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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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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for a week, we found the hotel on trip advisor. It is lovely spot overlooking Knysna Lagoon, all the rooms are individual chalets with their own deck. It is about a 10 minute drive into knysna. Our room was spacious, jacuzzi bath separate shower, twin sinks, tea coffee and very comfy bed. Our room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hosts couldn't have done more to make us feel at home. Highly recommended. Very knowledgable about the area, and gave solid information about where to go. Truly a mountain location on the sea shore. Quiet and relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this lodge because we wanted to explore the area from Tsitsikamma down to Knysna, wanted a rustic feel to it, but wanted to comforts of town close by - the impossible dream. But somehow Elephant Hide delivered. My daughter is 21 and we ended up getting her, her own room as the chalets are more designed for families... More 

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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was our second visit to Elephant Hide. Friendly, warm welcome, clean rooms with attention to detail and a lovely wooden deck overlooking the lagoon. Beautiful setting to sip on a sun downer and watch the sun set! Spacious bathroom with big bath and shower. An enjoyable stop over and we will be back again on a future visit to... More 

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