We spent 3 nights at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort during our South Africa trip. The hotel is located directly on the beach of Brenton-on-Sea and about 15 minutes by car from Knysna. Each suite offers a well equipped kitchen, a spacious living room and several bedrooms. We ourselves stayed in suite 4 directly above the main building. The large terrace offered a fantastic view of the miles long beach. The beds were also very comfortable. The gym is a bit outdated, but still offers a wide range of equipment. We could also enjoy the heated pool every day. The hotel's own restaurant was very good and therefore recommendable. The self-catering approach offered many advantages (e.g. the very cheap washing of the clothes) but unfortunately also a disadvantage that takes getting used to (e.g. cleaning only every three days (otherwise for an extra charge), no hand soap). The always helpful and very friendly staff should be emphasized.
We enjoyed our days extremely in the resort and therefore I can highly recommend Brenton Haven!
Unfortunately we could only stay for one night but what we experienced was very good. Our "rooms" were perfect. The resort is located absolute fantastic with a nice view over the sea (not really from our room). The pool was very small and very warm. In this area improvement would be good for such a large resort. Diner in the Butterfly Blu restaurant was very good. Also improvement on the cocktail side. All over we can recommend the resort.
We stayed as a family of four in a self catering unit. Our unit was neat and decently equipped with all we might need. One room has a great view while the other is a little poor. Bathrooms are very small! Some outdoor seating cushions would be a nice touch. Easy access to a small gym was nice and a stroll to the beach is within walking distance. There is a pool but it was heated, which seemed unnecessary in the height of summer as it was more like a jacuzzi than a refreshing pool. Restaurant service is not great but the food was. Resort made an error with our invoice upon departure and tried to charge us a whack more which we then had to dig out all documents and proof of payments before we left which was quite frustrating.
Fantastic ocean views, great service, clean, lovely restaurant. Great beach for kids to play. Warm Swimming pool for the kids. Really a lovely family get away or even if you just need a place for a good R&R.
We had a great weekend away with our family! Spacious units, clean, and very well-equipped, including a dishwasher! We enjoyed the gym, heated outdoor pool and the beautiful beach! Well-priced and good value for money.