Five Star Deals: Knysna Hollow Country Estate, South Africa

Set in proximity to the Knysna Lagoon on South Africa’s lush Garden Route, the Knysna Hollow Country Estate welcomes guests with friendly and warm hospitality.  As an ideal base from where to explore and visit the many attractions the Garden Route has to offer, the Knysna Hollow Hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms with patios leading into the beautiful gardens of this two-hectare country estate. The picturesque town of Knysna can be accessed by road on the N2 which runs between Cape Town (500 km) and Port Elizabeth (280 km).  The city of George is 60 km away, and Plettenberg Bay is 35 km away.

The accommodation consists of 15 Garden Chalets, 64 Garden Rooms and 8 Superior Eco Estate Rooms each of which is well appointed offering en-suite bathrooms.  Six of the Garden Roms are inter-leading, converting to three family rooms.  Some of the rooms can accommodate an extra bed for a child sharing or a third adult.  Some of the Family Chalets are equipped with fold-out sleeper couches and can also help with an extra bed.  The Garden Chalets provide open-plan living and bedroom areas with their patios.

Room types:

  • Standard Room
  • Garden Chalet
  • Eco Estate Superior.

The Garden Rooms are decorated in a natural, fresh style offering comfort with all modern amenities.  The Garden Chalets feature an open-plan living area which leads into the bedroom with their patio. During the colder months, the wood-burning fireplaces add warmth and atmosphere.  The Garden Chalets feature tea and coffee facilities, ceiling fans, mini-bar fridges, flat-screen satellite televisions, telephones as well as heated towel rails and guest amenities.

Set away in a tranquil area of this country estate, the Superior Eco Estate rooms provide a nice view over the perennial dam.  Decorated in a fresh Scandinavian-style, these spacious rooms combine natural wood finishes with convenient amenities.

Standard Room features:

  • Double or twin beds
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Ceiling fans
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Satellite television
  • Hairdryers
  • Patios.


Guests may enjoy the Pentanque court with a Boulle set and the outdoor chess board which can be found in the rose garden.  The three swimming pools are spread out on the estate and include a kiddies pool for children. The hotel has its organic herb garden which is well worth a visit.


  • Two restaurants
  • Convivial Bar & Lounge Area
  • Curio shop
  • Three swimming pools in the garden
  • Full-size pentanque court with a boulle set
  • Giant chess board in the rose garden
  • Secure off-street parking.


Bicycle hire for sightseeing is available at the hotel which is a unique service offering.  Dry cleaning, laundry as well as concierge services are on offer for in-house hotel guests.  Bookings for restaurants, golf tee times and activities can also be made for guests.


  • Poolside beverage service
  • Babysitting
  • Laundry
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Porter service
  • 24 Hour security
  • Bicycle hire for sightseeing
  • Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • Bicycle washing and storage
  • Excursion bookings
  • Concierge services.


The Knysna Hollow Restaurant is an a la carte restaurant which serves fresh, seasonal meals in a welcoming and warm setting.  The menu of the famous Pecan Tree Grill Room offers classic Malay-inspired meals as well as local specialities which include the fresh Knysna Oysters.  Rutland Arms Pub is a lively place for socialising and enjoying refreshing beverages and sport is screened on the television.


  • Knysna Hollow Restaurant
  • Pecan Tree Grill Room
  • Rutland Arms Pub
  • Organic herb garden
  • Daily buffet breakfasts
  • Contemporary Cape cuisine
  • Malay inspired dishes
  • Local specialities such as Knysna Oysters.

Activities and Attractions

Guests who wish to relax are welcome to enjoy the hotel’s indigenous gardens with its abundant birdlife at one of the three outdoor swimming pools.  Knysna with its beautiful surrounding areas and forests offers a great variety of attractions and activities.  These ranges from exciting ferry trip across the lagoon to walking through the ancient woods, a thrilling round of golf at any of the nearby golf courses, treetop canopy tours, whale watching and much more.


  • Swimming (3 pools)
  • Petanque court with a Boulle set
  • Outdoor chess board (rose garden)
  • Watersports (nearby beaches)
  • Hiking and mountain biking
  • Ziplining
  • Golf (many nearby golf courses)
  • Ferry cruises on the Knysna lagoon.

Nearby attractions:

  • Knysna lagoon
  • Knysna Elephant Park
  • Birds of Eden
  • Monkeyland
  • Elephant Sanctuary
  • Cango Caves (near Oudtshoorn)
  • Cango Wildlife Ranch (near Oudtshoorn).

Special Price of GBP 160 per night 

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