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Blackwaters River Lodge


17 bedroom Guest House /Bed and Breakfast in Knysna from R500 per person sharing
A Hidden Treasure on the Goukamma River

Blackwaters River Lodge is a hidden gem, a 4* rated Guest House & Mashie Golf Estate offering family-friendly accommodation in a tranquil and unique setting.

Tucked away in a beautiful valley on the banks of the Goukamma River between Sedgefield and Knysna, within easy reach of Buffalo Bay, this private estate boasts uninterrupted views of the indigenous forest, lush gardens, river and golf course.

Blackwaters River Lodge offers a range of on-site activities and facilities including bird watching, communal swimming pool, 9-hole mashie golf course, canoes, a cosy lounge with ladies bar and fireplace, Earth & Fire restaurant with indoor & outdoor dining options, dedicated ‘19th Hole’ Pub, pre-arranged deli picnic baskets to enjoy at the riverside, walks/hikes through the forest, cycling, grass volleyball, croquet and swing ball.

Accommodation consists of 17 individually furnished, spacious rooms all with semi self-catering kitchenettes and a few with communal BBQ facilities. Some rooms have aircon whilst others have fans; a select amount have fireplaces. Family rooms have an open-plan lounge with sleeper couch.

All rooms offer privacy and serenity, embracing the natural surroundings.

Blackwaters River Lodge is ideal for couplesfamilies and groups of friends travelling together.


  • On-site activities
  • Tranquil yet central Location


Blackwaters River Lodge offers 17 Luxury Suites, each with different facilities and views: Garden View Rooms, Forest View Rooms & River View Rooms.

Garden View Rooms: Face onto the golf course and manicured gardens.

Forest View Rooms: Look out into the pristine forests and pool area.

River View Rooms: Look down on the valley and over the Goukamma River.


Each Room offers:

–       King size beds (Twin upon request)

–       En-suite bathroom with bath and shower

–       Hair dryer

–       Equipped kitchenette with microwave, fridge, kettle, tea/coffee amenities

–       TV/DStv

–       Air Conditioning/Fans

–       Electrical Blankets

–       Private deck/patio with seating and views

–       Wifi access

Your stay is inclusive of a delicious breakfast served in their on-site restaurant.


Dining Area – Restaurant where breakfast, lunch & dinners are served. Indoor fireplace. Additional dining on the undercover patio with views over the golf course.

Lounge – Dedicated TV and reading lounge with Ladies Bar and fireplace. Separate ‘19th Hole’ Pub.

Outdoors – Swimming pool, 9-hole mashie golf course, walking and cycling paths, grass volleyball, croquet, swing ball.


Swimming Pool, Golf Course, Canoes. Restaurant, Lounge with Ladies Bar & Fireplace, Pub. Walking and Cycling paths, Grass Volleyball, Croquet, Swing Ball. Wifi. Ample parking.


Ample on-site parking.


Included. Laundry service upon request, at an additional charge.


Goukamma River, between Sedgefield and Knysna

Beach – 10 min drive

Shops – 15 min drive

Sedgefield – 15 min drive

Knysna – 20 min drive


Blackwaters River Lodge, Sedgefield/Knysna, Bed & Breakfast.

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