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Villa Afrikana Guest Suites

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A mix of tradition and modernity. It is so elegant and relaxing. This is a mansion that sits on the hills built in the (50's?60's?) restored and decorated tastefully. High up that it has a breathtaking view of the lagoon and the Knysna Heads, especially from the rooms on the top floors. Service is like Daniel Boulud's--the servers wait inconspicuously,...

1Thank gaweyhe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Villa Afrikana is a beautiful guesthouse over looking the Knysna lagoon. The drive to the guesthouse is an absolute treat! The staff is exceptionally well trained, very friendly and very helpful. The room is stylish and well equipped. Breakfast is scrumptious. Ross and Bianca are wonderful hosts and the treatment that we have received by everybody was really 5 star!!...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Villa Afrikana a couple of weeks back, what a fantastic little find this place is, there are only a few rooms (6 in total I think) that look out over Knysna, great view of the town. It is ideal for couples or families wanting a luxury stay outside of the main tourist area. The staff can't do...

1Thank Leanne C
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! Villa Afrikana is truly exceptional. Hats off to Ross and Bianca and their team for off the chart standards of service, welcome and friendliness. In all my years of local and overseas travel I've never experienced this standard before. The location and views are magical overlooking the lagoon and Heads in the distance. Villa Afrikana is inviting and tastefully...

1Thank steveH4289AK
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had four wonderful days in Villa Afrikana. If you are searching for somewhere to stay, do not miss the chance to stay here. The rooms are stunning, the staff are fantastic, and the attention to detail is perfect. Ross and Bianca will make sure that whether you are staying a day, a week or more, it will be memorable....

1Thank OCContour
Celle, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect Rooms with view, wonderfull breakfast on the balkony, very friendly and helpfull service, very quiete location. in ohne word: perfect! The car could be parked safety within the fence of the premises. From there we made trips to Knysna and the countryside, dirving the 7 passes, Great!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2017

10 stars for everything. From the minute we arrived we were t rated as valued guests. The room is as fabulous, breakfast surpassed all expectations. Dinner recommendations were great. Transport all arranged. Nothing negative to say abou this wonderful place.

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

It's different strokes for different folks. I somehow missed the WOW factor.(I must say that I feel bad to say this after reading all those glowing reviews).I had been looking forward to staying at villa Afrikana for a while....The lagoon view is stunning but the deco/furnishing was a bit minimalist which did not work for me.The couch in the noetzie...

Thank Sibongele H
KParadiseCollection, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this review

Dear Sibongele, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It’s so true “one person's WOW to another person’s can be so different” nonetheless we are deeply disappointed that our product did not meet your expectations, we believe in providing attentive service in an ambiance of comfort, open conviviality and unpretentious elegance and welcome open and constructive criticism...

Reviewed 9 April 2017

My husband and I stayed in Villa Afrikana for 2 nights on our trip up the garden route. It was a real gem ... the rooms and premises were impeccable, the breakfast was delicious and the staff were both friendly and helpful. Having our own access to our room without having to walk through the house, made us feel very...

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KParadiseCollection, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this review

Dear Aine B Thank you for taking the time to review Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, we are delighted you have enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to look after you again in the near future. Greetings from “Paradise” Arrivederci “Until we meet again” Ross, Bianca, Beauty, Phindi, Bertha, Wezi, Lovemore, Sindy, Ona, Blossy, Spech, We at Knysna “Paradise” Collection...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This place is definetley worth staying at. The premises are pristinely clean, beautifully furnished and well presented, more importantly the attention to detail is astounding. Not only is there a welcome bottle of wine with a message from the owners Ross & Bianca but a nightly turn down service with flowers and chocolates or sweets. Bed linen, towels, bathrobes and...

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KParadiseCollection, Manager at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this review

Dear Jackie F Thank you for taking the time to review Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, we are delighted you have enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to look after you again in the near future. Greetings from “Paradise” Arrivederci “Until we meet again” Ross, Bianca, Beauty, Phindi, Bertha, Wezi, Lovemore, Sindy, Ona, Blossy, Spech, We at Knysna “Paradise” Collection...

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"Space-Exclusivity & Style" Situated in the heart of the Garden Route; home to Pezula Golf Estate, Simola Golf Estate and Knysna Golf Club. 5* graded Villa Afrikana is perched high above the town of Knysna, on a hill fittingly called "Paradise" overlooking the world acclaimed Knysna Heads and lagoon. THE VILLA With its summery, gleaming white, the geometric architecture of Villa Afrikana is already quite a sight. The stylish interior is just as defined in the same perfect white. A modern, unpretentious interior gives the compact Villa Afrikana a surprisingly open feel to its rooms. Look out for the eye-catching artworks and cleverly placed objects. The attractive style encompasses a total of 6 suites in this 5* Guest House / Bed & Breakfast on the Garden Route. Facilities & Services: • Indoor Guest Lounge with fire place and Library and Reading Room • Outdoor Guest Lounge with main deck overlooking the pool and lagoon. • Salt Water Swimming pool with sun deck (unattended) • On-site secure parking • Laundry Service • Porterage • Complimentary Wireless Connectivity • Complimentary Room Service • Complimentary, satellite TV channels to include international news, sport, movies and documentaries channels in addition to local terrestrial channels • In-suite Light Meals & Beverage selections • Complimentary Room Service Breakfast served in the privacy of your suite • Concierge Desk operated by your Hosts, to assist with private arrangements and provide local knowledge for: Dinner at several very good restaurants, Local Taxis, Transfers & Car Rentals, Attractions We regret to inform that: • Due to uneven terrain, Villa Afrikana is not suitable for physically challenged Guests • Complying with the law, smoking is only permitted in the balconies and outdoor public spaces. THE SUITES The suites are wonderfully roomy and all have a fantastic view over the lagoon of Knysna. Each also features a comfortably furnished and also very spacious luxury bathroom in cutting design with under-floor heating and double washbasin. You'll be sleeping in a comfortable extra length king size double beds, all fitted with quality bedclothes and feather comforters and pillows. All suites of this Guest House / Bed & Breakfast have a high definition LCD 32" TV Set complete with an array of Satellite Channels and DVD player as well as tea and coffee makers. To add, the suites hold further surprises, such as a private balcony/terrace and some even a hydro massage tub for instance. Personalized Bathroom Amenities, Hair Dryers, Bathrobes and Electronic Safes are also provided for each suite for your enjoyment and comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Afrikana Guest Suites

Address: 13 Watsonia Street | Paradise, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: R1 627 - R3 332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Afrikana Guest Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Hotel Afrikana
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#2 Family Hotel in Knysna
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“Best views on the top floor. Great food.”
gaweyhe, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on second floor have exceptional views of the lagoon”
steveH4289AK, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“All fabulous”
annehD1176LL, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
EGP_13, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for a top floor to maximise view.”
MC_SC50, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
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