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Villa Afrikana Guest Suites

13 Watsonia Street Paradise, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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#1 of 32 hotels in Knysna
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"Space-Exclusivity & Style" Situated in the heart of the Garden Route; home to Pezula Golf Estate, Simola Golf Estate and Knysna Golf Club. 5* graded Villa Afrikana is perched high above the town of Knysna, on a hill fittingly called "Paradise" overlooking the world acclaimed Knysna Heads and lagoon. THE VILLA With its summery, gleaming white, the geometric architecture of Villa Afrikana is already quite a sight. The stylish interior is just as defined in the same perfect white. A modern, unpretentious interior gives the compact Villa Afrikana a surprisingly open feel to its rooms. Look out for the eye-catching artworks and cleverly placed objects. The attractive style encompasses a total of 6 suites in this 5* Guest House / Bed & Breakfast on the Garden Route. Facilities & Services: • Indoor Guest Lounge with fire place and Library and Reading Room • Outdoor Guest Lounge with main deck overlooking the pool and lagoon. • Salt Water Swimming pool with sun deck (unattended) • On-site secure parking • Laundry Service • Porterage • Complimentary Wireless Connectivity • Complimentary Room Service • Complimentary, satellite TV channels to include international news, sport, movies and documentaries channels in addition to local terrestrial channels • In-suite Light Meals & Beverage selections • Complimentary Room Service Breakfast served in the privacy of your suite • Concierge Desk operated by your Hosts, to assist with private arrangements and provide local knowledge for: Dinner at several very good restaurants, Local Taxis, Transfers & Car Rentals, Attractions We regret to inform that: • Due to uneven terrain, Villa Afrikana is not suitable for physically challenged Guests • Complying with the law, smoking is only permitted in the balconies and outdoor public spaces. THE SUITES The suites are wonderfully roomy and all have a fantastic view over the lagoon of Knysna. Each also features a comfortably furnished and also very spacious luxury bathroom in cutting design with under-floor heating and double washbasin. You'll be sleeping in a comfortable extra length king size double beds, all fitted with quality bedclothes and feather comforters and pillows. All suites of this Guest House / Bed & Breakfast have a high definition LCD 32" TV Set complete with an array of Satellite Channels and DVD player as well as tea and coffee makers. To add, the suites hold further surprises, such as a private balcony/terrace and some even a hydro massage tub for instance. Personalized Bathroom Amenities, Hair Dryers, Bathrobes and Electronic Safes are also provided for each suite for your enjoyment and comfort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Tennis court offsite
Car hire
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Currency exchange
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Seating area
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
DVD / CD player
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Italian
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This as our 3rd visit to Villa Afrikana, situated in the Knynsa suburb of Paradise, and Villa Afrikana is truly indeed paradise. Ross and Bianca the Owners together with their superb staff ensure that the guests are given their full attention with no request too small to respond to. All the rooms are above superb and we can't wait to stay with them again.
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Response from Bianca Giunti-Ackernann, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
Responded Apr 7, 2020
Dear Marilyn, Thank you for your kind comments, stay well and looking forward to welcome you back next year. Regards Ross & Bianca
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Due to our booked hotel making a mistake with our own booking we were left to find accommodation in Knsyna at short notice for one night. We looked online and were lucky to come across Villa Afikana with availability, with such good reviews we booked one of their suites as part of our honeymoon garden route trip. This turned out to be our best accomodation of the trip, it was just a pity we had prebooked other places to stay and couldn't stay longer. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special and important. Shortly after we arrived in the room they knocked our door with a complimentary bottle of bubbly and chocolate covered strawberries for our honeymoon, taking into account our short stay this was a wonderful gesture. While we were sipping the bubbly taking in the unbelievable views on our balcony we noticed that our hired car which just came off a game reserve was getting washed by the staff, unbelievable service! The staff arranged taxis for our evening meal out but before that the hotel has a complimentary bar and serves very good wine during this hour, fantastic. The next morning you have the option of having your breakfast in your room to take in the breathtaking views of the lagoon while eating a 5 star breakfast. When we checked out I left my mobile phone charger behind, they promptly contacted me and I was able to return and collect it. In summary the Villa Afrikana deserves all the praise and accolades it has coming to it, I just wish TripAdvisor would allow me to rate it an extra score as it's the best service I have ever received from a hotel. I know we found you as a result of another hotels mistake but in future we will being staying longer when we return to Knsyna. Keep up the good work
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A great, small boutique hotel, where hosts indulge you in a warm, luxurious feeling of relaxation. The staff is amazingly kind, helpful and you can always chose to have breakfast downstairs or on the balcony or terrace of your own clean and well equipped room with great views on the Knysna Lagoon and the Knysna Heads. Decoration absolutely completes your African journey with modern, fine pieces of art and book where you instantly feel at home.
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From the moment we arrive to when we left we were beautifully looked after by everyone at Afrikana. Lovely views of the heads and easy access to local attractions.Good local restaurants with Africana arranging bookings and transport making it all very easy.
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We just love coming back here. Ross & Bianca have made a beautiful hotel here with delightful staff. The attention to detail is outstanding, likes and dislikes are remembered from year to year which really makes a difference. We always have to have a week here when in South Africa. Love it.
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$101 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Nearby attractions include Featherbed Nature Reserve (0.6 miles), Garden Route Export House (0.4 miles), and The Wool Shop (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kilzer's Kitchen, Cruise Cafe, and Muse Fusion Food.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Villa Afrikana Guest Suites located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Knysna.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (1.1 miles).