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About Rivertide Lodge

Rivertide Lodge is the ideal centre for your Garden Route experience. Strategically positioned in the centre of the peaceful and up-market Leisure Isle and only 5 minutes walk to the lagoon beach. Rest-a-While is within a short distance of swimming beaches, fishing spots, boat slipways and lagoon promenades...and only a 4 minute drive from the spectacular Knysna Heads - gateway to the Indian Ocean!

Begin the day with a South African cooked breakfast in our bright and cheerful breakfast room, choose your tourist package for the day and end off with a table booking at one of Knysna's fine restaurants! Rest-a-While offers en-suite rooms and apartments for B&B and Self-catering.

Relax in the supreme comfort of your own spacious apartment with wooden deck or cosy en-suite room.

Room facilities include: heaters, fans, bar fridge, TV with M-Net, international convertible plug, linen, towels, heated towel rails and dishcloths.

Barbeque facilities available.

We offer: credit card facilities, open parking, shuttle service to and from George airport.

Laundry service available on request. Fully equipped, serviced, self catering apartments.

Children welcome, pets by arrangement.

For your entertainment and pleasure Knysna offers lagoon cruises, fishing, golf, bowls, every kind of water sport, safe swimming, the famous Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe, beach, forest and mountain walks... everything to pack your holiday with pleasure.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 20
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 14 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue


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

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Reviews for Rivertide Lodge

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Ivor Biggs
04 November 2017

Tranquil surroundings with abundant big trees,vegetation and bird life. Very good breakfast with options.Hostess Caroline well organised and efficient, available at all times to assist and give information. Will be returning to stay in future.

Fatima Rodrigues, South Africa
12 July 2016

Beautiful scenery, great hostess

John stallard, South Africa
17 December 2015

What a relaxed and friendly place to stay.I have traveled extensively, and found that Caroline's friendly and charming personality made all the difference.Uncluttered and clean rooms added to the great breakfasts definitely mean that I shall be staying again in future.Thank you Caroline and Team :-)

Charlene Hayidakis, South Africa
19 October 2015

The self catering unit which we stayed in was very comfortable and clean.  We were made to feel very welcome and would highly recommend Rest a while to others, such a quite and tranquil environment, pity we were only there for one night. Charlene Hayidakis

Annette Calitz-Malherbe, South Africa
27 September 2015

Caroline (Rest A While) was excellent, she is a lovely lady.

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Rivertide Lodge is 0.3km from the centre of Leisure Island , the nearest airport 75.8km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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