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About Knysna Backpackers @ Edge Of Africa Lodge

Knysna Backpackers @ Edge of Africa Lodge offers superior backpacker accommodation with fresh linen and serviced rooms, modern bathrooms and comfortable seating areas.

This century-old Victorian House (a listed national monument) is the oldest existing backpackers lodge in Knysna and is perfectly situated on a slope, overlooking the Knysna Lagoon. A place where you can put your feet up and admire the view or take a two-minute stroll to town and explore Knysna.

As well as backpacker accommodation, we also offer Private Double en-suite, Standard Private Doubles and Dorms. Rooms are basic but comfortable, each with beautiful high ceilings and original yellow-wood flooring.

Facilities include: BBQ facility in garden; free Wi-Fi; communal lounge with TV; complimentary tea/coffee and morning snack; book exchange; clean bathrooms; a covered patio area with lots of activity information and flyers.

  • Response Rate: 60%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 38 hours
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 34
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Reviews for Knysna Backpackers @ Edge Of Africa Lodge

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Werner van der Merwe
02 January 2018

Friendly people, showed me around the place and explained the rules etc Affordable overnight stop if using the bunkbeds

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Knysna Backpackers @ Edge Of Africa Lodge is 0.4km from the centre of Knysna Central , the nearest airport 74.5km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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