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Pretoria
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment your drive through the gate you're met with the friendly smiles of Debbie.You are welcomed with a drink and taken for a tour of the most amazing setup you could ask for. The Elephant room, with direct views of the ocean and side views of the Knysna Heads is simply perfect. The sunsets are the most amazing...

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

It was wonderful meeting you and having you stay with us. Martin and Debbie is a real asset to our establishment. Thanks so much for the beautiful words and taking the time to write this review. We would love to see you again in the future.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my stay at Head Over Hills. The room was very clean, the parking was safe and the views were amazing. This was truly and unforgettable experience and I would love to come back again some day for another visit.

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again one day.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While the women who run the place are terrific, they were so atypical of all the South African warm and friendlies, we didn't understand until our last day. The place is filled with exacting, literal German tourists.....most who stay there are German from the guest book we saw....which is fantastic if that's what you want. We wanted the locals and...

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Head2014, Owner at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Hi, So sorry that we did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately we can not control who books with us and who will be staying with us at any given time. We are as far from town as we are in order to have the incredible view which other establishments closer to town cannot give their guests, due to location. However,...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived we felt spoiled. Our room, the Viewpoint Room, had such beautiful views we wanted to stay on our balcony forever. We made use of the pool and jacuzzi on the main balcony, and helped ourselves to drinks from the honesty bar. The staff were attentive, polite and did everything possible to make us as comfortable...

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

It was so lovely to meet you. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, next time we really hope that it will be for longer.

Jeddah
Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is spectacular, the staff are very friendly, the room was so comfortable, the wifi is fast, the breakfast is amazing, everything about this property is excellent except the parking area which is so small due to the excellent view so you have to be carefull when you park you car!

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your time to write this review. We loved meeting you and having you stay with us. We know the parking is a bit tricky but we have learned to deal with it, because there is nothing we can do about it. Thanks so much for all the kind words.

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Indeed amazing view from Head over Hills ! Beautiful location on top of the hills, overlooking the sea. Breathtaking ! But not only the view is fantastic. The staff is also top! Always friendly and smiling, going the extra mile to make you happy. They organised a boattrip for us on the lagoon. Amazing experience, thanks to skipper Mandy. She...

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the beautiful words. I will contact Mandy and inform her of excellent service. We loved meeting you and hope to see you again.

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed a couple of nights here. The location is majestic - wonderful views over the sea and yet close to Knysna. The staff were fantastic and SO friendly, and we can't fault it. If you're planning on Knysna, plan for here.

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks for the time to write this review. We loved meeting you and hope to see you again.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit was excellent from the very first moment we arrived. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and every aspect of our visit matched or exceeded our expectations. The food was also excellent and would recommend staying in for dinner. The views were breathtaking and we were totally relaxed throughout our stay.

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us we loved meeting you and enjoyed every moment. Hope to see you again

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay . Food and service was top class . Staff was very friendly. We will go back there when next in Knysna. We had a large room above the sea and rocks . Perfect place to relax.

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

We loved meeting you and enjoyed having you here. Next time we would love to see the whole family.

Bracknell UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long drive from Cape Town it was lovely to be greeted so warmly by Debbie, the manager. We were whisked inside and a cold drink was placed in our hands. The retreat is beautiful, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, the food and service is first class. But what you come here for is the views - simply...

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thank you for writing this wonderful review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay so much. We find that Debbie is a huge value to our team and love her for that. We loved meeting you and hope that we will see you again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Head over Hills is a unique luxury retreat situated on the beautiful edge of the iconic Knysna heads. Our luxury accommodation and world-class views are the perfect backdrop to a well-deserved getaway, honeymoon or to simply take in the splendor of our naturally beautiful location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Head Over Hills

Address: 22 Glen View Drive | Coney Glen, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $290 - $492 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Head Over Hills 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“take a lagoon view and make sure the toilet is actually in the bathroom, not the bedroom. ugh”
 of 5 bubbles Thesweater, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Elephant room is definitely a topper. Large room and bathroom,with sauna and large terrace”
 of 5 bubbles 876krism, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Most room have great views. The Dolphin room is quite small”
 of 5 bubbles Tiger05, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had Whale Room. A beautiful room with tremendous views.”
 of 5 bubbles whatabeautifulday, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Captains Room has best balcony”
 of 5 bubbles ClaireHiscox, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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