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Historic Home With Cosy Self-contained Flat With Bedroom, Lounge and Kitchenette, Knysna

3-star apartment in Knysna

  • Free WiFi in lobby

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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa

Entire apartment

  • 4 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking nearby
  • Barbecue grill

What’s around

  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1 min walk
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 9 min walk
  • Garden Route National Park - 13 min walk
  • Knysna Lagoon - 14 min walk
  • Thesen Island - 15 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 16 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Sleeps 4 people

Bedroom 1

1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Double Sofa Bed

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Guests
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Accessible

About this apartment

Rental basis: Entire house or apartment

Number of bedrooms: 1; Number of other rooms with beds: 1

This historic house is over 170 years old and is one of the original homes of Knysna.

Carpe Diem House has been decorated with flair and style. Our intention is to create a unique and comfortable space where our guests will feel at home, as well as being surrounded by beauty and colour.

The apartment is decorated with many original South African artworks, authentic Masai cloths, Basuto blankets, woven Malawian chairs and Ikats which provide an eclectic and sympathetic space in which our guests are able to unwind and relax.

Knysna is based in one of the most beautiful areas of South Africa and we are the perfect central base from which to explore the Garden Route and all its attractions. Carpe Diem House is ideal for a long stay as well as for a stopover on your way to the other delights South Africa can offer.

The character-filled one-bedroom apartment has a large private lounge and a separate additional toilet room with washbasin and large built-in cupboards.

The lounge has wooden floors and high ceilings with a roof fan. It is a lovely room for entertaining or relaxing. There is a double sleeper couch in the lounge offering a bed for up to two additional persons.

The bedroom has a large Queen sized bed, with Sealy mattress, and en-suite bathroom (shower only) with toilet and washbasin. The bedroom also has a built-in cupboard and a roof-mounted fan.

The apartment has excellent security and an enclosed veranda overlooking a small, indigenous, bird filled garden. A Weber barbecue is available for making charcoal-fired meals which can be enjoyed on the original South African "stoep" (veranda).

We offer the Dstv Compact channel. (South Africa's premier television channel offering the best of British, American and international programs and world sports coverage). We also offer uncapped Wifi at 10 Mb.

The house is up the road from Knysna's original Anglican Church, Catholic Church, and an evangelical church. It is walking distance to the Methodist and Ng churches.

The Gym at the Royal Hotel, down the street, offers daily gym memberships and has a heated pool.

The house is walking distance to town, shopping malls, and restaurants. It is central to all the attractions of Knysna and surrounds.

There is off-street parking for cars and or trailers behind locked gates.

Location

Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1 min walk
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 9 min walk
  • Garden Route National Park - 13 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1 min walk
  • Pledge Nature Reserve - 9 min walk
  • Garden Route National Park - 13 min walk
  • Knysna Lagoon - 14 min walk
  • Thesen Island - 15 min walk
  • Knysna Quays - 16 min walk
  • Knysna Golf Club - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Bollard Bay - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km
  • Eastern Head View Point - 4.3 mi / 7 km
  • Leisure Isle - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • West Head View Point - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 32 min drive

The apartment

Key facts

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Bedrooms

  • 1 bedroom

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill

Things to know

House rules

  • Minimum check-in age: 18

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Mandatory fees

  • A mandatory cleaning fee is included in this property's rental rate; it will be displayed at the time of booking.

FAQs

  • No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Olive Tree (5-min walk), Persello's Pizzeria (6-min walk), and Royal Siam Thai (6-min walk).