Where to Stay

The Simola Hillclimb would not happen without the support of local businesses such as our accommodation partners listed below. We encourage you to support them as they support us – some of them will even give you a special rate for the Hillclimb weekend.


Simola Hotel, Country Club and Spa

Welcome to Simola Hotel, Country Club and Spa – the premier golfing and leisure destination on the Garden Route. Set above the beautiful town of Knysna, the hotel boasts awe inspiring views across the Knysna estuary, over emerald hills and the Knysna River, all the way to the famous Heads in the distance.
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Simola Golf & Country Estate


Belvidere Manor

Belvidere Manor Lagoonside Cottages offers comfortable accommodation in free-standing single and double storey cottages set in two hectares of landscaped gardens, some with views of the Knysna Lagoon which is just a few hundred metres away. Cottages have wide verandas, comfortable living rooms, fully equipped kitchens and one, two or three ensuite bedrooms. All cottages have fireplaces, ceiling fans, heaters, satellite television and DVD players, WI-FI access, complimentary tea and coffee, adjacent covered parking, and are serviced daily. Three elegant new en-suite hotel rooms have private patios leading to a shared vine covered terrace. The sparkling swimming pool is open to all guests in residence.
Rates include a delicious full English breakfast. Lunch and dinner are available from the quaint onsite tavern, The Bell, which serves authentic English pub fare like pot pies with generous meaty fillings, and beer-battered hake with mushy peas. It is fully licenced with craft beer and gin on tap and an extensive wine list.
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Blackwaters River Lodge

Blackwaters River Lodge is a magical piece of paradise, tucked away in a beautiful valley on the banks of the Goukamma River. Set on several hectares of pristine gardens, it is surrounded by indigenous forest and offers peace, tranquility and the opportunity for complete relaxation.

The lodge conveniently situated just off the N2, between Knysna and Sedgefield opposite the Buffels Bay turn off. It is just 10 minutes from the quaint towns of Knysna and Sedgefield and 15 minutes from the Simola Hillclimb Event Grounds!

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Guadeloupe Self Catering Luxury Apartments

Situated high up on the hill of Knysna Heights are the Guadeloupe Self Catering apartments. Each apartment is individually decorated with flair. Guest comfort is a priority in these well equipped apartments where you’ll want for nothing.
The apartments sleep from 2 to 6 in spacious comfort and luxury.
Only 2km from the centre of town and the Simola Hillclimb FanFest and only 5km from the Event Grounds – Guadeloupe is your ideal base from which to spend the Hillclimb weekend!
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Knysna Chalets

Knysna Chalets is found close to the village of Knysna, which is a great place for shopping and dining with a brewery, top-class restaurants and lots of waterfront attractions.
Close by, the Knysna lagoon is a pristine haven for fishing, water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, paddling or a relaxing sightseeing cruise. The Knysna Heads is one of the most famous features along the entire Southern African coastline and the Knysna oysters are famous all over the world.
The resort has a games room, children’s playground, and swimming pool and each chalet features a private braai area
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Knysna Hollow

Knysna Hollow re-opened in October 2018 as a brand-new contemporary country retreat offering stylish accommodation, authentic dining in our casual restaurant, Social Eatery and warm, personal service.
The 44 contemporary Garden Suites are situated in our lush gardens and offer all modern amenities in a spacious and serene atmosphere. These modern, air-conditioned rooms each feature satellite television, Nespresso® coffee stations, laptop safes, mini-bar fridges, L’Occitane guest amenities, king-size beds and private patios overlooking the gardens with two sparkling swimming pools.
The modern Cape Country Manor House is the focal point of the Estate and houses all our public areas – restaurant, bar, reception, sun deck and internet library. Our casual restaurant, Social Eatery, serves authentic, local food throughout the day and Social Bar is the ideal spot to enjoy an ice-cold Craft Beer on tap or a bespoke Gin & Tonic. Our wine list offers a range of unique South African wines from independent Estates and our small wine cellar provides the option of choosing a premium, aged wine to enjoy on that special occasion.
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Portland Manor Country Estate

Portland Manor is a working farm on a 212 ha estate in the Rheenendal countryside, 26 km from the centre of Knysna. Perfect for active families and groups of friends, accommodation is offered in the Lawnwood Residence (15 rooms including 4 family rooms) and the historic Manor House (4 rooms). The Cowshed eatery is open daily and The Last Stance at Portland Arms is open Tuesday to Saturday.

Explore the hiking and mountain bike routes on the estate (bikes to hire), take a canoe out for a paddle or throw a line in the 7 ha dam which is stocked with bass. Laze at the sparkling outdoor pool, picnic on the lawns or enjoy a game of volleyball.

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Protea Hotel by Marriott @ Knysna Quays

One of the best hotel sites in South Africa, the Protea Hotel by Marriott @ Knysna Quays enjoys a spectacular outlook of the renowned coastal town of Knysna. The hotel is set on the Knysna Quays Waterfront with the lagoon at your doorstep.

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St James of Knysna

St James of Knysna

The St. James of Knysna is a five-star country house on the banks of the idyllic Knysna Lagoon.
Only 2.5 km from the centre of town – and 2.8 km from the popular The Waterfront Knysna Quays (with its restaurants, shops, etc.) – The St. James is just a few minutes’ drive from Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa, and of course the famous “King of the Hill” track!

The St. James of Knysna offers bed and breakfast accommodation in luxury suites ranging between 29sqm and 65sqm, a chic and modern guest lounge and bar, exclusive gift boutique, private and secure parking and expansive formal and informal gardens featuring two swimming pools and numerous seating areas. Guests can enjoy a complimentary, 90-minute cruise on the pontoon barge, ‘The Boat,’ which departs from the private jetty to explore the upper reaches of the Lagoon.

And if you love the water – for canoeing, kiteboarding or just paddling about – well, the Lagoon’s right there at the end of our lush and expansive gardens.

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The Knysna Log-Inn Hotel

The Knysna Log-Inn Hotel is situated in the heart of Knysna, the ideal base to stay while exploring Knysna and the Garden Route. The hotel is within easy walking distance, just 350 meters, from the Knysna Waterfront shopping complex with a multitude of interesting shops, great restaurants, tourist attractions, boats, ferries and yachts.

The Hotel embodies and “indigenous” concept that combines the character and spirit of the surrounding forests with Knysna’s romantic wood cutting history and elephants. The spectacular lobby with its yellowwood trunks and amazing 3m stained glass windows bring a calm and relaxing ambience to the weary traveller.
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Waterfront Lodge

Set on the edge of the tranquil Knysna Lagoon, Gavin and Marion invite you to experience the freedom and tranquillity of their waterfront home. To escape from the every day hustle and bustle with the spectacular scenery and home from home feeling and four star hospitality, you’ll find it difficult in every way to ever think of it ending.
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Explore Knysna

www.exploreknysna.com should be your first stop when looking for accommodation in the Knysna Area and more particularly for the Simola Hillclimb. In addition, we offer visitors to the site a host of activities and restaurants to choose from, thus making it easier for you to plan your next trip to Knysna.
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