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At The Loerie- 2 Bedroom Family Unit

Private room in guest house hosted by Jen
2 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 shared bathroom
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Our Family/ group unit consists of 2 bedrooms which share a bathroom, the bathroom is across the hall.
At the Loerie is a historical house in Knysna's CBD. It is charming, full of character and dressed with a quirky sense of elegant style.
We offer a small shared kitchen and boast a tea and coffee station which is in our common lounge are.
Parking is onsite and secured by an electric fence and a motorised gate.
Wide verandas offer additional seating and outdoor sofas.

The space
At the Loerie was built in 1883, one of the first buildings of purpose to be built in a newly developing town. Knysna has since grown and developed and this unique guesthouse has too...
Many of the original features of the house tell the story of the many lives this house has lived. It is a charming and characterful home, definitally quirky!
Each room is individual, and each bathroom configuration is unique.

We offer a common lounge area with TV. Our tea and coffee station is situated in this communal area where guests can help themselves to abundant tea and coffee.

There is a shared kitchen where our guests can prepare a meal - although, Knysna is on the foodie map and when eating out, you are spoilt for choice.

Two large veranda's offer extra seating and outdoor sofas.

Knysna's history is in the wood industry and we share our yard with an emporium of second hand and restored furniture, it's a treasure trove on our door step. This also adds a nice element of activity to the week days when the store is open.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Long-term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm


Step-free entrance to the room
Wide entrance for guests

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Where you’ll be

Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa

At the loerie is in the Heart of Knysna's CBD and we are walking distance from a cool little bar called the Bloo Bistro and a handful of restaurants.
Knysna is a colourful town and you will experience all aspect of "life in South Africa" as you wonder the streets.
There are some beautiful buildings in our neighbourhood so a daytime wonder is filled with things to see. Colours and contrasts.
We have the Woodmill Lane Shopping Centre (an old wood factory) close by, the Knysna Mall in the opposite direction, both have good supermarkets and some interesting shops.
The African Market is on route to Woodmill Lane, it is a great place to pick up curios and hand made bits and bobs that make for great gifts.

The Olive Tree is a restaurant i highly recommend and is a stones throw from At the Loerie - the menu is cooked fresh each evening and changes as ingredients come in and out of season.

The Knysna waterfront is a 15 min daytime walk (thats if you don't find something of interest on route) and Thesen Island, which i like to call "Foodie Island" (the restaurants and the views are equally as satisfying) is just beyond and over a bridge.

The natural world in and around Knysna is spectacular and the options are endless -

The Lagoon offers boat trips, slow and steady, high speed and full of charge, sailing, canoeing, walking on the beaches of Leisure Island or swimming in the summer months, there is something for every taste.

The Knysna Forests offer equal variety, from BBQ and pick-nick facilities, day hikes, plunge pools and waterfalls to mountain biking trails - "Knysna cycle Works" can help you hire a bike and drop it off and collect it from your starting point or you could join a group heading off to explore. "Tony Cook Adventures" is worth checking in with - if they aren't out cycling in the forests they may be kite surfing or kayaking on the lagoon.

Beaches, there are a variety to choose from, the gentle swimming beaches of Leisure Island or Buffalo Bay with its surfers reef with creates an ideal back drop to a beach day.
There are the more rugged beaches too, like Brenton on Sea, and a great restaurant called Butterfly Blu, which surely is a reward be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The Goukama Nature Reserve will have you walking a stretch of sand in comfortable isolation with just the seagulls to keep you company. A trip to Sedgefield and Gerickes Point, if the wind conditions are right will have you daydreaming as Paragliders ride the thermals above.

The extended neighbourhood of Knysna is magnificent, and no trip would be complete without a trip to the Knysna Heads - and may i add, a meal at The East Head Cafe, trust me, you won't be sorry!

Hosted by Jen

Joined in December 2018
  • 24 Reviews
Hi I'm Jen. I run a small guest house in Knysna's CBD with the help of a great team. At the Loerie is a historical house which has been my labour of love to renovate and create a comfortable home for our guests to visit on their travels. Knysna is such a great town with a bustling CBD, waterfront restaurants and incredible natural beauty in the surrounding areas. I wanted to create a space where travellers cross paths, share stories and i see that happen time and again At the Loerie - people arrive as strangers and after sharing a story here and there, head off as friends. I love hearing about the adventures of our guests, i love to find the perfect activity to suit a personality and i especially love to see the smiles returning home after a day of exploring. I hope that you will enjoy your stay....
Hi I'm Jen. I run a small guest house in Knysna's CBD with the help of a great team. At the Loerie is a historical house which has been my labour of love to renovate and create a c…
During your stay
At the Loerie has a small and friendly team, one of us will always be on hand should you need anything, it is our pleasure to see our guest enjoying our special town and the surrounding nature.
We have a member of our team living on the premises.
At the Loerie has a small and friendly team, one of us will always be on hand should you need anything, it is our pleasure to see our guest enjoying our special town and the surrou…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
Smoke alarm
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