Knysna Hollow Country Estate

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The Knysna Hollow Country Estate welcomes guests with friendly and warm hospitality, set in proximity to the Knysna Lagoon on South Africa's lush Garden Route,

The Knysna hotel is an ideal base from where to explore and visit the many attractions the Garden Route has to offer, the Knysna Hollow Hotel offers tastefully decorated rooms with patios leading into the beautiful gardens of this two-hectare country estate.

Knysna Hollow Country Estate is in the picturesque town of Knysna can be accessed by road on the N2 which runs between Cape Town (500 km) and Port Elizabeth (280 km). The city of George is 60 km away, and Plettenberg Bay is 35 km away.

The accommodation consists of 15 Garden Chalets, 64 Garden Rooms and 8 Superior Eco Estate Rooms each of which is well-appointed offering en-suite bathrooms. Six of the Garden Roms are inter-leading, converting to three family rooms.

Some of the rooms can accommodate an extra bed for a child sharing or a third adult. Some of the Family Chalets are equipped with fold-out sleeper couches and can also help with an extra bed. The Garden Chalets provide open-plan living and bedroom areas with their patios.

The Garden Rooms are decorated in a natural, fresh style offering comfort with all modern amenities. The Garden Chalets feature an open-plan living area which leads into the bedroom with their patio. During the colder months, the wood-burning fireplaces add warmth and atmosphere. The Garden Chalets feature tea and coffee facilities, ceiling fans, mini-bar fridges, flat-screen satellite televisions, telephones as well as heated towel rails and guest amenities.

Set away in a tranquil area of this country estate, the Superior Eco Estate rooms provide a nice view over the perennial dam. Decorated in a fresh Scandinavian-style, these spacious rooms combine natural wood finishes with convenient amenities.

Guests may enjoy the Petanque court with a Boulle set and the outdoor chess board which can be found in the rose garden. The three swimming pools are spread out on the estate and include a kiddies pool for children. The hotel has its organic herb garden which is well worth a visit.

Bicycle hire for sightseeing is available at the hotel which is a unique service offering. Dry cleaning, laundry as well as concierge services are on offer for in-house hotel guests. Bookings for restaurants, golf tee times and activities can also be made for guests.

The Knysna Hollow Restaurant is an a la carte restaurant which serves fresh, seasonal meals in a welcoming and warm setting. The menu of the famous Pecan Tree Grill Room offers classic Malay-inspired meals as well as local specialities which include the fresh Knysna Oysters. Rutland Arms Pub is a lively place for socialising and enjoying refreshing beverages and sport is screened on the television.

Guests who wish to relax are welcome to enjoy the hotel's indigenous gardens with its abundant birdlife at one of the three outdoor swimming pools. Knysna with its beautiful surrounding areas and forests offers a great variety of attractions and activities. These ranges from exciting ferry trip across the lagoon to walking through the ancient woods, a thrilling round of golf at any of the nearby golf courses, treetop canopy tours, whale watching and much more.

Room types:

  • Standard Room
  • Garden Chalet
  • Eco Estate Superior.

Standard Room features:

  • Double or twin beds
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Ceiling fans
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Satellite television
  • Hairdryers
  • Patios.


  • Two restaurants
  • Convivial Bar & Lounge Area
  • Curio shop
  • Three swimming pools in the garden
  • Full-size petanque court with a boulle set
  • Giant chessboard in the rose garden
  • Secure off-street parking


  • Poolside beverage service
  • Babysitting
  • Laundry
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Porter service
  • 24 Hour security
  • Bicycle hire for sightseeing
  • Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • Bicycle washing and storage
  • Excursion bookings
  • Concierge services.


  • Knysna Hollow Restaurant
  • Pecan Tree Grill Room
  • Rutland Arms Pub
  • Organic herb garden
  • Daily buffet breakfasts
  • Contemporary Cape cuisine
  • Malay inspired dishes
  • Local specialities such as Knysna Oysters.


  • Swimming (3 pools)
  • Petanque court with a Boulle set
  • Outdoor chessboard (rose garden)
  • Watersports (nearby beaches)
  • Hiking and mountain biking
  • Ziplining
  • Golf (many nearby golf courses)
  • Ferry cruises on the Knysna lagoon.

Nearby attractions:

  • Knysna lagoon
  • Knysna Elephant Park
  • Birds of Eden
  • Monkeyland
  • Elephant Sanctuary
  • Cango Caves (near Oudtshoorn)
  • Cango Wildlife Ranch (near Oudtshoorn).


  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bedside table
  • Ensuite private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Lounge
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • TV
  • WIFI
  • Writing desk

Facilities Available at Knysna Hollow Country Estate

  • Children's playground
  • Day-use facilities for early arrivals and late departures
  • Hotel Bar
  • Ice machine
  • Lounge
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Swimming Pool

More Information on Knysna Hollow Country Estate

FAQs about Knysna Hollow Country Estate
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at Knysna Hollow Country Estate are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where is Knysna Hollow Country Estate located?
The address of Knysna Hollow Country Estate is: 5 Welbedacht Lane, Garden Route, Knysna.