Enjoy relaxed stays at Panorama Lodge in Knysna

Panorama Lodge

If you are visiting or passing through Knysna, the aptly-named Panorama Lodge– located on top of a hill, offering panoramic views of the Knysna Lagoon and Heads, is ready to welcome you.

Beautiful Knysna, with its warm and temperate oceanic climate, is the perfect base for anyone exploring the Garden Route. A vast estuary, which is fed by the Knysna River that flows into the Indian Ocean through two heads, makes Knysna among the most scenic towns on the South African coastline.

As a result, the town is a popular destination for both holiday-makers and senior citizens entering retirement due to the year-round warm climate. The town also hosts a variety of annual events – notably, the Knysna Oyster Festival, which draws local and international visitors alike.

It is in this setting that you find the 4-Star Panorama Lodge. The lodge is located in a quiet cul-de-sac conducive to good living. The property has everything you need for a cozy retreat or stop-over.

The accommodation is affordable and the wonderful owners are known to go above and beyond to ensure their guests’ comfort.

Accommodation at Panorama Lodge

If you are booking into Panorama Lodge, you have a choice of staying in the Main House or in one of their cottages. Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the property.

The main house has four comfortable suites – the Lagoon Room; Blue Room; Bushman Room; and Zebra Room. The ‘Lagoon Room’ – perhaps named for its magnificent views of the Knysna Lagoon, is furnished with a King-size bed, en-suite bathroom with a shower, safe, hairdryer as well as tea and coffee making facility. It is decorated in an African theme and has wooden flooring and a private balcony.

Meanwhile, the Blue Room offers views over the garden. This room also has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, but it is decorated in an ocean theme. It is ideal for friends travelling together and offers two single beds and safe, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities.

The Zebra Room is a comfortable self-catering apartment with a small kitchenette and a Queen-sized. The Zebra Room is also en-suite with a shower, its own private deck, safe, hairdryer and braai facilities in the garden. Since it is a self-catering unit, breakfast is available only on request.

You can also choose to stay in the Bushman Room. It is ideal as a single room or a low priced double room and comes with views into the garden. The room is en-suite with a shower and is also decorated in an African theme. It comes with a Queen-size bed, safe, hairdryer as well as tea & coffee facilities.

In addition to the above, you can choose to stay in the Blockhouse. It is a beautiful small wooden house that comes with a Queen-size bed and fantastic views of the area. This wooden house is en-suite with a shower and decorated in an African theme with wooden flooring and a private balcony. A safe, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities complete the set-up.

The two cottages are luxury self-catering wooden houses that have views of the Knysna Lagoon and the famous Knysna Heads. Each one has 40m2of living space, separate bedrooms with King-size beds that come with electric blankets. All units have a small, fully-equipped kitchen, a sleeper couch for one person in the lounge, safe, hairdryer, an en-suite bathroom with shower.

They are decorated in an African theme and have private decks with a gas-braai. Because they are available on a self-catering basis, meals are only available on request.

See their accommodation rates HERE.

Facilities at Panorama Lodge

You can relax in their beautiful garden that comes with a pool and offers great views over the Knysna Lagoon and the surrounding area. It is a great location to catch up with family/friends or just relax with a book or sundowner in hand.

There is a Lounge in the Main House with a TV (with DStv) and a cozy fireplace.

The property also has secure off-street parking for your added peace of mind.

Things to do in Knysna

Never been to the area before? No worries – your hosts will be glad to help you to plan a perfect day in Knysna.

There are plenty of things to do for adults and children in the town and its surrounds. You can visit the Waterfront with fine restaurants, take local tours, visit nearby game reserves or enjoy cruises on the Lagoon, among many other holiday activities.

Reviews from previous Panorama Lodge guests

“An excellent guesthouse with fantastic views over the lagoon. The hosts are brilliant and provided us with tips for locations to see, restaurants and bars to visit and recommendations for where to go as we continued our trip – would definitely recommend the Panorama Lodge to others,” wrote ahughe521731 on their TripAdvisor page.

Octaviavanreenen added; “We had an awesome time at the Lodge. Very relaxing. Tina and Dieter were very sweet and excellent hosts. The room was very clean and value for money. I loved my entire stay there and will recommend Panorama Lodge to anyone.”

“The Lodge has an excellent position from where you have an excellent view over Knysna.

The rooms are big and clean; the landlords are very friendly and can tell you all you want to know. The breakfast is very good particular the bread,” said Rita W.

Panorama Lodge is located at 14 Galjoen Street, Fisher Haven, 6571 Knysna.

Call +27 44 384 0827 / +27 72 234 3256 or email info@panorama-lodg.com. Alternatively, you can do your bookings online HERE. Visit them online at www.panorama-lodge.com. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook HERE.


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