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Blackwaters River Lodge

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N2 Goukamma Valley, Knysna 6570 South Africa
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#5 of 31 hotels in Knysna
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Tucked away in Knysna's Goukamma valley surrounded by indigenous forests you'll find the luxurious Blackwaters River Lodge. Here you can wake to the call of the fish eagle, relax in beautiful gardens, go canoeing on the river, play a round of golf on our mashie golf course, laze around the pool or just enjoy the peace and tranquility from your verandah. Enjoy a picnic on the banks of the river or freshly prepared meals from our wood fired oven in our Earth and Fire Restaurant. In addition you are only 3min away from Buffelsbaai Beach and 10min from the bustling town of Knysna.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Golf course
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Fishing
Car hire
Taxi service
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Iron
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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River View
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Ron wrote a review Jul 2021
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We find the location rustic but the facility updated, comfortable and great views. The river beckons and I want to go back to play the golf course. The food was fine and staff were friendly and helpful. The place was easy to find and well signed.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Patrick Elson wrote a review Jul 2021
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It was a weekend of pure relaxation and a experience of what can be done during lockdown to still keep your business running and assisting the public to enjoy what you have to offer. All meals well prepare and presented to your room or where you would prefer to eat what a treat. The accommodation very comfortable with all that you might need. Thanks Elmay and Paul for your hospitality.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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estellehedger wrote a review Jul 2021
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We have stayed at Blackwaters River Lodge a few times. The stay now was so relaxing. All covid protocols were in place. The staff was excellent and made additional effort when it came to safety, arranging picnic baskets and spots. The restaurant arranged take-away suppers which were of high standard. We will definately go back and back again. Well done. Good luck to you all in these trying times.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Leigh Herwels wrote a review Jun 2021
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The most amazing venue for your intimate wedding or to get your party on. The staff is excellent I'm a very particular person and they catered to all my needs. The foods is excellent. The staff enjoyed my wedding with me. Your photos come out beautiful. What more does a bride want?? Looking forward to anniversaries spend with you. You now part of the family.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nick M wrote a review May 2021
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Myself and my partner had an incredible experience at Blackwaters River Lodge! The views and setting of the property are second to none! We stayed for two on a road trip all along the garden route and truly this was by far our best stay. Lovely staff and owner Elmay were accommodating and arrange day activities inclusive with your booking - SUP boards, paddle boats, golf course were awesome experiences. The room was large, modern, charismatic and the view from the balcony is worth everything. I highly recommend booking here, the restaurant serves all meals too so you never need to leave the gorgeous property.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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US$77 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blackwaters River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Blackwaters River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Buffalo Bay (7.3 km), Goukamma Nature Reserve (1.9 km), and 7 Passes Scenic Drive (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blackwaters River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Blackwaters River Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Blackwaters River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blackwaters River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blackwaters River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bell Tavern, Social Eatery & Bar, and Blackwaters River Lodge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blackwaters River Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blackwaters River Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Blackwaters River Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (10.3 km).
Does Blackwaters River Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.