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“Perfect Place - Up market standard” 5 of 5 stars
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Purple Heron Guest House
12 Charles Te Water Street, Sedgefield, Knysna, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Sedgefield B&B and Inns
Backnang, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Perfect Place - Up market standard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We where recommended by a friendly lady which we met in the Kruger NP. SHe was absolutely right. THe warm welcome, the clean and calm rooms with view over the riever. All the animals arround. Perfect place to stay. Thanks for the perfect welcome and the warm stay we have received. It was brilliant and the breakfast was delicious.

Thanks so much! J&C from Germany!

  • 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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Jenny M, Owner at Purple Heron Guest House, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you so much! We really enjoyed having you to stay. I hope that the rest of your trip was wonderful and that you come back to South Africa many times and maybe to Sedgefield again too.
Take care!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We stayed for a week with the perfect hosts. The rooms were spacious, clean and with beautiful views. And the breakfasts were truly delicious!
It is a perfect place to stay, in order to visit all the wonderful tourist attractions, such as the Cango Caves, Raptors, Wolf Sanctuary and Monkey Land.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Jenny M, Owner at Purple Heron Guest House, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. It was a great pleasure to have you and your wonderful girls to stay. It was great that you were able to go to and enjoy so many of the wonderful things we have to offer here on the Garden Route. Take care and come back soon!
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We stayed here for 6 days and we adored everything about it. The guest rooms are all en-suite with spacious bathrooms and are spotlessly clean. The beds are very comfortable with fluffy pillows. Waking up to the amazing river view in the morning with the birds singing outside just made everyday that much more special.

The guesthouse is perfectly located by the lagoon with peaceful views of mountain & river. A short walk away is the farmers' market which sells fresh oysters, bread and other local produce at the weekend.

The communal area at the guesthouse is spacious with an amazing front garden that the hosts sometimes have braais for the guests. There is also a front porch area that is great to sip tea in a glorious afternoon and watch the sun go down.

We very much enjoyed our time there and would recommend this to anyone travelling on the garden route.

  • Stayed July 2011, 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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Germany (English)
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Having been lucky enough to have visited South Africa three times the standard of accommodation, hospitality and food in general is just one of the many reasons to make us want to return again and again. We'd explored much of the Garden Route in 2008 but returned in April '12 to re-visit some parts and discover new. Sedgefield was a perfect stop over en-route from Addo Elephant Park. The Purple Heron is a modern house set in a lovely (Slow) town. The town's pledge can be seen at http://www.slowtown.co.za/ - worth a look.
Jenny and Paul's house faces onto a river setting (parking available) and offers outstanding rooms (ground floor room available too for those who cannot do stairs) all styled individually with superb attention to detail (candle and matches by the bath side). Breakfast is buffet style with hot food cooked to order, it was all excellent. If you fancy a quiet couple of days amidst a packed Garden Route schedule or a base from which to explore we cannot recommend The Purple Heron highly enough. Nature lovers or walkers can also enjoy the wildlife in the town's area.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Purple Heron is stunning and in an ideal location for trips up and down the Garden Route - we were en route from Addo to Cape Town. Its beautiful situation by the river is tranquil and restful. It is close to amenities and in easy reach of Knysna and other sites of local interest - if you feel the need to move. I travel a lot and cleanliness is my top priority - no complaints at all. The rooms were airy and bright, very comfortable beds and spotless, modern bathrooms. Breakfast was fabulous. We had dinner by prior arrangement - delicious. Jenny and Paul made us so welcome. I will definitely go back soon - to stay for longer.

Room Tip: All the rooms I saw were lovely but the river view is special.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

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.

Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Odiham, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for the second time in November along with some friends on their first visit to South Africa. The Purple Heron is an absolute stunning gem, and we plan to use it as a base for every Garden Route trip we do. The guest house is immaculately presented, the breakfasts are amazing, and Jenny and Paul really go out of their way to make guests feel welcome. We will be staying again in May, with different friends this time, and area really looking forward to our stay. We would recommend the Purple Heron 100%!!

Room Tip: If the Fish Eagle suite is available it's well worth paying the extra - it's a beautiful spa...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: 12 Charles Te Water Street, Sedgefield, Knysna, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna > Sedgefield
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Sedgefield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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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