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The St. James of Knysna is an exclusive, owner-run, five star Country House Hotel uniquely situated directly on the shores of the famous Knysna Lagoon.

The 15 luxury styled rooms and suites are located across the Manor House and The Courtyard. With a distinctive colonial style, most rooms have uninterrupted lagoon views from their patios or balconies (others are garden facing). All rooms feature en-suite bathrooms with a separate bath and shower, bathrobes, air-conditioning, satellite television, minibar and tea and coffee facilities. The Courtyard rooms enjoy access to a private swimming pool. The Manor House boasts a superb dining room serving country style breakfasts, light lunches, tea and dinners. There is a well-stocked wine cellar, the main lounge has a log fire place, the Paquita Bar, patios and terraces offer spectacular lagoon views. The gardens include peaceful walks, a Koi pond, two swimming pools, croquet and a private jetty.


Luxury Style Rooms & Suites



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All the rooms and suites feature en-suite bathrooms, mini bars, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite television, safes, direct-dial telephones, bathrobes and hairdryers.