• Apartments
  • City view
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • BBQ facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Free parking
  • Bath
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Perched high above the village, Paradise Private Zen Studios offer studio accommodation with views of either the garden, lagoon, town and the famous Knysna Heads. Free WiFi is available. The studios are fitted with a satellite TV and a kitchenette with fridge, kettle, induction plate, crockery cutlery. Toiletries, bathrobes and a hair dryer are available. There is complimentary yoghurt, muesli, fruit juice, coffee, tea, milk, sugar filtered water. Guests can relax on the furnished deck offering lagoon views and barbecue evenings can be arranged in the boma. If you would like to discover the area, cycling, canoeing and hiking are possible in the surroundings. The Knysna Waterfront can be reached within 5 minutes' drive.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Free private parking available on-site

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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Knysna
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  • Michael
    Belgium Belgium
    Exceptional atmosphere in this property, you'd think you're in Japan. Very nice rooms with kitchen and balcony. Good location to discover the wider Knysna area
  • Kerry
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Lovely, unique stay. Friendly hosts and really comfortable studio with uninterrupted views above Knysna bay. Quiet and cosy. Lots of personal touches made this a very special stay
  • Darren
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Beautiful and relaxing place to stay. The place was clean and the views of Knysna were stunning. A lot of thought has gone into making this place so very special. Francois and Ellie were very friendly and ready to provide help and information. It...
Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Managed by Ellie & Francois

Company review score: 9.9Based on 145 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

We pride ourselves in our personal commitment to the planet. Our life motto is to work hard, play hard & always have balance in life. We are a relaxed easy going couple, well travelled, young at heart, love to laugh...nature lovers....when we are not working, we enjoy sailing, microlight flying, touring the back-roads, hiking & cycling. We speak English, Afrikaans & French. Ellie manages the studios & loves cooking up a storm in her "one of a kind" kitchen with a view to die for. She will be available for anything you may need during your stay to make your visit even more enjoyable. Francois designs and creates Solidwood buildings for the Local and Export market, continuing a tradition started by his father 54 years ago. We love living in beautiful Knysna and where possible we are happy to share our knowledge of the local area, hidden gems and must do's with you, so if you have any questions on places to visit or restaurants to eat at, or specific activities, feel free to chat to us any time about it. We both enjoy meeting our new guests from all over the world and look forward to welcoming & hosting you.

Property information

Experience bio-inspired eco architecture at Paradise Private. The roof cover uses unique organic, indigenous planted living roofs, which pump oxygen into the environment. Structures are built from solid wood, using sustainable, local resources, for a low carbon footprint.Our 4 semi self-catering studios are located in the heart of Paradise with breathtaking handcrafted views of the lagoon & famous Knysna Heads. The studios have private entrances & designed with romance at heart - a blissful base for lovebirds wanting to go off the radar into their own little world. 3 Studios offer romantic alcove beds with sweeping lagoon views. Enjoy natural soft lighting, warm textures & low ceilings to enhance intimacy. The sweeping lagoon views from the studios will take your breath away, whatever the weather. The private undercover decks are perfect for champagne celebrations or nights wrapped in blankets whilst enjoying a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Make use of our private courtyard boma for a fireside barbeque evening (free of charge) Our Nature Hotspot offers a wood fired hot tub overlooking the lagoon under and open starry sky (pre-arranged at an extra charge).

Neighbourhood information

Knysna needs little introduction...good, caring people...genuine & concerned about your well-being...expertise from around the world...great offerings...lots to do!! The Waterfront & Town centre is about 15 minutes walk & 5 minutes by car from us. Knysna is surrounded by a paradise of indigenous trees, mountains, dams and picturesque beaches. It offers many activities and a variety of excellent dining options. Paradise Private is the ideal starting point from which to explore the Garden Route attractions and the Little Karoo.

Languages spoken


Property surroundings

Facilities of Paradise Private Zen Studios
Great facilities! Review score, 9.9

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • BBQ facilities
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Dressing room
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Mosquito net
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Adult only
  • Salt-water pool
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Fence around pool
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Horse riding
  • Diving
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Windsurfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Outdoor & View
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
Building characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
  • Semi-detached
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
Entertainment and family services
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Security alarm
  • Safety deposit box
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French

House rules

Paradise Private Zen Studios takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 22:00

You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.


From 06:30 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 6 years are welcome.

Children 13 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Paradise Private Zen Studios in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

FAQs about Paradise Private Zen Studios

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Paradise Private Zen Studios on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Paradise Private Zen Studios on this page.

  • Paradise Private Zen Studios is 0.9 miles from the centre of Knysna. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

  • The prices at Paradise Private Zen Studios may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Paradise Private Zen Studios has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Paradise Private Zen Studios can accommodate the following group size:

    • 2 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Check-in at Paradise Private Zen Studios is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Paradise Private Zen Studios offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Sauna
    • Hiking
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding
    • Swimming Pool