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Head over Hills is an exclusive retreat in Knysna. Set on the jagged edge of the famous rocky cliffs of the Knysna Heads, this well-appointed guest house has a heated swimming pool.

Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a private balcony. There is also a small SMEG fridge in the room, and the private bathroom is fitted with a bath and a shower. You can enjoy a sea view from each room, while other rooms also offer a mountain view.

At Head over Hills the kitchen will prepare a traditional South African barbecue or a la carte menu, organized with prior notice. The property also has a wide selection of hand-picked South African wines and a walk-in wine cellar.

Other facilities offered at Head over Hills include free WiFi throughout, and free parking.

Head over Hills is 1.9 mi from Pezula Golf Club, 3.5 mi from Linsay Castle by Noetzie Beach and 5.3 mi from Simola Golf Course.

This is our guests' favorite part of Knysna, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Head over Hills has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 17, 2014

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Knysna, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 king bed
1 queen bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beaches
  • Cony Glen Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    500 feet from property
  • Bollard Bay Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    1.1 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
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  • Is it possible to pay reservations in 5 months installments? Interested in booking a King size bed room with a balcony view for a romantic anniversary
    Hi We can organise a payment plan. Let me know for when you would like to book thanks Sulani Schoeman General Manager Head over Hills
    Answered on 17 May 2021
  • Dinner available?
    Yes, we have a restaurant on site.
    Answered on 31 January 2022
  • how many rooms at the facility? i need 10 rooms.
    we have only 8 rooms on the premises.
    Answered on 16 February 2021
  • Hi which airport is closer George or Platenberg
    Plettenberg is closer but not alot of flight coming in to plett George is more convenient and only 1 hour away.
    Answered on 30 April 2022
  • Good day, thank you for responding. How much deposit% will now taken off my account?
    Good Morning, 50%. Kind regards, Sulani
    Answered on 30 October 2021
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Host Info

Company review score: 9.5Based on 91 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

At Head over Hills luxury retreat we are very passionate about golf. Head over Hills is proud corporate partners with Pezula Championship Golf course and therefore we can offer our guests a discounted rate.

Property info

Head over Hills is a unique 5 Star luxury retreat situated on the beautiful edge of the iconic Knysna heads. All our guests are swept away with the spectacular view. The establishment was built for a family holiday house but turned into a guest house a few years later.

Neighborhood info

Head over Hills is located in the Coney Glen Area on the famous eastern Head. You can easily walk down to the beach or to the close by East Head Café for a delicious lunch.

Languages Spoken

Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site


    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Head over Hills
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Coffee machine
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Adults only
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool with view
  • Heated pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Yoga classes
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Swedish

House rules

Head over Hills takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 7:00 PM


7:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Head over Hills accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 12:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Dear visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Please inform Head over Hills of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Head over Hills

  • The prices at Head over Hills may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Head over Hills include:

    • Suite
    • Double
    • Twin

  • Head over Hills has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Guests staying at Head over Hills can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • À la carte

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Head over Hills offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Back massage
    • Bike tours
    • Head massage
    • Spa facilities
    • Foot massage
    • Bicycle rental
    • Full-body massage
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Neck massage
    • Walking tours
    • Hand massage
    • Swimming pool
    • Couples' massage
    • Yoga classes

  • Head over Hills is 3.1 miles from the center of Knysna.

  • Check-in at Head over Hills is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.