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“The search for serenity ends”
“It seldom happens that the actual destination lives up to the reputation created online. From the first interaction with Julie to the moment of our departure, was peace & tranquillity at its best. The forest walk was absolutely beautiful and added some fun & excitement to our stay. The Suite was spotless and the décor was modern & cleverly designed. The garden is beautiful and the forest & starry night sky view that we experienced from the Suite, was absolutely mesmerising. Woodlands, you exceeded all of my expectations, I will see you again soon!” Chantel K, June 2021
So much detail and thought has gone into Woodlands. All the plants and the beautiful garden outside, the lovely kids play area….beautiful! The units are super clean, lovely bed, bedding, Lindt chocolate on the beds….enough towels, toilet paper, lovely smelling amenities…. Victorinox knives in the kitchen, throws for sitting outside…the list goes on. We will definitely be back! Beautiful walking trail too and the farm dog is such a lovable friend to all guests. – Lezaan, September 2020
The accommodation is beautiful. It is fresh and spotlessly clean with a huge bed and top class bed linen. It has everything you would need for your stay. The decking has a wonderful view and there is a walking trail through the property. The outside areas have been designed with great thought with a small pond and areas for birds and insects. Etienne and Julie have made this place a little haven. It’s about a 15 minute drive from Knysna. Highly recommended. – Marian, February 2020
Best place to unwind, we booked for two nights, but would have liked to stay forever. The unit is beautiful, clean and modern. We had the best morning coffees on the deck overlooking the forest. The hosts were friendly and helpful while still respecting our privacy.
We will definitely book another stay in the near future. – Isabella, June 2019
This is the most awesome place for relaxing and unwinding. Chalets are stunning, the gardens will have you discovering hidden treasures for all the time that you are there. The chalets overlook the forest and have their own portable braais which can have you enjoying South Africa’s favourite past time as well as being wowed by the scenery. There is also an established forest walk for the more adventurous. This is our all time favourite place out of all the favourite places that we have been to, and we will definitely book with Woodlands again. – Janice B, May 2018
Spacious, quiet, clean and very well decorated guest house close to Knysna. We stayed for three nights and wished we stayed for a time least a week. Perfect for families – it was unanimous for the whole family that Woodlands was our favorite place during our trip to South Africa. An amazing place. – Valenza W, January 2018
We spent 5 nights in this haven of utter beauty and serenity. Our hosts Julie and Etienne were attentive yet not intrusive. Our room, the Protea Suite was meticulously clean and well equipped. We lacked for nothing! If it is quiet, views of indigenous forests and a beautifully landscaped garden you are after, look no further. – Heila D, November 2017
The most beautiful place we have stayed in. The hosts are warm and very welcoming. Absolute class! Great for a family with young kids. Majestic views, clean and a home away from home. Will definitely recommend it. – Tsakane M, Durban, January 2016
Fantastic little Jewel in the Forest! So well cared for! Attention to detail is amazing. Real treat for South African Fynbos enthusiasts! We would love to have stayed longer. Amazing furniture that completes the Garden! – Brett O, December 2015
What a wonderful little gem! Surrounded by indigenous gardens, with ducks swimming in the pond and overlooking a valley of trees, our unit at Woodlands was amazing. Our hosts were very friendly, kind & generous. Little touches, like finding tea, coffee, sugar, milk & rusks ready & waiting for us, was awesome. Our kids were delighted when they found chocolate & hot water bottles on their beds. The rooms are beautifully furnished. We loved the handcrafted pieces of furniture. The setting was just great. It’s peaceful and tranquil. Such a comfortable place to stay. You won’t want to leave. – Kim P, Port Elizabeth, July 2015
We are so grateful that we had the opportunity to share in your blessing! How fortunate you are to own a piece of heaven. Congratulations on your beautiful and stylish self-catering suites, we are sure you will be more than successful in this venture. Thank you for your hospitality, hope to bring the rest of the family one day to come and enjoy this gem. – Karen and Bronwyn J, Gauteng, April 2015
Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful place with us. It is so beautiful and peaceful, I would like to stay forever. The accommodation is very luxurious and I’m sure I will be back.
– Shirley J, Cape Town, March 2015
Thank you so much for a wonderful time. Your accommodation is lovely with such wonderful views and your hospitality has been marvelous. We wish you the very best with your new venture.
– Geoff and Jean from Buckinghamshire, England, January 2015
Woodlands Self-Catering is amazing. It is new, quiet, the units are gorgeous along with the nature view and experience. The owners are totally on top of their game and have put tremendous care into creating the absolute best experience for your stay. We feel we totally lucked out to find them and absolutely could not have found a better accommodation in the Knysna area. You must stay at Woodlands – you will love it!!
– Vanessa S, CA, United States, February 2015