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Aarhus, Denmark
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

We stayed for three nights. The rooms and the place were absolutely gorgeous, and our hosts were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast at the terrace was a treat. We can highly recommend it to anyone travelling to Knysna.

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Thank Anna V
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

Nicole is the best hottest ever. Always ready to offer some wine for tasting. The rooms are 5 star. Not 4 Star as on the add, so surely you will enjoy it and get value for money. Nespresso Machines in the rooms, Wi-Fi available which is great. Excellent breakfast. Prefect setting with rim flow pool overlooking Knysna and the Heads.... More 

Thank marcellica
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

One of the best guesthouses in Knysna! We booked the honeymoon suite for my girl's birthday, and the owner of Cambalala, Nicole, is simply the best. She took really good care of us, fed us chocolate and champagne and arranged diner that night. The property itself is very luxurious, comfortable beds and a nice infinity pool. 5 Star!

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Thank hernancresp0
Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

We stayed here for two nights recently and would like to thank Nicole, the owner, for a lovely stay. Nothing was too much trouble - offering welcome drinks on both nights, lovely breakfasts and very hospitable. The views over the lagoon were lovely and the good sized bedroom had a little terrace, good coffee machine and well stocked mini bar.... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

This is a wonderful place to stay - more like a 5 * boutique hotel than a guest house. Nicole, the owner is so friendly and welcoming from the outset. Lovely surroundings and views. Bedrooms are spacious and beautifully decorated. Wide variety for breakfast. 5* all the way. Highly recommended.

Thank michaeljohnbolton
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

Thank you Nicola for making our stay enjoyable at the Cambalala hotel. The welcome drinks and hospitality was greatly appreciated, as were your restuarant reconmendations. Together with your warm smile at breakfast. The accomodation is absolutely excellent, tastely furnished with large spacious rooms with great daylight looking over the garden and lagoon. The room is excellently furnished with a coffee... More 

Thank TallandSporty
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

We stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon. The area is stunning and the views are so beautiful! It was still very private and the house was so gorgeously decorated. On discovering we were on honeymoon, Nicole arranged lovely chocolates and sparkling wine with a beautiful note. We loved the honeymoon suite and breakfasts and afternoon wine on the... More 

Thank Aimee D
Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

At Cambalal we met very friendly and helpful hosts and stuff. Great room, excellent bed (wide, long and comfortable). Location is quiet and convenient, very nice views of Knysna heads. Stable, good Wi-fi, no issues.

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Reviewed 29 April 2015

This place is just amazing. It is so so clean & neat, and so beautiful! Our room was large, the bathroom was huge, and we had a beautiful balcony overlooking the view Breakfast was a real delight, with amazing fresh breads, fruits, eggs, and great coffee. This is not a regular B&B, but a place you feel spoiled at. Highly... More 

Thank LilaloTLV
Buonas, Schweiz
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

Flying in from cold and wet Europe we had a frustrating arrival in Knysna. Weather was wet and cold :-( Fortunately our first destination was Cambalala. It feels like sitting in the sun when arriving at this place. Nicole, Giorgio and Max are just the best! Fantastic hosts, the house, the garden, the rooms, all in best shape and you... More 

Thank TuYBuonas_Schweiz

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cambalala is a luxury guest house ideally situated in Paradise with magnificent views over the lagoon. This is the perfect place to forget about the rest of the world and lose yourself in South Africa's favourite town. We proudly offer stylish and comfortable accommodation with the very best of service and hospitality. Each of the five double en-suite rooms emphasize comfort and exude style. High quality linen, underfloor heating, minibars, TVs, iPod docking systems, safes, Wi-Fi Internet access and Nespresso machines create suites that are left wanting nothing. Private balconies offer views over the beautiful indigenous garden and clear infinity pool which blends seamlessly with the panoramic lagoon views in the distance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cambalala

Address: 46 Circular Drive | Paradise, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: ₹ 8,549 - ₹ 17,714 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cambalala 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Can't imagine there is a bad room”
  • Evening view from the garden over the lagoon and Knysna Heads
  • Garden with infinity pool and views over lagoon and Knysna Heads
 of 5 bubbles robinia2014, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are delightful”
 of 5 bubbles Charlotten, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are wonderful!”
 of 5 bubbles 207maisiet, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have great views”
 of 5 bubbles marcellica, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The honeymoon suite was beautiful, but we got a peek at most other rooms and they were all stunning! You can't go wrong”
 of 5 bubbles 686aimeed, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
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