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The Alexander, Knysna, South Africa

5-star5 stars
30 Glenview Road, The Heads, Knysna, Western Cape, 6571, South Africa

Upscale beach guesthouse in Knysna with bar/lounge
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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From 434 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Wonderful ocean views with excellent hospitality and breakfast.Relaxing retreat.Jun 3, 2019
  • Everyone was very friendly, breakfasts were lovely and fantastic well stocked honesty bar…Mar 15, 2019

The Alexander, Knysna, South Africa

  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Hot Tub, Ocean View
  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, Ocean View
  • Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View, Sea Facing
  • Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Garden Area
  • Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View, Garden Area
  • Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View, Garden Area

What’s around The Alexander, Knysna, South Africa


  • Eastern Head View Point - 10 min walk
  • Knysna Lagoon - 10 min walk
  • Garden Route National Park - 10 min walk
  • Leisure Isle - 43 min walk
  • Bollard Bay - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Knysna Golf Club - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Knysna Quays - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 4.9 mi / 7.9 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 37 min drive
  • Free area shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 11 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • Children (15 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking


  • Free area shuttle within 8 km

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2007
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
  • Fireplace
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

The Alexander, Knysna, South Africa’s small print

Also known as

  • Alexander Guesthouse Knysna
  • Alexander Knysna
  • The Alexander Knysna
  • The Alexander Guesthouse
  • The Alexander Guesthouse Knysna


Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

Deposit: ZAR 2500.0 per stay

  • Resort fee: ZAR 0.0

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.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 14 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
A piece of tranquil luxury
I only had one night at the Alexander but would love to have many more with my wife. It is a romantic get away in a beautiful part of the world. Friendly hosts, spectacular views
Stephen, za1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Two nights in Knysna.
The property is situated at the top of the mountain and has spectacular views of the ocean. Staff made us feel welcome on arrival and for the duration of our stay. Attention to detail was impressive, lots of individual touches in the bedroom and public areas. Breakfast is cooked to order. Food was fresh and of good quality. Breakfast is the only meal available so you need to drive down the very steep and narrow mountain road in to town to find a choice of bars and restaurants. Taxi service is limited and needs to be booked in advance.
Dawn, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Highly recommend hotel, amazing place and sevice
It was a great place to stay. The service is amazing and the hotel is breath taking. The view is also amazing. One of the best hotel we stayed in. We highly recommend this hotel.
Joseph, za1 night romance trip

The Alexander, Knysna, South Africa

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