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Knysna is situated in the centre of the lakes, beaches, nature reserves and mountains of the Garden Route and is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding nature.
Nature enthusiasts of all fitness levels can experience the beauty of our natural scenery with many hiking trails to choose from.

Many of our properties are spectacularly situated for birds eye views and gorgeous photographs, some have their very own walking trails and most are walking distance to beaches and local eateries.

Our team can provide you with in house bike and boating experiences or recommend where to find the solution that suits you.

For golfers the choices are endless with at least 3 courses within 20 minutes of all our properties.


Knysna Golf Package

Simola Championship Course

Simola Golf and Country Estate has firmly cemented its place as one of Africa’s premiere golfing destinations.

The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course was designed by the legend himself and, as the first on the continent and still only one of three in Africa, remains a favourite for professionals, seasoned players and those who enjoy a challenging yet fun game.

Pezula Championship Course

Pezula Championship Course is undoubtedly among the world’s most unique and beautiful 18 holes.

With sweeping ocean and lagoon views, a round at Pezula is both a sporting and visual experience.

A Top 20 South African ranked course, Pezula’s championship design offers a challenge for the seasoned golfer while still being the perfect day out for any skill level.

Knysna Golf Course

Founded in 1909 Knysna Golf Club is one of the country’s oldest, most characterful and cherished clubs. It is renowned for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere and its exceptional clubhouse facilities. This is the course to play if you want to meet the locals.

The popular 18-hole course features tidal pools and inlets with magnificent indigenous trees and a variety of bird-life in an interesting links/parkland layout. The flat terrain offers easy walking but don’t be deceived - it is an enjoyable but thought-provoking test for players of all levels.

Exclusive use of Alkira Lodge and daily activity.
6 Bedrooms en suite (king or twin beds). Sleeps 12
Private Chef: Breakfast and Dinner
Complimentary bar snack and drink each evening
25 Minute head and shoulder de-stress massage on arrival
Free Wifi
Daily room service
Onsite Concierge and Lodge Management Services

Knysna Highlights Package

Whale Watching

Get on the water with Ocean Odyssey to view these majestic giants that visit our waters annually.

These migratory mammals, Southern Right and Humpback whales, grace us with their presence from June to November annually showing off their acrobatic skills while nurturing their young.

Private Featherbed Experience

Explore our rugged coastline and enjoy fabulous views on a guided hike through the beautiful Featherbed Reserve where the ocean meets the lagoon

* Option to add a boat transfer and lunch (public/charges apply)

Exclusive Scenic Tour

Explore the natural beauty the Knysna Lagoon with Knysna Ocean Sailing Charters,
Discover magical bays and coves before navigating through the Knysna Heads out into the open Indian Ocean. Drop anchor for snorkelling and swimming and some ice-cold bubbly and the Oysters that Knysna is famous for.

Exclusive use of Alkira Lodge and daily activity.
6 Bedrooms en suite (king or twin beds). Sleeps 12
Private Chef: Breakfast and Dinner
Complimentary bar snack and drink each evening
25 Minute head and shoulder de-stress massage on arrival
Free Wifi
Daily room service
Onsite Concierge and Lodge Management Services

Active Knysna Package

Stand up Paddling

A refreshing, easy, and exciting way to get in shape and strengthen your core while having fun. SUP is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and touring the Knysna Lagoon on our boards is a great introduction to this sport.

Horseriding

Find your peace as you and your mount head out into the mystical indigenous forests of the Outeniqua Mountains.

Kayaking Trips

Bring along swimming costume, sandals, towel, hat, and sunblock and enjoy a flat water river experience amidst natures beauty. No rapids and no currents make it enjoyable for everyone from beginners and kids to the experts.

Trail walking / Running

Guided forest, coastal and mountain running. Up to 20 kms of single track, through the forests, or along the the rugged coastine OR bring your boulder hopping legs and prepare to be blown away by the views on a longer mountain run of 20 or 35 km'.

Climbing / Abseiling

Great views, river carved ridges and wide open skies. Test your body and be inspired as you explore up close these ancient geological landscapes and natural formations with Dune Adventures.

Mountain Biking

Guided mountain bike tours on magnificent routes with varied landscapes, beautiful indigenous forest, awesome single track, sea views and loads of downhill fun!

All levels of fitness. Bring your own bikes or use one of ours.

Coastal Walks

The Garden Route is famous for it's many walking trails along rugged coastline with jawdropping views, pristine white sandy beaches and deep into the indigenous forest. Choose your preferred difficulty and distance and prepare to be astounded. Guided walking available.

Canyoning / Bouldering / River walking

Catering for beginners or intermediates and beyond. Choose your activity and spend a high adrenaline day explore the natural beauty of the Garden Route mountains, rivers and forest.

Sandboarding

Start with a short beach walk to a beautiful sand dune in the bay where our trained guide will instruct you how to safely experience sandboarding as a beginner. Spectators will enjoy the natural beauty of the beach.

Exclusive use of Alkira Lodge and daily activity.
6 Bedrooms en suite (king or twin beds). Sleeps 12
Private Chef: Breakfast and Dinner
Complimentary bar snack and drink each evening
25 Minute head and shoulder de-stress massage on arrival
Free Wifi
Daily room service
Onsite Concierge and Lodge Management Services

Your Wellbeing Package

Explore Nutritious and Delicious

Get creative and excited about healthy food choices and lifestyle decisions that support a happy, intentional and vital life with our well-known nutrition expert and 'doctor in the kitchen'.

Laughter

‘laughter is the best medicine’ (the Romans knew this and built Amphitheaters in their health spa’s to promote healing with laughter and entertainment)

Movement and Exercise

- 2 Yoga or Thai Chi sessions per day
- Scenic Hikes and Beach Walks – silent and reflective
- The healing benefits of seawater and sunshine
- The aroma/therapy of fynbos and sound of water

Exclusive use of Alkira Lodge and daily activity.
6 Bedrooms en suite (king or twin beds). Sleeps 12
Private Chef: Breakfast and Dinner
Complimentary bar snack and drink each evening
25 Minute head and shoulder de-stress massage on arrival
Free Wifi
Daily room service
Onsite Concierge and Lodge Management Services

For the Love of Food

Gastronomic Township Tour

Ella and Penny of Emzini Tours will transport into a world where community matters and food is different. Sample street food with the locals. Get your hands dirty and have fun making traditional township foods in your host's homes. Then have more fun eating and enjoying the local vibe with Xhosa singing and drumming.

Exclusive Scenic Tour

Explore the natural beauty the Knysna Lagoon with Knysna Ocean Sailing Charters,
Discover magical bays and coves before navigating through the Knysna Heads out into the open Indian Ocean. Drop anchor for snorkelling and swimming and some ice-cold bubbly and the Oysters that Knysna is famous for.

Explore Nutritious and Delicious

Get creative and excited about healthy food choices and lifestyle decisions that support a happy, intentional and vital life with our well-known nutrition expert and 'doctor in the kitchen'.

Exclusive use of Alkira Lodge and daily activity.
6 Bedrooms en suite (king or twin beds). Sleeps 12
Private Chef: Breakfast and Dinner
Complimentary bar snack and drink each evening
25 Minute head and shoulder de-stress massage on arrival
Free Wifi
Daily room service
Onsite Concierge and Lodge Management Services

Nostalgic Knysna Package

Lawn Games

Play Croquet, Badminton and Boules on the Alkira lawns overlooking spectacular views or bring your own set and find a grassy park or a beach nearby.

Beach Volleyball

This is a game that the whole family can play! Alkira is surrounded by white sandy beaches so head down to our nearest beach 2 minutes away for a volleyball workout and some sandy fun. Refresh with a dip in the Indian Ocean and remember to enjoy the beautiful views.

Murder Mystery

Backstabbing, bribery and blackmail! Sleuthing, scandals and secrets. Book a private dinner at Alkira Lodge. We have a mystery for you and a night you will never forget!

Card Games

Bring your skill and luck to the table and join your friends for some fun. At Alkira Lodge we have the cards and the tables, you choose your game.

Exclusive Scenic Tour

Explore the natural beauty the Knysna Lagoon with Knysna Ocean Sailing Charters,
Discover magical bays and coves before navigating through the Knysna Heads out into the open Indian Ocean. Drop anchor for snorkelling and swimming and some ice-cold bubbly and the Oysters that Knysna is famous for.

Exclusive use of Alkira Lodge and daily activity.
6 Bedrooms en suite (king or twin beds). Sleeps 12
Private Chef: Breakfast and Dinner
Complimentary bar snack and drink each evening
25 Minute head and shoulder de-stress massage on arrival
Free Wifi
Daily room service
Onsite Concierge and Lodge Management Services
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