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Waterfront Lodge

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   The Point, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #15 of 99 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
ornoga Rehovot, Israel
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rehovot, Israel
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100 reviews 100 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge is very homey and very well located. It's just a 3min drive to the waterfront quays, where you could walk around and have a lovely dinner. Gavin recommended Cafe Mario that didn't disappoint. Gavin and Marion were both very gracious hosts and gave us good tips about the area. Breakfast was rich and pampering.

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited Knysna and stayed here for 2 nights. What a great experience! We booked he luxury rooms, with amazing decoration and great size, including a jacuzzi in the room! The owners are very helpful and make everything to transform your stay in an amazing experience.

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Exeter
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed for three nights with Marion and Gavin. What a fantastic room we had, we could not have asked more. Marion and Gavin gave us lots of helpful advice, with Marion making phone calls to help us book meals and places to stay for our onward journeys. The fishermen's restaurant is a must.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
11 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We chose to stay overnight at the Waterfront Lodge in Knysna, as we had read the favourable reviews on Tripadvisor and our stay there endorses what other satisfied guests have experienced. Hats off to Marion, who goes the extra mile to ensure that her guests feel at home - and what a beautiful home it is!I loved the attention to... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The hosts Gavin and Marion are superb 1. They sent me all documents for my visa with a smile! Nothing is too big a request for them 2. EXCELLENT HOSPITALITY Gavin took me for a tour of Knysna himself as I did not know to drive. I got to see the best views of Knysna from 5 different locations. It... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Waterfront Lodge Knysna is the best B&B we stayed in South Africa. Fantastic hosts, fabulous house, amazing value for money. Top quality "Full English" breakfast. "Darling" Marion and Gavin are the best hosts you will EVER meet. We had a blow out on the motorway and Marion and Gavin made numerous phone calls to the car rental company to... More

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Sir Lowry's Pass, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Waterfront Lodge is the best B&B we ever stayed in Knysna and one of the best in South Africa. Incredible value for money, views to die for, fantastically decorated with super comfortable beds, easy to get into town, great pool and sauna and the best breakfast you could wish for. Gavin and Marion, thank you for making our long... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Friendly welcome. This lodge is right on the edge of the lagoon. The room overlooked it and the garden and pool run down towards the water. Very comfortable room. Great facilities, stylish decor, honesty bar, well cooked breakfast and our hosts could not have been more helpful in advising us on where to visit in Knysna, restaurants, booking taxis etc.... More

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A short drive from the centre of Knysna, with views over the pool to the lagoon with birdlife popping in to inspect the breakfast tables, the Waterfront Lodge is a wonderful spot. The owners insist on giving tips for day trips out and booking tables for dinner. Gavin cooks a proper breakfast, and Marian's coffee and pastries are top quality.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We spent 3 nights here during our honeymoon trip. We found Marion to be a wonderful host who couldn't do enough for us and seemed almost as excited about our honeymoon as we were! Breakfast was extremely delicious and Gavin met my awkward requests with a smile! The property is beautiful, both in location and inside, the owners have exceptional... More

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Address: The Point, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterfront Lodge 4*
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