Knysna Heights Villa

Knysna Heights is a 3-bedroom 'home-from-home' villa in the Garden Route's most famous seaside town.

Overlooking the Knysna Lagoon and the famous ‘Heads’ from its lofty location above an indigenous forest, Knysna Heights Villa caters for friends and families looking for an exclusive retreat.

Occupying three levels, the villa’s spacious living areas are warm and welcoming and flow out onto private terraces’ breathtaking views. A fully-equipped kitchen is ideal for holiday dining, while the three elegantly-furnished en suite bedrooms are comfortably chic. A wooden deck and infinity swimming pool are perfect for chilling out on hot summer days.

Just five minutes’ drive from the centre of Knysna and at the heart of a wealth of activities and sights, the villa is perfectly located for a peaceful retreat, a family vacation or an adventure-packed holiday. Visit Knysna’s quaint waterfront with its seafood taverns, cool cafés and funky bars or enjoy long walks or family fun on the beautiful beaches. Explore the lagoon on one of the villa’s private canoes or head for one of the 5-star golf courses: the hosts at Knysna Heights Villa will be happy to arrange everything for you.

Fact File

Beds 3
Showers 3
People 6
Location Knysna
Pool Yes
  • Ocean Views
  • Mountain Views
Service Housekeeper off-site, servicing daily
Property Type Villa
Ideal For
  • Family
  • Families with toddlers
  • Families with young children
  • Families with teens
  • Groups of friends
  • Extended Families


  • Spectacular views of Knysna Lagoon & the Heads
  • Perfect for multi-generational groups
  • Rim-flow pool & wooden sundeck
  • Fully-catered or self-catering


Style & Décor

Designed to maximise its outstanding location, Knysna Heights is a modern villa with breathtaking views of the Knysna Lagoon and the open Indian ocean beyond The Heads. Smooth parquet flooring and plush furnishings in neutral and earthy tones add to the comfortable atmosphere. Spacious, open-plan living spaces connect with the outdoors via large sliding doors and flow out onto private terraces, including an outside entertainment area and a rim-flow swimming pool.


A 5-hour scenic drive from Cape Town, the town of Knysna lies at the centre of the Garden Route, a beautiful coastal region set on the Southern Cape coast. Famous for the fynbos heathlands and forests that cover its mountains as well as its white-sand beaches, the Garden Route is as popular with families as it is with outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-sport lovers.

Surrounded by lush forests and with a backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, the town of Knysna is situated on a 21-hectare tidal lagoon and is protected from the sea by gigantic sandstone cliffs called The Heads.

Bustling during holiday season, overflowing during the annual Oyster Festival and pleasantly quiet in winter, this coastal town features a convenient waterfront with many restaurants, boutiques, cosy coffee shops and seafood taverns. Beer enthusiasts can enjoy micro-brews at the local Mitchell’s Brewery while golfers will be pleased to find a choice of superb golf courses around Knysna.


Knysna Heights Villa is ideal for families with children and groups of friends who want a comfortable, home-away-from-home ambience. This exclusive-use accommodation is highly recommended for travellers on a self-drive Garden Route holiday.

Best time to visit

With a year-round temperate climate that is perfect for outdoor living, the Garden Route’s summer months (November to April) see long sunny days, although rain can be expected at any time of year. Popular beaches are very busy during the Christmas holiday season: if you want a crowd-free holiday with good beach weather, the best time to visit Knysna is between February and April.

The May-to-October winters are cooler and wetter but bring their own rewards: the Knysna Festival - a fantastic combination of sporting events, food and music - is held in July while whale watching can be enjoyed in the August to November spring months.


The modern kitchen is centrally located on the second floor and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art appliances including an oven and hob, microwave oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. It is fully-stocked with complimentary beverages for your arrival.

  • Electric oven & stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave oven
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fully-equipped & serviced kitchen

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is elegantly furnished with plush cream carpets and a king-sized bed. Situated on the upper level, large windows and private terrace offer magnificent views over the Knysna Lagoon while a quiet reading corner is the perfect place to relax with a book or Kindle.

  • En suite bathroom
  • King-sized bed
  • Twin beds
  • Satellite television
  • Dressing room
  • Private patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Cupboard space
  • Safe
  • Dressing or work table
  • Underfloor heating

Guest Bedrooms

Two further en suite bedrooms lie on the second level of the house and are comfortably furnished with king-sized beds (twins on request). Both rooms are set beneath the lush canopy of the indigenous forest and feature reach-out-and-touch-it views of the forest and its birdlife. Look out for a colourful loerie, the town’s signature bird.


Spacious en suite bathrooms accompany each room and feature sleek walk-in showers, large bathtubs and double vanities. Marble tiles in natural hues, sheet glass and dark wood finishes create stylish appeal.          

Living & Dining Area     

Showcasing the villa’s breathtaking second-floor views, the open-plan living areas are spacious, comfortably furnished and flow out onto covered private terraces. Large leather sofas have been placed to take in the views across the bay and the elegant 8-seater dining table is perfect for family reunions. The villa’s second lounge has comfy couches and a cosy fireplace where you can relax and enjoy movies on a large plasma-screen television. On warm evenings, enjoy drinks outside on the terrace and watch sunset over the ocean.

  • Dining table & chairs
  • Fireplace
  • Satellite television

Outside Area

The villa’s split-level configuration creates private terraces on each level that command beautiful views. A small wooden deck surrounds a sparkling infinity pool: its elegant sun loungers beckon sun-worshippers, a poolside barbeque promises alfresco dining South-African style. 

General Facilities

  • Guest toilet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Underfloor heating
  • Security system
  • Wood BBQ
  • Board games

Rates are based on per unit night basis

  • dates rates from
  • 16 Jan 17 - 31 May 17 $485
  • 1 Jun 17 - 31 Aug 17 $495
  • 1 Sep 17 - 19 Dec 17 $645
  • 20 Dec 17 - 15 Jan 18 $720
  • 16 Jan 18 - 31 May 18 $645
  • 1 Jun 18 - 31 Aug 18 $525
  • 1 Sep 18 - 19 Dec 18 $680
  • 20 Dec 18 - 15 Jan 19 $755
  • 16 Jan 19 - 31 May 19 $680

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Our rates are per unit unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
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