South African Hotels
30 Glen View Road,
Pilot's View,
The Heads,
South Africa
Hotel Type

The Alexander Reviews & Information

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The Alexander offers a five-star exclusive Guest House experience overlooking the beautiful Knysna Eastern Heads scenery, South Africa. Perfect for a place to stay after travelling along the Garden Route where you can overlook the Indian Ocean and watch the whales swim past. The Luxury three suites with bed & breakfast each have been individually designed using luxury furnishings, decorations and interesting art to provide you with a unique environment for both relaxation and recreation. The sparkling pool allows you to relax and enjoy the view. Or sit and sip G&T as you watch the sunset. 

For those who enjoy being pampered the onsite beauty and massage treatments are provided by Oxihealth who will ensure you feel totally relaxed, follow this by a cruise sailing around the lagoon. Tranquillity epitomised. 

The lagoons entrance is directly below The Alexander and offers wonderful scuba diving and angling facilities. White Mussel Crackers, Garrick, White Steenbras, Grunter and Kob are just some of the possible catches in the lagoon. 

The Alexander is within easy reach of the Knysna Waterfront, the town centre and shopping mall, three superb golf courses, Simola, Pezula and Knysna, several watersport options including lagoon cruises, sailing, SUP boarding, scuba diving experiences, all surrounded by a wonderful array of dining options in the selection of restaurants most of which have fantastic views. Taste the local oysters whilst enjoying the magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. Visit the Knysna seahorses in the SAN parks centre on Thesen Islands or go for a snorkelling adventure and see them dance along the ocean floor.  Many options for hiking and beautiful coastal walks and bird watching around the lagoon. Visits to the Knysna forests and tours to see the elephants can be arranged. 

The small town of Plettenberg Bay is just a thirty-minute drive away and is an ideal day out during a longer stay in Knysna and visit the Birds of Eden and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar Fridges in Room
  • Bedside table
  • Dining Room

  • Jacuzzi
  • Plunge pool
  • Sea Views
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
Business Services
  • Hotel Wi-Fi
General Services
  • Laundry services
  • Massage treatments
  • Room service
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Royal (Honeymoon) Suite

Become royalty, well at least feel as if you are, in the Royal Suite offering amazing ocean views and alongside ornate Chinese Screens. Relax into the raised bath and stare at the dancing flames of the graceful pebbled fire. Lap up the bubbles in the private decks' jacuzzi with a glass-in-hand to match as you watch the sun bow-down to the moon rising. Enjoy a movie on the rear projector, or dance the night away with your own integrated sound system.  The spacious open patio decking overlooks the Knysna Heads and the magnificent cliff face offering you the chance to watch the dolphins and whales frolic along the Indian Ocean laid out below you. Wake to the sound the sea as you enjoy coffee in bed from the Nespresso machine, step onto the warm floor of the underfloor heating,  refresh in the double steam shower and enjoy a breakfast fit for a king.  



Pilots View Penthouse

The Pilots View Penthouse provides spectacular views of  Knysna's Western Head cliff and the Indian Ocean.

Luxuriously decorated and furnished with fine art works, the Penthouse is warmed by a double aspect pebbled gas fireplace and underfloor heating, a comfortable sofa and large ensuite bathroom with a raised bath to laze in and double shower. A Nespresso machine allows for mornings in bed before you enjoy the wonderful breakfast and a mini-bar for you to sit back and enjoy sundowners in the evening. A private patio and deck with large plunge pool ideal for those warm evenings all adding to the luxury Penthouse experience.

Captain (Honeymoon) Suite

Stay in the Captains Suite and be in charge of your own private luxury deck, gaze out of the porthole window with stunning views of the Knysna Heads and the Indian Ocean. This split-level suite, designed to epitomise lavish living, furnished with two cosy sofas, a double aspect pebbled fireplace and artworks to match. The spacious bathroom with a raised bath ideal for lazing the evening in bubbles alongside a double shower unit. The suite offers a queen size leather sleeper couch within the lounge perfect for those needing an extra bed. 

Pearl Room

The Pearl Room offers a relaxing spacious suite adorned with silky fabrics in luxurious scarlet tones, opening up to wide patio doors with magnificent ocean views. Fine artworks and decorative finishes add to the lavish feel of the space. The double aspect ‘pebble’ fireplace and the large ensuite bathroom offers a raised bath and a double shower unit. The private plunge pool and decking are ideal for enjoying an evening glass of locally produced red wine as the sunsets.

Oyster Room

The Oyster Suite provides you with a spacious suite opening onto a private sundeck with sun loungers for you to lay back and enjoy the view upon, and a dining table and chairs ideal for having an alfresco meal as you watch the sunset. The room is furnished with silks and fine fabrics creating a calm atmosphere. The luxurious ensuite has a corner bath for you to unwind and enjoy the bubbles and separate shower.

Amber Room

Be surrounded by the warm calming tones in The Amber Suite with the bedroom decorated in rich textures, art and luxury fabrics. 

The warm sunset tones and rich textures will calm your soul. The luxurious bathroom with a bath a separate shower and twin wash- basins with amber glass.

Open up onto the private patio deck to be greeted by the tranquil sound of the sea; ideal for a cocktail as the sunsets on your deck or an afternoon chilling on the sun loungers. 

Cliff House

Cliff House is a  Self Catering Villa with four bedrooms catering for eight people. 

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -34.081144

Longitude: 23.065015


On the eastern side of the Knysna, turn off the N2 onto George Rex Drive signposted towards 'The Heads'.
Passing the turnings to Knysna Golf Club and Leisure Isle, turn left up 'Coney Glen Drive' towards the 'View Point'.
Follow the signboards to The Alexander and turn left along 'Glenview Road'.
After about 500m you will see The Alexander on the right.

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On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

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