Belvidere Residential Estate, Knysna

Belvidere Estate is situated on the western side of the Knysna lagoon, 8km from the town. It is a well laid out up-market residential suburb, with green open spaces between the properties. Being just out of town it enjoys peacefulness and beauty, yet still has easy access to modern shopping amenities and a private hospital. Security is enhanced by a state of the art camera system.

Belvidere Estate

The estate is managed by a home owners association with elected volunteers hence levies are very low.

It is situated in a secure area with a low crime rate with good schools, shopping malls and several golf courses close by. George airport is less than an hour’s drive away.

Consequently the area is becoming increasingly popular for people looking to move to the Western Cape.

Notable buildings are Belvidere House (The Manor) with cottages, and incorporating both Caroline’s Restaurant, and the well-loved local pub (The Bell). There is a Retirement village, a coffee shop and deli (Oak Leaf), jetty access and slipway, and a vast open parkland system covering of 50% of the estate. Access is via a single entrance.

Today Belvidere remains a highly attractive and sought after area, welcoming those approaching retirement, retirees requiring security and services offered in the retirement village within the estate, younger families seeking a more natural environment, but with access to provincial and private schools; and holiday-makers.

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Belvidere Estate

The estate is managed by a home owners association with elected volunteers hence levies are very low.

It is situated in a secure area with a low crime rate with good schools, shopping malls and several golf courses close by. George airport is less than an hour’s drive away.

Consequently the area is becoming increasingly popular for people looking to move to the Western Cape.

Notable buildings are Belvidere House (The Manor) with cottages, and incorporating both Caroline’s Restaurant, and the well-loved local pub (The Bell). There is a Retirement village, a coffee shop and deli (Oak Leaf), jetty access and slipway, and a vast open parkland system covering of 50% of the estate. Access is via a single entrance.

Today Belvidere remains a highly attractive and sought after area, welcoming those approaching retirement, retirees requiring security and services offered in the retirement village within the estate, younger families seeking a more natural environment, but with access to provincial and private schools; and holiday-makers.

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Belvidere Estate

The estate is managed by a home owners association with elected volunteers hence levies are very low.

It is situated in a secure area with a low crime rate with good schools, shopping malls and several golf courses close by. George airport is less than an hour’s drive away.

Consequently the area is becoming increasingly popular for people looking to move to the Western Cape.

Notable buildings are Belvidere House (The Manor) with cottages, and incorporating both Caroline’s Restaurant, and the well-loved local pub (The Bell). There is a Retirement village, a coffee shop and deli (Oak Leaf), jetty access and slipway, and a vast open parkland system covering of 50% of the estate. Access is via a single entrance.

Today Belvidere remains a highly attractive and sought after area, welcoming those approaching retirement, retirees requiring security and services offered in the retirement village within the estate, younger families seeking a more natural environment, but with access to provincial and private schools; and holiday-makers.

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Belvidere Estate History

The Belvidere story begins in 1830 when the land was acquired by George Rex. Thomas Henry Duthie married his daughter, Caroline, in 1833, and bought the farm named Belvidere, from his father-in-law.

Gray Rutherford acquired this land in the 1980’s and Belvidere Estate was registered in December 1987. 

The Estate, now a suburb of Knysna, consists of 223 lovely homes, many having fabulous lagoon and /or forest views,  built according to  design standards which has harmonised the overall image and retained the character of 19th Century Eastern Cape buildings (Georgian and Victorian style). 

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Properties for sale in Belvidere Estate and adjacent areas

If you are interested in getting your own piece of heaven in this luxurious estate, click below to see which properties are available.

Properties for Sale

Properties to Rent in Belvidere Estate and adjacent areas

Looking for a rental or holiday stay in the Belvidere area?

Belvidere Stays

Nearby Establishments


The photographs used on this site were supplied in a collective effort by the local community to contribute to the look and feel of the website. Photo credits go to: Caron Grundlingh, Estiaan van der Merwe, Charles Hopkins, Val Morton, Sjoerd Schaaff, Marie Pollett, Joan Rounce, Oliver Price,  Barbara Burgess, Barbara George & Don Forsyth.