Alkira Lodge

  • 12 guests
  • 6 beds
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 6 bathrooms
  • 8 toilets

Floating at the feet of the heavens and surrounded by the ever-changing canvas of the Southern African skies, Alkira Lodge is situated above the popular tourist town of Knysna, on the Western brow of the famous Knysna Heads. 

Included in the rate is breakfast and dinner daily. Self-catering options are however available on request. 

Check-in: 14h00 - 18h00 | Check-out: 11h00

Minimum stay 2 nights required


The lodge was designed to be in harmony with its beautiful surrounds, blending into the landscape from afar and combining natural textures, wood and stone elements in a clean and strong modern design. Feel as though you are one with nature in this truly idyllic and elevated setting. 

The high ceilings and large windows flood interiors with light and accentuate the sweeping views across the rolling hills, the Knysna tidal estuary (lagoon) to the ancient Outeniqua mountains, the whale sanctuary and spectacular beaches that stretch from Brenton to Buffalo Bay and the endless horizon beyond.


Alkira Lodge Exclusive

6 Rooms | 13 people 

All rooms feature: wifi, safety deposit box, tea/coffee making facilities, heating, cooling fans, bathrobe, toiletries, en-suite bathroom with walk in shower and toilet, hair dryer, USB, international adapters.


The perfect exclusive getaway. Space, privacy, fresh air and views galore with every thoughtful detail. Plenty of room for everyone; TV rooms, lounges (inside and out), bars, patios, chef’s kitchen, pizza oven, bbq options (inside and out), fire pit, pool, Jacuzzi hot tub and extensive gardens. Chefs and the in-house team are available to provide for your every need from fine dining to themed meals, bbq’s, pizzas and picnics. Daily activities can be arranged along with transfers. And, of course laundry, cleaning and housekeeping so that you can enjoy complete, seamless, pure relaxation. Breakfast and dinner is included each day.

The sophisticated, understated interiors connect with the outside during the day and allow one to find a cozy spot to put your feet up when the views recede into the night.

The library provides a quiet space to find a new read, to curl up on a couch, or to get your TV fix.

For those who need to connect to the working world the slow lounge is a versatile space complete with wifi and fresh air as large picture windows open to the internal courtyard.

Help yourself to a drink from the bar any time or visit the cellar to choose a delicious South African wine. Settle in to watch the sun slip into the ocean or curl up on a sofa fireside.


The beautiful Garden Route town of Knysna is flanked by the iconic heads that guard the entrance of the ocean to the peaceful estuary waters. The Eastern Head is well-known and visited by many tourists who come to soak up the views and enjoy a drink or a meal at the popular waterside East Head Cafe. However, the Western Head remains relatively untouched, home to the expansive Featherbed Nature Reserve and other wonderful discoveries.


A self-catering rate is also available on request. 

Alkira Lodge has indoor and outdoor dining options, indoor and outdoor lounge spaces and spacious tanning decks. The infinity pool and hot tub jacuzzi provide options to relax, unwind and enjoy the sounds of silence and warm sunshine surrounded by nature’s beauty.

As the evening descends, fireplaces and subtle lighting create a warm, romantic atmosphere to enjoy the stupendous fireworks as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.


Eat & Drink 

East Head Café  

île de païn Thesen Island

Tapas and Oysters Thesen Island

Chatters Pizza

Knysna Gin Distillery 


The following experiences can be booked in-house:

Guided walk of the Western Head by in-house guide

Speed boat trip on the lodge's boat


Cancellation Policy

50% Payment is due to confirm bookings. Balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Bookings cancelled prior to 30 days before arrival refunded in full. Bookings cancelled within 30 days of travel liable for full cost of the accommodation.


Smoking is only permitted outside

The credit card used to make the booking needs to be present at check-in as well as a copy of the owner's ID/ passport

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All the bells and whistles are provided for a very comfortable and relaxing stay - breakfast and dinner with a private chef, personal concierge and daily housekeeping are all included in the rate! Wake up to the smell of freshly baked muesli and the buttery aroma of omelettes on the go.

Alkira lodge is a place only described in fictional novels - the view literally takes your breath away.

Activities in the area are endless, from guided hikes on the Western Head to speed boat trips on the Knysna lagoon.


  • WiFi
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • Pizza Oven
  • Swimming Pool
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sound System
  • Hairdryer
  • Fire Pit
  • Braai
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Bath
  • Serviced
  • Secure Parking


  • For Friends and Families


15 Dec 2023 - 31 May 2024
R55,000.00 Per Unit Per Night
01 Jun 2024 - 31 Aug 2024
R48,000.00 Per Unit Per Night
01 Sep 2024 - 15 Dec 2024
R56,000.00 Per Unit Per Night
01 Sep 2024 - 15 Dec 2024
R56,000.00 Per Unit Per Night

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