Perched high above the lagoon and offering picture-postcard views of the famous Knysna Heads, The Mount Knysna is the perfect boutique retreat for discerning couples. There are five suites on offer, each air conditioned and with views of The Heads, the two massive rocky outcrops that guard the entrance to the Knysna Lagoon from the warm Indian Ocean.

The hotel is one of the more generously appointed in this quaint seaside town that is famous for its oysters: facilities include a heated rim-flow pool, a 12-seater movie theatre, an in-house restaurant and a carefully-stocked wine cellar.

Modern and clean-lined, The Mount Knysna enjoys an exclusive and elevated setting but is still within a very short drive of the town centre, putting you at the heart of the vibrant Knysna experience. The excellent Featherbed Nature Reserve is just across the lagoon from the hotel and there are marine tours, whale watching in season (from about September) and water sports to enjoy. There are several golf courses within an easy drive as are wine farms and farmer’s markets; you can also sample local community life on a guided township tour.

Secure parking for your rental car at the hotel is available which makes The Mount Knysna a good choice for an inclusion on a self-drive Garden Route itinerary. The complimentary Wi-Fi is a welcome feature and guests are treated with a long list of free services that includes shoeshine, ironing, and complimentary fruit and local newspapers. 


  • Breath-taking views of Knysna Lagoon & Heads
  • Air-conditioned suites
  • Pool, private theatre & free Wi-Fi
  • In-house restaurant & wine cellar
  • Romantic & exclusive atmosphere
  • Two-bedroom Presidential Suite

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The Mount Knysna has a large and comfortable communal lounge with bar as well as an indoor movie theatre that seats 12 – choose a new movie or an old favourite and be served drinks and snacks while you watch. Step outside and you find a sunny terrace as well as a heated rim-flow pool with one of the best views of the Knysna Heads.

The hotel also has a small boutique shop and its ironing and shoeshine services are complimentary. Air-conditioned throughout, The Mount Knysna has free Wi-Fi as well as secure on-site parking.

General Facilities

    Air conditioning
    Swimming pool
    Wine cellar


The Mount Knysna has its own restaurant, serving a la carte African and international dishes and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. For a wide range of restaurants, coffee shops and casual dining establishments, you need do little more than take a very short drive into Knysna.

Rooms at The Mount Knysna have their own mini-bars as well as tea-and-coffee stations.

Deluxe Twin Room

There are only five rooms at The Mount Knysna, each air conditioned and decorated in a modern and sophisticated style which is reflected in their generous in-room facilities. You have a flat-screen satellite television, a fully-stocked mini-bar, a Lavazza tea-and-coffee machine, high-speed uncapped Wi-Fi Internet, and a wide range of movies and TV series to enjoy.

All rooms have a private terrace with views of the Knysna Heads as well as their own bathroom, complete with luxurious toiletries, fluffy white towels on heated rails, bathrobes and slippers.

Apart from the Deluxe Twin room, all the rooms have an extra-length, king-sized bed and three rooms have an additional sleeper couch, convenient for families with a younger child.

Other rooms

The Presidential Suite commands epic views over the Knysna landscape and is generously sized with two en suite bedrooms (a double bed and twin beds) making it an indulgent honeymoon treat or a four-sleeper family solution.

Deluxe Twin Room AMENITIES

    En-suite bath and shower
    Outdoor area
    Air conditioning
    Heated towel rail
    Mini bar
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Wi-fi available in room


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  • dates rates from board basis
  • 17 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 $210 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017 $230 Bed & Breakfast
  • 16 Dec 2017 - 09 Jan 2018 $245 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Presidential Suite,Deluxe Suite,Deluxe Double Room,Luxury Suite Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

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Pippa Cochrane

Pippa Cochrane

Africa Safari Expert

"Nestled on the famous Knysna Heads, this stunning property offers you tranquillity and breath-taking views. Mount Knysna’s facilities and attention to detail are the key to their great success."



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