Accommodation rating: Superior
The St. James of Knysna is an exclusive, owner-run, five-star country house hotel uniquely situated directly on the shores of Knysna Lagoon in 3 acres of magnificent gardens. Setting high standards in personal service the property offers exclusivity, privacy and luxury facilities.
The well-appointed suites and rooms offer spectacular views across this peaceful lagoon towards the dramatic Knysna Heads. Whether you stay in the Manor, the Courtyard or the Cottages, all the rooms and suites feature en suite bathrooms, mini bars, satellite TV, safes, bathrobes and hairdryers.
Located in the Manor building are the elegant dining room and well-stocked wine cellar, main lounge with mezzanine lounge and the Paquita Bar with its lagoon-facing patio. Country style breakfasts, light lunches, teas and snacks are served on the various patios and terraces while candlelit dinners are taken in the dining room. The magnificent gardens offer peaceful walks, a large koi pond, two swimming pools, croquet and angling off the private jetty.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.