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St James of Knysna

Luxury country house with 2 outdoor pools, near Knysna Lagoon

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
ZAR 1,620

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9,0.Superb.
  • This is our favourite place to stay in Knysna. Great staff, wonderful position, great…

    Feb 2, 2020

  • Service, staff and room were excellent but stay was ruined by no restaurant, no bar, no…

    Nov 20, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 15 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa services

What’s around

  • Knysna Lagoon - 1 min walk
  • Simola Golf Course - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Knysna Golf Club - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Leisure Isle - 6.3 mi / 10.2 km
  • Brenton Beach - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve - 8 mi / 12.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Suite - Lake Facing - 10
  • Junior Suite - Courtyard Facing - 8
  • Superior Suite - Lake Facing - Lady Anne
  • Standard Double Room - Garden Facing - 19
  • Standard Double Room - Garden Facing - 1
  • Deluxe Suite - Garden Facing - 2
  • Deluxe Suite - Garden Facing - 3
  • Junior Suite - Courtyard Facing - 9
  • Deluxe Suite - Lake Facing - 11
  • Superior Suite - Garden Facing - 15
  • Superior Suite - Lake Facing - 16
  • Superior Suite - Lake Facing - 17
  • Superior Suite - Lake Facing - 18
  • Deluxe Suite - Lake Facing - 12

Location

  • Knysna Lagoon - 1 min walk
  • Simola Golf Course - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Knysna Golf Club - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Knysna Lagoon - 1 min walk
  • Simola Golf Course - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Knysna Golf Club - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Leisure Isle - 6.3 mi / 10.2 km
  • Brenton Beach - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve - 8 mi / 12.8 km
  • Garden of Eden - 11.7 mi / 18.9 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 35 min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1991
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Handrails in stairways

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 43-inch TV
  • Netflix
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.

Dining

St James of Knysna - This bar specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Knysna St James
  • St James of Knysna Country House
  • St James of Knysna Country House Knysna
  • St James House Knysna
  • St James Knysna
  • The St James Knysna
  • The St. James Of Knysna Hotel Knysna
  • St James Knysna Country House
  • St James Country House
  • The St. James Of Knysna Hotel
  • St James of Knysna Knysna

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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

Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, St James of Knysna does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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 gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Rib & Rump (2 mi), Freshline Fisheries (2 mi), and 34 South (2.2 mi).
  • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, rowing, and fishing. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives, game viewing, and safari tours. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the country house's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. St James of Knysna also has a garden.
9,0.Superb.
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    This is a beautiful property. It is not inexpensive however the facility certainly merits the cost. It has a view of the waterfront and the rooms are spacious and extremely well maintained. The restaurant in the hotel has good breakfast and lunch options. Recommend having dinner at one of the many places on the waterfront. Solid 4 star property.

    4 night family trip, Mar 1, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Old world elegance

    Great place. Very happy. Once the luxury home of the first Miss South Africa

    DOUGLAS, 4 night romance trip, Feb 1, 2019

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  • 4,0.Fair

    Very disappointing

    Below average. - right in the high way so lots of noise from traffic - slow service - old non maintained/renovated rooms - WiFi not working - more like a 3 star establishment + nice breakfast outside area Overall very disappointing

    Daniel, 2 night romance trip, Jan 3, 2019

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Nice set up, big suite, older hotel, away from Restaurants

    Dirk, 1 night trip, Oct 4, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    St James of Knysna is elegant, well-maintained and in a nice area with quite a few things to do. The staff is very friendly and professional. The rooms are beautiful, spacious and in great condition! We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and would highly recommend it!

    Felicity, 1 night trip, Aug 13, 2018

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Great location, but........

    We liked the location of the hotel, at the beginning of Kysna and set on the shoreline of the bay. There is some construction work going on in the hotel currently, and they decided to close the restaurant, probably due to winter and not many guests, but even so, they should have put that on the website.. There was a 3 option sandwich menu available in the evening, rather sad really. Also, the other issue we had was the smell of cooking throughout the hotel at 5pm, which was the staff cooking their food as we were told, so the ventilation must not have been working in the kitchen to have caused this kind of overall spread of cooking smells. We had a suite on the first floor and could smell the food in the hall of the suite, we burnt incense and sprayed deodorant to help rid the smell. Overall the hotel was lovely but these few things didn't sit well with us.

    Moira, 1 night romance trip, Aug 5, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    lovely hotel. Super food

    Wonderful spot on the water, or use the pools, comfortable clean rooms, fantastic food. Great fireplaces if the weather is cold, terrific staff.. sorry we could only stay one night

    Kathy, 1 night trip, Jun 19, 2018

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Extraordinaria

    Otima acomodação, conforto total. Proximo aos principais pontos da cidade e uma linda vista para o lago.

    1 night family trip, Sep 21, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great place

    Absolutely awesome!

    Iris, 1 night romance trip, Mar 13, 2019

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Einfach nur großartig

    Ohne viele Umschweife: Die Lage des Hauses ist mit Blick auf die herrliche Lagune von Knysna einfach atemberaubend. Die Lage am Stadtrand von Knysna, keine 5 Autominuten vom Zentrum entfernt, ist absolut ruhig. Das Haus ist stilvoll und fein eingerichtet. Das Personal ist mehr als höflich und hilfsbereit. Die Zimmer sind geradezu luxuriös eingerichtet. Das Frühstück und der Service sind excellent. Ein gepflegter parkähnlicher Garten. Mehrere Pools. Leider hatten wir nur eine Nacht gebucht. Das war ein Fehler. Das nächste Mal werden es mehrere Nächte sein.

    Lothar, 1 night romance trip, Sep 4, 2018

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