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About Protea Wilds Retreat

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. Some pet friendly accommodation, please inquire.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.QQuad 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. Some units are pet friendly.

Family friendly: The Bitou Valley House and Protea Cottage is great for kids. Lots of space to ride a bike, go for walks, swim. Each house has a private pool. Baths in both houses.

Romantic: Bring your loved one to enjoy a quiet, private stay with stunning views. A romantic picnic can be booked that will blow your socks off.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 4 hours
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 26 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Afrikaans
  • Belgian


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Some units are pet friendly. Please check before bringing your pet.

Balance of payments can be made by Visa or Mastercard at the establishment.

Protea Wilds are also linked to live booking sites. Unfortunately no quote supplied can be kept for any number of days as per the site, thus any dates advertised on the site are nul and...
Some units are pet friendly. Please check before bringing your pet.

Balance of payments can be made by Visa or Mastercard at the establishment.

Protea Wilds are also linked to live booking sites. Unfortunately no quote supplied can be kept for any number of days as per the site, thus any dates advertised on the site are nul and void. All bookings are on a first come, first serve basis.

Guests can check in earlier or leave later by prior arrangement only.
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Reviews for Protea Wilds Retreat

26 guest reviews Reviews of

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Lauren Keenan
06 November 2017

What a lovely retreat! Establishment's response:Thank you for your great comments Lauren, so happy you liked it! Hope to see you some day, not too far into the future!Cheers!Amanda and Martin

Chris du Preez
29 October 2017

It was an amazing experience! The most beautiful of settings. Wonderfully appointed accommodation - with original art on the walls and a stunning collection of antiques. Well done!Establishment's response:Dear Chris, What a beautiful review! Thank you so much, hope to welcome you again one day soon! Appreciated!

Pete Flynn, South Africa
13 January 2017

Our family (2 adults, 2 young boys and 2 dogs) really needed a good family break - away from it all. Protea Wilds was perfect. Enjoyed walks and swims on the farm as well as the drives to and from Knysna, Plett and surrounds. Amanda and Martin are fantastic hosts, very hospitable.Highly recommended if you need a real retreat.

Kristie Smit, South Africa
09 January 2017

We really enjoyed our short stay at Protea Wilds. I wish we could've stayed longer. It was nice to relax in the pool and enjoy the wonderful views. The communal braai area is a good idea if one wants to be social with the other guests. The room was clean, adequate and had everything we needed. Thank you and we will definitely recommend Protea Wilds to everyone who is going that way!

Werner Joubert, South Africa
10 December 2016

Although not the most modern stay, definitely the most relaxing. The views are phenomenal, the hosts the friendliest and most accommodating. Protea Wilds Retreat will see us again in future!

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Protea Wilds Retreat Map

Protea Wilds Retreat is 4.9km from the centre of Harkerville , the nearest airport 98.2km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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