Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
This excellent, five-star budget option, YHA-affiliated and award-winning, is owner-run and it shows. There’s a great bar area with satellite TV, yet you can still find peace and quiet in the large grounds.
Protea Hotel Mossel Bay
Part of the Protea chain, this is a classy hotel set in the old post-office building. Its restaurant, Café Gannet, has a large seafood, meat and pizza menu.
Protea Hotel Knysna Quays
Rooms are tastefully decorated at this stylish hotel. It has an inviting, heated pool and is moments away from shopping and eating options at the Waterfront. You’ll want a lagoon-facing room.
The Plettenberg Hotel
Built on a rocky headland with breathtaking vistas, this five-star place is pure decadence, with fantastic rooms, a spa and a top-class restaurant.
The Graywood Hotel
Still with its locomotive theme, this hotel has been refurbished and is much improved. It now has decent-sized rooms, set around a leafy pool area. There’s disabled access.
An impressive collection of luxury guest cottages, some with lagoon views, in a garden setting. There is also a restaurant serving regional and international dishes.
Point Village Hotel
This modern hotel boasts a spectacular location, right above the wave-pounded rocks at the Point. There’s a decent restaurant and the spacious rooms have balconies with ocean views.
This is the area’s most luxurious place, about 10km from the town centre, and has three 18-hole golf courses (two designed by Gary Player). The hotel and country club has a range of top-notch accommodation options, a health spa and five restaurants...
Knysna Log Inn Hotel
The Knysna Log Inn is said to be the largest log structure in the southern hemisphere. The rooms are comfortable and there’s a pool, but the wood theme is a bit overwhelming.
Albergo For Backpackers
Well-run and friendly, Albergo can organise just about any activity in the area. The upstairs dorm has huge windows and stellar ocean views from the balcony.
Island Vibe Knysna
This funky backpackers has excellent communal areas, cheery staff and nicely decorated rooms. There’s a bar, free internet and a great view from the deck.
Amakaya Backpacker Hostel
A total overhaul has turned this into a great backpacker hostel whose focal point is the bar and deck with views of the Tsitsikamma Mountains. One of the dorms is en suite and has its own kitchen.
Fairy Knowe Backpackers
Set in spacious, leafy grounds overlooking the Touws River, this 1874 farmhouse was the first in the area. The bar and cafe are in another building some distance away, so boozers won’t keep you awake. The Baz Bus comes to the door...
St James Of Knysna
Property Location Located in Knysna (Garden Route), St James of Knysna is convenient to Knysna Elephant Park and Knysna Quays...
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
Property Location Located in Klein Brak River (Garden Route), Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is within the region of Santos Beach and St. Blaize Lighthouse...
Views Boutique Hotel & Spa
Property Location Located in Wilderness (Garden Route), Views Boutique Hotel & Spa is close to Wilderness National Park and Victoria Bay Beach...
Whalesong Hotel And Hydro
Property Location With a stay at Whalesong Hotel and Hydro in Plettenberg Bay (Garden Route), you'll be convenient to Plettenberg Bay Beach...
Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Property Location Located in The Crags (Garden Route), Hog Hollow Country Lodge is convenient to Monkeyland and Birds of Eden...
Property Location When you stay at Plettenberg Park in Plettenberg Bay (Garden Route), you'll be within the vicinity of Plettenberg Bay Beach...
Protea Hotel Outeniqua
Property Location A stay at Protea Hotel Outeniqua places you in the heart of George, convenient to Garden Route Botanical Garden...
Knysna Log Inn
Property Location With a stay at Knysna Log Inn in Knysna (Garden Route), you'll be minutes from Knysna Quays and close to Knysna Elephant Park...
Protea Hotel King George
Property Location With a stay at Protea Hotel King George in George (Garden Route), you'll be convenient to Garden Route Botanical Garden...