Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge

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Overview of Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge

Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge

4 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Cherry Lane, Welbedacht, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Western Cape, 6570

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKnysna Lagoon3 min drive
  • Popular LocationKnysna Quays5 min drive
  • Popular LocationPledge Nature Reserve6 min drive
  • AirportPlettenberg Bay (PBZ)37 min drive

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About this area


Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge is located in Knysna. Knysna Quays and Simola Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Cape Floral Region Protected Areas and Garden Route National Park.

What's nearby

  • Knysna Lagoon - 3 min drive
  • Knysna Quays - 5 min drive
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 6 min drive
  • Simola Golf Course - 12 min drive
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 37 min drive


  • Polvo Coffee — 5 min drive
  • Cruise Cafe — 5 min drive
  • The Tin House Cafe — 5 min drive
  • African Bean — 5 min drive
  • Royal Siam Thai — 5 min drive

About this property

Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge

Romantic guesthouse with free breakfast and outdoor pool
An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a meeting room are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. Free full breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and free train station pick-up. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are onsite. All 9 rooms provide conveniences like sitting areas and refrigerators, plus free WiFi and balconies or patios. Guests will also find flat-screen TVs, minibars, and room service.
Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge offers 9 accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Knysna guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free train station pick-up shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Conference space (1076 square feet)
  • Meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area

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Check-in from 2 PM - 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property


Pets stay free
Dogs welcome

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 2100 per vehicle (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 13 out of 16 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 16 reviews
4 - Good 19%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 16 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 16 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 16 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely location, fantastic view from lagoon view room & great breakfast choices.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Well worth a visit
Lovely outlook over the lagoon. Lots to do and see in the area. Friendly and helpful staff. Nice breakfast.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A special relaxing place to stay.
A very lovely place to stay. There was a roaring open fire while we ate our delicious breakfast. Our accommodation was very comfortable. This was the most expensive place we steyed in while in South Africa and the only one that didn't give us free bottles of water. There is a charge of £1 for each pod of coffee for the machine in the room, although sachets & tea bags are free with an electric kettle.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Simply its ammazing , inspiring , great
Its one of the most beutifule hotel i had seen in my life it was the best hotel for my honeymoon great privacy inspiring lagoon view , romantic touches from the staff the design of the bathroom is amazing , location was suitable to my tour distances , we decided to go back there for our anniversary Special thanx to the staff who are always smilling and welcoming Thanx for miss. Madelin , mr.fish , mr.jhon and all other staff , i recommend the elephant hide of knysna for any couple specially for honeymoon
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
View you want to wake up to and sleep in to
The place was amazing stay. Simply views and the idea of staycation in the wilderness! Highly recommended!
Stayed 1 night in May 2017