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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Wow!!! My hubby and I had the privilege of staying three glorious nights as part of our Garden Route Honeymoon at Bamboo!! Our room was spectacular with a private pool!! The room was decorate in such a way to have a Bohemia - Island feel to it!! The gorgeous forest surroundings truly make Bamboo one of a kind!!! No other holiday destination will ever again come close to the unforgettable experience which was Bamboo!! The hosts, Jaynie & Gordon, truly do an excellent job of up-keeping this gem guesthouse and catering to their guests! The breakfast was delicious with friendly staff who greet you with a smile every morning!! Bamboo is a spectacular guesthouse which you have to experience for yourself as there are no pictures which do justice to the beauty of Bamboo!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

Liza, thanks for the great post - it was great meeting you both! we are thrilled you enjoyed the Bamboo Grove room with the forest pool - next time we'll let you try out another!
Have a great 2013
Warm regards to you both
Jaynie

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

By staying at The Bamboo Guesthouse you are entering a different world. The way rooms are organised in the bamboo forest is fun. The owners are lovely and make you feel very welcome. The breakfast/bar area is amazing.
We stayed in the Pygmy room which wasn't the best but ok. If you aren't fussy about details and things being wonky you should go there.
Super fun with kids!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2013

And we loved having you here with us too! Thanks for sharing your fun experience with us at Bamboo we have noted the few areas we fell short on and will take care to improve!
Have a wonderful 2013
Best regards, Jaynie

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

My girlfriend and I stumbled upon Bamboo in the Greenwood. I must say that there are no pictures or description that accurately reflect the ambiance and sense of familiarity that comes from a few nights stay at Bamboo. The owners Jaynie and Gordon are iconic representations of the friendly, rough, resourceful, and unique elements of South Africa that will leave you wanting for more miles on your credit card for a quick return. As I've said words and photographs don't capture the essence of Bamboo or their proprietors. It's a must see. The uniqueness of every room, the traditional SA Braai or fish dinner. Jaynie will steer you in the right direction no matter what activity you choose to do. She is an encyclopedia of knowledge on South Africa.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite and Forest Cabin. Each room offers its own unique experience, Jaynie is expert at guiding you into the room that best fits your needs. I accidentally clicked excellent on fitness center. There isn't one...
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2012

The very best Knysna Greeting to you and Nicky Hunter, and thank you so much for the wonderful review! We loved having you here with us and your input regarding social media etc has left a lasting mark on Bamboo and our way forward! Thanks for that! Special thanks too to Nicky for the lovely drawing of Bamboo - the how to find your room map! She would have had a giggle today watching a group walk around the garden with the map allocating the rooms as they followed the "feet".
We send special warm greetings and wishes for 2013 - Spanish a new language!
Lots of love from all at Bamboo, Granny sends special greeting to you both
Jaynie

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Bamboo and we were made to feel very welcome by Jaynie, Gordon, Granny and Amber. They were always happy to help organise activities and to recommend good restaurants to visit. The Bamboo breakfast is excellent with good coffee, fresh fruit, home made muesli and hot food from an extensive menu which includes the usual hot breakfast dishes as well as pancakes, french toast and eggs benedict. Delicious! We stayed for 12 nights in the honeymoon loft suite which comprises a large bedroom and separate private lounge/kitchen area with sofa, dining table, sink, microwave, gas hob and fridge. The room is on the first floor with a balcony that overlooks the jungle garden and walkways between the other rooms of Bamboo. We had plenty of space to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the guesthouse. Bamboo is also well positioned to visit the Heads and is a short drive to the centre of town. We have no hesitation in recommending Bamboo to anyone who wants a relaxing stay in Knysna and we will definitely stay at Bamboo when we are next over from the UK. Thank you! Dan & Gretchen

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2012

Thanks Gretchen for your wonderful post on TripAdvisor! Appreciate your kind words and will remember the four of you as the most perfect guests! It was pure pleasure having you stay with us for so long and always remember you with a huge smile. We look forward to the next "honeymoon"!!
The very best of everything you all hope for in 2013 from all of us... Granny sends love!
Warm regards from everyone here to all of you and especially on this very hot day - sorry to rub it in!
Jaynie

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

We were in a group of 12, touring South Africa on motorcycles, and stayed here for one night in early November 2012.

Hosts Jaynie and Gordon run a unique establishment. Gordon has done an amazing job with the design of this garden – it really does re-create the feel of a tropical forest (as you can see from the travellers’ photos). Boardwalks lead off to various rooms tucked away in the ‘forest’, all with private deck/entrance. Added to this are a lot of interesting sculptures, mosaic work, etc., dotted everywhere –all very intriguing!

Jaynie, Gordon, the family and crew were all very hospitable and helpful. We enjoyed one of their fabulous braais (at a very reasonable cost) for dinner. Some really delicious (and perfectly cooked) kingklip was appreciated by the fish-eater/s. Breakfast was great as well.

For those wanting to stay in the centre of Knysna, it’s worth noting that the guesthouse is about a 10 minute drive from the Knysna waterfront (but well worth it).

We would strongly recommend Bamboo Guesthouse to anyone thinking of staying in the Knysna area.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2012

Hello David and Co!
Thanks for taking time out to write the review for us and your very king words! We LOVED having you all here. What a great experience for us, all the stories .... a great laugh and truely memorable time was had by all!
The very best wishes for a healthy and happy 2013 from all at Bamboo, we would love to see you all back here again
Warmest regards
Jaynie

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