What our guests have to say

The following are unsolicited reviews from guests published on independent traveller websites and various South African accommodation booking sites.

Absolutely Great

Actualy stayed there for eight nights in March 2012 – so a bit late with the review – sorry.

Mine hosts David & Marion went beyond helpful in providing a really wonderful place to stay with great facilities – almost better than home – and entertained us with just the right level of friendliness.

Incredibly helpful in planning a three night excursion to Ado Elephant reserve, and also our trip back to Cape town via Oudtshoorn, advising things to see and helping us to find places to stay.

Cannot wait to rake up enough money to go back again.
T&J, London

What a Special Place to Be

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wish it could have been longer than the 3 days we booked. To have received us so warmly on Christmas Day when everyone else was shut down was kindness itself -fantastic! You even provided us with some Christmas presents to enjoy, so thank you so much for your kindness.

We found Armadillo ‘top notch’. The accommodation and surrounds were superb and represented brilliant value. We loved returning to Armadillo from the great activities and restaurants Knysna offers to rest or swim in the loveliest of swimming pools. The gardens are an absolute picture with carefully thought out areas to sit in sun or shade and enjoy. What a treat. Highly recommended.
JB, Nottingham

Simply the Best

From the first moment, we felt totally at ease with our hosts, Marion and David who could not have been more helpful. For our 12 day stay they booked all our golf, advised us on restaurants and outings even down to finding a masseuse for a back problem!

Our accommodation was spacious, beautifully presented and spotless with daily room service. If we wanted we could have a delicious breakfast cooked for us and served on the upper deck. Alternatively we had the facilities to fend for ourselves if we so desired.

We enjoyed the peaceful and well designed garden and pool area and sat on our own little private patio with our sundowners each evening. Bliss.
UK, 22 February

Arouse the armadillo in you

If you are in or near Knysna, this is the place to be. During our long travel through southern Africa, it was among the top accomodations. Lovely owners, very personal treatment. Very big rooms. Etc. etc. ….

Do it!
DD, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Armadillo – what a great place to stay

Our family stayed at Armadillo Studios in September. This is an excellent place to stay in Knysna. Clean, well equipped apartments. Lovely garden, which contributes to the relaxing atmosphere. Caters for family, couples or individuals. Centrally situated in Knysna. Friendly hosts, Marion and David, who goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and at home. We will definately stay at Armadillo again.
J&B, Secunda

Terrific hosts and a great place to stay

From the moment we arrived Marion and David were extremely friendly, helpful and informed hosts and this made our stay in Knysna memorable. Marion assisted in booking our day trips and knew all the great restaurants and cafes in the town – we didn’t have one bad meal in Knysna. The studio room we booked at Armadillo Studios was extremely well appointed and plenty big enough for the two of us. Breakfast upstairs on the balcony is delicious and terrific value.

To be able to sit outside the studio and take in their beautiful garden or to lounge around by the pool was an extremely relaxing way to end the day. If you want comfort and hospitality then Armadillo Studios is the only place to stay in Knysna.
Melbourne, Ausrtalia, 3 January


We had a wonderful time! The host were very friendly and made us feel at home. We felt like we already knew them. Our room was kept clean and neat at all times and it was very modern as well. It was situated perfectly close to shops and restaurants. Booklets of Knysna were handed to us and there were also handy notes in our room, for us to read which was very useful. It was easy to find the places we visited.

The hosts also made suggestions which helped. They’re were very knowledgeable about the activities and surrounding areas. The garden with its birds was absolutely heavenly! It swept all our stress away. We would definitely visit again.
Mrs Hanslo, South Africa


A long over due review as we stayed here in December for only 3 days and it was just perfect! Rooms were clean with everything you need. They have a lovely swimming pool and yummy breakfasts. Easy to get in and out of the main Knysna waterfront and the surrounding area. The Hosts Marion and David were so welcoming and they organised for us to play golf at Pezulu at a good rate! If we go back to Knysna again I will definitely book with Armadillo Studios for a second time. Thank you!
Lucy, Hoedspruit, South Africa