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St James Hotel

In the heart of the Garden Route, nestled on the shores of the famous Knysna Lagoon with dramatic views of Knysna , lies the luxury five star Country House Hotel of St James.

St. James Hotel is an exclusive, owner run, five star Country House Hotel uniquely situated directly on the shores of Knysna. The luxuriously appointed Suites & Rooms of St James offer spectacular views across this peaceful lagoon to the dramatic Knysna Heads or over the magnificent 3 acre gardens.

The magnificent gardens of this luxury Hotel in Knysna offers peaceful walks, large Koi pond, 2 swimming pools, croquet, and angling off the private jetty. The hotel also offers a powerboat for water skiing and sightseeing cruises and canoes for those who wish to explore this fascinating eco-system on their own.

St James Hotel is suitably located to provide a unique experience of Knysna and its surround while paying attention to every detail of your stay. St James hotel operates a policy of total exclusivity, privacy, security and dedication to personal service. A privately owned establishment, they set new standards in service and luxury facilities.

St James hotel is truly one of a small collection luxury hotels in Knysna at the heart of the Garden Route and are proud to recommend our clients to stay at this super Garden Route hotel location.


St. James Hotel Leisure Facilities

Set in magnificent gardens, the St James Hotel has two swimming pools. Other recreational facilities include Boating picnics, Sundowner cruises, Water skiing, Swimming, Games room, Angling, Shopping & Tavern Tours.

Enjoy a Sundowner cruise, water-skiing or sightseeing on the Knysna Lagoon from St James’s private jetty.

  • Beautiful unspoilt beaches
  • Forest walks & trails
  • Golf
  • Squash
  • Bowls
  • Gymnasium
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Deep Sea Sailing
  • Whale Watching in season
  • Horse-riding

St. James Hotel Fine Dining

The St James hotel boasts a superb dining room and well stocked wine cellar. Country style breakfasts, light lunches, teas and snacks are also served on the various patios and terraces. The Paquita Bar, with its lagoon facing patio is a warm and friendly meeting place.

As guests at St James hotel you can expect exclusivity and individual attention to all your needs.

The spectacular and panoramic views of Knysna and the Lagoon can be experienced whilst exquisite cuisine is served in the candlelit dining room

Guests can then relax and unwind in front of a crackling log fire in the main lounge whilst savouring a fine port from the well-stocked cellar.Join your fellow guest in the St James Cocktail Bar where travel experiences of exciting daily events can be shared with others over a pre-drink or a cocktail.

Enjoy the elegant hospitality of the St James hotel the South African way.

Suites Accommodation

The St James suites have been luxuriously furnished and styled for ultimate comfort, most with uninterrupted views of the Lagoon. Each suite has a superb bathroom, a spacious lounge, satellite television and telephone.

The luxuriously appointed Suites & Rooms of St James offer spectacular views across this peaceful lagoon to the dramatic Knysna Heads or over the magnificent 3 acre gardens.

Whether you choose to stay in the Manor or the Courtyard, all the rooms and suites feature en-suite bathrooms, mini bars, tea/coffee making facilities, satellite (DSTV), television, safes, irons & ironing boards, direct-dial telephones, bath robes and hairdryers. Should you require adaptor units, all international adaptors can be requested from reception.

The Manor

At the Manor there is the luxurious George Rex Suite and the Lady Anne Suite, both with large lagoon facing balconies. Two Deluxe Garden facing Suites, spacious Double Room, elegant dining room, main lounge with Mezzanine Lounge, Paquita Bar and swimming pool are also located there.

The Courtyard

Here 4 Superior Suites, 3 of which are Lagoon facing and all with balconies are located on the upper floor and 3 Deluxe Lagoon facing Suites and two Junior Suites nestle around the Mediterranean courtyard with a private swimming pool.

Suite Facilities

All St James Suites & Rooms are equipped with the following:

  • Separate bath & shower
  • Mini bars
  • 2 Bath Robes
  • Welcoming Fruit Basket
  • Tea / Coffee Making Facilities
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • Television (DSTV - Satellite - 13 Channels)
  • Security Safes
  • Hairdryers
  • Iron & Ironing Board

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