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Blackwaters River Lodge offers tranquillity, comfort and personal attention. Enjoy a gourmet breakfast in our Earth and Fire Restaurant while watching Knysna Loeries flitting between Cluster Figs and African Wild Plums.

Tucked away in Knysnas Goukamma Valley surrounded by indigenous forests and flanked by the mysterious waters of the Goukamma River Blackwaters River Lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route

We are only 3 min away from Buffalo Bay Beach, known for great surfing and lovely 7km stretch of beach to go walking, jogging or horse riding on.

A mere 10 minutes drive from the hub of Knysna Blackwaters River Lodge offers the best of everything, fabulous waterfront shopping, craft markets, Whale watching, Elephant walks, paragliding and much more .

Come back after a busy day of exploring and experience absolute quiet except for the splashing of oars, the occasional cry of a Fish Eagle, or just the beat of your heart.

Relax at the pool or unwind in the comfort of the lounge and private bar, enjoy canoeing down the river or play a round of golf on our 9 hole par 3 mashie golf course

Blackwaters River Lodge offers outstanding four star accommodation within several hectares of pristine indigenous garden. We offer luxury and standard accommodations.

Accommodation at Blackwaters River Lodge:
Luxury suites beautifully appointed, with king-sized bed or two singles. The one suite has an air conditioner, full bathroom en-suite with separate shower. Two of the luxury suite also have a kitchenette. The view from the balcony encompasses the Goukamma River and indigenous forests beyond

Luxury suite with lounge - this unit includes a separate lounge with a sleeper couch, kitchenette generously proportioned suite complete with beautiful antique furniture, air-conditioning and cosy fireplace, offering twin or a king size bed and full bathroom en-suite. A private balcony with views over the Goukamma valley.

Standard suites - three suite have kitchenettes. All suites have full bathrooms en-suite. The suites all have patios overlooking the golf course or the garden. These rooms are very popular with birders and nature lovers. Barbeque facilities are available.

Standard with extra room. This suite is sold as a unit and includes one room with a double bed, one room with a single bed and a sleeper couch in the lounge.

All rooms have fans, electric blankets and coffee and tea making facilities and are serviced on a daily basis.


- Relax at the pool
- Canoe down the river even all the way to Buffalo Bay
- Play a round of golf on our 9 hole par 3 mashie golf course
- Go for leisurely walks
- Do some star gazing?
- Have a picnic at the rivers edge
- Spend time bird watching
- Honeymoon destination
- Beautiful wedding venue

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Ironing Service
Special Meals on Request
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Wine Tasting
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Bar on the Premises
Cots available
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Other Language
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Hiking / Walking Trails
Mini Golf
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

Forfeit deposit if cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival.
100% of Accommodation cost if cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival, or No Shows or Early Departures.


From Cape Town drive through George towards Knysna and 13km other side of Sedgefield turn Left opposite the Buffalo Bay turn-off

From Port-Elizabeth drive through Knysna and 12 km outside of Knysna turn right opposite the Buffalo Bay turn-off.

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