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Augusta Bay
5.0 of 5 Guest house   |   30 George Rex Drive | The Heads, Knysna 6571, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #51 of 102 Knysna B&B and Inns
Jesenik, Czech Republic
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35 hotel reviews
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“Simply: perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

A great stay, Staf is extremely helpfull and will guide you throw your stay with personal approach. Rooms where great and big and clean with sherry waiting for you. Location is very nice at The Heads - you can walk around romantic part of Knysna and there is restaurant 2 min walk, you can wath ships coming into the lagoon from it. There are also golf courses around and many tourist places. All very romantic.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We stayed over in Knysna for a couple of nights along our Garden Route journey in January 2012, and Augusta Bay made the experience amazing. We got upgraded to their suite, which was a large spacious room with 2 double beds and an amazing view of the bay.

The property is beautiful, and Monica was one of the most amazing hosts we have come across. She was very happy to give us suggestions, make bookings for us, and organize transport. There is a nice restaurant just across the road from Augusta Bay called Sirocco's, and the view is really nice.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

we spent a couple of nights at the Augusta. The rooms are large and the breakfast wonderful. Staff are knowledgeable and always ready to advise on a day's activities. A good, quiet spot at the Knysna heads, not too far from the town centre and the forest walks. You'll need a car around here though as it is outside of the town and away from restaurants but then you get the peace and quiet of the location, which is a huge bonus. A definite must is a trip to the Elephant Park where you can be up close and personal with the elephants. I last visited the Park in 2007 and met Shungu, a 2 month old Ellie born at the park. Shungu is now a healthy and determined 5 year old.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Booked 2 rooms for 2 couples as a stop over driving up,the garden route. Both rooms were huge and very comfortable. The staff were pleasant and professional. The breakfast a feast. This guest house is in a beautiful position at The Heads.

Room Tip: Belfry had a better view but Emerald was just as big and a bit cheaper.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Where can I start! Brilliant stay at Augusta, everything from the room with the amazing view to the brilliant breakfasts in the morning. It is a great place to stay to see Knysna and the surrounding area. The owner Monica is very kind lady who pays attention to everything and makes sure all her guests have a brilliant time. Monica got us a table last minute at a restaurant in Knysna and also organised for them to collect us from the guest house. She also dropped us off at a restaurant on our last night and made us a brilliant packed lunch to take with us the next day. Monica also treated us to a bottle of champagne for a special occasion we were celebrating. It really was a home away from home experience. Erina who works with Monica also was fantastic and waited for us to arrive on the first night (our flight was delayed), she also booked us into a great local restaurant for dinner. All in all, a fantastic experience and I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the Knysna area!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We were travelling from Natal to the Cape and stayed here for one night on the way down and then again on our return journey. Augusta Bay Guest House is well worth a visit, lots of golfing pictures around the place and a fantastic view from the bar. The suites were very spacious with a seating area and nicely decorated, the bathrooms again spacious and tastefully fitted out. Nice touch with the complimentary sherry and biscuits. Plenty to chose from for breakfast, you definately will not go away hungry. Fantastic views allbeit marred by the building works opposite (cannot fault Augusta Bay for that!!). The staff were very helpful and friendly and thank you Monica for checking out what roads were open or washed away with the rain for our return journey home.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

What a great spor! Fabulous view of the Western Head. Sitting almost on the Eastern Head. You can hear the waves crashing against the rock. The restaurant just steps away is word class.

The people who run the business are so accommodating and did everything to make our stay enjoyable.

Are car is a must.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Address: 30 George Rex Drive | The Heads, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Augusta Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Eastern Head in Knysna this 5 star guest house offers excellent service and hospitality, luxurious rooms with all the extras and comfort you can imagine, unequal views of the lagoon and the opportunity to play golf on their corporate membership at either Pezula or Simola. ... more   less 
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