Completely rebuilt after the devastating fires of 2017, Knysna Hollow is superbly located on a secluded 3-hectare country estate, just 5 minutes from Knysna town and its expansive lagoon on South Africa’s famous Garden Route. It’s the perfect base from which to explore the many attractions and activities this beautiful area has to offer.
- Secluded 3-hectare country estate for ultimate peace and serenity
- Excellent base from which to explore the Garden Route and its many attractions
- 44 Modern, air-conditioned Garden Suites
- Casual Social Eatery restaurant, cosy bar and 2 sparkling swimming pools
- Lush indigenous gardens with prolific birdlife
- Outdoor games areas
- Free Wifi
- Boule court
Recently reopened in October 2018.
Nestled in the heart of the Garden Route on a secluded country estate, Knysna Hollow is a gracious and contemporary country retreat set on 3 hectares of lush indigenous gardens alive with birdsong. It’s the perfect base from which to explore the myriad attractions and endless activities this beautiful area has to offer.
Modern, Air-conditioned Garden Suites
The newly-built 44 Garden Suites are bright and spacious. Each unit has king-size beds with satellite TV, tea & coffee stations, laptop safes, mini-bar fridges, guest amenities and private patios overlooking the gardens and two sparkling swimming pools.
Four adjoining rooms offer inter-leading passageways which can become two double-room family suites. Another 8 rooms offer sleeper couch sofas perfect for one or two children under 12 years sharing with parents.
Modern Manor House
The focal point of the Estate, the contemporary Manor House is home to the casual restaurant and bar, reception, sun deck and internet library. Authentic local food is available throughout the day. A private dining room is available for small family functions. Enjoy an ice-cold craft beer or bespoke gin and tonic or choose from of the country's finest wines from independent estates from their small private wine cellar.
Many Local Attractions
Knysna is known as the Jewel of the Garden Route for good reason! Its expansive lagoon offers a wealth of water and boating activities; you can enjoy many scenic drives or hikes through ancient, indigenous forests; for golfers, there’s a choice of world-class golf courses with fabulous views; treetop canopy adventures; township tours; visits to the Knysna elephants and, of course, expansive white beaches, some in national reserves.
Knysna itself bustles with interesting craft and international shopping outlets, eateries, coffee shops, the Quays and Thesen Island. It's famous for its oysters and craft breweries.
Please let us know if you’d like to hire a car or you’d prefer us to recommend some interesting day tours and adventures in and around the area.
Knysna Hollow is only 45 minutes from George and 2.5 hours from Port Elizabeth, both of which have airports. It’s easily accessible from the scenic N2 highway. A meet & greet airport service is available as well as a town shuttle service.
Our Take on Knysna Hollow
With a great location, Knysna Hollow is a tranquil lodge situated on a large property with beautiful gardens. As part of the Seasons in Africa Group, it’s known for its high standards of service, hospitality and excellent cuisine. It’s an ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route and all it has to offer.
- Full English breakfast
- All drinks and beverages
- Curio shop purchases
- Telephone calls
- Government levy
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