Where to Stay - South Africa

Alexander Guest House
Knysna Accommodation

Guest House Accommodation in Knysna

  • Royal Suite Bedroom
  • Royal Suite Deck and Jacuzzi
  • Areal View of The Alexander
  • Entrance to The Alexander
  • Captain Suite Bedroom
  • Penthouse Suite
  • Pearl Bedroom
  • Amber Bedroom
  • Oyster Room
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Perched in a prime position on the spectacular Knynsa Heads with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, The Alexander takes style, ambience and personal service to new heights. Each of our six suites and rooms has been individually created using lavish furnishings, decorations and objects d'art to provide guests with a uniquely sensual environment for relaxation and recreation.

From the moment you are offered a complimentary welcome drink on arrival you can expect to be pampered, indulged and cosseted by our attentive, courteous staff in an atmosphere of unashamed opulence. Unwind with a glass of fine wine on the sundeck, take in the glorious seascape and watch for whales and dolphins in the ocean below. Sip a refreshing sundowner from the 'Martini seat' in our stylish rim-flow pool or jacuzzi.

Experience the sheer indulgence of our gourmet breakfast or a sundowner braai. Enjoy a movie in your room from our 'on demand' DVD library before sinking into your luxurious super-king bed and being lulled to sleep by the hypnotic sound of the waves beneath.

The Alexander is a fantastic base to experience and explore the Garden Route.

If you are thinking about visiting us in July then dont forget to visit the famous Knysna Oyster Festival which attracts thousands of visitors across 10 days.

Royal Honeymoon - You'll feel like the king (or queen) of the castle in this sumptuous suite with its fabulous ocean views and richly decorated Chinese screens. What could be more royally romantic than sinking deep into your raised bath and gazing at the flickering flames of the elegant 'pebble' fire? Or luxuriating in your own Jacuzzi on your private deck before curling up to enjoy your favourite movie or CD? Additional features include: Double steam shower, Plasma TV in bedroom, Rear projector TV in lounge, Mini bar, Air conditioning and Underfloor heating.

Pilots View Penthouse - Be master of all you survey in this stunning crow's nest with spectacular views of the Western Head and Indian Ocean. Tastefully furnished and decorated with statuettes and other fine artworks, the Penthouse features a double aspect 'pebble' fire, comfortable sofa and spacious en-suite bathroom with raised bath and double shower. A private patio and deck with large heated ozone Jacuzzi pool adds yet another touch of sheer indulgence. Additional features include: LCD TV, Mini bar, Air conditioning and Underfloor heating.

Captains - This gorgeously furnished split-level suite oozes character and features an elegant sitting room with two sofas, double-aspect 'pebble' fire and a collection of beautiful objects d'art. A few steps above are the bedroom and enticing en-suite bathroom with raised bath and double shower. Additional features include: LCD TV, Mini bar, Air conditioning and Underfloor heating.

Amber - Decorated in warm sunset tones and rich textures, you'll be captivated by the Amber Room's seductive atmosphere. Spacious, yet intimate, the room features a lavish walk-in bathroom with bath, separate shower and twin washbasins of amber glass. Step through the patio doors and you'll be greeted by a unique view of Knysna's Western Head and the ocean beyond - the perfect spot to sip a cocktail on your private deck or lay back and soak up the African sun. Additional features include: LCD TV, Mini bar, Air conditioning and Underfloor heating

Pearl - You'll feel a glow of contentment as you enter this spacious room with its silky fabrics, vibrant scarlet accent colours and wide patio doors. A beautiful bathroom featuring corner bath and separate shower beckons, as does the private furnished sundeck with its breathtaking ocean views. Additional features include: LCD TV, Mini bar, Air conditioning and Underfloor heating

Oyster- As fresh and natural as a dozen oysters, this stylish room is decorated with silks and other fine fabrics to create an opulent, calming ambience. Spacious and with wide patio doors that invite cooling sea breezes, you'll enjoy the luxury of a gorgeous ensuite bathroom with corner bath and separate shower. A private sundeck, furnished with dining table, chairs and loungers, is the ideal spot to take in the spectacular Indian Ocean views. Additional features include: LCD TV, Mini bar, Air conditioning and Underfloor heating.

Situated on the very edge of Knysna's Eastern Head, The Alexander enjoys one of the most exclusive locations in South Africa. The views and ambiance are so captivating that you may never want to venture beyond its boundaries.

But if you do, you'll be richly rewarded. The entrance to the lagoon, with its scuba diving and angling facilities, is directly below The Alexander. Knysna's vibrant town centre, waterfront and quays, offering a bewildering choice of fine restaurants and shops, are a mere 10-minute drive away. An excursion to the vast, unspoiled beaches of nearby Brenton-on-Sea and Buffel's Bay will invigorate your body and spirit and a lagoon cruise, nature walk or exhilarating catamaran trip through the turbulent waters of the Heads will provide an unforgettable experience.

Go further afield to Plettenberg Bay, just 20 minutes by road, and you'll discover unique wildlife attractions such as the Knysna Elephant Park, Birds of Eden, Monkeyland, Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve and boat trips to view whales, dolphins and sharks at close range. Thrill-seekers should not miss the chance to take to the air in a helicopter, light aircraft of paraglider, or enjoy the challenge of abseiling, bungee-jumping or quad biking.

Amber Room
Sleeps up to 2
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Captain (Honeymoon) Suite
Sleeps up to 4
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Oyster Room
Sleeps up to 2
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Pearl Room
Sleeps up to 2
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Pilot's View Penthouse
Sleeps up to 2
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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Royal (Honeymoon) Suite
Sleeps up to 2
Min Stay Period: 1 night
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30 Glenview Rd, Pilots view, The Heads, Knysna

GPS: -34.0768235, 23.0622566 Map

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A 50% Deposit is required to secure your booking.

Cancellations 0 to 7 days prior forfeit 100% of accommodation.

Cancellations 8 to 14 days prior forfeit 75% of accommodation .

Cancellations 15 to 21 days prior forfeit 50% of accommodation.

Cancellations 22 to 28 days prior forfeit 50% of deposit.

Cancellations in excess of 28 days prior forfeit up to 20% administration fee to cover bank charges & R150 handling fee.

  • Airport Transfers
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bar on site
  • BBQ Area
  • Conference Facilities
  • Fridge
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Hair Dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Air-con
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Service
  • Laundry Service / Facilities
  • Mini Bar
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • Safe in room
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Sea View
  • Shops Nearby
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Game Reserves
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Popular Routes
  • Culture
  • Wildlife
  • Golfing

My wife and i stayed at the The Alexander on 7 July on the way back to East London from Cape Town. I wanted to spoil her as it was our 1st anniversary 5days before so booked her into a 5 STAR, Place is nice and we were welcomed in by the caretaker who was very helpful at about 5PM after which we left as it was the oyster fest and we wanted to drive around and see what was going on! On Arriving back at The Alexander we noticed under floor heating was still not working as we switched it on before we went out and phoned Wayne the owner who said give it a bit longer to warm up at about 9 we decided to bath only to find no hot water!so I phoned Wayne the owner again who said he will come look. He told me hot water was on timers and heated floor not working,but his attitude was despicable, he was condescending, cocky and very rude,he said we can bath in another room or wait till 2am as there will be hot water then!as he walked out the room mumbling rude words under his breath, I turned around to find my wife in tears, this was now at 10pm we were so offended by the owner Wayne that we decided to leave and drive the 6 hours home to El!So we phoned him and informed him of our decision to leave to which we got the reply “OK” WOW THAT IS HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST! Just wanted to share my experience cause I though we would have a great time there seeing pics of place and it being a 5 STAR! But we warned about the owner who does not treat this guest well when there are some complaints