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Amanzi Island Lodge
Ranked #12 of 129 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We received an extremely warm welcome from the new owners of Amanzi, which was much appreciated after travelling for 26 hours! The house has been newly renovated from top to bottom and has been tastefully decorated throughout in a Cape Cod / nautical style, perfect for its location on the edge of the lagoon.

Although we are extremely fussy, we really could not fault anything in our beautiful big bedroom with its private balcony overlooking the lagoon and the Heads. The room had two wonderful bathrooms - one with a lovely and very large round bath and the other with an enormous his & hers shower. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bedding, pillows and towels were all top quality. The tea tray was always packed with a huge variety of goodies, as were the bathrooms (shower gel, soap, shampoo & conditioner) and the matching robes and slippers were a really nice touch.

Breakfast is served in a lovely room looking out onto the lagoon and there is a good choice of fresh and healthy hot and cold items. There is also a fully stocked honesty bar and afternoon tea and cake is served in the breakfast room each day. Every single member of staff went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible and gave us a lot of advice and recommendations for restaurants, days out, etc. The lodge also offers a complimentary shuttle service for guests to nearby restaurants and bars.

Unfortunately we only stayed for 3 nights on this occasion, but we will be returning later this year as we would not consider staying anywhere else in Knysna now!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Amanzi Island Lodge in Knysna, we were the only guests that night as they just cleaned every carpet throughout the Lodge, our room was done some days before. It is a beautiful house, overlooking the lagoon, with clean, very nice furnished rooms, stylish and crisp, a 5 star place. The staff is very helpful and a delicious breakfast was served, we sure hope to come back!

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

We arrived after a 5 hour drive from Cape Town. Our room overlooked the lagoon and we were able to have a glass of wine from the honour bar while watching the goings on. The room, setting, furnishings were top notch -couldn't be better. After such a long drive, it was delightful that the lodge offered a shuttle service into town. We took advantage of that and did not have to worry about parking in this busy town. All we had to do once we finished dinner is call the number on the card we were given and just like magic, our chariot appeared. Breakfast the next morning was terrific. Our only sadness was that we only spent one night. We will be back!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Just back from SA and stayed at the Amanzi Island Lodge for 3 nights. The rooms are lovely, fresh, clean and comfortable. The views over the water to the heads are spectacular. The pool area is charming and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Breakfast was delicious. Loved the style of this house, we had 2 bathrooms and the bed was amazingly comfortable, attention to detail amazing. Thank you

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Perfect in anyway. Most friendly and super professional service is what you will receive. Spacious comfortable rooms with all the extras you can expect and a lot more that you don't expect but are offered without having to ask for. Will definitely be back.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

The location could not have been better. We had the honeymoon suite that overlooked the lagoon, room #3, which had two full bathrooms and very comfy bed. The staff was terrific and the breakfast was delicious. It was just the perfect place to stay on Leisure Island in Knysna, SA.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

All round excellence!
A lovely position overlooking the Knysna Lagoon and Heads. Huge room and bathroom, both of the highest standards.
Taxi service provided by Amanzi into town in the evening. Staff were very helpful.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Bill C
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Additional Information about Amanzi Island Lodge

Address: 31 Cearn Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: £108 - £201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amanzi Island Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the shores of the Knysna Lagoon you'll find Amanzi Island Lodge, a tranquil beach house on Leisure Isle, with spectacular views of the Knysna Heads and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Spacious bedrooms open out onto a balcony either overlooking the lagoon or our private garden. Amanzi has a breakfast room opening onto the main terrace. Guests can enjoy an english breakfast while admiring the breathtaking view. Later, relax by the secluded swimming pool or sit on our terrace overlooking the lagoon and indulge in a sundowner. The complimentary bicycles and kayaks available at the guest house can be used for scenic trips around Leisure Isle.Our sunny and spacious rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with satellite TV. The bathrooms have under floor heating and complimentary Charlotte Rhys luxury products. ... more   less 
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