Welcome to Hide Away

Guest House - Knysna - Garden Route - South Africa

We are open for business!

Call us on +27 44 382 3317 for rates and bookings or book online!
Note that we are taking all precautions according to COVID-19 Government health and safety guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and guests


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As COVID-19 is having its effect on the world, here in Knysna we are blessed having great natural beauty surrounding us. The ever changing moods of the Knysna Estuary or the stunning Knysna Forests, nature has taken the time to restore itself. The challenge now is to retain the pristine state we find ourselves in.

Whether you are a leisure or business traveller, consider Hide Away Guest House as your home-away-from-home whilst in Knysna. As we have protocols in place with regard to COVID-19, on arrival you will be required to sanitise your hands and your temperature will be taken. We are sure that after your trip you will be more than ready for a cup of tea, coffee, glass of wine or a cold beer. Sit and relax for a few minutes and get to know your hosts, Cecil & Colleen Harding, who will be hidden behind their masks! You will be introduced to all that Knysna and the surrounding areas has to offer. If you are needing any reservations to be made for either activities or restaurants, these will be dealt with quickly and efficiently. Then it’s off to your room to unpack and relax.

There are a number of items that may not be in your room as a result of the Tourism Covid-19 Protocols, i.e. gowns, mini bar although there is a fridge for you to store your personal foodstuffs and/or drinks. Sanitiser and wet wipes are available in each room for use whilst you are at Hide Away.

For the business traveller – and all other visitors to Hide Away – our complimentary high speed and uncapped WiFi offering is available in all areas. The contents of the mini-bar in each room are refilled on a daily basis, as are the complimentary tea/coffee tray offerings. Use of the gym is available for all guests and is well equipped for most workouts.

The 4* TGCSA graded Guest House/Bed and Breakfast (B&B), located on the main road, is approx. 1.5 kms from the centre of town, the Knysna waterfront and the ever increasing popular Thesen Island. An approximate 20 minute walk to the waterfront before dinner is a great way to stretch your legs after a long journey. We suggest that you make use of our excellent taxi services (no Uber unfortunately) to return to Hide Away after a leisurely dinner. The restaurants are more than happy to arrange transport for you.

With numerous restaurants and coffee shops in the area – see our Restaurant Page – you will be spoilt for choice and this after enjoying an excellent breakfast every morning prepared by Cecil. Guests are requested to fill in their breakfast menu the night before to ensure a freshly prepared meal in the morning! Our menu caters for most dietary requirements.

We regret no children under 2 and no pets are permitted. We are a LGBT friendly establishment.

Welcome to your home-away-from-home whilst travelling along the well-known Garden Route! We hope that you plan to stay with us at least 3 nights in order to make the most of everything