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Inyathi Guest Lodge

3.0 of 5 52 Main Road, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting and unique idea with little wodden houses in the middle of a town. The place has unfortunately a Backpacker feeling and is not thought trough - e.g. bed was too short, bath tub not useful as shower. Staff tried to push restaurant reservation on us :(

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gwyneth76, Owner at Inyathi Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Bettina, Firstly we’d like to thank you for your comments, as we find one of the best ways we can improve Inyathi is by receiving constructive criticisms from genuine guests. So we do value all feedback, and act on it, where appropriate. But we are disappointed that you didn’t seem to enjoy your stay with us, and since we... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed 3 nights in the tree top chalet (#6). Cool design with 3 rooms (bedroom, sitting room, bathroom) plus big deck and outside shower. All amidst the tree tops - very nice. The only thing preventing me from giving this 5 stars is the traffic noise from the N2. The noise didn't affect my sleeping or anything - it just... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights. Helen and Raeen were warm and welcoming. We were part of a group of 4 motorcycles and one car traveling together. Helen gave my husband and me the cabin she called the honeymoon suite. I think it was because we were they only ones willing to climb all the stairs to get up there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helen and Raeen were great hosts. Their suggestions ensured we got the most out of our stay in the Knysna area from the things to see to the places to eat. Harry B's pub - the best steak ever! The decor of our cabin presented a genuine African flavor. The breakfasts were delicious. Thanks, Helen & Raeen! Bob & Mary... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inyathi is great located at the main road and the perfect basis for acitvities in and around Knysna. The rooms are clean and nice but smell a little bit mouldy because of the wood. The staff was friendly and really helpful.

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Bothasig, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was the 2nd time we stayed @ Inyathi Lodge. We had such a lovely room near the tree top chalet it was very cozy this time we got upgraded to the tree top chalet thank you Helen :) We simply loved it a pity it was cold would love to have showered outside. Owners Helen and Riaan are such... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Biggest drawback of this hotel is it's is close location to very noisy Main Road and next to a garage.Will help if they leave something in room for mosquitos.They do have a nice courtyard garden and the reception staff are friendly.

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Bremen, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Sleeping in the lodge was not really possible, you feel to sleep directly on the very bussy road. The bedroom was dirty, the toilet insanitary. The yard is beautiful, the people are friendly. The location urgently needs a refurbishment

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Notthesameanymore, Owner at Inyathi Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Heinrich, Thanks for taking the time to review us (both on the website you booked through and on trip advisor). Your comments caused us some concern, and we are glad that we have the opportunity here to respond. We do find it quite strange and very frustrating when people who stay at our lodge, wait until weeks after their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Owner very friendly and helpful with tips for restaurants, activities etc., accomodation very clean, good breakfast, nice garden, room is African style, nice area around, near to the waterfront. high recommended

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Rooms around trees - Rooms In Trees. Rustic - well maintained - Clean. Only complaint was not enough electrical outlets. When you plan your trip - go on eBay and check out the South Africa outlets cube taps which allow you to plug in a variety of US and European plugs. Not expensive - but ship from China. Hot breakfast... More 

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Address: 52 Main Road, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Inyathi Guest Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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