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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed room 3 with the most incredible views all around. Even in gloomy weather it was perfect. Well equipped with electric blanket for the cold night, turn down Service, delicious crunchies, stunning shower and bath. All perfect. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for 4 nights recently. We both have absolutely nothing negative to say about this place! From the beautiful lagoon suite we stayed in to the amazing service. Everything was perfect. We will definitely be back in the future!

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Thank 316dominiquef
Melkbosstrand, South Africa
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We had a fantastic time at Elephant Hide. Very friendly staff. Will become a permanent stop over for us when we travelling up coast. Rooms are all individually decorated and blends in with the surroundings. Absolutely beautiful!

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Thank neleneb2016
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 13 July 2016

As a guest house owner, understanding quality and good service, my husband finds it difficult taking me for a "get away" !!! I can't speak more highly of Elephant Hide. They check all the boxes. We enjoyed the super clean unit, the little things that count for me: the teapot pot, coffee plunger, homemade crunchies, not to mention, the electrical...

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Thank Theresa R
East London, South Africa
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Stunning place.... Beautiful view. Amazing jacuzzi bath. Only recommendation was maybe beef up security a bit as felt bit vulnerable. Would love to go back in summer and try out the pool and deck area.

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North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Stayed two nights while driving the Garden Route. We had a great cabin with all mod cons including a jetted tub with private windows overlooking the lagoon. It had a private balcony and good indoor sitting area with tremendous view. Many thoughtful touches like a well stocked honour fridge and a JBL On-tour BlueTooth sound dock. TV was somewhat limited...

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Thank DaveBK
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This was the most unbelievable guest house. We were met with very pleasant staff and shown to the most amazing chalet. There is wifi, DSTV, swimming pool, jacuzzi bath and the most amazing views. I honestly recommend this to anyone. It is remarkable.

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Thank Cameron1974
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 5 July 2016

My husband and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary at Elephant Hide. Absolutely magnificent views, friendly and professional service, it was a dream stay. I have already recommended it to all my friends and family. Thank you for a perfect get- away!!!!

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Thank 462belindag
Strand, South Africa
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We had a lovely stay at Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge - friendly staff and a beautiful room with the most amazing view of the lagoon. You can choose to enjoy the beautiful view either from the comfort of the porch or from the bath!

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Thank Mart-Marie
Durbanville
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Thank you to everyone who made our stay memorable especially Fish & Elly. We appreciated turndown, electric blankets switched on when we returned from dinner. As always: superb with magnificient views.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge is situated on top of the Welbedacht Cliff Tops 3km from Knysna Town, the Lodge overlooks the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua mountains. The theme of the Lodge is one based on natural beauty with stone and wood architecture combining to give that comfortable earth feel. This Knysna Accommodation has four suites with magical views of the Knysna lagoon from every corner of the room. The fifth and sixth suite while still enjoying lagoon views are embedded in indigenous “fynbos” surroundings attracting numerous bird species and giving that “hidden away” feeling. Enjoy a relaxing spa-bath while gazing into infinity. All the suites have double showers with views and are private.The lodge is a family run business that prides itself on personal service and ensuring an unforgettable experience for all. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge

Address: Cherry Lane | Welbedacht, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: RM565 - RM1,081 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Ask for a lagoon facing room if available”
  • coffee and tea station, minibar and snacks
 of 5 bubbles nicky080686, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Front end rooms, are the best for viewing the lake /lagoon.”
  • Television with selective satellite options
  • Spa Bath (big enough for 2 ;-D ) with a view.
  • Double Basins and spacious vanity
  • Large Double Shower with a view
  • Spacious room with beautiful view over the lake / lagoon.
  • Well Stocked Bar Fridge & Snack Basket
  • View from private deck.
  • Beautiful Spacious Room and comfortable couch
 of 5 bubbles L3845DQtaniab, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the one with the large bathtub in the private alcove.”
 of 5 bubbles DaveBK, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The Lagoon suite had terrible Wifi connectivity.”
 of 5 bubbles Ape_Bird, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a lake view room”
 of 5 bubbles noeline9, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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