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“Lovely place direct on the Knysna lagoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Waterfront Lodge

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Waterfront Lodge
Ranked #9 of 125 Knysna B&B and Inns
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Sandton, South Africa
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“Lovely place direct on the Knysna lagoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

I stayed here with my private group. What a pleasure, away from the hustle and bustle in town and with a car you are in two minutes at all the restaurants and shops in Knysna. The host are very obliging and attentive. The rooms are comfortable and equipped with everything one needs. The garden faces directly onto the Knysna lagoon and has a sparkling pool. The honesty bar is well stocked. I will return, as will my guests.

Room Tip: Rooms downstairs lead directly into the garden. Upstairs one has more views. Nr. 8 is not lagoon fac...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

I stayed here with my daughter , Marion and Gavin made us very welcome recommending restaurants , walks and views . The house is lovely we had a large room with a large en suite (room 5 ) with a wrap around balcony . The garden at dusk was full of bird life , the view over the estuary was fantastic . We loved the atmosphere, welcome and felt like we part of a large extended family . I would love to return

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Nice hosts.. they gave us a warm welcome and helped us to feel at home. The room was nice and well maintained. On the last day of our stay they also advised us of the route that our tom-tom couldnt... And we managed to go to Cape Agulhas' the southernmost tip of Africa. A beautiful place and unique in the sense that many people fail to visit it. It was a beautiful place, Indian Ocean on one side and Atlantic on the other.. Thanks a ton Marion!!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

Fantastic hosts made us feel so welcome during our short stay. Marion welcomed us to their home and gave us the grand tour. Our room was possibly the smallest on our trip, however this was more than made up for with access to the immense residents' lounge, plus bar, outdoor lounge area and pool area - plus we had direct access to a terrace and the lawn. Perfect. Scrumptious breakfasts, with freshly baked croissants and muffins, were created by Gavin, who was also a great source of information. Some great advice re local spots to enjoy.
We were glad to be able to avoid all the travel adaptors with a square pin socket in our room. A touch of genius! A daily car wash kept us sparkling too!
It was lovely to meet Marion and Gavin and they gave us a most memorable stay. Thank you!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

My wife and I spent 2 nights at Waterfront Lodge in March. The first thing that struck us was the wonderful welcome we received from Marion - after 5 minutes in her company we felt as though we'd known her for years. The next thing that hit us was what a beautiful place this is in a truly stunning location by the lagoon.
The house itself is beautifully decorated with a modern African theme, lovely views and all the amenities you could wish for including a swimming pool, gardens, lounge, and a bar/braai(barbecue) area. The rooms are modern and furnished to a high standard. We stayed in one of the deluxe rooms which has a huge open-plan bathroom and a veranda with views of the garden, pool and lagoon.
The breakfasts are excellent (cooked by Gavin) and are served in a lovely big breakfast room with views.
The hospitality provided by Marion and Gavin is very special and they went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible from suggesting local restaurants (we dined at the Olive Tree and Pembreys both of which are excellent) to making bookings and arranging taxis. Gavin made a number of recommendations regarding things to see and do which was very helpful - we particularly enjoyed Birds of Eden.
All in all a fantastic place to stay and we will definitely stay there again next time we are in Knysna.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

We stayed for 3 nights and our room was absolutely delightful with large bathroom including a spa bath and wonderful balcony with views over the lagoon. Owners Gavin and Marion were so helpful at suggesting places to visit and also restaurants for evening meal that we were quite spoilt for choice. Pool area was very nice and we managed a swim every day. Gavin has the award for the best breakfast of our whole 3 week holiday. We are already planning a return trip.

Room Tip: If you can afford it the rooms upstairs are larger and have a much nicer view of the lagoon.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at the Lodge and enjoyed every minute. Our room was delightful with wonderful views and so comfortable. Gavin and Marion were such welcoming hosts and, thanks to our children who had organised a birthday surprise for Alan, Marion had gone out of her way to shop for a gift selection of wines, fruits and nuts, beautifully arranged and gift wrapped for our arrival (on his birthday). Gavin was a mine of information about the local area and every recommendation he made, both of attractions and restaurants, was excellent and helped us to enjoy and make the most of our stay in Knysna.
Breakfast, cooked by Gavin, was delicious.
We hope one day to return!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Waterfront Lodge

Property: Waterfront Lodge
Address: The Point Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 125 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterfront Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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