The Belvidere Manor Hotel in Knysna
The Belvidere Manor Hotel is an idyllic retreat overlooking Knysna’s lagoon in the exclusive Belvidere Estate and is a firm favourite with international guests, many of whom return annually.
Overlooking Knysna’s sparkling lagoon, The Belvidere Manor Hotel offers the traveller new-world comforts in luxurious cottage accommodation. Situated in lush gardens each cottage offers one, two or three bedrooms, with bathrooms en-suite, a comfortable lounge with satellite TV, fireplace, overhead fans, a fully equipped kitchen, and a wide verandah with beautiful views through the gardens to the lagoon.
Belvidere House lies at the heart of the estate and is a prime example of English Georgian architecture, and gained its National Monument status in 1985. Built using local materials, the original yellowwood floors and stinkwood and yellowwood staircase are still in evidence. Enjoy luscious Knysna oysters as well as freshly caught seafood and venison dishes in the restaurant or relax in The Bell Tavern for a more informal evening. Belvidere offers a secluded base from which to explore the beauty of the Garden Route.
Guests stay in 28 individual Cape-style cottages,designed to offer privacy, stunning views and comfort, situated around historic Belvidere House in two hectares of pretty gardens.
Breakfast is served daily on the terrace of Belvidere House. In the evening dine at Caroline’s bistro where a table d’hôte menu is available with wines to complement. The Bell Tavern, Knysna’s smallest pub, is open from lunchtime until late in the evening and offers a lighter pub-style menu.
Beautiful beaches, forest walks and Knysna’s many attractions are a short drive away, but guests return to this tranquil spot to relax, unwind and indulge.