On the shores of the Knysna Lagoon, you will find Amanzi Island Lodge
, a tranquil beach house on Leisure Isle with spectacular views of the Knysna Heads and Featherbed Nature Reserve. All our spacious bedrooms open out, either onto a balcony or garden, to overlook the lagoon.
Enjoy a lazy, scrumptious breakfast as you watch the slow turning of the tides. Guests can relax in our large, comfortable lounge or enjoy a sun downer at the well-stocked honesty bar. Soak up the sun at the secluded swimming pool in our garden, or doze under the large Milkwood tree where you’ll be accompanied by sunbirds, turacos and the resident Burchell’s coucal.
Amanzi Island Lodge has a private swimming pool and bicycles, canoes and paddle skis for the guests to explore the island and the lagoon. On the water’s edge, the Guest House overlooks the lagoon towards the Knysna Heads, two headlands forming the channel through which the Indian Ocean enters the lagoon.
Amanzi Island Lodge is a 10-minute drive from the center of Knysna, a bustling town, packed with up-market shops and fine restaurants. At the end of the day return to Amanzi Island Lodge for a swim in the lagoon or relax by the pool and unwind as the sun sets behind the Western Headland. Children by arrangement only.
Accommodation at Amanzi Island Lodge:
We offer three types of rooms:
A Superior Lagoon Facing Room
A spacious room with fantastic views of the lagoon and the Knysna Heads. The room opens out onto a balcony overlooking the lagoon. The bed is a luxurious pillow-top King size bed, and the bathroom has a bath, double shower and double basins. The room is air-conditioned and there is under-tile heating in the bathroom for the cooler months. Perfect for Honeymoon couples, wedding anniversaries and those who would like to treat themselves.
A Deluxe Lagoon Facing Room
A very spacious room that opens out either onto a balcony or onto the front garden overlooking the lagoon. The beds can be made up as King or Twins. An en-suite bathroom has a bath, shower, double basins and under-tile heating to keep toes warm during the cooler months. Air-conditioned.
A Standard Lagoon Facing room
On the ground floor with double doors opening out onto the front garden. The room overlooks the lagoon and the Knysna Heads. The en-suite bathroom has a shower, and the beds can be made up as King or Twins. Air conditioned.
Facilities in all the rooms:
- tea and coffee making facilities
- digital electronic safes
- Television (Mnet and shared Digital Satellite)
Amanzi Island Lodge Activities:
Knysna is centrally situated in the Garden Route, and as such Amanzi Island Lodge is the perfect place to base yourself for a few days as you explore the many activities in the area:
: Pezula and Knysna and Simola Golf Courses are all within 15 minutes drive from the Lodge. Goose Valley and Plettenberg Bay golf course are half an hour from the Lodge, and Fancourt is a 60 minute drive from Knysna.
Sailing and Ferry Trips
: Head out to sea on a sunset sail with Spring Tide Yacht Charters or simply have a lazy trip around the lagoon on one of the Featherbed Ferries. Both terminals are a 10 minute drive from the Lodge.
: Whales and dolphins are present on our coastline throughout the year, but the best time for viewing is during the winter months when the Southern Right and Humpback whales swim down the South African coastline. Magic.
Nature Reserves and Forest
: Featherbed Nature Reserve (seen from the Lodge), the Knysna Forest, Robberg Nature Reserve and the Tsitsikamma forest are all within a 60 minute drive from the lodge and are must dos.
: (All within 40 min drive) Knysna Elephant Park, Monkeyland and Birds of Eden are brilliant fun for the whole family.
: Scuba diving, abseiling, quad biking, canoeing, paragliding and of course; the World`s Highest Bungy Jump are all within 40 minutes drive from the Lodge.
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It is a very friendly place with above average service and facilities. The rooms are carefully designed for any need of a traveller wishing to stay for a night or more. The breakfast is well prepared using only the best ingredients and the presentation is superb. The rooms are clean, and a bed and pillows are very convenient. The bathroom however is relatively small, but neatly arranged. I had a wonderful time.