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Knysna Heights is a luxurious three-level house situated on a ridge above the picturesque town of Knysna, South Africa’s premier holiday destination. This unique property (completed 2007) is suspended over the indigenous forest with stunning views to the famous Knysna Heads. Over-sized front doors open into a large entrance hall leading to the spacious open-plan living area. This level contains the fully equipped modern kitchen with granite surfaces, microwave, electric oven and hob, washing machine and dishwasher; the family room with comfortable sofas, open fire place, large LCD screen, satellite TV, Bose Home Entertainment system with CD and DVD, books/board games; the dining room with table for 8 and a spacious lounge area overlooking the lagoon. The living areas are connected by beautiful stained wooden floors with stunning views through the wrap-around glass doors and from the entertainment decks that surround the house on every side. A small infinity pool overlooks the forest.
Golf: The Garden Route is a very popular golf destination with world class courses adorning dramatic cliff tops and scenic countryside. Knysna is extremely well positioned, making it feasible to play a different course every day of the week!
We can arrange discounted green fees at two championship courses in Knysna – Pezula, a magnificent course situated on the Eastern Head overlooking the Indian Ocean and Simola, a Jack Nicklaus signature course in the undulating hills behind the town, with more, spectacular vistas. Pezula and Simola are both listed in Compleat Golfer’s Twenty Most Beautiful Courses in SA.
Other courses in the area include the Knysna Golf Course, the Fancourt County Club, the George Golf Course, Oubaai (Ernie Els’s first signature course) and the Plettenberg Bay Country Club.
Smoking: We ask you to respect our request that nobody should smoke inside the house. Ashtrays are provided but please use the balconies.
The Villa contains 3 en-suite king-size bedrooms, with options for single bed conversions if required. All bedrooms have under-carpet heating and the Master suite, with its greater exposure to the sun, is provided with air conditioning.
The master suite is situated on the top floor with stunning views, a reading corner and a large balcony overlooking the lagoon and forest. It has an independent satellite TV system which can also access DVDs from the main TV area. The large en-suite bathroom has twin basins and separate bath and shower enclosure.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 are located on the lower floor and these spacious rooms offer intimate views of the indigenous forest and bird life. Bathroom 2 has a shower enclosure which overlooks the forest and the lagoon whereas bathroom 3 has a bath.
Music and radio from the centralised Bose Home entertainment system can be received and independently controlled in each bedroom. All bedrooms are equipped with a personal safe....moreless
The bathrooms are fully tiled and fitted to the highest specification. Towels are provided and small touches include bath products and hairdryers in all bathrooms....moreless
The house is on 3 levels, a strikingly original design, clad in glass, clinging to the side of a South-facing wooded slope with spectacular views over the Knysna Lagoon and the Heads. Balconies hang from all sides for maximum benefit from this outstanding location.
The middle level, with its beautiful polished wooden floors and open-plan design, has a sitting area, dining area, TV area and fully-equipped kitchen. The extensive East Balcony has a large teak table with 8 chairs for outside dining and a small infinity pool which overlooks the forest.
The furniture and decor are luxurious throughout, with a satellite TV entertainment centre and Bose sound system which delivers independently selectable stereo sound throughout the house.
A daily maid service is available and breakfast (or even a full catering service) can be provided at an additional charge.
The open-plan, multi-level design is not suitable for the elderly or small children. Smoking outside only....moreless
Peak 2014/15 Dec 20 - Jan 15, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer 2015 Jan 16 - May 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Winter 2015 Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer 2015 Sep 1 - Dec 19, 2015 3 night min stay
Peak 2015/16 Dec 20 - Jan 15, 2016 3 night min stay
Summer 2016 Jan 16 - May 31, 2016 3 night min stay
Winter 2016 Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage DepositZAR5,000
Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion depending on the number of guests and length of stay.
A luxury fully-catered package is available, which includes Breakfast, a daily maid/cleaning service and complementary wine, beer and local soft drinks. This can be arranged at the time of booking.
A 50% deposit is required to secure the booking, with the balance due on arrival. The deposit is refundable for cancellation before 8 weeks (less 5% transaction fees) but no refund can be given for cancellation inside 4 weeks. Refunds between 8 weeks and 4 weeks out are at the discretion of the owner depending on being able to re-book the vacant days.
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Stay at our exclusive-use Knysna Heights Villa (part of award winning Kanonkop House) and play golf at reduced rates on local award-winning courses, canoe the beautiful waterways, make use of in-house bicycles for mountain biking and forest trails and the speed boat for sunset cruises and water-sports. Enjoy wonderful beaches for surfing and sunbathing, walking trails, sailing, fishing, shopping, sidewalk cafés and restaurants. Take a day trip to Oudtshoorn to visit the ostrich farms and Cango Caves or to Plettenberg Bay for whale watching. Visit the world’s largest free flight bird sanctuary in the indigenous forest, ride the elephants, walk the wild cats, jump from the world’s highest bungy or swing through the tree canopy of the Tsitsikamma Forest. Knysna and the surrounding area is an eco-wonderland for nature lovers and a playground for outdoor and adventure enthusiasts.
Knysna Heights Villa is ideally situated for day excursions of the beautiful Garden Route, a playful destination for a family holiday.
Your hosts, the Conyers family, will ensure that cultured sophisticates and active families alike select the perfect way to enjoy each day.