a world of adventure awaits

PORTLAND MANOR COUNTRY HOTEL

Rheenendal | Knysna | South Africa

a world of adventure awaits

PORTLAND MANOR COUNTRY HOTEL

Rheenendal | Knysna | South Africa

a world of adventure awaits

PORTLAND MANOR COUNTRY HOTEL

Rheenendal | Knysna | South Africa

a world of adventure awaits

PORTLAND MANOR COUNTRY HOTEL

Rheenendal | Knysna | South Africa

a world of adventure awaits

PORTLAND MANOR COUNTRY HOTEL

Rheenendal | Knysna | South Africa

a world of adventure awaits

PORTLAND MANOR COUNTRY HOTEL

Rheenendal | Knysna | South Africa

PORTLAND MANOR

Portland Manor is a majestic historical country estate and hotel situated in the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountain range, 20 km northwest of Knysna. This estate is home to lush greenery and scenic views that only the Garden Route can provide.  Bordering the famous indigenous Knysna Forest, visitors can explore 212 hectares of pure undisturbed wilderness with ease and take part in numerous outdoor activities. Nature enthusiasts can marvel at the wonderous mix of ancient trees and rich birdlife that this region is known for. Portland Manor is located in the heart of an adventure wonderland that is just waiting to be explored!

Chef Desmond Morgan

The Cowshed Eatery

Our brand new rustic, country restaurant, the Cowshed, is open on weekends from Friday to Sunday. Chef Desmond Morgan’s all-day menu features wholesome breakfasts and fire-based lunch and dinner dishes prepared with the freshest local ingredients in the wood-fired outdoor ovens, including artisanal pizzas, fire-grilled chicken and rump steak and glazed pork belly.
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Elegant Country Comfort

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Portland Manor Hotel Accommodation

HOTEL

Escape the bustle of city life, and come and unwind at a one-of-a-kind picturesque country estate and hotel. The Portland Manor hotel boasts 19 spacious, comfortable rooms that all have an antique, Victorian feel to them. We offer different suites to accommodate every guest’s needs.

PORTLAND MANOR’S HISTORY

Portland Manor’s history is intertwined with South Africa’s first European settlers in the Knysna area. The estate has been bought and sold to many owners since its final construction in the late 1800s. It is now proudly owned by the RussellStone Group.

ADVENTURE DESTINATION

Portland Manor is located in the heart of an adventure wonderland that is just waiting to be explored. Ideal for adrenaline junkies and more relaxed explorers alike, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.

PERFECT FOR ACTIVE ADVENTURE SEEKERS

Portland Manor is situated close to unique eateries, nature reserves, parks, beaches, and local markets. The area offers plenty of fun activities that you can enjoy by yourself or in a group setting.

From bungy jumping, whale watching, oyster tours, and scooter tours through the Knysna Forest, to paragliding or yacht cruises. Knysna offers an unlimited number of adventure-filled activities.

If you want a more relaxed escape from the bustling city, then you can explore the serene countryside at your own pace. Lounge at our swimming pool, enjoy a picnic by the lake, or go for a leisurely stroll through the forest. If rest and relaxation are what you need, then Portland Manor can help you out.

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THE TALK ABOUT
PORTLAND MANOR

Nella-Marie van Tonder
8. February, 2022.
Verified
Had a wonderful time there. Most beautiful heaven on earth style. Amazing hospitality. Very relaxing. You can just feel the history.
Amanda Forrow
31. May, 2021.
Verified
One of the most glorious places in the Garden Route, fantastic gardens and grounds, huge Dam, beautiful walks, peacocks Zebras and even an Ostrich! They do fantastic weddings here too with authentic historic accommodations 😊
Danie Pio
2. May, 2021.
Verified
Great place
Barry Johnston
8. January, 2021.
Verified
Beautiful rustic destination in paradise
Christopher Whitehouse
26. November, 2020.
Verified
Great place to stay within easy reach of Knysna but out of the town and away from the road. Great hosts and wonderful breakfasts. If you have ever read Dalene Matthee's books on the Knysna area you must stay here (especially The Mulberry Forest, one of which still grows in the grounds of the manor).
Angelo Landers
29. October, 2020.
Verified
Portland Manor is just outside of the City of Knysna. Please, if you don't know where this place is, don't go at night, it is very dark and it's a long way to get to Portland from the main road. So check in the morning or the afternoon. This place is beautiful and big. The rooms are huge and comfortable. I had great view from my room and also had a nice shower. The breakfast was great. The lady and her daughter are very friendly and helpful people. They have nice greenery. This place is great for planning meetings, a break away to write a book and just to isolate yourself from the world. It has this quietness.
TripAdvisor

A very special place

TripAdvisor

“Such a relaxing place. Fantastic food, where the chefs cook your meal on open fires in front of you and even encourage your input! That was an amazing experience. Beautiful property. Stunning nature, a must for anyone who values the outdoors. This place has the potential to become a real diamond in the Garden Route crown! We cannot wait to go back again. It is being developed into a proper working farm again, but with tranquility that is not easy to find these days. The pub is also a real gem. Games room there needs a bit of TLC but I’m sure they will get to that soon because one can see there are lots of changes and improvements happening.”

JohnOhDeer (Jun 2022)

Adventure Awaits