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Where to Stay - South Africa
 

From R650 Per Night

Knysna Herons Guest House
Knysna Accommodation

  • Garden Entrance
  • Lounge
  • Heron Room
  • Hoopoe Room
  • Garden
  • Guinea Fowl Room
  • Loerie Room
  • Kelp Gull Room
  • Entrance
  • Pool at night
  • Pool at night
  • Kingfisher Room
  • Oystercatcher Room
  • Garden
  • Street Entrance
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Our 3-star guest house is situated on the exquisite Garden Route in the Western Cape with its stunning natural beauty. The tropical garden is visited by numerous bird species which can be observed while simply lounging at the swimming pool. The tranquil settings of our grounds let our guests feel revitalised and invigorated.

All rooms are en-suite with a private patio/balcony leading into the surrounding garden that is frequented by a diverse bird life. Our seven rooms include two family/self-catering units and we offer secure off-street parking. Start your day with our English breakfast together with fresh fruit, juices, yogurt, cereals, toast and preservatives before setting out on any of the many adventures in and around Knysna.

Our central location makes us the perfect base from where to explore all that this region has to offer, e.g. our award-winning golf courses, beach activities, hiking, canoeing, lagoon cruises, paintball, fishing, bungee jumping, and water skiing to name a few.

We are a mere 10-minute drive from the famous Knysna Heads, a brisk 10-minute walk from the Knysna Lagoon and only a few minutes’ drive from shops and malls. To top it all: We will gladly make reservations for restaurants, activities and tours. Our staff are friendly, our rooms are well equipped and our rates are affordable. Visit us and make your stay in Knysna even more memorable.

Family friendly: Our self-catering units are spacious and perfect for family stays. Children love our pool and our garden is big enough for kids to run around.

Romantic: A big luscious tropical garden has an assortment of coloured lights at night. Only the gentle sound of small water features fills the air in this tranquil setting.

 

Private and comfortable rooms with outside deck and garden entrance. Lovely sunny room in the late morning and afternoons. Equipped with Television, DSTV, Mini-bar fridge, Free WIFI and electronic safe. Tea and coffee tray. A sparkling pool on the property and we have 2 x kayaks which can be used by our guests to enjoy on the Lagoon near by. We have a Braai (Wood and Gas) for your braai evenings.

Our Rooms

Guinea Fowl Room - Twin Room or King Size. Shower en-suite. Garden entrance and deck. Very private and sunny in the afternoons. Equipped with television, mini-bar fridge, tea and coffee tray and electronic safe. Room is equipped with Aircon.

Kingfisher Room - Standard Double room with shower en-suite. Sunny in the mornings. Private deck and garden entrance. Equipped with television, tea and coffee trays, electronic safe. 

Hoopoe Room - Deluxe Double room en-suite bath and shower. Private and comfortable room with outside deck and garden entrance. Lovely sunny room in the late morning and afternoons. Equipped with Television, mini-bar fridge and electronic safe. Tea and coffee tray. Room is equipped with Aircon.

Loerie Room - Standard room with shower en-suite. Very private with own deck and garden entrance. Morning sun and a great room in winter. Garden views. Equipped with Television, tea and coffee tray and electronic safe.

Herons Room - Large Twin or King-size room with shower en-suite. This room can fit a third bed so it is ideal for families. Private deck and garden entrance. Sunny in the afternoons, and situated close to the pool. Garden views. Equipped with television, tea and coffee tray, mini-bar fridge and electronic safe. Room is equipped with Aircon.

Oyster Catcher (Self-Catering) Room - Sleeps 3. Fully equipped Kitchenette with microwave, fridge and 2 plate stove. Indoor dining table seating 4 and outdoor garden table and chairs seating 6. Braai facilities. Private and sunny. Equipped with television and electronic safe. Room is equipped with Aircon.

Kelp Gull (Self-Catering) Room - Sleeps 3. Shower en-suite. Fully equipped kitchen with microwave, 2 plate stove and oven, fridge and cooking utensils of high quality. This room is also equipped with a small plasma flat screen television and electronic safe.

For the Boys
Experience the thrill of a high speed mountain bike ride through indigenous forests. With some of the most spectacular cycle routes in the country you will have to have a rubber arm to resist the saddle twitch.

Boats, yachts, speed boats & ferries - whatever your sense of speed, choose your option. There is a "knot" for every taste and if you add a few oysters you will boost that libido the natural way!

Vintage Cars - shopping has never been better! Grab the opportunity to get your hands on one of these beauties in sedgefield

Mitchells Brewery - Beer, more beer and then there is Mitchells. The only natural brewed beer in the region will have you begging for more. With no added preservatives you will have to go a long way to find fresher beverages.

Canoes, hire a kayak to tour the winding Knysna river and explore the magical surroundings while gliding with the tide. For a rougher approach take on the incoming tide at The Heads and release all that smoldering city stress.

Diving & Snorkeling. Dive the depths of the estuary to the wreck of the Paquita or experience the Knysna seahorse in its natural habitat. 

Knysna`s Nightlife includes venues like Zanzibar, Crabs Creek, Tryst, Swing Cafe for great live music the Old Watermill Pub, Long Barn Tavern and a Shebeen in the main street. Watch rugby at some of the oldest pubs in the country. Try The Bell, The Long Barn Tavern, Harry B`s or Portland Manor.

Size does matter at the Knysna Elephant Park. Be welcomed with a slurp and a smile and ride into the sunset with a trunk in your hand.

Paraglide over spectacular hills and lakes. The area is a veritable paragliding mecca, with no shortage of spots perfect for this activity along the adjacent coast.

Wakeboarding & kite surfing for the adrenalin junkies. Get the blood pumping while you take to the water. Buffalo Bay will provide you with the perfect wave, so bring your surf board.

With three magnificent Golf courses you can never go wrong. If you want serious ball action this is golf heaven or if you just want to have fun with the guys, enjoy theMashie Golf course for a different experience.

Pack your kit & your cooler bag and head out to the fishing waters. With excellent rock-, surf-, and river- and lake fishing you have just arrived in a fisherman's heaven. Do not miss out on extraordinary fly fishing spots as well.

Hiking - lace up those boots and go hunting with your binocular for those illusive Knysna elephants. Choose between forest and coastal walks and tailor make your hike to your level of fitness. View some of the highest vegetated sand dunes in the world or explore the mystical indigenous forests.

lf "natural remedies" are your thing then you should visit the Judah`s Square Rastafarian Community. Their community tour will provide you with an insight into this astonishing lifestyle and you will take home with you spiritual souvenirs that will last you a lifetime.
Be the captain of your holiday and overnight in a house boat. Lightleys Holiday Houseboats is the perfect overnight option for the guys on their weekend away! Yes, there is even a braai on board! 

Soak up the sun & recondition your touch rugby skills. Choose between spectacular beaches to enjoy the best views: Bollard Bay, Coney Glen, Buffalo Bay, Noetzie or Brenton on Sea. 
Quad Bike all you want for days at a time. Choose between short courses and safaris taking you over mountains and down passes.

 

For the Girls
Size does matter at the Knysna Elephant Park. Be welcomed with a slurp and a smile and ride into the sunset with a trunk in your hand. 

Knysna is a treasure chest of Pampering options. You can tailor make your experience from a simple forest massage to an over the top makeover. Unwind your body mind and soul in the age old female tradition. 

Shopping shopping shopping! With spectacular names like Jenna Babe, Hooligans, Indawo, Papagayo, Caramel and African Attitude who can resist retail therapy? 

Enjoy an Interactive Cooking Course with sparkling wine on the side. At Kilzers` Kitchen Basics you will become a gourmet queen and have lots of giggles getting the cherry on top! 

Knysna has lots of unsoiled fresh air. What better way to enjoy it than to visit one of our many al fresco Markets. Choose between the Harvest Time Farmers Market, Scarab Village, Wild Oats Community Farmers Market, Thesen Harbour Sunday Market and the famous Friday Market. 

Time to party up a storm. Knysna`s Nightlife includes venues like Zanzibar & Club Tryst and HarryB`s. 

Cruise the Lagoon. Catamarans, yachts, speed boats or canoes - take your pick! 
Oysters, Sparkling Wine & Spectacular Sunsets! Ladies, it only takes 50 oysters to make men eat from your hand. If you add Sparkling Wine, a beautiful sunset & feet dangling in the water to that it goes a whole lot faster. 

Soak up the sun. Choose between spectacular beaches to enjoy the best views: Bollard Bay, Coney Glen, Buffalo Bay, Noetzie or Brenton on Sea. 

With three magnificent Golf courses you can never go wrong. If you just want to have fun with the girls enjoy the Mashie Golf course for a different experience.

If fairies are your thing go and track them down in the Indigenous Knysna Forests. Pack a picnic basket and make a day of it. There are plenty of Forest Walks for every age, shape and size. Remember, only those who believe, see! 

Explore the Knysna Heads up close and personal. Enjoy spectacular views from the Eastern Head viewpoint or take a half day excursion to the Featherbed Nature Reserve on the Western Head. If you choose to be transported in true Thai Tuk Tukstyle, look no further. You will find these alternative means of transport parked at the waterfront. 

Thought you were too old for a treasure hunt? Think again! Be the captain of your own ship while you cruise the lagoon in search for those clues on a Lightleys Houseboat. Girls just want to have fun - and this is the beginning of it! 

Art Galleries. Knysna have an impressive collection of renowned artists and their work is on display all over town. You will definitely find something to suit your style and budget. 
You are in the Cuisine capital of the country! With 80 restaurants, deli`s and coffee spots to choose from who can resist piling on those kilojoules? 

Call in on the Millwood Goldmine and relive the days of newly discovered gold. No wonder Dalene Matthee chose this site as the background for her novel "Circles in the Forest". 
Knysna is all about rich History and Culture. Be sure to walk back on the steps of the great names in the history of Knysna. Visit the Old Goal & Millwood Museums in Queen Street, the San Ambrosio Church in Gouna, Belvidere, Portland Manor and George Rex`s grave. 

If you look good in red, green and yellow then you should visit the Judah`s Square Rastafarian Community. Their community tour will provide you with an insight into this astonishing lifestyle and you will take home with you spiritual souvenirs that will last you a lifetime. 
Crafts. This is you unique opportunity to shop without male interference! Bushpig Fabrics, Armitage Crafts, Birds of Africa, Hot Art, House of Kelims, the Cornerstone Curio Shop and Leathers & Feathers will leave you spoiled for choice.

If you do not want to pile up too many kilos, lay your hand on an Aqua Bike at Crabs Creek. These hydro bikes are great fun and excellent exercise.

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Stay for 3 nights get 4th night free (accommodation only) - breakfast excluded for 4th free night.

Terms & Conditions

For B&B rooms only, for 2 people sharing (not applicable to single guests) or the family self-catering units, and excluding Easter, Pink Loerie and Oyster Festivals, Peak Season 15 December - 07 January, periods excluded.

11 Herons Way, Knysna, Garden Route

GPS: -34.04273, 23.070519900000022 Map

No Pets allowed

All Bookings made more than 2 months in advance require a 50% Deposit to secure the booking.

All Bookings made less than 2 months in advance require full 100% deposit to secure the booking.

Deposit are required to secure the bookings, Reservations are only guaranteed upon a 50% non-refundable deposit this can be done by transfer or visa/master card (ask for credit card form), if after deposit is received and the booking is cancelled for a valid reason we shall keep the deposit and give the client a 6 months grace period to use up the deposit collected, this is subject to availability and the difference in any rate increase. However should the cancellation be within 30 days of the reservation date the above does not apply? No Deposit received will result in the release of the booking 24 hours after booking with us without prior notice given to you. 

Cancellation Policy for all Guest’s / Travel Agents / Tour Operators:

Please note our non-refundable deposits below, In the event of premature departure we reserve the right to charge for the full original booking, Failure of the customer to arrive, or cancellations made 0 to 7 days prior to the agreed arrival date forfeit 100% of the deposit or full charge will be charged for, under no circumstance will this be altered.

Cancellations made 7 to 14 days prior to the agreed arrival date forfeit 75 % of the deposit or 30% of the booking quote value, whichever the greater.

Cancellations made 14-21 days or more prior to the agreed arrival date forfeit 50% of the deposit or 30% of the booking total, whichever is the greater.

Cancellations made 21 days + forfeit 30% of the deposit value.

Failure to arrive one night full stay will be charged for out of season and full stay charge during High/Peak season. Once you send your Credit card details through you accept that the establishment has the right to charge your card for the entire stay and any or all other costs.

Non arrival between 14h00-18h00 will result in a full forfeit of the monies paid and the room will be sold without prior notice. Unless arrangements are made well in advance!

  • Airport Transfers
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • BBQ Area
  • Fridge
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air-con
  • In Room Tea / Coffee services
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Service
  • Laundry Service / Facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Safe in room
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Shops Nearby
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Game Reserves
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Popular Routes
  • Culture
  • Wildlife
  • Golfing
  • Childrens Fun