We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 28 Knysna hotels

The St. James of Knysna

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Point, Eastford, Knysna, 6570 | P.O. Box 1242, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Hotel amenities
The St. James of Knysna
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Save Saved
You added The St. James of Knysna to your Saves list
93%
Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Sabrina S Stans, Switzerland
Write a Review

178 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    139
    29
    5
    2
    3
See reviews for
29
120
4
3
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (31)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (178)
  • Mar-May only
    (47)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (45)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (46)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (40)
All months
Stans, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Perfekt stay. Amazing view and really big rooms. It has a perfekt breakfastbuffet and of course some warm breakfast aswell. The Hotel is about 5-10 minutes away from the harbour. Everyone is friendly and helpful.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
mevasseret zion
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an excellent place. The view is beautiful (the lagoon), the rooms are HUGE, the staff is very friendly, breakfast is excellent! This is a great place to STAY, not only to sleep in as you pass by. Every day we had fresh fruit in the room and new bottles of water, as well as chocolate. The free wi-fi... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the St. James for 5 nights back in August as part of our honeymoon in South Africa and it was absolutely wonderful. From the suite, to the amazing view, to the perfect location, to the breakfast, to the old world looking pub serving local beer. We could not find a fault with this place... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
london
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived and were greeted in a very friendly manner. We were shown around & the room & the premises are nothing short of exquisite. Very homely & picturesque. The staff were really friendly & helpful. There were complimentary water, fruit & chocolates. We were pleasantly surprised to have our car washed overnight. They even had electric blankets in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sent in this hotel 2 nights in May 2014 , in Lady Anne suite which has a fantastic view over Knysna lagoon. We really recommend this place. The only thing we didn't enjoy was the breakfast, very poor probably because in May there weren't too much tourists.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As soon as we saw the colonial mansion we knew we were in a very special place. The view to the Lagoon is stunning. And the service is great. We got there around 10 pm, so the restaurant was already closed but we told them we were hungry and they opened it for us. The suites are the best part,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
42 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stayed here 2 nights arrived after a long drive. A welcome bar drink and restaurant allowed us to have a relaxing first evening by a log fire. Placed on the estuary with superb view from our balcony. 1 mile from centre of Knysna and 2 miles from waterfront. Room was enormous, two TVs with own lounge, double sink bathroom, coffee... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
jimmyc217
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Fantastic suites at this hotel which is located just outside Kynsna. Approx a 15 min walk into centre of Knysna or 60 rand in taxi. The room we had had fantastic views over Knysna lagoon, and had separate living area, bathroom and wardrobes beside door. 2 TV's 1 in bedroom and 1 in living room, balcony overlooking lagoon. Breakfast was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Accra, Ghana
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have been meaning to stay at Knysna on our frequent trips on the garden route, and are so glad we found this wonderful place. It is one of those boutique hotels that make you feel happy you found them. We chose room 17 which we loved, but noticed as we checked out were equally as beautifully decorated. Any that... More

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Far exceeded my expectations, St James was a perfect place to stay, dining was excellent and overall the service was superb and gracious. I was pleasantly surprised to find our car had been cleaned before our departure. Thanks so much for all the attention to detail!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Do you own or manage The St. James of Knysna?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The St. James of Knysna? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The St. James of Knysna

Address: The Point, Eastford, Knysna, 6570 | P.O. Box 1242, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The St. James of Knysna 5*
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline, Booking.com, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your The St. James of Knysna reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The St. James Of Knysna Hotel Knysna
The St James Knysna
St James Knysna

103 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (96)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (16)
Viewed
View from room (9)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (13)
Viewed
Room/suite (17)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (32)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Near The St. James of Knysna

Enlarge Map
Top-rated Restaurants Nearby
Top-rated Attractions Nearby