Welcome to Paradise


Cambalala is a luxury guest house ideally situated in Paradise with magnificent views over the Knysna lagoon.

This is the perfect place to forget about the rest of the world and lose yourself in South Africa's favourite town. We proudly offer stylish and comfortable accommodation with the very best of service and hospitality.

Paradise - Knysna

Stay in luxury

Cambalala Guest House affords an exclusive luxury that indulges every sense... subtly.

Mere hints of the understated opulence of old-world Knysna, combined with a fusion of British colonial-style décor and the raw magic of Africa, create a rich and warm tapestry that is as easy on the soul as it is on the eye. Colours are light, fittings are modern and sleek, and décor is thoughtfully placed to accentuate, not ensnare.


Each of the five spacious double en-suite rooms and The Penthouse Suite emphasise comfort and exude style. High quality linen, mini bar, LED-TV, DSTV Satellite Channels, i-Pod docking system, safe, Wi-Fi Internet access and your own Nespresso machine create suites that want for nothing.


Private balconies offer views over the beautiful indigenous garden and crystal-clear infinity pool which blends seamlessly with panoramic lagoon views in the distance.

exclusive luxury that indulges
every sense... subtly

the beautiful town

Knysna emerged in the early 1800s around the beautiful estuary at the heart of the mystical Knysna rainforest. Today, Knysna has grown into a buzzing mini metropolis – a synthesis of nature and sophisticated living.


Cambalala Guest House sits on a hill overlooking the Knysna Lagoon gazing out watching the tides roll in and out and surrounded by lush vegetation and ancient trees. Knysna was founded in the 1800’s by some wealthy English families who sought a mild climate, temperate throughout the year, today thousands of people visit the town - but your would never know it, they seem to disappear into the trees like shadows.


Famous for it’s succulent oysters, countless outdoor activities, two world-class golf courses and a variety of dining and shopping experiences, Knysna retains its sense of romance, majesty and mystery. It truly is the ‘jewel of the Cape Garden Route’.

Perfect stay at Cambalala

Fantastic Guest House

Cambalala is a guest house featuring very nice rooms with a stunning view over Knysna. The host Nicole takes excellent care of her guests and supports them with restaurant reservations and ideas for excursions. "The Penthouse" is a beautiful loft with a private terrace allowing you to fully enjoy Knysna. If you are looking for a special retreat, you should definitely consider a reservation!

Sara G
christoph895, Munich, Germany

contact us

TEL: +27 (0)76 842 6072


46 Circular Drive,
Paradise, Knysna, 6570
Western Cape
South Africa


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