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Under Milkwood Chalets
Ranked #3 of 101 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
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Charleston, South Carolina
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85 reviews
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“Rustic luxury is found”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

A mix of wooden chalets on the lagoon of Knysna is the perfect setting for a vacation...and Under Milkwood is just that! The chalets are stunning and filled with high end cookware from Le Creuset and tasteful furniture that complements the setting. The views are unbeatable and the overall vibe is just lovely. The staff could not be better and was able to attend to special requests and questions that I had with no problem. I was traveling solo so ended up dining out more than enjoying that great kitchen and braai outside....it would be perfect for someone staying longer or a group of friends or family to enjoy. Highly recommend Under Milkwood and Knysna in general as a stop on the Garden Route.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed in two hillside cottages with 2 other couples for the weekend. The cottages are log cabins, built into the slope among ancient milk wood trees with the most incredible views of the Knysna estuary. Every cabin has what seems to be the full range of Le Creusset cookware, a treat to cook with. We found the staff incredibly helpful with supplying extra candles and providing different pillows to suit different needs. Having the place serviced every day is fantastic. New braai wood is supplied each day,essential for the average South Afrcian Braaier. A five minute walk down the road brings you to the heads where there is a deck where we had a very pleasant sundowner picnic. There are also two restuarants. Our stay was a memorable one and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Visiting from the Uk we spent two glorious nights at this location. Top notch chalets. Crisp white linen and Le Creuset kitchenware. Could not have wished for better. Service was discreet as well as 5 star, no request was too much trouble. The views overlooking the river mouth were breath taking, what a way to wake up....your own private balcony sipping your morning tea....now that what I call relaxing. You felt you were in your very own tree house. 5 thumbs up. Thank you! Highly recommend this to anyone that is looking for a beautiful getaway. Janet Stanborough

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We enjoyed a weekend at the stunning resort Under Milkwood in Knysna. A beautiful logwood cabin with a deck overlooking the picturesque Knysna lagoon and fully appointed luxury unit enabled us to enjoy an idyllic time with exquisite sunset views. The units were cleaned daily and we had fresh wood delivered to our braai every day. What a fantastic holiday to remember! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Breath-taking views right across the Knysna Lagoon from the braai/balcony area and even from the bedroom of our tree-house cabin!

Stylishly and thoughtfully equipped with every utensil you need and backed up by 24/7 friendly service for whom nothing seemed too much of a problem.

Superb touches like constantly replenished firewood and 2 sets of Le Crueset everything including 2 coffee plungers (!)

A holiday is all about the atmosphere - Under Milkwood makes for a truly dream-like experience which I do not believe is matched anywhere on the Garden Route.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Lovely, peaceful lodges situated in quiet backwater. The lagoon is so pretty, very safe for children. . Place to sit by the water with sun loungers, tables and chairs. Just a trip down the road and 2 great restaurants
Really nice breakfast available at a reasonable price. If we return to Kysner sometime, Under Milkwood would be a choice again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful family holiday we had with our 2 kids! The lagoon is so beautiful and ideal for swimming and kayaking/canoeing! The location of this self catering lodge is simply idyllic, just a few steps from your door and you are on the sand! A very memorable time had snorkeling and seeing some amazing sea- and lagoon life! 5 days too short! We are going back this year (2013). See you there!

  • Stayed April 2012
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Property: Under Milkwood Chalets
Address: 13 George Rex Drive | The Heads, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 101 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Under Milkwood Chalets 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the tidal shores of the famous Knysna Lagoon, lies a collection of 16 self-catering timber chalets, nestled amongst leafy vegetation and indigenous Milkwood trees. The tranquil setting offers guests a haven of leisure and comfort. It is the only resort at the world-renowned Knysna Heads to have direct access to the beach, which is framed by the Featherbed Nature Reserve and the majestic Outeniqua Mountains on the far horizon. Perhaps while relaxing on your patio, you will even catch a glimpse of one of South Africa's most striking birds, the scarlet-winged Knysna Loerie. ... more   less 
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