Knysna: Hide Away Guest House


Whether you are a leisure, business or leisure traveler, on arrival you will be surprised by either a hot or cold towel service and offered what we are sure will be a welcome cup of tea, coffee, a glass of wine or a cold beer.


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We were extremely fortunate that our beautiful home escaped the horrendous fire experienced in the town on June 7'th 2017. We did not come away completely unscathed as a number of our lovely indigenous trees were destroyed to the extent that they had to be cut down and the conifers in our parking area were almost completely burnt - so we are not as "hidden away" as previously. It will take time for the new plants and trees to grow.

Whether you are a leisure, business or leisure traveler, on arrival you will be surprised by either a hot or cold towel service and offered what we are sure will be a welcome cup of tea, coffee, a glass of wine or a cold beer. Sit and relax for a few minutes and get to know your hosts, Cecil & Colleen. You will be introduced to all that Knysna and the surrounding areas have to offer. If you are needing any reservations to be made for either activities or restaurants, these will be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Then it's off to your room to unpack and relax.

For the business traveler - and all other visitors to Hide Away - our complimentary high speed and uncapped fibre WiFi offering is available in all areas. The contents of the mini-bar in each room are refilled on a daily basis, as are the complimentary tea/coffee tray offerings. Use of the gym is available for all guests and is well equipped for most workouts.

The Bed and Breakfast (B&B) is located approx. 1.5 km from the centre of town and the Knysna waterfront. An approximately 20-minute walk to the waterfront before dinner is a great way to stretch your legs after a long journey. There is an excellent taxi service in town so if you don't fancy the walk back after a leisurely dinner, the restaurants are more than happy to arrange transport for you.

With numerous restaurants and coffee shops in the area - see our Restaurant Page, you will be spoilt for choice and this after enjoying an excellent breakfast every morning prepared by Cecil. Guests are asked to fill in their breakfast requests the night before to ensure their freshly prepared meal will be ready for them in the morning! You will note that our menu caters for most dietary requirements.

We regret no children under 12 and no pets are permitted. We are a LGBT friendly establishment.

Welcome to your home-away-from-home whilst traveling along the well-known Garden Route! We hope that you plan to stay with us at least 3 nights in order to make the best of everything.

Our Rooms

All rooms are en-suite and have DStv (Hospitality Bouquet), complimentary warm beverage tray, fully stocked mini-bar, hairdryer, air conditioning, fan, heater, electric blanket (in winter), mini-safe, bathrobes & complimentary WiFi.

  • 2 Executive Rooms with lagoon view on the ground floor of the Guest House
  • 3 Superior Rooms with lagoon view on the first floor of the Guest House
  • 1 Superior Room with no lagoon view in the Main House
  • 1 Standard Room with no lagoon view in the Main House

Two Executive Rooms located on the ground floor with stunning views of the Lagoon and Heads. Large rooms with lounge area. One room offers a king-size bed and the other room has a queen-size bed together with a sleeper couch which folds out into a double bed, ideal for a third adult. Both rooms have large bathrooms with showers only.

Three Superior Rooms located on the first floor with stunning views of the Lagoon and Heads. Two rooms offer queen-size beds, while the third offers twin beds. Bathrooms are en-suite with showers only.

One Superior Room located in the Main House. With no lagoon view, this large room has a full en-suite bathroom. A queen-size bed is offered.

One Standard Room located in the Main House. With no lagoon view, this is a comfortable room with en-suite bathroom offering a shower only. A queen-size bed is offered.

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