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Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort

198 CR Swart Drive, Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna 6570 South Africa
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#3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Brenton-on-Sea
Travellers' Choice
Escape to South Africa's haven of nature, Brenton on Sea in Knysna, where you will experience the best of the world-renowned Garden Route. Brenton on Sea is situated on 7km of pristine coastline and nestles between the Indian Ocean and Western Head of Knysna's Estuary. It is a breathtaking holiday location best known for its tranquillity and long sandy beaches. Many have fallen in love with this little sleepy hollow suburb of Knysna and some even describe it as having "Champagne air." Brenton Haven is perched on a dune above the main beach, with spectacular 180 degree ocean view, which provides guests with the perfect opportunity to see hundreds of dolphins passing, or whales playing in the waves. We invite you to come and relax, discover and celebrate life at this special place. Brenton Haven: 26 Free Standing Beach Homes (self-catering) (1, 2 & 3 Bedroom), 9 Luxury Suites (semi self-catering) (1 & 2 Bedroom) inside the main Brenton Haven Building. All units have a full or partial sea view. All bedrooms en-suite open plan living area with built-in braai. Free Wifi is available to resident guests of Brenton Haven ( 1 to 7 day vouchers available form reception). Butterfly Blu Restaurant and deck with sea views. free Wifi for 1 hour to visitors of Butterfly Blu Restaurant (ask your waiter). Brenton Active Gymnasium and Pool. Open: 6am to 8pm. Indigo Deli - Free Wifi for 1 hour to visitors of Indigo Deli (ask your waiter).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Banquet room
BBQ facilities
Car park
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Rene J wrote a review 13 Sep
2 contributions
Great Views - Beautifully decorated, 2 bedrooms. Staff went beyond what was required and always had a smile on their faces. The terrace had a lovely braai area with a view of the bay. We had a lovely time.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Room 20 has a stunning view
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Tatum wrote a review 06 Sep
1 contribution
Booked 2 nights . To break it down: - Bedroom so small we had to leave our luggage in the lounge. -Kitchen badly designed, don’t expect to open the top draw with all the cutlery all the way. It hits the oven. - The fire extinguisher can’t be hung in it’s proper location because if it is - you won’t be able to open the freezer door fully. NOT IDEAL for a very mobile 2 year old. Don’t think it’s safe on the floor either. -TV reception is horrendous - are we in the 90s? - Broken TV remote controls. - not a very full weekend, but our view was partial sea and looked right into another apartment. -Braai light doesn’t work. - no soap in the bathroom, no cutting board and oven gloves in the kitchen, 1 dishwasher pod for a 2 night stay. All in all, over priced even with the current discount you offering - most likely won’t be back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Owen O'Reilly, General Manager at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Tayhostie1, thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future. I have discussed this with our Team. Please feel free to reach out to owen@brentonhaven.co.za with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.
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Tsholofelo R wrote a review 06 Sep
2 contributions
I can truly say finding Brenton Haven was Divine intervention - the staff is amazing, made me feel like me and my partner were the only guests on the resort, quick and eager to help and fulfill request. Privacy was so important and they delivered there, the location also offered privacy with beautiful views and complete safety. I wanted a soulfilling birthday celebration - I got exactly that. I miss it daily 💕 Thank you Priscilla and the Brenton Haven staff See you soon *tip: you'll need a car
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ray095 wrote a review Jul 2021
Rundu, Namibia22 contributions3 helpful votes
Brenton Haven is a real haven for family. It's built at a picturesque beach with a vast expanse of sand punctuated by rocks and green mountains. The place itself is well maintained, extremely clean and has staff that go out of their way to make you comfortable. The restaurant serves a top notch menu and Martin deserves special mention. Will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Mpho wrote a review Jul 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
My family and I had an amazing experience at the resort. Very professional and caring staff across all the departments, from the highly professional Noli at the reception, to the amazing team in the restaurant. Our Superior two bedroom beach villa was very clean, well equipped and was made warm prior to our arrival on a very cold evening. That was so amazing. Every member of the team is a true ambassador for the brand. Thank you All. We can't wait to return. Mpho
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$55 - US$140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Brenton Haven
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysnaBrenton-on-Sea
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (4.0 km), Brenton on Sea (0.04 km), and Knysna Lagoon (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Head Cafe, African Bean, and Freshline Fisheries.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Brenton-on-Sea.
Are any cleaning services offered at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (5.0 km).