Hotels in Knysna

The Lofts Hotel

The Lofts Hotel - Thesen Island

Tel: 044 302 5710 Website:

Size: 20 Rooms Grading: 4 Star

Physical Address: Thesen Harbour Town, Knysna, 6571

GPS Co-ordinates: 34°02'51.6"S 23°02'48.6"E

The unique location of the Lofts Boutique Hotel on Thesen Harbour Town sets the tone for a tranquil, revitalising, relaxing and refreshing stay on the island. Driving over the venetian style bridge you are transported to the world of nature, lending an invisible and intangible flavour to your holiday experience at The Lofts Boutique Hotel.

Our accommodation consists of 7 Exclusive Lagoon Suites with uninterrupted and breath-taking views of the lagoon, 5 Luxury Loft Rooms and 6 Luxury 2-bedroom Units with Self-catering Facilities all overlooking the beautiful architecture of Thesen Harbour Town.

This Awesome Hotel is with in walking distance to: Knysna Charters, Ocean Odyssey, Spring Tide Charters, Knysna Kayak Hire, Go Now Cycle Hire Knysna, JJ Fishing and The Motor Cycle Room

Protea Quays Hotel

Protea Quays Hotel - Knysna Waterfront

Tel: +27 44 382 5005


Size: 123 Rooms Grading: 4 Star

Physical Address: Waterfront Drive, Knysna 6571 South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: 34°02'26.7"S 23°02'41.5"E

Knysna Accommodation at the Protea Hotel. One of the best hotel sites in South Africa, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays enjoys a spectacular outlook of the popular coastal town of Knysna. The perfect position for great restaurants and curio shopping.

Renowned as the perfect holiday destination, the hotel is set on the Knysna Quays Waterfront with the lagoon at your doorstep.

This stylish property is suited to both leisure and business travellers alike with sheer comfort assured. Facing the warm Indian Ocean through the Knysna.

Knysna Log-Inn Hotel

Knysna Log-Inn Hotel

Tel: +27 44 382 5835


Size: 49 Assorted Rooms Grading: 4 Star

Physical Address: 16 Gray St, Knysna, 6571

GPS Co-ordinates: 34°02'15.1"S 23°02'44.4"E

Tune in with nature at Knysna Log-Inn Hotel. Set among the shops of the Knysna town center, this modern hotel features a log cabin-style exterior and an imposing central atrium with stained glass windows. The Hotel is situaded 2 blocks from Highway N2 and a 3-minute walk from The Waterfront Knysna Quays shopping center.

Straightforward and beautiful rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, plus safes, ceiling fans, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Most add balconies, while some have pull-out sofas.

Breakfast and off-street parking are included. The hotel also offers a heated outdoor pool, a sauna and a hot tub, as well as a beauty salon, a bar and conference facilities for 120.

The Graywood Hotel

The Graywood Hotel

Tel: +27 44 382 5850 Website:

Grading: 3 Star Physical Address: Gray St, Knysna Central, Knysna, 6570

GPS Co-ordinates: 34°02'16.8"S 23°02'45.0"E

Welcome to the Graywood Hotel. Set in a wooden lodge in Knysna town center, this laid-back hotel is within 10 minutes' walk of shops and restaurants, 1.5 km from Thesens Island boat charters and 15 km from Brenton-on-Sea beaches.

Bright, casual rooms feature tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TVs and free WiFi. Some include sofabeds and/or garden views.

Full breakfast is complimentary. Step into vintage railroad memorabilia with a wood-beamed dining room and a train-themed bar. An outdoor pool sits amid lush courtyard gardens.

Secure parking is free.

Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa

Tel: +27 44 302 5746 Website:

Grading: 5 Star Hotel Physical Address: Sawtooth Lane, Thesen Islands, Knysna, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: 34.04861º S; 23.048708º E

The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa is a boutique 5 star hotel in Knysna which offers guests luxurious accommodation options, exceptional cuisine, stunning panoramas, and a range of world-class facilities – all in all, a unique holiday experience.

This former power station is located in Knysna and offers sunny suites with an iPod docking station and views of the Knysna Lagoon. The spacious sun deck comes with an outdoor pool.

Accommodation includes 17 Standard Rooms, 6 Luxury Rooms and a Honeymoon Suite. All have their own individual décor and art, flat screen TV, DVD player with full DVD library, internet facilities, bathrooms with separate bath and shower, fully stocked mini-bar with fridge and a tea/coffee station.

Views over the waterways and Knysna Heads make for a serene experience.

Pezula Hotel

Pezula Hotel

Tel: +27 44 302 3333 Website:

Grading: 5 Star Hotel Physical Address: Lagoonview Drive, Knysna 6571, Western Cape, South Africa

GPS Co-ordinates: S34° 4' 12", E23° 5' 20"

Located in the picturesque town of Knysna, sprawled across lush grounds in a private estate, is Pezula Hotel – undoubtedly one of the most beautiful hotels on the Garden Route.

Pezula Hotel is nothing short of spectacular in every aspect. From the gorgeous views across the sparkling Knysna lagoo, Indian Ocean and world-class golf course, to the backdrop of the majestic Outeniqua mountains and the unsurpassed luxury in the hotel’s Suites and Villa’s; Pezula is truly something extraordinary.

Offering 5 stunning Two Bedroom Villa’s (measuring 250m²) and 78 Suites made up of 28 Deluxe Suites (measuring 58m²), 34 Luxury Suites (measuring 68m²), 14 Superior Suites (measuring 68m²), as well as 2 Grand Suites (measuring 137m²) , the hotel offers guests luxurious accommodation at its finest.

Belvidere Manor

Belvidere Manor

Tel: +27(0)44 387 1055 Website:

Grading: 4 Star Hotel Physical Address: Lower Duthie Drive, Belvidere Estate, Knysna, 6570

GPS Co-ordinates: S34° 02’ 50.01’, E22° 59’ 52.2’

Basking in the tranquility of Knysna’s lagoon lies Belvidere Manor, South Africa’s most romantic – and most relaxed – getaway. This historic estate offers accommodation in 28 colonial-style cottages, each fully serviced and offering a wide verandah, an airy living room with comfortable sofas, fireplace, TV and dvd player and wireless internet, a fully equipped kitchen and one, two or three en-suite double bedrooms.

Lazy breakfasts are served on the terrace and light lunches by the pool. Dinner is served at Caroline’s bistro where country-style dishes are served with South African flair, whilst The Bell Tavern, Knysna’s favourite pub restaurant, offers light meals and locally brewed Mitchells beer. Preferred golf rates and holistic treatments are available on request.

Knysna Hollow

Knysna Hollow

Tel: +27(0)44 382 5401 Website:

Physical Address: 5 Welbedacht Lane, Knysna, 6570

GPS Co-ordinates: S34° 02.08, E23° 01.01

Knysna Hollow is beautifully set in a secluded 3-acre garden environment near Knysna’s famous lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Knysna is well known for its rich forests and endless lakes. For the nature lover, Knysna is home to a myriad of fauna and flora, the elusive Knysna Loerie and the fabled Knysna Elephants.

Knysna Hollow Country Estate will feature 44 luxurious Garden Suites, situated in the indigenous gardens around two sparkling swimming pools. All rooms will be decorated in a clean, contemporary style with private garden-facing verandahs and will offer all modern in-room amenities including air-conditioning, satellite television, Nespresso coffee stations, king-size beds and free wireless internet.

The modern Cape-country-style Manor House will be the focal point of the new property and has been purposely designed to offer a contemporary, relaxed space where hotel guests can meet and enjoy genuine hospitality and cuisine. A sleek new reception and guest hospitality area will welcome guests upon check-in, while the open-plan destination restaurant will offer all-day dining with seasonal, locally-sourced dishes for which Knysna Hollow has always been renowned. The bar-lounge area will feature a unique glass wine cellar and a library with internet work stations on a mezzanine level. All restaurant and bar areas will open out onto outside verandahs with views of the gardens for outdoor dining and sundowners in the warm summer months.

Knysna Hollow will also re-open with two modern function facilities catering for conferences, weddings, meetings and events.

Falcons View Manor

Falcons View Manor

Tel: +27(0)44 382 6767 Website:

Grading: 5 Star Hotel Physical Address: 2 Thesen Hill, Knysna, 6570

GPS Co-ordinates: S34°01.48.22, E23°01.25.69

Falcons View Manor is one of Knysna’s historical buildings. Built in 1894 by Charles Thesen this Victorian House is situated above the centre of Knysna in a quiet and sheltered position – offering the most spectacular views over the Knysna Lagoon and Heads.

Just a short stroll away from the town centre and the Knysna Waterfront, the location is perfect for exploring the Garden Route’s attractions or enjoy a round of golf on one of the nearby world class golf courses (Pezula and Simola are both a 10 minute drive from the hotel).

With just 10 rooms Falcons View Manor (graded as a five star country house) has more the feel of a generous private home with guests enjoying more personalized service than a “normal” hotel. The rooms reflect the charm of a bygone era – combined with modern design and providing the comfort you expect.

Enjoy great company whilst sipping your sundowner on the Victorian veranda, have a good meal, relax in the sheltered garden watching the birds or the monkeys – this place makes you feel you are on holiday!

aha The Rex Hotel

aha The Rex Hotel

Tel: +27(0)44 302 5900 Website:

Grading: 4 Star Hotel Physical Address: 8 Gray Street, Knysna, 6570

GPS Co-ordinates: S34°220.86 , E23°243.63

Knysna is a haven of beaches, forests, lakes and sea, and aha The Rex Hotel is one of this coastal town’s most sophisticated accommodation offerings. A warm welcome and timeless elegance ensures guests enjoy a special experience during their stay at aha The Rex Hotel, as we promise superior service and exceptional comfort time and again.

Located on the world-famous Garden Route, aha The Rex Hotel is a celebration of urban style, making it one of the most exhilarating getaway destinations in its class. Expect an eclectic mix of modern and classic comforts that capture the essence of 4-star luxury. The Rose Cafe restaurant’s menu matches the contemporary setting with cuisine that is beautifully presented and prepared using only the freshest ingredients. aha The Rex Hotel offers travellers a gateway to Knysna’s outstanding restaurants, blossoming forests, nature reserves, arts and crafts, and the shores of the serene lagoon.

St. James of Knysna

St. James of Knysna

Tel: +27(0)44 382 6750 Website:

Grading: 5 Star Hotel Physical Address: The Point, Eastford, Knysna, 6570

GPS Co-ordinates: S34°03.9 , E23°01.75

In the heart of the Garden Route, right on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon is this unique and exclusive owner run 5 Star Country House Hotel set in beautiful gardens on a three acre estate.

Choose accommodation in the Manor or the Courtyard offering 15 Suites/Rooms furnished and styled for ultimate comfort, most having uninterrupted views of the Lagoon and magnificent gardens. Each Suite/Room is en-suite with bath and separate shower, satellite television, direct dial telephone, mini bar, security safe and bath robes. The prestigious George Rex Suite is fitted with a luxurious double bath and sauna. Suites in The Courtyard are set at the lagoon’s edge giving excellent lagoon views.

Recreational activities include angling, boating, sundowner cruises and waterskiing from our private jetty, canoeing and swimming.

The St James offers elegant a-la-carte dining with a well stocked wine cellar. Guests enjoy exclusivity, individual attention and dedication to personal service.

Madison Manor Boutique Hotel

Madison Manor Boutique Hotel & Conference Center

Tel: +27(0)44 382 0631 Website:

Physical Address: 4 Bosbou Street, Knysna, 6570

GPS Co-ordinates: -34.0315°, 23.0484°

Madison Manor Boutique Hotel and Conference Centre is an exclusive, owner-run establishment, uniquely situated at the top of ‘town-hill’ with a 180 degree view of the town of Knysna, the lagoon and the famous Knysna Heads.

A 15-minute brisk walk will get you to the town centre where you will find the Knysna Mall as well as all major banks. Strolling further down Grey Street, quaint shops and coffee stops will keep you company until you reach the well known Waterfront where a range of activities will add to your Garden Route experience.

The Manor boasts 17 individually decorated suites offering luxury and comfort to all tastes. An aura of grandeur and old world charm are displayed in the antique pieces of furniture made of the famous yellow-wood, stinkwood and Blackwood trees indigenous to the Knysna forests. Although you are taken back in time in your surroundings, every room is equipped with 21st century amenities.

Location: South Africa / Western Cape / Garden Route / Knysna

Garden Route family experiences in Knysna