Knysna Accommodation at Cape Explorers Lodge B&B Garden Route
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  • Guests7
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About Cape Explorers Lodge

Cape Explorers Lodge is an owner run bed and breakfast establishment that offers comfortable, cozy, home-away-from-home accommodation in Hunters Home, a quiet, leafy suburb halfway between Knysna town and The Heads, where the lagoon meets the Indian Ocean.

Here you will experience peace and quiet only minutes away from the bustling heart of Knysna. We maintain a very relaxed atmosphere and encourage guests to make themselves at home. There is safe parking within the property.

Accommodation

We have 3 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and private entrances off the elevated front deck.

Sun Room:
The room has a queen size bed and is equipped with a dressing table and stool, luggage rack, linen, tea and coffee tray, kettle, hair dryer, fan, anti-mosquito machine, heater and electric blankets. The bathroom has a toilet, basin, bath with shower over it, towels and facecloths, hand soap, shower soap, shampoo, shower cap and electric shaver socket.

Lagoon Room:
The room has twin beds and is equipped with a dressing table and stool, luggage rack, linen, tea and coffee tray, kettle, hair dryer, fan, anti-mosquito machine, heater and electric blankets. The bathroom has a toilet, basin, shower, towels and facecloths, hand soap, shower soap, shampoo, shower cap and electric shaver socket.

Forest Room:
The room has a queen size bed and is equipped with a dressing table and stool, luggage rack, linen, tea and coffee tray, kettle, hair dryer, fan, anti-mosquito machine, heater and electric blankets. The bathroom has a toilet, basin, shower, towels and facecloths, hand soap, shower soap, shampoo, shower cap and electric shaver socket. There is space for a fold-up bed to accommodate a child.

Facilities

Next to the dining room there is a separate guest lounge with DSTV, info centre with brochures and an extensive ‘explorers’ library with a selection of books about the area, walking trails, birds, wildlife, etc.

The house is set in a large indigenous garden which attracts a variety of bird life. We have a resident pair of ‘dikkops’ in the garden, as well as fiscal flycatchers and shrikes, olive thrush, cape robins, sunbirds, wagtails, various doves, bulbuls, mousebirds and even the odd Knysna loerie!

Breakfast and Dining

Our self service breakfast consists of fruit juice, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, cereals, eggs, bacon / sausage, mushrooms / tomato, toast, filter coffee and a variety of teas.

After a busy day, relax on the deck in the late afternoon and watch the sun going down over the Western Head and the lights coming on across the lagoon at Brenton and Belvidere. Enjoy an evening meal at one of the many restaurants in town. There are five restaurants in the immediate vicinity if you do not feel like going in to town.

We supply a small selection of wine and beer on an ‘honesty’ basis, but guests are welcome to bring their own. Guests are free to use the facilities in the dining room: fridge, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, glasses, plates and cutlery - ideal for making up light meals when you do not feel like yet another restaurant meal. We also have a braai (barbecue), facility in the garden.

Services and Facilities

There is no laundry facility, but we will take your laundry into town to be done and fetch it again. We will also post letters and do minor shopping if required. There is a washing line available for wet towels and costumes. We do not allow smoking inside the building, but guests are welcome to smoke on the deck and in the garden.

The following services / items are available on request:
• Beach towels
• Internet and e-mail
• International plug adaptors
• Use of safe for valuables

Attractions and Activities

Cape Explorers Lodge is situated on a hillside behind the Knysna golf course, offering views across a forested valley towards The Heads, Leisure Island and the lagoon. Due to being on a hillside, we have steps going up to the house and we are not accessible by wheelchairs.

We are close to the Knysna and Pezula golf courses and the Knysna Private Hospital.

Knysna is ideally situated to be used as a central base for exploring the Garden Route.
Tsitsikamma is 1½ hours away
Plettenberg Bay is ½ hour away
Oudtshoorn is 1½ hours away

We have very good local knowledge and can help you plan your activities and excursions into the many interesting places within and surrounding Knysna and also offer helpful advice on restaurants and future travel.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi

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Guest Reviews

1 Review from SA-Venues.com travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

Liesel and George have a very charming B&B with a warm & friendly atmosphere. Breakfast was very good and their hospitality even extended to inviting us into their kitchen to view some rare local birds on their birdtable in the garden. A home away from home, they also gave us lots of tips on where to go and what to do in the local area. the house is an older style wooden suburban house with rustic rooms and basic furniture and fittings. Would recommend this lodge to anyone.

December 2010

roger doyle (mauritius)

Need to Know

Response timeCape Explorers Lodge typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

Child policyChildren 12 years and older are welcome.

Closest airport(s)George Airport - 60km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00 to 19h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times may be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyVisa, Mastercard, EFT or secure online payment via SA-Venues.com

Listed on SA-Venues.com since November 2009

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