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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our stay in Knysna, host Kitty very welcoming and informactive about local attractions and services. We ended up staying longer due to our satisfaction with everything. Only improvement would be to location of bath, which is apparently on the to do list anyway. Thanks Kitty for an enjoyable stay.

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KittyF890, Owner at Footprints of Knysna, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Footprints and our Featherbed studio. I am so glad you felt welcome and comfy enough to stay a little longer and it was a pleasure sharing local info and snippets with you. Yep, that bath is an awkward one so thank goodness for the shower! Definitely on the "To Do" list. Hope... More 

Rawsonville, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable, clean and neat, beautiful view and only 5 minutes away from the waterfront. We booked all 3 units and really enjoyed our stay in Knysna. You will definitely see us again on our next trip to the Garden route.

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KittyF890, Owner at Footprints of Knysna, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words Marsha. We enjoyed hosting the family gathering in our 3 units and glad that you were all comfortable here and had a lovely weekend. We really do hope to see you again. Regards from Kitty and Danny and the staffies More 

East London, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Host Kitty was so pleasant and welcoming. The place was clean and comfortable, really a lovely spot for a a few days or more, would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to see Knysna. Thank you Kitty for all your kindness

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KittyF890, Owner at Footprints of Knysna, responded to this review

Kathy - Thank you so much for taking time to give us such a delightful review. I am glad that we could offer you a comfy and friendly place and face for your stopover on the way home. Certainly hope to see you again - you will be most welcome - Take care and regards from Kitty. More 

Zwickau, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

cosy appartment "The nest", nicely decorated in a maritime style practical furniture for self accommodating frigde contained welcome snack very friendly host lady giving top advice for activities in the region -> highly advisable

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KittyF890, Owner at Footprints of Knysna, responded to this review

Thank you Cornelia for taking the time to write such a positive and friendly review of Footprints. The view is stunning and I am so glad I was able to assist with advice for things to do and see. Glad that you liked the practical layout for self catering - I still have your shells which added to my "maritime"... More 

Port Elizabeth
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great friendly service, clean, comfortable rooms with incredible views. A favourite place to stay! Would recommend to anyone staying in Knysna looking for some peace and quiet in lovely accommodation.

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Kitty F, Owner at Footprints of Knysna, responded to this review

Clinton, many thanks for taking the time to give us such a special review. We certainly hope to see again in the near future. More 

Vereeniging
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2016

It isn't often nowadays that you can say, I would give anything to go back there again... And yet, Kitty made a miserable two week work experience, combined with typical Western Cape weather (4 seasons in one day) into a fabulous trip. The little personal touches and friendliness of everyone, especially the lady herself is not often encountered on our... More 

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Kitty F, Owner at Footprints of Knysna, responded to this review

Thanks to you both for taking the time to review Footprints. It really was a pleasure to host you and be around to assist and have some lovely chats during your "prolonged" stay. So glad you felt comfy and at ease in our bright (on a sunny day) upstairs apartment. The view awaits you. Looking forward to seeing you again.... More 

Vivo, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The B&B is situated in a quiet area. Personal items clustered the room and do not contribute to the interior of the room. The bath and toilet are difficult to access due to the slope of the ceiling. The mattress was good but the frame of the bed is very old and noisy.

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Kitty F, Owner at Footprints of Knysna, responded to this review

Our quirky and colourful LOFT studio does contain art pieces and decor items - sorry if you felt it was some kind of personal clutter and by its very nature as a loft studio does have the added "character" of sloping ceilings which can make bath access a little tricky. However, there is also a perfectly upright and spacious shower.... More 

Despatch, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We had a very pleasant stay. The room is very accommodating for a young family like ours. The kids loved the open plan & bank beds. To enjoy our meals on the deck was very relaxing. Even when it was raining on the Saturday morning. The view..... stunning!!! Thank you for having us. Regards The Daltons

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Kitty F, Owner at Footprints of Knysna, responded to this review

Thank you "The Daltons". So glad you enjoyed the stay and we really appreciate your positive comments and feedback on our family friendly spot. Hope to see you back in nicer weather so the girls and yourselves can enjoy the garden. Pleasure having you and the family to stay with us. Regards. Kitty, Danny and the staffies More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

We were down for the Simola Hillclimb and stayed in the upstairs apartment The Nest. It was absolutely lovely. Hosts were fantastic and Kitty ever so helpful & friendly along with the greet from Nandi the Staffy, Bilbo was a bit ill to come out to say hi (hope he is better already). We even had staff and a guest... More 

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Kitty F, Owner at Footprints of Knysna, responded to this review

Wow, what can we say but Thank you. If we could rate reviews yours would get 5 Stars. So glad that you had a great stay. It was a pleasure hosting you and giving you a comfy, clean and enjoyable space for your stay. Hospitality is in our hearts and we look forward to your next visit; especially so that... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We had a great stay and the views are "Wow". Towel policy needs to be mention after booking is confirmed. If we still had to swim it would have been a mess because people are different;me about towels

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Kitty F, Owner at Footprints of Knysna, responded to this review

Thanks Chris for your feedback and positive words. Glad you had a great stay and hope to see you again. Our towel policy of only changing towels on alternate days is - we feel - quite normal for mid range accommodation and takes into consideration that Knysna has a severe water shortage. However, your point is noted and am sure... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This quaint and quirky establishment with its sloping slate roof and dormer windows offers a relaxed 'home from home'. All accommodation has views of the garden, lagoon and Knysna Heads. Open, friendly and helpful owners on site. All units have full en-suite bathrooms, private decks with Braai and easy access to our large secluded garden and sparkling pool. Secure parking. Rooms serviced daily, DSTV and free WiFi. “Heads Up” – a spacious upper level apartment (2/3 sleeper) with amazing views; “Down to Earth” lower level apartment – Family room (4 sleeper) A practical and unpretentious family room an the cozy romantic "Featherbed Studio" double with kitchenette Footprints of Knysna is set away from the N2 highway in a quiet suburb, but located just a five minute drive from Knysna’s bustling town, vibrant waterfront, architect-inspired Thesen Harbour Town and peaceful Leisure Isle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Footprints of Knysna

Address: 21 Boekenhout Avenue | Upper Old Place, Knysna 6570, South Africa (Formerly Forget-me-Not)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $54 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The nest for 2 or a couple with a little kid is amazing.”
  • Kitchenette with every item necessary.
  • Flat screen TV and free WIFI
  • The view from the deck.
 of 5 bubbles Tasada, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“upstairs has the best view, but the stairs are not for those who have difficulty in carrying luggage etc.”
 of 5 bubbles 121jennys, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room that has an attach balcony, preferably facing the backside.”
 of 5 bubbles Baahubali_XoXo, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in "the Nest", which is really cuddly and perfect”
 of 5 bubbles 440uschit, 20 May 2015 | Read review
“I love 'the nest' - beautiful and airy.”
 of 5 bubbles DubaiRob, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
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