Guest Reviews

Johan und Dirkie sind die perfekten Gastgeber. Unser Zimmer bot den traumhaften Blick über unsere Terrasse auf Knysna. Das bequeme Bett bot den gleichen Blick. Morgens wurde ein sehr gutes Frühstück serviert - bei gutem Wetter auch auf unserer Terrasse. Sehr zu empfehlen 👍!!!

- Dietrich, Germany, November 2019

Germany

We had the best time at the "Paradise Found" Guesthouse. Johann and his wife are really friendly and outstanding hosts. We loved the view from the room and breakfast served on our own balcony! There are tons of things to do in the area and the guesthouse is easily accessible. We got great personal recommendations from Johann and would love to come back one day!

- Sandra and Mathias Rieg, Germany November 2019

Germany

Undoubtedly, this is one of the best guest house in Knysna and we enjoyed much! Located on the hill, therefore they have a breathtaking view of the lagoon. Especially, in the noon and morning, you can enjoy a wonderful view on the balcony. The hosts are very nice and helpful, you can ask for travel recommendations for attractions and restaurants. The room are big enough to stay and the balcony is just amazing! 克尼斯纳超棒的民宿,阳台上可以俯瞰潟湖,景色美不胜收。房间足够大且挺干净。房东乐于帮助,可以提供景点和餐厅的推荐。

- Qiang Luo, China, November 2019

China

Tolle Unterkunft, tolles Frühstück und eine atemberaubender Ausblick vom Balkon. Aber wirklich perfekt wurde es erst durch die gastfreundlichen Gastgeber Johan und Dirkie (inklusive der 3 süßen und gut erzogenen Hunde). Sie haben uns den Aufenthalt mit Rat und Tat rundum traumhaft gestaltet. An sonnigen Tagen servieren sie das Frühstück direkt auf dem eigenen Balkon. Aber auch an regnerischen Tagen ist das Frühstück super: dann servieren sie es an einer großen Tafel, die man sich mit den anderen Reisenden teilt. Es herrschte eine sehr schöne Stimmung an der Frühstückstafel und wir hatten sehr interessante Gespräche. Endlich kamen wir auch mal mit Südafrikanern ins Gespräch. Diese Unterkunft und die tollen Gastgeber Johan und Dirkie sind absolut zu empfehlen. Besser geht es einfach nicht! Unser absolutes Highlight auf unserem Roadtrip über die Gardenroute !

- Sahin Öztürk, Germany, November 2019

Germany

Denis and I have just had the most fabulous stay at Paradise Found. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and very comfortable with a spectacular view over the lagoon from our private balcony. Most memorably the welcome, hospitality and guidance re local amenities shown by Johann and Dirkie was second to none. We were very sad to leave and will definitely return when we come back to South Africa.

- Johanna and Denis, Ireland, November 2019

Ireland

Ons verblijf in Paradise Found was heerlijk. De kamer is ruim en mooi en heeft een onvergetelijk uitzicht op de lagune. Ontbijt wordt op het eigen terras geserveerd en is heel volledig en lekker. De uitbaters zijn heel vriendelijk en joviaal en geven alle uitleg die je wil, ook over goeie restaurants! We huurden hun mountainbikes en reden er een ganse dag mee rond in Knysna. Onvergetelijk! We komen zeker nog eens terug!

- Dany Punie, Belgium, November 2019

Belgium

We zijn super ontvangen, hadden een heerlijk bed om in te slapen, konden ons wassen in een moderne badkamer en we hadden een super ontbijt met een prachtig uitzicht! We werden in de watten gelegd door Johan en Dirkie!

- Koen Vervoort, Belgium, November 2019

Belgium

Great hosts, delicious breakfast with a stunning view and comfortable and clean rooms

- Niclas and Nina, Austria, November 2019

Austria

Gastheer en gastvrouw : super vriendelijk, behulpzaam, geven tips over mogelijke uitstappen, ..... Prachtig uitzicht op de lagune Zeer goed gelegen; toplocatie!

- Pascal and Katie, Belgium November 2019

Belgium

Johan und Dirkie waren wundervolle Gastgeber-man hat sich sofort sehr wohl gefühlt - Zimmer war sehr gut ausgestattet es mangelte an nichts. Die Aussicht auf Knysna war Weltklasse. Frühstück wurde direkt auf unsere Terrasse serviert-von super Kaffee über frisches Obst war alles dabei-sehr liebevoll! Johan stand jederzeit mit sehr guten Tips zur Seite-hat uns sogar angeboten vom Restaurant abzuholen. Wir würden jederzeit wiederkommen. Lieben Dank Johan und Dirkie

- Susanne, Deutschland, November 2019

Germany

Johann und seine Frau waren perfekte Gastgeber. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Sie haben uns mit vielen Tipps, Material über die Umgebung oder einer Restaurantreservierung geholfen und so unseren Aufenthalt zu einem Erlebnis gemacht. Die Suite bietet den perfekten Blick auf die Lagune. Selbst vom Bett aus ist es überwältigend. Netflix gibt es außerdem noch, braucht es bei der Aussicht aber eigentlich gar nicht.

- Anja, Deutschland, November 2019

Germany

Einfach alles war PRIMA! Die Aussicht, das Frühstück auf der Terrasse, das Zimmer und vor allem Johann und Dirkie!! Unglaublich viele Informationen erhalten, was man nicht alles unternehmen kann. Tipps für Restaurants erhalten, die super sind! ....und dann auch noch Unterstützung erhalten beim Reservieren... nochmals ein großes Dankeschön an Euch für die Zeit und die Gespräche, wir haben uns richtig wohl gefühlt und hoffen auf ein Wiedersehen!

- Juergen, Deutschland, November 2019

Germany

A little accommodation gem overlooking Knysna Lagoon. Fantastic hosts Johan and Dirkie made us most welcome and provided much local information on places to visit and restaurants to eat in which was most helpful. Our room was fantastic overlooking the lagoon with an outside balcony where you could eat and take in the amazing views. The room was spotlessly clean. The continental style breakfast was fresh and plentiful which provided a great start to the day. There was ample parking and if we come back to South Africa we would be looking to come back to this little gem.

- David Morris, UK, October 2019

UK

+ nice view + breakfast on the terrace in the morning sun + nice welcome + good suggestions about restaurants and things to do in the environment + safe private parking place + contact via whatsapp + good bathroom!

- Anonymous October 2019

NA

Paradise found is a gem of a property overlooking the lagoon. Our room had a balcony where you could eat outside and watch all that was going on in the lagoon. The hosts were wonderful and friendly and could not do enough for us. On arrival we were given info on the area and local restaurants which is great when you first arrive at a new location. The room was spotless and the breakfast was continental and extremely fresh and tasty. A gem in Knysna.

- David, UK, October 2019

UK

++Fijne kamer, prachtig uitzicht vanaf de kamer en het balkon, het lekkere ontbijt, het gastvrije ontvangst en de leuke tips van Johan en Dirkie, eigenlijk alles!
- Jammer dat we niet langer konden blijven.

- Ellen, Holland, October 2019

Holland

المكان يوفر اطلاله رائعة على البحيره مع درج خاص بالغرفه وخصوصية عالية ، الافطار على الشرفه جداً جميل، مكان ينفع للازواج ، نظافة المكان والمفارش ممتازه، تعامل صاحب المنزل جداً رائع مع الضيوف ، قدم لنا هو وزوجته خلال استقبالنا بعض الحلويات و ورد بمناسبة زواجنا كانت تجربة رائعه وممتعه

- Abdulmohsen, Suadi, October 2019

Saudi

+ המיטה נוח הנוף ארוחת בוקר בריאה וטעימה חנייה במקום
- מקום מקסים עם נוף נהדר שרות מעולה !

- Nurit Barnea, Israel, October 2019

Israel

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.

- Karen & Johno, USA, Sep 2019

USA

Thank you for the nice attention for my 60th birthday and our 40y of marriage. With the wonderful from the terrace it tasted twice as good. Room and bed were comfortable. Excellent breakfast.

- Carine De Temmerman, Belgium, September 2019

Belgium

+ Camera con vista mozzafiato sulla laguna e dotata di ogni comfort. Personale gentilissimo, il proprietario ci ha fornito molte indicazioni sulle attività, sui posti da visitare e sui migliori ristoranti della zona.
- Nulla

- Luigi Awanasgheps, Italy, August 2019

Italy

+ Das Paradise Found befindet sich auf einem Berghang und ist recht einfach von der N2 anzufahren. Wir konnten unser Fahrzeug auf dem geschlossenen und gesicherten Grundstück kostenfrei parken. Johann, der Inhaber des Gästehauses, empfing uns bei der Einfahrt und bereitete uns einen so positiven Empfang, wie man ihn selten erlebt. Er hat uns umfangreich beraten und ausführliche, zum großen Teil selbst erstellte informative Unterlagen, überreicht. Von unserem Balkon hatten wir einen phantastischen Blick auf die Bucht von Knysna. Das Inhaberehepaar war immer ansprechbar und konnte alle Fragen ausführlich beantworten. Toller Service. Bei schönem Wetter wurde unser Frühstück auf dem Balkon serviert, was wir als besonders angenehm empfanden. Eine wirkliche schöne Unterkunft mit einem sehr guten Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis. Sehr zu empfehlen.

- Es ist kein gravierender Punkt, doch sollte er erwähnt werden. Es wird ein umfangreiches Frühstück serviert, das sich allerdings jeden Tag wiederholt und als eher sehr gesund zu bezeichnen ist.

- Herbert, Germany, April 2019

Germany

EXCELLENT
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

RSA

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, Sweden

Sweden

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

Hamburg

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