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explore and feel our place of magic

We have 2 different room types, Luxury Rooms and Classic Rooms,
please browse our rooms to find the one you like best.

Welcome to Blackwaters River Lodge & Mashie Golf Course

Owners Paul Theron and Elmay Bouwer welcomes you to their beautiful “place of magic” in the heartbeat of the Garden Route, Knysna South Africa

Blackwaters River Lodge is a magical piece of paradise, tucked away in a beautiful valley on the banks of the Goukamma River. Set on several hectares of pristine gardens, it is surrounded by indigenous forest and offers peace, tranquility and the opportunity for complete relaxation.

The lodge conveniently situated just off the N2, between Knysna and Sedgefield opposite the Buffels Bay turn off. It is just 10 minutes from the quaint towns of Knysna and Sedgefield and 15 minutes from the friendly Blue Flag Buffels Bay bathing beach.

Blackwaters River Lodge is a SA Tourism Grading Council 4 – star guesthouse with 20 beautifully decorated rooms, all with a touch of nature. 12 Luxury suites have private balconies overlooking pristine forests and the Goukamma River. 8 Classics suites have private patios that look into the well-maintained gardens or the golf course. In the manor house there is a cosy lounge with a ladies bar, plasma screen television, full DSTV package and log fire for the winter months.

Experience our rustic eatery, Earth & Fire Restaurant, with its intimate indoor dining area and outdoor deck overlooking the golf course and pristine indigenous forests. Let our chefs tantalize your taste buds with home cooked meals and freshly baked breads from our wood fired oven. Guests at the lodge can enjoy bird watching, our indigenous tree walk, canoeing, stand up paddling, wine tasting, Par 3 golf as well as total peace and tranquility.