Knysna Hollow Country Estate

Knysna Hollow Country Estate

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#5 of 30 hotels in Knysna
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Knysna Hollow Country Estate is a brand-new, exclusive 4-star country hotel just outside Knysna. The property features 44 luxurious Garden Suites situated in the indigenous gardens around 2 swimming pools. All rooms are decorated in a contemporary style and will feature air-conditioning, satellite television, Nespresso coffee stations, king-size beds and fast, free wireless internet as well as L'Occitane guest amenities. The modern Cape-country style Manor House is the focal point of the property and has been purposely designed to offer a contemporary, relaxed space where guests can meet and enjoy genuine hospitality and cuisine. Knysna Hollow also offers 2 modern function facilities catering for wedding and events.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
Afrikaans
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Karen wrote a review Jan 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you Knysna Hollow for an incredible week of peaceful surrounds and authentic sincerity from every staff member on site. After an exhausting year, we decided to take a week out in Knysna, and lucky for us Knysna Hollow had availability. Our room was super spacious, well laid out, private bit still connected and surrounded by a well maintained garden and the sound of an abundance of bird life in the morning was a very soothing alarm clock 🙂

Excellent breakfast, simple but fresh and superbly presented and flavour filled lunches and dinners - at all time there was a management presence on the ground, which was professionalism and friendliness combined.

Great to have the availability of cruiser bikes for guests, clean and sanitized and new helmets for riders. Also great board games for brain entertainment and a business lounge for a bit of work which offered good privacy.

Loved our stay and thank you to all the staff who really made personal effort to ensure they had happy guests

See you again for sure!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Clive Battell, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Responded 17 Jan 2021
Thank you very much for the very detailed review of your recent stay with us at Knysna Hollow and we are all delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay. Safe travels back home and we hope to welcome you back sometime soon! Best regards from the Knysna Hollow Team.
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Alexandra B wrote a review Sept 2022
14 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot say enough good things about this Hotel! My mom and I stayed here for 3 nights and I can honestly say that it is one of my favorite hotels in South Africa. I have stayed in places that are 5 times the price that can't even compete and I would recommend it over and over again.

The staff was incredible. They made us feel like queens and I specifically loved how chilled yet professional they all were. Huge compliments to the Chefs as the breakfast and dinner were top class (Not to mention their wine prices are super affordable), filling and something I'll always remember - specifically the mimosas lol. I personally think that their in-house restaurant is the most aesthetic in the area.

The decor is so well thought out and I love all the little touches such as the Nespresso machine, the flowers in the entrance, and the art throughout the hotel. OH, and the heated towel rails were LUX!

Thank you for making my mom's 60th just that much more special. I hope that your occupancy grows from strength to strength.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Clive Battell, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Responded 09 Oct 2022
Thank you for the wonderful and detailed review of your recent stay with us at Knysna Hollow and we are all very happy to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay in our Garden Suites as well as your dining experiences in Social Eatery. Safe travels and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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MeTrip2 wrote a review Feb 2023
Bristol, United Kingdom37 contributions75 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed our two night stay, bungalow style rooms are spread around beautiful gardens with two swimming pools. Our room was massive & had bi-fold doors which open on to a lovely terrace. Bathroom was on a similar scale with the biggest walk-in shower we’ve ever seen. Breakfast offering was hot & cold buffet style. Staff were all friendly and helpful. We ate in restaurant at night, there was a good selection of reasonably priced food & wines.

Unfortunately, there was on-site generator for the rooms, so you were really impacted during load shedding & this also restricted the food offerings in the restaurant.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Clive Battell, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Responded 16 Feb 2023
Thank you for your wonderful feedback and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. In regard to load-shedding, we are currently in the process of applying for the installation of a solar system to provide power to all our guest rooms and hope to have this implemented soon. Best regards from the Knysna Hollow Team.
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Gaile W wrote a review Jan 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom145 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 nights here as part of our cricket tour, the estate has been completely rebuilt after the devastating fire in 2017 the rooms are very clean and comfortable and the bathroom is also a good size.
We can also recommend the restaurant, the staff are all very friendly and attentive.
Highly recommend this as a place to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Clive B, Owner at Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Thanks for the wonderful review of your recent stay with us at Knysna Hollow, we're all very happy to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back sometime soon! Best regards from the Knysna Hollow Team.
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Olivia B. wrote a review Jul 2021
Greenville, South Carolina5 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I had an amazing experience at Knysna Hollow Country Estates. It’s been a really tough year and a half and with new Covid lockdown restrictions we were afraid our trip wouldn’t continue especially with the recent level 4 restrictions. This place made us feel welcome, comfortable, safe, and went above and beyond for sanitization. The suites are spacious, clean, and cozy with big couches and excellent amenities. Their breakfast was incredible, personal service with smiling faces and AMAZING food / specialty coffees (which is included with your stay). They even deliver it to your room if you’d like. The views are relaxing and everyone is radiant with joy. The staff are respectful and incredibly helpful when it comes to where to go and what to do, as well as helping us arrange our Covid tests in order to return home. Specifically, Cheryl and Francois were phenomenal, always ready to help or offer suggestions for our questions. We loved our stay, and if we find ourselves back in Knysna we would absolutely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Clive Battell, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Responded 14 Jul 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us at Knysna Hollow and we are all delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We try our best to ensure that all our guests feel comfortable and relaxed around Covid-19 protocols during their stay and we're very happy to hear that these measures made your stay that much more pleasant. Thank you again and safe travels back home to the USA, hopefully we'll be able to welcome you back to stay with us at some time in the future. Best regards from all at Knysna Hollow!
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keith h wrote a review Jul 2023
Urmston, United Kingdom145 contributions100 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a few days as part of a tour of the cape. The hotel was a 30 minute walk from Knysna centre, OK to walk one way on a good footpath along the river. The hotel clean and the staff were very friendly. The rooms were not in the main building and umbrellas and torches were provided to cope with the load sharing, the main building had a generator/power but not the rooms. We liked the hotel and would stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Clive Battell, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Responded 30 Jul 2023
Thank you for this positive feedback and we are all very happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us at Knysna Hollow!
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Lyndi wrote a review Oct 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had an exceptional time here and would highly recommend a visit for any occasion. Everything was amazing from the service to the food, the magical garden, sundecks and swimming pools. The quintessential place to relax and unwind. The owners have put in tremendous passion and pride into every detail creating a fantastic experience for their visitors.

I cannot wait to go back!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Clive Battell, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Responded 28 Oct 2021
Thank you very much for the amazing review of your recent stay with us and we are all delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, this type of feedback really makes us appreciate the wonderful support we receive from our guests! Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back to Knysna Hollow sometime soon.
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Melanie W wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would recommend this place to anybody with 100% confidence it will exceed the expectations. Cheryl, at front office management, is so friendly and her kindness comes naturally. All staff make you feel welcome, and service in rooms and restaurants are of excellency. Very modern and comfortable and clean spacious rooms, with pools that are child friendly. Perfect for a family getaway from home.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Clive Battell, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Responded 09 Feb 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review and we're all delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us at Knysna Hollow. Hope to see you again soon! Best regards from all at Knysna Hollow
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Sarah P wrote a review Mar 2023
Rochdale, United Kingdom26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here three nights whilst on an organised trip so luckily we had transport to get to places, as it is a good 30min walk to the harbour , where there’s lovely restaurants/ bars and shops and small marina.
The room we had was not one of the bungalows overlooking the gardens but was in the block at the end which doesn’t have the luxury of your own front seating area, but did have the benefit of a huge bedroom with massive beds and bathroom with a fabulous shower.
The food and staff were both amazing and everyone extremely pleasant and welcoming.
The main issue for me as a lady wanting to dry my hair before dinner was the load shedding times as this hotel did not have a generator for the rooms and so losing power so no kettle or hairdryer twice a day at inconvenient times wasn’t great, not the hotels fault but something to bear in mind.
We had three nights here, I could have stayed another two at least if we weren’t already scheduled to move. Very relaxing, lovely pool area and shaded seating area opposite the indoor/outdoor comfortable bar and restaurant.
There’s also pétanque available and an area for a few games at once, four of us played and enjoyed an hour of fun, balls are at the outside bar for all to use.
Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Clive Battell, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Responded 09 Mar 2023
Thank you for the detailed and positive feedback on your recent stay with us at Knysna Hollow and we are all delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time in Knysna! We are busy exploring options in terms of back-up power to ease the inconvenience of load-shedding and hope to have a solution in place shortly. Thanks again and best regards from the Knysna Hollow Team
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Diane A wrote a review Jan 2024
53 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In a great local offering peace and quiet. Set in stunning well kept gardens. Got 2 lovely pools. Only suggestion would be drink service and for someone to maintain the areas, clear glasses and towels.

Rooms were large with a great bathroom. They were decorated beautifully and well maintained. Cleaners did a great job.

Lots of coffee in the room and thick soft towels. The beds were comfy.

Breakfast was a buffet which was limited and not always as fresh but they did try hard.

Redeption, bar and restaurant staff were lovely.

We did find on several occasions someone vaping in the restaurant and the staff ignored it. We didn't want to start an argument with a customer. This needs to be dealt with maybe some signs.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Clive Battell, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Responded 09 Jan 2024
Thank you for your constructive feedback of your recent stay with us at Knysna Hollow and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for the comments around areas where we could improve and we will certainly work towards improving where we can. Thanks again and safe travels.
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Answer from Kirsty45
Knysna, South Africa443 contributions86 helpful votes
We have eaten breakfast at Knysna Hollow as non guests of the hotel.
Answer from Clive B
Knysna, South Africa6 contributions1 helpful vote
Hi there - Charlie was rescued from Knysna Hollow just before the fire and has been happily living with the owner at his home ever since - we were not sure if we should bring him back to the hotel and disrupt his life any further so at this stage he is in semi-retirement and enjoying life!
154maulikp wrote a tip Jun 2023
Mumbai, India15 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a hotel which has generator back up with them"
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Chantelle wrote a tip Mar 2023
Graaff-Reinet, South Africa130 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Free Parking "
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GG Wildlife Experiences wrote a tip Feb 2023
Goring-on Thames, United Kingdom26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask to be the end furthest from the building works at the moment near the courts / dam end. It’s more peaceful."
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Pauline Micallef wrote a tip Jan 2020
Island of Malta, Malta200 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's worth spending an average of 4-5 nights"
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Marian M wrote a tip Nov 2019
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stayed in room 3. Was excellent. I think all are similar."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,839 - R 2,059 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
knysna hollow hotel knysna, hollow hotel knysna
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
44
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Frequently Asked Questions about Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Knysna Hollow Country Estate?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (6.5 km), Brenton on Sea (4.2 km), and Knysna Lagoon (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Knysna Hollow Country Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Knysna Hollow Country Estate?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Knysna Hollow Country Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Knysna Hollow Country Estate?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Knysna Hollow Country Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Freshline Fisheries, 34 South, and The Drydock Food Co.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Knysna Hollow Country Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Knysna Hollow Country Estate?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Knysna Hollow Country Estate offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Knysna Hollow Country Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (3.0 km).
Is Knysna Hollow Country Estate accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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