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Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 10, 2013

My Wife and I stayed at Villa Afrikana during our December Holiday! The entire experience was absolutely amazing! The service was absolutely fantastic, we felt like royalty! We visited four (5star) establishments during our holiday in the garden route and this was by far the best! Thank you so much Ross & Bianca

Andries & Angelique v Wyk ( Pretoria)

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

The place is stunning, attention to detail faultless, superb views, great breakfast anything you could possibly want provided. The staff have all worked there since opening and some of the happiest staff we encountered across South Africa, which just toped off the fabulous stay. Ross and Bianca are the most delightful hosts and so helpful. Highly recommended. If I could have asked for 1 extra thing it would have been underfloor heating! We had a couple of rainy cold days and with the tiled floor it felt quite cold, but this is so minor in comparison to the whole fantastic experience!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is the most expensive guest house that we have stayed in during two visits to South Africa but you get what you pay for. What sets this establishment apart from the others is the level of service that you receive, which is outstanding - more like a 5 star hotel than a guest house. Breakfast can be taken on your own balcony and is ordered by leaving a tick-card outside your room the previous evening, selecting a half hour time slot for delivery. The choice is huge and the quality is excellent - the fresh fruit platter must have had about 10 different fruits and the presentation was superb. Our car was washed as a courtesy during our stay and luggage is delivered to your room so no hauling heavy suitcases around. The property itself is immaculate and furnished to a very high standard. We stayed here for 2 of our 7 nights in Knysna and it was certainly a special treat to have this as one of our stopovers on our trip.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pengaman
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2013

Dear Pengman,

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are delighted to read your great comments and favourable comparisons. We are looking forward to welcoming you again at Villa Afrikana during your next visit to the country.

“Until we meet again”, Greetings from “Paradise”
Ross, Bianca, Steven, Beauty, Tracy, Thoko, Constance, Lovemore, Sindy and Zandi

We at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

The place and the hosts gave us all we could wish for and so much we did not even know we wanted. In addition to the stunning view, the beautiful rooms, the best breakfast service ever and the so helpful and friendly hosts and staff, we really appreciated the details for extra comfort; the welcome wine in the room, the beautifully twice-day-cleaned rooms, the wonderful beach/shopping bags to use during the stay, the artful compositions of the good-night-sweets by and on the beds, etc. Thank you, Ross and Bianca!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Owner's and Spitskop suites and they were both amazing with undisturbed views o...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2013

Kara Fur Lena and Family,

Tusen tack for writing such a great review, we are so pleased you and your family enjoyed all we had to offer and more. We are looking forward to welcoming you again at Villa Afrikana next year.

Hälsningar fran “Paradiset” “Tills vi möts igen”,
Ross, Bianca, Steven, Beauty, Tracy, Thoko, Constance, Lovemore, Sindy and Zandi

We at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

This Hotel is different to any other. Attention to detail is second to none. The Warm welcome from the owners, friendly helpfull staff and very good value for the standard of service that they provide. Outstanding Breakfast and beautifull Location.

I cant wait to go back and certainly recommend you stay here is simply fantastic

Room Tip: Ahhhhh I cant remember the name of our suite but it started with a N and when you open the pation do...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2013

Dear Grace B,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We revel at your comments about our attentive staff and services.

“Until we meet again”, greetings from “Paradise”
Ross, Bianca, Steven, Beauty, Tracy, Thoko, Constance, Lovemore, Sindy and Zandi

We at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.

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Reviewed December 25, 2012

Rarely does a hotel succeed in ticking so many boxes it gives us great pleasure to say. Here is a hotel which has considered all the best qualities of their competitors, kept standards high, thrown in the personal and very genuine home owner welcome and holds up the bar for others to try and reach.

There are little touches to admire - everywhere. Tick box style breakfast of the very highest standard, a team of some of the friendliest staff you'll ever meet and well maintained, modern, stylish rooms.

Ross and Bianca should be very proud of themselves indeed. We'll be recommending this hotel to all and it certainly stood out as one of the best hotels we've visited on our trip. Don't hesitate in booking this great little five star bundle of joy.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2013

Dear stuross300,

Likewise, it gives us as much pleasure and pride in reading what a wonderful experience you had while staying at Villa Afrikana as we enjoyed pleasing you “our guest”.

Thank you “Until we meet again”, greetings from “Paradise”
Ross, Bianca, Steven, Beauty, Tracy, Thoko, Constance, Lovemore, Sindy and Zandi

We at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Ross and Bianca are delightful hosts. Bianca was there waiting to greet us and before we knew it a glass of wine and beer were there along with tasty chocolate strawberries. Bianca advised us of restaurants to visit and places to go. We stayed in |The Owners Suite. Huge balcony where we breakfasted every morning looking over the bay to Knysna Heads. The breakfast was huge. 10 fruits on the fruit platter and eggs bacon sausage mushrooms etc set us up for the rest of the day. The staff were so polite and eager to please. They couldn't do enough to make our stay as pleasant as could be. Our car was even washed for us on our morning of departure. I would definately recommend Villa Afrikana. Well done to Ross and Bianca and the staff of course.

Room Tip: stayed in the owners suite. huge balcony, excellent view, own staircase and beautifully decorated
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2013

Dear mossy10,

Thank you for the great comments and thank you for sharing some but not all of our little surprises. We will be delighted to convey your satisfaction to our pleasing and hard working staff.

“Until we meet again”, greetings from “Paradise”
Ross, Bianca, Steven, Beauty, Tracy, Thoko, Constance, Lovemore, Sindy and Zandi

We at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.

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Additional Information about Villa Afrikana Guest Suites

Address: 13 Watsonia Street | Paradise, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#1 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
#2 Family Hotel in Knysna
Price Range: $191 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Afrikana Guest Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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