House/B&B on the Garden Route in Knysna, South Africa
Guesthouse Accommodation - Garden Route
Manor House is a 3 star Knysna guesthouse offering B&B accommodation
on the Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa.
in 1896, the guest house was the original home of the mayor of Knysna and
was converted into a B&B in the 1980s.
a unique Bed and Breakfast that combines the charm of times gone by with
Manor House guesthouse is housed in a charming Victorian mansion located
in the centre of town, overlooking the stunning Knysna Lagoon and is within
a 2-5 minute walk of local shops, banks, craft markets, restaurants and
the Knysna Waterfront.
accommodation consists of various en-suite rooms that have all been lovingly
furnished and equipped with modern amenities
include tea trays, a hairdryer (available at reception), heaters, fans,
additional blankets, tea/coffee making facilities while guests can enjoy
"Free Wi-Fi" Internet access (unfortunately due to the age of the building
and the thickness of the walls, it is not available throughout the guesthouse).
is served from 7 - 9 on the decks in summer.
offers guests stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads, and
is a quiet place to end the day after finishing one of the many day trips
around Knysna or The Garden Route.
include the hauntingly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park, Wilderness,
Oudtshoorn, George and Plettenberg Bay.
located accommodation is a perfect venue for anyone looking to enjoy their
time in Knysna. We are located very close to the best entertainment, golfing,
nature and dining spots.
Heads are one the most iconic sightings in the world, constantly captivating
tourists that visit the town of Knysna.
include a trip filled with beautiful sightings of the lagoon, good food
(including local oysters) and a journey to the Knysna Heads.
is located within reach of Knysna top beaches such as Bollard Bay Beach,
Brenton Beach and Sparrenbosch Beach. Our guests can go for a beach walk,
fishing or simply enjoy enjoy sundowners under the beautiful Knysna sky.
out in Knysna
located accommodation provider (guest house / B&B) is within walking
distance to all restaurants and the Knysna Waterfront. This is perfect
during the peak season, when walking is faster than driving. Knysna Manor
House has a wide selection of menus from many local world-class restaurants.
The choice is yours - from Italian and Greek to local delicacy - Knysna
Oysters. The staff at the guesthouse will gladly make a booking at your
restaurant of choice.
Tours in Knysna
being home to the Jack Nicklaus' Simola Golf Estate, Pezula Golf Estate
and Knysna Golf Course, The Garden Route area is paradise for golfers.
Further afield you will find the Ernie Els designed Oubaai, Course, Pinnacle
Point, Goose Valley and of course Fancourt. Our centrally located Knysna
guesthouse / B&B accommodation is perfect for golf tours, as we are
within an hour and a half of the furthest course. Anthony will gladly assist
you with bookings at any of these magnificent courses.
more adventure, a mountain bike tour will test you to the extreme. If you
love cycling and have always wanted to come to South Africa - we'll take
you for a ride on the wild side! All our tours depart from a little town
in the heart of the Garden Route called Knysna (pronounced nize-na). This
stunning town has been voted South Africa's "Favourite town of the Year"
for two consecutive years and tourists from all over the globe visit Knysna
and are always impressed with its beauty.
every emotion whilst plunging 216m off the world's highest bungee jump.
Our B&B is the perfect base for thrill seekers in the Garden Route,
is the ultimate thrill! This is the highest commercially-operated bungee
jump in the world. We secure you in a full body harness and proceed to
walk along a specially-designed catwalk (216m long), which is suspended
beneath the road surface, which will then lead you to the top of the arch
- 216 meters above the Bloukrans River.
you will be given final instructions by highly experienced staff, a countdown
and off you go! Bloukrans utilizes pendulum bungee technology ensuring
you the smoothest, most comfortable bungee jump possible.
Goldmine Museum narrates the tale of the Millwood Goldfield Gold Rush of
near the ghost town of Old Millwood Mining Village, the museum is home
to a graveyard where you could learn about the lives and history of people
buried there. You could also see Bendigo restored mining equipment, enjoy
a cup of coffee at the tea garden or even go on a guided tour of the main
Bendigo Mine. The mine has shafts as deep as 30m.
guest house is about an hour's drive from the Tsitsikamma forest, making
it the ideal base to tour the picturesque Garden Route. The Tsitsikamma
Canopy Tour is the first of its kind in Africa. The tour takes place
in the magnificent Tsitsikamma Forest with most of the platforms built
around giant Outeniqua Yellowwoods up to 700 years old.
within the crown of these giants and looking down at the lush forest floor
thirty metres below is an unforgettable experience. Hold your breath as
you slide from tree to tree through the forest, stopping at each new platform
while your guides tell you a little more about the surrounding ecology.
If you are fortunate you will spot a pair of Knysna Loeries or the brilliant
red plumage of the elusive Narina Trogon. Whatever happens, we're quite
sure you'll want to do it all over again!
and wildlife on the Garden Route
located in the Garden Route, an area know for its beauty, wildlife and
scenery. A stay at our house offers you the opportunity to explore the
area's natural beauty and rare sightings.
only 15 kilometres away from Knysna, Goukamma Nature Reserve is one of
the most scenic spots along the Garden Route. The 2 500-hectare nature
reserve houses animal species such as Grysbok, bushbuck, bushpig, porcupine
and vervet monkeys. Common vegetation types in the area are coastal fynbos
and coastal forest.
80 bird species and 200 indigenous plant species, the 10-hectare Pledge
Nature Reserve is dedicated to nature conservation within the Cape Floral
Kingdom. This nature reserve is an excellent spot to get acquainted with
Garden Route beauty.
to Featherbed Nature Reserve begins with a 25-minute ferry cruise towards
the Western Head of the Knysna Lagoon. The cruise is followed by a 4x4
ride and 2.2km walk before a buffet lunch at Food Forest Restaurant
located between two forest clearings, Jubilee Creek boasts beautiful scenery.
A popular picnic spot with young families, this area is a must-do for visitors
at Knysna Manor House.
Elephant Park is the southernmost elephant park in the world. Located within
the Greater Plettenberg Bay area, the park offers a 10% discount to our
in the Greater Plettenberg Bay, Monkey Land is a sanctuary for 450 primates
primate species including baboons and Vervet monkeys. Knysna Manor House
guests receive 10% off discount at Monkey Land.
Birds of Eden is one of the largest free flight bird sanctuaries. Knysna
Manor House guests receive a 10% discount at Birds of Eden.
Knysna Manor House
Garden Route Accommodation
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date: October 22, 2015
update: December 11, 2017