The Purple Heron is wonderful in every way – the location the hosts, the rooms, the wildlife and the breakfast! The guest house is in a perfect location to explore the Garden Route and is in a wonderful area to relax.
The river opposite is a haven for wildlife and Jenny is more than happy to provide you with copious amounts of knowledge on the birdlife.
The rooms are beautiful and provide you with everything you need during your stay. Jenny and Paul are extremely welcoming and provided us with so much advice during our stay.
The breakfast was delicious and the home baked bread a real plus – thanks Paul! I would 100% stay here again and recommend to any family or friends visiting the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Purple Heron Guest House is a luxury accommodation establishment, situated in an urban nature conservancy on the banks of the Swartvlei River. The area abounds with bird life and the river offers water activities such as safe swimming and canoeing. The beautiful surrounds offer a feast of outdoor activities - bird watching, walking, hiking, cycling and lazing on the beach. Sedgefield is also one of the top paragliding areas in South Africa. Numerous excellent restaurants can be found close by and popular attractions such as Knysna, Plett, Oudtshoorn, Mossel Bay, Wilderness and George are all an easy drive away. The world famous Wild Oats Farmers' Market held every Saturday morning is a must and attending the annual "Slow Town" Festival held in April every year is highly recommended.At Purple Heron Guest House, our beds ensure an excellent night's sleep and our breakfasts send you out ready to enjoy a truly enjoyable day here on the truly beautiful Garden Route.Egret, a double room downstairs, is wheel chair accessible as are all the public rooms downstairs. The bathroom is suitable for visitors needing some adaption or who have someone to assist them. ... more less
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