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7 bedroom Guest House /Bed and Breakfast in Knysna from R750 per person sharing
Secluded Retreat with Knysna Lagoon Views

Elephant Hide is a 4* rated Guest House offering luxurious accommodation in a secluded piece of paradise within close reach of Knysna.

Set high up on the Welbedacht Cliff Tops, this exclusive property boasts magnificent views over the Knysna Lagoon towards the famous Heads. Knysna town center is a mere 3km drive.

An earthy tone carried throughout by the stone and wood architecture, combined with its natural surroundings, makes Elephant Hide the perfect tranquil retreat at which to unwind.

This family owned and managed property pays close attention to every detail, offering every guest an intimate home-away-from-home stay with personalized service.

The Main Lodge facilities include a communal rim flow swimming pool with magnificent mountain & lagoon views as well as an indoor dining room and lounge with cozy fireplace.

Elephant Hide accepts children of all ages. They also cater for weddings.

It’s ideal for families, honeymooners and other couples seeking a romantic getaway.


  • Views
  • Personal Service


Accommodation consists of 7 Suites in total: 1 Executive Suite, 4 Lagoon Suites, 1 Fynbos Suite and 1 Family Suite.

Every unit is beautifully furnished in an African feel and offers privacy, tucked away among the indigenous fynbos. They are all well appointed with beautiful views.

Executive Suite: The most spacious unit, surrounded by trees offering a truly secluded stay.  Take in the amazing Lagoon views from your private deck (with sunloungers), raised spa bath or comfort of your King size bed. Open lounge area with seating arrangements. Sleeps 2 people max.

Lagoon Suites: Ideal for honeymooners or couples on a romantic retreat. Very private with breathtaking views from the King size bed, private deck and spa bath. Indoor lounge area, also a sunny private deck area both with seating arrangements. Sleeps 2 people max.

Fynbos Suite: Beautifully appointed with wooden floors and earthy colours, tones and textures. Surrounded by fragrant fynbos which attracts a variety of bird and butterfly species. Enjoy a ‘hidden away’ feeling, ideal for nature lovers! Lounge & deck with fynbos views. Twin beds which can be converted into a King size. Sleeps 2 people max.

Family Suite: Set higher up, adjacent to yet separate from the Main Lodge. Two inter-leading rooms, one with King sized bed and the other with Twin beds. Dressing area & shared bathroom off the main bedroom. Bathroom with spa bath, double vanity and large shower. Large, private deck with Lagoon, Mountain & Forest views, also sunloungers. Direct access to the Main Lodge with swimming pool. Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children very comfortably.

Each Suite offers:

  • Twin or King size beds
  • Modern en-suite bathroom with double shower and spa bath with views
  • Double vanities
  • Dressing room
  • Twin or King size beds
  • Duck down pillows and 100% percale linen
  • Indoor lounge area
  • Private outdoor deck with seating
  • Flatscreen TV with select DSTV channels
  • DVD player
  • iPod docking stations
  • Wifi
  • Under floor heating (bathroom)
  • Climate control
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Panoramic views
  • Honesty bar

Your stay is inclusive of a delicious home-made breakfast served in the Communal Dining Room or on the Pool Deck.


Indoors – Open-plan dining & lounge area. Dining table & chairs; lounge with fireplace; other relaxation areas.

Outdoors – Rom-flow Swimming Pools with sunloungers and umbrellas. Deck with table & chairs.


Swimming Pool, Lounge with Fireplace, Indoor & Outdoor dining areas. Wifi throughout. Ample parking.


Ample undercover parking.


Included. Laundry service available, at extra charge.


Baby Cots available upon request.


Welbedacht, Knysna.

Shops – 10 min drive

Knysna Waterfront – 10 min drive

Knysna Heads – 20 min drive

Simola Golf Estate – 15 min drive

George Airport – 60 min drive


Elephant Hide, Knysna, Guest House.

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