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The Knysna Belle

Upscale B&B by sea in Knysna

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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75 Bayswater Drive, Knysna, 6570, Western Cape, South Africa
  • The Knysna Belle exceeded all our expectations. The room was exceptional; clean,…

    Apr 25, 2021

  • Outstanding accommodation, yummy food and first class staff and service. The experience…

    Nov 10, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
    • Free WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Pool
    • Bathtub

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 7 guestrooms
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Near the beach
    • Outdoor pool access
    • Free use of bicycles
    • Terrace

    What’s around

    • Garden Route National Park - 1 min walk
    • Knysna Lagoon - 1 min walk
    • Leisure Isle - 1 min walk
    • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1 min walk
    • Bollard Bay - 1 min walk
    • Knysna Golf Club - 37 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Sea Facing
    • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Lagoon View, Sea Facing
    • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Poolside
    • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms, Corner
    • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Patio, Ground Floor

    What’s around


    • Garden Route National Park - 1 min walk
    • Knysna Lagoon - 1 min walk
    • Leisure Isle - 1 min walk
    • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1 min walk
    • Bollard Bay - 1 min walk
    • Knysna Golf Club - 37 min walk
    • Eastern Head View Point - 43 min walk
    • Knysna Quays - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    • Pledge Nature Reserve - 4.3 mi / 7 km
    • Thesen Island - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km
    • Simola Golf Course - 8.1 mi / 13 km

    Getting around

    • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 36 min drive
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    75 Bayswater Drive, Knysna, 6570, Western Cape, South Africa

    At a glance


    • 7 rooms
    • Arranged over 2 floors


    • Check-in time 2 PM-6:00 PM
    • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

    Special check-in instructions

    The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18


    • Children (6 years old and younger) not allowed
    • No cribs (infant beds)


    • No pets or service animals allowed


    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms


    • Free onsite self parking
    • Onsite parking includes off-street options
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    At the property

    Food and drink

    • Free full breakfast daily
    • Free reception
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Things to do

    • Outdoor seasonal pool
    • Pool sun loungers
    • Free bicycles on site
    • Mountain biking on site
    • Pool umbrellas


    • Front desk (limited hours)
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage


    • Number of buildings/towers - 1
    • Designated smoking areas
    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace in lobby
    • Television in common areas

    Languages Spoken

    • Afrikaans
    • English

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Bathrobes
    • Slippers

    Sleep well

    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Premium bedding

    Things to enjoy

    • Balcony or patio
    • Individually decorated

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • 28-inch flat-screen TV
    • Premium TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Free WiFi

    Food and drink

    • Free bottled water


    • Daily housekeeping
    • In-room safe
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Access via exterior corridors

    Fees & policies

    Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

    • Pool open 24-hours
    • The seasonal pool is open from September to May

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


    The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

    Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

    This property does not have elevators.

    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards and cash.

    Also known as

    • Knysna Belle Guest House Hotel
    • The Knysna Belle Bed & breakfast Knysna
    • Belle Guest House Hotel
    • Knysna Belle Guest House
    • Belle Guest House
    • Knysna Belle Hotel
    • Knysna Belle
    • Knysna Belle B&B
    • The Knysna Belle Knysna
    • The Knysna Belle Bed & breakfast

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


    • Yes, The Knysna Belle does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
    • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
    • You can check in from 2 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
    • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Olive Tree (4 mi), African Bean (4 mi), and Royal Siam Thai (4 mi).
    • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as mountain biking. Enjoy amenities like a seasonal outdoor pool, a garden, and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
    • 10.0.Exceptional

      The Kynsna Belle was just lovely. Very comfortable, nice bed & linens, lovely house, bright & airy. Very quiet & peaceful. Breakfast was terrific! Michelle was super helpful and efficient. We loved walking around the island, borrowing their bikes for riding around the whole area. What a gorgeous location!

      Mary, 2 night romance trip, Oct 29, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Fantastic place to stay. Perfect in every way.

      We loved staying at the Knysna Belle on Leisure Isle - what a spectacular setting. Everything was fantastic about the stay: the location, the service, the quality of the rooms. A perfect place for a night en route. We also had a fantastic meal at the Olive Tree restaurant. The sunset was spectacular and it is ideal for walking, and for a morning run.

      Grant, 1 night romance trip, Jul 4, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      We could not fault this property. From the warm welcome we received from Gabby, with tea and coffee offered on arrival. The room was very clean and spacious and nicely decorated. There was a safe and a tea & coffee tray with a jar of biscuits which was replenished daily. The WiFi was very good and although there was load shedding the guesthouse was not affected as it had a generator. There is an honesty bar with so much choice and an ice machine. Guests also can use the lounge which again is nicely furnished and has a veranda overlooking the Knysna Lagoon. The views are stunning. Breakfast was lovely and freshly cooked. There was also fresh fruit, tea,coffee and cereals. Freshly baked muffins and croissants were also available. Michelle was there at breakfast and again nothing was too much trouble, she was very welcoming and friendly and offered to book us a place to the nature reserve. The outside areas were also spotless with plenty of sun beds around the pool. There were beach towels provided and they also offer guests free use of the canoes, kayaks and bikes which are in the garage. The staff are a credit to the Knysna Belle so thank you Michelle, Gabby & Gillianne for your wonderful hospitality and for looking after us so well. We will be back next time we visit South Africa. You will not be disappointed if you stay here

      Sarah, 3 night romance trip, Mar 19, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. They could not have done more to make our stay better

      Graeme, 3 night romance trip, Mar 12, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Wunderschöne Unterkunft mit sehr netten Gastgebern. Liebevoll eingerichtet und gepflegt. Jeden Morgen gibt es ein abwechslungsreiches Frühstück. Ich komme wieder!

      Angelika, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 7, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Geweldige plek. Als extra mogen de gasten fietsen en kano's gebruiken. Leuk en handig in deze omgeving.

      1 night family trip, Aug 8, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Julie, 4 night romance trip, Feb 9, 2020

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