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1 room, 2 adults

St James of Knysna

5-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
The Point, Eastford, Knysna, Western Cape, 6570, South Africa

Luxury country house with 2 outdoor pools, near Knysna Lagoon
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • This is our favourite place to stay in Knysna. Great staff, wonderful position, great…Jun 3, 2020
  • Service, staff and room were excellent but stay was ruined by no restaurant, no bar, no…Dec 1, 2019

St James of Knysna

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$201
  • Deluxe Suite - Lake Facing - 10
  • Junior Suite - Courtyard Facing - 8
  • Superior Suite - Lake Facing - Lady Anne
  • Standard Double Room - Garden Facing - 19
  • Standard Double Room - Garden Facing - 1
  • Deluxe Suite - Garden Facing - 2
  • Deluxe Suite - Garden Facing - 3
  • Junior Suite - Courtyard Facing - 9
  • Deluxe Suite - Lake Facing - 11
  • Superior Suite - Garden Facing - 15
  • Superior Suite - Lake Facing - 16
  • Superior Suite - Lake Facing - 17
  • Superior Suite - Lake Facing - 18
  • Deluxe Suite - Lake Facing - 12

What’s around St James of Knysna


  • Knysna Lagoon - 1 min walk
  • Knysna Elephant Park - 31 min walk
  • Simola Golf Course - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • Knysna Golf Club - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Leisure Isle - 6.3 mi / 10.2 km
  • Brenton Beach - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve - 8 mi / 12.8 km
  • Garden of Eden - 11.7 mi / 18.9 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 35 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1991
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Handrails in stairways
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 43-inch TV
  • Netflix
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.


St James of Knysna - This bar specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Reservations are required.


On Site

  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

St James of Knysna’s small print

Also known as

  • Knysna St James
  • St James of Knysna Country House
  • St James of Knysna Country House Knysna
  • St James House Knysna
  • St James Knysna
  • The St James Knysna
  • The St. James Of Knysna Hotel Knysna
  • St James Knysna Country House
  • St James Country House
  • The St. James Of Knysna Hotel
  • St James of Knysna Knysna


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for St James of Knysna

  • Does St James of Knysna offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, St James of Knysna does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at St James of Knysna?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at St James of Knysna?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at St James of Knysna?
    Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Are pets allowed at St James of Knysna?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at St James of Knysna?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near St James of Knysna?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Rib & Rump (2 mi), Freshline Fisheries (2 mi), and 34 South (2.2 mi).
  • What is there to do near St James of Knysna?
    Recommended spots to visit include Knysna Lagoon (1-min walk) and Knysna Elephant Park (1.6 mi), along with Simola Golf Course (3.9 mi) and Knysna Golf Club (4.8 mi).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 28 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
This is a beautiful property. It is not inexpensive however the facility certainly merits the cost. It has a view of the waterfront and the rooms are spacious and extremely well maintained. The restaurant in the hotel has good breakfast and lunch options. Recommend having dinner at one of the many places on the waterfront. Solid 4 star property.
us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Old world elegance
Great place. Very happy. Once the luxury home of the first Miss South Africa
DOUGLAS, gb4 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Very disappointing
Below average. - right in the high way so lots of noise from traffic - slow service - old non maintained/renovated rooms - WiFi not working - more like a 3 star establishment + nice breakfast outside area Overall very disappointing
Daniel, us2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice set up, big suite, older hotel, away from Restaurants
Dirk, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
St James of Knysna is elegant, well-maintained and in a nice area with quite a few things to do. The staff is very friendly and professional. The rooms are beautiful, spacious and in great condition! We thoroughly enjoyed staying here and would highly recommend it!
Felicity, ca1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great location, but........
We liked the location of the hotel, at the beginning of Kysna and set on the shoreline of the bay. There is some construction work going on in the hotel currently, and they decided to close the restaurant, probably due to winter and not many guests, but even so, they should have put that on the website.. There was a 3 option sandwich menu available in the evening, rather sad really. Also, the other issue we had was the smell of cooking throughout the hotel at 5pm, which was the staff cooking their food as we were told, so the ventilation must not have been working in the kitchen to have caused this kind of overall spread of cooking smells. We had a suite on the first floor and could smell the food in the hall of the suite, we burnt incense and sprayed deodorant to help rid the smell. Overall the hotel was lovely but these few things didn't sit well with us.
Moira, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
lovely hotel. Super food
Wonderful spot on the water, or use the pools, comfortable clean rooms, fantastic food. Great fireplaces if the weather is cold, terrific staff.. sorry we could only stay one night
Kathy, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great facilities and beautiful lagoon edge locatio
Beautiful location at the waters edge with fantastic views . Management team and reception staff exceptionally friendly and welcoming . Breakfast really nice particularly when weather was good enough to dine on the outside patio . Rooms are very spacious and well appointed . There is however need to consider refurbishing the bathroom which is now looking somewhat dated . Would definitely stay here again and especially at the price we paid
Alwyn, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wish we’d stayed longer.
Very pleasing stay with high service levels. Lovely al fresco breakfast.
Michael, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Our favourite hotel in South Africa
We returned to this hotel as we loved it so much on our last visit. Amazing comfort and lovely staff.
Susan, gb3 night romance trip

St James of Knysna