Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort

Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort

198 CR Swart Drive, Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna 6570 South Africa
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4.5
#1 of 1 small hotel in Brenton-on-Sea
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
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)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Banquet room
BBQ facilities
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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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
Modern
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

198 CR Swart Drive, Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna 6570 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Doonhamer2018 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom42 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 nights towards the end of our Garden Route tour to chill out. Whilst located about a 20min drive away from Knysna, the views were stunning, accommodation excellent, staff friendly and helpful. If you don't want to drive into Knysna, the resort can arrange a taxi at reasonable rates.The superb location offers direct access to the long, sweeping, quiet and clean beach of Brenton Bay. There is also a local bar/ restaurant within 3 mins walk of the resort if you fancy a change from the hotel food and bar, although these are very good in their own right.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Saaliha P wrote a review Nov 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa68 contributions4 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brenton on Sea and Brenton Haven resort is my happy place. I am sitting on the deck of unit 31 after having just taken in a breathtaking sunset on the beach just a short walk away.

This is our second visit here and as soon as i leave.. i yearn to come back.
We started our stay in suite 2 which is a 1 bedroom suite above the restaurant. It is a beautiful, clean, modern unit with an open plan that is designed to give you the best views from all rooms.
We then extended our stay and were given unit 31, a 3 bedroom villa, at the same rate as the suite which is a welcomed gracious gesture on the part of management.
The 3 bedroom villa is absolutely amazing. A fully equipped kitchen with the same clean, modern furnishings. 3 en suite bedrooms, each with their own showers and an extra guest toilet downstairs point to the extra touches of consideration.

The best part is the deck that offers panoramic views of the unspoilt beach. Absolutely heavenly.

The staff are friendly and even though this is a fully self catering resort, the cafe offers delicious pastries and quiche for breakfast and/or lunch. The on site Butterfly Blue restaurant opens from Thursdays to Sundays and offers delicious fresh food, we had the line fish and hake and both were perfect. Ofcourse the views are amazing, try to go at sunset and book a table on the deck.

I cant wait to be back again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Monty Stoller wrote a review Mar 2020
Stäfa, Switzerland363 contributions167 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 nights at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort during our South Africa trip. The hotel is located directly on the beach of Brenton-on-Sea and about 15 minutes by car from Knysna. Each suite offers a well equipped kitchen, a spacious living room and several bedrooms. We ourselves stayed in suite 4 directly above the main building. The large terrace offered a fantastic view of the miles long beach. The beds were also very comfortable. The gym is a bit outdated, but still offers a wide range of equipment. We could also enjoy the heated pool every day. The hotel's own restaurant was very good and therefore recommendable. The self-catering approach offered many advantages (e.g. the very cheap washing of the clothes) but unfortunately also a disadvantage that takes getting used to (e.g. cleaning only every three days (otherwise for an extra charge), no hand soap). The always helpful and very friendly staff should be emphasized.

We enjoyed our days extremely in the resort and therefore I can highly recommend Brenton Haven!
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Suite 4 offers a fantastic view
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Andrea C wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa56 contributions27 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed as a family of four in a self catering unit. Our unit was neat and decently equipped with all we might need. One room has a great view while the other is a little poor. Bathrooms are very small! Some outdoor seating cushions would be a nice touch. Easy access to a small gym was nice and a stroll to the beach is within walking distance. There is a pool but it was heated, which seemed unnecessary in the height of summer as it was more like a jacuzzi than a refreshing pool. Restaurant service is not great but the food was. Resort made an error with our invoice upon departure and tried to charge us a whack more which we then had to dig out all documents and proof of payments before we left which was quite frustrating.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Busy_Bee_0804 wrote a review Aug 2022
Polokwane, South Africa192 contributions44 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We celebrated my 50’th birthday at the Butterfly Blu and Brenton Haven recently.

And what a celebration it was!
The venue was spectacular, and the catering was out of this world.

From day one, Johlanda and her team was extremely organized, and the pre-event arrangements was timeous and from an excellent quality and standard. Johlanda (and my wife) arranged everything in detail, quite a task if an event is held in Brenton and you are resident in Polokwane.

On the day of the event, everything went smoothly, with no hitches whatsoever. The venue and catering were 100% spot-on. The bar staff, kitchen staff and waiters (Teenage and his team) were friendly, fast, and efficient. It takes quite a lot for any venue to deliver 50+ perfectly prepared steaks all at one time. Not one of our guests complained in any way or manner about any food, drinks, or service. Our guests were catered for in detail, from persons with allergies to persons with other food preferences (vegetarians and vegans).

As most of our guests were from other provinces, most guests also made use of the Brenton Haven hotel, and once again not a single guest was disappointed in any of the hotel or facilities. The group discount offered for event guests, also made the accommodation very reasonably priced and our guests were indeed impressed by both the Butterfly Blu restaurant and the Brenton Haven hotel.

It was an absolute pleasure to host my celebration at the Butterfly Blu and I will recommend the use of the Butterfly Blu and Brenton Haven for any occasion or event.
If I had to score my whole experience, I will score it 10 out of 10.

I wish to heartfully thank the whole of the Butterfly Blu and Brenton Haven team, with what can only be described as a once in a lifetime, extremely successful birthday celebration.

Eugene le Roux
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Hannelie C wrote a review Mar 2022
Paarl, South Africa18 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The service at Brenton Haven was, as always, friendly and professional. We received a warm welcome, and our suite was well-appointed, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen and bathroom were both well equipped and the bedroom had more than enough cupboard space with a kingsize double bed of excellent quality. What we enjoyed most, were the lovely sea views in two directions. We could enjoy the sunset from the comfort of our lounge or balcony. Truly exceptional service and accommodation!
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Higher rooms are more private.
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Dawn B wrote a review Mar 2021
Bloemfontein, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were very privileged to spend a few days at this coastal haven. We stayed in a 1 bedroomed villa with splendid ocean views. The villa was extremely clean and neat as a pin, extremely well equipped and well secured. All the staff including reception, cleaning staff and maintenance staff were very professional, friendly and helpful. The restaurant and coffe shop on the premises is a real bonus and serves delicious meals. Staff is also very friendly and professional and service excellent. This resort is highly recommended if you need a well deserved rest.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Andre H wrote a review Feb 2022
Cape Town, South Africa547 contributions189 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Brenton Haven from 22-24 Feb 2022 & stayed in room/suite 3 . The booking & check in process was easy & efficient. Front desk staff were always friendly. The best part about this resort is definately the views & hearing the waves all night long. From the Resort Reception it is around 200m down a walkway & you on a lovely beach , clean & nice soft sand. There are public restrooms which were always clean. The beach was safe & very seldom free of a few people. One is able to swim , to the right of Castle Rock but I suggest being wary of the cross currents if you not an able swimmer.

The room was really modern , clean & had everything we needed. There was an outside covered braai which we used a few times with seating to eat outdoors. Only gripe & reason for 4 rating was the smell from the bath/basin drains which was attended to promptly but not completely sorted out.

There are 2 restaurants on site , 1 where you can have breakfast that opens at 8am & the other opens later & stays open a bit later as well . We did not dine at either but they were popular with external guests as well.

The Resort also has a pool & gym on site , gym is quite big & has all the basic necessities for a good workout.

Had a very good experience & loved the setting & proximity to the beach . About 6km outside of Knysna town
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Owen O'Reilly, General Manager at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort
Responded 03 Mar 2022
Hi Andre, Thank you for the review, we appreciate it.
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Pieter Jacobs wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the pleasure of staying over in one of the luxurious rooms overlooking the beach and having the crashing waves as a sound track the whole evening. The venue is stunning and would definitely recommend this as a must see and visit. It was very enjoyable and will definitely come and stay over again!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrew W wrote a review Feb 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom36 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I last tried to eat here several years ago and had a horrible experience.
Wow! What a change!
We stayed for two nights and have a fantastic time.
Alison at reception was exceptionally helpful and the waiting staff who's names I have forgotten treated us like royalty.
We shall be back...
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The suites in the main nbuilding have a great view
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Mojox85 asked a question Aug 2018
Bremen, Germany
Is it possible to get brekfast there?
Answer from charte2015
Knysna, South Africa24 contributions2 helpful votes
Hi Mojox. Yes we do serve breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 in Butterfly Blu restaurant. You can view the menu on the Butterfly Blu Restaurant Website
Erika v wrote a tip Feb 2024
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ditch TV-time and take a board game along. The stoep is very inviting."
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Lynn wrote a tip Feb 2024
Somerset West, South Africa151 contributions162 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stunning pool area with loungers and umbrellas. "
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Vacation01087485664 wrote a tip Jan 2024
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you know the hotel and you know what you want, book directly at hotel"
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Bertus v wrote a tip Dec 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you have enough data for Wifi."
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Nomad_Rogue wrote a tip Nov 2023
Singapore, Singapore35 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wait time for food service can be annoying, so you need to be patient. "
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,102 - R 2,323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Brenton Haven
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysnaBrenton-on-Sea
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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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 (0.02 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 Freshline Fisheries, 34 South, and The Drydock Food Co.
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).