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About Knysna Herons Guest House

Our motto is to please. “It's not how many visit us, it's how many return.” A warm welcome awaits you at Knysna Herons Guest House. Come and enjoy some of the best hospitality, at affordable prices that Knysna has to offer, while enjoying some of South Africa's best Garden Route scenery and all its surroundings. Relax in the tranquil setting by the pool, surrounded by a tropical garden with palm trees. We welcome you with open arms where every guest will leave as a friend. Apart from our friendly atmosphere and personalized service, we offer free shared DSTV and Wi-Fi connectivity, pool, airport transfers, electronic safes, wall panel heaters or air-conditioners in some rooms, hairdryers, fans, as well as tea and coffee-making facilities in every room. Enjoy the sparkling pool and open braai to unwind. We will take care of any of your bookings if required. We offer Bed & Breakfast and Room Only Rates for all our rooms excluding our Self-Catering (room only) units enquire with regards to these rates. All rooms are en-suite, with a private patio or balcony leading into the surrounding garden full of birds. We have five Bed & Breakfast rooms also 1 x family self-catering (room only) units sleeps 3 Adults also 1 x family self-catering unit sleeps 4 (room only) . There is also secure, off-street parking on the property. Meals:Traditional Full English breakfast - (2 x Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Mushrooms, Tomato) Eggs to orderHealthy Side Breakfast (Served Daily)Fruit Juice, Coffee/Tea, Freshly cut Fruit Salad, Yoghurt, 5 Cereals (1 x Hot), Breads (white or brown), Condiments Knysna Herons Guest House is situated on the exquisite Garden Route within the Western Cape’s natural beauty, off the Knysna Lagoon. It is within secure and peaceful settings, central to a variety of amenities and activities in the immediate area, which include the famous golf courses such as Sparrebosch Golf Course, beach activities, hiking, canoeing, lagoon cruises, paintball, fishing, bungee jumping, and water skiing to name a few. We cater to a variety of travellers from business to leisure.Check In Between 14:00 - 18:00 only on day of arrival. (we close at 18h00pm daily)

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 6 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 19
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 12 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

Important Information

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Reviews for Knysna Herons Guest House

12 guest reviews Reviews of

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Floyd Nkgogo, South Africa
03 October 2017

I really enjoyed my stay, thanks!

ANNE KOHLER, South Africa
24 January 2016

I was only able to spend one night at the Knysna Herons Guest House which was a pity as it is such a lovely friendly guest house.My room was exceptionally comfortable and the breakfast was well cooked and presented.I have no hesitation in giving this establishment 5 stars.....well done

Sofie Hyllen, South Africa
13 January 2013

A very nice guest house with lovely hospitality and managers! Very accommodating and friendly and a good location if you have a car.

Jack Darnell, United States of America
10 October 2012

Very pleasant environment and nice accommodation. Good location for exploring the area by car. Some neighborhood dogs barking at night.

Stanley Shanapinda, Namibia
09 January 2012

Excellent few days in a tranquil environment - even over the busy December break. Professional and friendly team.

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Knysna Herons Guest House Map

Knysna Herons Guest House is 0.5km from the centre of Old Place , the nearest airport 76.7km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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