Knysna Hollow Country Estate will open during the course of October, as a new, exclusive four-star country hotel.

Set within the Garden Route in the Western Cape, and on the outskirts of Knysna, the hotel is being reinvented into an upmarket, full-service hotel with 45 luxurious Garden Suites. All rooms will be decorated in a clean, contemporary style with private garden-facing verandahs, and will have modern in-room amenities including air-conditioning, satellite television, Nespresso coffee stations, king-size beds and free wireless internet.

The focal point of the property will be the Cape country-style Manor House, which will have a new reception and guest hospitality area, as well as an open-plan destination restaurant that will offer all-day dining with seasonal, locally sourced dishes. The bar-lounge area will have a unique glass wine cellar and library, complete with internet work stations on a mezzanine level. All restaurant and bar areas will open out onto outdoor verandahs with views of the garden.

Knysna Hollow will also have modern function facilities that cater for conferences, weddings, meetings and events.