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Villa Afrikana Guest Suites

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13 Watsonia Street Paradise, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 17/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 17/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Tennis court offsite
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Outdoor pool
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Sun terrace
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24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
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Coffee / tea maker
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Extra long beds
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English, Afrikaans, Italian
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Annalie G wrote a review 9 Oct
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
Villa Afrikana didn’t just meet their 5* rating - they exceeded it!! The facilities were very well appointed (gorgeous room with a beautiful bathroom en suite with underfloor heating) and the location was perfect to offer the most breathtaking views over the lagoon and Heads - especially early morning and at sunset. But by far the most impressive aspect of Villa Afrikana was the service! Nothing was too much trouble - for anybody! From advising on places to go speciality shopping and eating to organising an emergency dental appointment (which was VERY difficult on a Friday at short notice!; and from escorting us to and from the car and opening our doors as if we were royalty to taking our luggage to and from the the room via the lift (NOT!). The attention paid to detail was exquisite, from the blueberry on the breakfast fruit cup to the extra bottle opener and glasses that appeared when we bought an extra bottle of wine and left it in our room; from the wonderful high tea served from four to the sundowners served at six; and then there were the long conversations while sitting on the patio…… Ross, Bianca, Constance, Beauty and Lovemore - you made our stay UNFORGETTABLE! Thank you all so much!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Annalie G 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, Constance, Lovemore We at Knysna “Paradise” Collection pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites and at T H E B L O E M Guest Suites are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon
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Lazzagear wrote a review Apr 2021
London, United Kingdom1015 contributions517 helpful votes
Ross and Bianca have created a wonderful luxury guesthouse in Knysna that caters to one's every whim. Beautifully decorated in neutral tones with African artifacts, there's a large living room, indoor and outdoor breakfast areas and a small pool with loungers. All of the six rooms are spacious with balconies and fabulous views across the lagoon. Beds are large and comfy, bedding and towels seem new. My only quibble would be that the wardrobes are quite small. But what sets this guesthouse apart is the level of service which is probably the best we've ever encountered, where in the world. Ona and Constance were totally focused on making our stay perfect from ensuring our copious, morning coffee requirements were met to spotting that we had different preferences of cup. Every day we encountered a new delight and there seemed to be a competition to see who could offer us the most amazing fruit selection every morning! We were so sad to leave because we felt that Ross and Bianca had become friends. They even sorted an emergency dental appointment for me and recommended nail salons and hairdressers as well as restaurants and places to visit. They also lent us their bikes for a cycle around the lagoon. If you are visiting Knysna this is the only place to stay! y
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Bianca Giunti-Ackernann, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
Responded 13 Apr 2021
Dear Lazzagear, Thank you so much for supporting Villa Afrikana in these uncertain times. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and that you noticed all the small touches, it was only a pleasure. We do hope we meet again and look forward to have you here at Villa Afrikana in the near future. “Arrivederci” Until we meet again Ross & Bianca with all the team at Knysna Paradise Collection. We at Knysna “Paradise” Collection pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites and at T H E B L O E M Guest Suites are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.
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504anso wrote a review Mar 2021
Worcester, South Africa1 contribution
The most beautiful place, the staff is friendly and explained everything so well. We had the most phenomenal sea view. The breakfast were served in our suite, sit and looked over the sea. We will definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded 13 Apr 2021
Dear 504anso, Thank you so much for supporting Villa Afrikana in these uncertain times and thank you for writing such a wonderful review. We are looking forward to welcome back in the near future. “Arrivederci” Until we meet again Ross & Bianca with all the team at Knysna Paradise Collection. We at Knysna “Paradise” Collection pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites and at T H E B L O E M Guest Suites are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.
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Capetownbrits wrote a review Mar 2021
Cape Town, South Africa44 contributions13 helpful votes
Beautiful property lovely site with wonderful views of the lagoon. Amazingly attentive owners and staff made our short stay superb. Wish we could have stayed longer. Will definitely recommend to friends.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded 17 Mar 2021
Dear Capetownbrits, Thank you so much for supporting Villa Afrikana in these uncertain times. We are happy you had a safe and enjoyable stay with us and hope to be welcoming you back in the near future. “Arrivederci” Until we meet again Ross & Bianca with all the team at Knysna Paradise Collection. We at Knysna “Paradise” Collection pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites and at T H E B L O E M Guest Suites are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.
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mina wrote a review Mar 2021
Mafikeng, South Africa6 contributions
very upmarket, glamorous and posh. great hospitality and great food. overall service was beyond expectation. will certainly return to SA from Australia. location is superb amongst mountains and forests. truly an amazing place to revisit
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Responded 17 Mar 2021
Dear Mina o Thank you so much for supporting Villa Afrikana in these uncertain times. We are happy you had a safe and enjoyable stay with us and hope to be welcoming you back in the near future. “Arrivederci” Until we meet again Ross & Bianca with all the team at Knysna Paradise Collection. We at Knysna “Paradise” Collection pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites and at T H E B L O E M Guest Suites are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.
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PRICE RANGE
US$110 - US$206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
villa afrikana guest hotel knysna, hotel afrikana
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (6.0 km), Brenton on Sea (4.5 km), and Knysna Lagoon (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Head Cafe, African Bean, and Chatters Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Afrikana Guest Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (1.7 km).