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Elephant Hide Guest Lodge, Knysna

Find a lodge that is unique in its setting and facilities – Elephant Hide Guest Lodge promises you some of the plushest holiday accommodation in Knysna. Find it on the famous Garden Route on South Africa’s lush Eastern Cape coastline. Experience awe-inspiring views from the Welbedacht Cliff Tops, towards the Lagoon and mountains. Use this luxurious hotel as your base from which to explore the Outeniqua Mountains, indigenous forests and the Knysna Lagoon.

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  • One of the most popular leisure destinations on South Africa’s picturesque Garden Route Destination
  • Family owned Knysna accommodation with lagoon views
  • In-house wedding facilitator – and honeymoons
Elephant Hide Guest House Overview

Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge is perched on the Welbedacht Cliff Tops, 3km outside of the Knysna town centre along the world-renowned Garden Route. The lodge enjoys stunning vistas of the Knysna Lagoon, Outeniqua Mountains and indigenous forests. Stone and wood architecture blend seamlessly with the surrounding natural settings for an earthy feel.
Family owned and run, Elephant Hide Guest Lodge exudes a homey atmosphere. 7 Free standing luxury suites are festooned in elegant furnishings and parquet floors. Some of the suites boast spectacular panoramas with some tactfully hidden away among fynbos vegetation.
Contemporary amenities are featured in each suite for a more blissful stay. Spa baths, Wi-Fi, under floor heating, iPod docking stations and the luxurious comfort of duck down pillows and 100% percale linen are a mere taste of what to expect at this South Africa accommodation. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the staff, very attentive and accommodating.
Guesthouse facilities include a lounge and dining area complete with a cozy fireplace. A perfect place to enjoy a sundowner drink or cocktail or two while you await to take your taste buds on a culinary adventure with delectable cuisines. A proud feature of the superb Knysna accommodation is the infinity pool with glorious views.
The Elephant Hide in Knysna offers both winter and summer honeymoon packages. The intimate rooms exude an aura of romance and that coupled with spa baths and private decks lend themselves to honeymoon memories that will stay forever etched in the mind.
The magnificent views are a sight for sore eyes, making the guesthouse an idyllic fairytale wedding venue. A place where your vision of an unforgettable wedding is transformed into a reality. All you need do is say the word and leave the rest to the resident wedding co-ordinator.
Professional massages are offered at Elephant Hide. There are a myriad activities in and around the Garden Route. Discover the secrets of Knysna, from art galleries, restaurants, shops and pubs. A drive through the indigenous forests is a rewarding experience. For those in search of Big 5 encounters, there are several game reserves along the Garden Route. Whale, seal and dolphin watching can be experienced here.

  • Lounge, dining room, free Wi-Fi
  • 7 luxury suites – spa baths, private decks, under floor heating, iPod docking stations, top quality duck down pillows and 100% percale linen
  • Rim flow pool

From $86



  • Proximity to the Outeniqua Mountains, indigenous forests and the Knysna Lagoon
  • Rim flow swimming pool overlooking a stunning natural environment
  • Natural theme based on wood and stone for an earthy aura
  • Personal service for a memorable stay


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