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“What a position - quietly situated overlooking the lagoon!”
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Turning Tides B&B
Ranked #72 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
North West England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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“What a position - quietly situated overlooking the lagoon!”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

We have now visited Turning Tides, like other visitors, several times and sincerely hope we will be able to return. Joan and Ian Huskisson are extremely helpful and hospitable hosts and nothing is too much trouble. We have now stayed in each one of the bedrooms and all have their special magic. Leisure Isle is quite unique - whether you want to cycle, walk, or jog around the island, everyone is so friendly. Alternatively, you can just stroll, sit on one of the well placed benches, relax and watch the world go by. If security is a worrying feature of staying in South Africa, banish your thoughts on Leisure Isle, Knysna. No problem here! This Bed & Breakfast really offers the best - a good night's rest, peace & quiet in a safe environment, and a wonderful breakfast! Don't miss it!

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely with their own special magic.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

I guess our regular visits says it all? It's become our home-from-home in South Africa.
For us, it begins with the private causway onto Leisure Island - the tidal lagoon, the views, walks around the island, its verdancy, birdlife and tranquility. For your hosts, Joan and Ian, nothing is too much trouble for their guests. Every room has a balcolny upstairs around the large comunial sitting and breakfast room. The whole guest house has a spacious, raised, quality feel. Breakfasts are a real treat in this friendly, colonial styled building. But for my wife and I, staying with these lovely folk at Turning Tides - and on this uniquely exclusive island - is nothing short of pure luxury.
Ken & Anne Peck.

Room Tip: Make sure you book early - all the rooms a good. Spacious car parking too.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

Joan and Ian gave us a most warm welcome in their most beautiful colonial home, with a cup of tea and a slice of Joan's amazing fruit cake.
The house, bedroom and bathroom were spotless, roomy and tastefully furnished. We had our cup of tea on our huge balcony overlooking the lagoon.
It was a short car trip into Knysna.
Breakfast was a jolly affair with Joan introducing the other guests to each other. An excellent breakfast.
Ian and Joan had thought of everything and were very helpful on what to do and see.
My husband and I would stay here again and recommend this B&B.

Room Tip: We had a room overlooking the lagoon but all three rooms would be lovely and very spacious.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

I stayed here with my wife a while ago now but must say that this place is fantastic! We were welcomed by the owners and made to feel very comfortable. The location is beautiful and the rooms are just perfect. Will definitely be back when in SA again.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

If you want to stay in a fantastic old design colonial house with balconys looking onto a super tidal esturary you must go to Turning Tides Guest House in KNYSNA. The couple who own this home cannot do enough to make you feel more welcome.The breakfasts are superb.This is our second visit and it certainly will not be our last.

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Property: Turning Tides B&B
Address: 19 Woodbourne Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the waters edge of beautiful Leisure Isle in the Knysna lagoon. Safe walks on the level, Safe swimming beaches in close proximity. Ideal centre from which to explore the Garden Route. Restaurants in walking distance.Very secure.Bird watchers paradise! ... more   less 
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