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About On The Estuary

Situated directly on the lagoon, On the Estuary is set in a peacefully surrounding, by mountains and forests. Guests will enjoy its views on Knysna Heads and sipping cocktails by the pool. Less than 3 km away from world-class golf courses, On The Estuary adds possibilities for hiking and snorkelling, sand-boarding or water-skiing. Less than a 20 minute walk from the Knysna Waterfront, which offers world class restaurants, curio shops and jewellers, not to mention activities like Lagoon Cruises, etc.Both buildings are very rich in history and offers its guests a touch of class with old and new furnishings.Available to book for single travellers, couples on holiday, business, school groups and international traveling groups. We also have a 2 bedroom villa, with private entrances for the family traveling together.The overall designer ambience also enhances relaxation and well-being. Rooms are individually decorated and look out from private balconies. They include a TV with DSTV Hotel view. Ardeco Knysna is just a 10-minute drive from the Goukamma River and a 40-minute drive from the Old Gold Mines at Millwood.

Safari: Knysna Tourism offers information relating to safaris. Most of the parks in the area, has their own safaris. Please feel free to contact us to enquire about the fees applicable, or to arrange these safaris.

Beach: Buffalo Bay Brenton on Sea Bollard Bay - Leisure Island Coney Glen - Knysna Heads

Spa: Unfortunately we do not have any spa facilities

Golf: Simola Golf Course Knysna Golf Course Pezula Golf Estate All of these Golf Courses are in and around Knysna. We can make the booking for you, and you pay them directly

Wedding Venues: Please contact Establishment for further details.

Conference Venues: On The Estuary - up to 50 guests. All aspects can be arranged on enquiry with extra charges

Family friendly: We cater for the entire family, for a breakaway weekend!

Romantic: On enquiry, we can arrange a bottle of bubbly, flowers, chocolates, etc. Anything you would like to make your stay special, at an additional charge.

Covid Safety Approved: Alcohol-based dispensers in prominent places, Face mask/gloves used by staff, Surfaces wiped regularly with alcohol based disinfectant, Guests and staff will be kept 1.5m apart as per regulations,Breakfast will be prepacked and delivered to rooms

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 26
  • Check-in: 15:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 2 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bath
  • Bathroom
  • Breakfast
  • Double bed
  • Double/Twin rooms
  • Iron and board
  • Lounge
  • Mini fridge
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Safe
  • Shower
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

• Deposits as well as cancellations are calculated on the full value of stay
• All reservations and cancellations should be received in writing.
• Any amendment to existing bookings should be requested as well as approved in writing
• 50% Deposit required to confirm any...
• Deposits as well as cancellations are calculated on the full value of stay
• All reservations and cancellations should be received in writing.
• Any amendment to existing bookings should be requested as well as approved in writing
• 50% Deposit required to confirm any reservation
• Confirmation letter as well as booking reference number will be sent to you
• Balance of the booking value (50%) should be paid two weeks prior to arrival
• All reservations made within 14 days of arrival, full amount payable
• All walk-in guests; private or corporate, will be dealt with on first come first serve basis
• 01-07 days – we refund 0% of amount paid
• 08-20 days – we refund 25% of amount paid
• 21-45 days – we refund 50% of amount paid
• 46-90 days – we refund 100% of amount paid
(all independent)
Cancellation costs are charged against the full amount of accommodation for the duration of the stay. Should the accommodation be re-sold, cancellation fees will be refunded minus 10% handling fee. Such refunds are however, at the sole discretion of On The Estuary Management.
Please ensure that, in the event of a cancellation, you are adequately covered by a travel insurance policy.
“No Shows” will be treated as a last minute cancellation and client will be held responsible for full amount (Cancellation 0-7 days prior to arrival apply)
• Individuals impacted by unforeseen travel restrictions such as quarantine, flight cancellations, flight stopovers in affected countries or travel restrictions imposed by local authorities can change and re-book their travel dates without any charges for all stays up until 30/11/2020. Changes to existing bookings should be received before 30/08/2020. New travel dates subject to availability. If your travel plans were related to the rescheduling or cancellation of trade shows, Festivals, or any other public events, you can alter your reservation at no charge and re-book in line with the new rescheduled date. Please contact our office for any group revisions and or cancellations. Changes to all cancellations of reservations made via a third-party or any other travel website and listing site must be addressed directly with the vendor.
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On The Estuary Rooms

Reviews for On The Estuary

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Phil Tregoning
25 November 2019

Very nice clean rooms, tastefully decorated but a little small.A bit close to the N2 so you pick up a lot of traffic noise

janine joubert, South Africa
09 October 2013

Really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and staff helpful, room quaint.

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On The Estuary is 0.6km from the centre of Kanonkop , the nearest airport 71.8km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling