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About Bamboo, the Guesthouse

A warm welcome awaits you at Bamboo, the Guesthouse, a Bed and Breakfast establishment in the picturesque Garden Route town of Knysna. We are committed to ensuring that your stay with us is relaxing, enjoyable and memorable.

We are conveniently located just a short drive from the bustling town centre of Knysna and its vibrant Waterfront, where shoppers and diners will discover many delights around each corner. Bamboo is also situated within easy reach of the famous Knysna Heads, Leisure Isle, Thesen Island and 3 magnificent golf courses.

Nestled in a truly magnificent, forested garden with 2 sparkling saltwater swimming pools, are 15 elegantly furnished en suite rooms with private terraces or decks. Each room has a character of its own and is accessed via an elevated wooden walkway that weaves its way through our magical garden. All rooms are serviced daily and contain a bar fridge, flat screen TV, radio/alarm iPod dock, mini safe, ceiling fan, wall heater, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Honeymooners are offered two lavish options, a secluded garden cottage or a tree top suite. Our family rooms and suites cater for families with kids of all ages.

A sumptuous breakfast is served daily on our elevated deck looking out onto our very own patch of Knysna forest. Guests may choose from our cold buffet offerings of homemade muffins and muesli, fresh fruit salad and yoghurt, and may order hot dishes from our menu, including omelettes, eggs Benedict, full English, French toast and sweet or savoury pancakes. Light lunches are available.

Our well stocked in house curio shop houses an eclectic collection of African art, crafts and artefacts including jewellery, paintings, baskets, carvings, batiks, key rings and other decorative items.

Your genial hosts, Jaynie and Gordon, and their staff are always available to share their wide knowledge of Knysna and the surrounding areas with you and to arrange bookings for activities, excursions and restaurants.

Some of the activities available in the area include snorkeling, surfing, kloofing/canyoning, kite surfing, sailing, lagoon and ocean cruises, paragliding, skydiving, fishing, bungee jumping, horse riding, hiking, quad biking, kloofing/canyoning, abseiling, canoeing, dolphin and whale watching.

The Knysna area hosts a variety of attractions, including three golf courses, wildlife sanctuaries, game and nature reserves, beaches, forests, mountain passes, wine estates, ostrich farms, museums, art galleries, restaurants and shops.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 45
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Reviews: 25 Reviews

Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • Portfolio Collection
  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
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  • Superior Room Superior Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 4 King, twin or double bedded garden or treetops en-suite (shower) rooms - extra bed for 1 child on request only.
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      • Honeymoon Room Honeymoon Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 Romantic cottage or apartment style rooms - two feature both bath and shower, one has a private swimming pool and all... see more Features:  Queen beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Fan see more Queen beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Garden views
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          • Superior Family Suite Superior Family Suite Sleeps 5 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 Two en-suite inter-leading rooms at the poolside. Equipped kitchenette and fireplace. Can sleep up to 3 children Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, Double beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Garden views
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              • Standard Room Standard Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 Garden or courtyard rooms with double beds, en-suite bathroom (shower) and private deck or courtyard. Features:  Double beds, Queen beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only see more Double beds, Queen beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Garden views
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                  • Family Room Family Room Sleeps 5 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Larger king or twin bedded garden rooms with bunk/single beds for 3 children. Shared bathroom (shower only). Features:  Twin beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, King beds, DStv, En-suite, Shower only, Balcony/patio, Bunk beds, Single beds, Fan, Heater, Television, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Garden views
                    • Rooms Adults

                      Reviews for Bamboo, the Guesthouse

                      25 guest reviews Reviews of

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                      Su
                      06 February 2018

                      This was a really wonderful choice of accommodation to of stayed at. We were warmly welcomed by the hosts. They were friendly and took really good care of us. The place was beautiful inside out. The environmental set up was amazing. I loved it. It was clean and tidy. The room was comfy. We had everything we needed. The service was good. The breakfast was lovely. I would go back again. I would also recommend it to others.

                      Debbie Soll
                      20 June 2017

                      All were very friendly and garden must be a paradise when there is enough water! Appreciated the hospitality.

                      jasna
                      09 February 2017

                      The staff was very kind and helpful. We were upgraded to better room, because our daughter was ill and there she had more space. Thank you again for that.

                      Mrs Röllig
                      27 December 2014

                      Wir haben uns in diesem \Urwald\" sehr wohl gefühlt und besonders den Grillabend genossen.(RoomsForAfrica translated)We felt very comfortable in this \"jungle\" and particularly enjoyed the barbecue."

                      Dupreez
                      24 December 2014

                      The Bamboo was an unexpected pleasure - a tropical oasis. Fun, flighty and luxury combined. Beautiful setting with great service and food.

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                      Bamboo, the Guesthouse is 4.9km from the centre of Knysna , the nearest airport 78.1km (George Airport).
                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling