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About Knysna Backpackers @ Edge Of Africa Lodge

Knysna Backpackers @ Edge of Africa Lodge offers superior backpacker accommodation with fresh linen and serviced rooms, modern bathrooms and comfortable seating areas.

This century-old Victorian House (a listed national monument) is the oldest existing backpackers lodge in Knysna and is perfectly situated on a slope, overlooking the Knysna Lagoon. A place where you can put your feet up and admire the view or take a two-minute stroll to town and explore Knysna.

As well as backpacker accommodation, we also offer Private Double en-suite, Standard Private Doubles and Dorms. Rooms are basic but comfortable, each with beautiful high ceilings and original yellow-wood flooring.

Facilities include: BBQ facility in garden; free Wi-Fi; communal lounge with TV; complimentary tea/coffee and morning snack; book exchange; clean bathrooms; a covered patio area with lots of activity information and flyers.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Type: Backpacker
  • Sleeps: 36
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English

Availability and pricing

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  • Dorm Room 1 Dorm Room 1 Sleeps 1 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 10 12 sleeper dorm with bunks in a spacious room with high ceilings and a lovely bay window overlooking town and lagoon.... see more
    • Rooms Adults
      • Dorm Room 3 Dorm Room 3 Sleeps 1 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 8 Comfortable 6-sleeper dorm with bunks - ideal for small groups or families. Guests have access to a shared communal area... see more
        • Rooms Adults
          • Dorm Room 2 Dorm Room 2 Sleeps 1 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 6 Cosy 6-sleeper dorm with bunks, high ceilings and a lovely bay window overlooking town and lagoon. Can also be reserved... see more
            • Rooms Adults
              • Dorm Room 4 Sleeps 1 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 6 Dorm room with 3/4 double bunk beds. Arrangements can be changed for exclusive occupancy but all beds must be booked at... see more
                • Rooms Adults
                  • Family En-Suite Room Family En-Suite Room Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Spacious room with double bed and bunk plus private en-suite bathroom with a separate bath and shower. A comfortable... see more
                    • Adults
                      • Private Double Room Private Double Room Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Normally a private with double bed and chest of drawers, can also accommodate groups of 4 in bunks at dorm bunk rate if... see more
                        • Adults

                          Reviews for Knysna Backpackers @ Edge Of Africa Lodge

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                          Jaco Swart
                          26 June 2019

                          All the people were really friendly and helpful, lots of fun and places to go

                          Frederik Nagel
                          05 January 2019

                          Lovely old house with perfect location, quiet street just around the corner from anything you would want. Shops, restaurants, waterfront etc. Very helpful and approachable staff, especially Jason ;) The main bathroom's window was locked so it did get a little stuffy at times, but that's honestly my biggest complaint.

                          Werner van der Merwe
                          02 January 2018

                          Friendly people, showed me around the place and explained the rules etc Affordable overnight stop if using the bunkbeds

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                          Knysna Backpackers @ Edge Of Africa Lodge is 0.5km from the centre of Knysna , the nearest airport 74.5km (George Airport).
                          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling