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Voorhuis

4 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

With spectacular unobstructed views of the sea and coastline, Voorhuis harmoniously blends in with its natural habitat. The interior...
With spectacular unobstructed views of the sea and coastline, Voorhuis harmoniously blends in with its natural habitat. The interior reflects a delightful fusion of rustic and elegance, with cement floors inlaid with peach pips and crystal chandeliers suspended from reed ceilings.

Time here flows by effortlessly, marked only by the changing of the tides, the sun, the moon, and stars. Listen to the sound of the breaking waves and the harsh calls of the seagulls and watch the dolphins and whales pass by. Wind your way down the steps to the shore, breathe in the fresh salty air, feel the cool breeze on your face, and taste true happiness.

Voorhuis is a thatched house perched on a dune, situated in a Western Cape fynbos nature reserve overlooking the Indian Ocean. The house sleeps eight people in three en-suite bedrooms with sea views. Features include a bar, DStv, DVD, Hi-Fi, washing machine, microwave, indoor barbecue and fireplace, and outdoor barbecue area.
from R900

Stroois

9 Reviews
Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

Situated in Bosbokduin, a Cape coastal fynbos nature reserve, perched on a dune overlooking the Indian Ocean, Stroois offers the...
Situated in Bosbokduin, a Cape coastal fynbos nature reserve, perched on a dune overlooking the Indian Ocean, Stroois offers the opportunity to experience nature optimally where the simplicity of the interior blends harmoniously with the environment. Wake up with the call of the Cape pheasants, watch whales and dolphins down below in the waves, and gaze at black-backed seagulls drifting lazily in the wind, with the occasional passing ship on the horizon.

Cosy, fully-equipped accommodation for up to four people is provided in an en-suite bedroom under Cape thatched eaves and in a reed-screened room with a double bunk and separate toilet and wash basin. Features include an open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining area, DStv, microwave, fridge and freezer, two-plate stove with oven, and outside barbecue area.

From 2013 the first two persons pay R550 per night. One person will also pay the same amount. Stroois can sleep four persons. Every extra person will pay R125 per night.
from R700

Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages

7 Reviews
Sleeps 24 in 9 rooms

Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages is set amongst fragrant fynbos. There are spectacular...
Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages is set amongst fragrant fynbos. There are spectacular mountain views and the property abounds with birdlife. The secluded pool is ideal to relax and unwind, or one can enjoy the many activities in the vicinity. There are forest and coastal hiking trails, glorious beaches, top golf courses and whale watching ocean safaris.

Choose between a luxurious suite in the gracious Cape-style Country House, or a spacious self-catering Cottage. Delicious dining and al fresco breakfasts are available, or you can pick your own salad from the organic vegetable garden. Fynbos Ridge Country House & Cottages is 5 Star graded with the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa, and it is Carbon Neutral Approved.
from R1700
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Edenbrook Country House & Spa

Sleeps 18 in 6 rooms

Winter Warmer Special   Edenbrook Country House & Spa is situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, with manicured...
Edenbrook Country House & Spa is situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, with manicured gardens and charming orchards.

This gracious colonial-style house is immersed in 20-hectares of pristine forest, with a stream running through the bottom of the property. There are four luxurious garden suites available, tastefully decorated in a period-regency décor. A selection of our healthy snacks are available in the rooms, as well as a refreshing Kombucha drink.

The main house hosts the kitchen, where wholesome breakfast are prepared from locally sourced and organic ingredients. Guests can relax in the reception area or in the lounge, opening onto a spacious patio overlooking the rolling lawns and swimming pool.

Edenbrook is also the headquarters of Rawfood Emporium, the production of organic raw and whole foods. All the raw products and chocolates are available at the Harkerville Market, on Saturday mornings., Edenbrook Country House is situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, with manicured gardens and charming orchards.,
from R1400

Avemore at Sedgefield

Sleeps 14 in 7 rooms

Avemore at Sedgefield is a great holiday home located in Sedgefield. The house features a large front veranda opening onto a spacious...
Avemore at Sedgefield is a great holiday home located in Sedgefield. The house features a large front veranda opening onto a spacious lounge with a fireplace, comfy furniture and a large dining table for those memorable dining experiences.

From the dining area you walk into a spacious kitchen with everything you need, including a washing machine and dishwasher. You will find an antique table with globe chairs in the kitchen making it a lovely area for kids to eat while mom cooks.

From the kitchen you enter into a small guest room with a double bed and bathroom. Going upstairs, you will find a small cosy entrance leading to a bathroom with shower, toilet, bath and basin. Adjoining this is another toilet and basin. Sharing the top section of the house is a bedroom with bunk beds, a bedroom with two single beds and another bedroom with a queen-size bed. The rooms have large built-in-cupboards, lovely furniture, linen, wooden blinds and ceiling fans.

An added extra bonus is the second lounge, complete with a coffee nook, extra washing machine and dishwasher. On this side of the large home, you will also find a bedroom with queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom, as well as a large family bedroom consisting of a king-size bed, twin single beds, tables, chairs and a bathroom.

The house also offers a boma, for those great evenings outside, creating a lovely private retreat at the back of the garden. Up the wooden steps you will also find an amazing balcony with comfortable outdoor furniture, and a Weber is provided for those summer evening braais.

Ample parking is provided under the shady trees in front of or on the side of the house. An outside shower, basin and toilet is convenient for teenagers, and for rinsing off after a hard day playing on the lagoon, or at the beach. Bring your canoes or kayaks and enjoy the use of a safe lagoon and one of South Africa's biggest freshwater lakes without having to drive anywhere.
from R3800

Tramonto Guesthouse and Venue

2 Reviews
Sleeps 23 in 8 rooms

Tramonto Guesthouse and Venue is ideally situated between George Airport and Fancourt Golf Estate...
Tramonto Guesthouse and Venue is ideally situated between George Airport and Fancourt Golf Estate along the Garden Route, South Africa. Expect luxury, affordable accommodation, with the quiet countryside surroundings, together with excellent service with a smile.

The guest house at Tramonto offers 13 luxury en-suite rooms. For the light at heart guest, Retro Renovated Caravans offers a different experience at a more affordable price. Enjoy a farmhouse breakfast, delicious lunch or dinner at our on-site restaurant. We cater for weddings and functions, conferences, seminars, celebrations and workshops.

The Chapel and The Venue capture the classic Cape Dutch splendour and is the ideal setting for hosting a function of up to 350 guests. Join us on one of our Happy Hour Tours to the Strawberry, Buffalo or Game Farm while enjoying a wine or beer tasting or bring your mountain bike and ride our Jeep mountain track.
from R650

Lairds Lodge Country Estate

1 Review
Sleeps 32 in 16 rooms

Lairds Lodge Country Estate is a gracious Cape Dutch homestead which offers spectacular mountain...
Lairds Lodge Country Estate is a gracious Cape Dutch homestead which offers spectacular mountain views, open spaces, a secluded swimming pool and gentle walks on a 24-acre estate.

The large, high ceiling rooms combine elegance and charm with comfortable and spacious accommodation. The owners, Alison and Murray, offer an unrivalled and totally relaxed South African experience. We offer mouthwatering gourmet dinners specializing in seafoods and venisons. Fine wines, intimate evenings and fond memories are the hallmark of every stay at this magnificent retreat.
from R1552

Quinta da Montanha

Sleeps 4 in 2 rooms

This luxury self-catering cottage is private and peaceful, a retreat sleeping atop the hills of Knysna surrounded by lush indigenous...
This luxury self-catering cottage is private and peaceful, a retreat sleeping atop the hills of Knysna surrounded by lush indigenous forests and tranquil lakes.

This modern country unit has two en-suite bedrooms and the kitchen is fully equipped to cater for at least 20 guests should you have friends and family over for dinner. The equipment includes a microwave, a gas top, an electric oven, a double-door fridge, as well as all the other necessities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. For the longer stay-overs, the scullery and laundry is equipped with a washing machine, a tumble-dryer and ironing facilities.

From the wrap-around deck you can enjoy the 180-degrees views of the mountains and dam, while preparing dinner over a relaxing fire after a day exploring the town’s craft shops, flea markets and cosy cafés.
from R1500

A Farm Story Country House

5 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

A Farm Story was born from a tradition that believes that a story speaks to the soul and the heart....
A Farm Story was born from a tradition that believes that a story speaks to the soul and the heart. History and fond memories were transferred into a country house in 2008. We invite you to experience an old Farmhouse Story.

Historical points: The Country House was originally known as Oom Tom se huis. The country house was established in the early 1800’s on the farm Klein Soebattersvlakte. During the most southern battle (Anglo boer war 1901) the stables were used as a hospital. The first ever gravel road between Riversdale and Stilbaai was built on the farm and is still in use today. The famously known store Oom Boet se Winkel was the only general dealer in the 1900’s.

What awaits you: today’s accommodation in yesterday’s style and traditional hospitality. Braai facilities. Guided tour to the cheese factory on the farm, including cheese tasting.
from R900
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Gourits River Guest Farm

9 Reviews
Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

Early bird catches the worm!   Situated in the Garden Route, Gourits River Guest Farm aims to give guests only the best scenic views and accommodation overlooking on...
Situated in the Garden Route, Gourits River Guest Farm aims to give guests only the best scenic views and accommodation overlooking on their own adventure island, while overlooking the Gourits River. With the mountains as a backdrop, guests will have an unforgettable yet peaceful and rustic stay.

Enjoy a memorable stay with nature walks, stunning scenery, fishing adventures, mountain biking, bird watching, quad bike adventures, swimming and canoeing, depending on the water level, 4x4 adventures as well as a host of interesting historical facts.
from R550

Portland Manor

3 Reviews
Sleeps 56 in 20 rooms

Portland Manor Country Estate nestles in the foothills of the majestic Outeniqua mountains, just 15 km from the holiday town of Knysna, on...
Portland Manor Country Estate nestles in the foothills of the majestic Outeniqua mountains, just 15 km from the holiday town of Knysna, on a beautiful historical citrus and game estate. The estate is surrounded by fruit orchards, indigenous forests and mature gardens.

The lodge offers tastefully decorated rooms, including double rooms, which are ideal for small families. Our luxury rooms are spacious and individually furnished with log fireplaces and en-suite facilities. There is also a large lounge area for guests to enjoy. Each room includes a television with satellite channels, a telephone and tea and coffee-making facilities. The conference room caters for up to 100 delegates, and Portland Manor is also an ideal country setting for weddings.

The Manor House was built during the early 1860s by an English gentleman named Henry Barrington and still retains its English heritage. There is also a dining room, a library and a bar for our guests to relax in. The Manor House dining room serves breakfasts and evening meals.

The Manor House has been furnished with antiques ranging from crystal chandeliers from 1864 through to the 1950s, in keeping with the property. Enjoy the views onto the stunning Lawnwood Lake and watch the zebra and bontebok in the game camp below.
from R700
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Protea Wilds Retreat

19 Reviews
Sleeps 26 in 8 rooms

Almost Spring special   Safe, peaceful, stunning views, great affordability. Peace and tranquility like you've never experienced before. Conveniently situated...
Safe, peaceful, stunning views, great affordability. Peace and tranquility like you've never experienced before. Conveniently situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, close enough to enjoy all the activities in and around the area. Abundant with bird life, protea and fynbos.

You can be assured of great safety and security, as there are virtually no people/car/bike traffic passing through, maybe the occasional cyclist, 270 hectares of open spaces to breathe.

Go on one of our walks (down to the Bitou River or easy walks on the farm). Book a silver service, gourmet picnic at our special, purposely built, and romantic picnic area with stunning views. Or ask the big question....
Relax next to the pool with only the sounds of silence (or nature) around you. All accommodation has pool facilities.

Bring your mountain bike and explore the farm as well as the mountain bike trails through the Knysna forest a few kilometres away.

Forest horse rides and quad bike rides available on a neighbouring farm. See another neighbour milking hundreds of cows a day (buy your milk there if you want) or book a sumptuous cheese and local wine lunch with our wine making neighbour.

Pick your own bunch of Protea and Fynbos. Order a picnic basket and enjoy at your leisure.
Wireless internet access at reception/manager’s office or on the shaded patio.

I confirm that we are about 22 km from Knysna and Plett, about 25 min drive from both. 13 km on the N2 from either side, then about 9 km inland (good gravel). Suited to normal sedan motors.
from R600

T'Niqua Stable Inn

11 Reviews
Sleeps 18 in 7 rooms

T'Niqua Stable Inn offers beautiful and quiet accommodation, with lovely sea views of the coast line. We are bordering on the Eden Nature...
T'Niqua Stable Inn offers beautiful and quiet accommodation, with lovely sea views of the coast line. We are bordering on the Eden Nature Reserve, only an 8 minute walk from the cliffs and 6 km outside Plettenberg Bay.

There is a large farmhouse with six double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and kitchenettes. Four double bedrooms open directly onto the covered veranda with a braai facility that leads onto the garden. There are two family rooms which are situated upstairs.

The Mouse House is a self-catering cottage consisting of a double bedroom, a private bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a veranda overlooking the garden with a braai facility. Guests are welcome to enjoy the boma with the big fire in the evenings, as well as another braai facility in the garden.

Guests can spend some time with our beautiful horses and take leisurely trips on a 100-year old wagon or coach to a stunning viewpoint. There are lovey hiking- and cycling trails from the farm to the Still Bay cliffs, with excellent bird-watching opportunities.

The farm is ideal for small weddings, any party functions, small conferences, team building or photo shoots. A big attraction are the Percheron horses with the carriage rides. There are also beautiful mountain bike and hiking trails on your doorstep.

Please note that the Farmhouse can also be rented out as one unit from R 4000 per day in high season and R 2500 per day out of season. Sleeps 12 adults and up to four children.
from R500

Knysna Country House

Sleeps 16 in 7 rooms

The Knysna Country House offers stylish yet comfortable 4 Star accommodation in the peaceful and leafy suburb of Hunters Home in Knysna,...
The Knysna Country House offers stylish yet comfortable 4 Star accommodation in the peaceful and leafy suburb of Hunters Home in Knysna, along the splendid Garden Route, less than two minutes from the Knysna Golf Course and not even 5 minutes from the Pezula Championship Golf Course, while the Jack Nicklaus’ signature course of Simola is a mere 20 minute drive away.

The guesthouse offers bed & breakfast with a variety of rooms to choose from. From the entry-level Standard Rooms to the more spacious and luxurious Luxury Rooms, and from the thatched Luxury Garden Cottage for our honeymooners and guests looking for a bit of privacy, to the Family Unit for families or friends travelling together.

The lush garden is home to a variety of birds, including the funky looking African Hoepoe, the colorful indigenous Knysna Loerie, the elegant Southern Double Collared Sunbird as well as the black and white spotted Helmeted Guinea Fowl which gave us the inspiration for our logo.

The large swimming pool, with the enticing image of the Knysna seahorse underneath the sparkling blue waters is inviting at any time of the day, and the comfortable sun loungers, complimentary bath towels and large umbrellas providing a much needed shaded spot may find you lounging by the pool all day…

The Norwegian owners Anita and Jarle Gjerde have opened their home to be run as a guesthouse by us, Erik Ekkelkamp and Ypie Kingma. We are originally from The Netherlands, but made South Africa our new home in 1999. We have been in the hospitality industry ever since, run an exclusive tour company as well, and look forward to sharing the secrets Knysna and its surrounding areas offer with you!

Imagine coming home after a long day travelling, playing golf or sightseeing, and either taking a dip in the pool or enjoying a glass of wine on the balcony overlooking Knysna town and the Lagoon as the African sun sets behind the majestic Outeniqua Mountains and you will realize you have truly found your piece of paradise…

Welcome to the Knysna Country House!

from R640

Bella Manga Country House

4 Reviews
Sleeps 43 in 14 rooms

Bellamanga Country House is a 4 Star graded guest house in the mountainous region of Uplands, just an eight-minute drive to Plettenberg Bay...
Bellamanga Country House is a 4 Star graded guest house in the mountainous region of Uplands, just an eight-minute drive to Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve where you can secure a horse back or Jeep safari to view vast array of game.

This old Cape Dutch-style farmhouse, with its original farm buildings, has been sympathetically restored to provide guests with unique and stylish accommodation with a choice of bed and breakfast or self-catering.

Spend a romantic night in of our authentic African thatched rondavels, or one of our Sunbird rooms with both bath as well as power shower. Our traditional-style, one-bed en-suite self-catering suites with their large stoep are popular for longer stays, or spoil yourself and stay in one of our Colonial rooms in the main house with its yellowwood floors and beams reflecting the bygone days of old Africa.

After a hot dusty day of sightseeing, what better than a dip in our large salt-water pool or a soothing soak under the thatch of our heated Jacuzzi.

A five-minute walk takes you to our self-catering Forest Lodges. With their own pool and independent braai areas they are popular for that perfect bush getaway or family holiday.

Fifteen minutes' drive takes you to Plettenberg Bay with its famous white sandy beaches, restaurants and market square. Alternatively you can 'cruise the Craggs' with its various array of African arts and crafts, mohair shop and local vineyard where you can sit amongst the vines, have lunch and taste their locally produced wines.

Our breakfasts are legendary, and we have typical South African braais and evening meals for both meat eaters and vegetarians; this can be arranged with 24-hour notice.

There are two function rooms available; The Old Dairy holds 60 people comfortably and is furnished in typical South African boma style, whereas our recently renovated Nguni Room can hold up to 200 people with removable weather screens, a large fireplace, a gallery and an indoor-outdoor bar.

Our intimate chapel seats 80 people comfortably, as does our seated bush venue for those who prefer to marry in the forest.

Quad bike safaris are available exclusively for our guests to explore our 100-acre estate for the various bird and wildlife we have here. Or for the more laid-back, bass fishing in our dam. Horse riding for both the novice or experienced rider can be arranged at the nearby 'Equitrailing', some 10 minutes' drive away.
from R700
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SPRING SPECIAL   East of Eden Waterfront Log Cabin is situated in a forest on the Ruigtevlei Estuary. This rustic...
East of Eden Waterfront Log Cabin is situated in a forest on the Ruigtevlei Estuary. This rustic yet well-equipped log cabin faces the river, and offers beautiful views of the forest, mountains and river.

There are three bedrooms with double and single beds, and two bathrooms. The open-plan living area includes comfortable seating a TV with DVD player, and leads out onto a balcony. The fully equipped kitchen is fitted with a stove, fridge and microwave. Gas and wood braai facilities are provided. The cabin is cleaned once a week.
from R1150

The Funny Farm Shire

1 Review
Sleeps 8 in 2 rooms

The Funny Farm Shire offers a peaceful country retreat, situated next to the wetlands of the Garden Route National Park, overlooking...
The Funny Farm Shire offers a peaceful country retreat, situated next to the wetlands of the Garden Route National Park, overlooking Langvlei Lake. This eight hectare farm offers comfortable accommodation in two cottages resonating The Lord of the Rings theme in the buildings and farm surroundings.

There are two cottages, The Homely Home and The Hobbits House. These professionally built cob houses are built with indigenous wooden window frames, doors and counters. Each house sleeps four people, is fully equipped for self-catering, and is enclosed with a fence and gate, making it ideal for families with children or pets.

The farm has a forest walk for the young ones where they can explore Gollum’s Den, or make a wish at Gandalf’s Wishing Well. Guest can explore the eight hectares of elevated, thick indigenous forest and beautiful views of the lakes below.
from R1000

Ruiterbosch Lodge and Wedding Chapel

32 Reviews
Sleeps 27 in 6 rooms

The Ruiterbosch valley is centrally located in the foothills of the Outeniqua mountains. When one...
The Ruiterbosch valley is centrally located in the foothills of the Outeniqua mountains. When one drives on the R328 from Oudtshoorn, and descends the Robinson Pass, even the most jaded traveller is surprised at the sudden change in scenery and climate. The hot and dry Karoo has been replaced by beautiful forest shrouded in mist with the Indian Ocean glittering in the distance. Most motorists accelerate at this point to reach Mossel Bay, scarcely 30 km away. The less hasty will, however, stop at either the nearby hotel or at the newly opened Ruiterbosch Lodge for refreshments or to just sit back and admire one of the most scenic spots on earth. The owner of Ruiterbosch Lodge, Ernest Collett has travelled widely (over 40 countries) and was living in exotic India when, during a holiday in South Africa, he stumbled on this beautiful valley and found an old Cape cottage and stables that has been converted to a guest house and wedding venue.

Discerning travellers, who appreciate nature, would love to make this their base for exploring the Oudtshoorn, Cango caves and Garden Route area.

from R450

The Langvlei

Sleeps 6 in 3 rooms

The Langvlei is set in a lush indigenous garden with unlimited bird watching opportunities, and has quick access to the surrounding...
The Langvlei is set in a lush indigenous garden with unlimited bird watching opportunities, and has quick access to the surrounding attractions. With a stunning view of Bo-Langvlei, this six person country cottage is the ideal place for a relaxing stay.

The renovated shabby-chic cottage that used to be the home to the local butcher and general dealer for the area has been redesigned to gain maximum value from the quiet valley. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Two bedrooms have double beds, one has two single beds. The bathroom has a bath and shower, and there is a separate toilet. Additional sleeping spaces can be arranged in the other buildings on the property. The living room sofa can also sleep two. The living area has a comfortable lounge with a fireplace, a dining area with a lovely view, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Surrounded by nature the property has its own borehole with brackish wate for the bathrooms and kitchen sink. There is ample supply of rainwater for drinking and cooking.
from R700

Rondevlei Guest Farm

Sleeps 36 in 2 rooms

We are of the opinion that a need exists for a facility in a safe and natural environment where groups of individuals, especially children,...
We are of the opinion that a need exists for a facility in a safe and natural environment where groups of individuals, especially children, can practice sports and participate in educational programs and recreational activities. This includes all ball sports, adventure programmes, martial arts, aerobics and Tai Chi, as well as field guiding and life skills courses.

The farm is ideally located in the centre of the Garden Route in close proximity to the beach, Swartvlei Lagoon and Wilderness National Park.
from R1500
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