Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge

Discover the Diverse Wildlife of South Africa


Atop Welbedacht Cliff Tops, our lodge, situated 3km from Knysna Town, offers stunning views of Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountains. The natural beauty theme is reflected in the stone and wood architecture, providing a comfortable and grounded feel.

Our four lagoon-view suites offer panoramic scenes, while the Fynbos and Executive Suites, also with lagoon views, blend seamlessly into indigenous surroundings. The Bird’s Eye Suites on stilts provide commanding views.

Indulge in spa-baths with infinity views and double showers in all suites. As a family-run business, we pride ourselves on personalized service and creating unforgettable experiences.

Room Amenities

  • Tea / Coffee
  • Laundry Service
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • En-Suite
  • Safe

What to Expect

Immerse yourself in the embrace of nature – surrounded by majestic mountains, pristine beaches, serene lakes, the enchanting Knysna Forests, and the captivating fynbos of the Cape Floral Kingdom. Knysna beckons as the perfect haven for cycling, birding, golfing, leisurely walks, surfing, sailing, or simply unwinding amidst the tranquility.

Discover a culinary haven with a variety of independent restaurants, complemented by a mere 30-minute drive to the Plett Winelands, making it a delectable destination for food enthusiasts.

Beyond that, Knysna is an ideal getaway for families. Elevate your experience with accommodation at Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge, where the essence of Knysna’s natural beauty is seamlessly woven into your stay.


Lagoon Suite

Indulge in our Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge Lagoon suite offering breathtaking views of the serene lagoon. Featuring spacious King Size beds, a convenient tea and coffee station, air conditioning with heating, DSTV, a well-stocked Mini Bar, and an ensuite bathroom with a luxurious spa bath, twin showers, and double vanity. Enjoy the ultimate privacy with your own private deck, completing the perfect retreat.

Elephant Hide Lagoon Suite

Family Suite

Unwind in our expansive Family Suite, boasting a generous private wooden deck and breathtaking vistas of the Knysna Lagoon, the majestic Outeniqua Mountains, and the mesmerizing sunsets of Knysna can be seen at Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge. This 2-bedroom suite includes a dressing area, a spacious sunny deck, and a shared en-suite bathroom, making it the perfect retreat for 2 adults and 2 children under 15 years.

Elephant Hide Family Suite

Honeymoon Suite

Indulge in the newly redesigned and tastefully decorated Honeymoon Suites 1 and 2, creating a comfortable and tranquil ambiance for an unforgettable experience.

These Honeymoon Suite, feature en-suite bathrooms with panoramic views from every corner, tea and coffee facilities, television, spa baths, king-size beds, and complimentary wifi to enhance your stay.

Elephant Hide Honeymoon Suite

Bird's Eye Suite

Discover the breathtaking Knysna Lagoon views that earned these rooms their name – our ‘Bird’s Eye Suites.’

Elegantly blending comfort, space, and Afro-chic aesthetics, these suites perch atop a hill, offering panoramic vistas of the Knysna Estuary and the majestic Outeniqua Mountains. Embraced by indigenous fynbos, picture yourself at eye level with a buzzard or eagle from the private deck or bedroom of our Bird’s Eye Suites.

Indulge in the luxury of a suite with a bird’s eye view of the lagoon and mountains, featuring King Size beds, a tea and coffee station, air conditioning with a heating system, DSTV, a Mini Bar, ensuite bathroom, twin showers, and a double vanity. Each suite boasts its own private deck, ensuring an intimate and immersive experience.

Elephant Hide Birds Eye Suite

Executive Suite

Experience the expansive comfort of our generous suite featuring a cozy lounge area. The suite is equipped with King Size beds, a tea and coffee station, air conditioning with a heating system, DSTV, a Mini Bar, ensuite bathroom with a spa bath, and double vanity. Enjoy a private deck with partial views of the Lagoon, offering executive-level views, privacy, and luxury tailored to your needs.

Indulge in unobstructed vistas of the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountains from the bedroom, lounge, and deck areas of our Executive Suite. Immerse yourself in the warm and tasteful furnishings inspired by the earthy colors of Africa. Nestled among indigenous trees, this wood-and-stone cabin becomes a haven for birdwatching enthusiasts.

With such a serene setting, who could blame you if you find it hard to ever leave?

Elephant Hide Executive Suite


Fynbos Suite

Escape to a romantic haven designed for nature enthusiasts!

Concealed within the fynbos, this charming wood-and-stone cabin is an ideal retreat for those who cherish nature. Enveloped in the luxurious comfort of your king-sized bed, challenge yourself to identify the diverse array of bird species and butterflies that grace this enchanting landscape.

Elephant Hide Fynbos Suit


  • Bar
  • Malaria Free
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Spa
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