The word Alkira is from the indigenous word meaning “sky”, and the many patios and terraces of Alkira ensure that guests stay connected to the fresh air that surrounds us.
The high ceilings and large windows frame and accentuate the incredible sweeping views across the rolling hills of unique fynbos to the mountains and forests, the Knysna lakes and rivers, the whale sanctuary, endangered butterfly sanctuary, pristine white sand beaches and the endless horizon beyond.
Explore Alkira Lodge and find your corner. Take tea in one of our shady outdoor lounge areas, or relax with your holiday read at the sofas by the pool.
Guests are welcome to take a scenic stroll and view our unique plants up close or enjoy their fragrant aroma from the comfort of the terraces.
Patios and Terraces
Take front-row seats to enjoy every drama taking place in the skies that surround Alkira from sunrise to sunset and into the starry night.
"The patio is a space to meet, to stop and to enjoy"
Swim, Jacuzzi, Sunbathe
The pool and Jacuzzi decks are perched at the edge of nature with views across the lake to the twinkling lights of the town below and the mountains beyond. The gentle sound of water spilling over the rimflow. The blue sky mirrored in the waters of the pool. The air fragrant with fynbos in the African heat. This is a place to choose your lounger and languish in the African sunshine, relax in the Jacuzzi or cool off in the pool overlooking the views.
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We had another memorable stay at Alikra Lodge, it is truly a magnificent place to stay. With luxurious accommodation, incredible 360 degree views and great hospitality. It is an absolute... read more must for visitors to Knysna.
Alkira Lodge has got to be one of the most out of the ordinary experiences one can have. From the moment you arrive until you are "forced" to... read more leave the views from almost every room and entertainment areas are constantly changing. The swimming pool deck and jacuzzi are overlooking the entire town of Knysna and the sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking. The attention to detail makes the lodge a self catering paradise. The bedrooms are exceptional, comfortable beds and even outdoor showers. We even stayed an extra night because it was so hard too leave. A great place to relax and unwind with your family, group of friends or just a romantic getaway. If you are looking for someplace really special, this is it.
We had the most magical stay at Alkira Lodge. A beautifully laid out villa in an exquisite setting. 360 degree views. Open and comfortable spaces with ample areas for private... read more reflection. Fantastic management. It was very hard to leave. Barefoot luxury at its absolute best!
What a wonderful weekend away spent at Alkira Lodge! The decor is beautiful and creates the perfect balance between elegance and comfort. If you can tear yourself away from the... read more amazing views and leave the lodge (believe me, it’s a hard thing to do) there are a range of hiking trails available nearby. Plus with Brenton beach being so close a lovely beach walk is also an option. A wonderfully active weekend exploring Knysna with plenty of time spent recovering in the sun loungers overlooking the Knysna lagoon. And watching the sunset in the jacuzzi too of course (a must do - so idyllic). Can definitely recommend Alkira Lodge!
My experience of Alkira lodge has been one of warmth, relaxed sophistication and absolute attention to detail. The setting and location of the property is unrivaled and offers privacy, luxury... read more and discreet service. The decor, food and comfort are exceptional and I would recommend the lodge to families, business groups, couples and those wanting to celebrate or host an event.
Sam and her team are exceptional hosts. More
We stayed 4 nights and definitely want to go again sometime in the near future. We had the romantic ocean view suite and it was breathtaking. All the... read more details were well thought through with the comfort of the guest in mind and the views and design were magnificent. The staff and hosts are very professional and friendly. It feels more like visiting close friends than staying in a guest lodge. Breakfast and dinner were wonderful and they were very accommodating with me being a vegetarian.
We had another memorable stay at Alikra Lodge, it is truly a magnificent place to stay. With luxurious accommodation, incredible 360 degree views and great hospitality. It is an absolute... read more must for visitors to Knysna. More
From the jaw dropping views, to the luxury accommodation, to the mouth watering food...Alkira Lodge is an absolute must. You will feel as if you have landed in some special... read more paradise. Sam looked after us so well and saw to all of our comforts.
Nothing can prepare you for the stunning 360 degree views from this truly unique and amazingly tranquil property situated in a very natural, unspoilt setting. You can sit and... read more look at the lagoon, the ocean and the surrounding countryside all day long and there are so many areas to choose from where to sit depending on the time of day and the wind direction. Every single last detail has been meticulously thought out from the luxurious bedrooms with beautfiul bathrooms, comfortable chairs and sun beds to lounge around on to the refreshing swimming pool and well positioned hot tub. There are so many activities to enjoy in Brenton and Knysna and each day started for my family with wake-boarding on the lagoon followed by a delicious champagne breakfast back at the Lodge. We were so well looked after and can't wait to visit again. It was a most memorable holiday
A touch of heaven, perched atop Knysna
Alkira Lodge is the perfect spot for a romantic or family getaway. It has spectacular scenery, taking in sea views at Brenton and... read more the lagoon of Knysna. The accommodation is luxuriously appointed, catering to your every need. Modern and stylish interiors make for a relaxing stay, and on a perfect summer's day enjoy the rim flow pool whilst sipping a cocktail. We had such an enjoyable and welcoming stay at Alkira, it was heaven! Thank you Sam and the Alkira team, we will be back.