The Alexander House


A fusion of contemporary design and exotic artworks from around the globe, gives The Alexander its unique character and charm. Guests will find every conceivable facility and comfort within its walls: bar and dining room, jacuzzi, swimming pool, braai/BBQ area, telephone, mini-bar and surround sound in each room, wi-fi internet and VOIP communications.

We offer a courtesy vehicle and driver for airport transfers, restaurant pick-ups and scenic drives and a concierge service that includes porterage, laundry and dry cleaning.

Knysna and the surrounding area offers some of finest visitor attractions in the Garden Route and we can arrange sightseeing trips - by land, sea or air.

Many of the most prestigious golf courses in the Southern Cape, including Pezula, Simola, Goose Valley, George, Fancourt and Oubaai, are within easy reach and we will be delighted to make tee reservations for you. For the less energetic, we offer in-room massage and other therapies from visiting practitioners to soothe mind and body.

Situated on the very edge of Knysna’s Eastern Head, The Alexander enjoys one of the most exclusive locations in South Africa. The views and ambiance are so captivating that you may never want to venture beyond its boundaries.

But if you do, you’ll be richly rewarded. The entrance to the lagoon, with its scuba diving and angling facilities, is directly below The Alexander. Knysna’s vibrant town centre, waterfront and quays, offering a bewildering choice of fine restaurants and shops, are a mere 10-minute drive away. An excursion to the vast, unspoiled beaches of nearby Brenton-on-Sea and Buffel’s Bay will invigorate your body and spirit and a lagoon cruise, nature walk or exhilarating catamaran trip through the turbulent waters of the Heads will provide an unforgettable experience.

Go further afield to Plettenberg Bay, just 20 minutes by road, and you’ll discover unique wildlife attractions such as the Knysna Elephant Park, Birds of Eden, Monkeyland, Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve and boat trips to view whales, dolphins and sharks at close range. Thrill-seekers should not miss the chance to take to the air in a helicopter, light aircraft of paraglider, or enjoy the challenge of abseiling, bungee-jumping or quad biking.