Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers - Knysna, Garden Route

Knysna Accommodation
Knysna, Garden Route

Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers

Knysna, Garden Route - Accommodation

Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers rating

Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers in Knysna

For a little bit of luxury that is kind on your pocket, our boutique backpacker offers exactly that. Tucked away in the heart of the Garden Route, we take pride in making you feel at home. We are both experienced travellers with a wealth of knowledge in travel and tourism in Africa and as the owners, we know how important a friendly face and a comfortable atmosphere is.

We have a range of accommodation to offer from Dorm Rooms to twin, double or triple and en-suite rooms. We offer basic self-cook complimentary breakfasts, consisting of eggs, toast, fresh fruit, jams, tea and coffee at no extra cost throughout your stay. There is a self-catering kitchen as well as a communal braai area. We also offer free Wi-Fi access.

We are ideally situated a two-minute walk from the Knysna Waterfront, and the bustling little town is a five-minute walk away. We can arrange a number of activities with transportation in and around Knysna, and any way in which we can help you enjoy your stay in Knysna; we are at your service and will do our best to accommodate your requests.

Knysna is South Africa’s best kept secret. It is named in the top 100 places in the world to visit. This quaint, bustling tourist town is home to a huge indigenous population of people of all ages, creeds and cultures.

Today, Knysna boasts an upbeat waterfront full of shops, bars and restaurants with stunning views of The Heads; it is the perfect place for a sundowner on the lagoon which is home to the famous Knysna oysters and seahorses.

Facilities & Activities nearby:

Facilities available at Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers,Knysna, Garden Route

  • Available Next Weekend
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Womens Day Weekend
Activities Nearby
  • 4 X 4 Trails
  • Bicycle Touring
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Health & Fitness
  • Horse Riding
  • Paddling - Kayaking
  • Quad Biking
  • Waterskiing

Nearby Towns:

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GPS Co-Ordinates: 23° 3' 0.8" E / 34° 2' 22.3" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers in Knysna, Garden Route

Departing: George Airport
Address: R404, South Africa
Distance: 75 m / Duration: 56 mins
1.Head north toward R4040.2 km
2.Turn right onto R4042.4 km
3.Turn left to merge onto N211.7 km
4.Take the exit on the right toward N21.1 km
5.Continue onto N20.7 km
6.At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on N252.7 km
7.Turn right onto Waterfront Dr1.2 km
8.Turn left onto Queen St
Destination will be on the left
75 m

Nearest Airport & Flights

George Airport - George


With a growing number of travellers heading to the region's beaches, forests and mountains, George airport now has over 600 000 passengers a year. It has won the South African Airport of the Year award six times (at the time of writing), and George's city centre is 11 Kilometres away.

George Airport was originally named after the then president P.W. Botha and was built in 1977.

Reviews for Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers

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Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers rating

Very nice place#any time I will come back

review by Jan Orris

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Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers rating

Its a great place too stay

review by HOPE JACOBS

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Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers rating

Well priced - clean- friendly staff

review by adele de smidt

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Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers rating

Typical backpackers, but friendly staff, clean, affordable and close to the shops and Waterfront - will be back

review by Louis Van Rensburg

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Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers rating

A wonderfully busy and buzzy spot with dorm and private accommodation in the heart of town

review by Steve Koch

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Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers rating

Very nice clean backpackers.Host is very helpful and friendly.Is defnitly your money worth coming here.

review by Johan Binneman

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Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers rating

Friendly staff, clean rooms and well priced. I would return happily next time Im in the area.

review by Timothy Adams

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Jembjo’s Knysna Lodge & Backpackers rating

Great little backpackers run by two seasoned travellers. It is spotlessly clean with great kitchen and good breakfast. It is only a short walk to all the things that need to be seen...waterfront town etc. Ask Karl or Mandy about anything including tours and the information is extensive and trips booked for you. Enjoy your stay and take a Braai outback.

review by Chris Dale

"They have raised the standards for affordable accommodation"

The owners were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The bedding was clean and new and the rooms were very well kept. Free breakfast and Wifi were the cherry on top. It's also very conveniently situated to get anywhere in Knysna quickly (even walking). I will recommend this place to anybody wanting to stay in Knysna.

review by Ross Bennet, South Africa

"Excellent accommodation"

We stayed for two nights over the Oyster Festival. We found the establishment to be central, clean and comfortable. The owners are warm and friendly and extremely accommodating. The accommodation was also very reasonable and included breakfast. We would recommend Jembjo's and definitely make use of them again. Kelly Tome

review by Anonymous, South Africa

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