We stayed at Villa Afrikana for 2 nights on a stopover driving along the garden route. We obviously picked this place based on the reviews on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed! Arrival was smooth and we parked our car outside and were greeted at the door by Bianca who is one of the owners together with Ross. She brought us around the Villa and then accompanied us to our Gouna suite and showed us where everything was. We were also offered a drink and we chose to have a glass of wine which they served with some strawberries to enjoy on our private balcony. All the rooms come with a private balcony and just vary in size but nearly all of them have views to The Heads. Rooms higher up of course have more privacy when you are sitting in your balcony. Bianca has great taste and so the bedrooms are done very tastefully in a modern contemporary style. It was nothing too Zen or minimalistic but just more modern with a touch of “Africa” here and there. The bathroom was humongous with double sinks and a bathtub along the window with views to The Heads. Shower cubicle was fitted with a “Rain Shower” and the plus point, you have floor heating if needed in the bathroom. They have an honesty bar downstairs so you just write down what you take and is really convenient if you want to have a night cap when you come back to the Villa after dinner. You get a breakfast card every night which you need to fill out with what you want to have and then hang it outside on your door. We picked to have breakfast downstairs in the big terrace the first day and in our private balcony the second. Both experiences were very good and the breakfast fresh and delicious. The service staff was always very friendly and tried to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. They had a little “home-made” guide book as to what to see around the area as well as restaurant recommendations. We followed their tip for dinner and both places we tried on the 2 nights were good. Overall Villa Afrikana offers a more homely and personal experience compared to big Hotel chains. The lovely couple live there and are there everyday looking after the guests and helping out with anything that you might need including going through the map to show you how to get to your destination. Thumbs up for Villa Afrikana!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Space-Exclusivity & Style" Situated in the heart of the Garden Route; home to Pezula Golf Estate, Simola Golf Estate and Knysna Golf Club. 5* graded Villa Afrikana is perched high above the town of Knysna, on a hill fittingly called "Paradise" overlooking the world acclaimed Knysna Heads and lagoon. THE VILLA With its summery, gleaming white, the geometric architecture of Villa Afrikana is already quite a sight. The stylish interior is just as defined in the same perfect white. A modern, unpretentious interior gives the compact Villa Afrikana a surprisingly open feel to its rooms. Look out for the eye-catching artworks and cleverly placed objects. The attractive style encompasses a total of 6 suites in this 5* Guest House / Bed & Breakfast on the Garden Route. Facilities & Services: • Indoor Guest Lounge with fire place and Library and Reading Room • Outdoor Guest Lounge with main deck overlooking the pool and lagoon. • Salt Water Swimming pool with sun deck (unattended) • On-site secure parking • Laundry Service • Porterage • Complimentary Wireless Connectivity • Complimentary Room Service • Complimentary, satellite TV channels to include international news, sport, movies and documentaries channels in addition to local terrestrial channels • In-suite Light Meals & Beverage selections • Complimentary Room Service Breakfast served in the privacy of your suite • Concierge Desk operated by your Hosts, to assist with private arrangements and provide local knowledge for: Dinner at several very good restaurants, Local Taxis, Transfers & Car Rentals, Attractions We regret to inform that: • Due to uneven terrain, Villa Afrikana is not suitable for physically challenged Guests • Complying with the law, smoking is only permitted in the balconies and outdoor public spaces. THE SUITES The suites are wonderfully roomy and all have a fantastic view over the lagoon of Knysna. Each also features a comfortably furnished and also very spacious luxury bathroom in cutting design with under-floor heating and double washbasin. You'll be sleeping in a comfortable extra length king size double beds, all fitted with quality bedclothes and feather comforters and pillows. All suites of this Guest House / Bed & Breakfast have a high definition LCD 32" TV Set complete with an array of Satellite Channels and DVD player as well as tea and coffee makers. To add, the suites hold further surprises, such as a private balcony/terrace and some even a hydro massage tub for instance. Personalized Bathroom Amenities, Hair Dryers, Bathrobes and Electronic Safes are also provided for each suite for your enjoyment and comfort. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Villa Afrikana Guest Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Afrikana Guest Hotel Knysna
- Hotel Afrikana