Simola Golf & Country Estate - THE HOTEL

The Simola Hotel lies nestled in the lush indigenous landscape of the hillside above the scenic town of Knysna on South Africa’s Garden Route. Uninterrupted vistas allow visitors panoramic views of the Outeniqua Mountains in the distance and as far as the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads as they jut out into the deep blue Indian Ocean.

Simola Hotel offers guests a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere in a luxuriously elegant environment. The glass dome over the foyer bathes the hotel’s opulent entrance in natural golden light. The warm and soothing neutral colour pallet reflects the local flora and seaside and enhances the serene atmosphere.


Under Executive Chef Delia Clarke, The Orchid Room Restaurant at Simola Hotel offers a delightful dining experience focused on the very finest fresh local and imported produce. The Restaurant boasts a sushi bar with wrap-around counter where patrons can watch the sushi-chef prepare mouth-watering authentic Japanese delicacies. The contemporary classic restaurant has exquisite views across the lagoon and Knysna Heads as well as the golf course and outside pool.

Complimenting this fine fare is a distinctive selection of wines from our award winning wine list – a wide variety is available, sure to pair well with any meal chosen.

For the discerning connoisseur, there is the opulent sophistication of Sir Roy’s Bar where you can comfortably sit back and savour the finest whiskies or experience the best aged cognacs.


Simola’s Spa offers visitors a full range of face and body treatments, manicures, pedicures and a hairdressing salon. Spend 45 minutes, on your own or as a couple, in the Rasoul Room to experience benefits that are profound and long lasting.

Expert therapists use the Africology range of spa and beauty products exclusively. Harnessing the healing properties of the African plant world, Africology is a unique anti-ageing skin care system that is 100% natural, formulated from essential oils and indigenous plant extracts such as the African potato, Marula, Rooibos and Aloe Vera. These supremely effective products contain no parabens or artificial fragrances.


The Simola Gym makes keeping fit and healthy a pleasure. Enjoy the fully equipped state-of-the art gym where you can gaze out through the Knysna Heads whilst walking or running on a treadmill.

The gym is fitted with quality equipment and personal trainers are always on hand to ensure you receive the personalised attention you and your body deserve.


The grand Simola Hotel Country Club and Spa offers 40 elegantly decorated two-bedroom suites with all the modern conveniences you’d expect from a five-star hotel. Guests will enjoy the spacious open plan living area with dining area, lounge and patio, interactive TV with LCD screen, DVD player with surround sound, wireless connectivity, data and Internet ports, under-floor heating, air conditioning. The fully equipped kitchen boasts a flat-top hob with oven, microwave, under-counter fridge, freezer and mini-bar, and there is a gas braai on the patio.

Guests may want to enjoy our master bedroom suite only, which includes amenities as mentioned above, an open plan kitchen, dining and living area, or have the option to incorporate the single room en-suite for usage as a 2 bedroom suite.

Luxury Lodge:

Simola Luxury Lodge sits on the crest overlooking the Knysna River, the lagoon and the Knysna heads. It is the perfect accommodation for a family gathering or golf group. There are eight beautifully appointed double en-suite bedrooms, a private rim flow swimming pool and a number of decks and patios. At meal times guests can enjoy a private barbeque or visit the Orchid Room Restaurant. The emphasis at the Lodge is on luxury and privacy, it’s the ideal location for peaceful rest and relaxation.


  • Access for disabled
  • Aerobics
  • Air conditioning
  • Baby sitter
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Business Center
  • City tour
  • Concierge
  • Conference room
  • Credit card accepted
  • Free parking
  • 24 hour front desk - fax service, safety deposit box
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Health club
  • Hydromassage Jacuzzi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry room
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Massages
  • Medical service
  • Meeting Room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Personal newspapers
  • Pool bar
  • Rent a car in the hotel
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Sauna
  • Secretarial service
  • Steam bath


  • Abseiling
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Bird Watching
  • Blackwater Tubing at Stormsriver
  • Boat Charters
  • Festivals
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Harbour Cruise
  • Motorcycle Tours / Hire
  • Paragliding
  • Quad Biking
  • Rock climbing
  • shark cage diving at Mossel Bay
  • Surfing
  • Tsitsikamma Forest
  • Whale and dolphin watching

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