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Under Milkwood Chalets

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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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Updated 21/06/15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/06/15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 of 159 Speciality lodging in Knysna
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On the tidal shores of the famous Knysna Lagoon, lies a collection of 16 self-catering timber chalets, nestled amongst leafy vegetation and indigenous Milkwood trees. The tranquil setting offers guests a haven of leisure and comfort. It is the only resort at the world-renowned Knysna Heads to have direct access to the beach, which is framed by the Featherbed Nature Reserve and the majestic Outeniqua Mountains on the far horizon. Perhaps while relaxing on your patio, you will even catch a glimpse of one of South Africa's most striking birds, the scarlet-winged Knysna Loerie.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Complimentary instant cofffee
Canoeing
Water sport equipment rentals
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Complimentary tea
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Water park offsite
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Ironing service
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Room features
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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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Lagoon View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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denzylc3 wrote a review Jun 2021
Kraaifontein, South Africa
Dear Yanga and Donne Our stay at Under Milkwood was an amazing experience. The staff made this vacation very special as thry were professional, friendly and very helpful. I recommend this venue to anyone who need a breakaway that is 5feet away from a private beach.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind review, Denzyl! We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We will be sure to let Yanga and Donne know that they made an impact during your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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EstieJvR wrote a review Jun 2021
Secunda, South Africa
One of the best accommodation in Knysna, will recommend it to anyone travelling to Knysna. Great service, friendly staff and terriffic accommodation. Will deffinately stay there again. Thank you for the pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Estie. Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion with others here on TripAdvisor. It's heartwarming to hear that our service and accommodation were so appreciated. The fact that you mention our staff means a lot to us! We are looking forward to your next visit, please come again soon.
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aleksandra865 wrote a review Apr 2021
Will def go back again with my family!! The service from the staff is unbelievable!! The position was spectacular!! Very good for small kids! The security is extremely responsive! This place could also be for honeymoons, it def has the romance vibe in it.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 03 May 2021
Thank you for taking the time to share your review with others here on TripAdvisor. It's heartwarming to hear that our service, accommodation, and location were so appreciated. The fact that you mention that our staff means a lot to us! We are looking forward to your next visit, please come again soon.
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Ekta wrote a review Apr 2021
It was an average stay for us for many reasons, one being the parking which one was given - it was far from where our cottage was and with a little toddler to do up and down was not pleasant and also keeping in mind the price one paid. 2, The cottage for us was not well lit, I understand one was trying to create a feel, but didn’t quite work for us as a family. 3, one would have liked the cottage to be serviced daily or at least have an option to do so. 4, when you say that the cottage comes with a kitchenette one expects it to have the basics like salt, pepper, washing liquid for utensils as one end of using a lot with a child but unfortunately there was nothing. This stay didn’t work out for us but not to say it won’t work for other families. In terms of location, it’s nice.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 03 May 2021
We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your stay. I am very sorry to hear that, although you enjoyed our location, several things throughout your stay did not meet your expectations. It was unfortunate that, although your chalet was close to the beach, Schooner doesn't have parking right by it like most of our chalets. Pre-covid, all our chalets were serviced daily. It is in order to minimise contact between staff and guests that servicing now only takes place every second day. We do, however, service daily if guests request it. This is all in our booking terms. Although we are a self-catering establishment, our chalets are stocked with dishwashing liquid, coffee, tea, milk, salt and pepper. Please note that your concerns have been passed on to our housekeeping management.
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arober318802 wrote a review Apr 2021
Polokwane, South Africa
We enjoyed the log cabin feel and the proximity to the lagoon. The service was personalised and professional. The accommodation was well equipped and the beds comfortable. The view was a delight to wake up to.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We love to read that you enjoyed our service, accommodation and views, and we hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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PRICE RANGE
US$60 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Under Milkwood Chalets
Which popular attractions are close to Under Milkwood Chalets?
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 Under Milkwood Chalets?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Under Milkwood Chalets?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and an additional bathroom.
What food & drink options are available at Under Milkwood Chalets?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Under Milkwood Chalets?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Under Milkwood Chalets?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Head Cafe, African Bean, and Freshline Fisheries.
Does Under Milkwood Chalets have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Under Milkwood Chalets offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Under Milkwood Chalets?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Under Milkwood Chalets?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (4.6 km).
Does Under Milkwood Chalets have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.