Offering an outdoor pool and a cozy lounge and bar, Parkes Manor is a classic, historical house located within 1.2 mi from the Knysna Waterfront.

The country-style suites are elegantly decorated and feature under-floor heating, a sofa and air conditioning. It includes a desk, safe and private bathroom with a bath and shower. Some suites offer a view of the Knysna lagoon.

At Parkes Manor guests can enjoy breakfast in the dining room and light meals are available upon advance request. An array of restaurants can be found within 1.2 mi.

Guests can relax on the terrace and in the large, lush gardens which surround the swimming pool. There is a also a tee-off and a putting green for golfers in the garden. Nearby attractions include the Knysna Heads, Simola Golf and Country Estate, and Brenton-on-Sea beach.

Free WiFi and private parking is available and the George Airport is within 1 hours’ drive.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Parkes Manor has been welcoming guests since Nov 29, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hi can you cater for a vegan diet please. Thank you Kevin
    Good day Kevin, Yes we do have vegan options for breakfast and dinner. Kindly confirm your dietary requirement when you make a booking to ensure that..
    Answered on 7 January 2022
  • Hi, I am wanting to book for myself and two children. the room only states that there is one large double bed-when I book for 1 Adult and 2 Chuldren?
    Dear, We can divide the double bed into 2 single bed, and just add another bed to the room. Thank you,
    Answered on 25 March 2021
  • Do you offer secure Parking ?
    Free and secure parking is offered on the property.
    Answered on 6 January 2020
  • Do you require a deposit and if so, would the deposit be refundable were the country to go to a stricter lockdown levels which prohibited travel etc?
    We currently do not require a deposit.
    Answered on 9 October 2020
  • Are you offering a daily cleaning service
    Yes, all guest rooms, communal spaces and hallways are cleaned on a daily basis.
    Answered on 19 August 2020
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Host Info

Host Review Score

It is an outstanding property of about 12000 squaremeters with view of the famous Knysna lagoon. There is a park-like garden with a pool, a fountain and a gazebo. The charming manor house brings you back to a long gone era of true hospitality.
I love South Africa and its people. The country is the most beautiful one in the world and the people are warmhearted and friendly. There are so many things to do: an adventurous safari deep in the African bush, a walk through the indigenous forests along the Garden Route, a leisure day on the endless golden beaches, a horse-ride in the spectacular mountains, a visit to the world-class vineyards and restaurants, a chat with the locals from various places and a trip to the most exciting cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg.
The famous Knysna lagoon is at the doorstep with all kinds of watersport activites - even beaches. The sea is a few minutes by car - also with outstanding beaches. The center of town and waterfront is a 15min walk away.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English
Area info *
2 Restaurants On Site

    Restaurant #1

    Restaurant #2

Amenities of Parkes Manor
  • Private Bathroom
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Mini golf
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Lockers
    • Baggage storage
    • Tour desk
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Board games/Puzzles
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Ironing service
      Additional charge
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • 24-hour security
    • Safe
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Packed lunches
    • Family rooms
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Outdoor swimming pool
    • Open all year
    • Pool/Beach towels
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    Languages Spoken
    • Afrikaans
    • English

    House rules

    Parkes Manor takes special requests – add in the next step!


    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


    7:00 AM - 11:00 AM


    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 17 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 1 year
    Extra bed upon request
    Crib upon request
    2 years old
    Extra bed upon request
    3 - 16 years
    Extra bed upon request
    ZAR 470 per child, per night
    17+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    ZAR 940 per person, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Mastercard Visa Parkes Manor accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

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

    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    Dear visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions.

    FAQs about Parkes Manor

    • Parkes Manor offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Mini golf
      • Golf course (within 2 miles)
      • Tour or class about local culture
      • Themed dinners
      • Swimming pool

    • Room options at Parkes Manor include:

      • Suite
      • Family

    • Parkes Manor is 0.8 miles from the center of Knysna.

    • Parkes Manor has 4 restaurants:

      • Restaurant
      • Restaurant
      • Restaurant
      • Restaurant

    • Check-in at Parkes Manor is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Guests staying at Parkes Manor can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Buffet
      • À la carte

    • The prices at Parkes Manor may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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