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

Super luxurious, stylish guesthouse with a great view of Knysna lagoon. Very warm welcome by the hosts and their staff. Delicious, freshly cooked breakfast. It's just a pity that we had only one night there.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gabriela S
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2013

Dear GabrielaS
Thank you for your short and sweet review, we are looking forward to have you staying here with us again for longer in the near future.

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

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 November 26, 2013

The three nights were wonderful. Ross, Bianca and their staff have done everything to make you feel at home. Very elegant Hotel with a beatiful view on Knysna. Ross has given excellent tips to explore the suroundings as well as for Restaurants.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Peter L
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2013

Dear Peter L
Thank you for the wonderful review. We pride and thrive in our meticulous attention to details, unpretentious ambiance and the exceptional level of service, equally and evenly provided by our wonderful staff day after day.

We are looking forward to reserve “Your Place in Paradise” in the near future

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

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 November 24, 2013

Spent 3 nights at the Villa Afikana-Rossano and Bianca have got the guest experience perfect.Great views/delightful and charming staff /great breakfasts and charming interactions with both Rossano and Bianca who have used their previous experiences in the hospitality industry to create a relaxing but pampered experience in their lovely villa.Located on a hill overlooking Knysna Bay but only 10 mins by car to the waterfront and locality.cannot praise the quality of the experience highly enough-go if you want to be spoilt!!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Andy021
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2013

Andy021

Thank you for the prefect review and charming comments about us, our staff, the Villa Afrikana and its services.

We are looking forward to welcome you again in the near future.

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

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 November 17, 2013

All we can do is reinforce the deservedly super-positive feedback you'll read elsewhere. Yes, attention to detail, yes superb styling in all areas we saw, but mostly, what fantastic staff Ross and Bianca have and how brilliantly they exceed what is asked of them! Ross's tips on where to go, both daytime and evening were spot-on, yet the light meals available at Villa Afrikana are super-quality too, if like us, you just feel like an evening basking in some quiet luxury now and again. I cannot imagine anyone in Knysna or for miles around can beat Villa Afrikana.

Room Tip: Try to get the top room. We were on the terrace level, which was perfectly fine, but if you hate an...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Graham O
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Dear Graham O

Thank you for your super-positive review, we are delighted to hear we live up to expectations. We pride and thrive in our meticulous attention to details and exceptional level of service.

We are looking forward to reserve “Your Place in Paradise” in the near future

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

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 November 16, 2013

A lovely looking hotel with very nice staff.
We were told all rooms had balconies, but when we arrived we found we had the only room without one. Also we found there was quite a lot of noise from the room above.
Apart from that, the hotel is within walking distance of Knysna town centre, has secure car parking and excellent breakfasts.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a room with a balcony.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Garry G
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2014

Dear Garry G

Thank you for the lovely review, we are so proud of our breakfast.

We are sorry to hear that you were led to believe that your room would have had a balcony. As you did not correspond directly with us for your booking we have been in touch with your travel agent to ensure the information on hand is correct and make a repetition less likely in the future. We wished we knew then you had been misinformed, we would have loved the chance to make it better while you were here.

We are looking forward to welcome you again at Villa Afrikana on your next visit to South Africa.

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

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 November 14, 2013

We arrived to be greeted by Ross and Bianca like we part of the family. Nothing was too much trouble and all the staff were extremely helpful. Ross managed to sort out a Whale watching trip at short notice when the planned trip fell through due to unforeseen circumstances. Recommendations for local restaurants were laid out in a comprehensive book but if required both Ross and Bianca were only too happy to give their own personal ideas on any of the restaurants. I would recommend a visit to the Olive tree but only if you want a relaxed meal with excellent food.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tim H
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

Tim H

Thank you for the great review. As you know, you are now indeed a friend and family member of Villa Afrikana. We are looking forward to have here again in the near future.

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

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 November 12, 2013

If you are looking for accommodation in Knysna this is the only place to stay. From the moment you arrive you are made to feel welcome and your every need is catered for. The rooms are perfect, well appointed, great views and spotlessly clean. The staff are amazing- attentive but unobtrusive. There are many 5 star hotels that could learn from Villa Afrikana's attention to detail, staff training etc are all at the highest level. The little touches give this place the edge. I won't spoil it go there and experience for your self you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Rooms at the top have fantastic views and are more private
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ian D
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2013

Ian D

Thank you for the wonderful review. We pride and thrive in our meticulous attention to details, eagerness to please, unpretentious ambiance, magnificent views and the exceptional level of service, equally and evenly provided by our wonderful staff day after day.

We are looking forward to reserve “Your Place in Paradise” in the near future

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

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: $165 - $247 (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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