Footprints of Knysna

21 Boekenhout Avenue Upper Old Place, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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#6 of 26 cottages in Knysna
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This quaint and quirky establishment is full of colour and character and offers a relaxed 'home from home'. All accommodation has views of the garden, lagoon and Knysna Heads. Open, friendly and helpful owners on site. A feel good atmosphere offering peace of mind and privacy. All units have full en-suite bathrooms, private decks with Braai and easy access to our large secluded garden and sparkling pool. Secure parking. Rooms serviced daily, DSTV and free WiFi. “Heads Up” – a spacious upper level apartment (2/3 sleeper) with amazing views; “Down to Earth” lower level apartment – Family room (4 sleeper) A practical and unpretentious family room and the cozy romantic "Featherbed Studio" double with kitchenette Footprints of Knysna is set away from the N2 highway in a quiet suburb, but located just a five minute drive from Knysna’s bustling town, vibrant waterfront, architect-inspired Thesen Harbour Town and peaceful Leisure Isle.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Canoeing offsite
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Sofa
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Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Flatscreen TV
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Harsha764 wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions2 helpful votes
Kitty and her husband are very friendly and accommodating. Kitty was able to provide us with lots of information about what to do and see in Knysna and was very helpful with also providing recommendations for good restaurants.
Her place is very neat and tidy and is a very short drive away from Central Knysna. We had a very pleasant stay and I will definitely recommend Footprints of Knysna
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from KittyF890, Owner at Footprints of Knysna
Responded 03 Jan 2020
Thank you so much Harsha for taking the time to review us. It was an absolute pleasure having you and the family around and you certainly had lots of wonderful experiences and took the time to really explore the area. So glad you were comfortable and felt welcome. We would love to see you all again. Best wishes for a happy and peaceful 2020. Danny, Kitty and the pupsters.
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nicolaasjackson wrote a review Apr 2022
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We enjoyed the stay with Kitty at the Down to Earth Family Room. Communication from her was perfect and the room was just what we needed in a self-catering setup. Perfect for a family with two school-going children. The kitchen has all utensils required to make your own breakfasts and dinners. Parking is open but secure. 1 Minute drive to the main road to explore Knysna and surroundings. Good value for money.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Kitty Frey Hopkins, Owner at Footprints of Knysna
Responded 05 Apr 2022
Thank you Nicolaas. It was a pleasure to have your family staying with us and to provide you with a home base on your busy weekend. Hope to see you again. Take care.
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Lara Luis wrote a review Oct 2023
Tzaneen, South Africa4 contributions
From the moment I first emailed my enquiry in April, until the day we drove out, in October, Kitty has been the most wonderful hostess!
The suite exceeded our expectations, and was fully equipped with everything we needed (I asked for a blender - which is not something normally found in a self-catering room - the one morning, and Kitty brought one up to us to use, within minutes).
It was homely, clean, and the view really beautiful! We spent most mornings with brunch and evenings with sundowners on the deck, looking out to the Knysna heads and lagoon.
The garden is meticulously kept, and with the rains they've had, spring was the perfect time to enjoy its splendour! The pool was a welcome reprieve from the heat on the one hot day we had there.
We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Kitty Frey Hopkins, Owner at Footprints of Knysna
Responded 06 Nov 2023
Lara - Likewise - dealing with you and getting to know you both - pre-visit and during visit was an absolute pleasure. I am so glad that we could give you such a comfortable place and space in which to relax and enjoy your time in Knysna. Would simply love to see you again. Thank you truly for your kind words and feedback. Best wishes. Kitty and the pups.
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Paul H wrote a review Feb 2020
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
The accommodation was superb. Thanks to Kitty and staff for making the visit the best in a long time. Looking forward to making a return visit.
Footprints is a place that I will recommend without any hesitation at all. Kitty was really accommodating and made sure the stay was properly comfortable.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from KittyF890, Owner at Footprints of Knysna
Responded 19 Feb 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time to write such lovely words for Footprints. It was an absolute pleasure sharing our space with you - even sharing the delights of loadshedding :-) We are so glad you were comfortable and "at home" in our surroundings and with our staff(ies)! We would love to welcome you back another time.
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westonc wrote a review Feb 2021
Gonubie, South Africa901 contributions95 helpful votes
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My wife and I spent 1 night at Footprints of Knysna. The location of the property is in a pleasant quiet area of Knysna with safe and secure parking. The accommodation was spacious and clean. The bed was very comfortable and the fully equipped kitchenette is useful. The balcony has lovely views of the surrounding area and of the Knysna lagoon. Overall we had an extremely enjoyable and convenient stop-over.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Ian C wrote a review Nov 2022
Doncaster, United Kingdom3 contributions
Kitty is a marvellous host, very helpful and keen to make sure everything was spot on for our stay.
The accommodation was very clean, plenty of self catering equipment and a lovely balcony with great views.
We had a lovely stay and will be returning again soon.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kitty Hopkins, Owner at Footprints of Knysna
Responded 21 Dec 2022
Hi Ian and Ann. Thanks for the wonderful words. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you on your trips to Knysna. So glad you were comfortable and felt welcome. It was exciting to share in the joy of delivery of your new home and wish you both many happy times as you embark on a new chapter and adventure. We would love to see you again if you come to Knysnain the future.
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Ian R wrote a review Dec 2023
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This was our best stay out of many on the garden route. Everything about it was first class from equipment, location , pool relaxing area, great value for money. Kitty was a great host and gave us lots of advice about the area and places to go. Nothing was too much trouble she made us feel very welcome.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Climber12399590303 wrote a review Jan 2020
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
The unit is very well located and close to the CBD. The unit was very clean and the owners friendly. The view on the lagoon was well worth the stay. The Weber braai on the patio was a great addition to the unit.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from KittyF890, Owner at Footprints of Knysna
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time and trouble to give us such lovely comments and feedback. So glad that the apartment met your needs and was an enjoyable experience. We love helping to make your holidays special. Hope to see you again. Best wishes for 2020 from Kitty, Danny and pups.
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jonesinc wrote a review Oct 2023
Waterlooville4 contributions5 helpful votes
Lovely apartment, situated on the hill above knysna, with beautiful view of the heads. Lovely host, the apartment had everything we needed, bed was really comfortable, shower was hot and powerful. There is off road secure parking . Would definitely recommend
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kitty Frey Hopkins, Owner at Footprints of Knysna
Responded 16 Oct 2023
Thanks for taking the time to complete the review process. It really is appreciated and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and your time in Knysna. May the rest of your holdiday be blessed with success and joy.
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Aman K wrote a review Sept 2021
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If it`s Knysna then definitely its footprints, highly recommended. Proximity from top rated location. Outstanding view. Host was very cooperative & welcoming. Balcony view was astonishing. Better than pictures displayed. For a family i would definitely recommend for memorable stay.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Kitty Frey Hopkins, Owner at Footprints of Knysna
Responded 16 Sept 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and super words. Pictures can never due justice to the reality of the stunning surroundings we live in. I am so glad we could offer you a comfortable place for your lovely family to stay whilst here in Knysna.
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Tasada wrote a tip May 2016
Cape Town, South Africa348 contributions41 helpful votes
"The nest for 2 or a couple with a little kid is amazing."
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Jenny S wrote a tip Apr 2016
Port Elizabeth, South Africa34 contributions10 helpful votes
"upstairs has the best view, but the stairs are not for those who have difficulty in carrying luggage etc."
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The World Traveller wrote a tip Nov 2015
Mumbai, India151 contributions10 helpful votes
"Ask for a room that has an attach balcony, preferably facing the backside."
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Uschi T wrote a tip May 2015
Neuenburg am Rhein, Germany1 contribution
"We stayed in "the Nest", which is really cuddly and perfect"
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DubaiRob wrote a tip Jan 2015
Dubai4 contributions1 helpful vote
"I love 'the nest' - beautiful and airy."
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PRICE RANGE
R 825 - R 863 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Footprints of Knysna
Which popular attractions are close to Footprints of Knysna?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (4.8 km), Brenton on Sea (6.1 km), and Knysna Lagoon (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Footprints of Knysna?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Footprints of Knysna?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Footprints of Knysna?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Footprints of Knysna?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Footprints of Knysna?
Conveniently located restaurants include Freshline Fisheries, The Drydock Food Co, and 34 South.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Footprints of Knysna?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Footprints of Knysna?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Footprints of Knysna?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (1.9 km).