Parkes Manor

Knysna, Western Cape

Knysna is considered one of the premier destinations in South Africa, and Parkes Manor is the Grande Dame of the Knysna Guest Houses. She is a timeless classic from a bygone era of hospitality excellence.


The splendour of Knysna with endless views over the lagoon, set in expansive, park-like gardens. The tranquil, well positioned Manor House offers guests the ultimate hospitality experience. The old-world Manor is freshly renovated to give you the charm and grandeur of yesteryear with all the little luxuries you would expect from a modern establishment.


The Manor is a short walk, or a 3-minute drive, from the famous Knysna Waterfront where you will find fine restaurants, boutiques and charming local shops and stores. Explore the surrounding areas and you will find that Knysna is positioned perfectly between the forest, the beach, and various animal safari adventures, with none of the attractions more than a short drive away.


The manor house consists of 9 individually decorated spacious suites, each with En-suite bathroom (completely renovated in 2018). Enjoy a full breakfast in our beautiful dining room every day of your stay. We also offer a dinner service, so if you would prefer to dine in you may pre-book dinner and we will be happy to prepare you a delicious three-course meal. The perfect end to a long day of exploring the Garden Route!

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