Brenton-on-Sea Accommodation

Brenton Bushbuck Lodge

Brenton-on-Sea is a friendly and safe neighbourhood, where you will frequently encounter free-roaming bushbuck. Although the apartment doesn't have sea views, these can be enjoyed from many viewpoints, including the well-maintained Fisherman's Walk, a pathway which extends along the cliff top and which can be accessed via a pathway behind the property. Sitting on the bench placed for your convenience, this pathway offers panoramic views of the ocean. Brenton Bushbuck Lodge offers a ground floor apartment which is below the owner's main house, in the beautiful Brenton-on-sea, on the Western Head of Knysna. This 2-bedroom apartment can accommodate 4 to 6 people. The apartment takes up the bottom half of the house, the owners live in the top wooden structure. Both units are entirely separate, with no access to the apartment from the top part of the house. There are two entrances to the apartment, one via the French glass doors on the patio, into the lounge area and the other via the kitchen. The unit has an alarm which can be armed at the kitchen door entrance. The main bedroom has a king-size bed with a free-standing bath and an en-suite bathroom with toilet, wash basin and shower. The room has built-in cupboards with hanging space and shelves. There is a desk with a mirror on the wall above, which doubles as a dressing table. A hairdryer is available in the room. A ceramic panel heater provides heating. The second room has a double bed and en-suite bathroom fitted with a shower, wash basin and toilet. There is a built-in cupboard with shelves and hanging space. A storage cupboard has a counter-top and a mirror attached to the wall and is used as a dressing table. The open plan living room has a sleeper couch which sleeps two, which is available at an additional cost of R250 per night. The well-equipped kitchen features a ceramic-topped stove with oven, an induction plate, double door fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave oven and Espresso coffee machine. The open plan dining/lounge area has seating for 6 people, a comfy couch and sleeper couch, a flat screen TV, the full premium DSTV package and a DVD player. Free Wi-Fi is also available. Cell phone reception inside the apartment is limited and weak, but the Wi-Fi signal is good, so we recommend data-based calls, such as WhatsApp, Skype, Facetime or Messenger. Cell phone reception is good in the garden outside the apartment. Nature lovers can enjoy the buck, butterflies and prolific birdlife in this piece of paradise we call home. The apartment is a short walk to the Brenton blue flag beach and the hotel with its restaurant overlooking the 5km stretch of pristine beach to Buffalo Bay. There are two restaurants, a deli and a convenience store within walking distance.

Overduin Guest Apartments

Set in the heart of the Garden Route,Knysna) offers breath-taking views of the valley and is within walking distance of the beach where great fishing and swimming spots can be found. Facilities comprise of two fully furnished apartments, each with a lounge, two separate bedrooms (each unit sleeps five people), kitchenette and one bathroom with shower. Bed linen is supplied - own towels to be provided. Each apartment is furnished with a TV. Have a braai at the bush lapa downstairs or enjoy nature from the deck outside your door. Other recreational facilities include at least seven world class golf courses, bush walks in the Knysna Forest, picnic spots, art galleries, restaurants, ferry rides and interesting shops. Unfortunately no pets allowed. Breakfast on request. DIRECTIONS: From Sedgefield. Approximately 20km from Sedgefield id the "Brenton-on-Sea" turn-off (before crossing the Knysna Lagoon) - turn left. From Knysna, take N2 Highway to George. Look out for the "Brenton-on-Sea" turn-off (just after crossing the Knysna Lagoon) - turn right. The road makes a sharp U-bend and crosses under the N2 bridge, passes Belvidere, crosses over the railway-line, and passes the Brenton -Lake turn-off. After approximately 8km turn right into Watsonia Avenue. Overduin is situated 600m further on the right hand side of the road.

Papillon Bleu

Papillon Bleu at Brenton-on-Sea is situated on the sea side of the famous Knysna Heads, a breath-taking 15 minute drive from the centre of Knysna. Experience the magnificent sunsets from the pool patio with stunning views of the Indian Ocean, Buffalo Bay and the Outeniqua Mountains. We have 4 self-catering suites. All are open-plan with en-suite bathrooms, fully equipped kitchenettes,TV with M-Net and selected DStv channels. They are ideal for couples, however 2 suites are able to accommodate up to 4 people sharing.

Villa Castollini

Villa Castollini is a five star Tuscan-styled villa that overlooks the beautiful Knysna estuarine bay. Perfectly positioned on the western Head of the famous Knysna Heads, in the heart of the Garden Route, Villa Castollini offers therapy for the soul with seclusion, privacy and breathtaking north-facing views. Luxurious, comfortable and a haven of privacy, this five-star establishment comprises of ten spacious rooms and suites that focus on comfort and elegance. The Villa's open-plan dining room, lounge and kitchen area provide a spacious setting for superb breakfasts that follow spectacular sunrises; and each day is celebrated with a reflective sunset that sets the mood for sundowners in the five star "Ferrari" Room (honesty bar) and time to take in the impressive surroundings. Home-made dinners can be catered for by arrangement, and in all instances, the hosts deliver genuine hospitality, living by the philosophy of "Nothing is too much trouble". Villa Castollini is also the ideal base from which to explore the many attractions of the Garden Route and is in close proximity to the Blue Flag Brenton-on-Sea beach, the world class Simola and Pezula golf courses as well as a short drive to Fancourt, Goose Valley and Oubaai, just to name a few. The management, staff and our friendly resident dogs will ensure that you leave us having had a memorable stay.

Nearby Accommodation

Founders Keepers - Leisure Isle

Founders Keepers provides the Garden Route visitor a unique holiday experience. Not only is our location superb, but it makes holidaying in Knysna extremely affordable. Leisure Isle is ideal, the spacious apartment is private, safe and less than a 2 minute walk to the Leisure Isle beach. Enjoy scenic walks, cycles or sundowners on Bollards Bay Beach. Because of our convenient situation, guests can enjoy all the tourist attractions that Knysna has to offer ie forest or beach walks, aquatic/sporting activities, numerous golf courses, as well as award wining restaurants, unlimited shopping, one of the best waterfronts in the country, game parks etc. Our "home from home" apartment consists of a kitchenette with an open plan living area, leading out onto a private deck. The bedroom has a comfortable King/Twin bed with ample cupboard space and the bathroom includes a shower (no bath). Founders Keepers is ideal for two adults, but can accommodate a child on the sleeper couch in the lounge. Access to WI-FI and Full DSTV is available. Laundry, cleaning service.

The Beach House

The Beach House is the original site of the Beach House Hotel which was demolished in 1974 to build this home. It has been in the Krause family since then and we want people to share the same pleasure that we get from the view and the position - situated right on the Knysna Lagoon at The Heads. Beach Cottage: 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom - Shower and bath Fully equipped and serviced with linen provided. The Kitchen has a 4 plate stove, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, combined fridge freezer and a bar fridge. Comfortable with private lawn and barbecue facilities. Parking available. DSTV Lemon Tree Cottage: 2 Bedrooms 2 bathrooms - shower Fully equipped and serviced with linen provided. The kitchen, oven, 4 plate stove, microwave, toaster, kettle, combined fridge freezer Comfortable with private deck and barbecue facilities. Parking available. DSTV Mooring facilities are available right in front of the house. Canoes and paddle skis are available. The lagoon is 4 metres from the house. Activities Outdoor activities include swimming, bird watching, boating, canoeing, fishing and plenty more while rainy days will see you in restaurants and shops, viewing wildlife and catching the amazing scenery from the many drives. Sun and sea The Garden Route offers some of the best water sport areas along the Southern Coast of Africa. Hire a boat, or bring your own, and cruise our beautiful lagoon, streams and rivers Take a ferry across to Featherbed Nature Reserve or to the Knysna Heads - enjoy a romantic sunset, or leisurely lunchtime cruise. For an adrenalin rush in the water, go shark cage diving at Mossel Bay or Blackwater Tubing at Stormsriver. Watch the dolphins and whales play along our coastline. Adventure activities Paraglide in heaven - soar above the coast and have a birds-eye view of this beautiful environment. Abseil down the Knysna Heads and some other cliffs on the coastline Rock climb in some unique and beautiful areas Explore the area by quad bike (biking on the beach is not allowed due to the fragile eco-system). Experience the thrill of hanging from a cable and gliding from one tree top to another in the dense Tsitsikamma Forest. Wild Life Visit a Game farm just a few minutes outside of George and watch the crocodiles feed. Visit one or more of the world-famous ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn Touch leopards at a wildlife ranch. Get up close and personal with the inhabitants of Monkey Land. Visit the Cheetah farm, the Knysna Elephant Park and see the Knysna Seahorses in the Knysna Lagoon. Go to one of the many Nature Reserves in and around the Knysna area. Tourist Attractions George offers you the opportunity to go back in time and experience the old railway history of Southern Africa at the Railway Museum. Indulge in fresh Oysters from the Lagoon and visit the local beer brewery. Take a trip through to Outshoorn and experience one of the Cango Caves. Visit the Post Office Tree and the Dias Caravel Museum in Mossel Bay. Outdoor Activities This area is a golfer's paradise. Visit one of the various PGA registered golf-courses along our beautiful coastline. Cycle on the many biking trails through the forests in the area. Hike or horse-back ride one of the excellent hiking and horse riding trails along the coast and in the forest. Out and About Shop 'til you drop in the many unique shops in Knynsa - The Waterfront, Woodmill Lane and Main Street are just some shopping areas. There are a wide selection of Restaurants, Coffee shops, Pub & Grills, Pizzerias and Farm stalls in the Knysna area. Weekends are famous for the many markets in the area - from Sedgefeild to Harkerville and Wilderness.

Beacon House

Beacon House is situated on the Eastern Head in Knysna, where the Indian Ocean enters the Knysna lagoon through the sandstone headlands known as The Heads. Built into the side of a steep slope, Beacon House boasts views both across the lagoon and out to sea. The accommodation comprises of 4 separate beautifully appointed 3 bedroom self catering apartments All Apartments have the following features 3 Bedroom apartments, 2 exquisite bathrooms (main en suite) Fully equipped gourmet kitchens with fridge, freezer, gas and electric hob, oven and microwave. Scullery with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer Air conditioning and under floor heating Gas fireplace HD television with the full bouquet of DSTV channels and PVR recorder DVD player Hairdryers Electronic safe Spacious sun decks with patio furniture, sun loungers and Weber braai (barbeque) Free internet access in foyer Don't feel like cooking? East Head Cafe (one of the most popular local restaurants) is open for breakfast and lunch and is situated within a few metres of Beacon House. Beacon House is the ideal base from which to explore the wonders that characterise this spectacular Garden Route town.

Hope Villa Bed & Breakfast

Hope Villa, in the beautiful Garden Route town of Knysna, is situated at The Heads. Stunning beaches, restaurants, golf courses and many leisure and adventure activities on your doorstep make this your ideal holiday accommodation choice!Your hosts will welcome you to this comfortable and stylish accommodation with their warm and personal touch! We speak English, Afrikaans and German. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in the dining room or on the verandah, while the many nearby restaurants provide a mouth-watering choice for lunch and dinner.History of the HouseHope Villa is an historic house. Construction of the house commenced in 1899 and was completed in 1901. The home is built of stone taken from the cliffs behind the house and features yellowwood floors, windows, oregan pine ceilings and doorframes. The house has since been tastefully restored. Hope Villa is situated in the middle of three original plots, which were consolidated into one erf. LocationHope Villa is a mere stroll away from the lagoon, restaurants and the scenic Eastern Heads viewpoints and walk, and is just a few kilometres from the centre of town. A few metres down the road takes you to a small lagoon beach from where you can walk out onto the lagoon sands at low tide or have a refreshing swim when the tide comes in. Two restaurants offer you delicious lunch or dinner options. Senza offers a superb range of pastas, pizzas and seafood and is the ideal place to go for a most memorable sundowner. East Head Cafe is an extremely popular meeting place of family and friends and offers delicious light meals, cakes, lunches and more! Both restaurants are situated right on the water and have never-to-be-forgotten views of the Knysna Heads. Further down George Rex Drive you will find Mo's on Rex, a friendly family restaurant set amongst the trees. Accommodation Accommodation comprises of 4 well-appointed rooms - one family suite (two double rooms sharing bathroom) and 2 double rooms en-suite. All bedrooms have plenty of cupboard space.The Fireplace Room is a large room with twin beds and has the original stone fireplace to keep you warm on the cooler winter nights and has a view onto the private garden with swimming pool. Alongside the Fireplace Room is the smaller Seahorse Room which is equally as comfortable and shares the bathroom (bath with shower) with the bigger room. This room also has a view onto the garden and swimming pool. These two rooms are ideal for a family but can be booked seperately.Our Bay Room is another large tranquil room with twin beds and a large en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. A calm and peaceful room, the Wagtail Room has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower.All rooms will make you feel instantly at home with their super-comfortable-never-want-to-get-out-of-bed bedding! We offer ample secure off-street parking, free Wi-Fi, DSTV and swimming pool in our private garden. Our beautifully furnished rooms offer guests a relaxing and comfortable stay. Recommended Day Trips From Hope Villa Brenton-on-Sea is found nestled in the hills of Knysna's West Head and is home to the "Brenton Blue" butterfly. The beach is ideal for sunbathing, walking and fishing. The Brenton-on-Sea Beach Walk is a pleasant 4,5 kilometre walk along the pristine coastline to Buffalo Bay. Buffalo Bay offers safe swimming and perfect waves for surfing.Noetzie was declared a conservancy in 1999 and is renowned for its' castles that were built from stones found in the area. The first castle was built in the 1930's. The beauty of Noetzie's beach surrounded by forest and the dark waters of the lagoon make this a magical place to visit.Rheenendal can be found 10 kilometres west of Knysna. The Rheenendal Ramble is a place to explore - there you will find a number of artists, crafters as well as restaurants and even a garden nursery. There are many trails through the forest in the area or hike to the old gold mine at Millwood and Bendigo Mine where you can learn about the gold rush in the area.Sedgefield offers attractions for the whole family. There are four beautiful beaches which are ideal for swimming and sunbathing. Sedgefield is also a paragliding Mecca for the more adventurous! The highest fossil sand dune can be seen from Myoli Beach and Gerickes Point and is home to two colonies of Cape and White Breasted Cormorants. Something not to be missed on a Saturday morning is the Wild Oats Community Farmers Market!Plettenberg Bay, a mere 30 kilometres from Knysna, has some fantastic beaches for swimming. For the more active type we recommend one of the many hikes on Robberg Peninsula. A choice of three circular routes of increasing difficulty and distance are available. This peninsula is a national monument, nature reserve and marine protected area. Storms River Mouth is found in the magnificent Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park and is the starting point for the Otter Trail. This area is home to the African Black Oyster Catcher, Knysna Loerie, Cape Clawless Otter and the Blue Duiker. Here snorkelling, scuba diving, hiking, kloofing and many more adventure activities are on offer. Try the 2,5 - 3 hour "foofie slide" tour through the forest from Storms River Village. And of course a walk across the suspension bridge over the river mouth is something not to be missed.Bloukrans Bridge lies 40 kilometres east of Plettenberg Bay. If you are looking for more of an adrenalin rush, why not bungy jump from Bloukrans Bridge which is the highest bungy jump bridge in the world!Festivals & Annual EventsKnysna is renowned for its many festivals and sporting events which are held throughout the year. These include a number of mountain-biking events which are rated as some of the top mountain-biking events in South Africa, golfing, running and cycling events, the Knysna Literary Festival for those interested in reading and writing, the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras, the Knysna Motor Show for all motoring enthusiasts, as well as the Knysna Speed Festival. The most renowned event of the year in Knysna is the Oyster Festival which offers a bumper programme with something to interest the whole family! Then towards the latter part of the year the vibrant Rastafarian community of Knysna invites everyone to their annual Rasta Earth Festival. Here you can celebrate the Rastafarian way of life by sharing in their philosophy, food and music.Activities in the AreaAdventure: Experience Knysna through the eyes of a seagull! Take a helicopter flight over the area and get a birds eye view of the magnificent sights and landmarks. And if you enjoy the wind in your hair why not head for Sedgefield where you can fly the wind streams on a tandem paraglide. Or if you prefer to have your feet firmly on the ground you can join a professionally guided 4x4 self-drive through the Knysna Forest to explore some of the wonders within.Water: Go waterside and join an eco-adventure on the Knysna Lagoon. These sea safaris begin at Thesen Island and guarantee you a fun day on the water. Knysna Lagoon offers many sailing and cruising options. Head out on the lagoon on a yacht or catamaran and then sail through the Heads in search of dolphins and whales. Or stay within the lagoon and enjoy a lunchtime or evening sundowner cruise on the only paddle-driven vessel in South Africa! For a dinner with a difference - try the double-decker floating restaurant for a fun-filled family experience.Walking & Hiking: The Garden Route Trail was developed to offer keen hikers a guided opportunity to experience all that the area has to offer in terms of forest, wetland, dune, Fynbos, estuary and riverine. Guided day hikes and forest tours are also offered. Or for the less energetic, take an easy Fynbos walk ending with a picnic.Biking: Hire a bike and ride one of the many mountain-biking trails in the area which cater for beginners to the more experienced rider.Golf: Knysna offers three superb golf courses. Knysna Golf Club is a short drive from Hope Villa and is situated on the edge of the lagoon. It is an 18-hole golf course that meanders through the tidal pools created by the lagoon. Pezula Championship Golf Course is a beautiful course with fairways and greens rolling through the landscape. The views at Simola Golf Estate make concentrating on the game difficult! This golf course is one of South Africa's premier golfing destinations. Other golf courses can be found in nearby George and Plettenberg Bay.

Beletage self catering

Your apartment on the sought after Leisure Island in the Kysna Lagoon. The studio apartment offers a queen size bed, a fully equipped kitchen which hides in a cupboard. A modern bathroom with a walk in shower and heated towel rail. A private patio with table and chairs to enjoy breakfast in the morning and a lovely "cuddle corner" for those warm summer nights outside. The beaches are in very easy walking distance and you can rent canoes to paddle in the lagoon. Boat mooring available by arrangement

Headlands House Guest Lodge

Headlands House boasts dramatic sea,Knysna Heads, Headlands House offers breathtaking views. Headlands House is managed with uncompromising quality of service and attention to detail. We will advise you on your day trips and ensure that you will get the most out of the beautiful Garden Route. Excellent restaurants, shopping, golf courses and local attractions are all a few minutes drive from the Heads. For complete relaxation and comfort, Headlands House is the perfect escape for a romantic sojourn and an ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route. Our luxury guest house Knysna offers guests access to a private lounge, bar and a stunning cliff-edge swimming pool. Breakfast is a sumptuous affair, served whilst dolphins and whales frolic, or yachts slip silently out between the Heads. Six luxury en-suite rooms, with private balconies, capture the majestic Heads, the mighty Indian Ocean and a romantic fairytale view of the Knysna Lagoon and Outeniqua Mountains. Crisp percale cotton sheets & rich fabrics throughout offers our guest's comfortable elegance. Each room is equipped with waffle gowns, safe, hairdryer, bathroom amenities, television and tea and coffee facilities. Coney Glen Room Crisp percale cotton sheets & rich fabrics throughout, as well as handpicked antiques, offer our guests comfortable elegance. The suite offers sweeping views of the Knysna Heads, and the sea, as well as the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountains. Its bathroom offers equally dramatic cliff views The Heads and the sea, from an extra large oval bathtub. It has two private balconies with beautiful sea and lagoon views. King Size Bed. Large Oval Bath with separate shower. Elephant Room Carved Elephants silently watch over you while you dream of another magical day in Africa. Enjoy breathtaking sea and cliff views overlooking the Knysna Heads. The bedroom and balcony provide the perfect place to savour these vistas. Twins / King Size Bed. Shower over bath. Birds View room This room offers all encompassing views of the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountains. From a private balcony overlooking the pool, one can enjoy a romantic fairytale view of Knysna at night. Birds View room has a spacious bathroom, with a large spa bath. Twins / King Size Bed. Shower over large Spa Bath. Fynbos Room Where fynbos rambles down to the sea, at Coney Glen Beach. Watch the fishermen on the rocks and enjoy magnificent sunsets from a large balcony. Twins / King Size Bed. Shower over bath. Knysna Sea Horse Room Embrace the tones and vistas of the Sea and Cliffs from this beautifully decorated room and enjoy the dramatic view through The Heads which can be savoured from the bedroom as well as its lovely private balcony. The room has an en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower. Twins / King Size Beds. Pansy Shell Room The Pansy Shell Room is sea facing with a lovely balcony overlooking the Fynbos and houses on The Heads. It is a cosy and warm, self contained room for two and has the additional benefit of a kitchen counter top with an under counter fridge and microwave. Activities If you have chosen Headlands House as your Knysna accommodation not only have you chosen luxury upmarket Knysna Guest House accommodation but also placed yourself in the heart of the Garden Route activities and beautiful scenery. Ask your host for assistance and details of any of the activities that you wish to enjoy. The breathtakingly beautiful scenery starts right here at your luxury guest house accommodation with views over the cliffs and out across the warm Indian Ocean, where sightings of dolphin and whales can often be made. Further a field we can offer activities and places of interest to meet everyone's interest. Our staff will only be too happy to assist and advise you further. A truly special guest house.

Oyster Creek Lodge

Knysna is situated in the heart of South Africa's famous Garden Route - between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. Oyster Creek Lodge is uniquely positioned on the tip of The Point, surrounded by the beautiful Knysna Lagoon on three sides - Obviously with spectacular views from all the rooms. We offer varied accommodation to suit our guests' personal requirements. The whole lodge, sleeping 12 guests maximum, is available on a self catering or bed & breakfast basis. Obviously special rates apply when the whole lodge is taken up at any specific time, for periods not shorter than 3 nights. We have 4 en suite bedrooms and 1 with private bathroom. 3 Rooms open onto the deck, 1 overlooks the Lagoon and mountains on the other side of the lodge and the downstairs room opens into the garden, a few metres away from the Lagoon. Room 1 - Luxury Suite: This beautiful room is the ultimate in luxury. Queen-size bed and small lounge area with its own Plasma TV. Leading out onto the deck overlooking the Knysna Lagoon that surrounds the Lodge on 3 sides. Also magnificent views of the Knysna Heads. The luxury bathroom offers an elevated oval bath, double vanity slab, separate shower and separate toilet. What could be better than enjoying a glass of bubbly by candle light with your partner in the bath? Room 2: This lovely double bedded room with en suite shower is located on the other side of the Lodge and overlooks the Knysna Lagoon and Outeniqua mountains in the background. The fern-coloured decor turns this room into a true Knysna Forest experience! Room 3: The only twin bedded room in the Lodge, but beautiful with unusual decor and en suite shower. Leads out onto the deck. Room 4: An all-time favourite with our guests. Double bedded with en suite bathroom with both shower and bath. Leads out onto the deck with stunning views. The Loft: We moved our lovely yellowwood pub down into the lounge area and changed the Loft into a very unusual but beautiful bedroom. Romantic! Double bedded with separate toilet and open plan bathroom - oval bath! Stunning views from your very own Romeo and Juliet balcony or watch the seagulls and oyster catchers play whilst having your bath!" We offer braai and pub facilities, a pool table and beautiful log fires. Apart from a scrumptious breakfast, we can also provide additional home cooked meals at very reasonable prices. We also have a 2-man canoe for use by guests. Winter Special We normally have excellent weather during May, June and August. Why not make use of the low season rates and at the same time benefit from our Winter Special: Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2! Winter Brides: Why not spend your honeymoon in beautiful Knysna and benefit from Oyster Creek Lodges' winter special. We will also spoil you with a bottle of bubbly and some other surprises. Attractions in the Knysna Area: Watersports, Lagoon Cruises, Forest Walks, Bird Watching (from our own deck!), Horse-riding, Fishing, Golf, Elephant Park, Oyster Tasting, etc. The world's highest bungy jump at Storms' River and Shark Caging at Mossel Bay can be arranged. Safaris for whale- and dolphin watching also available in the area. Your hosts are Clive and Esther and we look forward to welcoming you to our lovely home!

Lagoon Lodge

If you need a break-away to an elegant and romantic setting, we are ready to treat you and your loved one, in our brand new lodge! The setting is also ideal for golf trips, as it is just down the road from a renowned golf course! Special excursions can be arranged for the non-golfing partners. Some of the rooms has entrance to a balcony, where you'd have an exquisite view, over the tree tops with rich birdlife, and the lagoon, right into the heads! We serve a recommendable 3 course breakfast in the dining room or balcony overlooking the lagoon. Our guests are often surprised by the shy presence of a Knysna Loerie in the trees just off the balcony! We have a luxury Vito combi bus, and arrange tours and trips for our guests or transfers to and from the airport, if and when required Room 1 & 2 - top floor with double beds each with en-suite bathrooms with showers. Rooms 3 & 4 - balcony rooms with double beds each with en-suite bathrooms with showers. Room 5 - budget room with twin single beds with en suite bathroom with shower & self cater facilities - kitchenette. Room 6 - Budget room with 3 x single beds with en-suite bathroom with shower & self cater facilities - kitchenette. Rooms 7 & 8 - Double bed rooms on the terrace level with double bed each with en-suite bathrooms with showers and self cater facilities - kitchenette. Al the rooms have Dstv Wi-Fi Stunning lagoon view Safe parking The beauty of it all is that is affordable enough and a treat to anyone!

Salt River Lodge

Salt River Lodge is set in a supremely tranquil location, situated on the northern side of the lagoon with its natural ebb and flow of the tide. It is part of a natural bird sanctuary which includes the Knysna Lourie, Heron and the Egyptian Geese which often visit for a drink from the swimming pool. With only 4 flats, we ensure it is not overcrowded. Each flat sleeps 4 adults and 2 kids under 14 years. The accommodation is fully equipped with everything required for self catering needs which include a stove, oven, microwave oven, full sized fridge with freezer and proper braai facilities and linen. Flats can be fully serviced upon request. Flat 1: Has a main bedroom with double bed, second bedroom with 2 single beds, bathroom with shower only-wheelchair friendly and a sleeper couch in living area. Flat 2: Has one double bed in the main bedroom, with 2 single beds in second bedroom and a double sleeper couch in the living room. Two bathrooms both with showers. Flat 3: Double bed in main room, 3 single beds in second bedroom and double sleeper couch in living area. One bathroom with a shower. Flat 4: 2 Bedrooms both with double beds, and a double sleeper couch in the living room. Two bathrooms, one with a bath and a shower and the other with shower. Each flat has two TV's with DStv. There is a swimming pool and a communal pool table for your convenience. Each unit has own braai facilities & a stunning river view.

Rosedene

Rosedene is a beautiful holiday home that offers a relaxed getaway as well as both privacy and convenience. It is spacious and tastefully decorated with a home from home feel. The open plan dining and kitchen area is spacious, and there is a separate breakfast bar area. A large lounge opens onto a covered veranda that overlooks the garden with established trees and shrubs attracting indigenous bird life including Knysna Loeries and Malachite Sunbirds. Belvidere Rosedene is located in Belvidere, a private estate on the outskirts of Knysna. Situated on the western shore of the Knysna lagoon, Belvidere is far enough away to be serenely peaceful yet close enough to Knysna central to take advantage of the many tourist attractions in the area. The lovely Brenton-on-Sea beach is a 10 minute drive away, while the popular Buffalo Bay beach is an easy 20 minute drive. Take a short walk to the lagoon and fish from the shore, or paddle among the boats. Stroll to the Belvidere Manor Hotel where Caroline's Bistro offers fine dining while The Bell offers delicious pub fare. It is difficult to define the charm and character of Belvidere which has a fascinating history and has been continuously occupied for more than 200 years. This unspoilt destination is perfect for nature lovers, outdoor activities and relaxation. Accommodation Three of the five bedrooms (all downstairs) are available and are elegantly furnished, sleeping up to 6 people. The main bedroom with queen size bed has an en-suite bathroom.  The family wing has a queen bed in one room and two singles in the other, with a large dedicated bathroom. The courtyard has a shower and loo, ideal for washing off the sand and salt after a day on the beach.  One lock-up garage and one covered carport are available. Facilities Kitchen - fully equipped with all utensils, cutlery, crockery, stove, fridge, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher TV - Flat screen TV and DVD player (only SABC channels) Linen - sheets, pillows and duvets for all beds in the 3 available rooms, as well as bath and beach towels. The house is non-smoking and no pets are allowed.  

Inyathi Guest Lodge Self Catering

Inyathi's fully equipped Self-Catering Chalets are situated in our highly convenient new location of 38 Trotter Street. Extremely central, but down a quiet side street away from the hustle and bustle, just two streets (450m) from the Waterfront, Featherbed's and metres from Gray Street, Woodmill Lane and all the supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants around. Our new location is also only a 2 minute walk to the Lagoon, Thesen Island shops and restaurants, Mitchell's Brewery and the Knysna High School Fields. Our Chalets follow the uniquely Inyathi African theme with bright materials, wooden masks & statues, pictures, reed baskets and bowls, beads and wall hangings in every room, and there is plenty of privacy to help unwind, relax and enjoy everything Knysna has to offer. The completely self-contained chalets are a home away from home with everything required for a one night stop over or an entire family annual vacation. All the chalets are child and pet friendly, and are situated at ground level so easily accessible for the elderly or people with mobility difficulties etc. There are 4 x One Bedroom Chalets (with a double bed), and 3 x Two Bedroom Chalets (with one bedroom with double bed and a second bedroom with two single beds) ideal for families or friends travelling together. All our recently renovated Chalets, offer separate bedroom, bathroom and kitchen/diner with lounge area. The kitchens are fully equipped with fridge/freezer, wash up area, hot plates/stove, microwave, toaster, kettle, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. All linen and towels are provided (and beach towels are available on request) and the chalets are serviced daily. Along with free WIFI, toiletries and tea & coffee, there is also a TV, hairdryer, oil heater and overhead fans. Each chalet has dedicated off-street parking, a private entrance and a walled in garden with outdoor seating/dining area and of course a braai. From the moment you enter Inyathi, you will be met with enthusiastic, helpful staff, beautiful clean surroundings, a relaxed atmosphere and unique vibrant decor. Inyathi is an ideal spot for a romantic break or honeymoon, the highlight of a leisurely drive along the Garden Route or an all-expenses paid business trip.

Villa Paradisa Guest House

Villa Paradisa - spectacular 5-Star Guest House situated high up on Paradise hill in picturesque Knysna, the pearl of the Garden Route. Exclusive, luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation commanding breathtaking panoramic views of Leisure Island, Thesen Islands, town and the famous Heads and Knysna lagoon. The perfect place to spend your holiday, honeymoon or romantic getaway, relaxing at the rim-flow pool or in the Jacuzzi, while gazing at the ever-changing moods and tides of the lagoon and the twinkling lights by night. Enjoy sundowners on your veranda or in the pavilion at the poolside before going out to dine at one of Knysna's fine restaurants. The Villa Villa Paradisa has been designed to offer the best vistas from every conceivable aspect. The architecture compliments coastal lifestyle with an emphasis on outdoor living and relaxation. The finishes were inspired by the environment, from the colours of sand and sea, and textures of natural sandstone, marble, travertine, porcelain and wood, to the wave design of the sea green balustrades. The Suites The Villa has four well appointed suites, individually created with style, comfort and the best views possible in mind. Each suite, together with the bathroom and covered, furnished veranda, is a spacious +- 50sqm. The bedrooms have air conditioning (heating and cooling), silent bar fridge, nespresso machine, electric fan, flat-screenTV, armchairs and dressing table, with hairdryer and coffee/tea-making facilities. The stylish bathrooms comprise bath tub for two, seamless glass shower and heated towel rail. The Honeymoon Suite has a Spa tub. Fluffy bath sheets, velvety robes and luxurious bath & body products are provided. Oyster Suite Maximum Number: 2 Adults (possible by arrangement for 3rd person to share) The "Love Room" or Honeymoon Suite - beautiful, spacious open-plan room with extra-length queen bed, fine white cotton percale linen, colours of sand, silver, gold, cocoa and shades of aquamarine. Double smoked glass basins, Jacuzzi bath with double "captain" seats, seamless glass shower plus hand shower and separate toilet. Private veranda furnished with "love seat" and café table with chairs. Fabulous views from bedroom, bath, shower and veranda. Coral Suite Maximum Number: 2 Adults Gorgeous room with queen bed, bath tub for two, seamless glass shower with unique corner shower seat plus hand shower. Bamboo/cotton percale linen, colours of sand, gold, cocoa and coral. Large veranda furnished with cushioned day-bed and cafe table with chairs. Stunning sweeping views from entire suite including bathroom. Sea Urchin Suite Maximum Number: 2 Adults Lovely, light, sunny room with extra-length king or twin bed option. Colours of sand, gold, cocoa and glimpses of sea urchin green. Veranda furnished with cushioned bench, café table and chairs. Beautiful views of the lagoon from bedroom and veranda. Seahorse Room Petite room with king or twin beds, bath and seamless glass shower. Lavishly decorated with French white wood, crystal embellishments and ornately famed mirrors, the colours are tranquil throughout, reminiscent of glistening sea sand. French doors open onto a sandstone patio with a cushioned bench and café table with chairs. The room features views over the lagoon from the bedroom and patio area. The room is equipped with comfortable arm chair, Ottoman, dressing table, flat screen TV (DSTV - limited bouquet), hairdryer, air conditioner, ceiling fan, heated towel rail, bar fridge in a mini-armoire, Nespresso machine, complimentary coffee & tea selection, fine cotton percale linen, velvety bath robes, fluffy bath sheets and luxurious guest amenities. Under-carpet heating for the winter time. Seahorse is a comfortable 30 sqm room (including the bathroom) and the patio area an additional 30 sqm. Seahorse is located on the ground level, with parking closely situated. Facilities & Services Guest Lounge with lagoon view Pavilion and sun terrace with stunning view Sparkling rim flow pool with Martini seats, and Jacuzzi, both with awesome views (unattended) Complimentary secure on-site parking Suites are serviced daily and in addition, an evening turndown service is offered Full breakfast is served in the dining room or pavilion (weather permitting) Complimentary Broadband wireless access Guest laundry service Wine, champagne and beverage selection Beauty therapy by appointment Late check-in Concierge Desk The Concierge Desk is operated by your hosts to assist with information on local activities and any reservations during your stay, including: Dinner at nearby fine restaurants Golf Yacht & boat trips Taxis & airport transfers Other local activities/places of interest include: forest walks or drives; beach walks; cycling; canoeing; abseiling; fishing; whale and dolphin watching; kite boarding; snorkeling; paragliding; Knysna Elephant Park; Tenikwa Wild Cat Sanctuary; Birds of Eden; Monkeyland etc. We regret to inform that Due to the nature of the terrain, Villa Paradisa is not suited to physically challenged guests or young children. In compliance with the law, smoking is only permitted on balconies and outdoor areas.

Loeries Call

180 degree views of the stunning Knysna lagoon! Top finishes in brand new house for your private use. Lovely garden and pool. Sunny deck to enjoy the views and a Fireplace to add atmosphere and warmth on cooler evenings. So close to town but quiet and private. 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, 2 ensuite to accommodate 8 guests. Bedroom 1: King bed full ensuite. Bedroom 2: King bed full ensuite. Bedroom 3: twin beds shared full bathroom. Beds can be converted to king. Bedroom 4: twin beds shared full bathroom. Wi-Fi throughout and a comfortable lounge, dining room and 8 seater table out on the deck with braai facilities. Full Sattelite package in Lounge and Master bedroom. House is fully appointed with full kitchen and utensils fit for a master chef! House is serviced 5 days a week by Linda. Weekends can be arranged with her at R200 per day Saturday and R300 for Sunday's at your expense. We look forward to hosting you and making your trip to Knysna a memorable one!

Oniro on Thesen

This superb holiday home on Thesen Islands is designed for relaxed, easy indoor/outdoor living with large veranda with uninterrupted view of Knysna lagoon and wetlands. The ground floors and all bedrooms have high rafted ceilings, an open plan Lounge, dining room, kitchen, which leads onto a large patio with comfortable outdoor furniture and a deck with a crystal clear pool, and a superb gas Braai. The self catering cottage that is attached to the house has 2 large double bedrooms en-suite. The upstairs bedroom leads onto a patio with stunning views looking out over the Knysna lagoon. The downstairs cottage bedroom has a full bathroom en suite and is totally self-catering. This holiday home has one of the best positions on Thesen Island with uninterrupted views and is very private. A staircase off the deck will lead you to our private floating jetty, where you could tie your own boat or do some fishing. Our large patio deck is ideal for those that wish to sunbathe in privacy and lie next to the pool. Thesen Islands offers a lot to the visitors, both young and old: There is walking, cycling, and swimming at the beaches within Thesen. There are also 2 tennis courts, a squash court, a children's playground and a small grassed 18 holes Golf putting course, all these facilities can be used by our guests. If you do feel energetic after having explored the Thesen Islands parklands, you can stroll to Thesen Harbour Town, which has shops, boutiques and restaurants, including 'ile de pane', oyster bars, Knysna Quays Waterfront or drive to Knysna Town which is 5 minutes away. Thesen Islands is a private estate with a gated entrance and is surrounded by the waters of the Knysna Lagoon, offering a relaxed and naturally safe lifestyle, amongst glorious surroundings. Guests use an electronic disk for entering and exiting. What we have to offer: Main House Open plan lounge, dining room, kitchen, scullery/laundry. Main bedroom with king-size bed, bathroom en-suite Bath and Shower Very large decked patio with sparkling pool and gas braai facilities. Upstairs in Main House One bedroom with2x ¾ beds that can be joined with en-suite shower, basin & toilet. One Bedroom (the Den) has 4 bunk beds, with private shower, basin and toilet. This bedroom leads onto a balcony. Outside cottage next to fountain feature Upstairs Bedroom Very large bedroom with two single beds that can be joined. Leads out onto a patio over looking beautiful views. DSTV and en suite bathroom with shower, basin and toilet. Downstairs Cottage Bedroom Large room with double bed, DSTV and full bathroom en suite. It has a kitchenette facility for self catering. Other Facilities: DSTV and all Bedrooms have TV's. Sleeps max 12 guests. Linen and towels provided (bring your own beach towels) Kitchen with dishwasher, electric range, 2x refrigerator/freezer, electric kettle, toaster, Large Ice machine, cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and glasses Large laundry and scullery Dining room sits up to 16 people Lounge sitting for 10 people Under floor heating in lounge/dining/kitchen area Gas fireplace in open plan area Guest WC Private jetty (maximum boat size: 5.5m by 2.3m) Double garage Outside shower Private garden

36 Ridge Dr Knysna

This stylish, contemporary holiday home with stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads is perfectly appointed for those wishing for a beautiful venue from which to explore Knysna. Perched on the hillside of Paradise/Knysna Heights, it is only a few minutes drive from the town centre with its endless array of restaurants, coffee shops, waterfront entertainment and excellent shopping. Accommodation is provided in 3 en suite double bedrooms with either twin or king beds (as per preference). In addition, there is a 2 sleeper bunk bed for children. Each of the 3 bedrooms opens out onto a private deck through stack doors. Two of the bedrooms are on the upper level, one with bath and shower, and the other with shower only. The third bedroom is on the lower level and has an en suite shower. The living area is situated on the lower level and has an easy indoor/ outdoor flow from the pool area to the lounge, dining and kitchen area, and the multi - leveled decks. All these rooms open outdoors through concertina, fold back doors and the views are spectacular from every angle! There is a built-in BBQ/braai on the main deck as well as outdoor seating for those balmy evenings. A Morso fireplace (slow combusting enclosed wood burner ) is available for your use on colder nights. It is very effective and will heat the house in a few hours. The kitchen is well equipped for 8 plus people with all the necessary gadgets and appliances for cooking, as well as a state of the art Bosch coffee machine. The laundry and scullery area provide a washing machine, tumble drier and dish washer. DSTV Explorer is available; the house is secure having both internal PIR's and external beams; there is a safe for valuables; the property is serviced 5 - 6 days a week. Knysna has become a very sought after holiday destination - it is a beautiful town which offers a large variety of activities including waterfront entertainment, beautiful beaches, fishing, golf courses, farmers' markets, craft markets, forests and valley walks.

Oribaai (Oppibaai & Bydibaai)

The Beach Cottage has 3 units available - Oribaai / Oppibaai & Bydibaai in Buffelsbaai that is located in the heart of the Garden Route, 15km from Knysna and Sedgefield. This isolated tranquil village only 200 houses allowed, has supreme safe beaches for swimming and long walks. Everything, required for a dream holiday. It was Rated 12th out of Top 25 Beaches in Africa ( 2014 Travellers CHOICE Tripadvisor). Free wi-fi available in all units. Buffelsbaai, blessed with exceptional beautiful sunrises and sunsets provides for: Swimming along wide and safe beaches ( Blue flag beach). Opportunity for long walks on 5km long beaches and hiking trails in-the Goukama Nature Reserve. Deepsea, rock and beach fishing. Surfing, parasurfing and wind surfing as well as rowing. Opportunity for snorkling, and many dolphin and wha!e sightings. A restaurant and a small Supermarket. The beach cottage has 3 northfacing units Oribaai, Oppibaai and Bydibaai overlooking the main beach (100m) and bay.Oribaai: Lounge with LED TV (USB port), Open View HD Decoder and cable for DSTV ( Bring own DSTV decoder). Views over the main beach and bay. Sliding doors open on stoep overlooking beach. Free wi-fi available Kitchen with fridge/freezer (ice maker / water dispenser), microwave, stove, coffee percolator and dishwasher. Main bedroom with double bed view of sea. 2nd Bedroom with double bed and single on top. Bathroom with shower. Guest toilet. Linen included but bring own towels. Washing machine and tumble dryer.  Sleeps 5. Oppibaai: Lounge with LED TV (USB port), Open View HD Decoder and cable for DSTV ( Bring own DSTV decoder). Views over the main beach and bay. Sliding doors open on wooden deck overlooking beach.  Free wi-fi available Kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, stove and dishwasher. Main bedroom with double bed view of beach. 2nd Bedroom with double bed and single on top. 3rd Bedroom with double bunk beds Bathroom with bath and shower. Linen included but bring own towels. Outside Laundry with washing machine and shower with hot water. Sleeps 7. Bydibaai: Lounge with LED TV (USB port), Open View HD Decoder and cable for DSTV ( Bring own DSTV decoder). Free wi-fi available Kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, stove and dishwasher. Main bedroom with double bed view of beach and bay. (with sliding door that opens onto deck overlooking beach.) 2nd Bedroom with 2 x double bunk beds. 3rd Bedroom with double bed. Bathroom with bath and shower Outside Laundry with washing machine and shower with hot water. Linen included but bring own towels. Sleeps 8. Nearest Towns:Knysna is situated between lush forests and the shores of a peaceful estuary and offers many activities and attractions to a wide variety of people. Knysna is one of the Garden Route's best known travel destinations and was named 6th Top Destinations in Africa in the Trip Advisor 2014 Travellers Choice Awards and 2nd Top Destinations in South Africa in the Trip Advisor 2014 Travellers Choice Awards. Knysna has a moderate climate that makes it the perfect destination all year round. The mild winters (average temperature around 19'C) on the Garden Route ensure sunny and beautiful wind-still days.Visitors are spoilt for choice with a kaleidoscope of unforgettable experiences to choose from. From leisurely relaxation, high energy adventure and sporting activities to shopping, haute cuisine, Knysna oysters or downing the locally brewed beer, Knysna reflects the finer things in life. In Knysna, nature quite literally knocks on your front door. The town nestles between the impressive Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, with the world-renowned forests encircling it like a protective mantle. This exceptional natures playground of beaches, lakes, mountains, forests and rivers offers an unforgettable holiday. Whether youre an adventurous type or simply like it lolling around in the sun, Knysna has it all. The 21 ha estuary is protected from the sea by the monolithic sandstone "Heads" - silent sentinels down the centuries of the rich history of this unique part of "paradise of earth". Adding to the richness of this incredible region is the spectacular Fynbos vegetation, contributing 8000 plant species to the Cape floral kingdom. The Knysna forest measures some 80, 000 ha in size and is managed according to strict conservation principles.Sedgefield: Sedgefield is renowned for the award winning Wild Oats Community Farmers'Market every Saturday. Sedgefield also offers craft markets, many restaurants, coffee shops & pubs.