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Blackwaters River Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$77*
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

not sure how opinions can differ so much, we arrived much to early for check in , we sat at the little restaurant on the stoep enjoyoing the athmosphere. when i ordered coffee was informed it might taste salty due to the water. i enjoyed freshly baked cake and coffee, no problem, we were shown to our room an hour...

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Tasmania
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful setting and kayaks available for exploring the Goukamma River. The staff could not have been more friendly or helpful, and the food was excellent. This hotel goes to extra effort to make sure it's visitors feel welcomed.

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Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 1 week ago

No electricity in the washroom, room heater NOT WORKING, warmer in the bedding NOT working, no one to attend to our complains,.A lady that we managed to call with difficulty kept us waiting for an hour at night &yet didnt come back.NO HOT WATER in all rooms(we had 6 of them) despite of repeated complains.Worst of all, they made us...

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Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location good Room good We booked five rooms Room service is self service No phone to connect with reception Reception closed at 6 pm They give number to contact So in hotel we have to find person to contact Rooms they say they checked before giving keys had no light in bathrooms when we reached in evening As usual they...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to stay. The facilities are great, the nature fantastic, the staff full of smiles and ever helpful. You should stay here if you want to be treated like a king (or queen)! The food was very good and the early morning canoe ride was just a blessing.

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Thank HendrikBaird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just want to thank the friendly staff and management of the blackwater river lodge as they made my stay very pleasurable the kindNess and the service was truly memorable defiantly a highlight in my stay and visits to blackwater was also verry pleasant

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an absolutely wonderful place with great attention to detail in everything they do. Perfect and very friendly service and fantastic accommodation. Highly recommended! We will definitely stay there again.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We loved our stay, the suite was beautifully decorated and the view were stunning. Spa treatment was good too. Food was tasty and very fairly prices. Mashie golf and other activities make for a super family getaway. We will be back.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our room was a little dark but this may be welcome come the summer. The breakfast in the restaurant overlooking the gardens was lovely and enhanced by bread/cakes baked in the stone oven. The mashie golf course was good for beginners/kids. Staff were all very friendly and cheerful. Fiddly wifi was a minor drawback.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My children and I recently made Blackwaters River Lodge our overnight stop on our way to Witsand. The staff were very friendly and the accommodation excellent. The room was big enough to accommodate all 3 of us comfortably and the chocolate truffles at bed time a real treat. Unfortunately it was raining at the time so we weren't able to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tucked away in Knysna's Goukamma valley surrounded by indigenous forests you'll find the luxurious Blackwaters River Lodge. Here you can wake to the call of the fish eagle, relax in beautiful gardens, go canoeing on the river, play a round of golf on our mashie golf course, laze around the pool or just enjoy the peace and tranquility from your verandah. Enjoy a picnic on the banks of the river or freshly prepared meals from our wood fired oven in our Earth and Fire Restaurant. In addition you are only 3min away from Buffelsbaai Beach and 10min from the bustling town of Knysna. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blackwaters River Lodge

Address: Just off N2, Opposite Buffels Bay turn-off | Goukamma Valley, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $85 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blackwaters River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Knysna
#8 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
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“there is a pool infront of some rooms, it might be noisy in summer”
yvettealbertse, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“More privacy on the first and second floors.Some of the rooms have recently been refurbished”
994barbara, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“riverview suites with kitchenette.”
823vineetj, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Most rooms face a calming river and a beautiful forest”
, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose this place if you want to relax and stay away from the hustle and bustle of Knysna lagoon.”
tanvid2016, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
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