“The House is built and the roof is on, it will look well and be a very convenient dwelling..”

So Henry Barrington recorded in his diary in January 1865. Lovingly restored by previous owners Debbie & Denis Corne, this glorious country estate is once again the charming residence of which Henry Barrington dreamed.  This beautiful historical estate and lodge is situated high in the hills northwest of Knysna.  You are invited to stay with us to experience the warmth and comforts of country life at its best. Explore Portland Manor, in the heart of nature, adjoining the Knysna Forest with 212 hectares of pure country side. It’s the perfect setting for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Portland Manor boasts an 80 seated dining area with cosy patio.  Portland Arms, an old world English pub serving drinks and hearty pub meals.  A swimming pool overlooking lush lawns, farm foliage and on most days you could spot our resident Zebra and Springbok grazing.   Avid bird watchers would be most impressed with the variety of birds nesting all around the property.  A private lake for cruises and bass fishing.  Hiking & cycling trails in and around our indigenous forest.   If you love the sights, smells and sounds of nature (a mere 20km from Knysna’s many varied attractions), Portland Manor is the place for your visit.  With our friendly and accommodating team, whether you’re traveling on business or pleasure, individually or in groups, you’ll have the warmest country welcome.

Lawnwood Lodge within the Portland Manor estate has 19 rooms / suites, individually decorated with a historically county feel.

Available in-room amenities

– Television

– Tea/Coffee making facility

– Still water

– Electronic fans

– DSTV with selected channels

– En-suite bathrooms

– Bathroom amenities

– Housekeeping

– Free Wifi (Common room)


Included in your accommodation rates

– Country breakfast

– 30 Min cruise on our secluded lake

– Mountain bikes for exploring the property

– Rods for fishing enthusiasts


**Dinner is not included in our rates but ‘Pot Luck’ meals can be arranged prior to your arrival.

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