Knysna Hollow Review | Knysna

My Knysna journey started and ended with Knysna Hollow, which was 'home' for the four days I was there. Set up a shady lane, as you enter the town, it was close enough to ensure a short drive to all festival activities, but far enough from the bustling crowds to enjoy a little peace and quiet when needed.

To be fair, my journey didn't quite start at the Hollow - it started with a lovely mid-morning flight from Cape Town to George - in a plane with propellers. This was a first for me - even though it was only a 50 minute flight, every one of those minutes was spent wondering whether the propeller would soon be flying through my window.

However, we arrived safely in George (thanks, propellers) - over a scenic journey of snow-capped mountains and ocean. (My little Peppertree Weekend Bag proved to be the perfect companion for hand luggage - if you find yourself looking for something pretty, practical and proudly South African). The beautiful drive through Wilderness made the hour a rather delightful one - the views of the coast and rivers preparing any traveler for the week to come.

Knysna Hollow is a large, sprawling country estate, with three swimming pools with free standing suites scattered around pools and down garden paths. My own little oasis had twin beds, a lounge with fireplace and a rather beautiful bathroom.

The main lodge has as large restaurant (behind the bicycles, above) which caters for lunches and dinners, a bar and lounge area and then also for daily breakfast. It proved to be a great place to catch up with other bloggers between activities, with a rather lovely selection of wines available too.

Family friendly, with more than enough room to move around without bumping in to hundreds of other guests, the Hollow was a perfect base for our time in Knysna - with Clive, the owner, being a very friendly and gracious host.

With a vegetable garden, three swimming pools, bicycles for hire and a life-size chess board it's a family friendly retreat in the Garden Route.

All images and views are my own. I enjoyed my stay as guests of Knysna Hollow and the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival.


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