"Where to Stay"

Garden Route International Film Festival


The Views

Beautiful modern two bedroom duplex self catering apartments with all the comforts you need. Set within walking distance to Knysna’s Town and still able to capture views of Knysna’s lagoon and the Knysna heads.

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Pezula Hotel

Built to reflect the natural beauty surrounding it, this luxurious hotel is located in the town of Knysna and promises a relaxed stay. Nestled at the eastern head of Knysna, South Africa.

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Plett Villas

Plett Villas is an owner-run and managed holiday rental company based in the beautiful Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route. We specialize in luxury rentals of apartments, holiday homes and villas.

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Hide Away Guest House

Hide Away Guest House is a 4 Star TGCSA graded Guest House/Bed and Breakfast (B&B) , located on the main road into Knysna. 7 well-appointed double or single rooms. Complimentary highspeed WiFi available throughout.

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The Lofts Boutique Hotel

The unique location of this Boutique Hotel on Thesen Harbour Town sets the tone for a tranquil, revitalising, relaxing and refreshing stay on the island. Driving over the venetian style bridge you are transported to the world of nature, lending an invisible and intangible flavour to your holiday experience.

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The Turbine Hotel & Spa

This 5-star hotel on South Africa’s famous Garden Route was converted from an old power station, the massive turbines and intriguing steel pillars of its steamy history now form its playfully funky décor, creating a truly unique destination.

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Premier Hotel & Resorts

Premier Resort The Moorings can be found on the banks of the Knysna lagoon, offering private access to the lagoon for hotel guests as well as boat launch and docking facilities at the hotel. The area is serene in its secluded Knysna Heads setting, with spectacular views of the indigenous forest.

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Cornerway House B&B

Cornerway House is full of character with 8 stylish B&B rooms and a self catering unit. We are disabled friendly and, of course, pet friendly. We accept children by arrangement. Wi-Fi throughout. Your hosts, owner Dee and manager Kathy will make your stay as fun and relaxing as possible.

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Fish Eagle Lodge

The accommodation is spread over 2 buildings ( 2 Standard rooms, 5 Comfort rooms & 2 Apartments) which are positioned within a large, well-kept 10,000 square metre African garden. The first impression of Knysna is the gorgeous lagoon, nestled in the green of the forests and mountains.

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Laguna Grove

Perfectly situated Self-Catering apartments on the Knysna Lagoon with splendid views of The Heads, The Waterfront and Brenton on Lake! Laguna Grove Holiday Rentals currently comprises 24 Self-Catering apartments spread over 3 blocks containing 48 Individually owned apartments.

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Orange Inn

Orange Inn is part of the best accommodation in Knysna and has been refurbished to create the perfect place to stay whilst you explore Knysna and it’s beautiful surroundings. If you are looking for a holiday destination that provides endless opportunity for the whole family.

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Brenton on Rocks

Brenton on the Rocks is uniquely situated on the cliffs of Brenton-on-Sea, overlooking the magnificent Indian Ocean in a 180 degree spectrum. This distinctive location where the property is situated is known to be a popular area for various whale and dolphin species. A majestic shoreline settlement.

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Footprints of Knysna

Footprints of Knysna offers 3 self-catering apartments with stunning views of the Knysna Estuary. Professionally hosted by owners and with a relaxed and feel good atmosphere. Each apartment is has unique décor, private decks, secure parking and access to the secluded garden and pool.

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Moncrieff Manor

Kevin and Betsie Jackes welcome you to their stunning 4 star graded guesthouse offering Bed & Breakfast and self-catering accommodation in Knysna, at the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route. Situated atop the trendy suburb of Knysna Heights, we offer unrivalled views of the Knysna lagoon, town and the magnificent Knysna Heads.

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Belvidere Manor

Belvidere Manor - situated in the Garden Route's treasure trove of pristine beaches, lush indigenous forests and tranquil estuaries. South Africa's most romantic - and most relaxed - getaway. Set overlooking Knysna’s lagoon Belvidere Manor Hotel offers accommodation in delightful cottages, a gourmet restaurant and popular pub.

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Madison Manor

Madison Manor Boutique Hotel and Spa is an exclusive, owner-run establishment, uniquely situated at the top of ‘town-hill’ with a 180 degree view of the town of Knysna, the lagoon and the famous Knysna Heads. Since every guest welcomed at Madison Manor is beyond special, the above quote is part of our everyday routine.

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Head over Hills

Head over Hills is a unique 5 Star luxury retreat situated on the beautiful edge of the iconic Knysna heads. Our luxury accommodation and world-class views are the perfect backdrop for a well-deserved celebration of a special occasion, honeymoon, or to simply take in the splendour of our naturally beautiful surroundings.

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The Mount Knysna

The Mount Knysna is set in a tranquil environment where modern sophisticated living and relaxation combine. Choose from one of our four magnificent suites with spectacular views of the Ocean. Our focus is you and ensuring your stay with us is truly memorable. This is a place to pause, relax and enjoy the good life.

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Hammock Island Loft

Perfectly secure, with private entrance and off-road parking, Hammock Island loft enjoys close proximity to the coffee shops and restaurants in Thesen Harbour Town. The loft is west facing on Thesen Island, right on the water and enjoys wonderful views and sun-downer ambiance! Rates are R900 pn for 2 adults.

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Cliffhanger Cottages

For honeymooners, lovers or nature lovers, Cliffhanger and CliffEdge are private and luxurious timber chalets set on the edge of a valley with spectacular and panoramic views of forest and mountains. Cliffhanger Cottages self-catering accommodation boasts two luxury Chalets and one garden cottage close to Knysna,

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Hillview Apartments

Perfectly situated in Knysna Central, 2 min away from the N2 but in a cul-de-sac residential area. CCTV camera in league street. Secure private entrance and parking space. Four star graded apartments. Secured onsite parking, apartments serviced daily. The Stars are for You.

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The Milkwood Collection

Nestled amidst leafy Milkwood trees, on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon, The Milkwood Collection offers a variety of self-catering accommodation to suit everyone’s taste. Our waterfront villas, Milkwood Bay and Number Eleven, offer five-star luxury with private swimming pools.

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Van der Stel Manor

Van der Stel Manor House is a lovingly restored Cape Dutch homestead (1910) within walking distance to Stellenbosch’s charming village centre and the ideal place to relax and enjoy your stay in the Winelands. We are located close to some fine restaurants and wineries.

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Floreal House

Welcome to Floréal House. Located below the magnificent Table Mountain, guests staying at Floréal House are treated to the most stunning views of not only this wonder of the world, but also the city, harbour and Table Bay that comes alive with light at night.

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Mooiplaas Guest House

Mooiplaas Guest House is a luxurious four-star guest house in Oudtshoorn – situated on our family-run working ostrich farm, in the heart of the Klein Karoo. Here you can enjoy the open spaces of the ostrich farm and the spectacular views of the magnificent and ever-changing purple Swartberg mountains. If you wish to relax, this is the place.

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Villa Castollini

Set above the picturesque town of Great Brak River, surrounded by panoramic views of the river mouth, rolling mountains and Mossel Bay, this hidden gem will take your breath away. Ilita Lodge’s friendly and professional atmosphere is sure to serve your every need and leave you feeling renewed, revitalized and invigorated.

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Ilita Lodge

This five star Tuscan styled Villa overlooks the Knysna Estuarine bay, majestic mountains, forests and the town of Knysna from high up on the western head of the famous Knysna Heads. Perfectly positioned with north facing views over Knysna and five minutes’ drive to Brenton on Sea beach, Villa Castollini offers seclusion.

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Parkes Manor

Parkes Manor is the Grande Dame among the guest houses in Knysna, a timeless classic reviving the charm and elegance of a long gone era but with all the mods and cons of our time. Situated in a large park-like garden the manor house offers beautiful views over the Knysna lagoon. Reopened in 2013 and carefully restored to detail.

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Buffelsdam Country House

Buffelsdam Country House prides itself on affordable luxury and comfort Buffelsdam Country House is located 5 minutes from the N2 in the rural area of The Crags at the foot of the Tsitsikamma mountains between Plettenberg Bay and Nature’s Valley in The Garden Route, Western Cape of South Africa. The birdlife and scenery is quite spectacular.

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Africa Complete

Africa Complete is a member-based destination marketing agency that promotes a portfolio of high-end properties across Sub-Saharan Africa – especially South Africa – directly to tour operators across the globe. With over a decade’s worth of experience in destination marketing and hospitality.

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