One of the best hotel locations in South Africa, the 4-star Protea Hotel Knysna Quays enjoys a spectacular perspective of the popular coastal town of Knysna. The hotel is nestled in the heart of the Garden Route and offers you a unique guest experience with premium accommodation accentuated with scenic beauty and natural surrounds. Renowned as the perfect holiday destination, this 4-Star addition to the Protea Hotel group is set on the Knysna Quays Waterfront with the lagoon at your doorstep. This recently refurbished property is stylishly decorated and suited to both leisure and business travellers with sheer comfort assured.

Facing the warm Indian Ocean through the Knysna Heads, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays offers a tranquil stay in spacious rooms overlooking the magical Knysna lagoon and the historical train station. The 4-Star Protea Hotel Knysna Quays has a wide array of choice facilities including a heated outdoor swimming pool, free internet service, conference facilities and a wellness therapist for rejuvenating massages and aromatherapy treatments. A unique dining experience is promised for every meal with six restaurants to choose from making lunch and dinners on the Waterfront memorable. Fall in love with one of South Africas favourite towns, from the perfect location.

Room & Suite Types

Accommodation at the 4-Star Protea Hotel Knysna Quays encompasses 123 spacious rooms decorated in warm earthy tones with spectacular views of the Knysna lagoon, the historical train station and the Knysna Waterfront. These well appointed modern rooms consist of 70 lagoon-facing rooms, 20 standard double rooms, 30 standard twin rooms, 2 disabled rooms and 1 executive suite. All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower, air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, hair dryers, electronic safes, telephone, free wireless internet connection and satellite television. A magical experience from the perfect location, the 4-Star Protea Hotel Knysna Quays will remain in your memories forever.

Food & Wine

Start your day on a high note with a sumptuous breakfast in our superb breakfast restaurant before discovering why Knysna has been voted twice as South Africa’s favourite town! The 4-Star Protea Hotel Knysna Quays has a unique dining feature for memorable lunches and dinners. Six restaurants are available on the Knysna Quays Waterfront where GUESTS can sign the meal charges to their room account and settle the charge upon departure. The Drydock Food Company is our Prokard Dining Restaurant and set on the lagoon with spectacular views of the Knysna Heads. The restaurant offers a mouth-watering array of seafood, tempting salads and fusion cuisines.34 Degrees South specialises in freshly harvested oysters, fish, sushi and the best selection of Mediterranean dishes in town.

They also boast a miniature car collection, wine shop, gift shop and seahorses, to name a few! For the traditional Italian experience, try Limoncello as they offer a rich diversity of cuisines and a new addition to the Knysna Quays Waterfront. The renowned Spur Steak Ranch is known as the official restaurant of the South African family and offers a selection of steaks, seafood and are available for room service to the hotel. JJ’s Restaurant takes pride in creating scrumptious South African cuisines with the most delicious and well-presented meals whilst the well-known Panarotti’s Restaurant serves up the best in pizza’s, pasta’s, salads, meat and seafood dishes. Whatever your dining style, don’t forget to sample the delicious oysters for which Knysna is famous for.


Leisure activities at the 4-Star Protea Hotel Knysna Quays include a heated outdoor swimming pool located on a uniquely designed sundeck with sweeping views of the lagoon. Escape for a rejuvenating massage with our wellness therapist, who will pamper GUESTS with a variety of treatments such as reflexology and aromatherapy for sheer relaxation during your stay with us. Excellent sporting facilities are offered nearby, including the championship golf courses in the Garden Route, Tennis, Surfing, Bowling and much, much more.


The Protea Hotel Knysna Quays is situated within walking distance from the Knysna town centre which has a variety of activities and attractions to suit everyone. Whether you are after some sun, sea and sand, dining out or outdoor activities, Knysna has it all.


From ZAR 850.00 per person sharing per night
Children of all ages are welcome