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The Alexander

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Outdoor pool
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Overview of The Alexander

The Alexander

5.0 star property
Beach guesthouse in Knysna with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

9,8/10 Exceptional

16 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
30 Glenview Road, The Heads, Knysna, Western Cape, 6571

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About this area

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 37 min drive
  • Free area shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • East Head Cafe - 18 min walk
  • African Bean - 9 min drive
  • Royal Siam Thai - 9 min drive
  • Persello's Pizzeria - 9 min drive
  • Rib & Rump - 10 min drive

About this property

The Alexander

A great choice for a stay in Knysna, The Alexander features an airport shuttle. You can take a dip in the outdoor pool and indulge in facials or reflexology. Other highlights at this luxurious guest house include a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and breakfast.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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 15


  • Children (15 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free area shuttle within 8 km

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Private beach nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2007
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 18 holes of golf
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Fireplace
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including reflexology.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: ZAR 2500.0 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Alexander Guesthouse Knysna
Alexander Knysna
The Alexander Knysna
The Alexander Guesthouse
The Alexander Guesthouse Knysna

Frequently asked questions

Is there a pool at The Alexander?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Alexander?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Alexander?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Alexander?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Alexander?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Alexander and nearby?
The Alexander has an outdoor pool and a spa tub, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Alexander?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Z (3.4 mi), African Bean (4.7 mi), and Royal Siam Thai (4.7 mi).
Does The Alexander have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around The Alexander like?
The Alexander is a short 10-minute walk from Knysna Lagoon and 10 minutes' walk from Eastern Head View Point.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful property, a little hard to find but certainly worth the effort. Great accommodations and wonderful service.
Larry, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ocean cliff luxury
Wonderful ocean views with excellent hospitality and breakfast.Relaxing retreat.
Lynne, 5-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everyone was very friendly, breakfasts were lovely and fantastic well stocked honesty bar Downsides, plunge pool wasn’t heated and was a pain to get cover off, in the end we didn’t use which was a pity
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A piece of tranquil luxury
I only had one night at the Alexander but would love to have many more with my wife. It is a romantic get away in a beautiful part of the world. Friendly hosts, spectacular views
Stephen, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Two nights in Knysna.
The property is situated at the top of the mountain and has spectacular views of the ocean. Staff made us feel welcome on arrival and for the duration of our stay. Attention to detail was impressive, lots of individual touches in the bedroom and public areas. Breakfast is cooked to order. Food was fresh and of good quality. Breakfast is the only meal available so you need to drive down the very steep and narrow mountain road in to town to find a choice of bars and restaurants. Taxi service is limited and needs to be booked in advance.
Dawn, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommend hotel, amazing place and sevice
It was a great place to stay. The service is amazing and the hotel is breath taking. The view is also amazing. One of the best hotel we stayed in. We highly recommend this hotel.
Joseph, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review