2 Bond Street , Knysna , Western Cape 6571 , South Africa View hotel location on the map
Truly Knysna’s Jewel, A home away from home, a place to relax and unwind. Take in the fresh coastal air with a drink on the huge porch overlooking the town on Knysna. A lodge designed with your comfort in mind, Beds made to ensure a comfy sound sleep and an environment to set your soul at ease. African Jewel Lodge is themed African, each room named after an African Language, Art from the locals and a charm that can only be felt here. Truly an African experience.
AJL caters for private Double rooms, Single rooms, Twin rooms a Dorm room and we also cater for the happy campers (just bring your own tents). The lodge caters for the budget traveller, self catering in a huge kitchen. We offer WIFI in all the rooms, and an internet café for those travelling without technology. Secure parking is available in the property at no extra charge. Experience our African showers with enough Hot water to get you all sparkly again.
30 Mins FREE Internet
FREE Tea & Coffee
FREE Onsite Parking
Knysna itself is the Crown Jewel of the Garden Route, beauty abounding, nature at its best, with loads of activities to keep you busy for a few days. Celebrated as being one of the Garden Route's best known travel destinations, is situated between lush forests and the shores of a peaceful estuary and offers many activities and attractions to a wide variety of people, Including Featherbed Eco Experience, Knysna Elephant Park, Sunset Cruises, Dinner Crusies, Beer Tasting, Forest Mountain Biking, Oyster Farm Tour, The harvest market, Tubing, Bungi Jumping, Golfing, Hiking, Bird Watching to name just a few.
There are multiple accommodation choices in Knysna, Catering for the budget traveller with a choice of 5 Backpackers Hostels, a multitude of B&B’s, Hotels, and Luxury resorts to cater for the more affluent travellers. The Knysna area consists of Knysna, Sedgefield, Brenton, Noetzie, Rheenendal, Belvidere and Buffalo Bay. Indigenous forests, fynbos, lakes, rivers, mountains and beautiful coastlines combined with a moderate climate make the Knysna area a natural Eden.
Discover a wonderfully different Knysna, see her colorful townships and experience her essence. There are a variety of township and cultural tours available. Explore the local Rasta community, eat an African delicacy called “Roosterkoek” or take part in a drumming session. Meet the people – from the Woodcutters in Karatara, to the Italians in Gouna, the Khoi and San Tribes like the Griqua and the Xhosa Speaking people. Experience the Rainbow Nation at its best.
Some of the major Festival attractions Knysna enjoys include the Pink Leorie Gay Mardi Gras (End April/May), The Knysna Oyster Festival (July), The Knysna Marathon (July), The Earth Festival (End July), and of course the famous summer season of the garden route. All these events draw thousands of people from all over to enjoy the delights of Knysna.
Knysna has a moderate climate that makes it the perfect destination all year round. Peak season is in the height of summer in December, but the area is popular with international tourists from September (spring) to April (autumn). The mild winters on the Garden Route ensure sunny and beautiful wind-still days and are often referred to as the “secret season”. Truth be told, day-time temperatures rival a balmy European summer, with an average winter temperature around 19`C.
Where to eat:
One will find a selection of fine restaurants, activities, cultural and heritage experiences, adventure and natural encounters to match your mood, age, physique and budget. Wine and dine your way through a formidable array of fine restaurants, seafood taverns, pubs, coffee shops, delicatessens and other interesting eateries. The famous Knysna oyster features on many a menu. From fusion food with an Oriental flavour to nouveau cuisine; from traditional South African dishes such as Cape Malay-inspired bobotie to a Xhosa delicacy known as umnqusho; from a meaty braai to a syrupy sweet koeksister, Knysna offers it all.
Check in from: 2:00 pm
Check out by: 10:00 am
We offer a Voucher based Wi-Fi solution as well as an internet cafe should the need arise
Knysna is situated on the N2 freeway 500km from Cape Town and 280km from Port Elizabeth, Driving is always the best experience in terms of exposure to the route, however, for those that prefer to fly, the options are: Fly to George and drive about 70km on the N2 to Knysna (in the direction towards PE). Alternatively you can fly to Port Elizabeth, and drive 280km to Knysna, on the N2 (in the direction of Cape Town).
The easiest modes of transport along this route are either by car or bus, the bus terminus is approximately 2 km away which offer taxi services from the terminus. GPS co-ordinates for self-drive guests are: S 34°01.945’ E 023°02.721’
Directions for drivers: Travelling up from Cape Town, drive into Knysa, at the second set of traffic lights, turn LEFT INTO GREY STREET, travel up grey street, The THIRD LEFT into BOND STREET and we are on the corner of Grey and Bond.
Travelling down from PE, drive into Knysa until you see a blue FNB sign on your left side, at the traffic Lights, turn RIGHT INTO GREY STREET, travel up grey street, The THIRD LEFT into BOND STREET and we are on the corner of Grey and Bond.
We offer off street onsite parking for up to 10 vehicles