About The Idle Monkey B&B
Situated along the Garden Route, overlooking the Knysna Lagoon, The Idle Monkey is a country-style thatched roof home featuring a lush garden, plunge pool and terrace.
We have recently introduced two levels of room type. Our standard room caters for those who are not interested in paying for a TV they never watch or paying for a hospitality tray that is never used. In recognition of this we have removed these facilities from a few of our rooms and as such have been able to keep our prices very competitive for the coming year.
Our superior rooms retain the added luxury items most people expect in B&Bs today; they are equipped with DStv, a fridge, a heater, a safe and a coffee/tea facility.
Every room has its own private entrance so you don’t have to enter the main house when you get back after your evening at the Waterfront. All our rooms are serviced every day. Some of our rooms have very good views overlooking the lagoon and some others have their own courtyard where you can sit and enjoy the evenings with a book from our library and a drink from our honesty bar.
Our guests are welcome to use the facilities such as the pool in the front garden and the sun bathing terrace (towels provided). For their own safety, children must be supervised by an adult at all times around the pool. Children not supervised will be asked to leave the pool area.
In the main house we have a comfortable TV lounge (with fireplace) and free Wi-Fi for all our guests. Wi-Fi is also in the main house, where we serve our hearty breakfast.
Idle Monkey serves a hearty breakfast in the Colonial dining room which overlooks the lagoon. Packed lunches are available upon request and a number of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines can be found within 2 km.
The vibrant Waterfront Knysna Quays is within 15 minutes’ walk and the Knysna Heads is 8km away. The Knysna Golf Club is 6 km away and George Airport is within 55 minutes’ drive.