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“Homely welcome from fantastic hosts.”
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Waterfront Lodge
Ranked #8 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Homely welcome from fantastic hosts.”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

A short drive from the centre of Knysna, with views over the pool to the lagoon with birdlife popping in to inspect the breakfast tables, the Waterfront Lodge is a wonderful spot. The owners insist on giving tips for day trips out and booking tables for dinner. Gavin cooks a proper breakfast, and Marian's coffee and pastries are top quality.
If I were to visit Knysna again I would stay at the Waterfront Lodge.

Room Tip: Upstairs is best. 2 and 4 are perfectly nice, but 1 and 3 are a bit bigger.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

We spent 3 nights here during our honeymoon trip. We found Marion to be a wonderful host who couldn't do enough for us and seemed almost as excited about our honeymoon as we were! Breakfast was extremely delicious and Gavin met my awkward requests with a smile! The property is beautiful, both in location and inside, the owners have exceptional taste! The property is also spotlessly clean and the daily car cleaning was much appreciated! Room 1 is beautiful.

Room Tip: Room 1 is fantastic! I would request this is we are lucky enough to return.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

High quality accommodation, with very attentive hosts. The breakfast was very good.

A little outside the centre of Knysna but we were offered a free taxi into town by one restaurant and the cost of a paid for taxi was cheap. Plenty to see and do in the surround. The lodge is situated on the edge of the Lagoon so we have good views out of the window.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Felpham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

We recently spent 3 nights at Waterfront Lodge in Knysna and wished we could have stayed for weeks ! Knysna is a perfect base for exploring the area and our stay was all too short. Thanks to our hosts we were advised what to see and where to go and they recommended some exceptionally good fish restaurants on the quay in Knysna. Our room was comfortable with a wonderful view of the lagoon from our balcony. The breakfast was outstanding . Thankyou for making our time with you so enjoyable.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

This place has it ALL - amazing hospitality, gorgeous rooms, lovely pool, superb breakfasts including the best homemade muffins ever! Lots of great things to do in easy driving distance, including Knysna Elephant Park, Knysna Waterfront and Plettenberg Bay. Highly recommend it - THE place to stay in Knysna!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Meekatharra, Australia
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46 reviews
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Unfortunately we only had time to stay the 1 night here but we really enjoyed it. Marion was a delightful and welcoming hostess and made us feel right at home. It was all very comfortable and breakfast was superb. Staying here MADE our stay in Knysna

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Canmore, Canada
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

We spent 2 nights here and found this a great place to relax. We took Gavin's advice and visited the Elephant Centre where we could walk among the elephants and on our way out of town we visited the bird sanctuary. The breakfasts were delicious. Our room overlooked the lagoon and it was wonderful to watch the birds that arrived each morning. We will be recommending Waterfront Lodge to our friends who are planning a trip to SA.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Waterfront Lodge
Address: The Point Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterfront Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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