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“Fantastic views and worthy of the 5 star rating” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Head Over Hills
Ranked #13 of 129 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fantastic views and worthy of the 5 star rating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

A delightful and cosy establishment. Fantastic views,friendly and courteous staff, clean setup that is maintained throughout your stay. The manageress, Sara, is a great source of local knowledge and extremely helpful. 5 star rating all around. We will be back soon!

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

The lady that met us somehow knew our names. Talk about personalised service. Such friendly staff. The place is really amazing - it is really hard to leave to go explore other places in Knysna. Stunning views.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

Just came back from 2 nights stay. Host Sara was friendly and helpful. The Dolphin room we stayed was clean although not huge but just enough for two people. Great view from room and ground floor has a swimming pool and a jacuzzi over look The Head and the ocean. Over all, great stay! Would go back again!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

We bought a voucher (half price) for this fantastic 5 Star B& B on the Knysna Heads. Magnificent views, comfy bed, beautifully decorated rooms, all those added extras which really make it special. Delicious breakfast cooked by the friendly kitchen staff. But what made this place most memorable was Sara. A warm, friendly, welcoming host - who really went out of her way to make sure we had a comfortable stay. Thank you Sara - we will very definitely be back!

Room Tip: We were in teh Viewpoint Room - but all the rooms have an unrestricted view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

WOW!!! From the moment we arrive at this Stunning 5 Star Villas me and my wife was so welcomed !!! We spent only 2 Nites, but is was worth every minute of relaxing, forget about everything, enjoy a cocktail, either on the balcony with a stunning view or next to the pool, overlooking the ocean. (The Stunning View) The Dolphin room is Stunning!!! We were welcome by Sara and her Staff!! Sara is a wonderfull Hostess, booking a dinner at Mo 's was just what this Boertjie needed!!! Tasty Spareribs!!
A place to remember and to be reommended!!!

Room Tip: The Captains room and View Point!! all these rooms have stunning views of the Ocean and Lagoon
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sedgefield, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

What a beautiful establishment with the most spectacular views! The service is absolutely first class and we were made to feel special from the minute we walked through the door. We were served drinks on the deck where there is a beautiful rim-flow pool and a Jacuzzi. The sound of the sea and the views are unbelievable. The rooms are tastefully furnished and decorated and the view from our balcony was amazing. To sit outside in the evening just taking in the sounds of the sea and gazing at the stars was so special. We will be back...

Room Tip: The corner room has the best views - over the sea and into the Knysna Heads
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town, South Africa
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126 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

What a lovely guesthouse! The views steal the show for sure! Our room had incredible views over the ocean & Heads. The sound of the ocean at night is incredible! Sara, the hostess, is such a lovely person and the perfect person for this position. She is professional, a real hands-on type of person and super helpful. Dare I say the only downside was the breakfast. A little 'ordinary' for my liking, no smoked salmon, croissants or crumpets. Just standard white/brown bread with scrambled/fried eggs & the usual suspects but I'm sure would suit a lot of people. Would definately go back!

Room Tip: Corner rooms are always bigger and offer better views
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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 #13 of 129 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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