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1 room, 2 adults

St James of Knysna

5-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
The Point, Eastford, Knysna, Western Cape, 6570, South Africa

Luxury country house with 2 outdoor pools, near Knysna Lagoon
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • This is our favourite place to stay in Knysna. Great staff, wonderful position, great…Jun 3, 2020
  • Service, staff and room were excellent but stay was ruined by no restaurant, no bar, no…Dec 1, 2019

St James of Knysna

from ZAR 1,785
  • 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

What’s around St James of Knysna


  • Knysna Lagoon - 1 min walk
  • Knysna Elephant Park - 31 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 34 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
  • Garden of Eden - 11.7 mi / 18.9 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 35 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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
  • Motor boating on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Bicycle rentals 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
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1991
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
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
  • Turndown service
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
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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


On Site

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


  • Bicycle rentals 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

FAQs for St James of Knysna

  • Does St James of Knysna offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • Is St James of Knysna currently open?
    This property is closed from March 26 2020 to August 31 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered at St James of Knysna?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at St James of Knysna?
    Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Are pets allowed at St James of Knysna?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at St James of Knysna?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • What is there to do near St James of Knysna?
    Recommended spots to visit include Knysna Lagoon (1-min walk) and Knysna Elephant Park (1.6 mi), along with Knysna Quays (1.8 mi) and Simola Golf Course (3.9 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,4 From 32 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Old world elegance
Great place. Very happy. Once the luxury home of the first Miss South Africa
DOUGLAS, gb4 night romance trip
Fair 4,0
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, us2 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
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, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great facilities and beautiful lagoon edge locatio
Beautiful location at the waters edge with fantastic views . Management team and reception staff exceptionally friendly and welcoming . Breakfast really nice particularly when weather was good enough to dine on the outside patio . Rooms are very spacious and well appointed . There is however need to consider refurbishing the bathroom which is now looking somewhat dated . Would definitely stay here again and especially at the price we paid
Alwyn, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Wish we’d stayed longer.
Very pleasing stay with high service levels. Lovely al fresco breakfast.
Michael, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Our favourite hotel in South Africa
We returned to this hotel as we loved it so much on our last visit. Amazing comfort and lovely staff.
Susan, gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Relaxation at its best
We stayed in suite number5 and loved watching the birds from our bed in the morning. Absolutely stunning location. The food was lovely especially dinner. Very sad to leave such a relaxing place. Would hope to go back very soon.
Peter, gbRomance trip

St James of Knysna

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