Hide Away Guest House

4.0 star property
Adventure guesthouse with full-service spa, connected to a shopping center, near Knysna Waterfront

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Hide Away Guest House

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Outdoor dining
Premium bedding, down duvets, minibar, in-room safe
Bathroom shower

Overview of Hide Away Guest House

9,2 out of 10 Superb
9,2/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
2 Keerom Street, Knysna, Western Cape, 6570
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Beach towels
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Superior Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Lagoon View

  • 18 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Twin Beds

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Lagoon View

  • 15 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, No View

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Executive Room, Lagoon View

  • 22 sq m
  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 1 Twin Bed

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, No View

  • 16 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Paradise

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 33 min drive
  • George (GRJ) - 56 min drive


  • Seattle Coffee Company - 14 min walk
  • Snobs Coffee - 19 min walk
  • 34 South - 18 min walk
  • The Drydock Food Co - 18 min walk
  • Knysna Angling Club - 10 min walk

About this property

Hide Away Guest House

Adjacent to a golf course, Hide Away Guest House is a great choice for a stay in Knysna. Guests can go for a swim in the outdoor pool, then visit the spa to be pampered with massages. Other highlights at this upscale guest house include a fitness center, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace.


Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 7 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free secured onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited (max 8 spaces per unit)
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife drive nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach towels
  • Electric bike charging stations
  • Bike cleaning
  • Bike storage
  • Golf caddy on site
  • Golf cart on site
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 1940
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • An outdoor pool
  • Bicycle parking
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour pool access


  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Portable fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • 7 bathrooms
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the guesthouse's full-service spa, Simola Spa. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. The spa is open daily.

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from September 19 2023 to November 1 2023 (dates subject to change).


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24-hours
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Hide Away Guest House
Hide Away Guest House Knysna
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Hide Away Guest House Hotel Knysna
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Hide Away Guest House Knysna
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Frequently asked questions

Is Hide Away Guest House currently open?
This property is closed from September 19 2023 to November 1 2023 (dates subject to change).
Does Hide Away Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hide Away Guest House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hide Away Guest House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hide Away Guest House?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
Are pets allowed at Hide Away Guest House?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hide Away Guest House?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hide Away Guest House?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hide Away Guest House and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and fishing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives, game viewing, and ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Hide Away Guest House also has a fitness center and spa services, as well as a garden and access to a nearby health club.
What's the area around Hide Away Guest House like?
Hide Away Guest House is located on the Strip in Paradise, a short 14-minute walk from Knysna Lagoon and 17 minutes' walk from Knysna Waterfront.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Highly Recommend Knysna Stay (Karel & Mariska)
We had such a lovely stay at Hide Away Guest House Knysna. We felt such a warm welcome on our arrival there. Stunning room and oh that view of the lagoon is just breathtaking. And on top of all, delicious breakfast served every morning. We definitely recommend them to each and everyone x
2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 1-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Knysna Classic
Colleen and Cecil were always available, friendly and helpful with tips about restaurants and site-seeing. The house was built in 1940 and is opposite the Knysna lagoon, just next to the N2 Highway on the way into/out of town. The house was classily decorated but the room had air conditioning, electric blankets, espresso machine, outdoor sitting area on the veranda and views of the heads. Breakfast was nice with plunger coffee, cheeses, eggs, muesli, fruit and juice. A lovely couple interested in current events and filling us in on their part of the world.
2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everything was perfect, nothing to dislike, great host, excellent recommendations of places to visit and eat/drink. Very comfortable bed, stunning views from our balcony. Nice breakfasts and good conversation with the host Colleen, wouldn't hesitate to recommend
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

not recommend!
If I need to look for a place to stay I will choose another place. The picture are elusion. No value for your money The place are old. The room smells old There is no a private balcony as the picture. No privacy at all!!!The forget to worth the the most busy road N2 it’s in a front of the room and it’s very crowded from the cars. It’s difficult to sleep. No hot weather . It’s not worth the money.!!!
Tamar, 3-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Colleen and Cecil made us very welcome at the guest house.
2-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

I thought that the property was more secluded rather than being a short distance from the main road. The room was very pleasant as was our hostess. The area was very nice and easy walking distance from the tourist areas. As a general comment on the garden route I would not recommend it and am surprised that it is so highly reviewed. I was very disappointed.
LINDA, 5-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

January 19
2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very nice and safe location over-viewing the bay. Hosts are very friendly with a lot of good hints for nearby restaurants and possible activities. Thank you for the great time - Christoph
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review