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Hide Away Guest House

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Executive Room, Lagoon View | Premium bedding, down comforters, minibar, in-room safe
Beach towels
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers

Overview of Hide Away Guest House

Hide Away Guest House

4.0 star property

9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
2 Keerom Street, Knysna, Western Cape, 6570

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFeatherbed Boat Cruises13 min walk
  • Popular LocationKnysna Quays17 min walk
  • Popular LocationKnysna Lagoon1 min drive
  • AirportPlettenberg Bay (PBZ)33 min drive

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About this area


Located on the waterfront, Hide Away Guest House is in Paradise neighborhood and is connected to a shopping center. While the natural beauty of Brenton Beach and Featherbed Nature Reserve can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Simola Golf Course. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game drives and game viewing.

What's nearby

  • Featherbed Boat Cruises - 13 min walk
  • Knysna Waterfront - 17 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 17 min walk
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 18 min walk
  • Knysna Lagoon - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 33 min drive


  • Cruise Cafe - 11 min walk
  • The Anchorage - 16 min walk
  • Chatters - 16 min walk
  • Mario's - 17 min walk
  • The Drydock Food Co - 18 min walk

About this property

Hide Away Guest House

4-star guesthouse located in Paradise
Located close to Knysna Waterfront and Featherbed Nature Reserve, Hide Away Guest House provides free English breakfast, 18 holes of golf, and a terrace. Get out on the links at this guesthouse and enjoy amenities such as golf caddies. Treat yourself to a massage at Simola Spa, the onsite spa. In addition to a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • Access to a nearby indoor pool, access to a nearby health club, and express check-out
  • Concierge services, an electric bike charging station, and outdoor furniture
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Hide Away Guest House feature comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guest reviews speak well of the comfortable, spacious rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • 7 bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Refrigerators, electric kettles, and portable fans


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free secured self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking (max 8 spaces per unit)
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast available daily
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • 24-hour pool access
  • Bicycle cleaning area
  • Bicycle storage
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf caddies
  • Golf carts
  • Gym
  • Outdoor pool


  • Guidebooks
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Tour and ticket assistance


  • Beach towels
  • Garden
  • In a national park
  • On a lake
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool loungers
  • Terrace

Full-service spa

  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Handrails in stairways
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Electric bike charging

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding


  • 7 bathrooms
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant dining guides


  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters
  • Portable fan
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2 PM - 7 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 12 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

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
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
24-hour pool access
Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Parking height restrictions apply
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

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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Frequently asked questions

Does Hide Away Guest House have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is available 24 hours a day.

How much does it cost to stay at Hide Away Guest House?

As of Feb 2, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hide Away Guest House on Feb 27, 2023 start from $100.68, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Hide Away Guest House pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Hide Away Guest House?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Hide Away Guest House?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 7 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Hide Away Guest House?

Check-out is at 10 AM.

Where is Hide Away Guest House located?

Located in Paradise, this spa guesthouse is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Knysna Waterfront and within 9 mi (15 km) of Simola Golf Course and Brenton Beach. Featherbed Nature Reserve is 9.1 mi (14.6 km) away.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hide Away Guest House and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hide Away Guest House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hide Away Guest House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Highly Recommend Knysna Stay (Karel & Mariska)
We had such a lovely stay at Hide Away Guest House Knysna. We felt such a warm welcome on our arrival there. Stunning room and oh that view of the lagoon is just breathtaking. And on top of all, delicious breakfast served every morning. We definitely recommend them to each and everyone x
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Knysna Classic
Colleen and Cecil were always available, friendly and helpful with tips about restaurants and site-seeing. The house was built in 1940 and is opposite the Knysna lagoon, just next to the N2 Highway on the way into/out of town. The house was classily decorated but the room had air conditioning, electric blankets, espresso machine, outdoor sitting area on the veranda and views of the heads. Breakfast was nice with plunger coffee, cheeses, eggs, muesli, fruit and juice. A lovely couple interested in current events and filling us in on their part of the world.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything was perfect, nothing to dislike, great host, excellent recommendations of places to visit and eat/drink. Very comfortable bed, stunning views from our balcony. Nice breakfasts and good conversation with the host Colleen, wouldn't hesitate to recommend
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

4/10 Poor


Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
not recommend!
If I need to look for a place to stay I will choose another place. The picture are elusion. No value for your money The place are old. The room smells old There is no a private balcony as the picture. No privacy at all!!!The forget to worth the the most busy road N2 it’s in a front of the room and it’s very crowded from the cars. It’s difficult to sleep. No hot weather . It’s not worth the money.!!!
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Colleen and Cecil made us very welcome at the guest house.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I thought that the property was more secluded rather than being a short distance from the main road. The room was very pleasant as was our hostess. The area was very nice and easy walking distance from the tourist areas. As a general comment on the garden route I would not recommend it and am surprised that it is so highly reviewed. I was very disappointed.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
January 19
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2018

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very nice and safe location over-viewing the bay. Hosts are very friendly with a lot of good hints for nearby restaurants and possible activities. Thank you for the great time - Christoph
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2018