explore and feel our place of magic

Welcome to Blackwaters River Lodge & Mashie Golf Course

About Us

Owners Paul Theron and Elmay Bouwer welcomes you to their beautiful “place of magic” in the heartbeat of the Garden Route, Knysna South Africa

Blackwaters River Lodge is a magical piece of paradise, tucked away in a beautiful valley on the banks of the Goukamma River. Set on several hectares of pristine gardens, it is surrounded by indigenous forest and offers peace, tranquility and the opportunity for complete relaxation.  The lodge conveniently situated just off the N2, between Knysna and Sedgefield opposite the Buffels Bay turn off. It is just 10 minutes from the quaint towns of Knysna and Sedgefield and 15 minutes from the friendly Blue Flag Buffels Bay bathing beach.

Our Rooms

We have 2 different room types, Luxury Rooms and Classic Rooms, please browse our rooms to find the one you like best.

Luxury River Family Unit


Classic Garden Unit

Classic Garden Family Unit

Classic Driveway Unit



Wow, you are getting married and now looking for a venue that will create a mood and atmosphere for you to say “I Do”.


Guests at Blackwaters River Lodge and golfers can experience our intimate on-site restaurant.