Arguably the most striking geological feature along the South African Garden Route are the The Heads in Knysna, these sandstone headlands flank the deep and sometimes treacherous channel which floods the Knysna lagoon.
Situated against the Eastern head at the mouth to the Indian Ocean, Beacon House features 4 ultra spacious and luxurious apartments. Beacon House is the ideal base from which to explore the wonders that characterise this spectacular Garden Route town.
Each of the serviced apartments provides guests with the flexibility of a self catering environment allowing optimal freedom to design your own itinerary. The design reflects an easy living holiday atmosphere, whilst incorporating sleek modern finishes.
A walkway within the development provides residents with access to the various stunning view points at the Heads.
Beacon House is situated in close proximity to Fountain Point, a white beacon used as a guiding point for sailors attempting to negotiate the passage through the Heads. Built into the side of a steep slope, Beacon House boasts views both across the lagoon and out to sea.
All Apartments at the Beacon House have the following features
- 3 Bedroom apartments, 2 exquisite bathrooms (main en suite)
- Fully equipped gourmet kitchens with fridge, freezer, gas and electric hob, oven and microwave.
- Scullery with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
- Air conditioning and underfloor heating
- Gas fireplace
- Remote controlled HD televisions with the full bouquet of DSTV channels and PVR recorder
- DVD players
- Electronic safes
- Spacious sun decks with patio furniture. sun loungers and Weber braai (barbeque)
- Free internet access in foyer
The Knysna lagoon offers a wide variety of activities to cater for everyone. The sports enthusiast is able to participate in fishing, sailing, yachting, water-skiing, kayaking or windsurfing. Ferries make frequent trips around the lagoon and as sunset turns the water into a shimmering masterpiece it is the perfect time to enjoy a relaxing sundowner. For the more adventurous, various charter options are available for deep-sea fishing and/or whale-watching trips. Scuba divers can enjoy the scenic Knysna Heads as an unforgettable dive.
Knysna offers some remarkable hiking and horse-riding trails, with breathtaking views in all directions. Spoilt for choice, visitors can choose from forest, fynbos, coastal or mountain trails. The Knysna Elephant Park offers an opportunity to experience these incredible animals from close range while the nearby Monkeyland gives the family a chance to walk amongst several species in their natural habitat. Knysna’s famous indigenous forests are home to a remarkable 8000 plant species as well as a wide variety of birds. Amongst these is the brilliantly coloured Knysna Loerie. Elsewhere, in the lagoon and the ocean, one can find the Knysna
Nightlife & Restaurants
For a relatively small town Knysna boasts a staggering number of great restaurants. With at least 50 to choose from, catering for a wide variety of tastes and budgets, visitors are guaranteed of finding somewhere suitable. Fresh oysters are what made Knysna the culinary capital of South Africa and visitors love to see if the hype is justified! On a hot summer evening people often head to the Waterfont to enjoy the oysters with a good glass of wine or an ice-cold beer in a bustling atmosphere. seahorse, dolphins and visiting whales clearly on view, along with oysters and pansy shells.
The Garden Route has rapidly become the golfing mecca of South Africa, with some of the country’s best courses all in close proximity to Beacon House. Courses nearby include:
- Goose Valley (30 minute drive)
- Plettenberg Bay Country Club (25 minute drive)
- Fancourt. (1 hour, 15 minute drive) There are four courses to choose from.
- Oubaai (1 hour, 20 minute drive)
- George Golf Club (45 minute drive)
- Mossel Bay Golf Club (1hour, 15minute drive)
- Le Grand Resort (45 minute drive). Opening end of 2009.
- Pinnacle Point (1 hour, 15 minute drive)
- Lagoon Bay (45 minute drive)
Knysna itself offers three high-class golf courses, namely the traditional Knysna Golf Club, Pezula, a championship links-style course and the Jack Nicklaus-designed Simola.