Phantom View River Resort


Alternative Self Catering Conferences


Situated on the water’s edge of the Knysna Lagoon with uninterupted views of the lagoon, the river and the Outeniqua Mountains. Our two and three bedroom wooden log chalets are well appointed with wide shaded wooden verandas and large entertainment areas. All the bedrooms are en-suite and each chalet has a Weber and gas barbeque and television sets.

Our mostly indigenous gardens are well maintained with an abundance of beautiful bird life. Sit on your balcony and watch the kingfishers catch their next meal in front of you while sipping on an ice cold glass of champagne. During early autumn the display of spoonbills, egrets and cormorants wading in the shallows of the salt marshes in front of the property are breathtaking. And if you are lucky you could here the cry of our resident pair of Fish Eagles nesting on the ridge above the chalets.

On-site facilities include canoe, fishing boats and houseboats day rentals and for those wishing to bring their own boats we provide moorings. Guests are welcome to bring their own canoes or kayaks and can launch from our jetty at Lightleys Holiday Houseboats. Fishing on the edge of the lagoon is a favourite pass time and guests can bring their own rods or rent one from our convenience shop. Guest facilities include a swimming pool, shaded parking and a laundry service.

Situated six kilometres from Knysna central on the Phantom Pass Road and with-in easy distance of the beaches at Brenton-on-Sea, Buffelsbay, the Outenique Mountains and the famous Knysna Forests where elephants still roam free.

Construction on the Phantom Pass road started in 1862 and reportedly the pass was named after the elusive white Phantom moth found in the indigenous forests. The road links up with the Seven Passes Road named after the seven passes negotiating the deep river valleys of the Outeniqua Mountains and is ideal for the more energetic who wants to explore the area on mountain bike.

Phantom View River Resort is the ideal place to explore and enjoy all the beauty and adventure activities the Garden Route has to offer.

Conference Venue

Known as the “Crows Nest” our conference venue can seat up to 50 delegates comfortably. Our venue offers a rustic feeling and is situated in a beautiful garden with uninterrupted views of the Knysna Lagoon. Our units are equipped for self-catering but our off-site caterers can supply picnic baskets, breakfast and suppers. Feeling like spoiling somebody ... situated with-in walking distance are some of the finest retaurants in Knysna.

Excellent all-year round weather makes Phantom View River Resort perfect for family holidays, small tour groups, conference goers, incentives and our unique boat-based team building breakaways.


Phantom View River Resort, Phantom Pass Road, Knysna

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