Blackwaters River Lodge B&B or Self Catering in Knysna

Blackwaters River Lodge

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at Knysna, 6570, Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

About Blackwaters River Lodge

Blackwaters River Lodge, situated outside Knysna in the Garden Route, offering Bed And Breakfast, Self Catering, family holidays, bird watching, river canoeing, golfing, swimming and relaxing. Hiking Trails, mountain biking, horse riding, whale watching, deep-sea charters, scenic drives, outdoor adventures and forest trails can be arranged for interested parties.


The atmosphere is enticingly romantic and tranquil. Our guest lounge has a log fireplace and cosy private pub. We strive to provide a relaxed, friendly atmosphere to people who visit from all over the world, as well as many South Africans who return to us on a regular basis. Breakfast is a leisurely affair. Select from the buffet table or request an English breakfast from the kitchen. Wi-Fi available in all rooms.


Executive / Honeymoon Suite
The Executive / Honeymoon suite is upstairs in the Lodge - beautiful appointed, with an extra length queen - size bed. The suite offers air- conditioning, an intimate lounge area with a log fire- place. Full en-suite bathroom with a plunge bath, separate shower. The view from the spacious balcony encompasses the river valley and indigenous forests.

Deluxe Suite
The deluxe suite upstairs in the Lodge is generously proportioned , complete with beautiful antique furniture and cosy log fireplace, offering twin or king-size bed and full bathroom en-suite . A private balcony with views over the river valley and forests.

Family Rooms
Family rooms, spacious standard twin rooms, and open plan studio apartments with kitchenettes. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms and private verandas, tea and coffee making facilities, TV's with M-net, hair dryers and ceiling fans. Self-catering kitchenettes are equipped with microwaves, hotplates, mini fridge, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery and all linen. Rooms are serviced daily.


The Lodge is set in 8 acres of manicured gardens with well established trees and bordered by the black waters of the Goukamma River. Tranquillity and a sense of peacefulness are personified by the abundant bird life found in and around the gardens. 30% of Garden Route birds have been identified at Blackwaters River Lodge.

Blackwaters is able to offer their guests more activities on site than any other establishment in Knysna: canoeing on the river, mashie golf, swimming Pool, bird watching and picnic facilities at the Rivers edge. The on site mashie golf course has specifically been designed so as not to detract from the natural beauty of this most fertile valley. Our "19th hole" pub has become our social spot with guests of Blackwaters and golfers mingling in the evening.

Braai baskets are available or arrange your own ... there are wonderful spots to enjoy the evening ... next to the river, outside your unit, at the golf lapa or the swimming pool. The mysterious black waters of the Goukamma River winds through the estate. Take a canoe and choose between a lazy paddle or a more strenuous trip down to the beach (+/- 12 kms).

Buffels Bay beach, only 8 km's from Blackwaters River Lodge, is the areas best bathing beach. The long white beach is ideal for walking too. There are so many fantastic eating houses within a 12km radius, but for those who don't want to drive at night we can provide a "meal of the day" on request OR we can provide a shuttle service to and from the restaurant.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Mini- / courtesy bar
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool

Food & Drink

  • Bar (fully licenced)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by Blackwaters River Lodge)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)
AA Quality Assured Accommodation Superior

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -34.02944444377778
Longitude: 22.938333333

Closest airport(s)
George Airport - 60km
Plettenberg Bay Airport - 30km
Port Elizabeth Airport - 270km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome, a cot is available on request.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 10h00

Listed on
January 2000 - 2 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Our entire family (over 20 of us!) stayed at Blackwaters for my dad's 80th birthday celebration. They really went all out to make it a really special...

Greta Smart, Joahnnesburg Travellers' Rating


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