Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge offers luxury Knysna accommodation and is found on the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa…the hide to seek.

Situated on top of the Welbedacht Cliff Tops, this exclusive Knysna accommodation is only 3 km from Knysna town centre.  The Lodge overlooks the Knysna Lagoon, the Outeniqua Mountains and indigenous forests.  The theme of the Guest Lodge is based on natural beauty, with stone and wood architecture combined to give that comfortable earth feel.

The lounge and dining room, with cosy fire place, is superbly decorated and is the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a relaxed glass of wine after a long, happy day visiting the sites of the Garden Route.

The rim flow pool has a spectacular view and makes the Elephant Hide Lodge one of the most popular Garden Route holiday accommodation destinations in South Africa.

The stunning views make for the perfect wedding venue.  Elephant Hide boasts an in-house wedding co-ordinator who will gladly assist with all your planning –  from the perfect wedding ceremony to an unforgettable reception.

The Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge offers both summer and winter Honeymoon packages.  The intimate rooms each with spa bath and private decks lend themselves to honeymoon memories that will last forever.

Each of the seven beautifully furnished, private, luxury suites have an African feel.  They are well appointed with beautiful views or are privately tucked away among the fynbos.  Each suite offers all the modern creature comforts to ensure barefoot luxury – wireless internet, under floor heating, iPod docking stations and the luxurious comfort of duck down pillows and 100% percale linen.

This Knysna Guest House is family owned and managed and prides itself on personal service ensuring an unforgettable experience for all…

Family Suite

The Family Suite consists of two inter-leading bedrooms. One bedroom with king sized bed and the second with two single beds. There is a small dressing area off the main bedroom.  The shared bathroom has a spa bath, double vanity and large shower.

A large, private deck to allows you to enjoy the beautiful Knysna lagoon, mountain and forest views while the children swim in the rim flow pool or spot the numerous bird species in the area.  This is the ideal spot to watch the sun gently dip behind the Outeniqua Mountains.

Executive Suite

The Executive Suite has a private deck which overlooks the Knysna lagoon and is surrounded by trees for a secluded feeling.  Sun loungers lend themselves to a decadent afternoon in the  sun with a good book.  And a day of hard sight seeing must be rounded off with a well deserved sundowner as the sun dips behind the Outeniqua mountains.  A wall of glass doors allow you to enjoy the breath taking surroundings while relaxing in the raised spa bath or sipping coffee in bed.

This suite is slightly larger than the other and has a comfortable lounge area which is superbly furnished with African warmth and earthy colours.

Fynbos Suite

This beautiful cabin has wooden floors and earthy colours, tones and textures. It is surrounded by Fynbos which attracts many different types of bird and butterfly species. Guests staying in this suite can enjoy the hidden away feeling of being surrounded by beautiful plant life. The perfect spot for nature lovers!

This cabin is designed for comfort and luxury. The bathroom has a double shower, a spa bath and double vanities. The dressing area means that bags and baggage are tucked away and you can enjoy uncluttered peace and tranquility.  The king sized bed has 100% percale bedding and duck down pillows. The flat-screen TV with select DSTV channels, iPod/iPhone docking station, climate control and mini bar allow for a little added luxury.

Lagoon Suites

The Lagoon Suites are the perfect for a honeymoon or a romantic weekend. Designed for privacy with quite possibly the best view in Knysna!  The four Lagoon Suites have magical views over the Knysna lagoon from private decks.   Each suite has a spa bath with stunning views. The perfect place to watch the sunset while sipping sparkling wine, submerged in bubbles.

The Elephant Hide Lodge will ensure a romantic honeymoon or couples’ retreat by arranging whatever your heart desires. This could include sunset cruises, picnics in the Knysna forest, romantic dinners and couples massages. We offer Honeymoon Packages too! Click here for more information on our honeymoon specials.

 In keeping with our theme of Barefoot Luxury, the Lagoon Suites have a King Size beds positioned to enjoy the view.  The suites also have a flat screen TV with select DSTV channels, iPod/iPhone docking stations, climate control, a sunny private deck area, 100 % percale bedding, dressing room, en-suite bathrooms with double showers and double vanities, tea/coffee making facilities and an honesty bar.

Private cabins with spectacular Lagoon Views make the Lagoon Suites at Elephant Hide Lodge the ideal setting for a romantic honeymoon.