My wife and I would recommend 9 on Heron as a pleasant place to stay. Our room was quiet, clean and comfortable with an en suite bathroom and its own separate entrance. There was a kettle in the room to make tea or coffee and a covered outdoor sitting area with a table looking out on lush vegetation frequented by numerous birds (ibises could be heard calling from nearby trees). Security did not appear to be a big issue in the surrounding residential area, but for added reassurance access to the property is secured by an electric gate. The owners, Margo and Agnieszka, made us very welcome, offering us a cup of tea on arrival and some homemade banana cake when we left. They took time to answer our questions about local visitor attractions and answer our questions on South Africa in general. Very nice people who clearly enjoy looking after their guests, making them feel at home and helping them to make the most of their stay. They also provide a very good breakfast!
- 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