Eco-friendly Accommodation Knysna – Western Cape; Garden Route | Bed & Breakfast, Coastal, Guesthouse

From R600 per person *Incl. Breakfast *Seasonal  

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Hide Away Guest House is nestled in a luscious tree-lined garden in the beautiful town of Knysna, offering spectacular views over the Lagoon and Heads. This beautiful Bed and Breakfast is within walking distance to the center of town and the Knysna Waterfront. Set midway along the Garden Route, it is ideal to explore the region and its many treasures.

Anticipate warm and gracious hospitality from the owners of Hide-Away, Cecil and Colleen Harding, who are well versed in the travel and tourism industry and eager to introduce guests to all that Knysna and the surrounding area has to offer. Should you require any restaurant or activity reservations, these will be made on your behalf quickly and efficiently.

Guests can relax and enjoy all of the common areas, many of which have postcard perfect views and where you may spot a Knysna Loerie with its flurry of green and red feathers. Selections from the vast breakfast menu are placed in the evening to enable Cecil the time to ensure a fresh, scrumptious, made to order breakfast that is served between 8am and 10 am on the verandah or in the dining room.

Hide Away Guest House is a gay-friendly establishment and regrettably do not accept children under the age of 12. No pets are permitted.


 Verandah at Hide Away Guest House - Eco-friendly Accommodation Knysna

All of the guestrooms have en-suite bathrooms, bathrobes and complimentary environmentally-friendly toiletries.

The rooms also have WiFi, hospitality DSTV Bouquet, stocked mini-bar, complimentary warm beverage tray, air conditioning, fan, heater, electric blanket, hairdryer and mini safe.

The two spacious Executive Rooms are located on the Guest House ground floor and have views of the magnificent Knysna Lagoon and Heads. One room offers a king-size bed and the other room has a queen-size bed together with a sleeper couch (suitable for a 3rd person). Both rooms have a comfortable lounge area and large, shower only, bathrooms.

The three Superior Rooms are on the first floor of the Guest House with stunning views over the Lagoon and Heads. Two of the rooms offer queen-size beds, while the third has twin beds; all of which have shower-only bathrooms.

The Superior Room in the Main House has a spacious room with queen-sized bed and has a full en-suite bathroom. The room opens onto a patio facing the back of the property (unfortunately no lagoon view).

The Standard Room is located within the Main House, offers comfort with a queen-size bed with a shower-only en-suite bathroom. The room opens onto a patio facing the  back of the property (unfortunately no lagoon view).

All rates include a delicious breakfast made fresh to your pre-ordered specifications.

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The verandah leads to a deck with a sparking swimming pool, loungers and amazing views where you can soak up the tranquility, marvel at the views (especially the sunsets) and relax.

Guests have full use of the small gym which has a treadmill, weight machine and exercise bike.

There are so many nearby attractions, we highly recommend you spend at least 2 nights at Hide Away Guest House.


Green Cleaning
Responsible Body Products
Water Wise Practices
Sustainable Energy Acumen

Knysna is fast becoming the first nature-inspired town where biomimicry (an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies) is used to solve economic, infrastructural and socio-political issues.  At Hide-Away Guest House every effort is made to minimize water and energy consumption and maintain a low carbon footprint.

We separate and recycle paper, plastic, glass and tin. We compost our organic waste with our earthworm farm which nourishes our garden making it flourish.

We also donate old linen, appliances and other reusable items to the Knysna Recycling Swop Shop and Emzini Tours (a Knysna Township Tour operator with a passion for supporting their community through their soup kitchen and Lukhanyiso Safe House for abused woman and children).

We provide our guests with a range of body products that are environmentally friendly and cruelty free.

We predominantly use biodegradable and eco-friendly products for cleaning and general maintenance of the property.

We harvest and store rain water which is used to clean the verandahs, fill the swimming pool and water the garden; thereby greatly supplementing our water requirements. We also have water saving shower-heads and duel flush toilets to further conserve this precious resource.

In order to conserve energy we have installed solar geysers and attached timers to the geysers. All lighting has been upgraded to energy saving globes and numerous lights located around the property are motion activated. We have also installed cellulose fibre ceiling insulation throughout the house to keep the heat in during cool winter months and heat out during our warm summer; this has reduced the usage of heaters and air conditioners.

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Opening Hours















Check in: 14:00-19.00 ; Check out: 10:00


Our Address:

2 Keerom Street, Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa

Our Useful Features & Services

Free WiFi