Knysna, Garden Route - Accommodation
ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:This accommodation in Knysna is a spacious, comfortable, furnished home suitable for up to six persons. At Prospect Cottages sip drinks on the elevated wooden deck with panoramic views of the lagoon and the Knysna Heads or enjoy the view from the lounge, dining room and bedrooms. Watch the sun set over the tranquil lagoon while you enjoy your sundowners. Relish the tranquil country lifestyle of Knysna with easy access to the Garden Route and Klein Karoo.
This Knysna accommodation is ideally situated, as it is only a three-minute walk to the centre of Knysna and the lagoon, yet off the busy main road and located on a quiet cul-de-sac. The cottage has easy access to boating and water sport facilities, restaurants, shops and a short stroll from the Knysna Waterfront complex.
There is a Lounge / Dining Room with colour TV and full DSTV connection as well as a DVD player. The Main bedroom is carpeted with a queen size bed, built in cupboards and shower and toilet en suite. The Second bedroom is carpeted with a double bed, built in cupboards and dressing table. The third bedroom is carpeted with two single beds and cupboards. The family bathroom has a shower and toilet.
There is a spacious kitchen with stove, oven, microwave oven, fridge / freezer, washing machine, crockery, cutlery and all the other essentials. At Prospect Cottage there is beautiful wooden deck in which to enjoy the views of Knysna.
At this accommodation Knysna offers, all the linen, bedding and bathroom towels have been provided, but guests need to bring their own beach towels. A Baby cot is available if needed and there is a built-in braai (Barbeque) facilities.
The cottage is not serviced, but when occupied for more than seven days there will be a change of linen and a general clean up. Arrangements for a cleaning service can be made at a nominal fee. Stay in Knysna at Prospect Cottage and enjoy a wonderful vacation - stress free with amazing views.
Facilities & Amenities includes:
Facilities available at Prospect Cottage, Knysna, Garden Route
- Children Welcome
- Gay Friendly
- Non Smoking
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Directions to Prospect Cottage
Map of Prospect Cottage in Knysna, Garden Route+ OPEN FULL MAP
GPS Co-Ordinates: 23° 2' 24.1" E / 34° 2' 7.5" S
By Car / Driving
Driving to Prospect Cottage in Knysna, Garden Route
|Departing: George Airport|
|Address: George, South Africa|
|Distance: 69.4 km / Duration: 55 mins|
|1.||Head north||11 m|
|2.||Turn right toward R404||27 m|
|3.||Turn left toward R404||0.2 km|
|4.||Turn right onto R404||2.4 km|
|5.||Turn left to merge onto N2||11.7 km|
|6.||Take the exit on the right toward N2||1.1 km|
|7.||Continue onto N2||2.4 km|
|8.||Keep right to stay on N2||51.3 km|
|9.||Turn left onto Short St||0.1 km|
|10.||Turn left onto Agnar St
Destination will be on the left
George Airport - George+ OPEN WEBSITE
With a growing number of travellers heading to the region's beaches, forests and mountains, George airport now has over 600 000 passengers a year. It has won the South African Airport of the Year award six times (at the time of writing), and George's city centre is 11 Kilometres away.
George Airport was originally named after the then president P.W. Botha and was built in 1977.
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Alternative accommodation near Knysna, Garden Route
|Knysna, Garden Route »||Current||Current|
|Sedgefield, Garden Route »||21 mins||25.9 km|
|Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route »||28 mins||32.5 km|
|Wilderness, Garden Route »||38 mins||39.7 km|
|George, Garden Route »||37 mins||48.3 km|
|Natures Valley, Garden Route »||51 mins||63.5 km|
|Herolds Bay, Garden Route »||57 mins||73.1 km|
|Hartenbos, Garden Route »||1 hour 14 mins||100 km|
|Mossel Bay, Garden Route »||1 hour 19 mins||113 km|
|Boggoms Bay, Garden Route »||1 hour 39 mins||131 km|
|Albertinia, Garden Route »||1 hour 44 mins||152 km|
|Riversdale, Garden Route »||2 hours 9 mins||190 km|
|Little Brak River, Garden Route »||3 hours 2 mins||209 km|
Reviews for Prospect Cottage
"A view to die for "
A view to die for and hosts who have thought of everything. Prospect Cottage is located on a quiet road with stunning views over Knysna Lagoon and The Heads, but is only a few minutes' walk from the centre of town and shops. The cottage really cannot be faulted: beautifully maintained with every convenience you could think of (and some you may not have). The beds are extremely comfortable, and there's two bathrooms. On a practical level the washing machine was particularly welcome after more than three weeks on the road. Neville and Liz do their best on your arrival to acquaint you with the attractions of the local area. Their welcome even extends to a bottle of wine, fresh ground coffee, milk in the fridge and sweeties in the lounge. If you're looking for comfortable Knysna self-catering at a reasonable price, look no further
Reviewer: Ian Chapman
Country: United Kingdom
Posted: October, 24th 2013 20:11 PM
"Wonderful cottage "
Jeany Poulsen, Dorset , United Kingdom (stayed: September 2013) Thank you for your wonderful cottage - even the crockery is beautiful ! And for all the nice extras - so generous and kind. Had a delightful and very reasonable prices meal at East Head Cafe and enjoyed exploring . P.S . Zoe, a botanist much enjoyed the copy of "Proteas of South Africa" in the cottage. Jeany, Ian and Zoe
Reviewer: Jeany Poulsen
Country: United Kingdom
Posted: October, 24th 2013 20:10 PM
"enjoyed the views from the cottage "
Alan Druce and Maria Tchorzewska. We enjoyed our stay very much and enjoyed the views from the cottage during meals. We feel rested and ready for the next part of our holiday. We will surely be back ! Alan for the 3rd time !
Reviewer: Alan Druce , Abingdon , England (stayed: Septembe
Country: South Africa
Posted: September, 9th 2013 15:01 PM
Dear Liz and Neville, Thanks for your kind and warm welcome. We enjoyed our stay at Prospect Cottage a lot. It is spacious and with plenty of personal touches. We love it. All the necessary and more is in your home. We will recommend it. Regards, Laurent, Sandrine, Tom, Nina and Noe.
Reviewer: Famille Desbat ,
Posted: September, 9th 2013 14:58 PM
"Need of none "
Neville and Liz , Thank you for the stay at Prospect Cottage . As you said we had " need of none " as the cottage had everything we required. Definitely a must again for us. Hadrian, Charmaine and kids.
Reviewer: Hadrian Beaton
Country: Mossel Bay, South Africa
Posted: September, 9th 2013 14:53 PM
"more than we expected "
Ockie and Marianne Geldenhys, Ceres . Cape (stayed: August 2013) Dear Neville and Liz , It is not often in life that you get more than you expected. From the moment you received us till the moment we left this was the case. Thank you for making this input into the memories of our family. We look forward to our next stay with you. Regards, Ockie and Marianne Geldenhys and kids.
Reviewer: Ockie and Marianne Geldenhys
Country: Ceres, South Africa
Posted: September, 5th 2013 14:28 PM
"Thank you "
Neville and Liz , Thank you for the stay at Prospect Cottage . As you said we had \" need of none \" as the cottage had everything we required. Definitely a must again for us. Hadrian, Charmaine and kids.
Reviewer: Hadrian Beaton
Country: South Africa
Posted: August, 11th 2013 15:00 PM
"This is our 10th annual stay at Prospect Cottage."
This is our 10th annual stay at Prospect Cottage. We read the opinions book. Some favour one thing. Others favour another. But one thing there is absolute unanimity. That is the welcome given by Neville and Liz and their concern for ones welfare during our stay. This is changeless and they go out of their way to ensure a trouble free and enjoyable holiday. We look forward to many more stays at Prospect Cottage. Thank you for all your kindness and your genuine concern regarding our stay. Best wishes, Colin and Judith Prest, Ann, Etienne and Hannah du Plessis
Reviewer: Ann du Plessis
Country: South Africa
Posted: July, 12th 2013 13:28 PM
"Thank you "
Samantha and Morne Smit., Northern Cape (stayed: March 2012) Thank you Liz and Neville for the warm welcome at Prospect Cottage. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back again. Thank you.
Reviewer: Samantha and Morne Smit
Country: South Africa
Posted: August, 25th 2012 18:04 PM
"Enjoyed our stay"
We have enjoyed our stay at Prospect Cottage - thank you for the little extras , they were much appreciated. Helen and Alan Eaton, United Kingdom and Geoff Lowe, Randberg. South Africa.
Reviewer: Helen Eaton
Country: United Kingdom
Posted: June, 1st 2012 11:22 AM
"We have had a lovely time here"
We have had a lovely time here. Your cottage is so comfortable with lots of unexpected extras and such a stunning view. Ideally placed for town and the Waterfront. It was so easy to feel "at home" here. Thank you.
Reviewer: Janet and Michael Wainwright
Country: United Kingdom
Posted: February, 21st 2012 13:44 PM
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