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aha The Rex Hotel, hotel in Knysna

Within 984 feet of Knysna Waterfront shopping area, The Rex Hotel offers the ultimate in comfort. Luxurious rooms feature modern design, LCD TVs and extra-large windows.

8.4
Scored 8.4
Very Good
Rated very good
1,467 reviews
Price from$125.33per night
Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays, hotel in Knysna

With an outdoor pool facing the Indian Ocean, Protea Hotel Knysna has spectacular views of the Knysna Lagoon. The stylishly decorated rooms have free WiFi and satellite TV.

8.2
Scored 8.2
Very Good
Rated very good
1,213 reviews
Price from$101.05per night
Turbine Hotel & Spa, hotel in Knysna

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.

9.0
Scored 9.0
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
1,082 reviews
Price from$134.16per night
The Lofts Boutique Hotel, hotel in Knysna

Welcome to The Lofts Boutique Hotel, a family-owned hotel that promises to offer you the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Located on the edge of the picturesque Knysna Estuary....

9.1
Scored 9.1
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
782 reviews
Price from$186.66per night
St. James of Knysna, hotel in Knysna

Located on a 3 acre estate, this property offers luxury rooms with lagoon views, 2 swimming pools and a landscaped garden. It is 15 minutes’ drive from Pezula Golf Club. St.

9.5
Scored 9.5
Exceptional
Rated exceptional
336 reviews
Price from$115.46per night
Knysna Hollow Country Estate, hotel in Knysna

Located in Knysna, 3.8 miles from Simola Golf and Country Estate, Knysna Hollow Country Estate provides accommodations with free bikes, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a garden.

9.4
Scored 9.4
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
617 reviews
Price from$141per night
Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, hotel in Knysna

Two of Knysna's most well-known hospitality brands, The Knysna Log-Inn Hotel and Graywood Hotel, have merged.

7.4
Scored 7.4
Good
Rated good
512 reviews
Price from$100.69per night
Pezula Nature Retreat, hotel in Knysna

Nestled at the eastern head of Knysna, this luxurious, pet-friendly hotel features a championship golf course, a restaurant and a spa. Free WiFi is provided.

8.1
Scored 8.1
Very Good
Rated very good
1,047 reviews
Price from$145.86per night
Premier Resort The Moorings, Knysna, hotel in Knysna

Located on the banks of the Knysna Lagoon, in the midst of enchanting woodland gardens, Premier Hotel Knysna offers air-conditioned rooms with a private balcony or patio.

8.2
Scored 8.2
Very Good
Rated very good
1,144 reviews
Price from$98.70per night
Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa, hotel in Knysna

Located in the hills above Knysna, the 5-star Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa features a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and a restaurant with lagoon views.

8.9
Scored 8.9
Excellent
Rated excellent
721 reviews
Price from$181.27per night
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What Guests Said About Knysna:

  • 10
    Scored 10

    If you are planning a trip along the garden route then...

    If you are planning a trip along the garden route then Knysna is a must visit spot. The views across the lagoon and the Knysna Heads are amazing and so many options for accommodation from camping by the lagoon to 5* hotels. It is also a good base to explore the Eastern end on the garden route right up to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth). There is also a number of fantastic mountain passes to drive up to the Karoo, but make sure you have a good vehicle and a good head for heights. Knysna is fantastic and well worth a visit.
    Marcus
    United Kingdom
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    As a place to stay, Knysna is rather small, and moreover...

    As a place to stay, Knysna is rather small, and moreover less secure after dark than other places. Knysna and its islands/view points can e.g. easily be visited from Plettenberg where there is much more choice in terms of restaurants. 1 day is more than enough for Knysna.
    guido
    Belgium
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    The views are magnificent.

    The views are magnificent. The surrounding areas are also very worthy of visits. Plettenburg Bay, Tsitsikamma, Sedgefield and Wilderness are excellent. Something great to do every day! Knysna itself is a little run down and touristy, after all it straddles a motorway (N2), but there are places that are tucked away which are charming.....one goes there however for the views!
    Andrew
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Lovely place on the garden route with plenty of activities...

    Lovely place on the garden route with plenty of activities and nice local restaurants and bars. The lagoon views to the Knysna Heads are amazing, a lovely place which feels very safe and tranquil, we loved it.
    flemming
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Knysna is a quaint town surrounded by lush forests and a...

    Knysna is a quaint town surrounded by lush forests and a stunning lagoon. The iconic Knysna Heads are simply mesmerizing. The clothing shops are a bit pricey and one has to ensure you have enough spending money to have a good time. We enjoyed our meals at Thirty-Four South. Knysna is definitely a tourist destination.
    Veena
    South Africa
  • 10
    Scored 10

    Lovely beach community with a ton of places to explore...

    Lovely beach community with a ton of places to explore outside of the village. The village itself has a ton of breakfast and dining options. One in particular "The Nest" was absolutely wonderful. From Knysna it's an easy drive to several beaches, we enjoyed the beaches on Leisure Island as well as Buffalo Beach just outside of town. A drive to "The Heads" is also an absolute must! Stunning views of town and the mouth of the bay. Easy to find on Google Maps. Knysna is also wonderful central location to also see other sites both to the North and South. To the North it's an easy drive to Plettenberg Bay to visit the Sanctuaries of Birds of Eden, Monkey Land and Elephant Park (all located in the same area). There is also Knysna Elephant Park for something closer. To the South it's an easy 35 min drive to the town of Wilderness. Here we were able to rent kayaks with Eden Adventures located on the grounds of the Fairy Knows Hotel. The local kayak route takes you on a gentle glide up the river to the local waterfall, very easy and highly recommended.
    Nina
    United States of America

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Knysna

  • From $33.94 per night
    6.7
    Scored 6.7
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 28 reviews
    This is not the place if you're expecting hotel standards and convenience. BUT if you want to experience the Knysna forest in a raw and beautiful way, this is definitely the place to be. Amazing walks and places to explore, places to swim and even a warm clay bath under the stars! The TP's are basic, but everything you need. Wood is delivered when needed at a very reasonable price and the staff was extremely helpful and always available. We will definitely be back again, 3 days wasn't enough to experience everything!
    Deon
    United Kingdom
  • From $79.90 per night
    9.6
    Scored 9.6
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 10 reviews
    Stunning western view of the Knysna lagoon from the bedroom. Short walk to a view of the Knysna heads. The host, Aneryne, was wonderfully hospitable. She greeted us at the door, gave us loads of great walking and restaurant recommendations. She attentive, proactive and warm. The home was beautifully decorated. We especially enjoyed the local coffee table books. The space was easy going, comfortable and freeing. We felt completely at ease allowing our well trained dog to roam the area. 11/10.
    Jonathan Dutton
    South Africa
  • 9.8
    Scored 9.8
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 257 reviews
    De View is located beautifully above Knysna with a stunning view of the Knysna Lagoon. Still it takes only about 15 minutes to the city and the Knysna Waterfront. Additionally, Dom and Hans are perfect hosts, friendly, helpful, making you instantly feel welcome. And I cannot remember that I have ever been served such a great breakfast. Clear recommendation to book at de View if you are in Knysna.
    Christian
    Germany
  • From $75.67 per night
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 512 reviews
    The staff were super friendly and helped us with questions. The location was near to the waterfront and perfect for exploring Knysna on foot. Breakfast was in the sister hotel across the road. It was pretty decent although there was no gluten free bread. There was on site parking which was really appreciated.
    Nicola
    United Kingdom
  • 9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 20 reviews
    Comfortable and spacious rooms. Friendly host, he made us feel welcome and gave recommendations for food specials in the area. Good location for a first visit to Knysna, situated between the Knysna Heads and the waterfront. Would recommend Blended Country Restaurant for nearby dining.
    S
    Sasha
    South Africa
  • 9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 6 reviews
    210@ the Gallery is a fantastic Garden Route getaway! The location is perfect! Within walking distance to restaurants, shopping malls, boutiques and the Knysna Waterfront. The studio is very well kitted out for a very comfortable stay. The air con is a big plus!!! We'll def be back.
    Angela
    Germany
  • From $78.33 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 30 reviews
    Janine was very kind to let us know everything we can explore about the Knysna and we followed it religiously to have the best time here. The apartment has a great view of the heads as well as the lagoon. Would definitely book again and recommend to others.
    Himanshu
    India
  • From $323.60 per night
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 156 reviews
    The staff are extremely friendly and they will go the extra mile to make your stay more comfortable. The breakfast is good. The hotel is well kept and clean. The location is fantastic we had the west view room where you can see the Knysna heads perfectly.
    Kgalalelo
    South Africa
  • From $84.34 per night
    9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 181 reviews
    What a great place to overnight in Knysna. Affordable rates and delicious breakfast. Excellent view over lagoon. Its clear the host runs the property to high standards, with attention to detail. Well done Anita, will definately visit again.
    STOLTZSP
    South Africa
  • From $84.08 per night
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 876 reviews
    Wonderfull view and had all necessities for a self catering unit. Also included activities such as kayak and stand up paddle board with a breathtaking private beach. Felt very safe with visible security and surprise room cleaning.
    Philip
    South Africa
  • From $166.59 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,047 reviews
    Spacious rooms, quiet location. Easy access to (dog friendly) Fishermans Walk and Forest Walks. Beautiful views onto the lagoon and Knysna. Easy parking by the reception (you walk to the room or will be taken by Golf cart).
    Marc
    South Africa
  • From $94 per night
    8.4
    Scored 8.4
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,467 reviews
    I really loved the location, the hotel is right in town and we could walk to everywhere. We were right in front of the Waterfront which was very convenient. The staff was also very friendly. The breakfast was also delicious.
    Refilwe
    South Africa
  • From $156.15 per night
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 684 reviews
    Excellent stay in Knysna The staff was helpful and cheerful all the time Bikes and kayak boats are available for free Very nice place to swim in the lagoon right in front of the hotel
    Antoine
    France
  • From $161.37 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 508 reviews
    The location and views are stunning. The unit we had was very well equipped for self catering. Knysna is 20 minutes away so easy to pop out to a restaurant should you wish to.
    Hawkins
    South Africa
  • From $156.15 per night
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 684 reviews
    The location is excellent with a good view of the lagoon and Heads. Room sizes were good. Hotel offers dinners Very close access to beach and lagoon area Good breakfast
    DL123
    Netherlands
  • From $94 per night
    9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 73 reviews
    The quietness and the fact that it was close to the sea. I've been to Knysna dozens of times but did not know about the gem we discovered.
    Abigail
    South Africa
  • From $57.39 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 149 reviews
    Beautiful view of the lagoon and Knysna Heads. Comfortable accommodation in a lovely cottage below the main house.
    Timonette
    South Africa
  • 9.7
    Scored 9.7
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 298 reviews
    Magnificent property, superb gardens with the best view over Knysna to the heads and across the lagoon.
    Graem
    Australia
  • From $156.67 per night
    9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 617 reviews
    Rooms are spacious, clean, modern furniture. Quiet place and close to Knysna Waterfront. Kind staff.
    Marcio
    Brazil
  • From $109.18 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,213 reviews
    Central location functional clean hotel
    Dilsher
    United States of America

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