The St. James of Knysna is a five-star country house on the banks of the idyllic Knysna Lagoon.
Only 2.5 km from the centre of town – and 2.8 km from the popular The Waterfront Knysna Quays (with its restaurants, shops, etc.) – The St. James is also just a few minutes’ drive from Knysna’s championship golf courses: Simola, Pezula, and the Knysna Golf Club.
And if you love the water – for canoeing, kiteboarding, or just paddling about – well, the Lagoon’s right there at the end of our lush and expansive gardens.
As guests of the St. James, you’ll be treated to a complimentary, 90-minute cruise on our pontoon barge, ‘The Boat,’ which departs from our private jetty to explore the upper reaches of the Lagoon. A romantic, relaxing introduction to the Knysna River estuary in the central region of South Africa’s largest unfenced wildlife preserve: the Garden Route National Park.
Welcome to the independent, owner-run The St. James of Knysna – with its luxury suites, bed and breakfast accommodation, guest lounge (with lending library and board games), exclusive gift boutique, and expansive formal and informal gardens featuring two swimming pools and numerous seating areas.
As a Bike Friendly Certified venue, St James provides secure bike storage for overnight guests and a range of bike friendly amenities and services (see full list below).