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WELCOME

Situated on South Africa’s famed Garden Route in the seaside town of Knysna, Belvidere Manor offers comfortable four-star accommodation, a range of delicious dining experiences and breath-taking natural surroundings. Built in 1849, the Manor House is an exquisite example of historic Cape Georgian architecture and since its opening in 1989, the hotel has grown to offer 34 free-standing cottages set beside the Knysna Lagoon. Take a bird’s eye video tour of the hotel here.

 

Whether you’re a nature lover, adrenaline junkie, golfing enthusiast or simply looking for a family-friendly and fun-filled holiday, Knysna offers an unparalleled range of activities and special places to enjoy. Or you could just stay in and enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or watch the sunset over the lagoon from your cottage balcony.

 

There’s every reason to stay at Belvidere. Trouble is, there’s absolutely no reason to leave.

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WELCOME

Situated on South Africa’s famed Garden Route in the seaside town of Knysna, Belvidere Manor offers comfortable four-star accommodation, a range of delicious dining experiences and breath-taking natural surroundings. Built in 1849, the Manor House is an exquisite example of historic Cape Georgian architecture and since its opening in 1989, the hotel has grown to offer 34 free-standing cottages set beside the Knysna Lagoon. Take a bird’s eye video tour of the hotel here.

 

Whether you’re a nature lover, adrenaline junkie, golfing enthusiast or simply looking for a family-friendly and fun-filled holiday, Knysna offers an unparalleled range of activities and special places to enjoy. Or you could just stay in and enjoy a dip in the swimming pool or watch the sunset over the lagoon from your cottage balcony.

 

There’s every reason to stay at Belvidere. Trouble is, there’s absolutely no reason to leave.

OUR COTTAGES

Guests are accommodated in individual cottages situated in 10 hectares of gardens. Offering single or double storey options, the 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 with covered parking alongside. In addition, some have a third bedroom, a dining-room or a study. Our cottages are all fully serviced daily.

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GARDEN CLASSIC

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GARDEN DELUXE

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GARDEN CLASSIC

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GARDEN DELUXE

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GARDEN CLASSIC

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GARDEN DELUXE

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LAGOON CLASSIC

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LAGOON DELUXE

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LAGOON CLASSIC

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LAGOON DELUXE

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LAGOON CLASSIC

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LAGOON DELUXE

We brought my in-laws down from Gauteng for a few days at Belvidere Manor, and absolutely loved our stay. The cottages were very comfortable, well-equipped and clean and the grounds were stunning. We ate twice at the Bell Tavern and once at Carolines seafood bistro and the food and drink was excellent. Of course Jeffrey was the high point of the staff experience but absolutely everyone was helpful, friendly and willing. It was a little piece of paradise.

TRIPADVISOR REVIEWER
Canada

We brought my in-laws down from Gauteng for a few days Belvidere Manor, and absolutely loved our stay. The cottages were very comfortable, well-equipped and clean and the grounds were stunning. We ate twice at the Bell Tavern and once at Carolines seafood bistro and the food and drink was excellent. Of course Jeffrey was the high point of the staff experience but absolutely everyone was helpful, friendly and willing. It was a little piece of paradise.

TRIPADVISOR REVIEWER
Canada

Surrounded by magnificent natural coastlines and a myriad of plant and wildlife, there is an endless array of things to do in Knysna.

We are the perfect base for short day trips to George, Wilderness, Mossel Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Thesen Island, Storms River and Brenton-on-Sea.

EXPLORE KNYSNA

Surrounded by magnificent natural coastlines and a myriad of plant and wildlife, there is an endless array of things to do in Knysna.

We are the perfect base for short day trips to George, Wilderness, Mossel Bay, Plettenberg Bay, Thesen Island, Storms River and Brenton-on-Sea.

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Featherbed Nature Reserve

FEATHERBED NATURE RESERVE

Accessible by ferry only, visitors can enjoy an eco-experience or a lagoon cruise on a vintage paddle-driven vessel.

Simola Golf Course

GOLFING

Knysna is home to the internationally renowned Knysna Golf Club, Pezula Championship Golf Course and the Simola Golf and Country Estate.

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WATERSPORTS ON
KNYSNA LAGOON

From sailing, water skiing and SUP’ing to surfing, fishing and scuba diving, if you can do it in water you can do it in Knysna.  For those with their own boats, jetty rentals at Belvidere can be arranged and vessels must conform to SANParks regulations.

Knysna Birdwatching

BIRDWATCHING

More than 270 bird species have been identified at Belvidere Manor alone! Bring your binoculars, camera and join a local guided tour.

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Knysna Watersports

WATERSPORTS ON
KNYSNA LAGOON

From sailing, water skiing and SUP’ing to surfing, fishing and scuba diving, if you can do it in water you can do it in Knysna.  For those with their own boats, jetty rentals at Belvidere can be arranged and vessels must conform to SANParks regulations.

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Featherbed Nature Reserve

FEATHERBED NATURE
RESERVE

Accessible by ferry only, visitors can enjoy an eco-experience or a lagoon cruise on a vintage paddle-driven vessel.

Knysna Birdwatching
Knysna Birdwatching

BIRDWATCHING

More than 270 bird species have been identified at Belvidere Manor alone! Bring your binoculars, camera and join a local guided tour. Snapping a photograph of the elusive Knysna Loerie is undoubtably a bucket list item!

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Simola Golf Course

GOLFING

Knysna is home to the internationally renowned Knysna Golf Club, Pezula Championship Golf Course and the Simola Golf and Country Estate.

OUR RESTAURANTS

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The Bell Tavern

 

Knysna’s smallest pub is housed on the site of the original Belvidere farmhouse, and a feature of the pub is the wine cellar viewed through the window in the floor. With a yellowwood ceiling and ironwood block floor, The Bell is a quaint favourite of the Belvidere locals. Relish pub meals served outside in the garden in summer or enjoy the cosy warmth of the wood-burning stove in winter.

 

Download the latest Menu*

Caroline’s

 

With moonlit lagoon views, or cosy fireplaces, Caroline’s bistro offers an a la carte menu each evening featuring seasonal produce and locally sourced ingredients – including freshly caught seafood. Enjoy the history of Belvidere House dating from 1849 and raise a glass to Thomas Duthie, Belvidere’s founder! Caroline’s is named after his great love and the lady of the house. Reservations essential.

 

Download the latest Menu*

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The Barbeque

 

Experience a traditional South African “braai” including national favourites like boerewors, potjiekos, roosterkoek and fire-roasted mealies! We regularly invite a local craft gin, beer or winemaker to liven up the party with a tasting and a good local anecdote. It’s the perfect place to enjoy some good “geseligheid” which is our special local brand of conviviality.

 

 

Call us to find out what’s on the Menu

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The Bell Tavern

 

Knysna’s smallest pub is housed on the site of the original Belvidere farmhouse, and a feature of the pub is the wine cellar viewed through the window in the floor. With a yellowwood ceiling and ironwood block floor, The Bell is a quaint favourite of the Belvidere locals. Relish pub meals served outside in the garden in summer or enjoy the cosy warmth of the wood-burning stove in winter.

Download the Menu*

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Caroline’s

 

With moonlit lagoon views, or cosy fireplaces, Caroline’s bistro offers an a la carte menu each evening featuring seasonal produce and locally sourced ingredients – including freshly caught seafood. Enjoy the history of Belvidere House dating from 1849 and raise a glass to Thomas Duthie, Belvidere’s founder! Caroline’s is named after his great love and the lady of the house. Reservations essential.

Download the Menu*

Belvidere-Manor-Traditional-Braai

The Barbeque

 

Experience a traditional South African “braai” including national favourites like boerewors, potjiekos, roosterkoek and fire-roasted mealies! We regularly invite a local craft gin, beer or winemaker to liven up the party with a tasting and a good local anecdote. It’s the perfect place to enjoy some good “geseligheid” which is our special local brand of conviviality.

Call us to find out what’s on the menu

The-Bell-Pub-Belvidere-Manor

The Bell Tavern

 

Knysna’s smallest pub is housed on the site of the original Belvidere farmhouse, and a feature of the pub is the wine cellar viewed through the window in the floor. With a yellowwood ceiling and ironwood block floor, The Bell is a quaint favourite of the Belvidere locals. Relish pub meals served outside in the garden in summer or enjoy the cosy warmth of the wood-burning stove in winter.

Download the Menu*

Carolines-Restaurant-at-Belvidere-Manor

Caroline’s

 

With moonlit lagoon views, or cosy fireplaces, Caroline’s bistro offers an a la carte menu each evening featuring seasonal produce and locally sourced ingredients – including freshly caught seafood. Enjoy the history of Belvidere House dating from 1849 and raise a glass to Thomas Duthie, Belvidere’s founder! Caroline’s is named after his great love and the lady of the house. Reservations essential.

Download the Menu*

Belvidere-Manor-Traditional-Braai

The Barbeque

 

Experience a traditional South African “braai” including national favourites like boerewors, potjiekos, roosterkoek and fire-roasted mealies! We regularly invite a local craft gin, beer or winemaker to liven up the party with a tasting and a good local anecdote. It’s the perfect place to enjoy some good “geseligheid” which is our special local brand of conviviality.

Call us to find out what’s on the menu

*Menus are subject to change

It was a great privilege to be able to stay here in Knysna in such beautiful and peaceful surroundings! We received a wonderfully warm welcome on our arrival and were shown to our comfortable and spacious bungalow with the delicious scent of the ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow ‘ bush wafting on the breeze. Every comfort is provided here (good quality linen and toiletries and fresh milk for the tea tray, etc) and every need anticipated, from the umbrellas by the door to the electric blanket on the bed! Breakfast was just perfect. Sue the owner is clearly an experienced and thoughtful hostess – so guests can just relax and have a wonderful stay!

CICELY LOWE
United Kingdom

It was a great privilege to be able to stay here in Knysna in such beautiful and peaceful surroundings! We received a wonderfully warm welcome on our arrival and were shown to our comfortable and spacious bungalow with the delicious scent of the ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow ‘ bush wafting on the breeze. Every comfort is provided here (good quality linen and toiletries and fresh milk for the tea tray, etc) and every need anticipated, from the umbrellas by the door to the electric blanket on the bed! Breakfast was just perfect. Sue the owner is clearly an experienced and thoughtful hostess – so guests can just relax and have a wonderful stay!

CICELY LOWE
United Kingdom

Built in 1849

BELVIDERE HOUSE

forms the centerpiece
of the manor.

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Built in 1849

BELVIDERE HOUSE

forms the centerpieceof the manor.

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