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Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge

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Cherry Lane Welbedacht, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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#19 of 163 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
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Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge is situated on top of the Welbedacht Cliff Tops 3km from Knysna Town, the Lodge overlooks the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua mountains. The theme of the Lodge is one based on natural beauty with stone and wood architecture combining to give that comfortable earth feel. This Knysna Accommodation has four suites with magical views of the Knysna lagoon from every corner of the room. The fifth and sixth suite while still enjoying lagoon views are embedded in indigenous “fynbos” surroundings attracting numerous bird species and giving that “hidden away” feeling. Enjoy a relaxing spa-bath while gazing into infinity. All the suites have double showers with views and are private.The lodge is a family run business that prides itself on personal service and ensuring an unforgettable experience for all.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Spa
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Lake View
Lagoon View
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English
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Aimée Lombaard wrote a review Oct 2021
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The Elephant Hide Lodge has friendly, supportive staff and go the extra mile to accommodate your needs. Complimentary breakfasts and breath-taking views are offered in the common area lounge. The chalets are beautifully furnished, neat and clean. The Honeymoon suite in which we stayed has the most spectacular views and offers luxurious bathroom amenities. The location is ideal for those looking to be away from the hustle and bustle from city life and who wish to enjoy the tranquillity of nature. We have a wonderful visit and would highly recommend Elephant Hide Lodge to other couples.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Andre wrote a review Oct 2021
Brackenfell, South Africa1 contribution
Had an awesome experience.Shout out goes to the staff Fish,John and Annie. Always smiling and laughing.Nothing is to much for them.They made the stay even more worth it. Well done to the team..Will be back again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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TourismTattler wrote a review Jul 2021
Cape Town, South Africa253 contributions51 helpful votes
This is not just any pet-friendly place – it’s a lodge, like a safari lodge, where dogs are allowed. The room balcony deck has terrific elevated views over the lagoon. Perfect area to enjoy sundowners as sunsets here are amazing to watch. Although the balcony deck is enclosed with steel cable railing that smaller dog breeds could hop through, they won't. The deck is high enough that your dog won't try squeeze through the railing gaps. The vaulted room ceiling provides a sense of spaciousness while the decor provides a safari-like ambiance. Clever positioning of the free-standing room units ensure privacy so that guests can enjoy soaking in the jet-stream bath while appreciating the lagoon view.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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SaschaSailor wrote a review Jul 2021
Somerset West, South Africa1 contribution
Elephant hide is exactly what we were looking for! An awesome location with breathtaking views from the bedroom and insane bath!! From the time we checked in Ryan and his team were welcoming and extremely friendly! It’s the perfect distance away from town to be away from the hustle and bustle but close enough for a quick shop and to return to tranquility! Super comfy warm bed which was a treat in the winter storm Can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Bring some wine and candles for the bath
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chantalwinnaar15 wrote a review Jun 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
Beautiful place, with friendly staff and amazing views. 10-15min away from restaurants, the Waterfront, etc. My husband and I really enjoyed our stay. Breakfast could be improved on, as it was the same set breakfast every day. Perhaps include some variety - cereals, muffins,etc. Other than that, this place is fantastic! We would definitely go back.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$105 - US$203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (7.1 km), Brenton on Sea (4.5 km), and Knysna Lagoon (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Head Cafe, African Bean, and Freshline Fisheries.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (3.6 km).
Does Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.