Knysna Wayside Inn

48 Main Street, Pledge Square, 6570 Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
+27 443 826 011

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Distance to city centre 0.2 mi
Location rating 8.4
Nearest airport Cape Town Intl
Distance to airport 254.3 mi


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  • Good
    2019-10-18, by Siphamandla

    It was fine I did enjoy it

    I was happy with everything

  • Mediocre
    2019-10-06, by Nicholas

    Breakfast okay.

    Disclaimer: I only write positive reviews. If I don't like a place or experience I just don't go back. You have to truly make me so sick to my stomach that I write a negative review like this. Being located in the middle of town has its advantages it terms of walking distances to waterfront. Other than that it's a dreadful place to stay. We stayed 2 horrible nights. Room is alright but bed sheets stained and room dated but acceptable. Staff were a mixed bag - some pleasant and friendly, others like this was just a job for them. The WORST part and hands down the number 1 reason why I will never ever again stay at this hotel was the loud, obnoxious, awful music that was played from the tavern next door. Starting from 7pm right through to 3am it was unbelievable. People screaming outside in the street at each other, the worst dance music imaginable. Bass thump thump thump the entire night. We only needed the room to sleep and didn't get any sleep. I cannot stress what an awful experience this was! How anyone could allow this to happen right next to their guesthouse/hotel is unexplainable. We didn't sleep for 2 nights (Wednesday-Thursday, not even over a weekend). It was unbearable. The hosts never mentioned anything about the music. Not even asking us how we slept or how our stay was. We wanted to have a discussion about our stay but the lady manager/owner (not sure what her role was) tried to be friendly but clearly didn't want to move into the "so let's talk about your stay" territory. Attention owners: this will cost you your business in the long run. The noise pollution outside of legal hours needs to be addressed by you legally as you cannot run a successful guesthouse/hotel with music like that next door. The way this was handled I assume the Tavern and Wayside Inn are owned by the same people. I have never resented a stay more so than the Wayside Inn - truly a terrible experience.

  • Excellent
    2019-10-01, by Sean

    Location great, beds comfortable, great shower, good breakfast & staff very helpful

  • Good
    2019-09-25, by Sebenzile


    Outude noise at night it is like there is a club or drinking bar nearby

  • Excellent
    2019-08-28, by Heloisa

    Great place with lovely staff and great breakfast.

    The First onde tô taken a shower had hot Water. The onde that took a shower later had to taken a cold shower. Dont know what happened

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With a stay at Knysna Wayside Inn in Knysna, you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Pledge Nature Reserve and Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

7.7 Good

based on 170 reviews









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Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Room service
24-hour front desk
Airport shuttle
Free parking
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Cable or satellite TV
Pets not allowed
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities

FAQs when booking at Knysna Wayside Inn

Where is Knysna Wayside Inn located?

Knysna Wayside Inn is located at 48 Main Street, Pledge Square, 0.2 miles from the centre of Knysna. Knysna Quays is the closest landmark to Knysna Wayside Inn.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Knysna Wayside Inn?

Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Knysna Wayside Inn.

Does Knysna Wayside Inn offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Knysna Wayside Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Knysna Wayside Inn offer free parking?

Yes, Knysna Wayside Inn offers free parking.

Does Knysna Wayside Inn offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Knysna Wayside Inn does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Knysna Wayside Inn from the airport?

Knysna Wayside Inn is 16.7 miles from Plettenberg Bay. Knysna Wayside Inn is 38.1 miles from George.

Can you bring pets to Knysna Wayside Inn?

No, pets are not allowed at Knysna Wayside Inn.

Does Knysna Wayside Inn have a pool?

No, Knysna Wayside Inn does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Knysna Quays 0.5 mi
  • Knysna Elephant Park 0.7 mi
  • Knysna-Amatole Montane Forests 1.3 mi
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve 2.1 mi
  • Knysna Golf Club 2.6 mi
  • Goukamma Nature and Marine Reserve 6.1 mi

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Plettenberg Bay 16.7 mi
George 38.1 mi

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