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13 George Rex Drive The Heads, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#8 of 165 Specialty lodging in Knysna
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Nestled amidst leafy Milkwood trees, on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon, The Milkwood Collection offers a variety of self-catering accommodation to suit everyone’s taste. Our waterfront villas, Milkwood Bay and Number Eleven offer five-star luxury with private swimming pools. For more affordable options, choose between Paquita – a villa perfectly situated on the water's edge – Horizon – a spacious family villa overlooking the bay – or one of Under Milkwood's 16 cosy two-bedroom timber chalets. Our properties are a short amble away from the famous Knysna Heads - the two impressive sandstone peaks guarding the Knysna Lagoon entrance which opens into the Indian Ocean. The Milkwood Collection is one of the few establishments in the area with direct access to the beach. The lagoon's calm and shallow shores allow safe swimming for kids and endless opportunities for water sports. The only challenge every morning is to decide between paddling a complimentary kayak or SUP board or enjoying a casual stroll across the wide stretch of beach during low tide.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool with view
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Canoeing
Snorkelling
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Complimentary tea
Water sport equipment rentals
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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slouw579639 wrote a review Jul 2022
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Great but chalets are too close to one another. When the neighbors speak you can follow their whole conversation. Parking very small. Trees bushes well kept. Wood does not make coals to braai. Welcoming card excellent
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We hope you enjoyed your overall stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Sherrilyn G wrote a review Aug 2021
Knysna, South Africa15 contributions3 helpful votes
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My family & I were privileged enough to spend an unforgettable night at Under Milkwood in Knysna over Fathers Day weekend 🌴 My Husband was even presented with a Gift of biltong & fudge to celebrate Dads day! It’s all about the special touches.. x Location location location! Situated on the beach in the prestigious Knysna Heads area, log chalets dot the hillside amongst tropical fauna & flora. As soon as you arrive you feel like you are officially on holiday - that is always a good sign of a great property & that an awesome vacay or break away awaits! Each chalet is sea facing (most have a sea view & some are beachfront), modern, cosy, with braai facilities & are kitted out with everything Le Creuset - oh I say! Absolute luxury 🌟 The beach is breath taking & made me feel like I was chilling back in Mauritius! Enjoy free use of the canoes & SUP’s to explore the magical lagoon.. Under Milkwood offers the best location in town for sunsets that leave you in awe of Mother nature & her beauty! 🌅 The staff are incredible - so friendly & helpful x As a travel agent, not being able to travel overseas or plan a care free holiday is definitely not the norm, however, I have discovered so many local treasures on my Mzanzi adventures over the last year & feel so blessed to be scouting fab & fun holiday spots for my clients - This is one Resort not to be missed!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Nicci Brand, Marketing at The Milkwood Collection
Responded 18 Aug 2021
Dear Sherrilyn, thank you so much for this wonderfully detailed review! It was fabulous to host you and your family and we look forward to welcoming you again as well as the guests you send our way. Thank you also for taking the time to experience what we are proud of. Hope to see you soon.
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l0uisec00ke wrote a review Jul 2022
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Beautifully positioned at the Eastern Heads, comfortable simple accommodation with great quality linen and kitchenware(loved the le Creusset kitchen accessories). Excellent service with quick response times, personal check-in, daily servicing, they even couriered a forgotten pair of shoes to Cape Town. But highlight was being on the lagoon, using the SUPs and canoes provided, and time on the water. We will be back
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your lovely, detailed review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back for another visit!
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dnash740806 wrote a review Jun 2022
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
What a majestic place, neat and up-market with all the latest appliances and gadgets. Stunning views, and having kayaks and paddle boards available for free use, great sundowners spot to relax at the end of the day..
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 08 Jun 2022
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you had a great stay and hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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Kobus wrote a review May 2022
Sasolburg, South Africa141 contributions48 helpful votes
Under Milkwood in Knysna is a highly recommendable place to stay. The service is professional and the location away from the busy roads and next to the lagoon. Ample parking is available and at no time did we feel unsafe. A real gem to stay.
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Responded 23 May 2022
Dear Kobus, thank you for your wonderfully complimentary review! We are so pleased you had a good stay and hope to welcome you back again in the future.
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djohan727071 wrote a review May 2022
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We were greeted by staff that went the extra mile for us. We were given a nice clean cottage with a great view of the lagoon. Facilities were all neat and tidy and you feel at home and very comfortable during your stay.
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Responded 23 May 2022
Thank you for your lovely Tripadvisor review, we are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay! We hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Mandie S wrote a review May 2022
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Under Milkwood is quite old and needs a revamp. It is also quite far from all the restaurants. It has a small private beach and you can use the paddle boats for free and that was quite fun. Staff wasn't to helpful with luggage.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 12 May 2022
Dear MandieS, thank you for your review. Sorry to hear our location, based at The Heads in Knysna, didn't meet your expectation. We are pleased you enjoyed the beach and complimentary paddleboards. Your feedback has been passed on to our General Manager.
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ShaynaYardley wrote a review May 2022
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Our stay was absolutely wonderful! The kitchen and home is so well kitted out and the service was suburb! The views are absolutely stunning and we were able to use the paddle boards and boats. Would love to visit again soon.
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Responded 08 May 2022
Dear Shayna, many thanks for your wonderful feedback on Trip Advisor! We are so pleased to hear you had a great stay and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back for another visit.
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laurenkusel wrote a review May 2022
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We found your place on the beach and my husband went to ask about accommodation and your receptionist was very accommodating and made sure he could assist us. Very happy with our stay there. Lovely lovely vibe.
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Responded 05 May 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely review, Lauren! We are so pleased you found us and decided to stay...we hope to welcome you back in the future.
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dblack313044 wrote a review Apr 2022
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Had an awesome stay at Under MIlkwood. I have always heard about i but have never actually stayed, until now! It was sadly only 1x night but it was super comfy and the location cannot get better. We will be back!
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased you finally had the chance to visit and we hope you will be back in the future for a longer stay!
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US$69 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Milkwood Collection
Which popular attractions are close to The Milkwood Collection?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (0.5 km), Brenton on Sea (3.9 km), and Knysna Lagoon (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Milkwood Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at The Milkwood Collection?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at The Milkwood Collection?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Milkwood Collection?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Milkwood Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Head Cafe, The Drydock Food Co, and African Bean.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Milkwood Collection?
Yes, guests have access to a pool with a view during their stay.
Does The Milkwood Collection have airport transportation?
Yes, The Milkwood Collection offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Milkwood Collection?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to The Milkwood Collection?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (4.6 km).
Does The Milkwood Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.