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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.

Wedding Venues: We have hosted a few small intimate weddings

Romantic: A welcome bottle of cap classic, flowers, chocolates awaits our Honeymoon couples. We can arrange in room massages in front of your fire. Please ask us to arrange anything special you require, we're here to help make this as memorable as possible.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 29
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:30
  • Reviews: 25 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Kids Stay Free
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

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  • Superior Room Superior Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 The Superior Room is furnished with a Queen-size beds and the en-suite bathrooms have showers only. Some units have fire... see more
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      • Standard Family Room Standard Family Room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 The Family Room sleeps a maximum of two adults and two children. The room is furnished with a King-size bed, as well as... see more
        • Rooms Adults
          • Superior Family Suite Superior Family Suite Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 The Family Room is located at the poolside. The Family Suite consists of two inter-leading en-suite rooms. The main... see more 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
            • Rooms Adults
              • Bamboo Grove Bamboo Grove Sleeps 3 Includes: B & B These romantic cottages or apartment-style rooms, are furnished with a king bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and show... see more
                • Adults

                  Reviews for Bamboo, the Guesthouse

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                  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.

                  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."

                  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