One of the best hotel sites in South Africa, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays enjoys a spectacular outlook of the renowned coastal town of Knysna.

The hotel is nestled in the heart of the Garden Route and offers you a unique GUEST experience with premium accommodation accentuated with scenic beauty and natural surrounds.

Renowned as the perfect holiday destination, the hotel is set on the Knysna Quays Waterfront with the lagoon at your doorstep. This stylish property is suited to both leisure and business travellers alike with sheer comfort assured. Facing the warm Indian Ocean through the Knysna Heads, the hotel offers a tranquil stay in spacious rooms overlooking the magical Knysna lagoon, historical train station and the Knysna town.

The Protea Hotel Knysna Quays has a wide array of choice facilities including a heated outdoor swimming pool, free internet service, conference facilities and a wellness therapist for rejuvenating massages and aromatherapy treatments.

A unique dining experience is promised for every meal with four restaurants to choose from making lunch and dinners on the Waterfront memorable.

Wine & Dining

Start your day on a high note with a sumptuous breakfast in our superb breakfast restaurant before discovering why Knysna has been voted twice as South Africa’s favourite town!

The Protea Hotel Knysna Quays has a unique dining feature for memorable lunches and dinners. Four restaurants are available on the Knysna Quays Waterfront where GUESTS can sign the meal charges to their room account and settle the charge upon departure.

The Drydock Food Company is our Prokard Dining Restaurant and set on the lagoon with spectacular views of the Knysna Heads. The restaurant offers a mouth-watering array of seafood, tempting salads and fusion cuisines. 34 Degrees South specialises in freshly harvested oysters, fish, sushi and the best selection of Mediterranean dishes in town. They also boast a miniature car collection, wine shop, gift shop and seahorses, to name a few!

The renowned Spur Steak Ranch is known as the official restaurant of the South African family and offers a selection of steaks, seafood and are available for room service to the hotel. JJ’s Restaurant takes pride in creating scrumptious South African cuisines with the most delicious and well-presented meals.

Whatever your dining style, don’t forget to sample the delicious oysters and Mitchell’s beer for which Knysna is famous for.

Sports & Recreation

Leisure activities at the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays include a heated outdoor swimming pool located on a uniquely designed sundeck with sweeping views of the lagoon.

Escape for a rejuvenating massage with our wellness therapist, who will pamper GUESTS with a variety of treatments such as reflexology and aromatherapy for sheer relaxation during your stay with us. During your visit to Knysna it is a well-known fact that you can’t leave without a boat cruise on the spectacular Knysna lagoon.

Enjoy a relaxing cruise with a refreshing cocktail whilst watching the sunset and enjoying all the beauty this town has to offer. Adrenalin junkies will be in their element with activities ranging from bungee jumping, kayaking, scuba diving, quad biking, black-water tubing and paragliding.


The Protea Hotel Knysna Quays boasts stylish conferencing along the Garden Route with a tranquil setting on the shores of the Knysna Lagoon. The hotel is our exclusive conference room seating up to 30 delegates in a schoolroom setup and a dedicated boardroom for up to 12 delegates. These unique venues are tastefully decorated in warm colours and features climate control, audio visual equipment and a unique dining experience on the Knysna Quays Waterfront