Hide Away Guest House

Knysna, Western Cape

Cecil & Colleen Harding, both South Africans own and manage Hide Away Guest House and will be your hosts for the duration of your stay. They have been in the airline and tourism industry for many years having worked for both domestic and international airlines in South Africa and Dubai, and the knowledge they have gained over the years has assisted them in providing you with a great place to stay whilst in Knysna.


This beautiful Cape Colonial Style Guest House offer 7 well-appointed En-suite rooms ranging from Executive to Standard catering for most budgets. Your room is comfortably furnished to enhance the fact that you are in a National Park, boasting with spectacular views from the verandas of the picturesque Knysna Heads and Knysna Lagoon.

At Hide Away Guest House the owners strive for a greener future as they make every effort to use as little energy and water as possible and have implemented systems to aid in lowering their carbon footprint and building a sustainable town, this off course has no effect on the quality of your stay!


The enchanting town of Knysna nestles on the shores of an estuary fed by rivers originating in the Outeniqua Mountains. It is surrounded by lush indigenous forests with the Indian Ocean providing a fresh sea breeze.

Hide Away is ideally situated, located on the main road into Knysna a mere 1.5km to town centre and a brisk 20min walk to the Waterfront where one is in the heart of shopping and eating options.
Three golf courses are right on our doorstep. Pezula, Simola and the Knysna Golf Course are open all year round and you can hire clubs at all three should you decide on the spur of the moment to play 9 or 18 holes.


Enjoy an excellent breakfast every morning prepared by your host. Guests are requested to fill in their breakfast menu the night before to ensure a freshly prepared meal will be ready for them in the morning! Our menu caters for most dietary requirements.

Knysna provides the perfect base to explore the impressive Garden Route. Whether you’re looking for adventure, are a sports lover or prefer to relax in the sun at our swimming pool or simply to get spoilt at one of the many spas in and around the town, Knysna has it all.

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