Knysna, Western CapeSouth Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

Knysna, Western Cape South Africa

DreamBreak: Knysna, South Africa

Knysna, Western CapeSouth Africa

3 Days / 2 Nights
for Member Pricing

DreamBreak: Knysna, South Africa

Let loose, relax & play at a riverfront lodge on the Garden Route & enjoy canoeing, paddleboarding, golfing & more self-guided fun! (trip does not include a host).

About Your Trip

Escape the everyday with a well-deserved DreamBreak and enjoy your DreamTrips™ Membership a different way — on your own, instead of in a group! Your DreamBreak does not include a host so you can create your own adventures, your way. To maximize your enjoyment, download the DreamTrips app to access DreamTrips Local — then earn points on dining, entertainment, spa experiences & more at select spots recommended by DreamTrippers just like you!



Nature enthusiasts, families, adventurers — get ready to be wowed by your spectacular scenic surroundings in Knysna on the Garden Route, a scenic highway that runs along the south-western coastline of South Africa. It’s a gorgeous mix of beaches, sand dunes, rugged clifftops and indigenous forest. It’s also home to a diverse collection of wildlife in land and water habitats, from monkeys and bass to eagles and dolphins.

On this leisurely getaway, your itinerary is entirely what you make it. Start early in the morning and end late at night — the choice is up to you! From your stylish lodge, you can head to the pool to splash it up with the kids. Then, why not take advantage of your complimentary access to golfing at the on-site Mashie Golf Course? Or, you can grab a paddleboard — or a canoe if you'd rather — and glide down the Goukamma River. Along the way, enjoy views of flora and fauna on the river banks, and keep your eye out for birds. If you’re really up for an adventure, the river can lead you all the way to Goukamma Nature Reserve, about 6.8 miles (11 kilometers) from your lodge.

Want to venture off the property to explore even more of the Garden Route's treasures? Not far from your lodge — only 11.5 miles (18.5 kilometers) away — is a large estuary lagoon that features an entryway to the sea guarded by 2 massive stone columns known as The Heads. History buffs can get a fascinating glimpse into times gone by at the Millwood House Museum and Angling Museum while beach lovers spend time at the Blue Flag-certified Buffalo Bay Beach — a great place for sunbathers, snorkelers and picnickers.

And remember, no matter what you choose to do, there's always time for a delicious meal with family and friends — daily buffet breakfasts and a special farewell dinner are included during your stay!

What we love:

• Two endangered wildlife species are found in and around Knysna: the Knysna seahorse in the Knysna Lagoon and Brenton blue butterfly on Brenton Peninsula.
• The entire 190 miles (300 kilometers) of the Garden Route is part of UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves. This includes several towns as well as Goukamma Nature Reserve and Goukamma Marine Protected Area.
• The Garden Route’s seaside village of Sedgefield — only a 12-minute drive from your lodge — features Gericke’s Point, a fabulous clifftop location to take in picturesque vistas of the Indian Ocean.
• The Goukamma Nature Reserve and Goukamma Marine Protected Area are home to more than 220 species of birds, including the near-threatened African black oystercatcher.
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What's Included

Your DreamBreak includes 3 days and 2 nights* in Knysna, South Africa, at Blackwaters River Lodge, as well as:
• Complimentary canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding on the Goukamma River. 
• Complimentary par-3 golfing at the lodge's Mashie Golf Course.
• Welcome reception with snacks and a complimentary drink on Day 1 (6-7 p.m.).
• Complimentary coffee, tea and cake available at the lodge daily from 3:30-5 p.m.
• Full English breakfast at the lodge’s main dining room on Day 2 (6:30-10 a.m.) and Day 3 (7-10 a.m.).
• Buffet farewell dinner at the lodge’s main restaurant on Day 2.

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click select, then choose from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.




Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Cape Town International Airport (CPT), approximately 283 miles (455 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.



Customize Your Package


• Deli-style picnic basket lunch for 2 people
• 3-course braai dinner at Earth & Fire Restaurant

Please note:
These add-ons are only available for members who have booked this DreamTrip.  

Optional add-ons are not included in this DreamTrip and are at your own expense. See Additional Information for further details. 

All optional add-ons are subject to the policies, terms & conditions listed below in the Policies section. 

*The minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years. Age is determined at the time of travel. 




This trip will close by October 31.

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Hotel Details

Blackwaters River Lodge is set on the banks of the Goukamma River. Amid manicured gardens, it offers an ideal respite for those wishing to get away from it all. Guests of all ages will find plenty of fun things to do — from relaxing at the pool to getting active with water sports. When it’s time to refuel, head to the restaurant that overlooks the golf course. Afterward, cozy up in the lounge, complete with a log fire.

Lodge features:

• 1 restaurant and 1 lounge. 
• 1 outdoor pool.
• Complimentary access to the 9-hole, par-3 Mashie Golf Course.
• Complimentary river canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding (single and double canoes available).
• Complimentary coffee, tea and cake available at the lodge daily from 3:30-5 p.m.
• Picnic baskets available (at an additional cost).
• Television in the banquet room.
• 12-minute drive west to Sedgefield.
• 12-minute drive south to Blue Flag beach at Buffalo Bay.
• Shuttle service (at an additional cost).
• Motorcycle-friendly and smoke-free property.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Classic Room accommodations with:
• 1 double bed or 2 twin beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 2 children.
• Minimum occupancy 1 adult.
• Air conditioning and fans.
• Full bathroom with bathtub and shower.
• Electric blankets.
• Hairdryer.
• Coffee- and tea-making facilities.
• Microwave.
• Refrigerator.
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: 11 a.m.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Blackwaters River Lodge
N2 Highway
Goukamma 6570, South Africa



Pricing for children for this lodge may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click SELECT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

For peace of mind, why not consider an optional travel insurance plan through Travel Guard? Offering assistance with common travel problems like flight delays or lost luggage, Travel Guard can help you start your next adventure prepared for the unexpected!

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.

Please be aware that children’s pricing is based on hotel rates, excursion costs and other inclusions.

Don’t forget to check out DT Local on the DreamTrips app for suggestions from our membership community on participating restaurants, spas, entertainment options and other activities near you.

We recommend that you bring binoculars, insect repellent, water, sunscreen and a hat. 



Customize Your Package — Optional Add-On Details


Deli-style picnic basket lunch for 2 people (US$29 per basket)
Treat yourself and 1 special guest to a delightful picnic on the riverbanks or at Buffalo Bay Beach. Click select to book this add-on.

3-course braai dinner at Earth & Fire Restaurant (US$22 per person)
Feast on a delicious braai dinner at the authentic Earth & Fire Restaurant.

Click select to book this add-on.

 
*Please note: The minimum age to consume alcohol is 18 years. Age is determined at the time of travel. 


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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.


Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than October 31 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit. 

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.

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