9 Knysna Restaurants to Treat Your Mom on Mother’s Day

There are many ways to celebrate Mother’s Day and not all mothers enjoy all the same activities. One thing, however, that I think everyone can agree on, is that ALL moms will enjoy having the day off. In other words… no cooking! Here are 9 Knysna restaurants that are planning special treats for moms on Sunday. Don’t forget to book in advance!

Island Café

The Island Café restaurant at the Turbine Hotel and Spa serves up chic food in a unique environment. Tables are set in between the original refurbished turbines or overlooking the canal outside. Warm open fireplaces and magnificent sliding glass doors add to the ambiance.
Spoil Mom with either a decadent Champagne Breakfast or delicious brunch at the stunning Island Café on Sunday. Enjoy a buffet and à la carte menu, as well as a welcome drink and a gift! R185.00 pp / R90.00 per child under 12


Conrad Pezula

Spoil your Mom at Conrad Pezula this Mother’s day to show you appreciation, and stand a chance to win a two-night stay for two. Enjoy live entertainment from the Garden Route Music Collective and indulge in their buffet lunch. Child minding will be available free of charge, with face painting and many more activities to keep the young ones busy. R295.00 pp / kids under 12 eat for free from the kiddies buffet.


Tapas & Oysters

This vibrant, waterside restaurant on Thesen Island, is perfectly located with views over the Knysna Lagoon towards the iconic Knysna Heads. Well known for great food, friendly service, and a vibey atmosphere. There’s a lovely playground where kids can go wild while mom enjoys her day off. Choose from a wide selection of Spanish, Mediterranean and South African Tapas.


The Drydock Food Co

Situated on the water’s edge at the Knysna Waterfront, Drydock serves intimate lunches and dinners. Enjoy the freshest seafood, tempting salads, sushi, fusion cuisine and sinful desserts, complemented by a range of the finest local and imported wines, beers, and spirits. They stock a good assortment of craft beers. On Mother’s Day, moms will receive a complimentary mini Strawberry Cheesecake!


Simola Hotel

With views stretching across the lagoon and Heads as well as the golf course and pool, Simola offers an experience your mom will love. The a la carte menu is seasonal and a variety of tastes are catered for. With so many delights to choose from, Sunday Buffet lunch is a local favourite and the restaurant also boasts a sushi bar. On Sunday, Simola is offering a Mother’s Day Breakfast with a special surprise! R175.00 pp


Butterfly Blu Restaurant

With exquisite views over Brenton Beach and Buffalo Bay, the stylish and elegant restaurant serves delicious seafood, succulent meat on the grill and authentic Croatian Pizza. Breakfast, pastries and baked goods are available daily at Indigo Deli. On Sunday, treat your mom to an exquisite three-course, gourmet carvery lunch. Bring the whole family and relax with live music and a jumping castle for the kids. Children under 5 eat free. R250.00 pp, R125 per child under 12, children under 5 eat free


Belvidere Manor

Knysna’s most relaxing getaway offers delightful meals in a historic Belvidere House dating from 1849, where you can relax and enjoy the stunning views of Knysna’s lagoon and Outeniqua mountains beyond. Treat your mom to their special Mother’s Day Lunch on Sunday. R199.00 pp


The Terrace

Nestled in a historical building at The Knysna River Club, The Terrace Restaurant and Beer Garden offers a cosy and homely atmosphere complete with vintage fire place and stunning cocktail bar. They serve a variety of delicious breakfasts, coffee, and cake in their tea garden, as well as light lunches and à la carte meals. On Sunday, they have a special Mother’s Day Buffet and all moms will receive a gift! R110.00 pp

Nadine’s Corner

Situated in a quiet area of Leisure Isle, the delightful, charming coffee shop and restaurant serves breakfast, burgers, sandwiches and delicious cakes, as well as vegan and vegetarian meals. Treat your mom to lunch on Sunday. All moms will receive a gift.

Happy Mother’s Day!