On our road trip, we visited many places that both of us had never been before, but for me almost everywhere was a new experience. Sarah had spent family holidays in Knysna in the past and she has many happy memories there, now we had the opportunity to create new memories.
We had the chance to spend the night at Edge House, which sits high up on the grounds of Simola Golf Club. It’s location is as close to a split between worlds as you might find, looking one way from your room at Edge House, you over look a luscious green valley with a river twisting through below. If you look in the other direction from the front of the house, then you see the Knysna Lagoon and the water beyond.
When we walked into the house, we were blown away with the style, the colours, feel and atmosphere, which is extremely welcoming and relaxing. We were delighted that we could spend some time here to unwind, as it was the first day in a while on our road trip that we weren’t driving a long distance to a new location. It was fantastic, there’s a wonderful pool that we took full advantage of, looking at the breath taking views and watching the world go by.
What struck me most about Knysna and Edge House is how much there is to do in the area. A lot of these activities are based outdoors so if that’s what you’re after, to escape in nature or to explore and have a great time then Knysna is right up your alley. You can go hiking, play golf on some stunning courses, go whale watching, sail on the lagoon and at Edge House you can visit the water club on the edge of the river and go kayaking or on a peddle boat. So much fun to be had and we can’t wait to back and do so much more!
Edge House is perfectly placed, it’s just outside the centre of Knysna on a tranquil golf estate where you wake with the sound of the birds but you can easily get into Knysna and the restaurants of Thesen Island. But spreading further, within easy reach are also Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, Natures Valley, Tsitsikamma and even Bloukrans bungee jump (the highest bungee jump from a bridge in the world).
We loved our stay at Edge House, it was so relaxing and such a wonderful atmosphere, our room was fantastic with a massive bathroom and such a great view from the bath with a massive window overlooking the forest and valley surrounding you. The shared spaces provide space for everyone to relax on their own or interact with each other, the infinity pool provides another area to relax and read your book, have a drink or chat with your friends. The unpretentious and welcoming style makes you feel as though you are in your own home.
If you’re looking to explore the Garden Route, then this is a perfect stop!
Edge House can be booked either as an exclusive villa, or as single rooms.
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