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About Turning Tides

Turning Tides is a Guest House located on the exclusive Leisure Isle in the famous Knysna lagoon. Turning Tides offers warm hospitality, superb accommodation and self catering facilities. This is the ideal location to explore the Garden Route or relax by the lagoon. Spaceous rooms and sash windows create a bright, cheerful effect in the elegently furnished comfortable rooms. All suites have balconies and are en-suite, the breakfast room, a few comfortable chairs are between the bedrooms as well as the guests kitchenette which consists of a microwave and convention oven are available. The island is peaceful and secure with its own 24 hour security service.

  • Response Rate: 91%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Bed and Breakfast
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 21 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

Important Information

No smoking indoors at Turning Tides
In winter our rates are for self-catering and in summer full Bed and Breakfast

Turning Tides Rooms

Reviews for Turning Tides

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Mieke Bester
10 July 2017

The rooms and facilities are nice and spacious we had everything we needed. Enjoyed a lovely breakfast. The hosts, could consider changing some curtains and linen, then it would have a more modern feel. The sound proofing to the room next door is not great

Peter Cooper
20 March 2017

Lovely people. Would be nice to have more TV channels in the room.

Frances Le Tissier, South Africa
07 February 2017

We had a lovely stay, the rooms were very comfortable, very clean and spacious, an excellent choice for breakfast and the hosts Joan and Ian are charming.

Lyn Vine, South Africa
21 November 2015

Lovely and peaceful stay at Turning Tides. The breakfasts were great. Great place to have a peaceful walk and see the mountains and sea with lovely colours morning and evening.Ian and Joan were awesome as hosts, very attentative , but also allow you your own time to explore.

Jana Muller, South Africa
08 July 2014

We would recommend this to any family it couple wanting to stay in knysna. What a wonderful setting, fabulous hosts and the breakfasts are delicious. Don't think twice

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Turning Tides is 0.8km from the centre of Leisure Island , the nearest airport 76.3km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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