About Us

Headlands House -  A Destination All On Its Own

Headlands House has been managed with uncompromising levels of service and attention to detail since 1999.  Apart from our stunning location, the emphasis is on personal service.
From the moment you arrive, we are available to advise and book wonderful day trips and golf, as well as recommend excellent restaurants.
We can also arrange in-house Massages.  We have our own tour guide, on call, who  can take you on a personalized tour of Knysna town or a romantic cruise on the lagoon.
And of course, we will gladly book these “treats" in advance, on confirmation of booking, to avoid missing out on what wonderful Knysna and its surrounds has to offer.

 Crisp cotton percale sheets and rich fabrics throughout, as well as hand picked antiques, ensure guests enjoy the comfortable elegance of Headlands House.
Each of our six luxury en-suite rooms are individually decorated, with complimentary toiletries, bathrobes, a wall safe, DSTV,
tea- and coffee making facilities and their own balconies.  Free wifi is available throughout the guest house. 

An extensive continental breakfast is served  including fresh fruits, yogurts, cereals, and delicious local cheese as well a full cooked breakfast including
eggs of your choice 
In whale season, guests often enjoy a wonderful start to the day at breakfast, with the sighting of whales,
blowing in the ocean below Headlands.  In winter, guests are tempted to wind down the day with a
lovely bottle of red wine from our honesty bar in front of a roaring log fire, in the lounge.
Headlands is perfectly located to explore Knysna and its surrounds, as well as the many wonderful sights and activities that the Garden Route has to offer.
Many guests chose Headlands as there base to explore further afield, but to savour the exceptional dramatic location that Headlands has to offer,
and the sound of the sea crashing against the Coney Glen cliffs at night.  Our comfortable and cosy rooms are
also the perfect backdrop for a romantic weekend away, a honeymoon or an anniversary celebration.

Our Latest Reviews from Trip Advisor and Booking.com

TRIP ADVISOR

DATECOMMENT
2 February 2020Just Perfect and very homely 5/5
What a hidden gem this is... a beautiful guest house with views that are out of this world. The rooms are very comfortable and clean with a little attention to detail which was lovely. The staff were very friendly and helpful, very knowledgeable about the amazing local area. Very good breakfast. Excellent free Wi-fi. Highly recommended and we will be back when we return to your beautiful country. Thank you.
21 January 2020Amazing B&B 5/5
Winding up the road to the Headlands House came to a rather plain looking exterior. But that's all that was plain about this beautiful guest house! Our group took all 6 bedrooms and from the moment we walked into the living room/lobby, the views were awe-inspiring! Since we had the whole place, we each ran from room to room to see one anothers views! Megan greeted us and it was as if a friend were inviting us into her home!

The arrangements Megan/Debbie made for us from the boat ride with Mandy and dinner at Sirocco were top-notch! Who better to get recommendations from than a local!

Knysna was my favorite town of South Africa and it may very well may be because of our accommodations! If it weren't so far from California, we'd definitely be back!
17 November 2019The Place to Stay 5/5
Lovely place, everyone is extremely kind. The place is lovely, the views are fantastic. Breakfast is also very good.
Thank you for everything, this place was one of the highlights of an amazing trip!!
5 October 2019Beautiful Stay 5/5
This amazing place offers some of the best views of the Knysna Heads from all areas of the accommodation. A perfect view of the ocean and the whales from the comfort of your bed or from the lounge. Full deck around the lounge and bedrooms offers a fantastic photo opportunity catching the waves and rocks of the Heads. 5 star luxury managed by friendly people who are knowledgeable of the area and places to go and places to eat. The best breakfast in town rounds off a treat of a visit to Knysna
25 September 2019Knysna Heads view from bed 5/5
This amazing place offers some of the best views of the Knysna Heads from all areas of the accommodation. A perfect view of the ocean and the whales from the comfort of your bed or from the lounge. Full deck around the lounge and bedrooms offers a fantastic photo opportunity catching the waves and rocks of the Heads. 5 star luxury managed by friendly people who are knowledgeable of the area and places to go and places to eat. The best breakfast in town rounds off a treat of a visit to Knysna
21 September 2019Beautiful 5/5
The most beautiful views of the heads and sea. Very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are spacious, neat and beautiful decor. At headlands house they are very accommodating and will help you with anything that you will need. Such a privilege to be in a place with such beautiful views.
26 August 2019Stunning 5/5
Headlands House is set in the most stunning location - on the cliffs over looking the ocean on one side, and to the other, the Outeniqua Mountains. Their service is open and friendly, kind and caring. I can’t recommend them highly enough, nor can I thank them enough for their generosity and sincerity. Also their breakfast is delicious!
26 August 2019The views from
Amazing Views 4/5
Headlands House are gorgeous and the lounge is the perfect place to curl up with a book or relax and watch the waves. Very comfortable guesthouse with a great location. Megan was very hospitable and assisted me with everything I needed.
26 August 2019The views from Headlands House are gorgeous 4/5

And the lounge is the perfect place to curl up with a book or relax and watch the waves. Very comfortable guesthouse with a great location. Megan was very hospitable and assisted me with everything I needed.
16 May 2019Absolutely perfect 5/5

Headlands House was the perfect base to explore Kynsna & it’s surroundings. Debbie and Riane were wonderful hosts and made us very comfortable during our stay. Riane bakes the best muffins and scones and Debbie the most delicious breakfasts.

The room we stayed in had incredible views over the ocean and we had sundowners on our balcony every evening. The only downside was that we could not stay for longer.

We cannot recommend this wonderful hotel enough & are already planning our next trip back.
5 May 2019Homely and comfortable 5/5

Real homely feeling. Beautiful views and big comfortable bed with well thought out extras. Lovely breakfast and very friendly and caring staff. They went out of their way to open up early for us for breakfast as we had to leave early each day. Would definitely recommend.
13 March 2019A Great Stay 5/5

Debbie and Johanna made us very welcome. The guest house has a superb view and is very good value for money. We thoroughly enjoyed out six nights at this guest house, made more enjoyable by their attention to detail. Special thanks to these two ladies for their professionalism and hospitality.
28 Feb 2019Home from Home 5/5

This home is in a lovely location with amazing views. It is comfortable and well appointed. The two ladies who manage it are incredibly welcoming and extremely helpful. The breakfast is very good and the freshly baked complimentary scones available all day are delicious!
14 Feb 2019Perfect Location 5/5

Best view to the mouth of Knysna, Good spot for Golfer. 3 top cources around. Great help from the staff on any requirement. Golf, Restaurant and others. Have been there 3rd time and if we come back to South Africa, we will not miss this location once more.
We can highly recommend this guest house

BOOKING.COM

DATECOMMENT
26 Jan 2020Warm welcome, 9

Friendly staff, fantastic location with beautiful views. We had been on the road a lot so it was the perfect place to unwind and the staff let us know about places nearby not to miss. Wish we could have been there for longer and would definitely recommend to others
8 January 2020Awesome!! 9.6
Just had a perfect stay - very nice room (Elephant) with an amazing view on top of the heads. Very nice and helpful hosts, who gave us a lot of information about the surroundings, restaurants,... We will definitely come back and then, stay longer 🙂
1 January 2020The property was clean, comfortable and inviting. 10
Our room had beautiful views of the Knysna Heads.
Everything was superb.
21 December 2019The accommodation was excellent. 10
The room beautiful, the bed comfortable, food good and views unprecedented. Megan and Debbie were lovely and made our stay even more than perfect!
18 December 2019We loved the location 10
It gave us beautiful views of the beach and the lagoon. Our room is spacious, clean and the bed comfortable. Our host gave very good recommendations so we had plenty of things to do even if it was windy and rainy during our short stay. Because the guest house is so close to everything, we can drive to almost anywhere quickly and still make it back in time for an afternoon snooze, before heading out again. We could have stayed so much longer and hopefully we’ll return!
3 December 2019Fantastic views, 10
nicely decorated room, well working wify network, good and friendly service.
1 December 2019Excellent location. 10 Good wifi. The reception was excellent and all as per website. Breakfast was great especially the omelette and coffee.
30 June 2019"We had such a lovely stay" 10

We had such a lovely stay in Knysna - the rooms were really nice and all with a stunning view of Knysna heads. The host was amazing as well, arranging tours for us and giving us the best tips. We will for sure be back again!!!
21 June 2019"The best booking experience in South Africa" 10

Hostess is such a nice lady who manage to run a fantastic villa and garden in the best view place. You can choose the bird room to see the river or the whale room to the sea. Room is super clean and warm. Breakfast is so delicate and delicious. The garden has attracted so many beautiful birds. The best experience in South Africa!
6 April 2019" If you like beautiful views, head here" 10

A great welcome to a beautiful venue in a really fantastic setting. And the breakfast was delicious, including a wonderful fruit salad.
31 March 2019" Should and stayed longer" 9.6

Amazing view from the terrace and lounge area. Staff were lovely. Breakfast fantastic with extra home baked muffins to take away.
23 Oct 2018“Amazing View!” 10

What a view... It was so amazing. We could see some whales too!

The breakfast and the service was incredible. She was so nice to us, very friendly with a lot of information about the city and restaurants. Unfortunately we only stayed for one night... would definately come back!
30 Aug 2018“Will definitely stay there on our next Garden Route trip.” 10

The location and views are even better than in pics. Comfy room with nice touches and an unobstructed view of the heads (Elephant). Lovely breakfast and Johlanda was a wonderful host. Wi-Fi was upgraded and works well.
29 Jul 2018“Home away from home with spectacular views” 9.6

We liked Everything about Headlands

Debbie's warm welcome to Headlands was the start of a great stay. The views from the room and the common areas are spectacular. Headlands offers a very warm and homely experience.
4 Jul 2018Exceptional 10

Amazing location. Indian Ocean on one side, Knysna lagoon on the other side. Debbie is incredibly nice and helpful.
2 April 2018'Easter Bunny surprise” 10

Their was nothing to dislike - a Truly exceptional property

Beautiful location. immaculate property with super helpful staff.
21 March 2018Exceptional 10

Amazing view. Beautiful rooms! The house and feel to it is just perfect. Modern, yet with a warm feeling to it. Absolutely attentive and welcoming staff. Everything was perfect.
13 Mar 2018“Would recommend this guest house to the most discerning potential visitor.” 10
What was not to like? Plus the breakfast and the presentation of it also gets a 10. Debbie is a true asset to the company - nothing to much for her and with a great smile.
20 Feb 2018“Beautiful location.” 10

The view from the guest house was brilliant. We received a really warm welcome from Johlanda and felt immediately at home. We received lots of information about the locality and places to eat. We had a excellent breakfast. We will definitely be recommending this accommodation to our friends.

30 Jan 2018Exceptional 10

Amazing view on the terrace, amazing breakfast and really cosy environment.

Contact Us

Contact: Debbie
Tel: +27 (0)44 384 0949
Mobile: +27 (0) 83 601 1319
Fax:  +27 (0)86 549 7369
Email: info@headlandshouse.co.za
Address: 50 Coney Glen Drive, The Heads, Knysna
Postal Address:  PO Box 2281, Knysna 6570, South Africa
GPS CO-ORDINATES:  34°04'41.60"S - 23°03'53.20"E

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