the usually placid and always beautiful Knysna Lagoon is a real tourist haven. The lagoon, which is guarded from the sea by two enormous, rugged, sandstone cliffs, known as The Heads, is a fabulous playground as well as being the source of the cultivated oysters for which Knysna is famed.

    The Eastern Head is quite developed with houses, guest houses, a dive shop and a restaurant in the most spectacular position. The Western Head, which is reached by scenic boat trip or a short paddle, is a private nature reserve with less physical infrastructure but loads of tourist activities. Tractor tours, abseiling and quad bike tours are all on offer, and there is a restaurant with a view to rival the one on the Eastern Head.

    There is excellent diving in Knysna, both in the lagoon and outside in the open sea. One of the more interesting dives, a wreck right in the channel in The Heads, is only to be explored at slack tide, and then by relatively strong divers.

    The N2 runs through the town in a freakishly narrow two-lane road that, at peak holiday times, creates traffic jams of note. Other than that, though, Knysna is mega-laid back.
    It’s surrounded by wonderful indigenous forests with historical gold mines to explore, wonderful hikes and some of the most fabulous mountain biking in the world. No exaggeration. The ubiquitous Knysna loerie is a beautiful green and red bird that hides out in the forest, occasionally showing its scarlet underwings as it takes flight. Even more elusive and beautiful is the iconic Narina trogon, which is spotted relatively often.

    Although there are no real beaches actually within the town, the nearby Noetzie and Brenton Beaches are spectacular. Brenton, in particular, is a great beach for walking as it stretches 6km to Buffalo Bay, where a wonderful horse trail operator offers the exhilarating experience of cantering along the beach with the wind in your hair. The surfing is good, too.

    Knysna has two awesome golfing estates, one on the Western Head on a cliff high above the crashing Atlantic and another deeper in the mountains with views over the lagoon and ocean. The public Knysna Golf Club also has a more than reasonable course and there’s even a mashie course for a real quick fix, so keen golfers will never get bored. And – as Knysna is such a gorgeous place – the partners and families of golfers won’t get bored, either.

    Knysna is filled with creative crafters, talented artists and skilled artisans of all types so there are mega opportunities for retail therapy. Lots of live music venues, great restaurants and South Africa’s first micro-brewery all contribute to the sybaritic nature of the town. In July, the Knysna Oyster Festival is a celebration of seafood, wine and far more active pleasures, with a wonderful mountain bike race, a forest marathon and loads of other activities.
    Towards the end of May, the Pink Loerie Festival is a bird of a somewhat different feather. Although it’s primarily a gay festival, with outrageous costumes and wild parties, it’s enjoyed as much by straight (some surprisingly so) locals and visitors.

    If there is such a thing, Knysna is the heart of the Garden Route. This medium-sized town on the banks of the usually placid and always beautiful Knysna Lagoon is a real tourist haven. The lagoon, which is guarded from the sea by two enormous,...

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