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1 room, 2 adults

South Villa Guesthouse

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
22 Circular Drive Paradise, Knysna, Western Cape, 6571, South Africa

Upscale guesthouse in Paradise with restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book. 

  • South villa guest house is a delightful guest house within walking distance of many…Feb 22, 2020
  • Beautiful location, amazing views from the room, very personal touch from the hosts and a…Feb 9, 2020

South Villa Guesthouse

from ZAR 875
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom (Deluxe Double Room)
  • Luxury Room, 1 Bedroom (Luxury Double Room)
  • Standard Room, 1 Bedroom (Standard Double Room)
  • Standard Room, 1 Bedroom (Standard Double (Ground Floor))
  • Cottage

What’s around South Villa Guesthouse


  • In Paradise
  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 18 min walk
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 19 min walk
  • Knysna Lagoon - 27 min walk
  • Garden Route National Park - 27 min walk
  • Thesen Island - 30 min walk
  • Simola Golf Course - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 43 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • 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

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1949
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Xhosa

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 28-inch TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • In-room safe

South Villa Guesthouse’s small print

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


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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for South Villa Guesthouse

  • Does South Villa Guesthouse offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, South Villa Guesthouse does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • 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 wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at South Villa Guesthouse?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at South Villa Guesthouse?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at South Villa Guesthouse?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near South Villa Guesthouse?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Cruise Cafe (12-min walk), Polvo Coffee (14-min walk), and East Head Cafe (5.1 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,6 From 35 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
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, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
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, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
All good. Easy to find. Hosts could not have been more friendly. Warm welcome and great stay.
gb1 night trip
Very good 8,0
The hosts at this property are fabulous, kind friendly and make you wam Not to visit again . Ronnie and Thelma make the visit memorable.
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
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.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Excellent place, comfortable room, very helpful hosts and a great breakfast.
Jens, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great stay!
Pietro, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
The room and the property were absolutely clean and beautiful. Breakfast on the dining balcony was superb and the view overlooking the Knysna Heads was fantastic. Ronnie and Marina provided five star service throughout. Very highly recommended.
Paul, ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10,0
Simply the best
This guest house was outstanding because of its attention to detail. The room was beautiful with a chocolate on each pillow. The breakfast, which was cooked fresh, was simply outstanding with all food kept covered until it was placed in front of you. The service by the staff was exemplary. Even though there were steps up to the property, our luggage was carried both up and down for us. We couldn't have asked for more. If you're in this area please don't miss the opportunity to stay here.
Lynda, gb1 night romance trip

South Villa Guesthouse