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“Out of this world!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Head Over Hills

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Head Over Hills
Ranked #11 of 125 Knysna B&B and Inns
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“Out of this world!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. From the moment we arrived, everything was amazing. Sara was an amazing hostess, really warm and welcoming. We stayed in the Elephant Room, and I honestly felt like I never wanted to leave. The views were SPECTACULAR, the room was beautifully appointed with every luxury you could imagine, including sauna and spa bath. We didn't know what to do first, sauna, jacuzzi or swim in the beautiful pool on the edge of a cliff over looking knysna heads. We were lucky to be there on the most beautiful day and watched the sunset from the jacuzzi on the deck. HEAVEN! We had dinner at a restaurant in Knysna, but the highlight was when we returned. Sara had left some Sherry and nougat on our bed, and then a bathroom FULL of candles, some insence and chocolate next to our bath. We didn't want to go to sleep, because we knew when we woke up, it would nearly all be over. Breakfast was delicious and beautifully presented. There was nothing we could fault. Just that we weren't there long enough. We'll DEFINITELY be back!!

Room Tip: We can really recommend the Elephant Room
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

We arrived on the 10th Jan 2013 to a warm & friendly welcome by Sara. After a 5 hour drive from Cape Town the welcome drink was just what we needed. The hotel & room facilities were superb and of the highest standard, comparable to any 5 star establishment around the world. The view from the Knysna Heads and our room was the highlight. Sara, we thank you for the attention and service we enjoyed during our 2 day stay. We highly recommend this Guest House to any traveller looking for value for money and world class service.

Room Tip: The corner room we had with a big balcony and breathtaking views was excellent.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

Head over Hills offered exactly what I needed. I was looking for a quiet place with beautiful views, to relax. Head over Hills was exactly it. I was able to chill, read books and connect with my God. It was misty when we arrived, which turned out to be a good thing as I woke up to a suprisingly breath-taking view the next morning. I had obviously checked the placeout on the internet before booking but what I found there was more than what I expected.

The staff was amazing. Sara, the manager, catered to our every need and even exceeded expectation.

All of the above of course did not come cheap but it was worth every cent paid.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

We have had two great nights at this place. At the top of the cliff, the views are absolutely amazing and unbeatable. It gives you a true relaxing holiday athmosphere and due to the fact that this is a small guesthouse, you feel as if the place was your own. Every room has a balcony to overlook the ocean. It is a quick drive down the hill to go to Leisure Isle or city of Knysna. Moreover, Sara and her husband are so welcoming and helpful - top location, top service, would go back anytime and recommend to my family and friends!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

My wife and I were just driving around the headlands inspecting a few guest houses when we were fortunate enough to meet Sara at Head Over Hills. The views are indeed spectacular but have to say that Sara and her team are the other key ingredients to this place.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

My wife and I have just had four nights here and this place is in the most amazing position on the eastern Head in Knysna. You simply can't get any more spectacular setting. Sara, our hostess, provided an incredibly good service all of the time, nothing was too much trouble and she seemed to have a sixth sense to anticipate our every need. The house itself is of the very highest standard and all of the fittings and furnishings reflect the very best of taste and quality.
The staff could not have been kinder and the breakfasts were very special and served in a lovely room overlooking the entrance to the Heads, as do all the rooms. It is not cheap to stay here but worth every rand. We are regular visitors to South Africa and have long appreciated the very high standard of guest houses in this lovely country but without doubt this tops anywhere else we have stayed.

Room Tip: All 5 or 6 rooms have beautiful views overlooking the Heads, with decks and loungers. We tend to sle...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2011

Fantastic location, probably about as good as it gets overlooking the Heads at Knysna. Rooms are all modern and very clean. Great place to stay especially when you are the only ones there. Sara is great and the service excellent but be warned, the breakfast is megga. One really good thing is that you can get a free taxi to a couple of the best restuarants in Knysna in the evenings.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Head Over Hills

Property: Head Over Hills
Address: 22 Glen View Drive | Coney Glen, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 125 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Head Over Hills 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Head over Hills is a unique luxury retreat situated on the beautiful edge of the iconic Knysna heads. Our luxury accommodation and world-class views are the perfect backdrop to a well-deserved getaway, honeymoon or to simply take in the splendor of our naturally beautiful location. ... more   less 
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