Knysna Tonquani Lodge

Bed & Breakfast / Guest House With Self Catering

Want to be pampered and spoilt? Individually decorated log cabins and family suites all with TV, feather duvets, mini-bar, complimentary port and chocolates, tea, coffee and biscuits. Private patios and barbecues.

Three luxury log cabins with private pool, fireplace and air-conditioning. Superb full breakfasts with pancakes, scones and muffins.


Tonquani – “Beautiful Place”. A more suitable name could not have been chosen. The surrounding mountains, lush vegetation and the soothing sound of flowing water, mirrors the promise Tonquani offers her guests: Peace, tranquillity and total relaxation, reminding you that there are things more important in everyday life. The comfort and luxury this beautiful resort has to offer is immeasurable.

Most chalets accommodate two, and the family suites can comfortably accommodate five people. Each log chalet is luxurious and individually decorated, have private patios, air-conditioning, barbecues, and are serviced daily. Four of the chalets each have a Jacuzzi bath and fireplace, three chalets have private splash pools, and the executive chalet has a private Jacuzzi Spa for the ultimate in pampering.

Guests can look forward to a healthy breakfast which can, on request, be served in your chalet. For our guests’ convenience we offer an affordable on-site laundry service.

Sun loungers invite you to enjoy the welcoming coolness of the main swimming pool which is set in tranquil gardens where you can also enjoy a light lunch at the pool pavilion.

The Tonquani Spa offers an exclusive & intimate spa experience, ideal for couples & friends wanting to spend quality time together while being pampered.

For a truly unique experience, come and stay for a week at Tonquani, & join us in our annual July Oyster Festival which draws thousands of people to our shores to celebrate and devour more than 200 000 oysters in 10 days! The cultivated Knysna Oyster is unique to this area, and is famous for its fresh and nutty taste. The wild coastal oyster is also readily available at local eateries, and are more salty in taste.

Knysna is one of the most beautiful quaint little towns along the Garden Route, and nestles between the impressive Outeniqua Mountains, the Indian Ocean and flanked by forests measuring some 80,000 ha in size, which are managed to strict conservation principles. These forests are also home to the only forest elephants in South Africa. Knysna also has some unique but endangered species such as the Knysna seahorse, the Brenton Blue Butterfly, the delicate Pansy shell and the dwarf chameleon.

A wonderful experience for adults and children would be a visit to Monkeyland, a multi-species sanctuary where primates roam freely through the forest. Guests will be taken on a hour long guided forest walk where more insight is given on the different primates which range from gibbons, lemurs, capuchins to squirrel monkeys – all enjoying a natural environment. No physical contact is allowed between humans and the primates. There are platforms where fruit and vegetables are provided as the forest does not provide enough natural food. Monkeyland is situated between Plettenberg Bay and Knysna.

Tonquani is the perfect base from which to experience everything that Knysna and the Garden Route has to offer.

Tonquani, multi-award-winning Lodge & Spa – You could not make a better choice!.