Tranquility, nature and an active lifestyle

Belvidere Estate is a secure, upmarket estate with established homes, set in one of the most beautiful natural environments just outside of Knysna.  It’s a small, intimate residential estate with expansive indigenous parkland.


  • Bird hide (more than 270 identified bird species)
  • Jetty and slipway
  • Secure boat and car park
  • Walking and biking trails
  • Beautiful green parkland covering more than 50% of the estate
  • All-weather tennis courts
  • Oakleaf Restaurant – brunch café, gourmet deli and coffee bar
  • Belvidere Manor Hotel and the historic tavern, The Bell
  • Belvidere Park, a self-contained, secure and exclusive retirement village with a frail-care facility
  • Close proximity to Knysna’s expansive beaches
  • World-class golf courses within a 15km radius
Knysna Estuary
The Manor Hotel


Oak Leaf Cafe is a country restaurant, offering award-winning speciality coffee, hearty brunches, decadent cakes and French pastries.  The focus is on creating wholesome dishes with ingredients that are ethical and locally sourced.  The menu also caters for vegetarians, vegans and food intolerances.

The Cafe is suitable for young and old alike, with easy-access parking to the seating, garden, bicycle parking and children’s play area.  Seating options are inside, outside in the courtyard under umbrellas, on the veranda under the vines, or in the pretty garden (doggies are welcome in the garden area).

Oak Leaf Cafe is licenced and sells craft beer, gins and a selection of wines.

The Oak Leaf Deli is stocked with pantry essentials such as freshly baked sourdough loaves, farm fresh milk, free range eggs, cheeses, marmalades, jams, olives, Charlesford Farm meats, free range chicken and lots more.


Belvidere Manor offers comfortable four-star accommodation, a range of delicious dining experiences and breathtaking natural surroundings.  Built in 1849, the Manor House is an exquisite example of historic Cape Georgian architecture and since its opening in 1989, the hotel has grown to offer 34 free-standing cottages set beside the Knysna Lagoon. 

Guests are accommodated in individual cottages situated in 10 hectares of gardens.  Offering single- or double-storey options, the cottages have either lagoon or garden views.  Each cottage has a wide veranda or “stoep”, a comfortable living room, a fully equipped kitchen and one or two double en-suite bedrooms, with covered parking alongside.

Knysna’s smallest pub, The Bell, is located on the site of the original Belvidere farmhouse, and a feature of the pub is its wine cellar which can be viewed through a window in the floor.  With a yellowwood ceiling and ironwood block floor, The Bell is a quaint favourite of the Belvidere locals.  Relish pub meals served outside in the garden in summer, or enjoy the cosy warmth of the wood-burning stove in winter.

Oakleaf Cafe


Belvidere Estate is a nature lover’s dream, and offers a multitude of activities for the outdoor enthusiast.