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Issaquena Heights Boutique Hotel
Knysna Central,Knysna - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Spa
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Coffee shop
  8. Bar
9.1

Exceptional

38 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 65
The Turbine Hotel and Spa
Paradise,Knysna - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Bicycles
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"We were in Turbine Hotel during 2 days of our Honeymoon. The hotel has a nice situation in Thesen Islands (Knysna), close to sea, shops and restaurant. The structure is original. We booked a suite and specified that we were on honeymoon. We got a room which was called a suite with view on the swimming pool but it looked so small... Furthermore, the restaurant is nice with good food. For breakfast, there is no buffet, you have to order one meal within 6 or 7. The Spa is a little bit expensive. We spent a nice we but we do not consider this hotel as a 5* but more a 4*."
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9.2

Exceptional

74 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 210
aha The Rex Hotel
Knysna Central,Knysna - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Car park
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Tennis court
  7. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"I travelled with my elderly mom. We enjoyed almost 99% of what this hotel can offer. The base was perfect for exploring the town of Knysna. The reception staff were polite & helpful- Clarence & Sandswa in particular! Breakfast was adequate & varied. However I do have to point out that if you are NON WHITE the breakfast staff will not pay you much attention. Be prepared to fight for attention over coffee choices or any sort of help. I didn’t even know you can order a variety of coffee options or your eggs cooked to your preference until it was offered to my ‘white’ diners next to me & hence not me. My brown skin is not worthy perhaps?Unfortunately in a small South African town like Knysna, white skin still trumps. Ps. Natasha the accountant must learn to drink her coffee at her desk instead of the breakfast nook reception. It is very disconcerting to see an employee languidly drinking her coffee & unwilling to help you. Surely Rex provides proper desks for coffee consumption to their admin staff? "
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8.9

Excellent

222 reviews

Premier Resort The Moorings, Knysna
Fisher Haven,Knysna - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  6. Game room
  7. Bicycles
  8. Luggage storage
"and the staff are super awesome, friendly, helpful and kind"
8.9

Excellent

38 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 158
Under Milkwood Chalets
The Heads,Knysna - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Tennis court
  7. Waterfront
  8. Bicycles
"Absolutely fantastic! I couldn't speak any more highly of this chalet. Fantastic hard working customer service, beautiful scenery - such a great location. Will definitely be staying again the next time I'm in Knysna, and will be recommending to anyone heading to Knysna. Keep up the great work! "
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9.3

Exceptional

131 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 90
Villa Castollini
Brenton,Knysna - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Luggage storage
  7. Check-in/out [private]
  8. Breakfast [free]
9.4

Exceptional

9 reviews

Amanzi Island Lodge
Leisure Isle,Knysna - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Private beach
  7. Bicycles
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
" We can’t say enough about this accommodation The views are very very beautiful the sites are both distant and near The rooms are modern and yet the building is traditional Having access to bikes at all time and kayaks provided Great activity for the area The location really is the best for knysna Staff were very professional kind and hard-working We only stayed two days and were sad to leave"
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9.1

Exceptional

106 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 168
Lagoon Lodge
Paradise,Knysna - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. BBQ facilities
  7. Check-in [24-hour]
  8. Contactless check-in/out
"Mr Johan has a brilliant sense of humour, and is a very friendly host and is well informed. Mr Johan is very helpful in exploring all the jewels of Knysna. The breakfast was well prepared and tasty. I'd recommend anyone to reside at Lagoon Lodge for the great hospitality and lovely views from the room."
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9

Exceptional

56 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 38
Waterfront - Knysna Quays Accommodation
Knysna Central,Knysna - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. BBQ facilities
  4. Tennis court
  5. Safety deposit boxes
  6. Wi-Fi in public areas
  7. Smoking area
  8. Daily housekeeping
"Love the location of the apartment, great amenities and right at the Knysna Waterfront"
9.3

Exceptional

24 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 82
Crown on the heads
The Heads,Knysna - View on map
  1. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  2. Front desk [24-hour]
  3. Breakfast [free]
  4. Swimming pool [indoor]
  5. Daily housekeeping
  6. Breakfast [buffet]
  7. Breakfast [continental]
  8. English
9.7

Exceptional

3 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 112

Fast facts about Knysna, South Africa

Accommodations609 properties
Popular hotelIssaquena Heights Boutique Hotel
Popular areaKnysna Central
Nightly rates from$10

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Frequently asked questions

What's the normal price of a hotel in Knysna?

The average price for a 3-star hotel in Knysna is USD 52. The typical price for a 4-star hotel in Knysna is USD 73. The typical price for a 5-star property in Knysna is USD 136.

What's the typical price of a resort in Knysna tonight?

The typical price for a 3-star resorts in Knysna tonight is USD 56. The typical price for a 4-star property in Knysna this evening is USD 79. The average price for a 5-star property in Knysna this evening is USD 159.

What are the most well-known places to stay in Knysna?

A handful of of our most famous hotels in Knysna are Under Milkwood Chalets, Issaquena Heights Boutique Hotel and Amanzi Island Lodge.

What places to stay located in Knysna are well rated with respect to sanitation?

Accommodationsin Knysna which is exceptionally rated with regards to hygiene include Falcons View Manor, Bollard Bay House and Knysna Pearl View Guest House.

What hotels in Knysna are well rated for location?

Resortsfound in Knysna that is exceptionally rated for location include Waterfront - Knysna Quays Accommodation, Bollard Bay House and Big Tree House Lodge.

What hotels found in Knysna are highly rated regarding service?

Propertiesin Knysna that is very highly rated with regards to service include Knys-to-stay, Bollard Bay House and Big Tree House Lodge.

What are the ideal hotels located in Knysna which have a private beach?

Hotels which have a private beach located Knysna which are highly rated include Ocean View - The Unit, Ocean View - The Unit and Thesen View - exquisite views with bikes & canoe.

What are the ideal wheelchair accessible accommodations around Knysna?

Wheelchair-accessible properties found in Knysna that are well rated include Xanadu Residence and Villa Castollini.

What's the top rated hotel in Knysna next to a golf course?

Highly rated hotels located in Knysna close to a golf course include Queens Cove One Bedroom Apt, Franzi's Dream-C15 and Lagoon Loft.

Where can I reserve rooms in Knysna which has free cancellation policy?

Yes, you’ll find the majority of hotel rooms provide free cancellation rates, in which you will receive a full refund if you cancel before the deadline. Filter your search by free cancellation to find flexible hotel offers in Knysna.

Are international visitors allowed into Knysna?

Foreign tourists are allowed into Knysna, based on our most updated information. Due to evolving restrictions, we suggest you take a look at here for additional information.

Is pre-departure covid test mandatory for unvaccinated visitors to enter Knysna?

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test is not required to enter Knysna. For up-to-date and detailed information on travel restrictons, please be sure to take a look at the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you wish to visit, or go to here.

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More about Knysna

Discovering the Best of Knysna: Fun Facts and Reasons to Visit

Located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, Knysna is a picturesque town that sits on the edge of a tranquil lagoon. The town is surrounded by lush forests, rolling hills, and stunning beaches that make it an ideal destination for nature lovers. Knysna is known for its unique and fascinating history. The town was once a bustling port for the timber industry, and the Knysna Heads – two towering cliffs that flank the entrance to the lagoon – were notorious for causing shipwrecks. Today, the town is a popular tourist destination, and visitors can still see the remnants of its past in the form of old buildings and museums. One of the main reasons to visit Knysna is its natural beauty. The town is situated on the Garden Route, a stretch of coastline that is known for its spectacular scenery. Visitors can explore the lush forests, hike through the hills, and relax on the pristine beaches. The Knysna Lagoon is also a popular destination for water sports, such as kayaking, boating, and fishing.

How to Travel to Knysna: Tips and Recommendations

Knysna is easily accessible by car or bus from Cape Town or Port Elizabeth. The town is located about 500 kilometers from Cape Town and 250 kilometers from Port Elizabeth. Alternatively, visitors can fly to George Airport, which is about 60 kilometers away, and rent a car or take a taxi to Knysna. Once in Knysna, visitors can explore the town on foot or by bicycle. The town is small enough to navigate on foot, and there are several bike rental companies that offer guided tours of the area. Visitors can also rent a car to explore the surrounding countryside.

Top Things to Do in Knysna: A Must-Do List for Travelers

There are plenty of things to do in Knysna, whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation. Here are some of the top activities and attractions: - Visit the Knysna Heads: These towering cliffs are a must-see attraction in Knysna. Visitors can hike to the top for stunning views of the lagoon and the surrounding coastline. - Explore the Featherbed Nature Reserve: This nature reserve is located on a privately owned peninsula and is only accessible by boat. Visitors can take a guided tour of the reserve, which includes a hike through the forest, a 4x4 ride, and a buffet lunch. - Take a cruise on the Knysna Lagoon: There are several companies that offer boat tours of the lagoon. Visitors can enjoy the stunning scenery while sipping on a glass of local wine. - Hike through the Knysna Forest: The forest is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including the elusive Knysna elephant. Visitors can take a guided hike through the forest to learn more about its history and ecology. - Relax on the beach: Knysna has several stunning beaches that are perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Brenton on Sea and Buffalo Bay are two of the most popular beaches in the area. - Visit the Knysna Elephant Park: This park is home to rescued elephants that have been rehabilitated and released back into the wild. Visitors can take a guided tour of the park and even interact with the elephants.

Where to Stay in Knysna: Agoda.com's Top Hotel Picks

When it comes to finding a place to stay in Knysna, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some of Agoda.com's top hotel picks: - Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa: This luxurious hotel is located on a hill overlooking the lagoon and the Knysna Heads. It features an award-winning golf course, a spa, and several restaurants. - The Lofts Boutique Hotel: This stylish hotel is located in the heart of Knysna and features modern rooms with stunning views of the lagoon. It also has a rooftop bar and a restaurant that serves delicious seafood. - Parkes Manor: This charming guesthouse is located in a quiet residential area and features beautifully decorated rooms and a lush garden. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind. - Falcons View Manor: This elegant guesthouse is located on a hill overlooking the lagoon and the town. It features spacious rooms with private balconies and a swimming pool. - Brenton on Sea Cottages: These self-catering cottages are located on the beach and offer stunning views of the ocean. They're perfect for families or couples looking for a romantic getaway.

Exploring Knysna's Food Scene: What to Eat and Where to Find It

Knysna is known for its fresh seafood, and there are plenty of restaurants in the town that serve delicious seafood dishes. The Knysna Oyster Company is one of the most popular seafood restaurants in the area, and it's known for its fresh oysters and mussels. Other popular seafood restaurants include Freshline Fisheries and 34 Tapas & Oysters. In addition to seafood, Knysna also has a thriving wine industry. Visitors can take a wine tour of the area and sample some of the region's best wines. The Bramon Wine Estate is one of the most popular wineries in the area and is known for its sparkling wines.

When to Visit Knysna: Best Seasons and Moments to Experience

The best time to visit Knysna is during the summer months, from December to February, when the weather is warm and sunny. However, this is also the busiest time of year, so visitors should book their accommodation well in advance. The spring months, from September to November, are also a great time to visit, as the weather is mild and the flowers are in bloom.

Traveling Around Knysna: A Guide to Transportation Options

As mentioned earlier, the best way to explore Knysna is on foot or by bicycle. However, visitors can also rent a car to explore the surrounding countryside. There are several car rental companies in Knysna, and visitors can book a car in advance through Agoda.com. Alternatively, visitors can take a taxi or use public transportation to get around. There are several taxi companies in Knysna, and the town also has a bus station that serves several destinations in the area.

Knysna Travel Tips: What to Know Before You Go

Here are some tips for travelers that would like to visit Knysna: - Book your accommodation well in advance, especially if you're traveling during the peak season. - Bring comfortable walking shoes, as there are plenty of hiking trails and walking paths in the area. - Don't forget to bring sunscreen and insect repellent, as the weather can be hot and humid. - Try the local seafood and wine – they're some of the best in the country. - Be respectful of the local culture and customs, and always ask for permission before taking photos of people or their property.

Why Book Your Knysna Hotel with Agoda.com: Benefits and Advantages

Agoda.com offers a wide range of hotels in Knysna to suit every budget and preference. Whether you're looking for a luxurious hotel or a budget-friendly guesthouse, Agoda.com has you covered. In addition, Agoda.com offers competitive prices, secure online booking, and 24/7 customer support to ensure that your booking experience is hassle-free.