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.
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.