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Prospect Cottage , Knysna, South Africa.

View from the deck at Prospect Cottage
Very good
80 reviews
View from the deck at Prospect Cottage
Your home away from Home
Deck at Prospect Cottage
Giraffes on the deck at Prospect Cottage
Lounge area with comfortable couches
Corner of the comfortable lounge
View out of the lounge window.
African Art on the lounge wall
Dining room
Master bedroom with queen size bed
En suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin
3rd bedroom with 2 single beds and a view over the lagoon.
3rd bedroom with 2 single beds
2nd bedroom with double bed and views over the lagoon
View from the 3rd Bedroom
Family bathroom with separate shower, bath, basin and toilet.
Hallway at Prospect Cottage
Family bathroom with separate shower, bath, basin and toilet.
Braai (  BBQ)
How to find Prospect Cottage.
Knysna Lagoon
Sunset at the Knysna Waterfront.
Sunset at the Knysna Waterfront
Knysna Waterfront.
Knysna Waterfront.
Paddle Steamer on the lagoon
Knysna Waterfront.
View of the Knysna Heads from Bollard Bay
Knysna Lagoon
Western Head
Knysna Lagoon
Low tide at  Bollard bay beach
Knysna Lagoon from the Heads
Knysna beach and lagoon
Lagoon views
The Heads,
Jubilee Creek in the Knysna Forest
Jubilee Creek
Knysna forest
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Knysna, Western Cape
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ACCEPT ONE NIGHT BOOKINGS. MINIMUM STAY IS 2 NIGHTS except for Peak season where it is 5/6 nights. . Prospect Cottage is a charming, spacious, comfortably furnished three bedroom home suitable for up to 6 people.Sip drinks on the elevated wooden deck with panoramic views of the lagoon and the 'Knysna Heads' . Enjoy the view while you sip your sundowners on the patio. Relish the tranquil country lifestyle of Knysna with easy access to the Garden Route and Klein Karoo. Ideally situated, a three minute walk to central Knysna and the lagoon, yet off the busy Main Road. Easy access to boating and water sport facilities, restaurants, shops, and a short stroll from the Knysna Waterfront . Secure and hassle free. Lounge/dining room with full DSTV installation (Satellite T.V) and a DVD player, a selection of DVD&... Read more
About the Owner, Neville and Liz L
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2009
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 80 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We always personally welcome our guests and hand over the keys. We show them through the cottage, make suggestions for outings and tell them we are only a phone call and a 15 minute drive away. We look forward to meeting you.
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Listing #FKN4310625
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Very good - based on 80 reviews
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
person found this review helpful

Prospect Cottage is perfectly located above the Knysna waterfront. Fabulous view from the deck of this quaint & cozy cottage. Fabulous location to venture out on the N2 to all the incredible animal sanctuaries, beaches, rain forest canopy tour and restaurants! Check off the bucket list! So wish I could visit again!

John W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
person found this review helpful

Had a lovely 3 night stay at the cottage and were met on arrival by Liz and Neville who are lovely people. Neville and Liz provided us with lots of information about restaurants and where to visit which turned out to be very good advice. The cottage has everything anyone could wish for - we ate out all of the...

Management response:

Hello , Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We do appreciate the time and trouble you went to. Thank you too for leaving the cottage so near and tidy. It was a pleasure to clean up for the next guests. So glad you enjoyed your stay in Knysna. Thank you too for the " bubbly" . It went...


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Susan E
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
person found this review helpful

We had a wonderful stay at a Prospect cottage. Knysna is a wonderful place to stay during a trip to South Africa, there is so much to do in the area from forest walks to boat trips and stunning beaches. Neville and Liz gave us wonderful recommendations which we really appreciated, such as the Jubilee walk through the forest and...

Management response:

Lovely to have met you and so glad you enjoyed your visit to Knysna and Prospect Cottage. Thank you so much for taking the time to review the cottage. We do appreciate it and look forward to hosting you once again on your next trip to sunny South Africa. Please don't wait so long until your next visit.. Greetings and...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cots:(2)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Smoking only permitted outdoors on the deck or Patio outdoors
    Attached (ensuite)
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Dates Min stay Per night
Default 2 nights
May 1, 2017 -
Oct 31, 2017
Low Season
2 nights
Nov 1, 2017 -
Nov 30, 2017
Shoulder Season
2 nights
Dec 1, 2017 -
Jan 15, 2018
Peak Season
7 nights
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Low Season (1 May 2018 to 31 October 2018 ) R750 for 2 people + R200 per additional person, per night
Shoulder Season (1-30 November 2017) R750 for 2 people + R200 per additional person, per night
Peak Season 1st December 2017 to 15th January 2018. R2000 for the entire house, irrespective of the number of guests ( maximum of 6 persons including children / babies) .High season R800 for 2 people + R250 per additional person, per guest.
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About the neighborhood
Taken from Knysna tourism webpage:
Knysna is one of the Garden Routeˊs best known travel destinations and was recently named as one of the Top 100 Destinations in the World and one of the Top 25 in Africa in the Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Destinations Awards.
Surrounding Knysna are the towns of Sedgefield, Brenton, Noetzie, Rheenendal and Buffalo Bay. Indigenous forests, fynbos, lakes, rivers and mountains and beautiful coastlines combined with a moderate climate, make the Knysna area a natural Eden for flora and fauna lovers.

Here are some of the reasons why this destination is a world favourite:

Perfect 1. Weather all year round
Whatever the season, Knysna stays green. Its warm, temperate climate makes it the perfect all-year-round destination.

The mild winters on the G...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: George : 34.2 mi
Railway: George : 32.3 mi
Closest airport is George , a 50 minute drive to Prospect Cottage or if coming by car :
From the Cape Town side of the N2 cross the White Bridge at the start of the Knysna Estuary. Drive along the edge of the lagoon until the third set of traffic lights. Continue along the Main Road for a short distance. You will see a TOTAL garage on the left hand side of the road. Turn left after the garage into SHORT ST. and take the second road to the left, which is AGNAR STREET. PROSPECT COTTAGE at No. 23.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 9.9 mi.
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