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Augusta Bay

30 George Rex Drive The Heads, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#34 of 155 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
We invite you to join us at Augusta Bay for an unforgettable and relaxing vacation in the most picturesque of settings - the Knysna Heads, on the world-famous Garden Route of South Africa. Augusta Bay is surrounded by a cobalt sea swirling between towering monoliths of rock, a sparkling lagoon, lush indigenous forests and one perfect fairway after another. We are situated right at the bottom of the Knysna Heads, only a 5 min drive away from town. All our rooms have satellite television, sport channels, CNN, ESPN, Disney Channel, Movie Magic, M-Net and the local SABC channels. Plush terry robes and slippers, cosmetic packs, safes, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities. Overhead ceiling fans as well as air-conditioners and a refrigerator. The upstairs rooms have a view over the Knysna Lagoon.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bowling offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking garage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, German
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David R wrote a review Mar 2020
Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom32 contributions14 helpful votes
This a modern, well equipped place with stunning views and charming hosts, Antje and Paddy. Our room was just beautiful. The breakfasts offered covered all European tastes. The guest house is close to The Heads, for an uphill walk with the reward of spectacular views. Somewhat out of Knysna centre but easily accessible as Paddy can recommend restaurants and arrange taxis. A really wonderful place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from ian w, Owner at Augusta Bay
Responded Mar 29, 2020
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are always happy when our guests have an enjoyable stay. We hope to see you again.
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M Byrne wrote a review Mar 2020
County Dublin, Ireland6 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our 3rd visit to Augusta Bay. It is in a fabulous location with views over The Heads. Our suite was very spacious and beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was delicious with a choice of internationally themed cooked breakfasts. Our hosts, Antje and Paddy made us feel at home!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Room with good view of The Heads
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Response from ian w, Owner at Augusta Bay
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review. Please come and see us again soon.
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Nicky H wrote a review Mar 2020
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom28 contributions10 helpful votes
We came to Knysna for a holiday, but chose to spend most of it at Augusta Bay, as opposed to going sightseeing. The view is absolutely picturesque, and the balcony is the perfect place to idly sit and admire it. The venue is spacious, relaxed and pristine, and everyone is exceptionally hospitable and welcoming. The hosts are very professional and helpful, with great senses of humour and friendly natures. Huge thanks to Paddy and Antje for making us feel like we were at home! I would strongly recommend Augusta Bay, with it's fabulous location, along the Heads.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from ian w, Owner at Augusta Bay
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Thank you so much for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback.
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Christine wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions
Augusta Bay was perfect for our golf week in beautiful Knysna. Hosts Paddy and Antje were delightful, room overlooking the sea was fantastic and breakfasts fabulous with a nice original touch. G&T sundowners the best!
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Carnoustie above the pool for great views.
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Roger S wrote a review Oct 2019
Knysna, South Africa12 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a last minute booking and we were so pleased.. The host Paddy was a genuin guy that even booked us in at Café Mario at the waterfront in knysna. Such a fantastic Italian restaurant. And when we got bat to the guesthouse we were fre to use the bar.. 😀 And the breakfast was very good.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from ian w, Owner at Augusta Bay
Responded Oct 24, 2019
Thank you for the great review. We are always delighted when our guests are happy.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Augusta Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Augusta Bay?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (0.3 miles), Brenton on Sea (2.3 miles), and Knysna Lagoon (2.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Augusta Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Augusta Bay?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Augusta Bay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Augusta Bay?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Augusta Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Head Cafe, African Bean, and Le MAQUIS.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Augusta Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Augusta Bay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Augusta Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Augusta Bay?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (2.9 miles).
Does Augusta Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.