Knysna Hollow

Knysna Hollow

Knysna Hollow is beautifully located guest lodge hotel set on a secluded old country estate near Knysna’s famous lagoon on the South African Garden Route. Set amongst timeless oaks and pecan trees, the gracious old Manor House forms the focal point of the lodge.

Design Holidays are proud to recommend our clients to stay at one of the Garden Route’s best guest lodges with the best rates – Knysna Hollow!



Knysna Hollow The Estate

Knysna Hollow is beautifully set on a secluded old country estate near Knysna’s famous lagoon. Set amongst timeless oaks and pecan trees, the gracious old manor house forms the focal point of the lodge. Built in a bygone era, it is finished with pressed ceilings, yellowwood floors and indigenous furniture.

The Knysna Hollow Restaurant is situated in the Manor House and serves fine food in relaxed and warm surroundings. The scintillating, yet refined menu reflects flavours and influences from around the globe, with a selection of dishes sure to stimulate the senses. Choose between ocean-fresh seafood such as Cape Crayfish and linefish, South African specialties such as Karoo Lamb and Venison dishes or decadent desserts.

Enjoy pre-dinner drinks next to a roaring fire in wintertime or in the yellowwood-panelled pub, “The Rutland Arms”. Your Hosts, Clive and Mark, provide Cape hospitality at it’s personal best and will assist in your selection of a fine wine.


Accommodation on the Knysna Hollow Estate consists of 15 luxury garden chalets and 49 garden rooms. Amenities in all chalets and rooms include television, tea and coffee-making facilities and private patios.

Each room and chalet has been tastefully decorated with a Knysna forest feel. The luxury chalets include telephones, ceiling fans, and a fireplace for all those romantic winter evenings.

Knysna Hollow Restaurant

Fresh ingredients, rich flavour and genuine hospitality make for an unforgettable dining experience in a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. Knysna Hollow takes pride in offering an extensive wine list that features some excellent Cape wines as well as a broad selection of after dinner drinks including ports, liqueurs and brandies.

Visit the nearby picturesque historical town, with it’s antique shops, African and local arts and crafts and coffee shops. Featherbed Nature Reserve is only a short ferry trip across the lagoon, and a walking trail through here is a must. Ride on the famous steam train along the coast through breathtaking scenery. Enjoy a game of golf at one of the many picturesque courses.


Knysna Hollow is the perfect base from which to explore Knysna, the Garden Route and the surrounding forests. Knysna is well known for its rich green forests and endless lakes. For the nature lover, Knysna is home to a myriad of fauna and flora, the elusive loerie and the fabled Knysna Elephants.

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