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Rafz, Switzerland
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Very nice location, great room, clean, views with bikes provided to explore the place. We did several similar priced b&b around the garden route and this one is only a 4 for us for the following raison: place need a little refresh, the breakfast was quite away compared to the other places (were it was perfect). The place gave a...

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Ascot UK
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated on Leisure Isle, Knysna, The Amanzi Lodge is in the perfect location, overlooking the lagoon, just round from the heads. It was quiet and tranquil. The rooms, communal areas and the gardens are all beautifully kept. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We made use of the free bikes to have a gentle cycle round the island. We...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My experience here was very positive. Beautiful views of the lagoon and the heads. The staff are very keen to help and always in evidence. Tea and coffee available all day for free. Ideal for walks and bikes are readily available also for free. A very laid back and relaxing experience.

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Yorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely guest house with eager-to-please staff. Rooms and the hotel in general were of a very good standard. Free use of the bicycles and kayaks was a bonus. Great views from the lodge. Breakfasts were nice and the lodge is in a great location.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Amanzi for the fourth time in Jan 17 and have already booked for next year. It truly is Amazing Amanzi. There aren't enough superlatives to describe the experience. Just go and see for yourselves. From the breakfast on the deck overlooking the lagoon to the shuttle transporting guests to restaurants in the evening. Afternoon complimentary tea is a...

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1Thank Gordon N
Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Knysna has become very overgrown and this,lodge is in a great , scenic and quiet location. It is a simple place but very comfortable. The staff is lovely and very gracious and helpful. Unfortunately we experienced a lot of rain during our stay but we still enjoyed our experience.

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have spent many months at Amanzi Island Lodge (both with the old and new team) and feel that this is one of the most beautiful and well managed guesthouses in all of South Africa. The location on Leisure Isle right at the waters of the Knysna lagoon is breathtaking and offers endless possibilities for walking, swimming, kayaking or simply...

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James3337337, Owner at Amanzi Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. Your feedback is much appreciated at this time of the year when the staff at Amanzi have been working tirelessly through a busy season. Your feedback will be shared and we look forward to seeing you back at Amanzi next year !

Cheshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How we agree with the previous reviewer. We couldn't work out who was in charge, think it may have been Lovemore but he was little in evidence. Miriam on reception was a delight and most helpful. Breakfast starts at 8am and one morning there was no fruit salad until after 8.30. Two mornings there was no marmalade! Afternoon tea and...

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James3337337, Owner at Amanzi Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rodney and Pat Catherine and I would like to thank you for your review. As owners we read all reviews and input (good and bad) is considered, shared and acted upon if required. The lodge has practically doubled in size over the last few months and there are a few chgallenges but we are determined to get things perfect....

New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Difficult to give a rating to this establishment. We stayed here when the previous owners were in residence and it was a charming guest house, so we decided to return. The place has changed under the new owners who we are given to believe live in Cape Town. It is now run by "managers" of whom there seemed to be...

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James3337337, Owner at Amanzi Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jane Thank you for the time you took to post this review. Each and every review is read by both Catherine and I and each review is acted upon where action is required. As mentioned in prior responses we really take these issues to heart as we sincerely desire that each guest at Amanzi is treated as if they...

west Mids England
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place certainly shows how much they care about their customers.From the moment we walked in we were made to feel so welcome .All the little touches in the room were so delightful -- even the sprig of lavender on the face clothes was a lovely touch. The next morning we took advantage of the free bikes before breakfast and...

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James3337337, Owner at Amanzi Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review of Amanzi Island Lodge. Your response is inspiring for us as owners and really great feedback for a team that has been working tirelessly through a long summer season. Thank you. Catherine & James

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the shores of the Knysna Lagoon you'll find Amanzi Island Lodge, a tranquil beach house on Leisure Isle, with spectacular views of the Knysna Heads and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Spacious bedrooms open out onto a balcony either overlooking the lagoon or our private garden. Amanzi has a breakfast room opening onto the main terrace. Guests can enjoy an english breakfast while admiring the breathtaking view. Later, relax by the secluded swimming pool or sit on our terrace overlooking the lagoon and indulge in a sundowner. The complimentary bicycles and kayaks available at the guest house can be used for scenic trips around Leisure Isle.Our sunny and spacious rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with satellite TV. The bathrooms have under floor heating and complimentary Charlotte Rhys luxury products. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amanzi Island Lodge

Address: 31 Cearn Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $113 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amanzi Island Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“ask for a room overlooking the lagoon. The views are amazing.”
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