I had been here a few years ago, and came back [this time with my parents] because I loved it so much. The views are still stunning, and the place is still gorgeous - love the outside shower, the kitchen is great, the beds really cosy! The pool is also gorgeous, and there are several fireplaces for a good braai...
Now sadly I just had the nagging feeling that the owner, Madi, does not care quite as much anymore. She promised to say hello on our arrival, but sent staff instead. She turned up on the very last day for a minute small talk - we still owed money, so it felt more like a reminder visit than anything at that stage. She also promised us a salad [freshly grown there, tastes amazing, had some first night] - despite chasing that never came back.
On top of that there are a ton of dogs - super friendly, playful and sweet, but they do, err, soil all over the area, which is not so nice.
Overall, I still think this is a great place, location and facility wise, and if you are going to be in Knysna, this is a great option - I had just wished the "personal touch" by the owner, which had been greatly commended by our travel book especially for this place, was actually still there...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nirvana is a beautiful homestead set high on a Knysna hillside, surrounded by spectacular panoramic views with indigenous forest and vegetation. The farm looks out over the entire Knysna Lagoon and it's surrounding villages with the famous Knysna Heads and the Indian Ocean in the distance. Nirvana has 3 luxury self catering units on offer. There are two open thatched Bungalows and a delightful Deckhouse. There is a swimming pool and view deck with fireplace that adds to Nirvana's luxury facilities. Nirvana offers exclusive accommodation in a peaceful, private and secluded setting close to Knysna town - only a 10 min drive. Nirvana is central to all the spectacular Golf Courses that The Garden Route has to offer. ... more less
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