Knysna & Surrounding Area Accommodation

The Heads Accommodation

Beacon House

... Beacon House comprises of self catering apartment accommodation 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 Knysna lagoon and out to sea through The heads. The accommodation comprises of 4 separate 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, to mention just some. 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. Accommodation provided at Beacon House is beautifully appointed and comprehensive making it the ideal base from which to explore the wonders that characterise Knysna.
From R1250
Per person, per night sharing
Sleeps 24 in 4 units/rooms
Wifi Available

Headlands House Guest Lodge

... Headlands House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Knysna, Garden Route. Located in the area known as The Heads, Headlands House boasts dramatic views of the sea and the Knysna Heads. Managed with uncompromising quality of service and attention to detail, we can advise you on your day trips to ensure that you 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 in 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. Our bed and breakfast accommodation comprises of: 6 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. If you have chosen Headlands House as your Knysna accommodation not only have you chosen luxury upmarket Knysna bed and breakfast accommodation but also placed yourself in the heart of the Garden Route activities and beautiful scenery. 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.
From R1140
Per person, per night sharing
Sleeps 12 in 6 units/rooms
Wifi Available

The Beach House

... The Beach House provides self catering apartment accommodation in Knysna. 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. The accommodation comprises of 2 options: Beach Cottage: 2 Bedrooms,1 Bathroom - Shower and bath, Fully equipped and serviced with linen provided. Lemon Tree Cottage: 2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms - shower, Fully equipped and serviced with linen provided. Everything you need to make your stay in Knysna a memorable one. Knysna provides plentiful opportunity to shop. Pick up something different in one of the many arty and unique stores. For those seeking adventure why not visit the Cheetah farm, the Knysna Elephant Park and see the Knysna Seahorses in the Knysna Lagoon, then on to one of the many Nature Reserves in and around the Knysna area. With a list this good, you'll want to stay at The Beach House for even longer.
From R2000
Per unit, per night
Sleeps 8 in 2 units/rooms
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The Heads

The Heads, is the name given to both the cliffs on either side of the the Knysna River Estuary channel where it meets the sea and to the channel itself. The word Heads is a shortening of the word Headlands and it is this that describes these two great spits of land that embrace and enclose the body of water that everyone knows as the Knysna Lagoon (although it is, more correctly, an estuary - since the mouth is never closed).


Although The Heads are magnificent to behold, The Eastern Head has had a lot of development over the years and has cafes etc to visit but it is the Western Head which has been more preserved and is home to the South African Heritage Site, The Featherbed Private Nature Reserve. This Head is only accessible by ferry and visitors are ferried across for guided walks on the reserve.


The East Head is populated by spectacular homes, with views of the town, the Heads and the open ocean, and it is a lovely easy walk to explore the East Head. Visitors should stop at the East Head parking lot for a drink or a bite to eat, its the best place to relax and enjoy the views. Interestingly, the most famous wreck of the Knysna Heads is the Paquita Wreck which lies directly in front of the East Head parking lot. On a clear day, it is said that visitors can actually make out the outline of the wreck and it is a popular site for both scuba divers and snorkellers. Be aware, though, that the currents of the Knysna Heads can be treacherous and it is advised to only dive on the turn of the tide, when the currents are at their most gentle. The Coney Glen viewpoint is situated atop the cliffs of the Eastern Head and offers a sweeping vista of the channel, the Indian Ocean, the Lagoon, and the Outeniqua Mountains; it is for precisely this reason that the local station of the National Sea Rescue Institute (Station 12, Knysna) chose to build its observation room here.


Climate
Knysna has a temperate climate with temperatures ranging from 8 degrees Celsius to 23 degrees Celsius. The annual average rainfall is 750mm which is distributed throughout the year with 75% of this falling at night and peaks in October and November. During summer daytime temperatures average 26 degrees Celsius. The winter temperatures average 21 degrees Celsius during the day and seldom fall below 6 degrees Celsius at night.


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