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About Blackwaters River Lodge

“Explore & feel our place of magic”
Blackwaters River Lodge is a 4 star graded country lodge situated on the banks of the Goukamma river with 20 beautifully decorated rooms surrounded by indigenous forests. This magical piece of paradise is centrally and conveniently situated on the N2 between the quaint towns Knysna and Sedgefield and 10 minutes away from Buffalo Bay, one of South Africa’s Blue Flag beaches
Our beautiful “place of magic” offers so much more to guests when booking with us - Par 3 Golf Course, canoeing and stand up paddling on the river, freshly made meals in our Earth & Fire Dining Facility, river picnics, wine tastings and a bird lovers paradise - experience the Knysna Turaco in its natural environment. All luxury units overlook the river and forest and classic units are situated in the gardens overlooking the Par 3 golf course. All our units have fridges, baths and showers with private patios and the luxury units have extra length beds

Al La Carte all day menu for golfers and in house guests to enjoy and Set Menus for dinner time. Guests can enjoy a relaxing day around the pool or have a drink in the Ladies Bar in the lounge. Free WIFI is available and the George Airport is 60 km (45 min) from the property.

Golf: The Golf Course is a very challenging 9-hole/18 Tees par 3 Mashie (pitch & putt). The Course has been designed so as not to detract from the natural beauty of this most fertile valley. Equipment hire is available to players.

Wedding Venues: If you're looking for a venue that will create a mood and atmosphere for you to say “I Do”, look no further than the Blackwaters River Lodge.

Conference Venues: Blackwaters River Lodge is very popular with companies in the area for running Team-building and business workshops.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 7 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Activities desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Business Center
  • Central location
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Lounge
  • Mini fridge
  • Minibar
  • Patio
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Shower
  • Kids Stay Free
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Availability and pricing

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  • Luxury Suite Luxury Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 12 Open plan unit with 2 x single beds/kingsize with full en-suite bath & shower, bar fridge, hair dryer, fans, electrical... see more
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      • Classic Suite Classic Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 8 Spacious open plan unit with 2 x single beds in the garden complex with full bathroom en-suite (bath & shower), bar,... see more Features:  Twin beds, M-Net, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Garden views see more Twin beds, M-Net, DStv, Private bathroom, En-suite, Garden views, Television, Satellite TV
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          Reviews for Blackwaters River Lodge

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          michael swartz, South Africa
          01 June 2015

          Hi ThereSeeing that it was my wifes birthday on the 30th of May 2015 ,I couldn't chose a better place than the Blackwaters River Lodge to spend the week end.We were overwhelm the welcoming to the Lodge by a very viberant person not knowing that it was the owner of lodge.Thank you Elmay ,Winnet and the rest of the staff not only for the excellent service we recieved but for exceeding our expectations!!!This is a perfect place with love and creativity....thank you thank you thank you and thank you so much for an unforgettable experience.

          Lee-anne jonker, South Africa
          03 April 2015

          What a stunning Lodge.  We arrived and we're greeted with smiles.  The lodge is amazing and I could not believe that they charge the rates that they do. It is definitely value for money. The rooms are beautifully decorated. We went canoeing as a family and had so much fun. The Restaurant had fantastic food. I will definitely be back.

          Mildred Mohohlo, South Africa
          14 January 2015

          What a beautiful place!!! We really had a wonderful and epic holiday at Blackwaters River Lodge. The Family Unit we occupied was very modern, comfortable and very clean. The unit was serviced everyday and the staff were also very nice people. The best was the restaurant. It offered us the pleasure of not needing to go eat lunches and dinners outside of the resort. There are also toys for smaller kids to also to play and enjoy being on holiday. The Marshie Golf Course is another plus to the lodge. My hubby was using it thoroughly because he is a golfer. My family and I really enjoyed our stay...
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          Grant Pote, South Africa
          03 December 2012

          Excellent stay in scenic surroundings conveniently close to Knysna.

          Erica Saville, Australia
          21 April 2012

          Had a beautiful overnight stay at Blackwaters River Lodge - everything was perfect. The early hearty breakfast kept us going for most of the day. Have recommended your lodge to friends should they need accommodation in the Knysna area. Would definitely stay at the lodge again should we be in the area in the future.

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          Blackwaters River Lodge is 5.3km from the centre of Goukamma Nature Reserve , the nearest airport 62km (George Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling