Offers the ultimate hospitality experience
Parkes Manor is the Grande Dame among the guest houses in Knysna, a timeless classic reviving the charme and elegance of a long gone era. Situated in a large park-like garden the manor house offers beautiful views over the Knysna lagoon.
Reopened in 2013 and carefully restored to detail Parkes Manor offers the ultimate hospitality experience in a calm and cosy environment but yet well positioned to easily access all amenities the center of the Garden Route has to offer.
Parkes Manor was built in 1927 by the Parkes family and was used for three generations as a prestigious residence. The manor house consists of nine individually decorated spacious suites, each with an ensuite bathroom with shower and separate bathtub, air-condition, fan, tea/coffee making facility, TV, DVD-player, desk, minibar, safe and underfloor heating.
Three of our suites face the lagoon and the garden. These suites are slightly smaller but have a beautiful view. The standard suites are back facing and slightly larger.
In the right wing of the house you can find the dining room with an outdoor verandah for the beautiful summer days. In the left wing of the house there are the bar and the cozy fireplace lounge. Here is also an outdoor patio for warm summer nights.
A sumptuous breakfast consisting of a cold buffet and hot á la carte is included in your overnight rate. Light meals a la carte are always available for lunch and dinner. On request we serve a set three course dinner – please book in advance.