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1 room, 2 adults

Blackwaters River Lodge

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
N2 Highway between Knysna and Sedgefield, opposite the Buffalo Bay turn-off, Knysna, Western Cape, 6570, South Africa

4-star guesthouse in Knysna with golf course, outdoor pool
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 357 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Fantastic service
Great location
Awesome vibe
Delicious food

Blackwaters River Lodge

from ZAR 2,142
  • Luxury Suite
  • Classic Suite

What’s around Blackwaters River Lodge


  • Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve - 3 min walk
  • Knysna Lagoon - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Garden Route National Park - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Buffalo Bay Beach - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • Knysna Elephant Park - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Knysna Quays - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km
  • Thesen Island - 8 mi / 12.9 km

Getting around

  • George (GRJ) - 47 min drive
  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 43 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking (limited)


  • Area shuttle *

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Golf course on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Playground on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Volleyball on site
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 4
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Earth and Fire - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.


On Site

  • Golf course on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Playground on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Volleyball on site

Blackwaters River Lodge’s small print

Also known as

  • Blackwaters River Lodge Knysna
  • Blackwaters River Lodge Guesthouse Knysna
  • Blackwaters River Lodge
  • Blackwaters River Knysna
  • Blackwaters River
  • Blackwaters River Lodge Knysna
  • Blackwaters River Lodge Guesthouse


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: ZAR 500 per night

Optional extras

Late check-in after 7 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 150.00

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 750.00 (subject to availability)

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 350.00 per night

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 550.00 per person

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9,0 From 12 reviews

Very good 8,0
Great hotel to base for sightseeing
Very good for a short break very enjoyable visit and friendly staff good restaurant and well priced
za2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Nice little lodge close enough to town
Very nice little lodge about 10 min drive from town. Very accommodating. My room did not have hot water and they were able to move me without hesitation.
Christopher, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
top place
staff and rooms fantastic. food out of this world. can not fault and well recommended
luiz, gb2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Lovely quiet little find
What a wonderful little find. Having been affected by the fires last year this hotel is slowly getting back on their feet. We got upgraded to beautiful suites and the little details that were left in our room made it special and memorable. The front of house staff and the kitchen/breakfast guys are absolutely wonderful and so friendly and it was so nice to hear their stories. A great asset to this establishment. There is currently a water problem in SA and this hotel is trying to be resourceful by using water from the lake that runs through their property, the only downside to this is the water coming through the taps is slightly brown which is a little off putting when washing. We would highly recommend this place based on the comfort and staff though!
Nesreen, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
The reviews on the hotel were not a lie, the service was amazing. Very friendly and welcoming The only issue was wifi in our room, but we were out most of the day other than that I don't think I will stay anywhere else, Blackwaters has my heart
gb3 night romance trip

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