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About Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge

Situated on top of the Welbedacht Cliff Tops 3 km from Knysna Town, the Lodge overlooks the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua mountains. The theme of the Lodge is one based on natural beauty, with stone and wood architecture combining to give that comfortable earthy feel.

The lodge is a family run business that prides itself on personal service and ensuring an unforgettable experience for all.

Champagne and oysters, sunset cruises and sundowners on the deck around the swimming pool are a few of the experiences to look forward to.

Wedding Venues: We cater for weddings up to 50 people, with our own in house wedding coordinator to facilitate your every need.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 21
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
  • Portuguese


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

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Reviews for Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge

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Graham Patterson, South Africa
06 February 2010

An amazing view is not enough for layback service - could try harder A lovely guest house in amazing position with excellent views. However your welcome note says you will be pampered beyond your wildest dreams. While porter / waiter "Fish" did try to help us his service was a hit and miss and lacking in places.You are a drive out of Knysna and while menus are available a helping suggestion from the Host Ryan would not have gone a miss. We did in fact not meet them till our last morning just as we were leaving. Maybe as we were 2 guys travelling together they thought we could fend for oursel...
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Dino Montepara, South Africa
18 February 2008

My wife and I had the most amazing honeymoon and we have the wonderful people and accommodation at Elephant Hide to thank. The setting and views were unbelievable and the breakfasts were superb. We will definitely go back for another romantic get away. Thank you!!!

Julie Downes, United Kingdom
16 September 2007

We loved Elephant hide, beautiful location, wonderful accommodation, great breakfast and friendly welcome.

Conor Cannon, United Kingdom
13 December 2006

This was the most amazing accommodation. The room was beautiful with a jacuzzi bath above the bed and wonderful views.I must mention the breakfast (esp the pancakes) which were out of this world. 2 nights really wasn't enough! very convenient for exploring Knysna and some great little craft shops in the surrounding area.Lovely touches such as a bottle of champagne when we arrived.

18 April 2006

We thought this place was amazing, one of the highlights of our trip. A fabulous welcome, very well looked after and simply luxurious with exquisite attention to detail. A real find - we hope to go back one day

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Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge is 0.5km from the centre of Welbedacht (Knysna) , the nearest airport 70km (George Airport).
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