Blackwaters River Lodge

Description of Accommodation

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, surrounded by indigenous forest that offers peace, quiet and relaxation. The lodge is conveniently situated just off the N2, between Knysna and Sedgefield opposite the Buffels Bay turnoff. Only 10 minutes from Knysna and 15 minutes from the friendly Blue Flag Buffels Bay bathing beach.

Blackwaters River Lodge is a SA Tourism Grading Council 4 – star guesthouse and AA Travel Guides Superior Guest House endorsed with 17 beautifully decorated luxury rooms, all with a touch of nature. Each with full en-suite bathroom and patio or wooden deck. Luxury Riverview rooms look down on the valley and over the Goukamma River. Luxury Forestview rooms look out into pristine forests and the pool area. Standard Gardenview rooms face onto the golf course and well maintained gardens.

There is also a cozy lounge with a ladies bar, plasma screen satellite television and log fires to warm up the winter months. Experience our rustic eatery, Earth & Fire Restaurant, with an intimate indoor dining area and out-side deck overlooking the mashie golf course and pristine indigenous forests.Let our chefs tantalize your taste buds with home cooked meals and freshly baked breads from our wood fired oven. Guests at the lodge can enjoy bird watching, our indigenous tree walk, canoeing, mashie golf as well as total peace and tranquility.

Clients about Blackwaters River Lodge


Nice nature. Canuing was a disappointment as the passage was blocked by the neighbouring property and we were sent back. Restaurant unimpressive. Room – we had a suite – was quite spacious.

    Dear Mr Vetsch,

    Thank you for your feedback. Please do let us know if you would like us to contact them to report the issues with the canoeing and the restaurant? Thanks in advance.

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