Knysna is a popular holiday town on South Africa’s glorious Garden Route offering superb holiday accommodation within easy access of the area’s many attractions. When it comes to choosing luxury holiday accommodation in Knysna, one can easily be spoilt for choice. Exclusive Getaways makes some recommendations.

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Stay on the cliff edge of the Knysna Heads at Head over Hills


  • The shimmering Knysna lagoon.
  • Knysna Heads, two spectacular sea cliffs, are a major attraction offering stunning views.
  • Home to South Africa’s largest indigenous forest.
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve.
  • Knysna is well known for its oyster hatchery.
  • Lagoon ferry cruises and yacht charters, and ocean boat trips.
  • Woodville Big Tree.
  • Thesen Island.
  • World-class golf.
  • Beaches and beach sports.
  • Township tours.
  • Festivals and events.
  • Seasonal whale watching.
  • Thriving hospitality industry.


Head Over Hills is an exclusive holiday retreat on the Garden Route, idyllically situated on the cliff edge of the Knysna Heads. Views are utterly majestic at a location that could not be better! Mail us.

Knysna Hollow Country Estate is a modern 4-star hotel set on a secluded country estate just 5 minutes away from the centre of Knysna and near the lagoon. The hotel’s Social Eatery is a casual restaurant serving breakfast, café lunches, bar snacks and dinner, while Social Bar is a meeting spot for craft G&Ts, locally brewed beer and unique wines. Mail us.

Kanonkop House provides exceptional boutique-style lodgings in Knysna, with picture-perfect views of the Knysna lagoon.  Mail us.

Live close to the glistening lagoon at Belvidere Manor, which provides cottage-style accommodation (up to 6 people per cottage) on a vast garden estate beside the Knysna Lagoon. Mail us.

For a really different accommodation option on the Garden Route, there’s The Turbine Hotel and Spa on Knysna’s picturesque Thesen Islands. It’s a chic conversion of an old turbine restoration site, retaining all the old machinery as novel curiosity features, and providing the finest boutique-style comforts.  Mail us.

The Lofts Boutique Hotel is a chic and inviting choice for an island stay in Knysna. It is situated on Thesen island, on the edge of the lagoon. Stay in an exclusive lagoon suite or a luxury lodge suite, or in a large, dual-level self-catering suite. Mail us.

Mail us for information and bookings, or call us on +27 21 797-7122.