We stayed only 2 nights at Elephant Hide. We wish we could have spent a week!! The room and view from the room are absolutely gorgeous. All rooms have private entrances and I believe that all of them have a 180 degree view of the Knysna lagoon. They are situated so that each room is private and can't be seen from the other rooms so you can keep the blinds open and look out the windows from the bedroom and bathroom area as well as having a nice outside deck to sit on. If you want to have a sleep in the window coverings are thick enough to keep the bright African sun out of the room until you are ready to get up.
It is obvious that much thought was put into the room, from the separate coffee/tea and cocktail bar area with very nice white and red wine glasses (huge plus for a red wine drinker) to the separate area with closets and room for suitcases so you aren't staring at your luggage while in the room. There is a seating area in front of the windows and bed as well as a seating area on the private deck.
The bath area is very large with an open stand up shower area with 2 shower heads and a huge tub - all with the lagoon view.
The lodge is less than 5 minutes from the waterfront and main street where the restaurants and shops are situated.
Lastly and also very important is the breakfast. You are given a menu with I think 8 different choices for breakfast which was a nice change from choosing how you would like your eggs fixed - which was the typical choice at most B&B's. The food was unusual and elegantly prepared and presented.
The main lodge is also very nicely decorated with a huge fireplace, nice music, pretty pool. etc. We didn't go there at night but there was a note letting us know if we would like an after dinner drink they would keep the lodge open for us. We met the husband and wife owners who greeted us at breakfast and gave us many options of things to do in the Kynsna area each morning.
Honestly we loved our room so much that we just wanted to hang out there. I would Highly, Highly recommend this property!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge is situated on top of the Welbedacht Cliff Tops 3km from Knysna Town, the Lodge overlooks the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua mountains. The theme of the Lodge is one based on natural beauty with stone and wood architecture combining to give that comfortable earth feel. This Knysna Accommodation has four suites with magical views of the Knysna lagoon from every corner of the room. The fifth and sixth suite while still enjoying lagoon views are embedded in indigenous “fynbos” surroundings attracting numerous bird species and giving that “hidden away” feeling. Enjoy a relaxing spa-bath while gazing into infinity. All the suites have double showers with views and are private.The lodge is a family run business that prides itself on personal service and ensuring an unforgettable experience for all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elephant Hide Of Knysna Guest Hotel Knysna