Leisure Isle Lodge

Leisure Isle Lodge

87 Bayswater Drive Leisure Isle, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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4.5
#13 of 63 guest houses in Knysna
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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Knysna's best kept secret! Positioned on the picturesque, tranquil Bollard Bay beach on Leisure Isle,this luxury retreat offers sophisticated style and exceptional comfort. Spacious, individually decorated, suites overlooking the lagoon or tastefully furnished garden facing rooms, luxurious touches, Delicious breakfasts served on the deck overlooking the lagoon or in the Restaurant if weather conditions aren't favourable. Sundowners and oysters overlooking the lagoon.Enjoy exciting,contemporary cuisine,complemented with quality wines in the Top 100 awarded Restaurant Daniela's @ Leisure Isle Lodge. Guests' enjoy member privileges at Simola golf courses. Complimentary bicycles and kayaks for guests to explore the beautiful island and enjoy the peace and tranquility that is island life. Summer & Winter specials available.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Bay View
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Caro2510 wrote a review Sept 2021
Kosmos, South Africa22 contributions10 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Well appointed lodge with great lagoon views and access. We had the lodge to ourselves, checking in early just as a large group were checking out. All arrangements for the booking and check in were handled flawlessly by Cher, who handed over later on to Tawanda who looked after us very well. We booked our meal for the evening ahead of time and you would be hard pressed to dine as well anywhere else in Knysna. The predinner drinks in the bar were very welcome after a long day, and dinner in the candlelit dining room was wonderful. Nice to share a bottle of Prosecco with an old and dear friend and have only a short walk up the stairs to bed.
We shared room 10 which has two bedrooms and a shared bathroom (shower only) and a little lounge area where could sit and chat. Hot water bottles were thoughtfully provided to take the chill off. My bed was large and comfy and linen spotlessly clean.
Highly recommend Leisure Isle and this lodge for business or pleasure. Great value too. Thank you!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Go60143706789 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bournemouth, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With no prior booking we were made welcome when we arrived. We were given a choice of rooms and the cost was for each was clearly explained to us.
The property is as lovely as the location. The staff are excellent and the rooms and facilities are wonderful. The breakfast was very good indeed.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Bigglestraveller wrote a review Nov 2022
Biggleswade, United Kingdom196 contributions51 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Due to a very busy weekend on Leisure Isle we were treated to an upgrade to their penthouse suite which is absolutely superb .

All the staff were very friendly and helpful, with one of the ladies even going to the trouble of going to her house to get some aftersun for us which was a lovely gesture.

The property is ideally situated on Liesure Isle affording excellent views over the bay. And has its own off road parking as well.

This is a highly recommended place to stay whilst on the Garden Route in the Knysna area.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a bay view room.
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Genevieve Creamer wrote a review Jan 2022
South Africa3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
As returning guests of this lodge over the years we were very disappointed to see that no investment has gone into the upkeep or refreshment of what was once a lovely place to stay on Liesure Isle and it’s really just degraded and is very tired. The lodge is understaffed so one person attends to food and beverage, luggage, maintenance and guest assistance. Our room, whilst the most expensive at the lodge, was like a hot box, and there are no air conditioners. Whilst a ceiling fan is somewhat helpful additional fans should be considered for the hot months because it’s unpleasant spending time in such a hot environment where one should be relaxing. The drains in our bathroom smelled so bad I couldn’t spend time in there. The bathroom towels have seen better days. And in todays times with all there is on offer entertainment wise, the lodge has about 6 DSTV channels and the signal is bad.
Sadly, we won’t be returning or recommending this place again. It’s very over priced and the product definitely doesn’t justify the rates.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kenny wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here as part of our trip along the Garden Route.
Fabulous room, efficient and friendly service from each member of staff and superb location on a beautiful lagoon.
Dinner was excellent - a great choice of you’d rather not bother with the trek in to town

Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mobile17853294674 wrote a review 21 May
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed here for two nights while visiting old friends. The room was excellent, as were the staff. We entertained two couples for dinner at Daniela's and it was one of the best meals we had on our Cape road trip. Highly recommended. TonyC Howick
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Date of stay: March 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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tasty1111 wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom367 contributions235 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful hidden gem run by two lovely ladies and smiling staff. A simple 20 meter walk to the beach and warm lagoon. We had room 1 which was perfect with beautiful views of the lagoon and mountains. Lovely pool area and delicious food made this lodge a joy to stay in. Nothing was too much trouble with the cheerful Innocent always nearby to help.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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gabyolbertz wrote a review Feb 2020
Vienna, Austria56 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there for almost a week and it is a splendid little boutique guest house right at the ocean/lagune. Excellent and attentive staff, great breakfast, perfect and spacious rooms and if you want to stay in you will enjoy the menu for dinner. It is a warm and welcoming place and we would love to come back.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: All the rooms and suites are spacious and have a special charm.
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Linda N wrote a review Nov 2021
Tzaneen, South Africa10 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning lodge. I highly recommend Leisure Isle Lodge. We were lucky enough to have the Executive Room, which had a lovely view of the lagoon. The room is so tastefully decorated, Spotless, clean bathroom. A must for honeymooners!
Delicious breakfast. The staff are warm and friendly. Do yourself a favour..treat yourself to a stay at this stunning place.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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maumal2020 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was very large and bright with a wonderful view. The Staff was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay at Leisure Isle Lodge. Unfortunately we stayed for only one night. We would like to come back and stay longer.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Bigglestraveller wrote a tip Nov 2022
Biggleswade, United Kingdom196 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a bay view room."
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gabyolbertz wrote a tip Feb 2020
Vienna, Austria56 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms and suites are spacious and have a special charm."
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Stefano M wrote a tip Jan 2019
Eindhoven, The Netherlands6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms with view on the lagune"
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LadyPatricia wrote a tip Jan 2018
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom53 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"View over lagoon."
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amyp123 wrote a tip Dec 2017
Guernsey, United Kingdom40 contributions102 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upgrade to one of the suites. They're stunning."
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PRICE RANGE
R 3,127 - R 3,642 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
leisure isle hotel knysna
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leisure Isle Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Leisure Isle Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (1.7 km), Brenton on Sea (3.4 km), and Knysna Lagoon (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Leisure Isle Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Leisure Isle Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Leisure Isle Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Leisure Isle Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Leisure Isle Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Freshline Fisheries, 34 South, and The Drydock Food Co.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Leisure Isle Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Leisure Isle Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Leisure Isle Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (3.5 km).
Does Leisure Isle Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.
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