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Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Villa Afrikana was one of 7 places we stayed on our trip along the Garden Route and it was our favourite. Ross and Biance were perfect hosts, their property is lovely and Knysna was a fantastic place. We had an incredible view from our bedroom and a lovely breakfast outside in the morning. The room was incredibly well decorated, impeccably presented and spotlessly clean. Given we only had one day in Knysna (something we would change should we return) Bianca was quick to give us pointers on what to do. We visited The Heads, and also had lunch at The East Head Cafe (both great) followed by a couple of drinks around the pool in the sun. Dinner had been recommended (by Villa Afrikana) and booked at the Olive Tree which was also memorable. We would thoroughly recommend a stay here and will try and return as soon as we can. Thank you once again.

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

The Villa Afrikana is simply fantastic! Ross and Bianca, the owners and hosts, are informative and friendly and the staff are ever-present and exceptional. The rooms are beautiful and personal touches are carefully thought-out every evening. The breakfasts are the standout feature but there is nothing that my wife or I would change from our time there. If you are looking a romantic place to stay in Knysna, you should look no further. A perfect honeymoon location!

Room Tip: The higher the room the better the view
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

We have just spent 2 days at this beautiful place and the experience is one never to forget.

The Villa is superb and the hospitality of the hosts, Ross and Bianca is second to none.

A beautiful breakfast is served up either to your room or the scenic terrace.

Once again, thank you Ross and Bianca and we will see you next year!

Julia and Mike

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

We booked on the basis of the web site. It is clear, accurate and not over-stated. Go for it - you will not be disappointed with neither the accommodation not the hospitality. There is no need to say more, despite the requirement to use at least 200 characters. An unnecessary constraint!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Peter W
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

A great guesthouse to stay – the guesthouse have a beautiful view on the Knysna lagoon
Very friendly + helpful hospitality of the total team – Great place to stay!
We have just spent 2 nights at Villa Africana but our stay was unforgettable. I will certainly recommend this guesthouse to friends.
Ross/Bianca & team thanks.

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

Dear idf132948
Thank you for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure making your stay a truly unforgettable one. We are sorry we failed to meet your expectations 100% but looking forward to make it up to you upon your return next year as planned to enjoy more of the area and of Villa Afrikana.

“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 December 10, 2013

You will not be disappointed. The hotel is beautful, with great attention to detail. Even though it is full of beautiful objects it is not a museum but feels like a home and is very relaxing. Our hosts were very charming and their local knowledge made our stay even better than we had hoped. The views are great - breakfast on your own terrace and stare out - you will love it.

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

Dear Gourmand_diner
Thank you for the beautiful review and charming comments about us, our staff and our 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, 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 December 9, 2013

Even we just spent one night at Villa Africana we enjoyed every minute of it. Breakfast served at balcony was unforgettable and view of Knysna bay just added to overall impression. Ross and Bianca are very friendly and nice people to meet. Dinner at JJ's had great food and we got full attention of stuff because we were guests from Villa Africana who made the reservation

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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2013

Dear Tibor1967
We are delighted you have enjoyed your stay with us. Karl at JJ wants to thank you for your appreciative comments and we are both looking forward to have you back 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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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 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
#1 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
Price Range: $184 - $313 (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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