The room itself was very good with high quality of furniture and bedding. However, it was too hot at night and without AC; the ceiling fan was set at very low speed and could not be increased. There was no outlook from any of the bedrooms - only onto the pool. 2006 summer prices have now increased from 400 Rand to 450 Rand per person which is too high for the non-lagoon view location. While we were there we checked out other guest houses on Leisure Isle and this was definitely too expensive. We would recommend Amanzi Island Lodge for virtually the same price but wonderful lagoon views and great rooms (we had a tour round) or somewhat dearer is Isola Bella Guest House. Oh yes, the breakfast - unless you insist otherwise you will receive a 'gourmet' cooked breakfast which consists of an egg (they decide if boiled, poached or scrambled) on other ingredients in a gourmet 'stacked' fashion. Perhaps it is this gourmet egg that justifies the high price of this establishment! Overall, Leisure Isle is a great choice when staying in the wonderful Knysna; and African Breeze would be fine if priced at, say, 350 Rand per person. But don't miss other options with a view. You may well like it - the rooms are fine and the hosts great. If you prefer the buzz of the harbour area in Knysna don't stay at the Protea Hotel(grossly overpriced) stay at the Knysna Quay Apartments - We paid about 300 Rand each for a wonderful apartment overlooking the harbour where the yachts come through - it was really fantastic value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This gracious home is the perfect base for travellers visiting the beautiful town of Knysna - Heart of the Garden Route in South Africa. Experience Leisure Isle lifestyle the African Breeze Guest House way! We invite you to explore the beauty of this exclusive island in contemporary accommodation and beautiful surroundings of the African Breeze Guesthouse. We offer all the latest amenities you would expect of a 5 Star guest house including DSTV and WIFI. All rooms provide en-suite bathrooms with separate entrances and views of the garden & swimming pool areas.Whether you have come to Knysna for a well-earned break, are sports or nature lovers or have come for a romantic weekend, you will find activities to suit everyone. For the energetic we provide bicycles to explore the island in a unique way. For the water lovers we are within 50 meters to the Knysna Lagoon... so convenient for bathing or exploring the lagoon on our canoe or you can just simply soak up the sun on a white sandy beach or around our lovely pool. Explore, eat and enjoy all that Knysna and the surrounding areas offer. Activities include whale and dolphin watching, hiking and mountain biking through the famous Knysna forests, fishing, sailing and diving, golfing at one of the many world class golf courses, day trips to various game and theme parks, bird watching and a lot more. Knysna also boasts an extensive choice of restaurants and is famous for its oysters and seafood. ... more less
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