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.

AT A GLANCE

  • 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 frail-care facility
  • Close proximity to Knysna’s expansive beaches
  • World-class golf courses within a 15km radius
Dogs playing in the garden

RESTAURANTS AND ACCOMMODATION

Oak Leaf Cafe is a quaint little restaurant and deli nestled amongst the oaks in beautiful Belvidere, offering award-winning speciality coffee, hearty brunches, decadent cakes & french pastries. The focus is on creating clean, 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 seating, garden area, bicycle parking and children’s play area. Seating options are inside, outside in the courtyard under umbrellas, on the verandah under the vines or in the pretty garden. Doggies are welcome in the garden area.

The 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 daily, farm fresh milk, free range eggs, cheeses, marmalades, jams, olives, Charlesford Farm meats, free range chicken & lots more.

RESTAURANTS AND ACCOMMODATION

Belvidere Manor offers comfortable four-star accommodation, a range of delicious dining experiences and breath-taking 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 housed on the site of the original Belvidere farmhouse, and a feature of the pub is the wine cellar viewed through the 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.

ACTIVITIES

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

BIRDING

CYCLING

TENNIS

FISHING

BOATING, SAILING & PADDLING

WALKING TRAILS