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About Cuningham's Island Guest House

We invite you to join us for the most unforgettable holiday, at one of the most beautiful settings on the Garden Route. Cuningham's, in Knysna, at the heart of the Garden Route, is situated on Leisure Island, which protrudes into the ever popular and picturesque estuary giving you a unique experience. The guest house boasts luxury accommodation and fine facilities with friendly and efficient service. Wake up gently to the sounds of the birds, then enjoy a complimentary breakfast before setting off for adventure. Or you can simply relax by our pool or even taking a leisurely swim. Evenings here are perfect for strolling down the beach. Merely a few minutes walk away, an array of water activities await the enthusiast, whether it is sports or relaxing whilst soaking up the sun, whatever, - you'll find it here. There are many other fun-filled activities in the area. Golf, walks and trails, numerous nature reserves and horse riding are but a few of the great ways to spend your holiday relaxing.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 25 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Beach

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Check in times: 15H00 to 18H00.
Check out time: Before 10H30.
Prior arrangement must be made with Cuningham's should you wish to check in before 15H00 or after 18H00.

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Reviews for Cuningham's Island Guest House

25 guest reviews Reviews of

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Marylou Lottreaux
28 December 2017

Superb breakfast, friendly staff and beautiful garden to relax in. Home away from home.

Leon Goussard
20 December 2017

Keep everything as it is

Anastassios Antoniadis
14 December 2017

Everything was perfect!

Hugo Myburgh
06 June 2017

Everything was great, we will most definitely stay there again when we visit the area.

Marta Gersbach
01 May 2017

Loved the family room tucked away at the back of the house, didn't feel like our rambunctious boys would disturb anyone. Room was spacious and neat. A mini fridge might have been useful. Breakfast was top class, with lovely staff. Stunning bird life to watch over breakfast. Pool was icy-and don't think that changes throughout the year as it's completely in shade. But a lovely selection of kid friendly beaches nearby, and low tide was a super treat!

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Cuningham's Island Guest House Map

Cuningham's Island Guest House is 0.5km from the centre of Leisure Island , the nearest airport 76.1km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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