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This colourful, quaint and quirky establishment, Footprints in Knysna, is full of character and  is located in a peaceful suburb with stunning views of Knysna Lagoon and the dramatic Knysna Heads – just a 5 minute drive from Knysna’s bustling town and vibrant waterfront and many local attractions and activities.

The property is fully fenced and parking is secure.  Footprints is ideal for self-drive guests – holidaymakers or business visitors, solo travelers, couples, honeymooners, golfers, small families, festival and event visitors, hikers, bikers and small groups of friends.   An easy going and caring atmosphere and is easy on the pocket.

All our self-catering units have full en-suite bathrooms, private entrances and decks with BBQ/Braai, WiFi, television (DSTV Hotel Package), Heating/Air-conditioning where necessary, Kitchen or kitchenette and easy access to our large secluded garden and sparkling pool.  Our layout easily enables physical distancing whilst retaining a sense of connectedness.

Indigenous and exotic trees and plants in the lush gardens attract birds, bees and butterflies and the stars light up the vast night skies.  In this oasis of calm your stay will provide rest for the soul and go easy on your budget.

We are very conveniently situated as a base for discovering the action and attractions of Knysna and visiting so many world renowned and wonderful places along the Garden Route.


-  Featherbed Nature Reserve
-  Boat based Dolphin/Whale/Marine Bird Watching
-  Canoeing and Sea Kayaking; SUP; Wind Surfing
-  Forest Excursions – Hiking, Biking (MTB Trails to suit all tastes and talents), Scootours and Exploring – Guided or self-guided
-  Lagoon Cruises and Catamaran Sailing : Deep-sea/Lagoon Fishing and Sea Cruises-  Ziplines
-  Top Golf Courses – Pezula, Knysna and Simola-  Skydiving and Paragliding
-  Township Tours and Rastafarian Community
-  Wildlife – Game Reserves and Animal Sanctuaries nearby in Plettenberg Bay and The Crags
-  Pledge Nature Reserve – Walking and Bird Watching in pristine and safe indigenous surroundings
-  Arts and Crafts Markets, Galleries, Coffee Roasteries and Craft Breweries

Rooms and Units Available:

"Down to Earth" Family Self Catering unit

Open plan Family room.  Ground floor.  King size bed (or 2 singles) plus double bunk.  Full en-suite.  Open plan Lounge area with full DSTV.  Equipped Kitchen, private balcony, lovely views.  Wi-Fi.  Swimming Pool.  Limited servicing during Covid-19.

Sleeps 4 Adults

"Featherbed" Studio with kitchenette

Cozy studio apartment.  Upper level.  1 Queen Bed and small sitting area, full en-suite.  Adjoining kitchenette with fridge/microwave etc. DSTV and WiFi.  Views of lagoon and garden.  Air-Conditioned.  Limited servicing during Covid-19.

Sleeps 2 Adults

"Heads Up" Self Catering Aparment

Private entrance plus private balcony.  Upper level.  Lovely Views of lagoon, garden and swimming pool.  1 Queen bed in Separate bedroom, full en-suite bathroom.  Lounge/dining plus Bed/Couch.  DSTV and Wi-Fi.  Equipped kitchen plus stove.  Limited servicing during Covid-19.

Sleeps 3 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Honeymoon Couples
Limited Room Service
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Parking (off-street - open)
Communal Satellite TV
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

-  If cancelling 7 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
-  If cancelling 14 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 21 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the deposit.
-  If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 25% of the deposit.

Terms and Conditions

No children under 5 years of age.
Arrival from 13:00 to 19:30.   If arriving later the Guest House will need to be notified.
Departure by 10:00.
Peak season bookings (Easer/Festival/Christmas) require full prepayment 14 day prior to arrival.


If you are coming from the George side (West) stay on the N2, coming through Knysna town centre on Main road, leave town and when you have past the Provincial Hospital on your left, turn left at the following traffic light into Old Toll Road. There will be a Kwikspar on your right. Right at t-junction, then first left. Follow signs for Forget-me-not/Footprints. If you are traveling from the Plettenberg Bay side, (East) you will see a 'Welcome to Knysna' sign. At the first traffic light, after that sign turn right, at the t-junction right and first left. You will see the Footprints signs.

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  • TGCSA Grading: Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading Tgsa Grading
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 9
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM