10 best spots in Knysna from Trip Advisor reviews ...
From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel the warmth of the welcome at Candlewood. Perched high above the Knysna Lagoon with stunning views of the famous Knysna Heads, our award-winning, eco-friendly guesthouse offers an unsurpassed level of hospitality.
Our seven beautifully appointed guest rooms have been designed with your comfort and convenience in mind. In fact, everything you could wish for in a ‘home from home’ at the heart of South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route.
Welcome to our world.
Ines & Andreas.
Your cheerful, enthusiastic hosts are passionate about service and hospitality. Every guest receives a genuinely warm welcome and is invited to share the delights of imaginative, freshly prepared breakfasts from locally-sourced produce, delightful home-bakes – and lifetime membership of our unique ‘Gin Club’! Always ready to provide help and advice on local attractions, places to eat and exciting activities, they’ll make sure that your stay at Candlewood is truly memorable.
Candlewood is light and airy with modern décor complemented by interesting artworks from Africa and around the world. It enjoys panoramic views over the Knysna Lagoon and The Heads to the Indian Ocean beyond. Our lush, well-kept garden features a sunny patio, large sparkling pool and spa. What better way to relax at the end of a busy day’s sightseeing than to sip a glass of excellent South African wine while gazing across the water?
Our many journeys have taken us around the whole world and throughout the entire African continent. We have fond memories of each place with their unique landmarks and impressive natural wonders. We have got to know people from all over the world who have impressed us with their hospitality. Now it’s time for us to return some of this hospitality in a special place. Just as the Knysna Heads protect the lagoon from the ocean waves we, too, are dedicated to offering travellers a place of calm and serenity.
It's difficult to find words that haven't already been said about Candlewood Lodge. We stayed for 5 nights from December 01, and we can't find even the slightest niggle. It was just fantastic. We had a marvellous room (Sea) overlooking the lagoon. The views were just stunning, and the sunsets equally amazing. We really are struggling to praise this place enough. If there was 6 star gradeings then Candlewood Lodge would certainly qualify. Ines and Andy were perfect hosts and their attention to detail was quiet outstanding. Breakfast, was just lovely. Whatever your taste buds were, it was provided for. Ines little starters each morning were something to look forward to. The 'girls' who served us at breakfast and serviced the room were equally just lovely. Give it a go. You'll just love it.
Candlewood Lodge is a superb guest house in Knysna. Ines and Andreas, the hosts, have thought of absolutely everything to ensure your stay with them is fantastic. The location is about a 25 minute walk down to the waterfront, or a very short drive, and has great views over Knysna and Thessen Island. The whole guesthouse was refurbished and redesigned about a year ago, and the hosts have done a great job. The breakfast is as good as 5* boutique hotel you will find. The hosts organised a top chef to come in on Christmas day and cook for the guests, which was great. All in all, one of the highlights of our trip. Although there are hundreds of guesthouses in Knysna to choose from, and we have only stayed in Candlewood Lodge, I would be very surprised if any of the others have the same attention to detail and drive to be the number one choice, as this one.
Serendipitously we actually cancelled a booking at another guest house to come to Candlewood although I had my reservations about "pictures being deceiving". We were bowled over at the minute attention to details, from ensuring we had access to restaurants that only the locals would know about, to a formal induction with some home made ice tea (yum) to bedtime stories on our door at night... I can understand why people stay as long as 3 weeks. I would be able to stay a month...this is your home away from home... tasteful, beautiful surrounds and hospitality that surpassed out every expectation.
‘Arrive as strangers, Leave as friends’ .Thank you so much for your hospitality during my first trip to Knysna! We had a lovely time. Accommodation very close to the center of Knysna. Great value for money.