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Elephant Hide

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Lagoon Suite

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The four Lagoon Suites have magical views over the Knysna Lagoon from private decks.  Each suite has a spa bath with stunning views.  The perfect place to watch the sun set while sipping sparkling wine, submerged in bubbles.

The Elephant Hide Lodge will ensure a romantic honeymoon or couples’ retreat by arranging whatever your heart desires. This could include sunset cruises, picnics in the Knysna forest, romantic dinners and couples massages. We offer Honeymoon Packages too! Click here for more information on our honeymoon specials.

 In keeping with our theme of Barefoot Luxury, the Lagoon Suites have a King Size beds positioned to enjoy the view.  The suites also have a flat screen TV with select DSTV channels, iPod/iPhone docking stations, climate control, a sunny private deck area, 100 % percale bedding, dressing room, en-suite bathrooms with double showers and double vanities, tea/coffee making facilities and an honesty bar.

Private cabins with spectacular Lagoon Views make the Lagoon Suites at Elephant Hide Lodge the ideal setting for a romantichoneymoon.

Executive Suite

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you are looking for privacy and barefoot luxury, the Executive Suite in this exclusive Knysna Lodge will not disappoint.

The views alone make the Elephant Hide Guest Lodge a special place to stay.   The Executive Suite has a private deck which overlooks the Knysna lagoon and is surrounded by trees for a secluded feeling.  Sun loungers lend themselves to a decadent afternoon in the  sun with a good book.  And a day of hard sight seeing must be rounded off with a well deserved sundowner as the sun dips behind the Outeniqua mountains.  A wall of glass doors allows you to enjoy the breath taking surroundings while relaxing in the raised spa bath or sipping coffee in bed.

This suite is slightly larger than the others and has a comfortable lounge area which is superbly furnished with African warmth and earthy colours.

All suites in this Knysna Lodge are equipped with flat-screen TV, select DSTV channels, DVD player, ipod/iphone docking station, tea/coffee making facilities and a mini bar.

Family Suite

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The Elephant Hide Lodge is the perfect Knysna holiday accommodation for a family of 4.

Offering wonderful Knysna holiday accommodation for families, the Family Suite consists of two inter-leading bedrooms. One bedroom with king sized bed and the second with two single beds. There is a small dressing area off the main bedroom.  The shared bathroom has a spa bath, double vanity and large shower.

A large, private deck to allows you to enjoy the beautiful Knysna lagoon, mountain and forest views while the children swim in the rim flow pool or spot the numerous bird species in the area.  This is the ideal spot to watch the sun gently dip behind the Outeniqua Mountains.

To ensure that your Knysna holiday is as perfect as possible, all suites in the lodge are equipped with the necessary luxuries like DVD players, flat-screen TV’s, iPod/iPhone docking station, climate control, tea/coffee making facilities and mini bar.

Knysna offers great family vacations with loads to see and do for children ranging from Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, Elephant Sanctuary to Tenikwa Wildlife awareness centre.

Fynbos Suite

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This beautiful cabin has wooden floors and earthy colours, tones and textures. It is surrounded by Fynbos which attracts many different types of bird and butterfly species. Guests staying in this suite can enjoy the hidden away feeling of being surrounded by beautiful plant life. The perfect spot for nature lovers!

This cabin is designed for comfort and luxury. The bathroom has a double shower, a spa bath and double vanities. The dressing area means that bags and baggage are tucked away and you can enjoy uncluttered peace and tranquility.  The king sized bed has 100% percale bedding and duck down pillows. The flat-screen TV with select DSTV channels, iPod/iPhone docking station, climate control and mini bar allow for a little added luxury.

4 star
South Africa
Garden Route
N2, Knysna, 6571, Sudáfrica

About Elephant Hide of Knysna

Situated on the top of the Welbedacht Cliff tops, Elephant Hide Guest Lodge offers a luxurious escape a short drive from the idyllic Knysna town centre. The lodge overlooks the tranquil Knyna Lagoon, the Outeniqua Mountains and indigenous forests. Enjoy a luxuriou earthy feel of the stone and wood architecutre that gives this lodge its natural bueaty, a gem to find on your Garden Route aventure.

Wind down with a well-rounded South African wine by the cosy fire place in the lounge and dining room spaces of the lodge, or enjoy a spectacular sunset by the infinity pool as you contemplate the incomparible golden sunset over the African horizon.

Experience ultimate intimacy in one of the seven luxury suites, individually designed to mimic their African surrounding.  Each is well appointed with beautiful views or are privately tucked away among the fynbos.  Each suite offers all the modern creature comforts to ensure barefoot luxury – under floor heating, iPod docking stations and the luxurious comfort of duck down pillows and 100% percale linen.  Free wi-fi is available in the Main Lodge.

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How to get there:    GPS CO-ORDS:   S 34 deg. 01’ 59.3    E 23 deg. 00’ 38.9 From George: Follow the N2 towards Knysna, drive over the Knysna River Bridge (White Bridge) until 3km before Knysna town itself. At the first traffic light, you will encounter a turnoff called Welbedacht Lane to your left. From Port Elizabeth: Drive through Knysna Town staying on the N2 towards George.  The lagoon is on your left.  At the last set of traffic lights (after the Simola traffic light)  is a sign to the right called Welbedacht Lane. From Welbedacht Lane: Turn left into Welbedacht Lane and continue straight along this road, turn off 1st  left into Cherry Lane, continue to the T junction. Turn left, at the T junction at a sign that says “Elephant Hide Lodge”. Follow the sign. Drive straight up this road and you will drive into the lodge. The lodge is sign-posted in Welbedacht Lane on large green boards and in Cherry Lane on brown pointer boards.

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