+ Filter Options

Guests
Price
Must Have
Accommodation Type

61 Guest Houses in Knysna. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Villa Paradisa

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Villas in Paradise, Knysna

Villa Paradisa Guest House is situated in Paradise, Knysna and offers luxurious and comfortable accommodation with br...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
TV
Parking on Premises
Internet access
Jacuzzi
Laundry facilities

FROM

R2300

per night

View Listing


Bamboo, the Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Hunters Home, Knysna

Accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis to all travelers, be they holidaymakers, business folk, honeymooners, fami...

Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
WiFi
TV
Parking on Premises
Bar

FROM

R1025.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

The Greens Knysna

Guest Houses, Self Catering in Hunters Home, Knysna

These modern rooms have free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. All our guests are swept away with our service. Enjoy access to ...

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
WiFi
Braai Area
Wheelchair Friendly
TV

FROM

R1150.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Moncrieff Manor

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Paradise, Knysna

Situated atop the trendy suburb of Knysna Heights, Moncrieff Manor offers unrivaled views of the Knysna lagoon, town ...

WiFi
TV

FROM

R916.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Villa Castollini

Guest Houses, Villas in Brenton on Sea, Knysna

This five star Tuscan styled Villa overlooks the Knysna Estuarine bay, majestic mountains, forests and the town of Kn...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
Internet access
Braai Area
Aircon
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Bar
TV
WiFi
DSTV

FROM

R2375.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Portland Manor

Guest Houses, Guest Lodge in Rheenendal, Knysna

We also offer the perfect facilities for private or corporate functions. Four star accommodation in the Manor House a...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen
TV
WiFi
Bar

FROM

R1200.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Brenton On Rocks Luxury Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering, Villas in Brenton on Sea, Knysna

Stylish recently renovated guest rooms offering bar fridge, microwave, kettle, hair dryer,safe,Free Wi-Fi and DSTV wi...

Swimming Pool
Full Kitchen
Internet access
Braai Area
Bar
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Dishwasher
TV
WiFi
DSTV

FROM

R1150.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Forest Edge Nature Lovers' Retreat

Bed and Breakfast, Cottages, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Rheenendal, Knysna

Your stay at Forest Edge Retreat is almost yours! Only 5 internationally awarded cottages available. Come experience ...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
TV
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
Internet access

FROM

R1025.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

The Lofts Boutique Hotel

Apartments, Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotels, Guest Houses, Hotels, Self Catering in Thesen Islands, Knysna

Our accommodation consists of lagoon suites with uninterrupted and breathtaking views of the lagoon, luxury loft room...

Swimming Pool
Conference Facility
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Laundry facilities
WiFi
Bar
TV

FROM

R2560.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Cuningham's Island Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Superior Double Rooms, or Standard Double and Twin rooms available. We also offer one Family Unit which sleeps 2 adul...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Parking on Premises
Internet access
TV

FROM

R1250.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

The Big Tree House Lodge

Guest Houses in Upper Old Place, Knysna

The Big Tree House is unique.You are invited to enjoy a memorable holiday in this timber frame double storey home. Se...

Braai Area
WiFi
Parking on Premises
Full Kitchen

FROM

R600.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Blue Fern of Knysna

Apartments, Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Costa Sarda, Knysna

Quiet, comfortable accommodation in Knysna.

Quality, affordable B&B or self-catering accommodation close to the Knys...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV

FROM

R540.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Knysna Belle Island Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Three luxurious lagoon facing suites. Two garden facing suites. One family suite overlooking the garden and pool.
All...

Swimming Pool

FROM

R4400.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

The Islander Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Leisure Isle, Knysna

The Islander offers self-catering accommodation and a luxury guesthouse with full bed and breakfast.

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Braai Area
Aircon
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Bar

FROM

R1100.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

On The Estuary

Guest Houses in Knysna

We offer you a delicious options of Continental/English breakfast, BBQ facilities, safe parking on premises.

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Braai Area
TV

FROM

R755.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

South Villa Guest House

Guest Houses in Paradise, Knysna

South Villa has 4 en-suite rooms, decorated in the theme of understated elegance and all feature a private balcony ov...

Parking on Premises
WiFi
TV

FROM

R1200.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Kanonkop House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Kanonkop, Knysna

Kanonkop House combines service and relaxed luxury in an intimate and unique guest experience. Consistently voted in ...

Swimming Pool
Bar
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV
WiFi
Laundry facilities

FROM

R4200.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Knysna Herons Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering in Old Place, Knysna

The house has 5 x Bed & Breakfast en-suite Rooms and 2 x Self-Catering/family en-suite rooms with private entrances t...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Aircon
TV
Parking on Premises
DSTV

FROM

R600.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

80 on Main

Guest Houses in Paradise, Knysna

80-on-Main Budget Accommodation has 4 twin / double rooms and also a family loft self-catering unit that can sleep 4-...

Swimming Pool
Braai Area
Parking on Premises

FROM

R1775.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Head over Hills Luxury Retreat

Guest Houses in The Heads, Knysna

Head over Hills is an exclusive retreat situated on the jagged edge of the famous rocky cliffs of the Knysna Heads. W...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
DSTV
Braai Area
Conference Facility
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Laundry facilities
Jacuzzi
Bar

FROM

R4500.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Knysna Manor House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Knysna Central , Knysna

Knysna Manor House is a great place to base yourself whilst exploring the amazing Garden Route, on the Western Cape, ...

Braai Area
Parking on Premises

FROM

R705.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Paradise Found

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Paradise, Knysna

Paradise Found is the home of Johan and Dirkie Labuschagne in the aptly named suburb of Paradise, which overlooks the...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
Parking on Premises
TV

FROM

R700.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Augusta Bay Knysna

Guest Houses in Knysna

Augusta Bay is surrounded by a cobalt sea swirling between towering monoliths of rock, a sparkling lagoon, lush indig...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
Internet access
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Laundry facilities
Jacuzzi
Bar
Pet Friendly
DSTV

FROM

R1900.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Isola Bella Guest House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Self Catering, Villas in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Double bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms leading out onto balconies. Exquisitely furnished in white, offering a lux...

Full Kitchen
DSTV
TV

FROM

R2600.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Berbia Country House

Guest Houses in Welbedacht, Knysna

Set in large, landscaped gardens with spectacular views across the lagoon to the famous Knysna Heads lies the modern,...

Swimming Pool
Aircon
Laundry facilities
Braai Area
Bar
TV
Full Kitchen
DSTV

FROM

R900.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Protea Guest House

Guest Houses in Paradise, Knysna

Loerie cottage features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge, and large sundeck with barbecue facilities.
Glasogie ...

Braai Area
Full Kitchen
TV

FROM

R500.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Nieu-Wherry Meadow

Guest Houses in Rheenendal, Knysna

As our guest, you will have the benefit of a farm-style, comfortable, well equipped accommodation with the most invig...

Swimming Pool
Braai Area
Pet Friendly

FROM

R400.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Amanzi Island Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses in Leisure Isle, Knysna

WiFi
DSTV
Aircon
TV

Knysna Terrace Boutique Guesthouse

Guest Houses in Paradise, Knysna

Knysna Terrace is a boutique guesthouse located right across from the legendary Knysna Lagoon.

Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Aircon
Braai Area
WiFi

FROM

R900.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Leisure Isle Boutique Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Houses, Guest Lodge in Leisure Isle, Knysna

Wake up to an orchestra of exotic birds, the slow and steady roll of waves and our delicious breakfasts served on the...

Swimming Pool
WiFi
TV
Braai Area
Bar
Parking on Premises
DSTV

FROM

R1750.0

per night

View Listing

Instant
Confirmation

Other listings in Knysna

Other Nearby Listings (Withing km)

More info about Knysna

As you drive into the the stunning town of Knysna it will become clear as to why it is often called the Jewel of the Garden Route. Situated along the Indian Ocean; home to a pristine estuary, and surrounded by hectares of lush indigenous forest; the gorgeous town offers visitors a chance to get to truly explore and experience the beauty of the Cape.

That’s not to say the bustling town centre won’t keep you busy. The town is world-renown for it’s divine oysters and seafood experiences, and is fast becoming the classic car capital of South Africa. The town is also becoming quite the golfing destination - boasting three Championship golf courses that not only offer superb play, but also merge with the natural beauty of their surrounds - making them an idyllic place to spend your day.

 

Things to do

For those looking for the fine dining, and luxury shopping experience, the Knysna Waterfront is the place to go. Indulge yourself with delicacies, such as the divine Knysna oyster and sparkling wine from the Cape Winelands, before exploring the shops and kiosks in search of local art pieces, jewelry and memorabilia.

A trip to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, located on the Western Knysna Head, is a must.  Once you arrive via ferry, the only way to reach the reserve, you will be taken on a tour by one of the reserve’s specialist guides. The untouched beauty of the reserve is enough to takeaway the breath of most, and is complemented by the incredible knowledge the guides have of the surrounds.

The Featherbed Reserve should not be your only time spent in the glorious natural surrounds of Knysna. The Knysna Forests will offer you an entirely different experience. The lush greenery, and myriad of indigenous wildlife and fauna create a magical world that is like no other. There are numerous trails which can be walked, or bicycle ridden. For those horse-lovers, there is no other way to explore the forests than by horseback.

Of course the Knysna Forest is not the only place to explore on horseback. A ride along the famed estuary is a freeing experience, which is made even more special when taken at sunset. For those who are less horsey inclined, the warm Knysna Lagoon still offers plenty to do. A picnic and swim is an idyllic way to spend your day. And for those with an adventurous spirit (and a diving permit), a day spent underwater will offer you the chance to see a world exclusive to the estuary - as it homes 43% of South Africa’s Estuarine life; as well as the endemic, and the world’s most endangered seahorse, the Knysna Seahorse.

The Knysna Lagoon can also be explored on boat or kayak; in summer there will be as many as 500 boats on the water, taking in the peaceful surrounds and catching the sun. While fishing is not permitted in the Estuary, a short trip out beyond the Knysna Heads, into the open ocean will give fishing enthusiasts a chance to spend some quality time doing what they enjoy.

If you’re more of a land baby than a water baby, take some time to experience a once-in-a-lifetime elephant encounter at the Knysna Elephant Park. The Park was the first in the country to house and care for orphaned elephants - and you can meet their two very first orphans, Harry and Sally. The start of your elephant encounter, however, begins with learning a little more about these majestic creatures, and what the KEP does. From here you are taken to meet the  elephants in their controlled, free-range environment. Want to spend more time with them - book an elephant-back ride, sunset walk or sundowner tour.

Continue your land-based Knysna adventure with a trip to the Knysna Millwood Goldmine. It was the discovery of Gold in the Millwood forest that put Knysna on the map. Within a week of first gold discovery, the town virtually blossomed. The Millwood mine tour starts with the Millwood Gold Museum, where you’ll have the chance to learn a little more about the discovery, and what came after. From here you’ll leave to do the mine walk - through the gorgeous Millwood forest. The 5.6km round walk takes you through the forest and to several key mining spots, including the Bendigo mine. The mining history isn’t the only reason to do the walk. The majestic natural beauty of the forest  and spectacular views of Knysna, alone make the walk worth it.

 

Where to eat

Knysna offers a delicious myriad of choices when it comes to it’s dining experiences, but it’s seafood offerings that capture the attentions of most. Take your pick (or try them all) of the top ten best restaurants, cafes and coffee shops in Knysna.

For the ultimate Knysna Oyster experience head down to 34 South at the Waterfront. Not an Oyster fan - don’t worry, their seafood and landlover selections are mouth watering.

Stunning views, a divine seafood menu and a relaxed ambiance, make a visit to East Head Cafe the perfect place to enjoy the best Knysna has to offer.

The ultimate fine dining experience can be found at the uber stylish Zachary’s. The restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients, often from their own organic garden, in their seasonal menus. Booking is a must for this one.

Enjoy the taste of wholesome homemade food, and enjoy the relaxed vibe at The Olive Tree. It’s a favourite amongst locals and visitors for lunch.

For freshly baked goodies and tasty breakfasts,  make sure you make a turn at Ile de Pain - famed in Knysna for their sumptuous treats.

A touch of Mediterranean flavour and tnd a smart-casual vibe, Pembrey’s is the place to go for those looking for a refreshing menu selection for lunch or dinner.

If you’re visiting the Featherbed Nature Reserve, make sure you book a meal on the John Benn - their floating restaurant. The boat takes you on an hour and a half cruise across the Lagoon, as you tuck into either their delicious Lunch or Dinner menu.

Teatimes should be spent indulging in the home baked treats at the Tin House on Cuyler. If you don’t have a sweet tooth there is a selection of light savoury delights to choose from.

Get your taste of South Africa at Caroline’s Bistro. This small, yet elegant restaurant offers a delightful menu featuring South African game and must-try traditional dishes.

Don’t leave Knysna without taking in a spectacular sunset, while sipping sundowners on the deck of Cornuti Al Mare. Their delish drinks and nom menu will keep you there well past sunset.

 

Where to stay

Knysna offers more than just places to spend a night, they offer you the chance to make your accommodation part of your Knysna experience! Houseboats/Floating Chalets allow you to truly get away from it all. Stay in one of the anchored floating chalets or charter your very own boathouse, either way, this style of accommodation will only add to your stay.

If water accommodation isn't for you then you'll find a variety of accommodation types, including self cateringB&Bsguesthouses and camp sites, that are close to most activities and restaurants. It’s ideal for those who enjoy a vibey, friendly atmosphere.

 

Transport

Air: Knysna itself doesn’t have an airport. However, you can fly into George airport and drive the 70kms into Knysna. There are car rental agencies available at the airport, and most can be booked online.

Car Rental: Getting around Knysna is easiest by car. There are plenty of car rental agencies in the town, and most can be booked online.

Taxis/cabs: There are taxi services available in Knysna. These tend to be quite pricey if you intend to travel further that a few kilometers in them.

 

Did you know?

Knysna is commonly misspelt as nysna or Knisna.

The name ‘Knysna’ is thought to be a KhoiKhoi  word which  roughly translates to ‘Ferns’.

The Knysna Forest Elephant is the last bush elephant in Africa.

The Knysna Turaco, a bird endemic to South Africa, is usually called the Knysna Lourie by the locals.

The endangered Knysna Seahorse is endemic to only three estuaries in South Africa - with the Knysna Estuary being the biggest.

About Guest Houses

For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.