We chose Elephant Hide for a small, intimate wedding with a party of eight. Everything went superbly and we couldn't possibly have had anything better. Louise, the owner, was amazing. Right from the start when we first started enquiring about Elephant Hide as a possible wedding venue, she was so helpful and friendly that we knew it was the right choice for us. She co-ordinated everything for us, from the menu to the ceremony and booking the perfect photographer, minister, florist, make-up artist and hairdresser. Trying to organise a wedding in South Africa from the UK, it was invaluable having someone so experienced and knowledgeable arranging it all for us. She even cooked the most delicious food for the night of our arrival and the wedding reception - better than any restaurant we've ever been to. Along with the rest of the staff (especially Fish), she went above and beyond to make sure everything about our stay was exactly what we wanted and more. The attention to detail meant we could relax knowing that everything would be taken care of to perfection for our special day.
Our party stayed in four separate chalets and everyone was blown away by the accommodation, the service, the location and the delicious breakfasts. The little extras like the iPod docking stations in the rooms made it easy to relax and enjoy. Everything was clean and modern but very cosy and relaxed at the same time, with a huge log fire up in the main lodge for the cold winter months.
All in all, we would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting an amazing holiday, romantic honeymoon or perfect wedding. We wouldn't stay anywhere else if we go back to Knysna (which we hope to do soon). A million thanks to Louise, Ryan, Fish and everyone else who helped make our stay so special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge is situated on top of the Welbedacht Cliff Tops 3km from Knysna Town, the Lodge overlooks the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua mountains. The theme of the Lodge is one based on natural beauty with stone and wood architecture combining to give that comfortable earth feel. This Knysna Accommodation has four suites with magical views of the Knysna lagoon from every corner of the room. The fifth and sixth suite while still enjoying lagoon views are embedded in indigenous “fynbos” surroundings attracting numerous bird species and giving that “hidden away” feeling. Enjoy a relaxing spa-bath while gazing into infinity. All the suites have double showers with views and are private.The lodge is a family run business that prides itself on personal service and ensuring an unforgettable experience for all. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elephant Hide Of Knysna Guest Hotel Knysna