Gooderson Knysna Chalets was the perfect base for exploring the Garden Route

Gooderson Knysna Chalets

For years, I longed to take a holiday and explore the beautiful Garden Route. I was recently fortunate to do just that when I stayed at the amazing Gooderson Knysna Chalets in Knysna.

With so many outdoor activities, stunning beaches and luxury accommodation, it is no wonder why the Garden Route is a popular holiday destination for both locals and international visitors. Both my friends and I agreed that the Gooderson Knysna Chalets was the ideal base for us to fully explore this region and its offerings.

The resort is located just outside Knysna, in an area known as Belvidere/Brenton on Sea. We were delighted to have enjoyed some great outdoor activities before checking in, but we were delighted to be able to settle in and unwind.

I noticed that the establishment had enough seclusion from the hustle and bustle of many holiday towns, but we were still close enough to Knysna for when we wanted to pop in for whatever reason.

We were greeted by their friendly receptionist, who went above and beyond to ensure our stay was both pleasant and memorable. His friendly and helpful attitude was greatly appreciated.

My Garden Route holiday is something that I will remember for a very long time and our stay at the Gooderson Knysna Chalets will forever be synonymous with this visit.

Accommodation at the Gooderson Knysna Chalets

We enjoyed our stay in one of their wooden chalets. Our accommodation had everything one would expect from a self-catering stay.

I noticed the fact that the owners opted to rather embrace the natural environment, instead of trying to subdue it. Our chalet was built around a beautiful Milkwood tree. As a lover of the natural environment, this certainly put a smile on my face.

The joyful sound of birds chirping in the mornings can only be described as blissful. The abundance and variety of bird life in the area makes it ideal for any nature and bird lovers. We even caught a glimpse of the renowned Knysna Loerie!

The accommodation offering at the resort consists of four sleeper chalets, which include a main bedroom, sleeper couch and boasting a full bathroom with a bath and shower.

The veranda area is ideal should you wish to enjoy a morning coffee or meal whilst enjoying the surrounding environment

The kitchenette is perfect for a group of travellers as there were sufficient appliances, seating areas as well as tea and coffee stations. The kitchen comes equipped with a fridge/freezer, stove, microwave as well as cutlery and cooking utensils.

The lounge area has a television with a variety of DStv channels. The couches are ideal should you be wishing to enjoy an evening in, amongst friends and family.

The Gooderson Knysna Chalets is also an ideal destination for larger groups of friends and family, as there are 28 chalets which can be rented out. The units maintain a level of privacy, which is always comforting when going on holiday.

Once our time had arrived for us to depart, we left feeling well looked after and looking forward to a return visit in the future. Our stay was as peaceful and tranquil as the natural environment that surrounded us.

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Facilities and Activities at the Gooderson Knysna Chalets

The fact that this establishment is a resort, means that there are a number of reasons for families and groups alike to visit.

The facilities that can be enjoyed on the premises include a large swimming pool, slide, Jacuzzi, games room, kiddies’ playground, jumping castle, outdoor chess set and communal braai area.

Each accommodation unit has their own braai area, should you be wishing to enjoy a braai.

I am sure that for many, a trip to the Garden Route is perfect in part due to the abundance of activities that can be enjoyed. Visitors to the area can enjoy the area’s beaches, a stroll along the Knysna Waterfront or Thesen Island or even some of the more extreme activities such as paragliding, skydiving, quad biking, ziplining and much more.

Reviews from previous Gooderson Knysna Chalet guests

“What an amazing holiday! The highlight of this journey was definitely the accommodation. From feeding the little birds to the late night jacuzzi and all the memories we had in the games room. The owners gave us a warm welcome every morning and shared our daily experiences with us in the evenings! I’ll definitely visit them again in the future” wrote Nadine on their TripAdvisor page.

Kayla Otto added; “We absolutely loved our stay at Knysna Chalets. We felt so comfortable, safe and at home- the perfect place to kick back, relax and enjoy our honeymoon! The staff are friendly and the new management is really on the ball. We’ll be back!

Gooderson Knysna Chalets is located at 1 White Bridge, Knysna. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 44 382 1327 or email visit them online at today. Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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