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Turning Tides B&B

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   19 Woodbourne Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6501, South Africa
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Ranked #43 of 99 Knysna B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014
Morgan44Scotland Scotland
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    5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We have just spent three weeks travelling in South Africa and wish we had booked a much longer stay at Turning Tides. Everything about it is perfect, large beautifully furnished rooms with lovely balconies, excellent breakfasts and very attentive hosts. There is so much to do in the area that we barely scratched the surface, so our next trip will... More

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Deal, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I've actually lost count of the number of times we've stayed here., but it's probably in double numbers now. Knysna, and particularly Leisure Isle is a place we always bring visiting overseas friends - and Turning Tides is where we always stay. Ian and Joan are caring,delightful people who look after their guests exceptionally well, but are never intrusive. Their... More

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Huskisson312664, Owner at Turning Tides B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. It is always a pleasure to have you stay. So pleased you enjoy the muffins and cake and appreciate the room configuration More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We were made to feel most welcome and at home by the friendly reception from Ian our host. He gave first class advise about Leisure Isle and the local restaurants. The room was most comfortable, the Wi Fi easily accessible and facilities and beverages to our needs. Joan made sure the breakfast was well presented, tasty and more than we... More

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Huskisson312664, Owner at Turning Tides B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much Peter B. We are glad you were so much at home and liked the preserves. We enjoyed having your cheerful selves stay at Turning Tides and certainly hope we will be seeing you again Ian More

Cape Town
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

As soon as we arrived, and I saw the big balcony, I knew there was going to be trouble. I wasn't going to want to leave after just three nights, that balcony deserved at least six weeks! Our hosts served home-made fruit cake and tea to welcome us, and chatted about what we wanted to do during our stay. They... More

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Huskisson312664, Owner at Turning Tides B&B, responded to this review

Thank you! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. We hope that we will be seeing you again in the not too distant future. More

Grabouw, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We have loved our stays at Turning Tides, making it the go to spot when we visit Knysna! We are so thankful to Joan and Ian for a wonderful experience, beautiful food, wonderful suggestions on places to go, and for even organizing for us to visit some of the local schools!! They are wonderful people and deserve all the business... More

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Great stay, with tremendous hosts. What tremendous times! Location is very good, on Leisure Isle. 3 minutes to the beach, lots of space for the kids, good restaurants nearby. Bliss! Would gladly return - and have done many, many times...

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Cape Town
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

We have now visited Turning Tides, like other visitors, several times and sincerely hope we will be able to return. Joan and Ian Huskisson are extremely helpful and hospitable hosts and nothing is too much trouble. We have now stayed in each one of the bedrooms and all have their special magic. Leisure Isle is quite unique - whether you... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I guess our regular visits says it all? It's become our home-from-home in South Africa. For us, it begins with the private causway onto Leisure Island - the tidal lagoon, the views, walks around the island, its verdancy, birdlife and tranquility. For your hosts, Joan and Ian, nothing is too much trouble for their guests. Every room has a balcolny... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Joan and Ian gave us a most warm welcome in their most beautiful colonial home, with a cup of tea and a slice of Joan's amazing fruit cake. The house, bedroom and bathroom were spotless, roomy and tastefully furnished. We had our cup of tea on our huge balcony overlooking the lagoon. It was a short car trip into Knysna.... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

I stayed here with my wife a while ago now but must say that this place is fantastic! We were welcomed by the owners and made to feel very comfortable. The location is beautiful and the rooms are just perfect. Will definitely be back when in SA again.

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Address: 19 Woodbourne Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6501, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
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Hotel Class:3 star — Turning Tides B&B 3*
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Situated on the waters edge of beautiful Leisure Isle in the Knysna lagoon. Safe walks on the level, Safe swimming beaches in close proximity. Ideal centre from which to explore the Garden Route. Restaurants in walking distance.Very secure.Bird watchers paradise! ... more   less 
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