Belvidere Manor is a proud member of the JubileeStone Collection.
Situated on South Africa’s scenic Garden Route in the popular lagoonside town of Knysna, Belvidere Manor offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in single- and double-storey freestanding cottages, a range of delicious dining experiences and breathtaking natural surroundings.
Built in 1849, the historic Manor House is an exquisite example of Cape Georgian architecture, and the quaint on-site pub, The Bell Tavern, is a restored farm building.
The Manor House, tavern and cottages are surrounded by two hectares of landscaped gardens, set within the secluded Belvidere Estate, which is a leafy suburb of Knysna. From the terrace of the Manor House, there are unrivalled views across the lawns and swimming pool to the lagoon.
Nearby Knysna offers a vast range of activities and amenities for singles, couples, and families, whether you’re a nature lover, adrenaline junkie, golfing enthusiast or simply looking for a fun-filled holiday. Enjoy everything the surrounding area has to offer or spend the day at Belvidere Manor, relaxing on your cottage veranda and lounging at the sparkling pool.
Accommodation is in freestanding cottages situated in two hectares of gardens. The single and double storey cottages have either lagoon or garden views.
Each cottage has a wide veranda or stoep, a comfortable living room, a fully equipped kitchen and one or two double en-suite bedrooms. In addition, some have a third bedroom or a study, and a dining-room. There is covered parking alongside and the cottages are fully serviced daily.
Knysna’s smallest pub, The Bell Tavern, is located on the site of the original Belvidere farmhouse and seats just 36 people inside the cosy structure with its wood-burning fireplace. Another 60 guests can be accommodated outside under the pergola. Unique features of the pub include the wine cellar which is viewed through a window in the floor, the yellowwood ceiling and ironwood block floor. The Bell, which is popular with both locals and visitors, is known for its delicious pub meals and craft beer on tap.
The Manor House, which dates back to 1849, houses Reception, Caroline’s dining room, a library room and the kitchen. It was built by Thomas Henry Duthie who bought the property from his father-in-law, George Rex, who called it Belvidere, meaning "Beautiful Vistas". The house followed a British (rather than Cape Dutch) design known as Georgian, with large doors and windows and an uncluttered façade and was built of local materials.
The Duthie Room is the perfect venue for a variety of functions from meetings, conferences and product launches to weddings and special celebrations. Twenty-four delegates can be seated schoolroom style, and up to 40 delegates cinema style. The vine-covered pergola outside the venue is perfect for meals, tea breaks and al fresco functions for up to 80 people. Fully inclusive daily and overnight rates are available for groups. Team building and functions can be tailor-made to suit clients’ requirements.
Knysna offers a vast range of activities for guests who want to be active and explore the area. Golfers flock to the Garden Route to play the numerous excellent courses; nature is everywhere with many forest trails to hike or run; birdwatching is a popular pastime; and the lagoon provides a playground for every watersport imaginable, as well as sunset cruises, ferry trips and whale watching in season.
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