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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 9.7!

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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4 reasons to choose Head over Hills

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Cony Glen Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    500 feet from property
  • Bollard Bay Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    1.1 miles from property
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Host Info

Host Review Score

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.
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.
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: Afrikaans,English,Swedish
Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • View Point Eastern Knysna Head
    0.2 miles
  • Knysna the Heads
    0.2 miles
  • Pezula Golf Estate
    1.7 miles
  • Knysna Golf Club
    1.7 miles
  • Pezula Golf Club
    1.9 miles
  • Knysna Waterfront
    2.9 miles
  • Knysna National Lake Area
    3 miles
  • Featherbed Boat Cruises
    3.1 miles
  • Noetsiestrand
    3.6 miles
  • Pledge Nature Reserve
    3.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant East Head Cafe
    0.6 miles
Top attractions
  • Simola Golf and Country Estate
    5.3 miles
  • Knysna Forest
    5.6 miles
  • Simola Golf Estate
    5.6 miles
  • Goukamma Nature Reserve
    7.9 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Knysna Lagoon
    0.6 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Coney Glen Beach
    500 feet
  • Bollard Bay Beach
    1.1 miles
  • Sparrebosch Beach
    2 miles
  • Brenton Beach
    2.6 miles
  • Noetzie Beach
    3.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Plettenberg Bay Airport
    15.1 miles
  • George Airport
    39.6 miles
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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
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Yoga classes
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples' massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa facilities
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Massage Additional charge
  • 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
  • Restaurant
  • 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).
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
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Adults only
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Heated pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool with view
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Swedish
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Sustainability initiatives
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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

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Room options at Head over Hills include:

    • Suite
    • Double
    • Twin

  • Head over Hills has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Head over Hills by:

    • Car 1h 10min

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

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