Guest Reviews

Amazing Stay!
We had the absolute most amazing Stay at Paradise Found. It felt like being at home, but with all the luxuries of being on holiday. Johan and Dirkie, is not only amazing hosts but could guide us to sights to see and places to visit.

- KarenJohno wrote a review Sep 2019


Magnificent views - Peaceful - Friendly hosts - Netflix - Good breakfast - On site parking
Excellent room and facilities Couldn't wish for more Beautiful surrounding properties
Excellent opportunities for morning walks

- Excursion58606342827 wrote a review Jul 2019


Excellent breakfast at the terrace with beautiful views of the Knysna Lagoon

Our room had a beautiful view of the Knysna Lagoon. The host Johan was very friendly and had a lot of good suggestions what to do in the area. An excellent breakfast was served at our terrace. We felt at home and would recommend other people to stay here.

- Simon Rieder , (SE)


This was our first 3 night stay in Knysna and we were so pleased that we chose Paradise Found! It certainly lives up to it's name as the views across the lagoons are breathtaking and completely unspoilt (i.e. no rooftops or obstacles!). The owners are simply wonderful hosts and are so helpful. Their Welcome Pack is the most informative we have ever seen and we put it to good use during our stay. We loved the privacy of a healthy delicious breakfast on our balcony each morning - including home made fresh bread and rolls!! The bed was very comfortable and the property is very peaceful so we slept well here, we felt very safe and secure at all times. The entire property was designed by the owners and they cleverly maximised the perfect lagoon views by fitting sliding patio doors to our room. You simply cannot get enough of the views so we enjoyed evening sunsets with wine on the balcony too! The support team was equally delightful and we would not hesitate to stay here again, but we'd advise to book early to avoid disappointment as it is a very reasonably priced, fabulous, in demand guest house. We were sad to leave! Thanks so much for making our stay so happily memorable! We hope to see you all again next year!

- Sharon

United Kingdom

Jenny and Chris have a really nice house with an awesome view on the Knysna Lagoon. They are both very kind and courteous. The breakfast from Jenny is very good and you can enjoy the view from the balcony. Recommendable for everybody who wants to stay away from big hotels complexes and looking for a lovely private stay instead.

- 33seaside


Lovely big room with THE best view you could possibly imagine from our private balcony where Jenny (the owner) served us with a lovely breakfast that she made specially to order. Jenny and her husband Chris were very helpful and friendly hosts and even supplied me with medical supplies for an injury I had sustained an hour before we arrived at the property.

- Richard

United Kingdom

Feeling so blessed to have found each other and to visit this place to create more happy memories. Our own Paradise Found. Thanks Jenny & Chris.

- Merle & Gary Hoggard

On honeymoon from Australia

Knysna has been the most beautiful of places from our entire honeymoon. Paradise Founds view is simply breathtaking which adds to the magic of the holidays. Jenny, the warmth and love on which you have created this place really shows the warmth within you. Thank you for sharing the paradise with us.

- Riddi and Rachit Seth

On honeymoon from India

Thank you for the wonderful week that we got to spend our honeymoon in Paradise Found. We definitely think the name says it all, we found our paradise! With a wonderful view of Knysna and the Heads! Thank you for your hospitality and the wonderful breakfast each morning and giving us ideas for what to do for the day!

- Michael & Marzanne Patterson

On honeymoon

Where else can you get such views over the entire Knysna basin, coupled with comfortable, clean and inviting accommodation? It was a pleasure to sit on the patio and to watch the sunset over the lagoon, and an even greater one to see the views that early morning light began to reveal – from the warm comfort of one’s bed.

Want to see more detail in the lagoon’s goings-on, or take a closer look at the Heads? Well then, the binoculars are at hand to do just that. Want to know more? Pick up the folder and browse through it to learn – or ask Jenny, who can literally point out the places to visit for dining or for sight-seeing. All-in-all, Paradise Found was the highlight of our road-trip’s stays, and a must for the next one!

- J0nPhi

Johannesburg, South Africa

A great place to stay. Very courteous and wonderful hosts. Fantastic view of the Heads. Nice, clean accommodations. Beautiful flower gardens and colourful birds to view from a private balcony. A great place to relax.

- Jan H

Paradise Found is a great place to stay. Stunning views from your rooms over the lagune. Really friendly hosts. Breakfast can be choosen the night before and it will be served not a minute later than ordered :-)! The Owners can give you nice tips on how to spend your day!

- Marcus M

Vienna, Austria