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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. James of Knysna offers rooms and suites fitted with deluxe bedding and furniture. Room amenities include satellite TV, mini-bar and a tea/coffee maker. Bathrobes and international adapters are provided for all rooms.

Breakfast is served in the morning and light snacks are also available.

Guests can enjoy a complimentary lagoon cruise on The Boat. Massage treatments are also available.

Located on Knysna Lagoon, St. James of Knysna is a few minutes’ drive from the fishing, yachting and scuba diving activities nearby. It is 0.9 mi away from Simola Golf and Country Estate.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

St. James of Knysna has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Sept 4, 2009

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

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

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose St. James of Knysna

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  • The staff speaks English
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What's nearby
  • Knysna National Lake Area
    0.9 miles
  • Featherbed Boat Cruises
    1.3 miles
  • Knysna Waterfront
    1.6 miles
  • Pledge Nature Reserve
    1.6 miles
  • Simola Golf and Country Estate
    2.3 miles
  • Simola Golf Estate
    2.6 miles
  • Knysna Forest
    3 miles
  • Knysna Golf Club
    3.7 miles
  • Knysna the Heads
    3.7 miles
  • View Point Eastern Knysna Head
    3.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Dry Dock
    1.6 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Cafe Mario
    1.6 miles
  • Restaurant 34 Degrees South
    1.6 miles
  • Restaurant The Olive Tree
    1.7 miles
Top attractions
  • Goukamma Nature Reserve
    4.5 miles
  • Pezula Golf Estate
    4.7 miles
  • Pezula Golf Club
    5 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain The Heads
    5 miles
  • Ocean/Sea Brenton on Sea
    9.3 miles
  • Lake Knysna Elephant Park
    14.3 miles
  • Lake Knysna Lagoon
    0 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Brenton Beach
    2.3 miles
  • Bollard Bay Beach
    2.7 miles
  • Buffalo Bay Beach
    3.6 miles
  • Coney Glen Beach
    3.8 miles
  • Sparrebosch Beach
    6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Plettenberg Bay Airport
    18.1 miles
  • George Airport
    36.6 miles
How to get to St. James of Knysna from George Airport
    Car
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of St. James of Knysna
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Water sports facilities on site
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
Spa
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Massage Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Xhosa
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House rules St. James of Knysna takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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prepayment

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 not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express St. James of Knysna accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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

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.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

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

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about St. James of Knysna

  • St. James of Knysna offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Foot massage
    • Walking tours
    • Back massage
    • Water sports facilities on site
    • Hand massage
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Neck massage
    • Bike tours
    • Head massage
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Full-body massage

  • Room options at St. James of Knysna include:

    • Suite
    • Double

  • Guests staying at St. James of Knysna can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at St. James of Knysna (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to St. James of Knysna by:

    • Car 1h

  • St. James of Knysna is 1.8 miles from the center of Knysna.

  • Check-in at St. James of Knysna is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at St. James of Knysna 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.