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“Basic, very basic But lovely views” 3 of 5 stars
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Salt River lodge
3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Old Cape Rd 153 | Sout Rivier, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #43 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Basic, very basic But lovely views”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Stayed here in the 2 bedroom apartment with our teenage sons. As I said it's really basic. The beds aren't especially comfortable and the second bedroom is tiny. Kitchen not well equipped at all. Only 4 knives and 3 forks when we were there and very blunt cooking knives so you could chop anything. Walls really thin so you can hear tv in living room.

However the outlook from the balcony is lovely and it's very quiet indeed (although on our first night we have an extremely noisy family next door, but that's the luck of the draw) it's quite a trek from the town so you do need a car to get anywhere.

If you are just after somewhere cheap to sleep that's not a hotel then it's ok and you can park your car under cover, useful in the heat. There is a nifty canoe/kayak you can use foc and a pool (which is v small) also you get your own braii (barbie for us Brits)]

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Absolutely unequivically marvelous!!!!!
Best holiday we've ever had!!!!
Thank you for excellent service and friendliness!!!
Feels like a home away from home!!!
The beauty and serenity of the place is only matched by the people in it, and they have done a great job at that. Making you feel as welcome as you would in your own home.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Old Cape Rd 153 | Sout Rivier, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Salt River lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Supremely tranquil location, situated on the northern side of the Knysna lagoon facing the tide river flowing from the lagoon, overlooking the swimming pool, with a pool table and deckbraai. With four flats only we ensure it not to be crowded. each flat sleep 4-6 people. Fully equipped flats with everyting required for self catering,stove with oven, microwave, full sized fridge with freezer braai facilities, Dstv ... more   less 
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