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Welcome to Knysna Hollow Country Estate

A Stylish & Contemporary Country Retreat on the Outskirts of Knysna

Knysna Hollow Country Estate is set on a secluded 3-hectare Country Estate just 5 minutes from the centre of Knysna, a quaint seaside town widely regarded as the jewel of the Garden Route.  Knysna Hollow re-opened in October 2018 as a brand-new contemporary country retreat offering stylish accommodation with warm personal service and authentic dining in our casual restaurant, Social Eatery.  Situated in the middle of the iconic Garden Route National Park of the Southern Cape Coast, Knysna is the ideal base from which to explore the myriad of attractions the region has to offer. The history of Mossel Bay, the arid, semi-desert of Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo and the coastal towns of Wilderness, Sedgefield and Plettenberg Bay are all within an hour’s drive, as is Tsitsikamma National Park which is renowned for the Storm’s River Mouth and some of the country’s best hiking trails.


A standout amongst Knysna hotels, the 44 contemporary Garden Suites are situated in our lush gardens and offer all modern amenities in a spacious and serene environment. These modern, air-conditioned rooms each feature satellite television, Nespresso® coffee stations, laptop safes, mini-bar fridges, L’Occitane guest amenities, king-size beds and private patios overlooking the gardens with two sparkling swimming pools.

The modern Cape Country Manor House is the focal point of the Estate and houses all our public areas – restaurant, bar, reception, sun deck and internet library. Our casual restaurant, Social Eatery, serves authentic, local food throughout the day and Social Bar is the ideal spot to enjoy an ice-cold Craft Beer on tap or a bespoke Gin & Tonic. Our wine list offers a range of unique South African wines from independent estates and our small wine cellar provides the option of choosing a premium, aged wine to enjoy on that special occasion.

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The town of Knysna is a 5-minute drive from Knysna Hollow and offers an eclectic mix of shops, boutiques and restaurants. The world-renowned craft markets feature hand-made art from the local community and for an authentic ‘living-local’ experience including a ‘Shebeen’ meal, a Township Tour is a must.  The Knysna Waterfront and Thesen Islands also offer all-day waterside shopping and dining options, as well as a variety of activities and excursions including ocean-based whale-watching in season, lagoon cruises and sailing charters.

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Take a tour of Knysna Hollow’s carefully curated gardens. Following the devastating fires and ultimately, our rebuild, well-known local landscapers, Lynnette and Minnaar Joyce from Earthbound Landscapes were brought on board to design a modern, innovative garden to complement the new buildings.