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Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge

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Cherry Lane | Welbedacht, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I haven't stopped raving about how wonderful a time my daughter and I had at this beautiful place. The staff is professional and very friendly, especially Ellias who took extra good care of us. Thank you!

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Wheathampstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the final stop on our vacation in South Africa. We self-drove from Cape Town via Oudtshoorn and the R62 Garden Route that took us through the beautiful Outaniqua Pass to George and finally to Knysna and the delightful setting of Elephant Hide. We were pretty tired when we arrived so it waslvely to be greeted in the parking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our chalet was spectacular, we had the most amazing views from our bed, bath, shower and the porch. The infinity pool is gorgeous. Friendly welcoming staff, nothing negative to say it really is a lovely spot.

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South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 2 day stay exceeded all expectations. Everything that you see and read on the website, is exactly what the place entails - no sugar coating, no over-exaggeration, no false images, no misrepresentations - as with many other places. We are beyond impressed with the service and quality of this place. It is sheer luxury. Staff and Services are exceptional.... More 

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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our Ruby wedding anniversary trip and everything about SA exceeded our expectations. Elephant Hide is a lovely retreat. Close to Knysna yet really in the bush. The buildings are beautiful and the private intimate chalets are really lovely. Wendy looked after us for breakfast and produced a really different alternative to the usual. A must visit if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Elephant Hide overlooks the lagoon, with gorgeous, private views, particularly at sunrise and sunset. Comfortable furnishings, large bath with tub and huge two-person shower. Breakfast was well-prepared, with lots of choices. The experience would be improved if the staff had more experience with different restaurants in town to give better advice. There is road noise from the highway, though it... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a very spacious, well appointed room with a deck overlooking the Lagoon at Knysna. The staff were very attentive and breakfast was most enjoyable. Given its position, outside the centre of the town, it would have been a bonus if evening meals had been offered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Perfect location with stunning vieuws from our room and from the deck. Very nice people, overall perfect service. We had a great time at the friday super market and there are some very nice restaurants in the neighbourhoud. We certainly will try to come back here. Nancy and Yves from Belgium

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Elephant hide is a gem in the jewel of the beautiful Garden Route. It's stunning setting and genuine African ambiance ,as well as most delicious breakfasts, make this lodge at perfect place to relax after enjoying the many activities available along the Garden Route.

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Elephanthide, Owner at Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jeanne Wow thank you so much for the kind review, this is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you soon back at Elephant Hide. Kind regards Ryan More 

Lanzarote, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We enjoyed very much this lovely place, the super location and the friendly staff. The owners family looks personal after you and will give you excellent recommendations for restaurants and thinks to do in this area. We will be back!

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