A place of welcome where you can retreat into your own space and feel at home away from home yet stay in touch with the world.  Footprints of Knysna offers a peaceful and relaxed environment and a "feel good" atmosphere.  Both apartments and Studio have views of the garden, Estuary and Knysna Heads and the open, friendly and helpful owners live on site.

We are registered with DEDAT/Western Cape Government as a permitted accommodation establishment to accommodate “Essential Workers and Permitted Travellers”
Set in a serene suburb and located just a 5 minute drive from Knysna’s normally bustling town and surrounded by many of the amazing scenic wonders and amazing activities of this area.

Our self-catering apartments have private entrances, are fully self-contained and each has a private deck with Braai. Secure parking with remote access, reliable uncapped WiFi, plentiful hot water and DSTV.   Apartments are fully equipped and have all amenities and comfort required for short or a lengthier stay.  There are NO shared or common areas/facilities and rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between Stays.  Food deliveries can be arranged.  Meals are not provided.  All rooms are non-smoking.
This professionally, owner-run self-catering guest house gives you the best of both worlds. A tranquil, uncrowded and safe environment and the peace and privacy of your own apartment combined with the security and peace of mind provided by hands on-yet unobtrusive hosts and the adorable Staffie dogs. 

Accommodation options are:

Unit 1 - “Heads Up” – upper level apartment (2/3 sleeper)

A spacious apartment with a nautical feel – crisp blue and white décor welcome you aboard this simple yet stylish self-catering accommodation – equipped with a few little extras and the most amazing views over the Estuary and out to the Knysna Heads.

An open plan lounge/fully equipped kitchen/dining room with separate bright and sunny bedroom with queen size bed and full en-suite bathroom. Spacious and comfortable accommodation with private entrance via external stairs – suitable for a couple or couple/one child (not suitable for toddlers). An additional pull out bed in lounge area for extra child/adult.

Peaceful surroundings to relax and watch the yachts and ever-changing tidal vistas of the lagoon and the forever views over the Knysna Heads from your private deck/balcony.

Unit 2 - “Down to Earth” lower level apartment – Family room (4 sleeper)

A practical and unpretentious ground floor self-catering apartment with a full en-suite bathroom. The lounge/bedroom area is open plan with king size bed/twin beds and double bunk – accommodating 4 people comfortably. An inter-leading fully equipped kitchen and dining area makes this spacious ground floor apartment a fun and functional space for families, friends or just a couple wanting extra space!

Decorated in bright and earthy natural colours with hints of the flora, fauna and forest and a private covered deck (with kettle braai) – complete the picture of being amongst nature with easy access to the garden and swimming pool and lovely vistas of the Knysna Lagoon.

Unit 3 - “Featherbed” Studio” – upper level loft-type Studio.

The “Featherbed” studio is a romantic upper level room in our main house with adjoining kitchenette and views over the Knysna Lagoon and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Access via external private stairs to private deck with Weber braai.

Nestled under the sloping slate roof with dormer windows letting in the sky light this love nest boasts a bedroom with queen size bed and full en-suite bathroom. Adjoining kitchenette/dining area. The Featherbed Studio will captivate you with its colourful, quirky décor where birds of a feather can flock together. Restricted views of the garden, lagoon and Knysna Heads from the private deck and dining area. Air-conditioning/Heating complete this comfort zone.

Footprints of Knysna is set away from the N2 highway but located just a five minute drive from Knysna’s bustling town, vibrant waterfront, architect-inspired Thesen Harbour Town and peaceful Leisure Isle. An eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, galleries and activities awaits the curious traveller.

Footprints will cater for all your holiday requirements in this Fun Filled Forest Town. Visitors can choose the pace of their holiday – either embarking on a whirlwind rollercoaster ride of adventure and activity or make it a more relaxed and laid back vacation whilst soaking up the spectacular and diverse surroundings which are “Naturally Knysna”. Beaches, lakes, mountains, cool green forests and rivers offer visitors an unforgettable holiday. Nature meets Adventure in Knysna and some of the amazing experiences on offer include:

WATER BASED - Featherbed Nature Reserve, Boat based Dolphin/Seal/Whale-watching, Canoeing, Kayaking and Scuba Diving, Lagoon cruises and Catamaran sailing and Fly fishing

LAND BASED - Forest Excursions – Hiking, Biking and Exploring the forests surrounding Knysna and the Fynbos and indigenous Pledge nature reserve

Top Golf Courses – Pezula, Knysna and Simola Township Tours & Arts & Crafts markets and galleries

Wildlife –Animal Sanctuaries (Elephant Sanctuary, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden) nearby in Plettenberg Bay & The Crags

Knysna Waterfront

Electric Bikes, Guided Hikes and Tours

AIR BASED –Skydiving and paragliding and Star Gazing!

Linger longer than a day in Knysna as we are very conveniently situated for visiting so many world
renowned and spectacular places along the Garden Route.

• 60km from George
• 40km from Wilderness
• 20km from Sedgefield
• 92 km from Oudtshoorn
• 30km from Robberg Nature Reserve and Plettenberg Bay
• 70 km from the world famous Bloukrans Bungi Jump
• 96km from Storms River Mouth and the beautiful Tsitsikamma forests – home of the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour and a host of other amazing and memorable experiences.

  • Awards & Accreditations As Claimed By The Establishment
  • Member of Cape Town Tourism
  • National Accommodation Association
  • air conditioner (some units)
  • car hire (less than 20km)
  • exercise facilities (less than 5km)
  • horse riding (less than 5km)
  • internet facilities
  • laundry facilities (less than 2km)
  • lock-up safe
  • medical facilities (less than 5km)
  • movies / cinema (less than 5km)
  • outdoor pool
  • parking all onsite
  • tea / coffee making facilities