Candlewood Knysna

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The Property

Candlewood Knysna offers top quality guesthouse accommodation in Knysna, South Africa’s Garden Route. Effortlessly combining the luxury of five-star personal service with home comforts, Candlewood Knysna is a unique, intimate B&B. From the moment you arrive you’ll experience a feeling of having returned – of coming back – even if it’s your first visit with us. That is because our award winning, eco-friendly guesthouse extends a sincerely warm welcome to everyone who visits Candlewood Knysna.

Your hosts, Ines and Andreas Merz, designed Candlewood to meet their own exacting standards and guests will feel totally at home in this lovely guesthouse. From the airy rooms and dining courtyard with its fountain to the carefully maintained garden with its large sun deck, its pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, large atrium with relaxing bar area, their devotion to detail and providing a perfect holiday getaway is apparent.


Each guest room is tastefully appointed in different styles so guests can choose which best suits them. They are:

  • SAND Luxury Balcony Upstairs Room, Honeymoon – Sand is a luxury, queen-sized bedroom with an en suite shower and bath on the first floor. The views from its balcony over the lagoon towards the Knysna Heads will entrance you. There aren’t many things nicer than feeling the soft sea sand under your feet – except for falling asleep in the comfort and luxury of Sand.
  • SEA Luxury Balcony Upstairs Room – Experience the unique opportunity of not only viewing the spectacular Knysna Heads from your balcony, but of marvelling at the view through the Heads from the ocean! This incredible view has been captured in a dramatic photograph that hangs over the king-sized bed. The bed in this luxury room on the first floor may be split into two single beds and the en suite is equipped with a comfortable shower.

  • SKY Premium Balcony Upstairs Room – People say that the sky’s the limit – but we know that the sky is limitless… Our deluxe queen-sized bedroom on the first floor has access to its own balcony and incredible views of the skies over the Knysna lagoon and Heads. This room has an en suite bathroom with shower. We see nothing wrong with having your head in the clouds, so come and dream in Candlewood Knysna’s Sky.

  • SPRAY Luxury Terrace Garden Room – The sound of ocean spray gently falling on the rocks brings a very specific kind of calmness. And with its tranquil ambience, a stay in Spray will leave you feeling peaceful and serene. The king-sized bed may be split into two single beds and the en suite bathroom has a comfortable shower. SPRAY is open to our morning terrace.

  • SHELL Premium Garden Room – A seashell is never empty, it is filled with many things. It holds the sounds of crashing waves and songs that mermaids sing. Listen for those sounds in our premium garden room with a queen-sized bed and an en suite bathroom with shower.

  • SUN Pool-Side Garden Room – Our pool-side garden room is our most modest. Yet it has a private terrace with unbelievable views across the lagoon towards the Knysna Heads. An en suite bathroom with shower compliments the queen-sized room. While you can’t soak up the sun indoors, Sun lets you soak up a sense of comfortable, luxurious calm. And when you leave, you can go with some sunshine in your pocket.

  • STORM Ground Floor Suite – Storm is your haven of calm during your visit. This suite offers stunning views across the lagoon from its private living room and dinette. The queen-sized bedroom has an en suite walk in shower. Experience luxury living on the ground floor and make yourself at home. No balcony.


At our B&B, breakfast is announced by the homely smell of freshly baked breads, and these go well with the sweet taste of childhood in our homemade preserves. We prefer only the best quality for our guests, so all our products and ingredients are sourced from local farmers, dairies, bakers and butchers. We try to keep as local as we can and most of our suppliers are within 40km of Knysna. Like our cheesemaker, Alje, who produces his award-winning cheeses from the edge of the Tsitsikamma forest. Sip a tasty selection from our tailormade tea menu and make yourself at home as a member of our Breakfast Club.

In-Room Amenities

  • Heated towel rails / Luxury linen and Egyptian cotton sheets / Hairdryer and cosmetic magnifying mirror / Air conditioning and heating
  • Mini-Bar fridge / 32” Flat screen with 6 German speaking TV channels – no DSTV / Free WiFi / Nespresso machine
  • Kettle with tea making facilities / Luxury bathrobes / Daily housekeeping


8 Stinkwood Crescent, Upper Old Place, Knysna, South Africa
GPS: -34,0375 23,0626


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Rates: Per room (Unit) Per Night – Max 2 people per room. [ breakfast included in the rate ]


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The Candlewood Tree of Serenity and Calm

The majestic candlewood tree is indigenous to South Africa and, in the Knysna forest, can grow up to 20 meters tall. Early settlers used its bark to treat coughs, songbirds are attracted to its fruit and the Khoisan people know it as the tree of serenity and calm. This is Candlewood Knysna: a serene and calm, luxury guesthouse on a small hill in Knysna.