Rheenendal Accommodation

Elephant Rest Forest Cottage

Elephant Rest is a private, tranquil getaway retreat experience. Situated on the edge of the awesome Lawnwood indigenous forest. Experience the peace and beauty of nature, abundant bird life, close to mountain biking, hikes, waterfalls, rivers for canoeing and within 20 mins of supremely beautiful, safe beaches for swimming, surfing, SUPing and much more. Elephant Rest is in close proximity to the well known Homtini cycle route which takes one up to the most magnificent view points and in the correct season, one can marvel at the fynbos and proteas or just take in the views over the Outeniqua mountains as the mist rises and plays over the forested area, home to an abundant wildlife and the last few remaining free roaming elephants. The famous author, Dalene Matthee has hikes named after her mythical and historical books, one of them being, "Circles in the Forest". We offer an informative guided tour about the book and information about the trees, plants, myths and legends by our local tour guide. We also offer Aromatherapy massage by request in the comfort of the cottage. We offer facilitated yoga on request. Elephant Rest also offers childrens tee shirt painting, fun ,creative and you get to wear your own art! The open plan spacious kitchen, dining, lounge area enables one to move around with ease. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, small oven, large fridge and freezer, coffee plunger and all the necessary cutlery and crockery one needs down to washing up liquid. There are beautiful wooden counter tops and plenty of cupboard space. There is also a small pantry. The main bedroom has a double bed with en suite toilet , sink and shower and own private door leading out onto the spacious beautiful wooden deck, overlooking the dam and farmlands. The second main bedroom has a double bed and also leads onto the deck. There is a second bathroom with a bath, sink and toilet. The third bedroom has 2 single beds. All the bedrooms have plenty of built in cupboard space. Elephant Rest is wheel chair friendly, enabling easy access to the deck by rolling comfortably from the main, indoor area onto the sheltered deck. In the balmy summer evenings, we have a fire pit to build a bonfire or to braai in and in winter, we have an indoor fireplace to snuggle up to.We do sell wood and starter wood on the premises. Because of the space, Elephant Rest is ideal for small groups and family gatherings. The spacious deck is great for group discussions or intimate parties. Elephant Rest is a place where one can escape the rush of the city, relax on the deck and watch the spectacular sunsets after a day spent quietly in nature or actively enjoying the hikes, swims or cycles. We look forward to welcoming you to a unique piece of paradise where one can hear the frog sounds at night, under starry skies.

Forest Edge

EXPERIENCE TRANQUILITY, ROMANCE & PRIVACY in NATURE at one of SA's BEST (Winner of almost a dozen national and international awards). Nature-lovers' retreat: birds, game, secluded rock pools, forest walks & biking trails. Sundowners with fireflies and cosy log-fires. Experience the Magic of the Forest. Forest Edge is a haven for nature-loving families, stressed-out city-dwellers, adventurers and honeymooners alike. Situated off the beaten track up in the hills away from traffic noise, it nestles in the expansive Millwood Indigenous Knysna Forest - a Forest rich in birdlife and exotic stories. Enjoy an emerald day unwinding on Forest walks or biking trails, at the spotless Buffalo beach, on a forest stream picnic, reading in a lazy hammock, on an adventure activity, or on a trip to Knysna town (20 leisurely minutes away). After a refreshing late-afternoon hot-water outdoor shower or relaxing indoor olde-worlde bath, mellow out on the verandah with sundowners while watching a bushbuck or baboon family drink at the dam. Light a braai(barbeque) under the stars to the chorus of frogs. Flitting fireflies and evocative nightjars add to the enchantment. In Winter, relax in front of a cozy log-fire. Each 2-bedroomed cottage offers a main bedroom with double bed, second bedroom with two single beds (plus a cot and/or extra mattress on request). Being fully equipped, including a microwave, TV/DVD, coffee/tea and linen/towels, heaters, fans, hairdryer, braai, fireplace and more. Our luxury cottages, in addition, also offer Comprehensive DSTV, Flatscreen TV, Free Wifi, a Queen bed instead of a double bed and a Weber-style kettle braai in addition to the open braai, plus fancier finery. FieldMouse & FroggyPond also have an en-suite shower in the main bedroom. For those of you that don't feel like cooking in our fully equipped cottages, we also serve breakfast and dinner on our picturesque Lily Pond Deck. Forest Edge offers an affordable break-away experience to remember. Contact us now to come discover the Magic of the Forest! Tantalizing Extras: Hansel & Gretel, our two tame donkeys, are a delight for the whole family Large groups enjoy the communal bonfire in addition to the private braai at each cottage A small library of books and videos/dvds in each cottage Bird/mammal reference charts on the information board Relax while your kids explore Forest Edge & the Jungle Gym in safety Enjoy a professional massage in-cottage or in nearby studio Enjoy country hospitality at the superb Totties Eatery buffet 5 minutes away A host of adventure activities (horse riding, whale watching, canoeing, Outeniqua Power Van, authentic Farmers' Market, etc.) are offered in the area The exclusive Drupkelders forest walk, down to exquisite rock pools and waterfalls, starts at Forest Edge. As per Country Life magazine's article on Forest Edge: "Lilies cling to the rock face, hanging down in bunches - what a pure Midsummer Nights' Dream experience" There's even a splash pool, to cool off in, on those beautiful summer days.

Nearby Accommodation

Cliffhanger Cottage

Cliffhanger is a luxurious self catering timber chalet perched on the edge of a steep drop into a forested valley with sweeping, un-spoilt views of the Outeniqua Mountains. This is an ideal hideaway for honeymooners, lovers and nature lovers. Cliffhanger cottage: It is a very spacious chalet with one bedroom, bathroom with basin, w/c, bidet and a very large shower with a view. Open plan lounge, dining and fully equipped kitchen all warmed by a firepot on those chilly winter nights. A covered and semi enclosed deck with weber braai completes the picture. TV, hifi, DVD and a satellite decoder with DSTV easyview channels. For all channels bring your own decoder and smartcard. All rooms have large windows facing the panoramic views. Situated off the Rheenendal Road, it is very private yet only 15 minutes to the centre of Knysna and a good swimming beach Here are some unedited comments from the guestbook: What an awesome experience. What a way to start our honeymoon. Thank you so much! Oh the shower!! What a view! This was a dream come true. The quiet and privacy was so special. We have recharged our batteries. The quality of the cabin and the furniture is 5 star. Attention to detail, very comfortable. Breathtaking views. A place to renew yourself. Hedge cottage: The Hedge cottage is affordable accommodation in a lovely garden setting. It is a comfortable and modern bed-sit suitable for two people and makes an ideal base from which to explore the region. It has a well-equipped kitchenette, a bathroom with a spacious shower and a covered patio with a braai. There are beautiful views from both the bed and the patio. The unit is equipped with a TV, DVD and Mini Hi Fi and a satellite decoder with DSTV easyview channels. For all channels bring your own decoder and smartcard. Cliffedge Cottage: Is a totally private luxury self catering timber chalet nestled on the edge of a forested valley with unspoilt panoramic views across the Knysna forest to the outeniqua mountains. Cliffedge is an ideal hideaway for honeymooners, lovers and nature lovers.Comprising one large open plan living area with extra length queen size bed on one side and a well equipped kitchen and living area on the other side. A covered deck runs along the front . A bathroom with vanity and toilet and a huge separate shower facing the view completes the picture. A CD and DVD player, LCD TV and satellite decoder (bring your own smartcard) are provided. A Firepot and firewood are supplied for those chilly winter nights and custom lighting provides a romantic atmosphere. Please Note: Cottages Sleep 2 Adults (couple) Only - NO Children

Knysna Chalets

Knysna Chalets is found close to the village of Knysna, which is a great place for shopping and dining with a brewery, top-class restaurants and lots of waterfront attractions. Close by, the Knysna lagoon is a pristine haven for fishing, water skiing, windsurfing, sailing, paddling or a relaxing sightseeing cruise. The Knysna Heads is one of the most famous features along the entire Southern African coastline and the Knysna oysters are famous all over the world. The resort has a games room, children’s playground, and swimming pool and each chalet features a private braai area. These one-bedroom chalets are comfortably furnished and fully equipped with a TV and M-Net, braai facility, an upright standing fan and a heater fan. All the chalets can accommodate a maximum of four people if use is made of the sleeper couch in the lounge (children under 12 only) 1 Bedroom Chalet The main bedroom sleeps 2 in a queen-size bed and there is a sleeper couch in the lounge which sleeps 2 children under the age of 12. The bathroom has a bath, shower, toilet and basin. In your Room Heaters TV DSTV DVD Player Hairdryer Extra Linen Crockery & Cutlery Fridge Microwave Stove Iron & ironing Board Braai Braai Utensils Self-Catering In-Room Cleaning Service Onsite Collection and Services Wi-Fi Daily entertainment Swimming Pool Swimming pool - Kiddies pool Fishing Bird Watching Bicycle Hire Library (Books) Library (DVD's) Fred First Kid's Club Kid's Club Playground Child Minding Board Games Games Room Trampoline Braai Area Dam - Lake Shuttle Service Business Centre Meeting Rooms Conferencing Laundry Parking - Open Parking - Trailers No Pets Allowed Wheel Chair Friendly Beach Towels 220 Volt Electricity Nearby Collection The Garden Route Casino Make a date with Lady Luck at The Garden Route Casino, open 24 hours a day. The casino features hundreds of slot machines, a games area, live entertainment and dining establishments providing fun for all ages and an exciting night on the town. Cape St Blaise Lighthouse The view from the tower of the lighthouse is spectacular and one can visit to climb the steps. It is open to the public between 10am and 3pm every day between April and October, with visits by arrangement the rest of the year. One can also stay close to the lighthouse. Seal Islands Cruises Seal Island in Mossel Bay is populated by over 2500 Cape Fur Seals and surrounded by Great White Sharks. Boat trips to view these creatures take place hourly every day (weather permitting) from Mossel Bay harbour, around Seal Island and back. Featherbed Private Nature Reserve Featherbed Private Nature Reserve lies on the unspoiled Western Head of Knysna, a world heritage site that is only accessible via ferry, for nature trails, cruising the lagoon and hiking the Knysna Heads and lunch overlooking the picturesque Knysna Heads. Brenton Beach Brenton Beach according to all who visit, claim it is on the top of the list of the most beautiful blue flag beaches around. Situated near Knysna Western Heads at Brenton-on-Sea, its spectacular views and breath-taking sunsets are something to be admired. Southern Comfort Western Horse Ranch Horse Rides on the Garden Route Southern Comfort Horse Farm near Knysna on the Garden Route is well known for tranquil horse rides in the Knysna Forest, providing guided trails for the whole family, beginners or experienced riders. Adventure Land Adventureland offers a range of waterslides, ‘Raging Rapids’ and the ‘Kamikaze’ slides, jungle, gym and, trampolines for all ages to enjoy with picnic and braai facilities so you can make a day of it on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay. Garden Route National Park Along the South Coast of South Africa lies one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world, home to the Garden Route National Park, a mosaic of ecosystems, from ocean to mountain areas, and renowned for its diverse natural resources. Monkeyland Monkeyland is a unique primate sanctuary and currently the top eco-tourism attraction on the Garden Route, showcasing several species of primates. The animals are not caged and move about the forest freely while visitors observe their natural behaviour. Harkerville Market Harkerville Market is rural and rustic, but vibey and vital - not a flea market, not just a craft market, not only a farmers' market - but definitely all you could ever hope for in a typical South African Saturday Market in the heart of the Garden Route. Medical Facilities Pharmacy 7.1km Hospital 11.4km Accessibility While all our resorts endeavour to be accessible to all guests, please contact the resort in advance if you have special requirements.

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.  

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

Crane Walk Corner

This is a private and luxurious, upstairs self-catering Apartment that overlooks the Swartvlei Lagoon and sleeps 2 people. This accommodation is ideally suited for overseas visitors with longer stays in mind. The apartment has a Queen-sized bed and walk-in dressing room that provides plenty of space for personal belongings. Ther's a full bathroom (bath & shower) with under-floor heating for the winter chill. There are 2 wall heaters in the open areas. A fully equipped kitchen includes a microwave oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine/tumble drier (combo), hob & under counter oven. A full size grocery cupboard allows you to store all the provisions you may need. There's a comfortable lounge area to watch TV - full DSTV with dual decoder - that has all the regular channels that is independent of the main house. A private outdoor patio has a Swartvlei lagoon view. It has a built-in braai and sun loungers are provided. Off-road parking for a single vehicle is available in the back yard at the foot of the stairs to the apartment. A remote will be given to guests for the automated gate. Crane Walk Corner is within easy walking distance of all the local shops and restaurants. With nature all around you, you can relax and soak up the ambiance and laid back atmosphere of this Slow Town affiliated to Cittaslow in Italy. There is a lot of information about the area available in the apartment and your hosts are on hand to assist you if needed. Environment Sedgefield, Africa's first Slow Town is central to the Garden Route and a nature lover's paradise. Surrounded by mountains, lagoons, forests and beaches one can participate in a myriad of outdoor activities such as cycling, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, skiing, stand-up paddling(SUPing), hiking, tennis, horse riding, hang-gliding, forest walks, 4 x 4 trails, quad biking and bird-watching, golf, bowls...the list is inexhaustible! Besides these, throughout the year there are a variety of fabulous festivals to enjoy and participate in. eg. The Eden Kite Festival, the Knysna Timber Festival, the Knysna Arts Festival, the Knysna Celtic festival, The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival, the Garden Route Walking Festival, The Sedgefield Slow Festival, The Knysna Arts Festival, The Knysna Oyster Festival and many more. Retail therapy is available at Sedgefield's three wonderful Saturday Outdoor Markets: Wild Oats Community Farmer's market - on the banks of the Swartvlei Lagoon; Adjacent to it is the Mosaic Village and on the other side of that is Scarab Arts and Crafts Market. There are restaurants to suit all tastes within walking distance from the apartment, a very reasonably priced shop for antique lovers and a vintage car lot with classic car memorabilia. You can also spend a relaxing afternoon at the Health Spa at Lake Pleasant. You can be as energetic or as laid back as you like because there's peace and tranquility aplenty to be found here. Sedgefield is the ideal place to recharge your batteries, breathe deeply of unpolluted air and slow down to the speed of nature.

Deja Vu Cottage

Deja Vu Cottage which is an independent free standing property is situated in the beautiful Village neighbourhood of Sedgefield, only 300 metres from the lagoon, and is designed to cater for all your needs. It is fully furnished and equipped to accommodate 4 people comfortably and provides two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has two single beds, all with quality bedding and ample cupboard space. Luxury bath sheets and hand towels are provided per guest. A sleeper couch in the lounge is available if necessary. Separating the bedrooms is a shower with the necessary facilities. There is also an outside shower available to cool off, or rinse off after time spent on the beach. The 'Cottage' has an open plan kitchen/lounge with dining table and chairs. Outside there is a covered patio, with table and chairs, which leads onto a large well maintained garden with surrounding picket fence. The Village Green with swings etc. for the children is a hundred metres from the cottage which is very central and only a 10 minute stroll to the local supermarket, coffee shops etc. Facilities: Fully equipped kitchen which includes stove, fridge, microwave and washing machine Selected DSTV channels and DVD Weber braai Deck Chairs Beach Chairs Beach Umbrella Hairdryer Ceiling Fans in the bedrooms Portable Fan in lounge On site car port (can also be utilised as a larger dining area) Outside shower Sedgefield is a small town on the Garden Route ideally situated between George and Knysna which makes it the perfect base to explore the rest of the Garden Route. It has numerous unspoilt beaches, natural beauty, and mostly surrounds the lagoon area. Sedgefield is truly a wonderful place to spend a holiday in a relaxing natural environment. Described by some as a sleepy little village, Sedgefield borders the Goukamma Nature Reserve and the Wilderness National Park, leaving the visitor spoilt for choice when it comes to bird watching and walks through indigenous fauna and flora. It is safe to say that Sedgefield is a paradise for those who love the great outdoors, and because of all the water is a veritable feast of water sports. To the west of Sedgefield is the Swartvlei, one of the largest lakes in the area, forming a safe estuary for swimming and some excellent fishing. You can engage in many enjoyable outdoor activities. Breathe in deeply our fresh unpolluted air, picnic next to the lagoon, laze under an umbrella on the beach with a good book. Swim in the invigorating water or throw a fishing line from the rocks. Canoe the rivers, hike the nature trails, be daring and take a tandem paraglide flight, cycle and explore the back roads or wherever your fancy takes you. There is no organised entertainment, no large shopping mall, no cinemas but our fabulous Saturday markets can easily provide an enjoyable outing for the whole family. Local facilities: Beach Bar Restaurants Coffee Shops Beauty Care Biking, Fishing Water Sports Golf course Hiking Shopping Canoeing Gym Bird Watching Paragliding Local markets (Scarab, Mosaic and Wild Oats market)

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.

Forget-Me-Not Sedgefield

A Romantic Canadian Log Home, Double Storey, Thatched. The whole house is booked as a Self Catering unit. 3 Sunny Bedrooms with lovely views into the sand-dunes, 2 Bathrooms, 1 en-suite and 1 large bathroom to share. Both with shower and bath. Additional guest toilet. Main Bedroom: 1 King-size bed with full en-suite 2nd Bedroom: 1 King-size bed with full shared bathroom 3rd Bedroom: 1 Double Bed with full shared bathroom 2nd Lounge Upstairs: 2 Single Beds Spacious open plan kitchen, scullery, comfortable lounge/dinning room. Full dstv + showmax. 2nd Lounge with dstv upstairs. Large decked outside entertainment area with swimming pool, very private, surrounded by sand dunes and natural bush. Upstairs deck with lovely views of mountains and bush. BBQ Deck from where you can watch the beautiful sun sets. All of this set in a tranquil location surrounded by nature, rich in bird life and 5 minutes stroll to beach. A wide range of locally produced goods are available every Saturday morning at Sedgefield market from our own Farmers and Crafters. Fishing Galore. Bird Watching. Walks and Hikes. Visit the remains of an old gold mining village, a museum, picnic sites, fynbos, forest and plantation. Jubilee Creek…..Very beautiful indigenous forest, wonderful swimming holes, valley with stream at Jubilee Creek. Beach Walks….Between Kleinkrans and Gerickes. From Swartvlei Beach to Gerickes and back. From Cola beach to Platbank From Myoli easterly towards Cola Beach and further.  Some of the top golf courses in the country. And Knysna is only 20Km east of Sedgefield.

Annie's Cottage

Annie's Cottage is a comfortable Three bedroom self-catering single storey house in a quiet modern gated complex in Sedgefield. It overlooks lovely tended gardens with a backdrop of covered dunes and forest. Very well situated, it is just 2 minutes' walk from the edge of the lagoon, within 5 minutes' drive of one of the nearest beautiful beaches and in walking distance of the supermarket, shops, cafes and restaurants. The sleeping facilities can accommodate up to 6 adults, including teenagers. The MASTER bedroom has a Queen size bed, ensuite bathroom with separate shower, ceiling fan, hair dryer, lockable safe and tv. The DOUBLE bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with separate shower and tv. The TWIN bedroom has a shower room and wc adjoining. The three bedrooms have ample fitted wardrobe space, 100% cotton sheets and quality towels. Some swimming towels are available. The spacious open plan living area includes a fully equipped kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, oven with ceramic hob, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer; and a 6-seater dining table and two comfortable sofas, 2 tub chairs, a ceiling fan, tv and a dvd player. Wifi and Premium DSTV channels are included. The Weber braai has the necessary accompanying implements, pans and serving dishes which can be used on the front or rear stoeps. There is a retractable hanging line at the rear of the cottage, and a portable drying frame stored in the garage with umbrellas and seating for the stoeps. The cottage is fitted with an alarm system and the garage is remotely controlled. Please note the following: There is a No Smoking rule inside the cottage, but guests are most welcome to smoke outside on the front and rear stoeps. Trailers with boats are not permitted in the Complex. Regretfully, we are unable to allow pets.   Sedgefield is in a very desirable location in the heart of the Garden Route being a 20 minute drive from Knysna with its famous waterfront, upmarket boutiques and restaurants. The town of George with its excellent shopping mall is 25 minutes' drive in the opposite direction, passing through Wilderness with its outstanding beach on the way. Visitors to Sedgefield can enjoy many outdoor activities in the area, including paragliding from the dunes, fishing, mountain biking in the forests, hiking, bird watching, safe swimming in the lagoon as well as enjoying the beautiful beaches. The Wild Oats Farmers' Market on a Saturday morning is a must for breakfast, and the stalls with their varied selections of fresh produce, delicacies and home made preserves are tempting to the pallet!

40 Montage Village

This is the perfect holiday house (8 sleeper) to spend a relaxed carefree holiday. Overlooking a bird sanctuary and in a secure complex this modern holiday house is centrally situated in the village - walking distance to the shops, restaurants, the lagoon and a few minutes drive to a choice of beautiful beaches. The house has a spacious open plan living area, 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and a well equipped kitchen. A large covered patio onto a garden allows you to enjoy the outdoors. The facilities include a fully equipped kitchen with a stove, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, a garage with a washing machine, dryer and bar fridge and a weber braai. There are 2 TV's, DSTV (bring your own card) and a DVD player. All linen and bath towels are included but please bring your own beach towels. The house is a non-smoking house. Servicing of the house during your stay can arranged at an additional cost. Enjoy a walk around the bird sanctuary, the awesome sunsets, views of the Outeniqua Mountains, a braai under the starlit sky and let the kids play safely in the complex's own jungle gym & play area. This comfortable home in a secure central position allows for a relaxed, carefree holiday. Sedgefield is the first 'Slow' (or 'Cittaslow) Town in South Africa. Cittaslow towns aim to be great places to live, work and visit. They aim to support local businesses, foster local traditions, protect the environment, welcome visitors, and encourage active participation in community life. Sedgefield lies between George and Knysna - twenty five minutes either way. Sedgefield offers all you need in terms of food, laundry, doctors, pharmacy, bottle stores and a selection of restaurants, a wide variety of outdoor activities, a safe lagoon for swimming & fishing and beautiful beaches. Wild Oats Farmers Market and Scarab Craft Market are every Saturday morning. You can buy breakfast, fresh produce and home-made delicacies directly from the farmers. It is a must for any weekend visitor. Excellent bird watching in the bird sanctuary and in the surrounding areas. Other activities to enjoy within a 25km range include golfing for all at world-class golf resorts - Pezula, Simola and Fancourt or the local mashi course. Surfing is enjoyed at Victoria and Buffalo-Bays, great mountain bike tracks in the forests, paragliding from the dunes, hiking in the nature reserves, quad biking, canoeing and much much more...

The Kingfisher Corner

There are 2 cottages available on the same property. Each is completely separate and relatively private. The Kingfisher Corner is comfortably furnished and has a good view towards the mountains and the estuary. The Other Corner is more beach cottagy, and has everything you would need, including an outstanding view over the lagoon. Both have fully equipped kitchens and spacious living areas as well as a balcony with Weber. Each has a main bedroom with a queen size double bed and another bedroom with twin beds. 2 bathrooms in each, with showers that are wheelchair friendly. Garaging is provided for a standard car. Television and free Wi-Fi are available. The property is located on the edge of the estuary, and steps allow visitors to access the lagoon directly from the property, where swimming, fishing, canoeing and boating can be enjoyed. Also, the beach is a short walk away. The cottages allow you to relax and enjoy the area without feeling as if you are in suburbia. The village is less than 2 kilometers away where most services are available. Sedgefield is also a good starting point for walking (along the beach or forests or mountains), mountain biking, surfing, and just chilling. Half way between George and Knysna means that you have the best of both worlds when staying here. The Kingfisher Corner accommodates 4 and The Other Corner can accommodate 6. Both cottages are wheelchair friendly throughout.

Elfransa Beach Cottage

Elfransa Beach Cottage is situated on the front row of Myoli Beach, 150m from the main swimming area and whale-watching platform. This 90 square meter two-bedroom cottage is fully furnished with all amenities for 6 people (max. 5 adults) to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday in the magnificent Garden Route. Have a holiday to remember as you relax and unwind in your comfortable home-from-home. Fully fenced with electric gate and alarm system, your safety will not be compromised, whilst secure parking and a lockable safe for your valuables, further ensure peace of mind. The cottage further offers the following: Two bedrooms, 1 full bathroom (including a shower). Separate toilet, Huge open plan lounge/dining room and fully equipped kitchen. Built-in barbeque, Under cover porch, SABC TV free, Full DSTV at a small charge, DVD player, Washing machine, Fridge/freezer, Stove (with oven), Microwave, Air conditioners in main bedroom and lounge, Swimming pool, Linen provided (please bring own beach towels). Activities include: Swimming (sea, lagoon or on-site pool), whale watching, fishing or exploring the other many wonders of the Garden Route. Please note: A daily cleaning service is not normally provided. Linen changes weekly, or depending on the length of stay. Airport transfers on an application basis only. This is a non-smoking facility - outside you can do as you wish. Minimum stay 3 nights. December holiday and selected other periods - 7 nights minimum.The surroundings offer many activities including the following: Beach & forest walks Bird farm Monkey land Bungee Jumping Canoeing & Boating Cycling Trails Golfing Horse Riding Paragliding Tubing Cinemas Shopping Wolf sanctuary, Elephant park, Cango Caves, Ostrich farms and many more KKNK.