- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ACCEPT ONE NIGHT BOOKINGS. MINIMUM STAY IS 2 NIGHTS. Prospect Cottage is a charming, spacious, comfortably furnished three bedroom home suitable for up to 6 people.Sip drinks on the elevated wooden deck with panoramic views of the lagoon and the 'Knysna Heads' or enjoy the view from the lounge/dining room and bedrooms. Enjoy the stunning view while you sip your sundowners on the patio. Relish the tranquil country lifestyle of Knysna with easy access to the Garden Route and Klein Karoo. Ideally situated, a three minute walk to central Knysna and the lagoon, yet off the busy Main Road. Easy access to boating and water spo...Read more
Prospect Cottage , Knysna, South Africa.
Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
Additional Location Information
Taken from Knysna tourism webpage:
Knysna is one of the Garden Routeˊs best known travel destinations and was recently named as one of the Top 100 Destinations in the World and one of the Top 25 in Africa in the Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Destinations Awards.
Surrounding Knysna are the towns of Sedgefield, Brenton, Noetzie, Rheenendal and Buffalo Bay. Indigenous forests, fynbos, lakes, rivers and mountains and beautiful coastlines combined with a moderate climate, make the Knysna area a natural Eden for flora and fauna lovers.
Here are some of the reasons why this destination is a world favourite:
Perfect 1. Weather all year round
Whatever the season, Knysna stays green. Its warm, temperate climate makes it the perfect all-year-round destination.
The mild winters on the Garden Route, from May to August, ensure sunny and beautiful wind-still days and are often referred to as the “secret season”. In fact, Knysna has a phantom autumn – it is certainly not a real one, but we have nothing else to call it. The forests do not loose its leaves, people don’t hide indoors and children aren’t dressed like overweight sleeping bags with limbs. Truth be told, day-time temperatures rival a balmy European summer, with an average winter temperature around 19ˋC.
2. A Natural Paradise
In Knysna, nature quite literally knocks on your front door. The town nestles between the impressive Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, with the world-renowned forests encircling it like a protective mantle. This exceptional nature’s playground of beaches, lakes, mountains, forests and rivers offers an unforgettable holiday. Whether you’re an adventurous type or simply like it lolling around in the sun, Knysna has it all.
The 21 ha estuary is protected from the sea by the monolithic sandstone "Heads" - silent sentinels down the centuries of the rich history of this unique part of "paradise of earth". Adding to the richness of this incredible region is the spectacular Fynbos vegetation, contributing 8000 plant species to the Cape floral kingdom. The Knysna forest measures some 80, 000 ha in size and is managed according to strict conservation principles.
3. Our Animal Kingdom
Knysna boasts an array of unique, some of them sadly endangered, species including the unique Knysna seahorse, the delicate Pansy shell of the lagoon and the endangered dwarf chameleon and Brenton Blue Butterfly. Knysna is also home to the only forest elephants in South Africa.
The Humpback and Southern Right whales visit the coastline during the months of May and September to breed in the calm, warm waters of the Indian Ocean and present a spectacular theatre of breaching, rolling, playing with calves and just generally lolling about. Spectators sit for hours watching these giant gentle creatures enjoying life on their way around the most southern tip of Africa.
The Knysna area is home to a wealth of bird life. Near-endemic avian wonders include the famous Knysna Loerie with its bright red feathers highly visible in flight. Then there’s the Narina Trogon, Knysna warbler, Knysna Woodpecker, chorister robin-chat and the forest canary. The lakes play host to a wide variety including the Malachite Kingfisher, the African Fish Eagle and our beaches provides the breeding grounds for the endangered African Black Oyster Catcher.
4. Adventure and Sport
Come and play in our forests and dive into outdoor adventures like horse riding, hiking, yachting, fishing and canoeing. For a pure adrenalin rush get into the more extreme sports of abseiling, paragliding, scuba diving or water skiing and some of the best mountain bike routes in the country. Knysna has something for everyone - from the very young to the well matured and for every size, shape and temperament.
5. Mecca for the gourmand, whether it’s shopping, food or culture
In and around Knysna one will find a selection of fine restaurants, activities, cultural and heritage experiences, adventure and natural encounters to match your mood, age, physique and budget.
Wine and dine your way through a formidable array of fine restaurants, seafood taverns, pubs, coffee shops, delicatessens and other interesting eateries. From fusion food with an Oriental flavour to nouveau cuisine; from traditional South African dishes such as Cape Malay-inspired bobotie to a Xhosa delicacy known as umnqusho; from a meaty braai to a syrupy sweet koeksister, Knysna offers it all.
For the shopper, there are interesting outlets tucked away around every corner, including a quaint Waterfront shopping complex and authentic African traders.
It history and culture fascinate you, Knysna will intrigue you with a Gold Rush story of its own, a Timber Trade history interwoven with rich stories of early woodcutters and their special relationships with the forest elephants and the famous John Benn family whose sole responsibility was to navigate ships and boats through the treacherous Heads.
6. Last, but certainly not least, our beer and our oysters!
“Local is lekker” is a famous South African saying promoting the use of local products first and foremost. It Knysna this is quite easy to strive towards with two strong contenders, beer and oysters.
Mitchell’s Brewery opened 25 years ago in Knysna and is arguably the leading micro brewery in South Africa. Whether it’s Bosun’s Biiter, Forester’s Draught, Raven Stout, Ninety Shilling Ale or the new Mitchell’s Gold, the “beer that made Knysna famous” is unmistakable. Whatever your choice you can be assured that Mitchell’s Beers are unpasteurised, live ales, produced with the finest available ingredients of British mashing and German lagering techniques.
Oysters and Knysna are synonymous. The earliest records we have of the consumption and marketing of oysters in Knysna town are in newspaper cuttings of 1896.
The cultivated Knysna Oyster is famous for its fresh, nutty taste – unique to oysters in this area. Of course the wild coastal oyster, more salty in taste - is ever popular and also readily available at local eateries. During July the annual Knysna Oyster Festival draws thousands to celebrate the little mollusc, and more than 200 000 oysters are devoured in 10 days!
Just arrive, the rest comes naturally So there you have it, six wonderful reasons why we all lovoe Knysna on South Africa’s famous Garden Route. With easy access by air and road, the experience will be greatly enjoyed.
With thanks to Knysna tourism
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Last updated on August 26, 2014
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- for more than 2 guests in high /shoulder season | $19 per day
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Additional notes from the owner
Low Season (1 May 2014 to 31 October 2014) R650 for 2 people + R100 per additional person, per night
Shoulder Season (1-30 November 2014) R650 for 2 people + R200 per additional person, per night
Peak Season 1st December 2014 to 15th January 2015. R1550 for the entire house, irrespective of the number of guests ( maximum of 6 persons including children / babies)
High season 16th January 201to the 30th April 2015: R700 for 2 people and R200 per additional person per night.
Easter week end 2015 - R1550 for the entire house, irrespective of the number of guests ( maximum of 6 persons including children/babies)
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
- Towels Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- Housekeeping Optional
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Ocean or water views
- Mountain Views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - ask
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 125 square feet