Our overall experience was terrific, helped by our hosts Stella and Richard who were superb, and our enjoyement was their first priority. The staff also enhanced our 5 day stay, always willing to help and assist. Our Rooms "Poolside and The Shed were wonderful, noted by the cleanliness, and authenticity of the Decor. Clearly put together to show the the feeling and warmth of South Africa. The gardens, views and ambience of Narnia allowed us to relax and completely "chill out". Self-Catering was easy and with use of the Brai, outside eating became a pleasure.
If there was a downside, and it was only minor, it was distance from Knysna, not far, but we required the car. However this was compensated by Richard's invite to Simola Golf Club. I've played all over the world but Simola is in my "Top Ten".
Overall a Wonderful Holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Narnia Guest House provides affordable bed and breakfast accommodation and self-catering accommodation in Knysna. Situated on top of a hill, we surrounded by majestic views of the Knysna Heads (famous entrance to the sea), Knysna lagoon, the Knysna river and the Garden Route's Outeniqua mountains, this stone and timber guest house nestles in an acre of award winning gardens, visited by 180 species of bird and small wildlife such as bush buck, lynx, monkeys and bushpig.You would be hard pressed to find a better location to stay. Just 2 kms from the town of Knysna with its fabulous shops and restaurants, beaches within 10 kms, forest walks closeby, Plettenberg Bay 30 kms away and both the Tsitsikamma National Park and Oudtshoorn easy day trips.The Guest House is eclectic and intriguing with a mix of building materials, most of which were found on site. The salt water pool is a delight in summer and boasts a view of the mountains very difficult to beat. Geyser water is solar heated, the owners collect glass and tin to recycle, the gardens are watered from dams and are fed with worm farmed compost and an organic veggie garden supplies whoever needs what is being picked on the day.This is a place looked after, with love, by staff who have worked here for over 15 years and looked after guests for 12. Bed and Breakfast guests are treated to a fun drum call by Nomic. Mavis and Natalie make sure your room is spotless and your flowers in the bathroom fresh. ... more less