Notes from our Guestbook…
20 December 2012
Exceptional stay @ Amanzi! Loved every minute. You deserve 6 stars – one extra star for good measure:) Highly recommended forever. Margaret, Helen and Sue are Garden Route GEMS! Thanks ladies – we wish we could have stayed longer!
John & Stella Hunt – Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Leigh, Michael and David Langman – USA
20 December 2012
Amanzi or Amazing, it’s a really wonderful place. We were lucky last night, they had an empty room for us. We enjoyed the room. We enjoyed the room, service, swimming pool, breakfast – everything. And the kindly service/people.
Pieter en Wiebke de Vries – Norway/ Netherlands
24 November 2012
Amanzi” truly lives up to its rating. The Amanzi crew were a great crowd and a credit to the whole tourism/ lodging service. We hope to return to this gorgeous place.
Jools and Angie – London. GB.
10 August 2012
Thank you for 3 wonderful nights! We had a great time at our favourite lodge in South Africa! Hope to see you soon!
Alexia, Antione, Sally, Vincent Pringiers – Luxembourg
10 April 2012
Thank you so much for the hospitality! This is an amazing place – so beautiful and welcoming. We fell in love with the bed and bathroom right away. Also, thanks you for the wonderful breakfast and beautiful setting. Hopefully we’ll have a chance to come back!
xxx Peling & Rob , USA, living in UK
4 April 2012
There is nothing else to say than: It was the best place to stay in Knysna!!! Amanzi is one of our greatest highlights for our first visit in South Africa and Knysna. Especially Cathy & Simon are very friendly people!! We will certainly return. It was a wonderful stay. Couldn’t be any better.
Sahar and Sven with Sam, from Germany, Cologne
27 March 2012
So sorry to have to leave Amanzi, 2 nights here definitely not enough, we wish we could have stayed longer! – A definite highlight on our honeymoon trip. Such a relaxing & idyllic place, thanks so much to Cathy & Simon for such lovely hospitality, couldn’t be any better. Hope to return some day. Thank you!
Ken & Lynne, Dundalk, Ireland
PS. Irish rugby rocks!!!
17 March 2012
Thank you so much for the hospitality! Honestly, this town and AMANZI is one of my highlights for my first visit in South Africa. Special thanks to Cathy / Simon / Colleen for such a warm welcome to Leisure Isle. Thanks!
San P, Thailand
PS. I’d love to have a house like Amanzi one day!
6 January 2012
Thanks you for a lovely, enjoyable & RELAXING stay at your Guest House! Delicious breakfast, great hospitality and service and wonderful conversations made for a memorable stay. We will DEFINITELY be back!!!
Zara & Delon, Johannesburg
31 December 2011
What a wonderful start to our honeymoon! 4 nights here have been absolute bliss! Thanks you to Simon & Cathy for your incredible hospitality. Everything was absolutely perfect from the beautiful views, tasty breakfasts to the spotless and comfortable rooms!! Thank you so much – we will be back.
Happy Happy New Year!
James & Abi – London / Harare
23 September 2011
3 words: 1) BEST 2) GUESTHOUSE 3) EVER
David & Annelies, Belgium
28 March 2011
We had a most wonderful time in Knysna, albeit too short. The Amanzi Lodge is the most amazing place to stay and Simon was the most hospitable of hosts. Breakfasts to die for, and well stocked fridge. What more could you ask for! God willing we will return in the future. Thanks for making our stay magical.
John & Liz Brown, Scotland
19 March 2011
Thanks so much for your warm & gracious hospitality. Thanks also for accommodating my internet / international conference call need upon my arrival! We had a fabulous time – though too short! We will return!
All the best, JoAnn & Andy Ezzell, Sarasota, Florida, USA
15 February 2011
Fabulous “5 star” start to our holiday – hope the rest of our break lives up to this!
The Brodies, Glasgow, Scotland
And from Samantha ….
Thank you Cathy & Simon for making my birthday the best birthday ever and thank you for the cake and for making the start of my holiday excellent!
20 October 2010
Simply Superb! Perfect location – you are so lucky to live here. Fantastic accommodation, superb breakfast – but what made it special are the lovely people that run this “home from home”! Hope to see you all again.
Henry, Ruth, Jake, Abi & Angharad Watts (UK)
19 October 2010
Alles ist perfekt: der Blick, das Haus, die Zimmer und die Freundlichkeit der Menschen hier. Vielen Dank!
Elke & Herbert, mit Sarah u. Tim (Germany)
29 June 2010
Thanks for a stunning time and lovely place. It was not only your lovely accommodation but also the friendly people that made our stay excellent. We will definitely come back again!
Leonardo & Nina (Pretoria, RSA)
3 June 2010
A wonderful warm welcome and hospitality throughout our three night stay. Very comfortable and stylish accommodation. The location is fabulous and we’ll miss the views at breakfast. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Tony & Sandra (UK and New Zealand)
11 April 2010
Many thanks to the Amanzi ladies!
You made the stay in Knysna special – with all your friendly and warm hospitality …. and we will always remember our breakfasts … soft, crispy, brown, white …
Beyer & Jahnel families (Germany)
14th Jan 2010
Thank you very much for the fantastic stay in your lovely home. What a great team of people! The rooms/views are fabulous, the breakfasts super, and all the recommendations for restaurants and golf were “spot on”! We hope to return to Amanzi and see you all again.
Greta and Mark (England)
Toni & Paul, (Jozi, South Africa)
21st July 2009
Sue and Helen. We stayed for two nights in your beautiful house. With your personal touch you made us feel like at home. We will highly recommend you in whole Friesland! Thanks!!!
Josee, Frits, Esther & Mart van der Neut (Netherlands)
9th July 2009
Sue and Helen, your place felt like home! What a wonderful experience!
Dave Boling & Jake Boling (Seattle, USA)
19th May 2009
We looked for another BnB but arrived here – it was great luck! Everything was perfect and we enjoyed staying here very much.
Marion and Rone (Germany)
25 February 2009
Thanks for a memorable stay! Your beautiful home, the fantastic service and your great energy has made this short stay in Knysna very special.
Denise and Blaise Duchemin. (Paris, France)
17 February 2009
Still Utopia. I hope that you realise it is living here. See you next year, God Willing.
Betty and Mike (United Kingdom)
17 January 2009
Amanzi was absolutely beautiful and the staff was fantastic. They were so attentive and helped us make plans for restaurants and any activities we wanted to do. I can’t say enough about this bed and breakfast.
Sara (Chicago, USA)
02 December 2008
Amanzi Lodge was perfect. Comfortable, clean, friendly, a comfortable sitting room area if you didn’t want to be on your own balcony or deck. Breakfast couldn’t have been any better and such a wonderful setting. We liked the honesty bar. Recommendations for places to eat and daytime activities were well advised. We would certainly recommend Amanzi Lodge to fellow travellers. We sincerely hope that we will return in a couple of years time.
Mr Harris (United Kingdom)
24 November 2008
To put my stay in context, I normally stay in 5 star hotels and have travelled extensively. The stay at this hotel exceeded our expectations, the location is great, the place beautiful. Helen and her mother were perfect hosts and I can’t rate this place high enough. It is thoroughly recommended.
Stephen (London, UK)
October 12 2008
Home away from home
This was a gem. Great location in Knysna with a fantastic view of the Heads. Very calming atmosphere with a welcoming and helpful hostess. Nothing was too much trouble. Great breakfast.
Mr Millar (Australia)
October 27 2008
We have spent 2 days with Helen and Susan in their beautifully decorated house. The view from our room was superb and so was the food and the hospitality. Our stay was too short, but we will definitely come back.
Mrs Skov (Denmark)
27 September 2008
Our stay at Amanzi Lodge was the BEST and most memorable of all the guest houses we stayed in!!! Sue and Helen were amazing hosts and we felt like long lost relatives being welcomed into their home. The lodge itself is simply beautiful, comfortable, well presented and well cared for. The breakfasts were EXCELLENT. We would recommend Amanzi for all these reasons and also for the stunning location overlooking the Heads at Knysna.
Kate Vause (United Kingdom)
23 July 2008
Fantastic place to stay! – The Amanzi Lodge is a really good choice to stay in Knysna, we only stayed there for 2 nights but we wished it was longer. The hostess is a really nice and helpful young lady. She really lets you feel at home at her place. The price is very cheap for what you get. The location is one of the best in Knysna, and the island (located in the lagoon!!) is very safe.
Thijs Verhoeven (Netherlands)
May 05 2008
Home away from home. We loved our stay. The owners were great, and catered to our every whim. The breakfasts were excellent, with attention to detail and personal service. Superb bedding ensured restful sleeps. We felt at home at all times.
Mr Jackelow (South Africa)
18 January 2008
Paradise! It can’t get better than this!
Janneri van Zyl (South Africa )