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About Knysna Manor House Guesthouse

Knysna Manor House is a 3-Star, AA Highly Recommended Knysna guesthouse offering B&B accommodation on the Garden Route. This unique Bed and Breakfast combines the charm of times gone by with modern amenities.

Built in 1896, the guesthouse was the original home of the mayor of Knysna and was converted into a B&B in the 1980’s.

Knysna Manor House is housed in a charming Victorian mansion located in the centre of town. The guesthouse overlooks the stunning Knysna Lagoon and is within a 2 to 5 minute walk of local shops, banks, craft markets, restaurants and the Knysna Waterfront.

The guesthouse consists of 11 en-suite rooms that have all been lovingly furnished and equipped with modern amenities including tea trays, a hairdryer, at reception, heaters, fans, additional blankets, tea and coffee making facilities and filtered water while guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served from 07:00 to 09:00 on the decks in summer.

The deck offers guests stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads, and is a quiet place to end the day after finishing one of the many day trips around Knysna. These trips include the hauntingly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn, George and Plettenberg Bay.

Golf: There are numerous golf courses to choose from in the Knysna and Garden Route area. Jack Nicklaus, David Dale and Ronald Fream and Gary Player designed courses are situated in our area. Anthony will arrange your visit to these spectacular clubs.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 34
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 37 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please note that in High Season and the Oyster Festival, minimum night stays apply, therefore availability will show that no rooms are available.  A minimum of three nights is applicable during these dates.

50% deposit for stays of two or more nights    

100 % deposit for one night stays

Availability and pricing

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Reviews for Knysna Manor House Guesthouse

37 guest reviews Reviews of

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Dennis McKillen
14 November 2017

Very good as usual, friendly hostesses and good value for money

Kevan Kimber
02 March 2017

My first impression of knysna manor reminded me of when I lived in Kimberly typical old South African house , but that was where it stopped as the guesthouse is just perfect, very friendly,and homely, my stay was excellent and I will return

Linah Thosago
02 March 2017

Firstly when we arrive there the was confusion abt our booking.The penthouse was dirty with sanitary bin full.Even if they tried to clean bt if ur shoes can mistakenly go under the bed or sofas the dirt is horrible

Gill Dobson, South Africa
06 January 2017

Our room was clean, comfortable and spacious with a nice large bed. Great views over the harbour from the deck. There is a pool too. Breakfast was very good and the hosts were friendly. They went out of their way to help us with an urgent email and documents that needed to be scanned and sent. Thanks so much.

Jacqui Hecht, South Africa
08 February 2016

Lovely guest house, just a shame there were a few dogs close by that barked consistently all night

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Knysna Manor House Guesthouse Map

Knysna Manor House Guesthouse is 0.3km from the centre of Knysna Central , the nearest airport 73.9km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Knysna Central

Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon 2015

(0.1 km from Knysna Central )

One of the country’s most picturesque marathons takes place annually at the Knysna Oyster Festival. Both the 42.2 km Knysna Forest Marathon and 21.1 km Half Marathon are tremendously popular events on the running calendar. Definitely one to add on...

Garden Route Boating Adventures

(0.1 km from Knysna Central )

Power Boat activities include day cruises, private charters, high speed thrill adventures and deep sea fishing trips.

Knysna Oyster Festival

(0.1 km from Knysna Central )

The annual Knysna Oyster Festival takes place along the absolutely gorgeous Garden Route each year. The festival offers a load of fun-filled events and activities for foodies, families and even athletes. If you're a lover of salty treats, make sure...

Forest Night Game Drive

(0.2 km from Knysna Central )

Have an unforgettable experience exploring the famous Knysna indigenous forest with knowledgeable guides. Birds that you could spot include the Cape spotted owl, nightjar and the famous Knysna Lourie. Potential wildlife encounters also include...