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Waterfront Lodge

Waterfront Lodge

Knysna, South Africa

Relaxation is the key theme here, whether tucking in to a leisurely breakfast overlooking the lagoon, enjoying birdwatching from the garden deck or indulging in some reflexology or a massage. The lodge owners, Gavin and Marion, offer a warm welcome and lots of advice about excursions in the area as Waterfront Lodge is ideally situated to explore the many attractions of the Garden Route with its beautiful beaches, forests and mountains.

A lovely lounge filled with natural light overlooks the lagoon, while the pool deck allows you to lie back and relax as you soak up the sun. Bicycles are also available for hire, enabling you to explore the locality at your leisure.


This is an extremely friendly and homely guesthouse in a stunning location on the Knysna Lagoon. The owners have lived in Knysna for many years and are able to provide invaluable advice on the attractions and activities on the Garden Route.


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There are four room and suite categories to choose from, which differ in terms of size, their view and whether they are found on the ground floor or first floor. These include Standard Twin Bedded and Standard King Bedded rooms, Deluxe King Bedded rooms and Luxury King Bedded Suites. While simply decorated they offer every comfort, with most providing lovely views over the lagoon, which can be enjoyed from your own relaxing balcony or patio area. Amenities in each room include a minibar, cable TV and tea/coffee making facilities.


Waterfront Lodge is on the edge of Knysna Lagoon in a peaceful neighborhood around a five-minute drive from the town center with its restaurants, bars and shops.

Food and drink

Breakfast is a leisurely affair, with both continental buffets and full English breakfasts offered. The property has its own pub serving a variety of beverages. For lunch and dinner you can venture into Knysna itself, where a number of restaurants and cafés can be found. There's also a barbecue on site should you wish to cook your own meal. 

Facilities and activities

The bright and airy lounge overlooks the lagoon, making an excellent place to relax and socialize. There's also a sauna and an outdoor pool with sun loungers, where you can sit back and look out for a variety of birdlife. Bicycles can be hired should you wish to explore the local area.

Tour ideas in Knysna

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Waterfront Lodge as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite 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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      Southern Right Whale

      Ocean Safari

      Ocean Safari

      These ocean safaris are quite exciting as they involve beach launches and landings, crossing through the surf.

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    • Oudtshoorn & Cango Caves Tour
      Cango Caves near Oudtshoorn

      Oudtshoorn & Cango Caves Tour

      Oudtshoorn & Cango Caves Tour

      This taster to the Karoo Desert is a beautiful place, not quite as harsh or barren as the Karoo, but still stark and impressive. The climate proved ideal for rearing ostriches, and thanks to the Victorian craze for ostrich feathers, the town of Oudtshoorn flourished.

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