We (a group of 6 friends) spent a night at 9 on Heron in November, on our way to walking the Otter Trail. Despite the brief stay-over our hosts Agnieszka and Margo treated us with the warmth and kindness one would normally associate with long-lost friends: they even made a few phone calls helping out with our Otter logistics, gave us tons of advice on what to do and where to eat in Knysna, let us store trail food in their fridge and just generally made us feel completely welcome and at home.
The rooms are very tastefully decorated and were super-quiet - all the greenery in the garden made the whole experience feel like a bit of a tropical retreat. As for the room costs: in my extensive travels in SA, this was the best value-for-money B&B by a mile. Can't recommend 9 on Heron highly enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 9 on Heron has become a popular choice with budget-conscious travelers. This cozy bed and breakfast is set in a quiet and secure area, surrounded by a lovely garden. The guest house is located 10 minutes drive from the centre of Knysna town and close to many restaurants and natural scenery. The positioning is good if you prefer a peaceful time, but like to be close to local attractions. The closest neighborhood restaurant is within 5 minutes walking distance. Parking is free of charge and located near the rooms. The property has a security gate and owners live on-site. The rooms are comfortably furnished, offering a en-suite private bathroom, outdoor patio, free wi-fi, local TV and a tea tray. Fridge facilities are available. A delicious full breakfast is served in the upstairs dining area and the friendly hosts will gladly offer their help with booking a restaurant etc. Guests are made to feel at home and supplied with a variety of updated local information to help them enjoy their stay Knysna. Nearest Airports: Cape Town - 6 Hrs drive. George - 60 min drive. Port Elizabeth - 3 Hrs drive ... more less