We had a great time at this eclectic little gem of a place. If you are looking for something formal and buttoned-up this might not be the best guesthouse for you. It is hand crafted and with tumbling gardens and walkways filled with all kinds of little treasures scattered around (flowers growing in a bathtub, repurposed plastic bottle bird feeder). Everyday we had great conversations with both the family in residence and other travelers who were passing through.
The staff extended themselves to us to make sure we were oriented in the area and had great activities to do in the surrounding area and even took the time to make some recommendations for later on in our road trip.
Our room had everything you need to be comfortable and was nicely curated with real african folk art and contemporary pieces too. There was a good and safe place to park, and accessible bar at all hours, and a wonderful breakfast everyday.
We felt like we had tons of privacy in our cabin and then when we wanted to socialize we could just wander right down to the bar lodge and see who was around...never a boring conversation to be found.
If you love to meet new friends, hang out with a real family, and be in a space that was crafted by hand and with love then this is for you.
And if you are really lucky you will get a hug upon check-out;)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unique accommodation on the Garden Route, minutes from Knysna town centre, Bamboo Guest House offers a magical B&B experience in garden cottage rooms and courtyard suites, all in the tranquility of a tropical garden. ... more less
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