Point Lodge Description
Point Lodge is ideally situated at the edge of the Knysna lagoon. Tranquil water laps at the garden wall at high tide. The sparkling pool is set in a beautiful garden with countless bird species. The welcoming dining room, lounge and ‘honesty’ bar have spectacular views across the lagoon. Point Lodge was one of the first guest houses in Knysna and has been in operation since 1991, which is a tribute to our sustained commitment to provide quality accommodation and personal service to international and local visitors alike. A delicious full English and continental breakfast is served in the dining room between 8 and 9am. For evening dining there are many excellent restaurants in Knysna at which we will happily make reservations on our guest’s behalf. We have nine individually decorated bedrooms, six with lagoon views, either from the room or private patio, and three garden view rooms. All bedrooms are non-smoking, but most have patios to accommodate smokers, and are equipped with television, radio\clock, hairdryer, safe and tea and coffee making facilities. Point Lodge is the perfect base to explore the surrounding indigenous forests, beaches and trails. Visit the spectacular Featherbed Nature Reserve, Garden of Eden and Knysna Elephant Park. There are three superb golf courses in Knysna, and another six courses within an hour’s drive. We have an extensive supply of information at our reception, and will gladly make reservations for guests on any of the local activities. Whether seeking relaxation or an active holiday, we will do our utmost to ensure you have a superb holiday!
The imposing sandstone cliffs of the Heads form the gateway to the sea from the Knysna lagoon. In the 1800’s Knysna was a thriving port with many cargo ships braving the treacherous entry at the Head for safe harbour entry in the lagoon. The lagoon today is still one of South Africa’s most utilised stretches of water, with a wide variety of activities on its shores and waters. The area was designated a National Park in 1985, in order to restrict damage to the sensitive estuary ecology. There are many activities in the area - natural forests, beautiful beaches and spectacular cliffs to walk on, boating and fishing on the lagoon and deep-sea, kite surfing, canoeing, snorkling, diving ... the list goes on! Visit the Knysna Elephant Park, Birds of Africa, Monkeyland and one of the game sancutaries in the area. Boat based whale and dolphin watching in season (Aug - Nov). Man made entertainment includes three excellent golf courses, many restaurants and wonderful coffee shops. Tour the oyster company, local brewery or wooden bird carving factory. Small museums and churches are also worth a visit. For indoor relaxation, there are a number of wonderful spas that are an excellent option on a rainy day. Festivals in and around Knysna: Knysna Oyster Festival (marathon, cycling, oyster cooking ect): July Knysna Pink Loerie Festival: May Knysna Gastronomica (Food and colour celebration): September Karoo Kunstefees (Arts and culture festival), Oudtshoorn: April
Point Lodge Directions
FROM CAPE TOWN - 500 km, approx. 5 - 6 hrs drive Take the N2 (national road) directly through Wilderness and Sedgefield. As you approach Knysna you will see the ‘Belvidere’ sign. Continue straight across the bridge - you will pass a sign for Knysna (6kms). The road now winds around the lagoon. 3 km FROM THE BRIDGE THERE IS A SIGN FOR ‘THE POINT’ (B&B) WHERE YOU TURN OFF TO THE RIGHT. Turn immediately to the right again and follow the signs to ‘POINT LODGE’ (approx 100m). If you get into town you have gone too far and need to come back approx 2kms! FROM PORT ELIZABETH - 250 km, approx. 2½ - 3 hrs drive Take the N2 (national road) directly through Tsitsikamma, past Plettenberg Bay and into Knysna. Drive straight through Knysna town on the main road. The last set of traffic lights is at the intersection with Waterfront Drive. Continue straight along the N2 for a further 2kms, past the curio sellers until there is a sign for ‘THE POINT’ (B&B) WHERE YOU TURN OFF TO THE LEFT. Follow the signs to ‘POINT LODGE’ (approx. 100m). If you get as far as the Belvidere bridge, you have gone too far and need to come back approx 3kms! Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.