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Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge
Ranked #5 of 127 Knysna B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

We had a great stay here. Only one night but the room was absolutely beautiful as well as the view over the lagoon.
The road leading to the lodge is a bit rough was the only thought I had.
Breakfast is nicely done.
Aircons in the room as well as tee/coffee making facilities with rusks.
The bathroom can get a little cold, however they have under floor heating.
Upon check out we were asked to pay for the accommodation - which we had settled straight after booking the hotel a month or two ago directly with the owner.
One of the staff members also emailed us before arrival to ask when we will settle our account – which was a bit frustrating as we already settled it directly with the owner! That was the only point that we were a bit unhappy about as it seems a bit unprofessional. However the stay was perfect and I would recommend!

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

My husband and I had the most amazing getaway in Knysna. Elephant Hide was the luxurious and the perfect place for a night on our own, and the delish breakfast topped it off. We will definitely be back!

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Reviewed 19 August 2013

We spent at the Elephant Hide 2 nights during our honey moon in 2010. The location was simply fantastic. The bathroom had a wondeful jacuzzi with a great view on the knysna laguna. Candle everywhere in the room. Champagne at arrival. Lovely staff and rich breakfst. We could not ask for more.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Intertino
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

my fiance and I would like to thank you guys for your wonderful service. Our room was sooo beautiful, we are definitely planning to come back again, I mean watching the sunset from the jacuzzi OMG :-)

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We spend two nights here on our way down the Garden Route and regretted we could know have stayed for longer. The hospitality was excellent!

The Lodge is a little bit out of town but it is situated in a most beautiful location and the room we had overlooked the lagoon. The room was very spacious and there was a jet bath to let all the stress wash away. There was a real feel of being in a 'game lodge' but close to the sea! There was a pool but being 'winter' we didn't use it but it is set in a perfect spot overlooking everything.

The breakfast was amazing and to be highly recommended. Just make sure you are hungry as they provide a very good menu to select from.

It was one of the more expensive places we stayed on route but still it was good value for money for all that we experienced.

They also recommended an excellent restaurant in town called the Olive Tree - so if you stay in Knysna I would definitely head for there for what we found to be a top class meal!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Gael-abroad
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Thanks so much for a wonderful stay at Elephant Hide!
We loved the room; it was so couzy from the decor to the underfloor heating!
The way the rooms are situated amongst the trees, overlooking the river - makes it’s such a majestic feeling.
{You actually feel like a character from Daleen Matthees - "Kringe in die bos"}

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

What a lovely stay we had on our family holiday. Lovely cabin with comfy bed (pity about the 2 single duvets). Jacuzzi bath with lovely view of outside. Great private deck overlooking the Knysna Lagoon, perfect for enjoying coffee and reading. Friendly and helpful staff made you feel at home. Lovely breakfast with stunning view.. Although weather was not hot and sunny, it was the perfect place for a getaway to relax and unwind. Lunch at the Knysna East Head Café a must do.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge

Address: Cherry Lane | Welbedacht, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 127 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: £111 - £190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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