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Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers Guesthouse

4 Queen Street, Lower Central, Knysna, South Africa

We warmly welcome you to relax & enjoy our 'home from home'. For a little bit of luxury that is kind on your pocket, our boutique backpacker/lodge offers exactly that. Tucked away in the heart of the Garden Route – Here at Jembjo’s we take pride in making you feel at home. We are both experienced travellers with a wealth of knowledge in travel & tourism in Africa and as owners / operators we know how important a friendly face & a comfortable atmosphere are. Read more

94% Overall Rating 17 out of 17 customers would recommend this property based on 17 reviews

Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 91%

Location 96%

Safety 98%

Staff 95%

Value 96%

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Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • WiFi

Important Information

Please note:
You may be required to pay an additional 50% deposit depending on your booking. We will contact you via e-mail should this be necessary. Full additional deposit is returned for cancellations more than 24hrs in advance. This 50% deposit is required in order to secure your online booking.

Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice
Check in time = 14.00pm until strictly 21.00pm (later check-ins will incur ZAR100 fee per person)
Check out time = 10.30am
Our reception is open between the hours of 7am & 9pm
Complimentary 'basic' self-serve breakfast available
Payment upon arrival by cash only
Tax is included in our room rates
Jembjo's warmly welcomes everyone.
Any breakages or wilful damage to our property, will result in a charge for replacement or repairs.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept any pets, but you are more than welcome to temporarily adopt our pooch during your stay!

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Knysna?

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We warmly welcome you to relax & enjoy our 'home from home'. For a little bit of luxury that is kind on your pocket, our boutique backpacker/lodge offers exactly that. Tucked away in the heart of the Garden Route – Here at Jembjo’s we take pride in making you feel at home. We are both experienced travellers with a wealth of knowledge in travel & tourism in Africa and as owners / operators we know how important a friendly face & a comfortable atmosphere are. Read more

Private Rooms

Deluxe Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Standard 4 Bed Family Room Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 4

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Deluxe Twin Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

About Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers

Knysna, without doubt is South Africa’s best kept secret. It is named in ‘the top 100 places ‘ in the world to visit....This quaint, bustling tourist town is home to a huge indigenous population of people of all ages, creeds & cultures.

Knysna has a range of activities to offer... from boat cruises to the ‘heads’, boat trips to the Featherbed Nature reserve, hiking in the Plett Nature reserve, Quad biking/horse riding through the Knysna forest.

Knysna also boasts 2 world famous golf courses – Pezula & Simola. Not to be missed is the colourful & vibrant local ‘township’ tour, or simply hire a bicycle & explore Knysna at your own pace.

We want you to enjoy Knysna, we can help plan an itinerary & activities to suit all budgets.

So what are you waiting for... come check us out.

Accommodation Information

We have a range of accommodation to offer that will suit all pockets... from Dorm beds, twin/double/triple rooms, a family room & en-suite rooms. All bed linen is provided & in private rooms, towels are also provided. Complimentary 'basic' self-cook breakfasts of eggs, bread, jams fresh fruit & tea/coffee are available throughout your stay with us. There is a self-catering kitchen for all, as well as a communal ‘braii’ area. We also offer free wi-fi, DSTV & have secure parking.

Location Information

We are ideally situated. A 2 minute walk from the Knysna ‘Waterfront’ & lagoon.
The stunning setting of Thesen Island for 'sundowners' is an 8minute walk away & the bustling little town, a 5 minute walk.... so park the car up & go & explore.
We are also only a few minutes from the bus station.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.