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Blackwaters River Lodge

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East London, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was courteous and friendly including the outdoor maintenance staff. I parked in front of the reception and the reception lady met me outside and accompanied me into the reception. I was offered a choice of three welcoming drinks and, after registration showed my room and everything explained in detail. The nightcap and the next day weather forecast was...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

travelling to the western cape for the first time only heard from friends about the hotels in the city of kynsna and around the bay area. Due to peak season we couldnt get bookings in hotels in the bay year, we are glad we didnt get any because we found this little beauty. A little away from the city of...

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Navi Mumbai, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Blackwaters river Lodge location and ambience was very impressive. The lady at the reception was welcomed us with chilled lemon water. As we were 3 adults, we took two rooms in garden view cottages. The room was like a studio apartment with a small kitchen with all tools, including small scissors, a dish wash liquid, sponge,a hand towel and...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for tranquility, privacy, nature, beauty then visit Blackwaters River Lodge. Situated in nature away from all the highways and biways we have to endure in our everyday life. The owners are very friendly - you feel like you've known them all your life. Rooms are refreshing and fresh. If you are not too careful you might...

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Cape Point, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very convenient stop over accommodation. Good restaurant just a pity that they had music on all the time even at breakfast. Would have been nice to listen to the sounds of nature. Swimming pool available which was lovely as it was very hot.

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Velddrif, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attend a wedding of our eldest son' s best friend.Had a nice party meeting old friends from the past.Many of the men are golfers so we had a lot of with a team of ten on your massive course. Was a happy weekend for my family

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was spacious and spotless with an outdoor area overlooking the pool and river. We particularly loved the little 5 star extras like the nightcap delivered to our room with yummy chocolates and weather forecast for the following day. In our room there was Tea, coffee, milk, homemade biscuits and sherry! We had a lovely stay

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this waterside hotel 8 km west of Knysna, just off the N2. We occupied one of the luxury rooms with riverview verandah. Staff were charming and there were lots of little touches such as welcome and bed turn down drinks. Though food was good, quality could vary. Choice of wines by the glass was a little disappointing, given...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The river lodge is in a nice location, with lots of things to do and it makes you feel really restful. The staff put lots of nice touches into the experience with hand written notes decorating lots of little touches in your room and making it feel homely. Our room did feel a bit dated in decor, though, and dark...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed at this place on a family trip to South Africa recently in the second week of February. Must say its a beautiful place...guess its an old private Chalet converted to a resort. Excellent location amidst the forest on the banks of Gokuama river. Rooms were beautiful, clean and luxurious. They also have their own golf course, kayaking facility...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away in Knysna's Goukamma valley surrounded by indigenous forests you'll find the luxurious Blackwaters River Lodge. Here you can wake to the call of the fish eagle, relax in beautiful gardens, go canoeing on the river, play a round of golf on our mashie golf course, laze around the pool or just enjoy the peace and tranquility from your verandah. Enjoy a picnic on the banks of the river or freshly prepared meals from our wood fired oven in our Earth and Fire Restaurant. In addition you are only 3min away from Buffelsbaai Beach and 10min from the bustling town of Knysna. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blackwaters River Lodge

Address: Just off N2, Opposite Buffels Bay turn-off | Goukamma Valley, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $98 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blackwaters River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Knysna
#5 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
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“riverview suites with kitchenette.”
 of 5 bubbles 823vineetj, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms face a calming river and a beautiful forest”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose this place if you want to relax and stay away from the hustle and bustle of Knysna lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles tanvid2016, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Suites are best”
 of 5 bubbles armart, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Downstairs rooms are perfect”
 of 5 bubbles sharmaineh2017, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
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