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South Villa Guesthouse

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Classic Room, 1 Bedroom, Lagoon View (Standard Double Room) | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of South Villa Guesthouse

South Villa Guesthouse

4.0 star property
Upscale guesthouse in Paradise with restaurant

9,6/10 Exceptional

54 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry facilities
The price is R1 250
Price available on 2023/03/24
22 Circular Drive Paradise, Knysna, Western Cape, 6571

Guests rated this location 9.3/10 - Exceptional

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Paradise

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 34 min drive
  • George (GRJ) - 37.4 miles/60.1 km


  • Seattle Coffee Company - 14 min walk
  • The Drydock Food Co - 19 min walk
  • African Bean - 17 min walk
  • 34 South - 19 min walk
  • Lunar Cafe - 14 min walk

About this property

South Villa Guesthouse

South Villa Guesthouse is a great choice for a stay in Knysna. Free perks include full breakfast, WiFi, and self parking. Other highlights at this upscale guest house include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and breakfast.


Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Skiing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1949
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 28-inch TV
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


<p>This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. </p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. </p> <p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

South Villa
South Villa Hotel Knysna
South Villa Knysna
South Villa Guesthouse House
South Villa Guesthouse Knysna
South Villa Guesthouse Knysna
South Villa Guesthouse Guesthouse
South Villa Guesthouse Guesthouse Knysna

Frequently asked questions

Does South Villa Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, South Villa Guesthouse does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at South Villa Guesthouse?
As of 23 March 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at South Villa Guesthouse on 24 March 2023 start from R1 250, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at South Villa Guesthouse?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at South Villa Guesthouse?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at South Villa Guesthouse?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at South Villa Guesthouse?
You can check in from 2 PM - 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at South Villa Guesthouse and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities like skiing. South Villa Guesthouse also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near South Villa Guesthouse?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around South Villa Guesthouse like?
South Villa Guesthouse is a short 17-minute walk from Knysna Waterfront and 18 minutes' walk from Knysna Quays.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

South Villa stay
The accommodation is modern, clean and lovely. The stuff are friendly and welcoming. I enjoyed my stay with South Villa guest house. I had a lovely ocen view room with a spacious balcony. I enjoyed my stay
Keneilwe, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

A lovely 4 star guest house with beautiful views from our balcony of Knysna Heads/the sea. Crista is the most amazing hostess. Our Land Rover Defender with roof rack was too tall for the garage so she arranged for secure parking just down the road at a friend's place. As we then did not have a car, she offered to drive us to a restaurant and pick us up later. I was not feeling brilliant so she recommended a restaurant that would deliver, 34 degrees South. The food was great and she arrived with plates, cutlery etc as it arrived and we ate out on our balcony looking out at the lovely view. She could not have been more helpful and we really appreciated it. A lovely place to stay and a great location but it is the hospitality and service which we will remember.
Deborah, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The hosts were very welcoming and friendly. View from the balcony is also amazing.
Arnaud, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Darryn, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our favourite guesthouse
South villa guest house is a delightful guest house within walking distance of many restaurants. Ronnie and Thelma the hosts could not be more helpful. Our room had a lovely balcony overlooking the lagoon. Breakfast was delicious. We stayed two nights at the South Villa guest house, and wish we could have stayed longer. Ronnie and Thelma, the hosts were very engaging, affable and informative. Ronnie gave us some excellent recommendations for local restaurants and great places to go for a sundowner. Thelma and Ronnie were also available every morning for advice and ideas of where to go and what to see around the beautiful Knysna area. Our room was lovely, the bed comfortable and the location excellent - the Waterfront and the town are within easy walking distance, approx 15 mins I cannot recommend this place highly enough. A very memorable and beautiful place to stay with wonderfully caring hosts.
Vikki, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful location, amazing views from the room, very personal touch from the hosts and a very very comfortable stay. Choice of breakfast on the communal balcony or your own private balcony. Decor is clean and bright and the hosts are very welcoming and helpful
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing B&B
We arrived here early and although we couldn't check in we were made fresh coffee and sherry while we waited by the lovely staff. The room was lovely and had a lovely view looking out across the ocean. Breakfast was amazing! Highly recommend!
Charlie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I own and rent 2 properties in the United States and, because of the volume of my 5-star ratings, am considered a "super-host". I pride myself in my properties and in my management of them. I understand what it takes to provide quality accommodations. What I experienced at South Villa Guesthouse put me in awe...both in the amenities and in the hospitality! The hosting could not have been more gracious and welcoming, and the facility was pristine and beautifully decorated. The breakfast we were served overlooking the town was, in itself, memorable. I can not give the entire experience a higher commendation and recommendation.
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely stay in Knysna
Lovely clean guesthouse with comfortable well-furnished rooms. We received a very warm welcome from Ronnie and Thelma. Thank you to you all for a wonderful stay in Knysna. We will definitely return again and recommend to all!
Jasvinder Kaur, 1-night trip
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