Parkes Manor

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The Parkes Manor is a luxurious four-star guesthouse situated in the famous holiday town of Knysna along South Africa's scenic Garden Route.& This welcoming boutique hotel is decorated with country charm, and guests are accommodated in individually decorated spacious rooms, enjoying views of the lagoon or garden views and will enjoy the delicious home cooked meals and central location of the establishment.

The picturesque town of Knysna is a frequent recipient of the most favoured destination award in South African tourism. Set alongside a beautiful coastal estuary that enters the ocean through a narrow, rocky channel known as the Knysna Heads, the town positively begs to be explored.

Knysna accommodation at this hotel is provided in nine individually decorated suites, three of which enjoy lovely views of the lagoon, while the others have garden views. All rooms open onto common patio areas.

Room features:

  • En-suite bathroom
  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Satellite TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Telephone
  • Writing desk
  • Safe
  • Underfloor heating.


  • Restaurant and bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Patio
  • Lovely garden
  • WiFi
  • Parking.


  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Inclusive breakfast.

Nearby Activities and Attractions

There are also full activities in which to participate during a stay at the breathtaking Garden Route in South Africa, many of which are nature-based, taking advantage of the spectacular scenery and natural resources of the area. One may choose to visit either of the two elephant sanctuaries, the worlds’ largest free-flight aviary, various animal rehabilitation centres or head out into the ocean to view the abundant marine life which includes a sizable seal colony, resident dolphins and annual visits from Southern Right and Humpback Whales.

Garden Route attractions:

  • Birds of Eden Bird Sanctuary
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • Gondwana Private Game Reserve
  • Knysna Waterfront
  • Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
  • Garden Route Botanical Garden
  • Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Center.

Various sporting codes are also catered to whether it be extreme sports such as bungee-jumping, sky-diving, adventure sports or cycling, or, at a more relaxed pace, the town has several world-class golf courses; including Pezula and Simola, rated by many as among the most scenic in the country. There are also numerous opportunities for anglers, whether opting for the excitement of the deep-sea or fly-fishing in the estuary and rivers.

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