Guest Reviews


Perfect Stay in Cambalala

We was for 3 Days in the luxury Guesthouse Cambalala and it was awesome ! We stayed in the Penthouse, it was perfect and great. The Breakfast was great and very good. Nicole is a very kind and helpful Person, we felt very comfortable in the Cambalala during our stay. Thank you very much for all :-)

Sara G, Kriens, Luzern, Switzerland

Beautiful Boutique Hotel with spectacular view

Excellent Location with spectacular view in Knysna. Nice and clean hotel with very good interior Very pleasant hotel owner that care for their guests Knysna itself is good for holidays with small city and lagoon

larsh794, Heidelberg, Germany

Fantastic guest house to explore the garden route

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!

christoph895, Munich, Germany

A bit of Paradise

Cambalala in the Paradise area of Knysna offers the most amazing views to Knysna Lagoon and Heads. The setting is absolutley stunning and picture perfect with fabulous gardens, a gorgeous pool again with stunning views and each room has its own terrace plus additional space for sun loungers. Cambalala is immaculate throughout with great attention to detail.

Nicole the owner is absolutley lovely, very friendly and willing to help with whatever you may need without being at all intrusive. Breakfasts are delicious served outside on the spacious terrace, fabulous fruit salads, fresh juices, anything cooked you may desire and a choice of breads, cheeses, meats and muffins.

It was a joy to sit at sunset enjoying a glass of wine or two out on the terrace of Cambalala looking at the gardens and the amazing views to Knysna. We were really lucky to be very kindly upgraded to the Penthouse suite which made our 5 night stay even more special. Would not hesitate to recommend this guest house, a more perfect spot we feel would be difficult to find. At Cambalala you are ideally placed to explore the surrounding areas of the lagoon, the quays, Thesen Island, Leisure Isle, Belvidere and Brenton on Sea. Plettenberg is only a short drive further on.

BURTON, Wiltshire

Paradise in Knysna

If you're ever travelling along the garden route and need a place to stay, please don't pass by Cambalala Guest House, you'll regret it.

We stayed for 4 nights and I have to say it's one of the nicest places we've stayed. The accommodation is spectacular and immaculate. The host were amazing and the breakfast was second to none. If you like a view, then this place has it all. We will definitely be back.


Very stylish guest house

We stayed for several nights & found it a good location for visiting Knysna & the surrounding areas. The guest house is very stylishly decorated in a modern way & very comfortable we also enjoyed the breakfast which was cooked perfectly every day. Nicole - The owner, also helped with local dinner reservations which helped make our stay even more enjoyable.

IN530, Essex, United Kingdom




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


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