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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Our stay at Cambalala was the best in our 3 weeks SA! The owner Nicole was very hospitable, friendly and knew what we 2 liked; she offered (complimentary!) drinks when we were relaxing at the pool and had the best recommendations for restaurants and activities in de area (really do the Robberg trail if you enjoy hiking!). I would recommend...

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Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a find! This guest house has to have one of the most stunning views of Knysna lagoon whilst providing first class accommodation and service. It is set on a hillside a short distance from the main town and not easily accessible on foot but easily accessible by car and well worth the short drive. The plunge pool, terrace and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Cambalala between Christmas and New Year (December 2016) for two nights. We could not fault the quality of accommodation, facilities, hospitality and the breakfast. Everything has been thought through in great detail, and the house has been beautifully finished throughout. The pool is wonderful, and the view of Knysna cannot be topped.

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Landsmeer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't imagine there is a better place to stay in Knysna. Perfect room. Perfect view on the lagoon. Perfect pool. Perfect breakfast. Perfect location in the town. And perfect wine offered by Nicole. What else can you expect?

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and found it wonderful. The setting is great with the view overlooking the bay and with a very nice garden and pool. The owners where very friendly and helpful when tasked with the slightly impossible mission of finding restaurants with available tables during Christmas. Very professional touch in how they also instantly learned our...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fresh breakfast (delicious chees, bread, eggs, coffee and fruits), the view is fantastic, lovely host is welcoming you, nice pool, the room is big and has a modern style, Great spot to start your daily trip around

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful B&B! Nicole is a perfect host in a very nicely decorated modern guest house with a great view over the Knysna lagoon. Also, the breakfast was up to the best standards. What more do you want? Nicole also arranged a late reservation at Pembreys where we enjoyed a great dinner.

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Blue Horizon Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very beautifull guesthouse, with a beautifull and friendly owner from Swiss. BigVery Very Clean rooms, but too hard beds and you cannot make the room dark enough in the morning when the day awake at 5AM. But than is waiting a great and healty breakfast with a fantastic vieuw.

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The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was our first visit to Knysna and we were lucky enough to be in Cambalala. Fantastic view, extensive breakfast, tasteful design. In short, couldn't be better. The owners made us feel very welcome.

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Lemgo, Germany
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Beautiful place. Nicely decorated with african touch and swiss cleanliness. Nicole was a perfect host and very helpful assisting us with recommendations and reservations. Great views on the lagoon and Knysny heads.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cambalala is a luxury guest house ideally situated in Paradise with magnificent views over the lagoon. This is the perfect place to forget about the rest of the world and lose yourself in South Africa's favourite town. We proudly offer stylish and comfortable accommodation with the very best of service and hospitality. Each of the five double en-suite rooms emphasize comfort and exude style. High quality linen, underfloor heating, minibars, TVs, iPod docking systems, safes, Wi-Fi Internet access and Nespresso machines create suites that are left wanting nothing. Private balconies offer views over the beautiful indigenous garden and clear infinity pool which blends seamlessly with the panoramic lagoon views in the distance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cambalala

Address: 46 Circular Drive | Paradise, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $169 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cambalala 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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