The Garden Route and Knysna is a favourite honeymoon destination for locals and international newlyweds alike. Enjoy long beaches perfect for sunset walks and choose from many romantic experiences including lagoon sailing cruises, gentle hikes, quiet picnics, stand-up paddleboarding, or kayaking, to recuperate following an often demanding and busy wedding schedule.
With so many accommodation options available, picking the perfect romantic getaway can be challenging. Don’t worry, we are here to help; here is our pick of the perfect honeymoon spots in Knysna for that first-in-your-lifetime together, getaway:
Alkira is an exclusive lodge privately situated in a fynbos nature reserve on Knysna’s famous Western Head. This private retreat offers panoramic views over Knysna and her lagoon and is the perfect place to escape in nature and connect with your new partner. There are plenty of cosy spaces where you can put your feet up and linger quietly with your loved one. Days at Alkira are meant for relaxing with a holiday read on a shady outdoor sofa, working on your tan, taking a dip in the pool, floating in the hot tub, or snoozing in the sun.
All of the rooms are en suite with showers big enough for two and all have a private patio and views. They are individually decorated with modern, clean lines and sumptuous soft furnishings. And there is a small team of staff who will ensure an absolutely unforgettable stay, from crafting private dinners or picnics to organising excursions exclusively for two.
Set in the most iconic position right on the water at the famous heads in Knysna, Beacon House offers an idyllic self-catering escape. These apartments are perfect for couples seeking a private and romantic getaway with great views.
Here you can be in easy reach of all of Knysna’s attractions and just a few steps from the beach and tidal rock pool. You have your own fully equipped kitchen to whip up a lunch or braai with a view on the deck. Or just curl up on the sofa in front of the fire when you need some time-out together. If you don’t feel like cooking, Knysna’s most popular waterside eating spot, East Head Cafe, is situated within a few metres of Beacon House.
Thesen Harbour Town
The apartments at Thesen Harbour Town are convenient, central, and comfortable. For those looking for an adventurous holiday exploring Knysna they are perfectly located to enjoy the Thesen Island vibe and all the Thesen restaurants and activities right on your doorstep. This is the one place you can comfortably stay in Knysna and never need to get into your car, all the conveniences really are right on your doorstep.
Choose from the ultimate in luxury and comfort at the Penthouse, enjoy a cosy getaway at the Studio, or enjoy a sun-filled space in the Apartment with a lounge and kitchenette overlooking the leafy central courtyard.