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About Purple Heron B&B and Guest House

Purple Heron is a luxury guest house, situated right on the river, on The Island in Sedgefield, 20 minutes from Knysna and close to all the wonderful activities offered on the Garden Route. It has 3 large, double, en-suite rooms and 2 extra large, luxury suites with their own lounges which can be used to accommodate children if required. All upstairs rooms open onto sun-decks. The only downstairs room is subtly designed to accommodate disabled or frail guests and has ramp access to the garden. All rooms have TV, mini bars, complimentary hot drinks, electronic safes, hair dryers, percale cotton bedding and luxury towels. Sumptuous breakfasts are served on the verandah or in the breakfast room from where visitors can enjoy views of the river and of the prolific birdlife in the garden. A single and a double canoe are available free of charge for guests to use. Light meals, picnics and barbecues are available on request and special diets (allergy, vegetarian, diabetic, low salt/fat, halaal) can be catered for. Wireless internet access and a laundry service are offered; restaurant, golf and beauty treatment bookings, as well as airport shuttle and other travel arrangements, can be organized. Guided, short or day tours for motor bikers can be arranged - excellent paved roads and beautiful mountain passes offer unbelievable riding. Similarly, keen birders can enjoy early morning walks into local forests and to nearby hides. Children under 12 are accommodated by arrangement only - 50% rate and babies under 2yrs of age are accommodated free of charge(cot available). Visa nad Mastercard credit cards are accepted.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Purple Heron B&B and Guest House Rooms

Reviews for Purple Heron B&B and Guest House

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Renee Petzer
30 December 2019

Pretty spot right on the river-lagoon. Friendly and helpful owners with a great breakfast. Will stay here again.

Katrien van Vuuren, South Africa
04 January 2016

I would recommend Purple Heron. We had a lovely stay. The hosts were very friendly and accommodating.  The breakfast was 5 star quality. The rooms were clean and neat. Best of all is the location, it's quiet and adjacent to the lagoon.Katrien

Rebecca Crane, South Africa
05 January 2015

A lovely getaway from it all kind of place. Our hosts were kind, welcoming, helpful and unobtrusive. The breakfast each morning was delicious and varied and they made a special effort to accommodate our children's requests which was so appreciated. Our room was lovely with fine linen and special soap in the bathroom. And the location was gorgeous with unobstructed views across the lagoon. All in all highly recommended!

Babalwa Pietersen, South Africa
17 June 2014

Very nice apartment, neat and clean. The owners are very friendly and really made our stay a great experience.

Rona Miller, South Africa
27 December 2013

Thank you, Jenny and Paul for being tremendous hosts in such a glorious place! Our tandem trip to this amazing spot was a real delight.

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Purple Heron B&B and Guest House is 3.2km from the centre of Sedgefield , the nearest airport 43.6km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling