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“One of the few places I would consider staying at in Knysna” 5 of 5 stars
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Amber Guest Lodge
11 Duthie Drive | Rexford, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #26 of 99 Knysna B&B and Inns
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“One of the few places I would consider staying at in Knysna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

We stayed with Janet and Derek for 5 days over April and had the most wonderful time. The guest house has really nice rooms that are really clean and beautifully decorated, each with ginormous beds (fresh crisp linen and king size I think). A fantastic South African breakfast is served every morning, including freshly made fruit salad and freshly baked goods (like muffins etc.) all made that morning (at 06:00 while you were sleeping). Janet offers a great service and is super friendly and helpful. We didn’t really know much about Knysna but she had a million recommendations including things to do and places to eat (she even booked for us), so we didn't walk around aimlessly wasting our time there. As far as the rates go, I felt that I got more than my moneys worth. Thanks J&D! We’ll come stay again Christmas!

-Mark

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

This B&B is not in the centre of Knysna.. in fact its 5-10 mins out. Its located in Twin heads i believe its called which means it has lovely views and is very peaceful. The owners are incredibly kind and courteous and organised everything for us including giving my partner some wine to celebrate her birthday, One of the best places we stayed in SA. Look no further than Amber..

Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2011

Amber Guest Lodge is in a residential neighborhood near the Knysna Golf Club. Your hosts, retirees from England, builts this lovely home and welcome you in like family. The first night we were there, they broke open a bottle of wine and we shared stories. This was truly a highlight on our travels from Durban to Cape Town. Nearby attractions include Knysna Golf Club, Wilderness National Park Canoeing, Bloukrans bungee jumping (Worlds Highest).

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Salzburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

I stayed at Amber Lodge with Janet & Derek in February 2011. It was one of my favorite places to stay. The area is fantastic with plenty of activities. The golf in the area is second to none. Pezula, Simola and Ouubaai are absolutely superb golf course.

The Amber Guest lodge was the perfect place to stay. Friendly hosts making one feel completely at home. I will definitely visit the area again and I shall also stay at the Lodge.

I can highly recommend the Amber Guest Lodge..

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

We stayed for two nights as a party of four adults in late Feb. We had stayed at Amber Lodge before and this was a repeat booking. Everything was first class. spotlessly clean accommodation, wonderful hosts, great breakfasts and even the dog came to greet us on our arrival !!
Its three minutes drive to the town centre so you are close to everything. we would definitelty recommend Amber Lodge
Trish and John

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2011

Super welcome, immaculate room, all modern equipment. Spacious and welcoming beds. beautiful breakfasts and a great view over the lagoon. what more could anyone need

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

My husband, daughter and I stayed here for three very comfortable nights from 28 Dec. We had the Exec suite which was lovely and spacious. Janet and Derek were friendly and helpful and we totally loved Abigail, the boxer dog - an absolute bonus to our stay (she's very well behaved and obedient so don't worry about her bothering you if you don't like dogs). Janet cooks a delicious hot breakfast. Nice quiet location with good views, but you do need a car to get to the waterfront and around. The scenery is stunning from the Head. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Additional Information about Amber Guest Lodge

Address: 11 Duthie Drive | Rexford, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated between Pezula & Knysna golf courses. Only minutes from the Knysna Heads & Leisure Isle. Three Luxury Rooms en-suite, One family unit with two bedrooms and a sleeper couch (sleeps 5) and our Honeymoon / Executive Suite with lounge/dining area with two 3/4 sleeper sofas. All rooms have fridge, TV, DVD player, hair dryer, heater and fan. All rooms have a separate bedroom and bathroom with large shower cubicle & separate bath, all have private entrances which open onto the pool patio which enjoys panoramic views of the Knysna Lagoon and the distant Mountains. There is a communal kitchen in our dining room where you can prepare a snack or light meal. ... more   less 
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