This colourful, quaint & quirky establishment with its sloping slate roof is set on a hill overlooking the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads. With its peppermint and sunshine yellow exterior – it is a “Happy Place” which we love to share with our guests.

The garden and sparkling pool are an oasis of calm and the views and outlook from the property are stunning. Your stay with us will provide rest for the soul and go easy on your budget.
•All our self-catering units have full en-suite bathrooms, Private decks with BBQ/Braai, TV (DSTV Hotel Package), Heating/Air-conditioning where necessary, Kitchen or kitchenette and easy access to our large secluded garden and pool where you take some time out during your stay.
•The lush gardens attract birds, bees and butterflies and the stars light up the vast night skies
•Located in a peaceful suburb just a five minute drive from Knysna’s bustling town and vibrant waterfront and within easy reach of Knysna Lagoon, the dramatic Knysna Heads and many other local attractions.
•The property is fully fenced and parking is secure. Footprints is ideal for self-drive guests – holidaymakers or business visitors, couples – young and older, honeymooners, golfers, small families, festival and event visitors, hikers, bikers and small groups of friends.
•We are very conveniently situated as a base for discovering the action and attractions of Knysna and visiting so many world renowned and wonderful places along the Garden Route.
•We offer Free WIFI and daily servicing of your room. Non Smoking Rooms.
YOUR HOSTS - Kitty and Danny have years of involvement in the tourism and hospitality industry, a passion for nature, people and Creation – reflecting in their professional, friendly, hands on - but unobtrusive - approach to hospitality. We love to share and assist our guests with advice, suggestions, information and bookings for Knysna and the Garden Route.


Free, safe, off street parking
Daily Servicing
Non Smoking rooms
Basic Continental Breakfast on Request
Presence of 2 loveable Staffie dogs for love and protection!
Information and Advice on Knysna & Surrounds
Sparkling pool
Secluded and private gardens
Spacious and private accommodation
Helpful but unobtrusive owners on site
Free WiFi
Heating, fans and aircon where necessary
Irons/Ironing Boards
Hairdryer available on loan


From R600. per unit per night to R1400.00 per unit per night
See Nightsbridge for rates

map & directions

If you are coming from the George side (West) stay on the N2 and go right through Knysna Town until Kwikspar and Caltex garage on your right. Turn right at T-junction, then first left into Boekenhout Avenue. If you are travelling from the Port Elizabeth/Plettenberg Bay side, (East) you will see a 'Welcome to Knysna' sign. Turn right at the first traffic light where there is a Caltex garage and Quick Spar (on your left). At the T-junction turn right and first left into Boekenhout Avenue.

enquiries & reservations

21 Boekenhout Avenue, Old Place Knysna 6571

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