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Villa Afrikana Guest Suites

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13 Watsonia Street | Paradise, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband had the most romantic honeymoon at elephant hide knysna. The people there were so friendly, helpful and organised. They have the most amazing view and cottages. It has that safari feel to it. Thanks to Rayn and his staff for making us feel special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great place......very lovely and friendly hosts. Great rooms and views and very nice breakfast. Host provided plenty of local knowledge to help us plan our days well without wasting any extra time driving.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We arrived after a longer than expected drive from Franschhoek and this establishment was just what we needed - the building itself is perfectly fitted to the hillside, the decorations in the common rooms welcoming and crisp, and our room took our breath away with its clean modern look including double glass doors floor to ceiling opening up to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Rossano and Bianca have done a remarkable job of building a fascinating yet very useable structure on a irregular lot. Lot of imagination, inventiveness and hard work went into that construction. They have topped that of with running a very welcoming and top establishment. Rosin's time spent on top tier cruise ships including the Paul Gauguin in the South Pacific... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stayed with my wife in the Owners Suite... Great room, fantastic balcony with good views and very attentive service. This is truly a five star property, the only thing that could have been better would have been an air conditioning/heating unit. It had all the attributes of a five star property, incl hot towels on arrival, didn't have to touch... More 

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Marly-le-Roi, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very warm welcome from Rossano and staff. Nice touch on arrival with a glass of Port wine. Beautiful home, very modern and nicely furnished. View from balcony on the lagoon just grandiose. Breakfast was classic but simply perfect. Too bad that the weather did not allow us to make good use of the pool. This place deserves a 5 star... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

After hiking in the hot, sunny mountains of the Klein Karoo, we came to Villa Afrikana and were blown away by the incredible property. We had a room on the top floor facing the estuary with full glass walls facing the water. Our room was decorated in minimal spa-like fashion with up-scale bath accessories and a well-stock tea/coffee making tray.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

From the moment my wife and I arrived we felt at home. This is such an amazing place. Very friendly people, amazing breakfast, stunning views. When in Knysna there's only one place that I would stay...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There is little to add that hasn't already been said. The hospitality on offer at Villa Africana is second to none, you really feel like royalty from the greeting at morning breakfast to being welcomed home after an evening out. Add to that the amazing views and thoughtful touches such as the beach bag complete with beach towels as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stayed at Villa Afrikana for 2 nights during a 7 night tour of the Garden Route. The room and bathroom was beautiful and very clean with a spectacular view over the lagoon and Heads. We booked a bottle of sparking wine for our arrival and that was delivered with some chocolate dipped strawberries as soon as we arrived -... More 

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