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Blackwaters River Lodge

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so lucky to find last minute availability at this lodge along the river. It was our favorite hotel during our road trip along the garden route. The location is perfect, just a 10 minute drive into Knysna. Although we were quite eager to get into the town, we found that none of us wanted to leave the lodge... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was greeted with a warm welcome, curtesy drink and showed to beautifully decorated Unit 1. Such peace and tranquillity, with comfortable deck chairs to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink. The room was incredibly spacious and the bathroom to die for. Nice touch that there was complimentary port in the room. The turn down service left a liqueur with chocolates.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We don't see ourselves choosing any other place than them when we go that side again, the only issue was wifi in our room other than that we were very much satisfied. The online reviews were not exaggerated

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place, highly recommend it. Wonderful setting, relaxing atmosphere, excellent good value restaurant and personalized service. Rooms are just so cozy and at night they give you the best house made chocolates. Don't make my mistake and stay there for only 1 night.

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Wollongong, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very well-appointed B&B with a beautiful location in bushland by a river. The room was large with excellent facilities including a small kitchen. The in-house restaurant was very enjoyable with a great menu.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a suite overlooking the river, which was lovely. We had a bench on the balcony, a corner bath and beautiful decor. Special touches like homemade truffles and shots of muscadel delivered at the turndown service. This place was taken over by new owners 3 years ago and has vastly improved. Beautiful gardens too. The food in the... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had a function at B.R.L. We were greeted with a warm welcome by Elmay. She was very helpful and made us feel right at home. Thanks to B.R.L and it's amazing staff we had an unforgettable experience.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a Luxury Suite for 6 nights. Beautiful comfortable room with the best king bed and stunning bathroom with a lovely view. Thank you to the owners Paul and Almay for being wonderful hosts. Every need was catered for. We felt spoilt. Restaurant was so lovely we ate there every night. Had a ton of fun with their canoes... More 

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paul T, Owner at Blackwaters River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Pieter K Oh we certainly remember the fun you had on the canoes! But is it not awesome to experience nature that way on the beautiful and tranquil Goukamma river! Thank you of the time you took to write this review - we are so happy to hear that you had a great time with us and enjoyed our... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First off, as my husband and I stayed here months ago, I must apologize for not sending this review earlier, but I've been in the hospital more times than I've been out. We found this a great place to stay. It was peaceful and quiet and had lovely,modern rooms with good amenities & touches. Awesome nature setting as well with... More 

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paul T, Owner at Blackwaters River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kathron Thank you so much for putting the effort in to write this review. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We must admit, we love our beautiful property and together with our amazing staff we have a winning combination on the banks of the Goukamma river. We will certainly tell the chefs... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We checked in this river lodge on 12th oct & check out on 14th oct. We booked 7rooms for our family. Staff are good & friendly. We are vegiterian & they provided good vegiterian food. Breakfast was good. Every room complementary wine bottle provided. Nice small golf course & river side. If anybody wants to enjoy nature then must stay... More 

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paul T, Owner at Blackwaters River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Dilip B, Thank you so much for the time you took to write this review! We appreciate it from the bottom our hearts and are so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at our beautiful lodge on the banks of the Goukamma river. Thank you of the suggestions you have made - we will certainly follow... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: €68 - €124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blackwaters River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Knysna
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“View of the river is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Kathron, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had a lovely view of the garden/mountain. The rooms at the top of the lodge have views of the pool”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“cottages and lodge are available”
 of 5 bubbles churchinbensg1946, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The executive rooms have a lovely view over the river and is bigger.”
 of 5 bubbles U9607JLsandraw, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the main house and we loved it!”
 of 5 bubbles ShelleyViljoen, 30 May 2016 | Read review
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