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Entabeni is a small 35 ha, working farm of fynbos and fruit trees in the heart of Knysna. It is 4.5 km from the centre of town and waterfront giving easy access to shopping and restaurants.


Hudson Manor is an up market guesthouse and beautiful hilltop retreat.

A large wrap around patio overlooks the pond and Knysna lagoon.

The main house has 6 on-suite north facing bedrooms with king size or if required, two separate beds and white cotton linen.

Accommodation is generous with rooms of 65sqm +. Bathrooms have both a bath and shower.  Fresh towels are provided daily.


We manage an Art Residency Program in conjunction with the South African Foundation for Contemporary Art.

Suites contain the art of the 33 international artists that have visited the residence over the past 7 years.

Each room is equipped with a hairdryer and kettle. Coffee, tea, milk and sugar are provided. All rooms have a workstation and access to WiFi.

One of the rooms has TV with satellite channels, otherwise guests have access to TV in a private lounge plus the honesty bar in the lounge.


Breakfast is included in the rates and served in the open plan kitchen, dining lounge area of the main house which opens onto the verandah.

The house is completely off the grid. Water is provided by a borehole and electricity is generated by solar panels and gas boilers.There is daily housekeeping and laundry.

Secure parking. Non smoking indoors. Child friendly with play area and garden.


Entabeni is incredibly well situated for a multitude of activities.  Knysna is a town of festivals and markets so check the calendar for these activities, especially the Oyster festival for which the town is famous.

Walking and Hiking – On the property, neighbouring indigenous forests and along the lagoon

Birding – the property is home to a multitude of bird species, many of which can be seen from the patio overlooking the pond.

Riding – Horses on the neighbouring property, Bicycle, Quad bikes (Sedgefield)

Swimming and Surfing – in the lagoon on the Leisure Isle beach and nearby ocean beaches of Brenton on Sea, Buffels Baai or Plettenberg Bay.

Golf – The Knysna Country Club and 2 championship courses within 10 km of Entabeni: Simola & Pezula.

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Additional Details

  • Wheelchair friendly:Yes
    • RRRR
    • Price Range R1800 per suite incl. farmhouse breakfast, - R4000 per suite incl. breakfast