General

Situated on the water’s edge of the Knysna Lagoon, the multi-award-winning Knysna River Club is a private enclave of charming, luxury self-catering log chalets in the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route coast.

Surrounded by shady trees and well-tended gardens, the resort offers security, privacy and comfort for guests looking to unwind, and is the ideal venue from which to explore the quaint lagoon-side town of Knysna.

Conveniently located in close proximity to the sights and attractions of the area, the resort is just 1,5 kms from the Knysna Waterfront with its many restaurants, cafés and specialist shops, and Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre with its colourful boutiques, eateries and arts and crafts galleries.

Walk or cycle to Thesen Islands on the bricked promenade alongside the lagoon, or take an easy 5 km jog to the famous Knysna Heads. Set aside a day to explore the vast lagoon with its many secluded beaches or throw a line from the jetty in front of the resort.

Wake to the sound of birdsong and take your morning coffee onto the deck. Go for an early swim in the lagoon or the resort’s inviting pool before starting your day with a delicious breakfast at Boogies, our on-site restaurant.

Whether you want an active holiday or the chance to relax in the tranquil surrounds, we offer you a convenient location close to all amenities, the warm hospitality of our friendly staff, the comfort of our well-appointed chalets and the opportunity to experience an unforgettable holiday.

Whether you choose a Garden Chalet or Lagoon facing chalet, you will find all our chalets airy, spacious and comfortably appointed. Characterised by warm wooden interiors, high ceilings and large windows to maximise the views, each has an open plan living area with a kitchen, dining counter with bar stools, and lounge. Kitchens are fully equipped for a self-catering holiday and the lounge has a sleeper couch, two armchairs and a television with DStv (six channels).

The living area leads out onto a shady deck with tables and chairs for alfresco dining, and a charcoal Weber® kettle grill for barbeques.

Choose from a one-bedroom chalet, two-bedroom chalet, or one and two-bedroom interleading chalet, each of which can accommodate two extra guests on a double sleeper couch in the lounge. Guests may request king-sized or single beds in the bedrooms.

Chalets are serviced daily so that guests can enjoy their holidays to the full. All linen is provided, except for swimming towels

Garden Chalets

Set amongst bougainvillaea, forest ferns and shady trees including pin oaks, wild fig, plane and pepper trees, the garden chalets offer privacy and tranquillity and are close to Boogies restaurant, the swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and games room.

Lagoon Chalets

Just metres from the water’s edge, the Lagoon Chalets offer spectacular, unobstructed views across the lagoon to the famous Knysna Heads. Here the lagoon is your playground, with a slip way, private jetties and moorings in front of the chalets and easy access to the resort’s canoes. Picnic on the grass or relax on your deck and watch the tide come in.

Three Bedroom Chalets

An interleading bedroom chalet is a combination of a one-bedroom and a two-bedroom chalet with an interleading door between them, which provides two lounges, two kitchens, three bedrooms and two bathrooms to comfortably accommodate six people. An additional four people can be accommodated on two sleeper couches.

Two Bedroom Chalets

The two-bedroom chalets have either one or two bathrooms and can accommodate two couples or one couple and two children. A further two guests can be accommodated on the sleeper couch in the lounge

One Bedroom Chalets

One-bedroom, one bathroom chalets can accommodate two people in the bedroom, plus two more on the sleeper couch.

Knysna River Club provides a number of on-site facilities for guests including a swimming pool complex with an inviting pool, a kiddies’ pool, sun loungers and an outdoor Jacuzzi screened for privacy.

In the Games Room, there is a sauna, internet access, a pool table, air hockey and table tennis. The resort has its own canoes. There is also a slipway, jetty and private boat moorings where guests can moor their boats.

Guests are also able to book a mobile beauty therapist for on-site health and wellness treatments.

Boogies Restaurant

Knysna River Club is home to Boogies, one of Knysna’s top restaurants. Open daily for breakfast and dinner, guests can dine on the veranda under the large oak tree or cosy up to the fireplace inside on chilly days. Filled with olde worlde charm and housed in a quaint 1840 Manor House with original yellowwood and Oregon pine floors, the restaurant also boasts a charming pub which offers the opportunity to mingle with other guests.

Resident chef Burghart Porwol, who hails from Germany and has worked in several 5-star international hotels, has created a menu with many unique and original dishes including his daily specials. Items from the menu include Fresh Oysters; Smoked Black Tuna Salad with onions, black pepper and fresh lemon; Biltong Salad; Catch of the Day; Springbuck Ragout “Forrestier” with herbs and mushrooms; Diced Ostrich in a green peppercorn cream sauce; and classic crumbed Wiener Schnitzel with lemon, anchovy and capers.