Knysna Self-catering

Places to Stay

Knysna Accommodation

Self-catering Accommodation in Knysna

Thesen Islands

34 Reviews
Sleeps 7 in 3 rooms

The villa is situated on Thesen Islands Marina in Knysna a private estate with gated entrance and 24 hour access control. It's one of...
The villa is situated on Thesen Islands Marina in Knysna a private estate with gated entrance and 24 hour access control. It's one of the few units that is situated on a private beach. It consists of three bedrooms of which two have queen-sized beds and one has a king-sized bed, three bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen including a microwave oven, washing machine, tumble-dryer and dishwasher. There is an open-plan dining room and lounge with DStv. The third bedroom and bathroom makes up a flatlet with its own kitchenette and has a sleeper couch in the lounge. There is under-floor heating throughout the house and a gas fireplace. Off the deck is a private jetty, which can be used for boating and fishing. The house is within walking distance from all amenities. The estate also has two tennis courts, a squash court and childrens playground.
from R1850

Lagoon Lodge

17 Reviews
Sleeps 15 in 7 rooms

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. Lagoon...
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. Lagoon Lodge offers trhee bed and breakfast rooms and three self-catering units, all elegantly furnished and clean. We serve a great three-course breakfast in the dining room or on the balcony overlooking the lagoon. Our guests are often surprised by the shy presence of a Knysna Loerie in the trees just off the balcony. Each room includes a satellite TV, bar fridge and kettle. Some of the rooms also have balconies from which you have an exquisite view over the tree tops, and braai facilities are available in the garden. All rates include breakfast. The setting is ideal for golf trips as it is just down the road from a renowned golf course, and special excursions can be arranged for non-golfing partners. Transfers to and from the airport can also be arranged, as well as day trips and tours around the area.
from R600

Butskop

5 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Butskop is located in Brenton On Sea, a peninsula area at the Indian Ocean close to Knysna in the Western Cape. It is a lovely quite area...
Butskop is located in Brenton On Sea, a peninsula area at the Indian Ocean close to Knysna in the Western Cape. It is a lovely quite area with a unique Blue Flag Beach within a four-minute walking distance. Dolphins, Orca’s and Wales are regular visitors of our beautiful coast line. This charming downstairs garden flat has a lovely sea view and is perfect for a couple. It has a spacious bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. The flat has a TV with DStv and consists of a large open-plan living area with kitchen. The entrance leads out to a covered sitting area with braai facilities. Knysna also offers you several opportunities to play golf at very well-known golf estates. Culinary seen you can follow your appetite in Knysna in every direction of our planet. We have safe parking and we are solar-powered. Which means we always have lights and always television with DStv.
from R650

Sun Valley Place

35 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Sun Valley Place is a 3 Star Self-catering Apartment situated on the beautiful Knysna Lagoon and set between palm trees and an exotic...
Sun Valley Place is a 3 Star Self-catering Apartment situated on the beautiful Knysna Lagoon and set between palm trees and an exotic garden. It is private, luxurious, well appointed and comfortable, accommodating up to four guests. Its unique location, elevated position and complete separation from the main residence make it very private and perfectly suited for couples and honeymooners. The property is within walking distance of Knysna town centre and is also close to all amenities such as the lagoon ferries, shopping malls, restaurants, golf courses, the Knysna Quays and beaches. Sun Valley Place always welcomes guests with a complimentary tray of tea, coffee and biscuits. A basket of seasonal fruit also welcomes our booked guests on arrival. This is the ideal holiday venue for families who enjoy the water, boating and fishing. We are avid cyclists and have lots of cyclists come and stay with us. A boat can be moored on our floating jetty with prior arrangements and a double canoe is always available for our guests to use at their leisure. The large garden provides plenty of space for the children to play safely. Guests can bring fishing rods to fish from the jetty or from the shores of the lagoon.
from R500

Knysna Pocket Breaks Unit 16

1 Review
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Knysna Pocket Breaks Unit 16 offers a great option to groups or families visiting this part of the...
Knysna Pocket Breaks Unit 16 offers a great option to groups or families visiting this part of the Garden Route. It is situated in a secure complex in the lovely town of Knysna. The apartment has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The open-plan living space consists of a comfortable lounge and a well-equipped kitchen for all of your self-catering needs. This space leads out onto the balcony, which offers views of the garden. The complex is just a short walk away from the Knysna Waterfront with its variety of shops and restaurants. Other nearby attractions include Leisure Island and the Knysna Heads.
from R720
Boomerang Self Catering flat has beautiful views overlooking the Knysna Lagoon to the Outeniqua...
Boomerang Self Catering flat has beautiful views overlooking the Knysna Lagoon to the Outeniqua mountains and is just 15 minutes drive from Knysna Town. Suitable for two guests who are seeking privacy, quietness and a relaxing getaway. Separate entrance and off road parking. Peaceful surroundings with wandering bush buck, guineau fowl and a variety of birds. Boomerang self catering has a fully equipped kitchen, with crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. Full stove and oven, fridge with freezer, microwave oven and toaster. There is a dining room table and seating. The lounge has cane furniture with flat screen TV and full DStv. Separate en suite bathroom with full mirror, shower over bath, with bath towles provided. The bedroom section has a double bed and a three quarter bed. Duvets and bed linen are provided. Plenty of hanging and storage space provided. The covered patio is grassed and paved with braai area and overhead lighting. Beautiful view from the patio overlooks the lagoon to Knysna town and the Outeniqua mountains. The lights of Knysna twinkle across the lagoon at night. Brenton on Sea beach, is five minutes drive away, where you can swim, take beach walks, or just watch the sun set. Brenton Haven hotel, at Brenton on Sea has a restaurant and bar, overlooking spectacular kilometers of beach and waves. Great for meals and sun downers while watching the sun set. Knysna Lagoon is just two minutes away, which is convenient for fishing and all water sports. There is a jetty and slipway for boats. The flat is serviced before arrival, and on departure, but NOT on a daily basis, so you are left in complete privacy. We regret that we cannot accommodate children or pets. Smokers are asked to smoke out of doors. No credit card facilities.
from R600

Bokmakierie Garden Cottage

2 Reviews
Sleeps 2 in 1 room

Bokmakierie Garden Cottage is named after the Bush Shrike, which in Afrikaans vernacular is...
Bokmakierie Garden Cottage is named after the Bush Shrike, which in Afrikaans vernacular is ‘Bokmakierie’, a native bird to this area. The cottage is situated in the quiet suburb of Lower Old Place, a mere 2 km from town, and close to the Knysna Lagoon. It is close to a local pub, a restaurant, a convenience store, the Loerie Park Sports Field, and the African Crafts Market. This semi-detached self-catering cottage can comfortably accommodate up to a maximum of two guests and comprises one bedroom, an open-plan lounge and kitchen area, and a patio. The bedroom features twin single beds. The kitchen is well equipped for self-catering and includes a fridge, two-plate stove, microwave, electric kettle and a toaster. The lounge is furnished with beautiful antique furniture and artworks by local artists. For entertainment, there is an old television with local channels, a radio, and Wi-Fi internet access. The living area leads via large sliding doors to a spacious north-facing sunny patio and a private enclosed garden. Off-street parking is provided.
from R560

Lakeside Motel & Self-catering

8 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 9 rooms

Lakeside Motel & Self-catering offers nine Austrian-style wooden rooms, each with en-suite...
Lakeside Motel & Self-catering offers nine Austrian-style wooden rooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, TV, and self-catering facilities, sleeping from one to five guests. We are positioned alongside the Knysna lagoon with sweeping views of the waterside and the Knysna Heads.
from R310

Oyster Creek Lodge

34 Reviews
Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Surrounded by the Knysna Lagoon with a spectacular view of The Heads, this intimate, luxury lodge can sleep up to twelve people and offers...
Surrounded by the Knysna Lagoon with a spectacular view of The Heads, this intimate, luxury lodge can sleep up to twelve people and offers a variety of flexible accommodation choices. Operating as both a bed and breakfast and self-catering facility, the lodge consists of five luxury suites and one self-catering unit. All the suites (one Twin, two Double Rooms, one Queen and one Luxury Suite) are lagoon-facing and open onto the balcony, which includes a loft double bedroom. The lodge is located between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town in the area called the Garden Route of South Africa. The Luxury Suite, Loft Suite and Double Suite are all ideal for honeymooners or international and local travellers wanting to relax and enjoy the magnificent views of the lagoon which adds something special to your luxury experience and help to make memories that you will never forget. The inspiration for the lodge’s decor is largely drawn from the surrounding natural beauty of the Knysna Forest and is exactly what one would expect from a 4 Star and AA Superior accredited lodge. Spend your evenings lazing around the fireplace, or enjoying a traditional South African braai. Our communal lounge area is equipped with a plasma screen TV and DStv for all movie and sports channels. All rooms have TVs and DSTV. Oyster Creek is known for its genuine South African hospitality. Start off the day with a selection of fresh fruit, yogurts and cereals, or enjoy a traditional breakfast of bacon, sausage and eggs served with a choice of juice, coffee or tea. Our well–equipped kitchen offers self-catering guests all the modern conveniences they could need and serves delicious home cooked breakfasts for our bed and breakfast patrons.
from R900

Aestas Bed & Breakfast

30 Reviews
Sleeps 21 in 9 rooms

Aestas Bed and Breakfast is located in the centre of Knysna. Within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, Waterfront and Lagoon, we...
Aestas Bed and Breakfast is located in the centre of Knysna. Within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, Waterfront and Lagoon, we offer our guests a warm welcome, hospitality and beautiful views. Our Double en-suite bedrooms, self-catering units, lush garden with pool and braai area, will make you feel at home. Enjoy our continental breakfast buffet and fresh cooked English breakfast; it will make your day, safe inside parking and laundry service and public/wireless internet for your convenience. Coming back in the afternoon, relax in our lush garden, refresh in the pool and in the evening, our garden is romantically lit by torches and candles for a special feeling to finish your day. Explore Knysna, enjoy all Knysna has to offer, we will gladly advise you to make your stay a memorable one.
from R660

Tshayile House

Sleeps 10 in 5 rooms

Tshayile House is an enchanting holiday home with fresh finishes inspired by the relaxed holiday ambience of Leisure Island. The main...
Tshayile House is an enchanting holiday home with fresh finishes inspired by the relaxed holiday ambience of Leisure Island. The main living area is open-plan and includes a comfortable lounge with DStv and a functional open-plan kitchen and dining area. The house is perfect for a special family getaway and can be booked together with Greenhole Cottage, as the properties share a back fence with a gate from one property leading to the other. The unit comprises three bedrooms; one bedroom has a double bed; the second bedroom has two bunk beds; and the third bedroom has a double bed and bunk bed. The house also features a lovely veranda and a spacious under-cover braai area.
from R1800

A Knysna Herons Guest House

11 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 7 rooms

Our motto is to please. “It's not how many visit us, it's how many return.” A warm welcome awaits...
Our motto is to please. “It's not how many visit us, it's how many return.” A warm welcome awaits you at A Knysna Herons Guest House. Come and enjoy some of the best hospitality, at affordable prices that Knysna has to offer, while enjoying some of South Africa's best Garden Route scenery and all its surroundings. As you travel through the Garden Route with all its splendour, why not stopover and relax with us. We are accessible to Plettenberg Bay, which is just 30 km away, and George is a mere 70 km. Relax in the tranquil setting by the pool, surrounded by a tropical garden with palm trees. We welcome you with open arms where every guest will leave as a friend. Apart from our friendly atmosphere and personalized service, we offer free DStv and Wi-Fi connectivity, pool, airport transfers, electronic safes, wall panel heaters, hairdryers, fans, as well as tea and coffee-making facilities in every room. Enjoy the sparkling pool and open braai to unwind. We will take care of any of your bookings if required. All rooms are en-suite, with a private patio or balcony leading into the surrounding garden full of birds. We have seven rooms, of which two are family or self-catering units. There is also secure, off-street parking on the property. Our hearty English breakfast will make you smile, and includes fresh fruit, juices, yoghurt, cereals, toast, and condiments to start the day off. A Knysna Herons Guest House is situated on the exquisite Garden Route within the Western Cape’s natural beauty, off the Knysna Lagoon. It is within secure and peaceful settings, central to a variety of amenities and activities in the immediate area, which include the famous golf courses such as Sparrebosch Golf Course, beach activities, hiking, canoeing, lagoon cruises, paintball, fishing, bungee jumping, and water skiing to name a few. We cater to a variety of travellers from business to leisure.
from R700

Owls Roost Knysna

2 Reviews
Sleeps 5 in 2 rooms

Owl’s Roost Apartments is surrounded by typical coastal bush vegetation they have prolific bird life including the Knysna Turaco. The views...
Owl’s Roost Apartments is surrounded by typical coastal bush vegetation they have prolific bird life including the Knysna Turaco. The views are exquisite and range from the Brenton Hills over the Lagoon to the Outeniqua Mountains and parts of Knysna. Each apartment has comfortable beds, and private bathrooms. There are kitchenettes, fitted with a two-plate stove, a microwave and a fridge. The lounge areas have TVs with the Premium DStv bouquet, separate radio and DVD CD player complete the audio-visual equipment. Free Wireless or LAN Internet is available in both apartments. The apartments are not serviced but a washing machine and a tumble dryer is available by arrangement. As the house is set on a steep slope, both apartments are not suitable for toddlers and small children.
from R540
Inyathi Guest Lodge & Self-Catering is situated in a highly convenient location in Central...
Inyathi Guest Lodge & Self-Catering is situated in a highly convenient location in Central Knysna. The lodge comprises of seven self-catering chalets, which cater for two to four people. Each chalet has a bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen or kitchenette, televisions with local channels, lounge areas and patios with braai facilities. Inyathi also offers guests Wi-Fi Internet access, the establishment is pet friendly and there is secure parking on the premises. Attractions and activities in and around Knysna are plentiful, with the Featherbed Nature Reserve, the Knysna Elephant Park and the Knysna Waterfront to make your stay an enjoyable one.
from R400

Under Milkwood

5 Reviews
Sleeps 66 in 17 rooms

This tranquil resort offers guests a haven of leisure and comfort, and wonderful views of the lagoon with the Outeniqua Mountains in the...
This tranquil resort offers guests a haven of leisure and comfort, and wonderful views of the lagoon with the Outeniqua Mountains in the background. Each chalet has two bedrooms and a fully-equipped kitchen with all the modern conveniences such as a microwave, fridge and freezer, stove, TV and Le Creuset cookware. Each chalet also has its own sundeck and barbecue facilities, and are serviced daily. Our beach offers guests safe swimming and watersports in the protected bay, with windsurfers and canoes provided. Hiking trails, birdwatching and fishing can all be enjoyed close by, as well as many other attractions offered in Knysna. Our beachfront offers an ideal setting for sunbathing and swimming. Sunloungers, umbrellas and canoes are available to guests at no extra cost.
from R1250

Azure On The Water

2 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Azure On the Water is a two-bedroom apartment situated at The Quays in Knysna. The apartment sleeps four people and is ideal for a family...
Azure On the Water is a two-bedroom apartment situated at The Quays in Knysna. The apartment sleeps four people and is ideal for a family vacation near the centre of town. Azure On The Water featuring a lovely large lounge with satellite TV, a dining area, and a beautiful kitchen with a washing machine and tumble-dryer. The large sun deck with braai facilities is located on the water, with the yachts sailing by. There is also a lock-up garage. Within walking distance guest will find shops and restaurants.
from R1650

Paradise Heads Self-catering

5 Reviews
Sleeps 15 in 5 rooms

Paradise Heads is situated close to the centre of Knysna from the busiest part of the town, with...
Paradise Heads is situated close to the centre of Knysna from the busiest part of the town, with easy access to supermarkets and restaurants. Knysna is a two and a half hour drive west of Port Elizabeth and 45 minutes’ drive from George on the N2 road. There are over 50 bistros, restaurants and pubs ranging from fast food to 5 Star gourmet cuisine, and of course, fresh seafood in mouthwatering abundance, including the oysters for which Knysna is world-famous. Accommodation is offered in three tastefully decorated units. All the units are open-plan with a kitchen and sitting room, bedrooms and bathroom, and facilities include satellite TV, separate entrances and secure off-street parking. All units also have wonderful views of the Knysna Heads. Barbecue facilities are available, breakfast can be served on request on the patio or enjoy the views from the newly-built Jacuzzi.
from R520

Salt River Lodge

10 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 4 rooms

Salt River Lodge is set in a supremely tranquil location on the northern side of the lagoon. With four flats only, we ensure that the...
Salt River Lodge is set in a supremely tranquil location on the northern side of the lagoon. With four flats only, we ensure that the environment isn't crowded. Each flat can sleep four to six people. The accommodation is fully equipped with everything required for self-catering and includes a stove, an oven, a microwave oven, a full-size fridge with freezer and braai facilities. All linen is provided and each flat has two TVs with DStv. The flats can be fully serviced upon request. There is a swimming pool and a pool table for your convenience. We are part of a natural bird sanctuary and species include the Knysna Loerie, the Heron and Egyptian Geese which often visit for a drink from the swimming pool.
from R600

Forest Valley Cottages

11 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 8 rooms

Honeymoon, casual luxury, romantic hideaways available for you to consider. Built at treetop height, all have awesome amphitheatre views...
Honeymoon, casual luxury, romantic hideaways available for you to consider. Built at treetop height, all have awesome amphitheatre views of the deep indigenous forest, valleys and mountains surrounding Knysna. The cottages are stylishly furnished with a natural contemporary feel. The rooms either have queen-size beds or double beds with quality linens, as well as a Jacuzzi/hydro-spa bath, one room has a hydro tub, opens to the gorgeous view from the deck. We supply invigorating bath goodies and lots of candles for you to use; bubble away and sip on some champagne or wine brought to you. There are also showers in some of the en-suite bathrooms. The lounges have wood-burning fireplaces, and wood is placed on the deck for purchase. During winter, we supply firewood at R50 a grain sack full. DStv and CD players are provided in each cottage, and the kitchens are fully equipped for self-catering, including microwaves, small ovens and fridge-freezers. Some units have private courtyards and lapas, where you can really enjoy the forest night calls. All have private decks with tables and chairs, to enjoy the awesome views. There is also a plunge pool to use in the muggy weather, with all-around seating and overlooking the magnificent views. More braai areas are sited here if you want to make a day of it. The housekeepers service the cottages midway into your stay, where they will make beds, wash dishes, and clean Weber barbecues and fireplaces; towels are changed every second day. This excludes Sundays and public holidays. A winter special runs from May to June, July 15 to 30 July and throughout August. We are on the Cape Town side of Knysna, the lovely forested side. Forrest Valley Cottages are situated 12 kilometres out of Knysna and 15 kilometres from the centre of town, close to beaches and forests, it is private and safe.
from R1360

Travellers Lodge and Backpackers

32 Reviews
Sleeps 35 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 R300

Knysna South Africa

Knysna Self-catering 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,...

Read more
If you are looking for Knysna self catering accommodation, SafariNow has a selection of self catering accommodation in Knysna and surrounds. With 322 listings in Knysna, our handy Knysna map search and great low prices, it's easy to book the perfect self catering holiday accommodation for your Knysna visit. We also have some great special accommodation deals in Knysna South Africa

Did you know? Knysna Self-catering is often misspelt. Here are some variations:

Knisna Self-catering,

Dont forget that we also list all the popular Knysna Hotels
Press to Interact
To top Refresh
Available On Request
There are no items in your favourites
Loading...