Absolutely no reason to leave
On the west shore of Knysna’s lagoon you will find the beguiling beauty that is Belvidere Manor, South Africa’s most romantic – and most relaxed – getaway. Belvidere House, built in 1849 presides over the property in the exclusive Belvidere Estate, and is the architectural model for 34 individual cottages, each offering a private retreat and situated in the beautiful gardens overlooking the lagoon. The cottages offer the traveler spacious and comfortable accommodation and have wide verandas, an airy living room with fireplace, TV and dvd player, wifi access, a fully equipped kitchen and options of one, two or three en-suite double bedrooms. Guests enjoy the advantages of full hotel service, whilst having their own space.
Savour lazy breakfasts on the patio of Belvidere House whilst soaking up the sparkling lagoon views. Explore the wide variety of activities in the area, or just relax and take a light lunch by the pool. Have a game of boule, tennis or take a boat trip on the lagoon as the sun goes down. Dinner is served at Caroline’s bistro where country-style venison, seafood and vegetarian dishes are served with South African flair. The Bell, Knysna’s smallest pub, occupies the oldest building at Belvidere and offers snacks, seafood or burgers in the gardens or, in winter, by the warmth of a traditional wood-burning stove.
There’s every reason to stay at Belvidere. Trouble is, there’s absolutely no reason to leave.