This is a guesthouse set in tranquil surroundings overlooking the Knysna lagoon and well-known “Heads”. It is peacefully situated on a leafy estate of large trees and park like gardens.


There are nine spacious bedrooms stylishly decorated with a warm ambience echoing country hospitality. Each room is individually decorated with a unique character and colour scheme and en suite bathrooms. Each room extends onto a veranda where guests may relax and enjoy the open air and the scent of fresh flowers.

Dining & Facilities:

Glenshiel at Parkes Restaurant: Mediterranean dishes fused with a typical South African cuisine.

Polo Bar: Enjoy a glass of fine South African wine on the Polo Bar terrace or in the Polo Bar itself

Tea Garden: A fairytale experience in our beautiful garden. A selection of bakery Delights is available to choose from.


Activities may be relaxing or adventurous, these include: swimming, fishing, golf, helicopter rides, boat rides, nature trails, bird watching.

We have an excellent safari itinerary that include the Parkes Manor, please click below for details.

Garden Route

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