Blackwaters River Lodge & Mashie Golf Course, Western Cape, South Africa

by Elmay Bouwer | |

Member SKAL
Evaluated by Safe Travels WTTC

We are open for regional or domestic tourism
We are open for international tourism with restrictions

Blackwaters River Lodge & Mashie Golf Course is a 20 bedroom 4 star guest house in Knysna, Garden Route South Africa, The property is situated on the Goukamma river surrounded by indigenous forests and 10 minutes from Buffalo Bay beach We have a “pitch&putt” golf course, restaurant, deli, stand up paddling, canoeing on the Goukamma river and outdoor wellness area.

Our main guests are from Germany, Belgium, UK, Italy and Netherlands as well as domestic tourism, mostly team building groups We deal with well known and established tour operators around the world. Owners, Paul Theron and Elmay Bouwer lives on the property and manage the lodge themselves.

Both owners are SKAL International Garden Route members and Elmay is the chairman of the Greater Knysna Business Chamber

From the start of the Covid 19 Pandemic, we have ensured to implement proper measures to keep our staff first, guests to the property safe and secure.

During lockdown we have already implemented every aspect of the Safe Travels guidelines and protocols set our by our Tourism Business Council and WTTC onto our property – golf course, restaurant and rooms We also embarked on Covid 19 training for ALL staff in the kitchen as well as rooms and staff received certificates.

Should you look at our guests reviews on Trip Advisor before the pandemic, you will read that our hygiene, cleanliness and openness and space of the property has received very positive comments. Hygiene, safety, space and cleanliness is a daily part of our operations – before Covid 19 and now even more

Staff all did Covid 19 Training – general and specifically to deal with guests and room sanitation Elmay is in her capacity as chairman of the Greater Knysna Business Chamber continuously involved in upskilling, training and SMME’s to assist with their protocols.

All our beds received blue laser treatment before opening (certificate received)

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