Cuningham’s Island Guest House

Cuningham’s Island Guest House is situated on Leisure Isle in Knysna at the heart of the Garden Route. Knysna is an ideal base from which to explore the many attractions of the area. Cuningham’s is ideal for visitors on South Africa golfing holidays wishing to base themselves somewhere on the Garden Route.

Cuningham’s offer affordable, friendly owner-run accommodation with bright airy guest rooms, a welcome pool and garden area in which to relax, all just a short drive from the centre of Knysna.

Close by are a number of restaurants and cafés on Leisure Isle which are in walking distance and guests are encouraged to help themselves to the honesty bar located next to the pool on the verandah.

The atmosphere is laid back and relaxed and the owner is very accommodating and on hand to give advice on sight seeing excursions and local restaurants.

Accommodation at Cuningham’s comprises 7 en suite, guest rooms offering either twin or extra length queen size beds.

All the rooms are airy, tastefully furnished, have their own outside entrance and are either garden or pool facing. The bedrooms have tea & coffee making facilities, fans, heating, TV, hair dryers & international electrical adapters. The house and its grounds are covered by free wifi for guests’ convenience. There is a family room.

There are many fun-filled activities nearby such as walks, trails, boating, cycling, horse riding, whale & dolphin watching, wining, dining (Knysna is renowned for its oysters!), swimming, surfing, canoeing and much more.

Knysna is a golfers’ paradise, being home to 3 top rated golf courses within a 10 minute drive from the guest house. A chip and a putt from Cuningham’s Island Guest House is Knysna Golf Club; the spectacular and challenging Pezula Championship Course and the Jack Nicklaus designed Simola, with its beautiful views across the Knysna lagoon to the Knysna Heads. Guests enjoy discounted green fees at Pezula & Simola.

Another 10 courses are nearby including Fancourt, Goose Valley, the Ernie Els designed Oubaai and also Pinnacle Point.Cuningham’s Island is ideal for clients on South Africa golf holidays that want to be centrally located on the Garden Route and within an hour’s drive from the top courses.

Boat based eco-ocean safaris can be arranged either through the Knysna Heads or from the beach at Plettenberg Bay. The Knysna lagoon is the ideal venue for romantic and spectacular sunset cruises. Local beaches include Bollard Bay, Noetzie, Plettenberg Bay, Brenton on Sea and Buffelsbaai (Buffalo Bay).

A 20 minute drive east will take you to The Knysna Elephant Park, Noah’s Park and Wolf Sanctuary, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, The Elephant Sanctuary, Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary and Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre at The Crags.

For adrenalin junkies a further 20 minute drive will take you to the highest bridge bungee jump in the world at the Bloukrans Bridge! The Tsitsikamma area offers a plethora of attractions, including the spectacular Storms River Mouth, canopy tours (zip lining), river tubing and trails.

Wine lovers have a choice of two local wineries that offer tastings – Bramon and Newstead at The Crags.

For more information about South Africa holidays, or staying at Cuningham’s Island Guest House contact us here or call +44 208 249 5919 to speak to our South Africa golf holiday’s team.


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Cuningham's Island Guest House Amenities

  • Bed and Breakfast basis
  • Fans
  • TV
  • Hair dryers
  • Safe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wifi
  • Swimming pool