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Waterfront Lodge

The Point Street, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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#14 of 161 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
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If you’re looking for a romantic guest house in Knysna, look no further than Waterfront Lodge.

Nearby landmarks such as Margaret's Viewpoint (1.6 mi) and Holy Trinity Church (2.2 mi) make Waterfront Lodge a great place to stay when visiting Knysna.

Waterfront Lodge offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The guest house offers a sun terrace, outdoor furniture, and baggage storage, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Italian restaurants, including Sirocco, Cafe Mario, and Chatters Bistro, all of which are a short distance from Waterfront Lodge.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out St George's Anglican Church, which is a popular architectural building amongst tourists.

The staff at Waterfront Lodge looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Lagoon View
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Stormfront5 wrote a review Mar 2020
Norfolk, United Kingdom34 contributions15 helpful votes
Marion was super helpful and welcoming, she couldn't do enough to help us make the most of our 2 night stay in Knysna. When she spotted my husband opening birthday cards on the patio outside our room (after he'd got up early on the morning of his 60th birthday to see the sun-rise over the lagoon at the end of the garden) she was disappointed that I'd not told her it was his birthday as she would have made a cake. As we had breakfast she and a couple of staff members came and sang Happy Birthday to him, sprinkled glittery greetings and gave him a box of chocolates. I think this just goes to show just one of the many ways that Marion goes above and beyond to make anyone's stay at the Waterfront Lodge fantastic. Beautiful rooms both in the public area and the bedrooms, a lovely setting on the edge of the lagoon and superb hosting - what more can anyone want?
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Date of stay: February 2020
Jack H wrote a review Feb 2020
Mirfield, United Kingdom390 contributions132 helpful votes
A warm and informative welcome from Marion and a lovely room overlooking the lagoon with a nice balcony. Everything that you could possibly require is provided and there is a comfortable lounge with a well stocked honesty bar on the ground floor. Breakfast is first class and hosts Marin and Gavin are great. We can highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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51PJR wrote a review Feb 2020
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom111 contributions59 helpful votes
We are touring South Africa from Jo'berg to Cape Town and found the Waterfronf Lodge where we stayed for four nights. Could not be faulted as we were welcomed by Marion & Gavin who could not do enough for us. Lovely luxurious place on the Knysna Lagoon and probably the best guesthouse we have ever stayed in. Don't miss it if you are travelling the Garden Route.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Any lagoon facing room.
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BrianBBriighton wrote a review Feb 2020
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom122 contributions41 helpful votes
The name Waterfront Lodge is a perfect reflection of the wonderful gardens that lead down to Knysna Lagoon. Upon arrival and parking in one of the parking spaces, our host Gavin was right there to lead us inside to introduce us to our hostess, Marion. For the next 20 minutes, Marion gave us a detailed introduction to the Lodge, its facilities and routine and about attractions in the local area before introducing us to our suite. The suite was exquisite throughout and had a balcony that ‘wrapped around ‘ the end of the building, providing us with 2 seating areas, front and back of the Lodge and having superb views. The garden was an absolute delight, having a swimming pool (which my wife adored), a number of nicely situated sitting areas and it led seamlessly to Knysna Lagoon. An added bonus was the visits of feathered friends, like: Guinea Fowl, Sacred Ibis, Dikkops and Swallows. Breakfast was everything, anyone could wish for and Gavin’s poached eggs easily lived up to their legged. Our hosts, Gavin and Marion, were the most sociable, warm and caring people we have ever had the good fortune to have looking after us. If we were to choose a heaven on earth, it would be here. For many reasons, it is extremely unlikely that we will travel to South Africa again but if that were to change, without any doubt, we would come back to this most wonderful place. We cannot recommend it highly enough.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Hales300 wrote a review Jan 2020
Southampton, United Kingdom64 contributions28 helpful votes
Welcomed with open arms by the most lovely couple to this spectacular venue. In their honeymoon suite for our honeymoon we couldn’t have wanted for more. We arrived and no power onsite due to storm and sub station issues but marianne and gav made it exciting and not an issue. We were welcomed with a lovely bottle of wine and advice on anything and everything going on in Knysna and local areas. For the two nights we spent at Waterfront Lodge we enjoyed the jacuzzi bath, awesome breakfasts and the wildlife in and out of the Lodge. Couldn’t recommended this place more and hope to come back again soon.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$51 - US$100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterfront Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Waterfront Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (6.3 km), Brenton on Sea (3.7 km), and Knysna Lagoon (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterfront Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Waterfront Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Waterfront Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterfront Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterfront Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Head Cafe, African Bean, and The Olive Tree.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Waterfront Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Waterfront Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Waterfront Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (3.2 km).
Does Waterfront Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.