Blackwaters River Lodge

Self Rated: 4.0 out of 5
N2 Highway between Knysna and Sedgefield, opposite the Buffalo Bay turn-off, Knysna, 6570, South Africa
4.5 out of 5 rating 39 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

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Property Details

Property Location

Located in Knysna, Blackwaters River Lodge is on a river, a 1-minute drive from Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve and 7 minutes from Knysna Lagoon. This 4-star guesthouse is 4.2 mi (6.7 km) from Garden Route National Park and 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from Buffalo Bay Beach.


Make yourself at home in one of the 18 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your Select Comfort bed comes with premium bedding. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.


Practice your swing on the golf course and enjoy other recreational amenities, such as an outdoor pool and bicycles to rent. Additional amenities at this guesthouse include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).


Enjoy a satisfying meal at Earth and Fire serving guests of Blackwaters River Lodge. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served daily from 8 AM to 11 AM.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Knysna Lagoon - 6.2 km / 3.9 mi
Garden Route National Park - 6.7 km / 4.2 mi
Buffalo Bay Beach - 9.4 km / 5.8 mi
Knysna Elephant Park - 11.6 km / 7.2 mi
Knysna Quays - 11.9 km / 7.4 mi
Pledge Nature Reserve - 12.1 km / 7.5 mi
Thesen Island - 12.9 km / 8 mi
Brenton Beach - 13.2 km / 8.2 mi
Scarab Village - 13.4 km / 8.3 mi
Sedgefield Beach - 13.8 km / 8.6 mi
Featherbed Nature Reserve - 14.9 km / 9.2 mi
Simola Golf Course - 15.3 km / 9.5 mi
Knysna Golf Club - 16.7 km / 10.4 mi
West Head View Point - 16.8 km / 10.4 mi

The nearest airports are:
George (GRJ) - 58.6 km / 36.4 mi
Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 45.6 km / 28.3 mi

The preferred airport for Blackwaters River Lodge is George (GRJ).

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 10am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: ZAR 500 per night

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

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 550.00 per person
  • Late check-in fee: ZAR 150.00 for check-in after 7 PM
  • Late check-out fee: ZAR 750.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 350.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • -Wedding services
  • -Bar/lounge
  • -Free breakfast
  • -Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • -24-hour front desk
  • -Concierge services
  • -Smoke-free property
  • -Terrace
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Outdoor pool
  • -Barbecue grill(s)
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • -Free self parking
  • -Business center
  • -One meeting room
  • -Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Pool sun loungers
  • -Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • -Golf course on site
  • -Parking (limited spaces)
  • -Restaurant
  • -Garden
  • -Picnic area
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • -Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • -Wheelchair accessible parking