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Private room

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

This Standard Room, with either a double bed or 2 single beds have an en-suite bathroom. The room has a TV with DSTV, a kettle with tea & coffee and a small bar fridge. Breakfast is included.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
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The space

The Idle Monkey B&B is a country-style thatched roof home featuring a lush garden, plunge pool and terrace. It is situated along the Garden Route, on the N2 Main Road in Knysna. The breakfast area overlooks the Knysna Lagoon.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM



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Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Alix User Profile
January 2016
Our stay was ok. It is a mere 10 minute walk to knysna quay. The beds were comfy. A basic breakfast was provided which was good value given the price we paid. Sadly for the 4 days we were there we couldn't really get any hot water in our room. Initially we were told our gas cylinder had run out, then I was told the reason the water wasn't hot was probably because another guest was having a shower at the same time. The room we stayed in didn't really feel particularly clean overall and needed updating but it was good value for money generally. There is a lot of noise from the main road next to the property.

Anna User Profile
January 2016
Good place for a stop over on the Garden Route! Maybe not the best place for allergy sufferers / dust sensitive people due to the thatched roof. Apart from that good value and nice & clean place to spend a night.
Craig User Profile
Response from Craig:
Hi Anna. Thanx for your review. Yes thatched we are!! Some people love it and other don't! Glad you had a good stay. Lizemari
January 2016

Dean User Profile
January 2016
Great well established bnb. You can tell they know what they are doing and know how to take care of their guests. I will be recomending the idle monkey to my friends! Also the breakfast was made to order- and delicious!

Natalia User Profile
December 2015
We stayed only for one night and we really enjoyed the place. Beautiful house, amazing room and a nice clean bathroom, plus it came with a tasty breakfast.

Roscoe User Profile
December 2015
Lizemarie was very welcoming, gave us a real heart South African greeting! The room was great, easy, simple and the bed was any narcoleptics dream! The shower ran out of hot water but this was due to the popularity of this place so patience is a virtue when it comes to the boiler working! Great place and definitely worth staying

Lukas User Profile
December 2015
This B&B was okay.

Annelie User Profile
November 2015
We really enjoyed staying at Idle Monkey. We had a very nice room. We had to leave very early in the morning to go on a Elephant ride and the host left us a breakfast package wich was very sweet. We just stayed for one night but enjoyed it very much! Thank you for having us!

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Knysna, South Africa · Joined in July 2014
Craig User Profile
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