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Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a 2 night stay here on our Garden Route journey. We loved our room which overlooked the lagoon. You could sit in the Jacuzzi bath and watch the sunset. Tee lights provided also to add that magical touch. I think we will never have the experience again of having two showers which was amazing. The staff were very...

Thank Razia C
Lymington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Just returned from our second visit to the Elephant Hide. Cannot fault the rooms, staff (John and Mr Fish thank you) and the best breakfast ever! The homemade muesli, Greek yoghurt and honey is to die for! The staff can never do enough for you. Views are gorgeous. We stayed for six nights - just wish I could have had...

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We only stayed one night, arrived early evening and had to rush straight out to try and find somewhere for dinner so I don't think we really had the chance to fully appreciate this place. For a longer stay I imagine the deck and pool with stunning views would be fantastic assets, as well as the peaceful and relaxing ambience....

Thank kittycat86
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Would highly recommend Elephant hide, great setting, great service and delicious food!!! Will definitely be back again. Thank you to the elephant hide staff and management for your awesome alround hospitality.

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Thank Darryl W
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The Elephant Hide guest lodge out did every expectation we had. The staff, lodge, finishes and food were incredible. I would definitely go back and I would definitely recommend a night or as many as you can stay there. A true hidden Gem.

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Thank Mike L
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for a weekend at the family suite adjacent to the main reception. Outside deck could have a small table and chairs to enjoy sundowners in private. Loungers need clean cushions. Shower needs to be cleaned properly. Otherwise ok for a family with children. Well stocked bar and fridge with snacks. Clean unit with all amenities...

Thank ericat247
Elephanthide, Owner at Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Erica Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated. We will look into this and make changes accordingly. We have already upgraded the cushions and plan to redo the shower as soon as we get a gap. Kind regards Ryan

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Breakfast menu needs a serious overhaul. The menu has minimal choices and if you intend staying for long, you will loose your appetite quickly. The staff was very helpful and made the stay very easy and comfortable.

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Thank mosekim
Elephanthide, Owner at Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kim Thank you for your comments and were sorry to hear that you thought our breakfasts are a bit limited, I have attached the menu for you it would be great if you could give us some other ideas that you think we should add to the menu. Fresh Fruit Juice ***** Seasonal Fruit Platter or Fruit Smoothy *****...

Island of Malta, Malta
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Our room was absolutely lovely! It was clean and beautifully decorated. We had the most amazing view, had a very good night's sleep, and the breakfast was excellent! A slice of heaven at an excellent price...10/10.

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Thank 242simon
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We had a lovely welcome from Fisher and his infectious laugh! Our lodge was private, spacious and ideal for our requirements. Loved sitting in the jacuzzi bath, looking down to the lagoon too. Breakfast was very good in the main lodge. If there was a slight early morning chill, the main fire was lit and it was very cosy. It...

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Thank Mcaland
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Its a beautiful place with lovely views. The rooms are spacious and the staff is friendly. Will definitely be back!! Mandy and Ryan made the booking process easy. The electric blanket at turn down adds the special touch.

Thank Vee201504

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge

Address: Cherry Lane | Welbedacht, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $147 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Ask for a lagoon facing room if available”
  • coffee and tea station, minibar and snacks
nicky080686, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Front end rooms, are the best for viewing the lake /lagoon.”
  • Television with selective satellite options
  • Spa Bath (big enough for 2 ;-D ) with a view.
  • Double Basins and spacious vanity
  • Large Double Shower with a view
  • Spacious room with beautiful view over the lake / lagoon.
  • Well Stocked Bar Fridge & Snack Basket
  • View from private deck.
  • Beautiful Spacious Room and comfortable couch
L3845DQtaniab, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the one with the large bathtub in the private alcove.”
DaveBK, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The Lagoon suite had terrible Wifi connectivity.”
Ape_Bird, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a lake view room”
noeline9, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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