Belvidere Manor, Knysna, South Africa
Belvidere is an exclusive and historic suburb of Knysna, on the opposite side of the lagoon to the town, and at the heart of this smart suburb is Belvidere Manor. The reception and restaurant are in the original manor house, built in 1849, and the more modern guest cottages are located around the lawns in individual units.
The manor house has traditional period furnishings, whilst the accommodation has a much more contemporary feel to it. The cottages are spacious and have lounge and kitchen areas in addition to the one, two or even three bedrooms, with views either of the lagoon or of the tranquil gardens. Guests can relax by the pool, or enjoy a drink at the quirky Bell pub after a day exploring all this interesting region of the Garden Route has to offer.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
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