About 1200 squaremeters in size Parkes Manor was built in 1927 by the Parkes family and was used for three generations as a prestigious residence. The family had gained some wealth through the growing forestry at the beginning of the 20th century and acquired the 12000 squaremeter property overlooking the beautiful Knysna lagoon.

For a long time the house was only used for private purposes, but in november 2013 it was reopened as an old-world-charming and elegant guest house. Be our guest in the heart of the Garden Route.

The manor house consists of nine individually decorated spacious suites, each with ensuite bathroom with shower and separate bathtub, aircondition, fan, tea/coffee making facility, TV, DVD-player, desk, minibar, safe and underfloor heating. Each room has access to a private patio or balcony.

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. They are also the quieter option.

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 available.

From the prestigious entrance staircase you reach the park-like garden with a beautiful pool, a shady summer garden pavilion and many distributed seatings. We also have our own tee and putting green for the golfing enthusiasts. Sufficient free and secure parking facilities are located on the property.

A sumptuous breakfast consisting of a cold buffet and hot รก 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.

Our wonderful team is there to help you with all your needs to make your stay in Knysna a most memorable one.