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A fairy tale at the Knysna Lagoon and golf courses on the Garden Route

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


Minimum Stay
7 - 14 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday villa in Knysna

4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms/showers, swimming pool in exotic garden, sleeps max 7

This delightful home is the place to stay when visiting the splendours of the Southern Cape. From here Tsitsikamma, Nature's Valley, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay, George, Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo and many more breathtaking places can be discovered. The Knysna Golf course is in walking distance, Pezula / Sparrebosch Golf is a 5 minutes' drive as are Knysna's lovely surroundings - the rivers, lakes and islands, beaches and lagoons, mountains and indigenous forest. When you need a rest after these overwhelming impressions, a day at the swimming pool is vacation at its best. The Boma (or lapa) with a multi-braai offers a truly African dining experience under the stars. Sit around a bonfire and enjoy the stories of the day. Warning!! The stories get better as the night goes on.

Knysna and surroundings:

KNYSNA VILLAGE Cradled between the majestic Outeniqua mountains and the rugged Southern Cape coastline and surrounded by indigenous forests, Knysna still manages to project a 'village' atmosphere with numerous arts and craft shops and museums.It also offers adventure sports such as canoeing, abseiling, creaking, hiking, biking, fishing, diving, paragliding, fishing and many others. Wine and dine your way through a formidable array of fine restaurants, seafood taverns, pubs, coffee shops and eateries. A delectable specialty is the oysters which are cultivated in Knysna lagoon.

KNYSNA HEADS Where the sea enters Knysna lagoon is one of the most dramatic and scenic spots in the Garden Route. See it from above and below.

BEACHES The Garden Route has been blessed with beautiful sandy beaches. Spend a day exploring or sunbathing. There are many wonderful spots for sea swimming or watching

WHALES & DOLPHINS along the coastline all year round (but best time from May to October).

Airports and transport: George: 70 km

Port Elisabeth: 280 km

Cape Town: 500 km

CLIMATE AND NATURE: Knysna enjoys a moderate climate all year round. Lowest rainfall occurs during winter; the yearly average is 770 mm. The average temperature in January is 26º Celsius and during the winter months (June-August) fall to about 18º Celsius - still ideal conditions for outdoors activities!

The Indian Ocean at Knysna is much warmer than the sea water in Cape Town; even in winter there are many days where you can go swimming.

From waking in the morning to the calls of Knysna's famous bird life with a beautiful view of the lagoon and mountains beyond.

And lazing in our garden is such a pleasure as you will be surrounded by a lush, green tropical setting with ample shade or sun with the peaceful sounds of nature and bird calls all around.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was lovely living in a house which felt like a home and which had really nice things in it The children loved the pool as we did too (Hughes 1/05)-We have never had such a wonderful holiday. The house was one of the reasons (Holmquist 2-3/04)-We had a great time in your house which was lovely and peaceful and just what we needed (Green 01/04)-Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely home. It is beautiful and very comfortable (Shering 12/03)-We had a lovely week spent at your delightful house. Thank you for allowing us to relax and enjoy your lovely house, it is so homely and we were able to relax totally (Thomas 1/03)-I would like to thank you for the use of your home. We had a wonderful time and cannot wait until we return (Vine 11/12-02)-We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay, what was there too was fantastic (Davies 10/02)-We had a fantastic time in Knysna! (Large 9/02)- We had a wonderful time in such beautiful surroundings (David 8-9/02)-We loved the house (Kennedy)
Nov 2007
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A fairy tale at the Knysna Lagoon and golf courses on the Garden Route
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Harrogate, N Yorkshire, UK

Not to be Missed!

  • 5 of 5

We have all had the most fanstastic holiday in this beautiful house! It is exceptionally well appointed for a perfect family holiday and the owner is brilliantly organised in every respect. We drove from Cape Town to Kynsna with ease, and fell in love with Kynsna and the house immediately.

There's so much to do in and around Kynsna-more than enough for a fortnight. You simply have to go to find out more!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
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Lovely house in a spectacularly beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We instantly felt at home in a very welcoming house which has every facility you need. The location offers privacy, though is safe and convenient for all amenities. The owner and local 'agents' provided excellent service. Knysna and the surrounding area are rich in natural beauty; conservation enhances the experience of this wonderful part of South Africa.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009
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A fairy tale at Knysna Lagoon

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful first holiday in South Africa. Knysna is ideally located and is truly a beautiful base from which to explore the southern cape. The house was absolutely lovely, a true "home from home".We were sorry to leave - two weeks simply were not long enough - we look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2008
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Knysna is situated right in the heart of the Garden Route, at 500 km from Cape Town and 250 km from Port Elisabeth.

Other Activities: Relaxing at the swimming pool.

Golf: Welcome to the 'Golfing Mecca' of South Africa. There are no fewer than 8 top class golf courses between Plettenberg Bay and George, including the new links course at Fancourt and Pezula/Sparrebosch, South Africa's postcard to golf. In addition to this, 9 mashie golf courses have also been established in this 'golfing route'.

We have rented residence all over the planet and have never had a stay that so much exceeded our expectations. Re-purchase is proof of satisfaction and we decided to rent for over three weeks this coming season again (2014/15).

Just a note to say thank you – your house was lovely and we had a wonderful two weeks holiday. Everyone was so kind and helpful. Lying by the pool was so relaxing and your guides and brochures were really helpful. The men golfed at the local course and Simola, we visited the Heads and Buffalo Bay, went on the steam train from George to Hartenbos, drove through Phantom Pass. Ate out regularly in the wonderful restaurants of Kynsna (put on rather too much weight)! as the food and wine were too tempting.

I can see why you love the location and the house – it is truly idyllic and hopefully we will return again. (Watson 2-3/2007)

Ski: What a fantastic home you have.We were very comfortable and felt very relaxed from the moment we arrived.The pool was great and our son spent most of his time in it. We all agree that this was the best holiday ever!!Thank you so much again for letting us use your home–we will definitely try to come and stay again in the not too distant future.(Albertyn 1/2009) We very much enjoyed staying in your home.Within a few minutes of walking in the door we knew that we had all the comforts of home at our finger tips.What a joy to find a fully equipped home instead of a house with the basic equipment.It was very easy to see that it was a very much loved house and as such, contained everything we could possibly need and so much more.What a joy to find nice big fluffy towels and a teapot! We enjoyed the privacy and seclusion of the pool and patios and had a very relaxing week due totally to the fact that we felt so comfortable.Thank you very much for letting us share your home.(Oliver 2/2007)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Knysna, Garden Route

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
14 night minimum stay
for 14 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £267

Arrival after 3:30 p.m., departure before 9:00 a.m. Discount of 15% for party of two (except between 1 November and 30 April). Shorter periods of time possible @ 250€/night (280€/night between 1 November and 30 April).
A 25% non-refundable booking deposit by bank draft. A refundable security deposit of €300/week payable with full rental payment by bank draft no later than 8 weeks before holiday s

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Knysna in Garden Route

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    White bathroom - Bath (no shower)
    Green bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Toilet - Toilet
    4th bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Swimming pool - Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Main bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    2nd bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    3rd bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    4th bedroom - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 3 doubles, 1 single
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fully carpeted rooms with heating. House serviced weekly, garden and swimming pool 2x/month. DSTV to be activated by guests. House is fitted with burglar alarm system linked to 24 h armed response unit.

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