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Blackwaters River Lodge

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Certificate of Excellence

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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.
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Property amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Spa
Breakfast included
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Golf course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Family Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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HOTEL STYLE
River View
Quaint
HOTEL CLASS
330Reviews
112Photos
6Q+A
50Room tips
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Stayed here for three nights whilst on our journey around South Africa,it was a very warm and friendly place,staff were wonderful the rooms were really good and was in a beautiful setting. Food was ok, they put a menu up you had a choice of a couple of things, we did try South
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Top notch apartment like accommodation off n2 secluded and soul repairing environmentThe location is set in stunning scenery along a river bank and nestled by mountains.The location is so secluded even though its off the N@ (you don't hear the noise)
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Response from paul T, Owner at Blackwaters River Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Dacre, It was lovely to have you for a visit at our beautiful property. Thank you of your review. We so appreciate your true experience of what we have on offer for our guests! Take care and looking forward to many happy guests in the future! Paul, Elmay and their amazing team at Blackwaters River Lodge
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Great accommodation, great location, landscape and nature. Hospitality and service is great! Warm welcome! Great rooms, enormous, big bathroom! the breakfast is great and the dinner as well, great selection of wine.
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Response from paul T, Owner at Blackwaters River Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Roos, It was really lovely having you and your family with us. Thank you for choosing us and enjoying our property. We are delighted to hear that you felt the true essence of why we are in hospitality! We sure hope to welcome you back on your next visit to South Africa! Paul, Elmay and their amazing team at Blackwaters River Lodge
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As always we had a lovely stay at Blackwater!The new rooms look fantastic with a lovely view of the river. The friendly staff, great service and the extra personal touches in the rooms make this an exceptional place to stay and relax.
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Response from paul T, Owner at Blackwaters River Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear DayTrip, thank you so much for your review and noticing all the special spoils and surprises we have for our guests! And nature never disappoints either - we love the beauty and tranquility of the Goukamma River and are blessed that 12 rooms overlook this natural beauty. Take care. Paul, Elmay and their amazing team at Blackwaters River Lodge
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What an amazing lodge, great service.Warm welcome with with hot towels and a welcome beverage.We got a free upgrade. Great view! Amazing landscape.The rooms were exceptional big, great bed, luxurious bathroomGreat breakfast, great food during dinner.Great hospitality
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Response from paul T, Owner at Blackwaters River Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the lovely review and your true experience of our lovely property. It was such a pleasure to have hosted your family and looking forward to your next visit to South Africa. Appreciate your photo on Instagram as well. Paul, Elmay and one amazing team at Blackwaters River Lodge
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Luxury Suite
View from our private balcony
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"rooms with river view"
"Garden view rooms are close to the reception area, the gardens and the restaurant, while the other rooms are seperate."
"Luxury rooms is worth the extra money, but standard rooms also nice option for families."
"Room 1 had an amazing view and a lot of privacy."
"there is a pool infront of some rooms, it might be noisy in summer"
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PRICE RANGE
US$93 - US$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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