The St. James of Knysna is an exclusive, owner run, five star Country House Hotel uniquely situated directly on the shores of the famous Knysna Lagoon.The Saint James Hotel entrance

The luxuriously appointed Suites & Rooms offer spectacular views across this peaceful lagoon to the dramatic Knysna Heads or over the magnificent 3 acre gardens.

Whether you stay in the Manor or the Courtyard, all the rooms and suites feature en-suite bathrooms, mini bars, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite (DSTV), television, safes, direct-dial telephones, bath robes and hairdryers. Should you require adaptor units, all international adaptors can be requested from reception.

The magnificent gardens offer peaceful walks, large Koi pond, 2 swimming pools, croquet, and angling off the private jetty.


Set within lush gardens on a 2 hectare estate, accommodation consists of 3 Luxury Garden Suites, 12 Garden Chalets and 64 Garden Rooms. Tastefully decorated in a Knysna forest feel, accommodation includes TV, tea and coffee facilities, ceiling fans and private patios. Garden Chalets all have telephones and mini-bar fridges; whilst 7 units have fireplaces, as do the Garden Suites; which also boast handcrafted furniture, satellite TV, heated towel rails and Charlotte Rhys guest amenities.

Drinks can be enjoyed in the pub or on the deck of the old Manor House. The Knysna Hollow restaurant, overlooking the pool, has a warm relaxed atmosphere and offers delicious seasonal fare, whilst the Pecan Tree Grill Room offers contemporary design and cuisine. An extensive selection of South African wines complement meals.


Activities are endless... from ferry trips across the lagoon, to walking trails through the ancient forests, a game of golf, treetop canopy tours, township experiences, whale watching – or just relaxing at one of the three sparkling swimming pools set in lush indigenous gardens with abundant birdlife. Outdoor games at Knysna Hollow are a unique feature... with a full-size Pentanque court with a Boulle set, as well as a giant-size chess board set in the Rose Garden. Knysna Hollow’s conference centre is fully equipped with all modern amenities to ensure a successful meeting, product launch or company conference. Weddings of all sizes can readily be catered for with our picturesque gardens providing the perfect backdrop to your special day.


rex hotelOne of Knysna’s most elegant and sophisticated accommodation offerings, The Rex Hotel promises its guests superior service and exceptional comfort.

Located on the World Famous Garden Route, The Rex Hotel is one of the most exhilarating getaways in its class. Capturing the essence of four-star luxury, the impeccably appointed Rex Hotel offers travelers a gateway to world-class restaurants, blossoming forests and the shores of the serene lagoon.



Protea Hotel Knysna Quays

One of the best hotel locations in South Africa, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays enjoys a spectacular perspective of the popular coastal town of Knysna. The hotel is nestled in the heart of the Garden Route and offers you a unique GUEST experience with premium accommodation accentuated with scenic beauty and natural surrounds.

Renowned as the perfect holiday destination, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays is set on the Knysna Quays Waterfront with the lagoon at your doorstep. This stylish property is suited to both leisure and business travellers alike with sheer comfort assured.

Facing the warm Indian Ocean through the Knysna Heads, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays offers a tranquil stay in spacious rooms overlooking the magical Knysna lagoon and the historical train station.

The Protea Hotel Knysna Quays has a wide array of choice facilities including a breakfast restaurant, a heated outdoor swimming pool, free internet service, conference facilities and a wellness therapist for rejuvenating massages and aromatherapy treatments.

A unique dining experience is promised for every meal with four restaurants available on the Knysna Quays Waterfront where GUESTS can sign the meal charges to their room account and settle the charge upon departure.