The Cowshed Eatery


Rheenendal | Knysna | South Africa

The Cowshed


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, rump steak and glazed pork belly.

There are also vegetarian options and scrumptious desserts.

Opens 8 am. All-day menu from 11 am. Dinner from 6 pm; last order in by 8 pm

Opens 8 am. All-day menu from 11 am – 4 pm


060 753 7870




Friday, Saturday & Sunday


Monday to Thursday

Chef Desmond Morgan


Nella-Marie van Tonder
Nella-Marie van Tonder
8. February, 2022.
Had a wonderful time there. Most beautiful heaven on earth style. Amazing hospitality. Very relaxing. You can just feel the history.
Amanda Forrow
Amanda Forrow
31. May, 2021.
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
Danie Pio
2. May, 2021.
Great place
Barry Johnston
Barry Johnston
8. January, 2021.
Beautiful rustic destination in paradise
Christopher Whitehouse
Christopher Whitehouse
26. November, 2020.
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
Angelo Landers
29. October, 2020.
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.