Head over Hills is a five-star luxury retreat in the picturesque seaside town of Knysna, located on a long stretch of indigenous greenery – over two South African provinces – called the Garden Route. Situated on the jagged edge of the cliffs of the Knysna Heads, with views over the Indian Ocean where frolicking dolphins and visiting whales can often been spotted, tranquility steers luxurious comfort, top to bottom, inside and out.
With sunset views, a strong presence of serenity and shimmers of sincerity abound, the guest house is owner-operated with attention to detail, world-class hospitality and a wealth of regional knowledge on offer to guests. The private wine cellar, with handpicked wines from some of South Africa’s finest vineyards, is one of the personal touches to look forward to. And while you can pick your own wine from the vast selection, you can also cultivate your taste for the different cultivars during a private tasting, led by the owner himself.
Head over Hills can be booked in its entirety for special occasions and celebrations, or holiday-goers can choose between the ocean-facing spacious suites or the luxury rooms, all boasting a balcony and deck chairs with exceptional views. Each room, elegantly decorated in ocean-and-earth colors with modern decor, feature its own Nespresso coffee and tea station and a signature red SMEG fridge with complimentary cold drinks, beer and water. There is a wheelchair-friendly room and the suites and luxury rooms either have twin, queen or king size beds, with a television, in-room safe, air-conditioning, hair-dryer and Wi-Fi as some of the standard amenities on offer.
The grandeur of Head over Hills will make you fall head over heels in love with the destination as a whole. With a fully stocked licensed bar, a heated rim-flow swimming pool overlooking the Knysna Heads, in-house massages in the comfort of your room or on your deck and the daily à la carte menu crafted by the chef, staying put and enjoying Head over Hills is at the order of the day. Should you wish to explore, the staff at Head over Hills will gladly guide you in the right direction and help you plan your itinerary around Knysna and the surrounding area. You can head to the Knysna Lagoon and the indigenous forest – one of the largest in South Africa with multiple day trails – or simply walk around town, indulge art in the galleries, shop at the Knysna Waterfront and wine and dine to your heart’s content. Should you wish to work up a sweat and experience Knysna from the seat of a bicycle, mountain bikes are available for hire.
Another passion brewing on the cliffs of the guest house is golf, and the town is a dream destination for golfers with world-class golf courses. Head over Hills have high-quality ladies and men’s golf clubs available for hire and as a corporate partner of Pezula Championship Golf Course – a mere 10 minutes away – guests can enjoy a preferential rate.
From $ 143
Includes: Luxury accommodation, breakfast, welcome drink, coffee, tea and minibar drinks
|Dates||Rates (PPS)||Rates (SINGLE)|
|15 Dec 2020 — 28 Feb 2021||$ 187||$ 374|
|01 Mar 2021 — 30 Apr 2021||$ 174||$ 349|
|01 May 2021 — 30 Sep 2021||$ 143||$ 286|
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