Rimflow infinity lap pool Walk in rain shower and bath with a view
Breathtaking, Luxury Guesthouse
Hosted by Samantha
Samantha is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Beautiful Alkira Lodge. Endless 360deg views. Lounge at the pool or in the hot jacuzzi. Personal service, house drinks, breakfast and concierge service included. Tranquil nature setting 3min from beach & 20min from activities shops & food centre.

The space

'Alkira' means 'Sky'...the upper limit of our visual horizon.
Guests at beautiful Alkira Lodge are embraced by the glorious sweep of the Outeniqua Mountains, the waters of the great Indian Ocean as they meet with the Knysna rivers and estuary, and the never-ending spectacle of the African sky.
Alkira is a modern African 5 bedroom en-suite Lodge. Prices are quoted here, on a per room basis sharing the Lodge with other travellers but larger groups may want to enquire re exclusive-use. The lodge is luxuriously appointed with fine cotton bedlinen and thoughtful touches. Each bedroom is en-suite (all with shower and most with bath and shower and separate toilet) and each bedroom has it's own private outdoor space.

Set in tranquil nature yet easy and quick access to beaches, restaurants, activities and the centre of Knysna. Alkira Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Garden Route.

Guest access

Guests at Alkira Lodge have complimentary access to all lodge facilities. Infinity pool, sun loungers, heated jacuzzi, breakfast service, complimentary hot drinks and house drinks from our bar.There are many terraces and outdoor lounge spaces at Alkira where that guests can choose company or solitude as they prefer.

Interaction with guests

Alkira Lodge has a manager onsite to host and assist guests. Breakfast is at the long table so that guests can interact in a relaxed way. For those preferring a private table this can be arranged.
The bar at Alkira is complimentary and guests can expect to enjoy a glass of ice cold wine watching the spectacular sun set over the Indian Ocean before visiting one of the local restaurants for delicious steaks, casual dining, fine dining and seafood including the famous 'Knysna oysters'. Relaxed and personal service in every way from making recommendations and bookings to a chat at the bar.

Other things to note

Alkira Lodge is on the Garden Route on the South Eastern coast of South Africa, 45 minutes drive from the nearest airport at George, 51/2 hours drive from Cape Town and 21/2 hours from Port Elizabeth. It is accessed down a short private dirt road that is fully accessable by normal car. Beaches restaurants and the town centre are a short drive away.

Smoking allowed
Wheelchair accessible

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

The usual consideration for other guests is required. The tranquil nature setting of Alkira is very special and as such children under 12 are allowed only by prior arrangement. Guests taking exclusive use of the whole property are welcome to bring their children and to supervise them in accordance.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Thibault User Profile
November 2016
Best Airbnb experience. Would definitely recommend this place. Amazing views, great breakfast and very useful recommendations for restaurants and visits: Thank you!
Samantha User Profile
Response from Samantha:
Thanks Thibault. Hope you are having a great onward journey through SA. Warm regards to you and Miranda. Samantha
November 2016

Sarah User Profile
March 2016
Thank you Sam! It was wonderfull in Knysna! Thank you also for the nice restaurant tips. We'll com back:-)

Netali&Idan User Profile
March 2016
We were speachless as we arrived to this amazing breathtaking place. I still can't find words to describe this lodge and Sam the mannager. It is now my top No. 1 favorite place and hotel/lodge in the world. ( and we seen amazing places). The pictures are not showing even half of what you experience see and feel while there. The service is more than 5 starst. The breakfast was decedent. And Sam the beautiful mannager was... she is just the perfect person for this job. She will help you and guid you around Knysna and arrange fir the best dinner for you. We had the best room. The best view. The bast care. Again... speachless.
Samantha User Profile
Response from Samantha:
Wow Netalia, Thank you for your beautiful review. I am so delighted that you enjoyed Alkira Lodge so much. Hopefully that means we will be seeing you again soon? Take care of yourselves. Warmest regards to you both. Sam
March 2016

Laura User Profile
February 2016
Our stay was more than we could have hoped for. The pictures don't do justice to how beautiful the lodge and its surroundings are and the small touches such as really good quality toiletries and complimentary drinks really take it to another level in my eyes. We've been lucky enough to stay in some really amazing hotels and Alkira was way up there with the best of them (if not better). It was just perfect-well definitely be back!

Marina User Profile
February 2016
Traumhafte Unterkunft mit exklusiver Lage und Aussicht über Knysna! Samantha ist eine hervorragende Gastgeberin und steht jederzeit mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. Samantha und die drei Mädels sind klasse und machen neben einem tollen Roomservice das beste Frühstück überhaupt. Wir hoffen wir kommen bald wieder!:-)
Samantha User Profile
Response from Samantha:
Thanks Marina:)
February 2016

Tatjana User Profile
November 2015
Super coole Unterkunft mit absolut neusten Design! Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Aufenthalt in der alkira luxery Lodge, danke nochmal an Sam die uns bei jeder Frage geholfen hat die wir hatten. Absolut zuvorkommend! Man fühlt sich ab der ersten Sekunde an willkommen und total wohl. Einer der schönsten Aufenthalte die ich bis jetzt hatte... vielen Dank nochmal für alles! Wir wünschen Sam alles gute und können jedem nur raten ein paar Tage hier halt zu machen!!
Samantha User Profile
Response from Samantha:
Thanks so much for your review on Alkira lodge Tatjana. I am glad you enjoyed your stay so much and that you enjoyed the incredible architecture, the luxury and the views as much as our personal service. I enjoyed our chats at breakfast each morning and am glad you were able to make the most of your stay in Knysna. It was great to meet you and I look forward to the next time. Warmest regards, Sam
November 2015

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Samantha User Profile

I am grateful for a fantastic life filled with fabulous friends and family, wonderful food and great wine, hiking and swimming in the beautiful surrounds of Knysna in the stunning Garden Route!
As your host you can expect as much or as little assistance that you require to make your stay in Knysna and on the Garden Route the best experience it can be for you. We can add on breakfasts prepared for you in your villa, in-house meals, baby sitters etc. I co-own and manage a very popular luxury boutique hotel on the Garden Route and understand about service. I will do whatever I can to assist you have a stress free and special experience in Knysna. The Villas in my collection are part of a service that I provide to friends who have wonderful holiday homes that they like to share with travellers looking for a unique experience on the beautiful Garden Route. I look forward to meeting you.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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