Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse

Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse

276 Steenbras Street, Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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4.5
#1 of 3 guest houses in Brenton-on-Sea
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Brenton on the Rocks Guesthouse is uniquely situated on the cliffs of Brenton-on-Sea, overlooking the magnificent Indian Ocean in a 180 degree spectrum. This distinctive location where the property is situated is known to be a popular area for various whale and dolphin species. Brenton on Sea is a majestic shoreline settlement, which is bordered by lush indigenous forest and the powerful Indian Ocean. It is ideal for long walks on the beach, long lazy days of tanning and deep-sea fishing. At Brenton on the Rocks we offer comfortable and affordable holiday accommodation. Come sit, relax, kick off your shoes, lay on the bed or sit on the patio and watch the magnificent Indian Ocean from sunset to sunrise. We look forward to welcome you at Brenton on the Rocks….
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing offsite
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Car park
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Plunge pool
Breakfast available
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Italian, Xhosa

Location

276 Steenbras Street, Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna 6571 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 42 out of 100
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Plettenberg Airport
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Georgia B wrote a review Jan 2020
Diss, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is our second holiday at Brenton on the Rocks. We are completing a wonderful 3 weeks in the Seagull View Villa with its three bedrooms, two bathrooms and cloakroom, fine kitchen and appliances,wonderful balconies, exceptional views and decent internet.
Both Mariska, the manager, and Nico, the owner, have been friendly and helpful well beyond the call of duty. All the staff are pleasant and helpful. We felt exceptionally comfortable and peaceful during these past three weeks as well as during our time here last year.

We enjoyed our ten days here in a king-bedded room last year so much that we booked the villa for 3 weeks for this winter before leaving South Africa last February.

The beach nearby is an exceptionally good walking beach with access by a boardwalk, which is especially helpful to those of us no longer young. The views from our house and from the hillside benches near the carpark and beach are wonderful. The community here feels like a community and is quiet and peaceful.

The villa itself has parking and its own garage with entry to the house through the garage. We entertained two friends here for a week and had additional dinner guests.

The kitchen's oven had been reported as problematic and during our first week here the owner replaced the oven and installed the ceramic touch control hob. We really welcomed the opportunity to do our own meals and enjoyed shopping for groceries in Knysna. We also went out to lunch fairly frequently and enjoyed exploring the surrounding area.

Bottom line is that this is an exceptionally pleasant place to holiday if you love the beach for walking, gorgeous ocean views, and are happy either to have self-catering as we did this year or also fine for b&b living with the option of having breakfast at the property with full choices and enjoying the kettle, fridge, microwave and toaster when you don't feel like a full meal or just want to stay in.

The only downside is that you really have to go the 15 km to Knysna for proper shopping and restaurants other than the one at Brenton Haven and the beach bar nearby.

Thank you Nico, Mariska and all the staff for a second wonderful holiday, in spite of wide variations in the weather these past 3 weeks. We have really enjoyed sharing your stunning ocean, beach and community.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: You need to be able to climb a few stairs to stay here.
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Response from Mariska E, Manager at Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Dear Georgia & Dick, Wow what a wonderful review to read. It was been such a big pleasure to host you the last month. My only wish is that it was longer. We will definitely miss all the chats and sharing of recipes. We hope to see you next year and hopefully there will be less rain. All the best with the rest of your travels and your travels back home.
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Michael Prinz wrote a review Jan 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Brenton on the Rocks and found it to be good value for the quality of accommodation and location. The breakfasts were excellent and the service very good. The family unit was very well equipped and very clean and the view from the balcony and main bedroom was awesome. It was also great to have our own garage. I would definitely visit the guesthouse again given the opportunity. Our stay was enjoyable even though all the beaches were closed due to covid-19 restrictions. We chose this place to be near the sea with a magnificent sea view and that is exactly what we got. Thanks to Nico and all the staff for making our stay pleasant and enjoyable.
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Date of stay: December 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 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 nico gordon, Owner at Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse
Responded 09 Jan 2021
Morning Michael, Thanks for your review and compliments We enjoyed having you as our guest Hope to see you back soon Enjoy the year and stay safe Regards, Nico Gordon
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Mo L wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this for my family by accident thinking I was going somewhere near the Knysna Heads but I was pleasantly surprised. The location is stunning and the host, Nico, was ever attentive and truly looks after his guests. What a gentleman. It was difficult leaving but will definitely make a turn again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from nico gordon, Owner at Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse
Responded 03 Oct 2021
Thank you very much for you positive review Guests like you make my work easy It will be a pleasure to welcome you back Regards, Nico Gordon
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Jinsu C wrote a review Nov 2022
Seoul, South Korea
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A gem along the South African garden route near Knysna.
Nicely built house on the cliff above the Indian Ocean. Easily accessible to the room though the indoor garage. The room has a fantastic view of the ocean with lot of dolphins surfing the wave. We thought the dolphins jump only. haha.
The breakfast which you can choose was more than adequate. The neighbourhood Brenton-on-Sea is very peaceful and secure ocean facing village with very nice restaurant nearby. Knysna is within 15 minuite's drive away.
Most of all, Our hosts Margaret and Nico were superfriendly and very helpful. So were the other staffs. (Soory I forgot the name of the dog who is also a superhost.)
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from nico gordon, Owner at Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse
Responded 14 Nov 2022
Dear Mr./s Choi, Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Wishing you and your family a Peaceful December and a Prosperous 2023. Kind Regards Nico, Margaret and Team
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Robban123 wrote a review Dec 2023
Stockholm, Sweden
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the best Guest house we stayed at during our 2,5 day trip from Cape Town to Port Elisabeth.
Wonderful ocean/beach view from our balcony and pool. We stayed here two nights. It was easy walking distance to beautiful Brenton beach and also walking distance to the restaurant named Butterfly Blu with good food, also here with fantastic ocean/beach view
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Date of stay: November 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 Nico Gordon, Owner at Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse
Responded 07 Dec 2023
Hi Robban, Thank you so much for such a positive review, we really cherish and appreciate that, giving us the incentive to try and do our best with our guests. Thank you again Brenton on the Rocks Team
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uvlism104489 wrote a review Jan 2022
Somerset West, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a beautiful setting! Friendly staff, lovely rooms. Our family loved staying here and would definitely recommend this stunning venue for discerning travelers. The pool area was used to cool off after our beach days and the walks and stunning secluded beaches in close proximity afforded us the opportunity to walk and discover the area, daily!
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Date of stay: December 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 nico gordon, Owner at Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse
Responded 18 Jan 2022
Dear Sir, Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed Brenton on Rocks and the surrounding area. It is one of the most beautiful parts of the Garden Route. Kind Regards Margaret Hall
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CobusatBloemfontein wrote a review Feb 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Brenton on the Rocks Guesthouse for a few days during February 2022 for the Chukka Water Polo Festival in Knysna and had a great few days. Manager and staff were very friendly and kind and really went the extra mile to make this an unforgettable few days. Unbeatable view over the sea, beautiful room and bathroom and excellent service overall. Will definitely recommend to others.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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 nico gordon, Owner at Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse
Responded 15 Feb 2022
Dear Cobus, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your kind and lovely review, we appreciate it. We hope you will visit us again during the next Polo Water Festival. Kind Regards The Team from Brenton on Rocks
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alzainekruger wrote a review Jan 2022
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nico and Margaret were the perfect hosts. Besides being friendly and helpful, they went the extra mile to ensure that we had everything possible to make our stay enjoyable and memorable. The room was spacious, comfortable and serviced every day. The view from the room was magnificent and the sunsets spectacular. A huge thank you to the whole team for making our holiday unforgettable.
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Date of stay: December 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 nico gordon, Owner at Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse
Responded 18 Jan 2022
Dear Alzaine, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The view we must admit is amazing. We hope when you and the family travel to the Garden Route you will come and visit. Wishing you a wonderful 2022. Kind Regards Margaret Hall
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phalags wrote a review Jan 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very relaxing place, quiet area, the view of the ocean and access to a hiking trail on the mountain. restaurants and the beach are a walking distance, the owner is very friendly. You can also access the beach next to the property via the stairs provided for privacy
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Date of stay: December 2022
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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jparad904143 wrote a review May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Its an excellent location with incredible views. The sea views and sound provided food for the soul, making it a restful break. The host was attentive, friendly and extremely helpful. I will happily visit again!
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Date of stay: April 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sumomaz wrote a tip Dec 2022
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in the honeymoon room which had amazing views"
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Dr Radhika Gupta heranjal wrote a tip Jul 2021
Vapi, India74 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book well in advance as they may be full. Ask for the bungalow with the swimming pool deck if that’s what u are looking for."
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Georgia B wrote a tip Jan 2020
Diss, United Kingdom147 contributions69 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You need to be able to climb a few stairs to stay here."
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colonelthom wrote a tip Dec 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota163 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room with a balcony"
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lize850 wrote a tip Apr 2018
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Close the windows if sleeping, the sea keeps you awake."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,227 - R 1,390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysnaBrenton-on-Sea
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (3.3 km), Brenton on Sea (0.7 km), and Knysna Lagoon (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Freshline Fisheries, 34 South, and The Drydock Food Co.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Brenton-on-Sea.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (4.8 km).
Does Brenton On The Rocks Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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