Panorama Lodge is situated on top of a hill, offering panoramic views of Knysna Lagoon and Heads. It features a big garden, a sundeck, barbecue facilities and free Wi-Fi. The lodge has elegantly decorated rooms with wooden furniture and tiled floors. Each room has views of the lagoon or the garden. Guests can start their day with a breakfast buffet in the fresh air or in the lounge, before relaxing in a hammock. A small choice of good wines is also available. The lodge’s open lounge has high ceilings, a cosy fireplace, and panoramic windows overlooking Knysna Lagoon and Heads. Younger guests can use the playground with the jungle-gym, or the trampoline. You can choose from a variety of activities, including golf, water sports, forest walks and boat trips. Knysna Heads is 3 km, and the waterfront is a 10-minute drive away. George Airport is 65 km away, and free private parking is offered on site the property.

Panorama Lodge has been welcoming guests since 15 Nov 2011.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Breakfast info

Continental, Vegetarian, Halal, Gluten-free

Free parking available on-site


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Room type
2 single beds
1 large double bed
Bedroom :
1 large double bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
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  • Milé
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Loved the whole layout of the place. Awesome couple and nothing was too much for Mike and Michelle.
  • Mimi
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Everything about the hotel was great. Loved the dishes cooked. The lodge staff are the friendliest and very helpful😊. The view of nature and skies is amazing. If one is looking for a place to retreat and connect with nature and still have fun,...
  • Margaret
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    A beautiful property set high in the hills of Knysna. Erik met us and took us to our rooms which were very comfortable, great breakfast, great host and fabulous views, would definately stay again.
  • Shannon
    South AfricaSouth Africa
    Great location, beautiful rooms, wonderful view from the balcony
  • Emma
    Panorama Lodge is a great place to stay, with very comfortable rooms and a lovely host! He was very attentive and gave us good advice on our excursions. The view is beautiful and the accommodations are very nice, we would 100% recommend and will...
  • Gregory
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Nice views Great location Lovely owners Very clean
  • Uwe
    Super Unterkunft, wird alles möglich gemacht, immer wieder gern!
  • Johann
    Das Frühstück entsprach den südafrikanischen Vorstellungen. Das Haus ist schon etwas in die Jahre kommen, aber für uns Freunde war es in Ordnung. Der Gastgeber war sehr nett und zuvorkommend. Preis Leistungsverhältnis hat gepasst
  • Ute
    Wir haben unsere Reisepläne geändert und haben zum zweiten Mal spontan für drei Nächte die Panorama Lodge gebucht. Es war wieder ein sehr schöner Aufenthalt. Erik, unser Gastgeber hat uns viele Tipps für Unternehmungen gegeben und uns unsere...
  • Thomas
    Die Leute sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit und informativ

Property questions and answers
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  • we are looking for a sea view for 2 adults 2nd Jan 2023 to 12th Jan 2024

    Hello, Thank you for your enquiry. We do have one of the self catering cottages available with lagoon view. They are very nice and I am sure you'll e..
    Answered on 21 October 2022
  • hi is there wifi do any of the rooms have a veiw?

    Hallo, Yes we have WiFi and 4 rooms have a view. The Lounge and Deck for the guests have a beautiful view.
    Answered on 17 October 2021
  • Hi is there private barbecue facilities? Antoinette

    Hi, we have braai's outside round the Pool Areal.
    Answered on 9 December 2021
  • Is there safe parking, (eg behind security gates)?

    We have safe parking on the property. We have no security gates.
    Answered on 8 December 2021
  • Hi! Is there a family room with 2 bedrooms?

    Sorry, we can not offer the room with 2 bathrooms. The lounge is also for all the guests. Regards Dieter
    Answered on 3 June 2021
  • Good day Is there a contact number that you can provide me with as i have a few questions regarding the accommodation Kind Regards

    Good day, sorry, we are not allowed, to give contact details on this site. Maybe you can write your questions or you find us direct in the net. Best r..
    Answered on 6 December 2020
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Facilities of Panorama Lodge
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • BBQ facilities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Garden view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour desk
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    • Books, DVDs, or music for children
    • Board games/puzzles
    • Babysitting/child services
      Additional charge
    Cleaning services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Business facilities
    • Fax/photocopying
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • Safety deposit box
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Electric blankets
    • Hypoallergenic
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Hardwood or parquet floors
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • Pool with view
    • Salt-water pool
    • Pool/beach towels
    • Pool cover
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Fence around pool
    • Full body massage
    • Foot massage
    • Neck massage
    • Back massage
    • Sun umbrellas
    • Sun loungers or beach chairs
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    Languages spoken
    • German
    • English

    Sustainable initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

    House rules

    Panorama Lodge takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 14:00 to 18:00


    From 08:00 to 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    Children 13 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    0 - 1 year
    Cot upon request
    2 years
    Cot upon request
    Extra bed upon request
    3 - 12 years
    Extra bed upon request

    The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There is no age requirement for check-in

    Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 07:00.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Please inform Panorama Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    FAQs about Panorama Lodge

    • Check-in at Panorama Lodge is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

    • The prices at Panorama Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Guests staying at Panorama Lodge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Vegetarian
      • Halal
      • Gluten-free

    • Room options at Panorama Lodge include:

      • Double
      • Twin
      • Single
      • Apartment
      • Bungalow

    • Panorama Lodge is 2.5 miles from the centre of Knysna. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Panorama Lodge offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Massage
      • Golf course (within 3 km)
      • Back massage
      • Full body massage
      • Swimming Pool
      • Foot massage
      • Neck massage