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Knysna Riverside Lodge

5 Phantom Pass Road, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Knysna Riverside Lodge
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Ranked #33 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
swanepsc Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took up the 2 night Groupon special and arrived to find the room looked nothing like the photos advertised. Everything in the room was old and the shower and bed was dirty enough to request another room. On request the manager/owner, Remy, threw a fit and complained about "fussy people". I find it hard to believe that someone working... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful stay we had! I was amazed at the excellent food we had every evening. The owner and her sons are busy renovating the accommodation and even though there is still a lot of work to be done, the environment makes up for whatever there is lacking.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Booked this lodge after finding a Groupon at a reasonable price, it turns out this wasn't much more than the regular cost of the room, less breakfast. When we arrived, found the room we were staying in did not look anything like the pictures we'd seen but we figured for the cost we could suck it up. We later learned... More 

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Owner D, Owner at Knysna Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing, I found however strange to read such a review posted more than 2 month after your stay. And the reality is quite far from your comments. The Groupon offer was 50% of the rate and not “regular cost of the room, less breakfast”! you just refused to pay your breakfast in the morning, even though on your... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Beautifully nestled in the Knysna forest overlooking the lagoon with stunning sunrises and monkeys playing in the trees. We loved the natural setting, perfect for a leisurely stroll, and pool/braai area among the forest trees. The property is massive and we enjoyed a 2 km forest hike on the property itself. The restaurant is a huge draw card with exquisite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Completely loved our 2 night stay at the lodge. The rooms are set against a rolling hillside with views over the Knysna Lagoon, fresh breeze, fountain of youth scenery and an excellent location for running and just generally enjoying the sights. Couldnt get a taste of the fine French and Mediterranean cuisine as we were not aware how popular the... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Tranquillity, peace and excellent cuisine. Friendly staff , the french owners will make you enjoy even the tap water. De délicieux repas. Let me tell you the secret. Even if you are booked here you may not enjoy your dinner at Riverside unless you order meals in advance . All visitors rush here at night (from all over ) for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Recently spent 3 nights at Knysna Riverside Lodge and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The setting is beautiful, and the owners Remy and Cathy are very friendly and accommodating. The restaurant has a lovely deck with a beautiful view over the river, and the breakfast we had was delicious. The lodge is clean and well-kept and Remy and Cathy are working... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We have just spent a very pleasant three nights with Remy and his family. They couldn't have been more accommodating. They have just taken over this lodge and are working very hard renovating it. We had room 4 with the jacuzzi which was very nice overlooking the estuary which was beautiful first thing in the morning. The highlight of our... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My mom and I just spent a week here at the Knysna River Lodge and what an amazing week it has been. We heard about the lodge through Groupon and we have been thoroughly amazed. With the Knysna lagoon on one side and the forest on the other one could not ask for a better setting. The rooms are very... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We only stayed for a weekend at Knysna Riverside lodge, but it felt like a week vacation! The location is perfect, not quite in the middle of town, but close enough (about 6km). On arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the new French owners The room was lovely, the view of the lagoon, beautiful! We dined at the onsite restaurant,... More 

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