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St James of Knysna, Knysna

5-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
The Point, EastfordKnysnaWestern Cape6570South Africa

Lakefront country house in Knysna with 2 outdoor pools, restaurant
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Great room
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St James of Knysna, Knysna

from $129
  • Deluxe Suite - Lake Facing - 5
  • Junior Suite - Courtyard Facing - 8
  • Superior Suite - Lake Facing - Lady Anne
  • Standard Double Room - Garden Facing - 9
  • Standard Double Room - Garden Facing - 1
  • Deluxe Suite - Garden Facing - 2
  • Deluxe Suite - Garden Facing - 3
  • Junior Suite - Courtyard Facing - 4
  • Deluxe Suite - Lake Facing - 6
  • Superior Suite - Garden Facing - 15
  • Superior Suite - Lake Facing - 16
  • Superior Suite - Lake Facing - 17
  • Superior Suite - Lake Facing - 18
  • Deluxe Suite - Lake Facing - 7

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 15 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built 1991
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Twin Palms Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

What’s around St James of Knysna, Knysna


  • Knysna Elephant Park - 34 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 34 min walk
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 40 min walk
  • Knysna Golf Club - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve - 5.6 mi / 9.1 km
  • Bollard Bay - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km
  • Eastern Head View Point - 6.3 mi / 10.1 km
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve - 7.5 mi / 12 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 38 min drive
  • George (GRJ) - 49 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 55 reviews

St James of Knysna, Knysna
Sanctuary for your soul.
Great place to stay and relax, food outstanding, not so far is a sanctuary for elefants , birds and other wild cats. Once, this place belong to Miss Africa.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
St James of Knysna, Knysna
Fine option in Knysna
We had a great dinner and breakfast here. The hotel and setting are beautiful.
Richard L, us1 night romance trip
St James of Knysna, Knysna
A beautiful hotel in a lovely setting.
This property is more like an upscale bed and breakfast than a hotel. Each room is different and they all were spacious and beautiful. The hotel is located on Knysna lagoon and is surrounded by a lovely garden. We ate dinner in the hotel restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed it. You really need a car to stay at this property because it is a bit out of town and it would be difficult to walk anywhere. Otherwise it was easy to find because the sign was on the N2 and was prominent. This was one of my husband's favorite hotels during our two weeks in South Africa.
Deborah, us1 night romance trip
St James of Knysna, Knysna
Fantastic. Unbelievable room - Took the Junior Suite and it is by far the largest room I have stayed in (and I have traveled to over 50 countries.) Food is fantastic too. Great location near to Knysna Heads and all the surrounding beauty.
Chirag, usFamily trip
St James of Knysna, Knysna
St. James Hotel
We stayed five days at this wonderful hotel. The location is just gorgeous. Very friendly staff and you feel very welcome. We also enjoyed the restaurant. Highly recommend St. James and we hope to be back there again soon.
Glen, usRomance trip

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St James of Knysna, Knysna

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