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Cambalala
Ranked #6 of 127 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Very stylish accommodation managed by the sweetest host Nicole.
Just a handful of rooms, so no problem with noise.
All very clean and high quality furniture.
Very nice breakfast with the best bread we had in SA.
Infinity pool and superb garden. You should walk down the garden all the way to the bottom.
Will return surely when back in Knysna.
Magnificent view over the Laguna.
Just minutes away from the centre by taxi or car.
As far as I know there is no air conditioning, but not sure. So might be hot in summer.
Very nice patio covered with a superb free form sail.
Very tasteful interior decoration carefully selected by Nicole.
We'll protected private parking.

Top guest house!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Philippe v
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

The Cambalala guest house is a great location with excellent service. The guest house itself has a modern design with traditional African touches. The garden has a great view and has a lot of room and privacy for sunbathers. The pool is comfortable and has a great view by itself. Each room has a separate entrance to the garden. The hosts are very kind and accommodating and breakfast is absolutely excellent. The rooms themselves are spacious, are equally well designed as the main house and have all the necessary comforts. Our room had one drawback; the bathroom with toilet is not separated from the sleeping room, and the toilet is visible from the bed. That can get quite annoying when one needs to go to the bathroom during the night and is the reason why we would give this a four out of five rating. If this single point doesn't bother you that much, than this is an absolutely excellent location to stay over for a few days.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Petethefreeze
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

We absolutely loved our stay at Cambalala. The place was gorgeous, the rooms, the common areas, the outside views - every aspect was well thought out and beautifully designed. The place felt luxurious without a hint of pretention. The breakfasts were wonderful, with a stunning view. Nicole was an amazing host - so knowledgeable, friendly and warm. One of the prettiest hotels I have stayed at!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sandy M
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Stayed at Cambalala in February 2014 and had an amazing (albeit VERY short) stay! Nicole pays attention to EVERY detail whilst making it look so effortless. She is a fantastic hostess and makes Cambalala most welcoming - from offering us a glass of gorgeous SA wine just after we arrived, to tips on where to go and a tasty breakfast. The place is so tranquil and the view over the Knysna lagoon and old railway is stunning. The Africanesque decor is very tasteful and the rooms and beds very comfortable indeed. Pity we didn't stay long enough! We will definitely stay at Cambalala again when we return to Knysna!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank AnonySeven
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

The house has been renovated with great taste. The rooms and bedding are beautiful. The pool and gardens are a delight with the most magnificent views and add to this the complimentary hand delivered wine in the late afternoon by the most genial of hosts, Nicole makes this place very hard to beat! We would most definitely recommend Cambalala and we would definitely stay again if passing through Knysna.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank salbags
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

We have not really been B&B people always going for the 4 or 5 * hotel option. We'll let me tell you folks, this is right up there in the 5* category with one exception and that is the owner Nicole who pushes this squeaky clean property ahead of the luxury hotel every time. From her 'nothing is too much trouble' attitude to her ever present smile. She is a joy and her partner Georgi(sorry for spelling) keeps their stunning gardens immaculate.
Unfortunately when we arrived my wife was unwell but the way she helped us through the problem including arranging a doctor visit and sorting me out with Sushi was brilliant.
So this is what you must do...book early!! This will soon be number 1 in Knysna.
Thanks To you both

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

What a great guest house. Beautiful views. Nicole is so welcoming and goes above and beyond to make her guests feel special. Best guest house we have stayed in. Even have nespresso machines in room. So clean and well maintained. Restful gardens and sparkling pool.
Will definitely be back.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Bharly
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Additional Information about Cambalala

Address: 46 Circular Drive | Paradise, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 127 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: £106 - £199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cambalala 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cambalala is a luxury guest house ideally situated in Paradise with magnificent views over the lagoon. This is the perfect place to forget about the rest of the world and lose yourself in South Africa's favourite town. We proudly offer stylish and comfortable accommodation with the very best of service and hospitality. Each of the five double en-suite rooms emphasize comfort and exude style. High quality linen, underfloor heating, minibars, TVs, iPod docking systems, safes, Wi-Fi Internet access and Nespresso machines create suites that are left wanting nothing. Private balconies offer views over the beautiful indigenous garden and clear infinity pool which blends seamlessly with the panoramic lagoon views in the distance. ... more   less 
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