Where to Drink Phantom Gin in the Garden Route

Discover these incredible places to enjoy Phantom Gin while holidaying in and around Knysna. We will be sharing a few more on our social media and in the next newsletter, be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Social Eatery

Knysna Hollow Country Estate was lost in its entirety during the devastating fires of June 2017. The newly rebuilt retreat and the well priced restaurant, The Social Eatery, are a worthy visit. 

Simola Golf & Country Estate

Featuring a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and the Lungalo restaurant with lagoon views, 5-star Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa is any golf players dream.

The Turbine Boutique Hotel


The Turbine Boutique Hotel is one of the most unique hotel concepts in the country, being created within a disused Power Station. This Knysna establishment offers guests luxurious accommodation options, exceptional cuisine along with stunning panoramas.

Nina’s Café

Nina’s Cafe is a local favourite in George and is also home to the largest local gin shop in the Garden Route. From February they start up their Gin & Food pairing dinners.

Swartberg Country Manor

Nestled at the foot of the grand Swartberg Mountain range lies Swartberg Country Manor. One of the most breathtaking views greets you as you arrive here followed by the warmth of their hospitality. The restaurant, Patat, serves honest delicious fresh cuisine most of which showcases their own produce grown on the farm. Open to the public, come early for breakfast and then stay for a sun-downer. With their beautiful gardens and the serene landscape you may just want to book a luxurious room and stay for the weekend.

Muze Fusion Food Knysna

Muze is one of the most exciting restaurants in Knysna at the moment and has that true Knysna hospitality spirit at heart. From the colourful decor, which is so Knysna, to meeting the owner you feel like you are about to experience some magic. Their culinary delights fuse different cultures and cuisines making for a truly unique dining experience. Make sure to stop by..

Kaaimans Restaurant

Literally just opening their doors last week this incredible new restaurant is on the banks of the Kaaimans River in Wilderness at the bottom of the pass leading to George. A treat in the day as you can kayak to the waterfalls from the restaurant and then have delicious tapas and gin on the river bank. Showcasing live music in the evenings this is sure to be a favourite venue for visitors and locals all year round.

101 Meade

Situated in George this is a contemporary South African restaurant serving seasonal, beautiful food showcasing local fresh produce, local artisan coffee and breads. Chefs Jeremy and Ben create delicious cuisine in a stunning setting. Open all day and into the evening make sure to stop by the trendy bar for gin and tapas or if the mood hits stay for dinner.

Amanzi Island Lodge

Situated on the shores of the Knysna Lagoon on the picturesque Leisure Island this lodge offers guests a tranquil beach house setting with unspoiled views of the lagoon, Knysna Heads and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Open only to guests staying at the lodge you can take a canoe on the lagoon or cycle around the isle, finishing off a beautiful day on your own private balcony with a gin in hand and watch the sunset sink behind the nature reserve.