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Headlands House is managed with uncompromising quality of service and attention to detail. Uniquely situated on the highest point of the famous Knysna Heads, Headlands House offers breathtaking views.

Guests have access to a private lounge, bar and a stunning cliff-edge swimming pool.

Breakfast is a sumptuous affair, served whilst dolphins and whales frolic, or yachts slip silently out between the Heads.

Four luxury en-suite rooms, with private balconies, capture the majestic Heads, the mighty Indian Ocean and a romantic fairytale view of the Knysna Lagoon and Outeniqua Mountains.

For complete relaxation and comfort, Headlands House is the perfect escape for a romantic sojourn and an ideal base from which to explore the Garden Route.

Accommodation at Headlands House:
Coney Glen Room
Crisp percale cotton sheets and rich fabrics throughout, as well as handpicked antiques in the Coney Glen Suite, offers guests comfortable elegance. The suite offers sweeping views of the Knysna Heads, and the sea, as well as the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountains. Its bathroom offers equally dramatic cliff views of The Heads and the sea, from an extra large oval bathtub. It has two private balconies with beautiful sea and lagoon views.

Elephant Room
Carved Elephants silently watch over you while you dream of another magical day in Africa. Enjoy breathtaking sea and cliff views overlooking the Knysna Heads. The bedroom and balcony provide the perfect place to savour these vistas.

Bird View Room
Offers all encompassing views of the Knysna Lagoon and the Outeniqua Mountains. From a private balcony overlooking the pool, one can enjoy a romantic fairytale view of Knysna at night. Birds View has a spacious bathroom, with a large spa bath.

Fynbos Room
Where fynbos rambles down to the sea, at Coney Glen Beach. Watch the fishermen on the rocks and enjoy magnificent sunsets from a large balcony.

Knysna Sea Horse Room
Embrace the tones and vistas of the Sea and Cliffs from this beautifully decorated room, and enjoy the dramatic view through The Heads which can be savoured from the bedroom as well as its lovely private balcony.

Pansy Shell Room
The Pansy Shell Room is sea facing with a lovely balcony overlooking the Fynbos and houses on The Heads.It is a cosy and warm ,self contained room for two and has the additional benefit of a kitchen counter top with an under counter fridge and microwave.


"The breathtakingly beautiful scenery starts right here at your luxury guest house accommodation with views over the cliffs and out across the warm Indian Ocean, where sightings of dolphin and whales can often be made.

Further afield we can offer activities and places of interest to meet everyone's interest. Our staff will only be too happy to assist and advise you further.

On our doorstep:
- Coney Glen Beach (5min walk)
- Famous Knysna Heads View Site (2min walk)
- Leisure Island is 5min drive away
- (5min drive for leisurely swims with magnificent vistas of the Outeniqua Mountains and the majestic entrance to the Heads where the sea enters the lagoon)
- Attractions in the immediate area
- Lagoon Cruises and Nature trail
- Lagoon, river and deep sea fishing
- Knysna Elephant Park
- Knysna, Pezula and Simola Golf courses - (reduced rates offered for Pezula)
- Abseiling down the Knysna Heads (Worlds Highest)
- Mountain bike tours
- Forest walks and hikes
- Sun, sea, and surf on soft sandy beaches
- Various restaurants for every taste
- Attractions East of Knysna - (within one hours drive)
- Whale watching
- Tree Top Canopy Tours
- Worlds Highest Bungy Jump (216m)
- Monkeyland and Bird Sanctuary
- Spectacular game reserves
- Stormsriver Mouth Adventures
- Attractions West of Knysna - (within two hours drive)
- Quad Bike Safari + Game viewing
- White Shark Cage Diving
- Attractions North of Knysna - (within two hours drive)
- World Famous Cango Caves
- Cango Crocodile and Cheetah Ranch
- Ask your host for assistance and details of any of the activities that you wish to enjoy

Cancellation Policy:

- 30 days or more prior to arrival - 10% of total
- 20 to 30 days prior to arrival - 25 % of Total
- 10 to 20 days prior to arrival - 50 % of Total
- 10 days or less prior to arrival, or a "No Show" the Total Accommodation Cost

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Swimming Pool


- Coming from the Cape Town / George side, drive all the way through the town of Knysna, through the central shopping area, out of town, past the hospital on the left hand side, round a bend to some traffic lights. At this set of traffic lights there is a SPAR shop and a Caltex Garage (Dirk Ellis Motors VW Petrol Station).on the right hand side. Cross over these traffic lights, keeping in the right hand lane. The first road after the garage you turn to your right *****

- Coming from the Port Elizabeth, Plettenberg Bay side, you drive towards Knysna down a long hill, you do not go into the town of Knysna at all. As you are going into a dip, you will see the Caltex Garage on the left hand side and the traffic lights. George Rex Drive is before one gets to the traffic lights / garage. Turn left into George Rex Drive and continue from *****

- ***** This is called George Rex Drive, and is sign posted The Heads, Industrial Area, Leisure Isle. Continue along this road, for approximately 5 kms, the Lagoon always being on your right hand side. You will pass the Knysna Golf Course on your left hand side, and past the golf course, the turning for Leisure Isle to the right. CONTINUE STRAIGHT along this road around some bends, and when you go over the first speed hump, there is a road going up the hill, to the left. It is clearly signed Coney Glen Drive. Go up this road, passing all the viewpoints on the way. Follow the signs saying, view point. At the very top you will get to a type of T-Junction to the right is a car park for the top view point. At this T-Junction you turn to the left, and we are the first house on the right hand side, 100 metres along. A big grey house with Headlands House written above the garage - # 50 Coney Glen Drive, The Heads.

Should you have any difficulties, please dont hesitate to give us a call at one of the above telephone numbers. We look forward to welcoming you at Headlands House.

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