Simola Hotel Country Club Knysna
THE ULTIMATE LEISURE, GOLFING AND RESIDENTIAL DESTINATION
Indulge in five-star, luxury accommodation, warm service and great golfing in Knysna, at the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route. Simola Hotel Country Club and Spa is the ultimate leisure, golfing and residential destination.
Surrounded by breathtakingly natural beauty, the uniquely elegant Simola Hotel Country Club and Spa stands sentinel over the town of Knysna. Offering discerning guests sophisticated accommodation and contemporary comfort, the hotel and restaurant overlook the Simola Golf and Country Estate and the exclusive Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, the first in Africa to be designed by the Golden Bear himself.
Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
On the border of the Knysna forest, Simola is less than 7km from the centre of town and the world renowned Knysna estuary. Its convenient location makes it the ideal base from which to explore the rest of the Garden Route.
Guests and visitors are treated to delectable meals and even more inspiring views at Lungalo Restaurant and the adjoining Sir Roy Lounge.
On the first floor of the hotel’s reception and clubhouse building, Lungalo virtually hovers over the dramatic landscape. Glassed in on three sides, guests dine as they enjoy sweeping views of the lagoon, Knysna Heads, Knysna River valley and, of course, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The fine dining a la carte menu serves gastronomic delights that are sure to delight home kitchen heroes and serious gourmands alike. Our visually stunning and well-stocked, glass-enclosed wine cellar boasts a selection of fine wines. Comfort, style, deeply satisfying and delicious food, exceptional wines and the most exclusive views in town make Lungalo everything a restaurant at Simola should be. It also makes for a romantic wedding reception venue and welcomes any occasion worth celebrating.Packages
The professional staff at Simola Hotel Country Club and Spa will take care of the logistics so that you can take care of business.
The versatility of our modern, fully equipped venues ensures that your conference, presentation, meeting, training session or teambuilding takes place in a productive, stylish setting. Venue options include the Forest View Conference Room that seats up to 180 delegates, or the Club Lounge that can accommodate up to 90 delegates, all seated cinema-style. Guests may also be seated in classroom, banquet, cabaret, boardroom, dinner dance, U-shaped or hollow square configurations in these large, airconditioned rooms. Our dedicated Boardroom seats up to 16 attendees.
The elegant piano foyer makes a sophisticated venue for any sort of soiree, from cocktail parties to exhibitions. Our outdoor venue, the Simola River Club, is more relaxed and ideal for end of year functions or incentive reward experiences.
Simola Hotel, Lungalo Restaurant and Simola Spa and Gym offer your delegates convenient accommodation, dining and relaxation. Turn your conference into the ultimate, excellent Simola Hotel Country Club and Spa experience by including a round on our Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
Contact our team to start arranging your most productive conference or business meeting yet.
KNYSNA & THE GARDEN ROUTE
South Africa’s Garden Route stretches along its southern coast from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape, and includes areas within the arid Klein Karoo. The area’s diverse natural beauty makes it a favourite local and international destination. Knysna is conveniently situated at the heart of the Garden Route, making it the preferred destination of discerning travellers.
Unspoilt beaches, acres of Cape fynbos, the indigenous forest and vast lakes, estuaries and rivers make the Garden Route the ultimate nature lover’s paradise. The area offers unique animal sightings and experiences, a multitude of outdoor and adventure activities and, of course some of the continent’s best golfing.
Here are some of our favourite activities in and around Knysna – after playing our Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, of course. Please note that this list is by no means exhaustive and our friendly staff will be very happy to assist you with any bookings or more information on these and other great products throughout the Garden Route.
Simola is a lifestyle. It’s one of dramatic views, superb dining, superior accommodation and fantastic golfing. It’s one of indulgence, to be shared with family, friends and golfing partners.
We are proud custodians of this natural wonderland and have consciously designed the hotel and estate to be enhanced by the environment while preserving it. Visit our Accommodation page for more information on our 40 luxury suites.
Other world class facilities at the five-star Simola Hotel Country Club and Spa include:
Lungalo Restaurant and Sir Roy Lounge serve delectable menus and magnificent views.
Our tranquil spa and fully equipped gym offer indulgence and pampering.
Indoor and outdoor swimming pools with children’s playground.
World class conference facilities.
Venue options for magically romantic, dream weddings.
The Simola River Club entertainment area with decks and braais on the banks of the Knysna River, including canoe storage for Simola homeowners.
Golfing facilities include:
golf cart hire; and
well-appointed changing rooms.
See the Golfing page for more on our 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Expertly designed by Jack Nicklaus himself, the course takes full advantage of the sweeping landscape and unique location.