Livingstone Villa

Livingstone Villa

729 Constantia Kloof Road, Wilderness 6560 South Africa
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2nd floor luxury Main bedroom : 
Breathtaking seaviews!
1x Kingsize bed
Gas fireplace
Underfloor
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Breathtaking seaviews! Own private splash pool hanging 8 metres above groundlevel.
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5.0
#3 of 12 cottages in Wilderness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Boating
Canoeing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Windsurfing
Walking tours
Indoor play area for children
Highchairs available
Taxi service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Chapel / shrine
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Romantic

Location

729 Constantia Kloof Road, Wilderness 6560 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 68 out of 100
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George Airport
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Sarah H wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband, two dogs and I have just enjoyed a week at Livingstone Villa and we’re seriously impressed. The location is out of this world with the most spectacular views and the sound of the ocean to lull you to sleep at night. Incredible value for money, total luxury and elegance but really comfortable as well.
The two main bedrooms both have gorgeous, big en-suite bathrooms with beautiful baths in each. The shower in the master bathroom is the best shower ever! And what a treat to soak in a bubble bath with some red wine whilst listening to the waves crash on to the beach.
The house is equipped with all the mod cons such as DSTV and Netflix but who needs that when you have a patio with a pool overlooking Wilderness, with its gorgeous greenness and the white sandy beach.
Lovely kitchen with everything you need to cook a full roast dinner but again, we didn’t use it much as they have a large indoor braai or a Weber outside to make use of.
There is another bedroom downstairs, also really tastefully done with 3 single beds and it’s own lounge and TV area plus the most gorgeous old church door giving it it’s own private access.
Fully enclosed garden with regular visits from the local Knysna Loeries who come looking for their bananas daily. The garden is definitely dog friendly, the owners have very thoughtfully closed up all little gaps so little dogs can’t escape anywhere but a large dog with a propensity to climb or jump could get over the fence on one side if he so wished. The section of Wilderness beach that is dog friendly is only a 5 minute drive away and the wide open, empty stretch of beach was a definite highlight for both us and the dogs!
The house being up a mountain, with such spectacular views - stairs are to be expected - our dogs had particular fun racing up and down them but for anyone mobility challenged, they would be an issue.
The house was spotlessly clean and the hosts were available at all times and extremely friendly and helpful. They left us complimentary wine, tea, coffee and milk plus bananas to feed the Loeries.
Absolute 5* place, loved everything about it. Thank you so much for making our stay so special.
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Date of stay: April 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Marianna Smith, Owner at Livingstone Villa
Responded 12 May 2021
Dear Sarah and family wow thanks for your beautiful review! It is so much appreciated. More than you could imagine. Guests are the reason we do hospitality. We just get the best guests in the world. Picking up after lockdown and reading your review and all the other reviews gives us hope for the future in the tourism industry. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thanks for your kind heart and super special review! We hope you will visit us again in the future! Take care, stay safe until next time. Warmest regards Marianna and the Livingstone Villa team
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helen89Lancs wrote a review May 2020
Lancs46 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 1 night as part of our road trip from Capetown to Port Elizabeth.
The villa was clean and very comfortable and beautifully furnished.
The owner Marrianne was very helpful with the instructions on how to get there and how everything worked. As there are many steps she offered to arrange for luggage assitance which we declined, but it was nice to have the offer. On our early arrival the villa was still being cleaned by 2 members of staff one who was also called Marrianne. They were really friendly.

The Villa istself sits high up overlooking Wilderness, the views are exceptional. We chose to have a night in as the Villa was so well equipped and luxurious and we spent the evening drinking in the view from the terrace. We did spot a couple of restaurants quite close by all within walking distance.

Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from livingstone729, Owner at Livingstone Villa
Responded 13 Jun 2020
Hi I only saw this review now. Sincere apologies for responding only now. Thank you so much for this amazing and beautiful review! Truly appreciate your review and your stay, we hope you will visit us again. Take care, stay healthy! Warmest regards Marianna and the Livingstone Villa team
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Peter wrote a review Dec 2021
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia238 contributions96 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are many top-class hotels and guesthouses along the Garden Route. I can't think of many that come close to the sheer luxury, comfort and unrivalled views that this property offers. The location is unbeatable, with mountain, forest and sea views for days. And because it's an upmarket home, it has little touches that few other venues can rival: your own splash pool on the balcony, your choice of coffee machines, and a fully equipped kitchen. The cherry on the top? The joy of putting out fruit for the magnificent Knysna loeries, and the numerous other birds who come to get sugar water and seed. Simply magnificent.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Matilda Venter, General Manager at Livingstone Villa
Responded 18 Dec 2021
Dear Peter, we are so blessed to have awesome guests like you and your family. Thank you so much for the detailed review and great feedback. We truly appreciate the kind words and support. We really put our heart into the villa the management of it, and reviews like this makes every day worth it. We hope to host you at Livingstone Villa again and that the villa will become your home away from home. Have a blessed and wonderful festive season. Regards, Matilda
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Charmaine Gericke wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I was a guest of the person that made the booking. I was surprised by the amount of stairs to access the villa as this was not disclosed. The stairs to the villa are unsafe and badly lit. Which meant that we could not use them at night. One of our guests, my mother is 75 years of age and had a knee replacement. We were told that a butler would assist us with our luggage, but there was no butler.
There wasn't proper sleeping space for 8 guests. Our host had to book other accommodation for three of the guests incurring extra costs to her.
The house is musty and needs to be aired.

The dungeon (3rd bedroom) was damp. There weren't enough proper beds in the 3rd bedroom. The winter sheets were thin and tattered. The third bed/coach was uncomfortable. The pink sheet was stained and there was no duvet inner. (Recommendations: Please use white percale sheets and towels) .

The kitchen is well equipped with quality cutlery and crockery. The ironing board is old and need to be replaced.
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Date of stay: March 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Nabila A wrote a review Apr 2021
Cape Town6 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband, my puppy and I booked to stay at this gorgeous villa and we were blown away by how wonderful it was. Every inch of the villa is decorated with elegance yet extremely comfortable. The upstairs bedrooms are spacious and have wonderful views. There's a passageway next to the kitchen which leads to another bedroom which is really cute and quaint. Each bedroom has its own tv.

The walk up to the villa has a lot of stairs but it's manageable as the owners have built in ramps. The steps are understandable considering the view.

Marianna and Andre supply everything you could need- a detailed email with information about the house, the area, restaurants and shops. The restaurants are a 2min drive away.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marianna Smith, Owner at Livingstone Villa
Responded 10 Apr 2021
Dear Nabila Thanks so much for your beautiful review! Truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. We are looking forward that you book again. The lockdown has been tough on all businesses around the world. 7 months of no income was not easy but I thank you for your amazing, bright light because it shines through your review and we will try to always strive to make each guest stay unforgettable as we always strive to achieve for the last 12 years. Stay safe and heathy! Warmest regards Marianna, André and Livingstone Villa team
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LINDY-ANN wrote a review Apr 2021
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were guest of the person that made the booking. The stairs to the villa are unsafe and you can't use them at night. Fortunately we had 2 men with us otherwise I have no idea how we would get our luggage up to the villa. The house is musty and smells like dog pee. The dungeon is smelly and damp. The bedding was not up to scratch. The house was very disappointing. We requested a proper 8 sleeper, there were not enough proper beds, three of the quests had to book in somewhere else.
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Date of stay: March 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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esau.tamara@gmail.com wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We regularly visit the Garden Route and Livingstone villa is our first choice of stay. We have stayed at the villa few times and it has always exceeded our epectations. The views are spectacular and the visiting loeries are breathtaking. The house is luxurious, without feeling unwelcome to my very busy boys. Mariaan and Andre make us feel extemely welcome - which is beyond the normal meet and greet. The house is luxurious and has every comfort you can think of. We love being in walking distance from the beach and at the same time - its not so close to the busyness of the town.
We will continue to choose Livingston Villa as our first option on the garden route, as it feels like a home away from home
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Marianna Smith, Owner at Livingstone Villa
Responded 12 May 2021
Hi there :) Thanks a million times for your support over the years! It is great to have guests like you. A superstar. We are glad you enjoyed the villa and taking the time to write us a beautiful review. We hope to see you again in the future. Stay safe and healthy! Warmest regards Marianna & the Livingstone Villa team
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sisandaloni wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family had a great stay at the Villa. We enjoyed the spaciousness of the house, individual hideaways are plenty. It is also situated in a quite and safe location. The centrality of the Wilderness made for ease of access to attractions in surrounding areas. The beach is a walk away, with the sound of the waves soothing at night. Matilda was a great host and very prompt in her responses to queries.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Matilda Venter, General Manager at Livingstone Villa
Responded 18 Dec 2021
Hi Sisanda, thank you so much for the detailed review and great feedback. We truly appreciate the the 5 star review and support. We are so blessed to have awesome guests like you and your family. We hope to host you at Livingstone Villa again Have a blessed and wonderful festive season. Regards, Matilda
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Michelle K wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely villa up the hill with beautiful views, but close enough to walk into town and the restaurants (Pomodoro is excellent). The villa is extremely well appointed - we stayed for a week in comfort and style and had absolutely everything we needed. The Knysna Lourie (or Knysna Touracao) that visited regularly was the cherry on top. The Wilderness is also our favourite destination on the Garden Route. All in all fantastic break.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Marianna Smith, Owner at Livingstone Villa
Responded 12 May 2021
Hi thanks so much for your beautiful review! We truly appreciate it that you chose us and took the time to write a review from your heart! It really means the world to us! We are very fortunate to get 5 star guests. Our wish is that you return and come and stay with us again in the future. All the best, take care! Warmest regards Marianna and the Livingstone Villa team
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Arlene G wrote a review Aug 2023
4 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We received amazing service from Matilda. She was helpful, informative, assisted us with places to dine and sights to see. She also showed us how to feed the Louries that visit daily and they graced us with their presence , which was such a highlight for us. The Villa is incredible, with so many rooms en suite. All amenities in place for load shedding. We loved the "dungeon" for our grandchildren, so unique and cottagey... we will return with them on our next visit.
The views from all rooms are magical! There was extra gas for stove and oven etc. We couldn't have asked for one thing more. We loved every minute!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Marianna Smith, Owner at Livingstone Villa
Responded 23 Aug 2023
Thank you for choosing us! We truly appreciate your beautiful, amazing review. It makes our world go around 🌎 we hope to see you again in the future! May you be blessed with good luck & love in your life as you have shown kindness to us! Take care and thank you for your support! Love from Wilderness Alexander and Marianna Smith Owners of Livingstone Villa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Livingstone Villa
Which popular attractions are close to Livingstone Villa?
Nearby attractions include Pharoah Art Gallery (0.3 km), Tiny Shop (0.3 km), and Palms Garden Square (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Livingstone Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Livingstone Villa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Livingstone Villa?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Livingstone Villa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Livingstone Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ilali Restaurant, The Girl's On The Square, and Pomodoro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Livingstone Villa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Livingstone Villa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Wilderness.
Are any cleaning services offered at Livingstone Villa?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Livingstone Villa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Slave Tree (11.5 km).
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