Belvidere Manor Hotel is a luxurious private hotel that sits on the western shore of Knysna’s lagoon within South Africa’s Garden Route.
The accommodation is in self-catering cottages scattered across the 10 acres of the beautiful Belvidere estate gardens. The cottages can accommodate up to 6 guests and there is a choice of one or two storey builds. Each cottage has a homely living room, small kitchenette, one, two or three double bedrooms with attached private bathrooms and a small private verandah to relax on.
The cottages are equipped with a fireplace, heater, ceiling fan, satellite TV, DVD player, wall mounted safety deposit box, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee facilities, radio alarm clock, international plugs and complimentary toiletries and WiFi.
Meals can be taken at the small local pub sited within hotel grounds of the original Belvidere farmhouse. The historical pub features an extensive wine cellar that can be seen through a window in the floor. Traditional South African dishes and freshly prepared pub meals can be taken inside or at the outside dining tables.
The lush flower gardens and woodland around the accommodation have several walking trails and there is a large and inviting swimming pool and sun loungers to enjoy.
The forested is of particular note for its bird life including the brightly coloured, localised Knysna loerie, narina trogon, Knysna warbler, Knysna Woodpecker, chorister robin-chat and forest canary. An impressive 270 bird species have seen in the area and Knysna is also home to the endangered dwarf chameleon and Brenton blue butterfly. Offshore, migrating humpback and southern right whales can be seen, mostly May to October.
Private bathrooms, restaurant, fireplace, heater, ceiling fan, satellite TV and DVD player, wall mounted safety deposit box, direct dial telephone, tea and coffee facilities, radio alarm clock, international plugs and complimentary toiletries and free Wi-Fi.
270 bird species including the range restricted species such as Knysna loerie, narina trogon, Knysna warbler, Knysna woodpecker, chorister robin-chat and forest canary. Humpback and southern right whales are frequently seen offshore between May and October. Smaller wildlife includes the rare dwarf chameleon and Brenton blue butterfly and Knysna sea horse.
Besides wildlife watching activities including horse riding, canoeing, cycling and diving are available.
If you are a family, choose one of the two-storey cottages which are very spacious and well appointed, with car parking and small front gardens.
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We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. Leopard View was fantastic. The guide did his upmost for us and the rest of the game viewing was great. We saw everything that we wanted to see.