The upstairs balcony, which is in the sun all day, has views over the lagoon and local golf course. It is situated about a 3 minute drive away from town, which is full of every amenity, and dozens of restaurants and cafes. There is a very good restaurant a 10 minute away. The flat is comfortably furnished, well decorated with new beds.
My wife and I live in South Africa - on the Garden Route - having retired there 5 years ago, after Roger having flown for 41 years as a Captain with BMI in England. However, our other favourite destination in the world is Thailand, especially Koh Samui.
Alva purchased this apartment in 2002
Having visited South Africa twice and fallen in love with the country, we decided that our real favourite place of many that we have visited is Knysna. It is the complete town, wonderful location, scenery, warm friendly people, and a climate which we have not found better any where in the world.
We chose this particular house with it's garden flat because it was in such a wonderful secluded location, very private, and yet within easy distance of everything this town has to offer.
Your apartment was a real home away from home, very comfortable and peaceful and we were so well looked after during our stay. Mrs Adams and family 3/01/2010.
Our family of four enjoyed 4 nights in this comfortable apartment close to the downtown, but in its own little bit of Eden. Roger and Alva were absolutely wonderful hosts and very helpful with area information. We wish we could have stayed longer. The featherbed tour is very enjoyable on a nice day allowing for beautiful scenery, exercise and a great buffet lunch. We also enjoyed hiking the Knysna forest, and visiting Plettenburg Bay. We hope to return and would definitely recommend this property to others. It is very comfortable for up to four people. Thank you Roger and Alva, for your hospitality and a wonderful stay.
Kim - 05/01/2013
3 of us stayed in Hunters Retreat for three weeks in February 2013. We were shown wonderful hospitality by our Hosts, , and as Golf was our main interest, it was just a perfect base.
Special interest holidays:
Boat trips on the Lagoon, can be arranged with the Owner in his Speedboat moored nearby, or Scenic Pleasure Flights in the Owners small Aircraft are also available at very reasonable prices.
The flat is situated within a 5 minute drive of very safe beaches on Leisure Island, in the lagoon, or 20 minutes from wonderful beaches on the sea. The nearest sight of the sea is by the spectacular Knysna Heads, also a 5 minute drive away.
The nearest airport is George (60kms, 50 mins), with direct links to Johannesburg and Cape Town. Car hire is recommended.
Knysna town centre is 3 kms/5 mins away. Plettenburg Bay 30kms/30 mins. George 55 kms/50 mins. Cape Town approximately a 5 hour drive.
Knysna is a town full of interest and along with the immediate surroundings can easily keep a family entertained for a week or more. The main town is 5 minutes away and hosts a wonderful selection of shops, shopping malls, and an amazing array of restaurants, bars and cafes. There are boat trips galore and the lagoon and the hills provide a spectacular back drop to the town. The waterfront harbour is a very popular focal point. There is a selection of supermarkets and banks, and a good restaurant in a lovely garden setting just a 10 minute walk away.