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Cornwall
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We wondered what we might find at this 'Eco lodge' in the hills between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, but couldn't have been more delighted! It's set in acres of woodland, with superb views of wooded hills beyond, and a river valley below. We had ideas about doing some hiking, as we've had so little exercise this trip, but felt so...

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ProteaWilds, Manager at Protea Wilds Retreat, responded to this review

You were such interesting and delightful guests! Was my pleasure to serve you and to get to know you! I appreciate your kind words so...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Our host Amanda was very warm and friendly. We will definitely return to stay at the Bitou Valley House as soon as we can! Our room had the most incredible view, it was breathtaking! The fireplace is very cozy and the house was very very clean and had everything in it! Small things like shampoo and body wash in the...

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ProteaWilds, Manager at Protea Wilds Retreat, responded to this review

I am so glad you had a great stay with us! Hope to see you back soon! Thanks for your uplifting review!

Mthatha, South Africa
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Protea Wilds Retreat is a must go establishment for those who love the beauty of nature. At Protea Wilds you get best of both worlds (country feel and paradise feel). Just check inn and recharge and forget everything. It is very peaceful and beautiful. We enjoyed our stay and the host (Amanda) is a wonderful person. When you are at...

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ProteaWilds, Owner at Protea Wilds Retreat, responded to this review

Wow! What beautiful words Bongiswa. The pleasure to have you as guests were mutual.T hanks for being such a warm person, you and your "boys" were so easy to connect to. Hope to see you guys back soon!

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We stayed in the The Bitou Valley House facing the forest and it was very clean, completely private with breathtaking views. The owners were extremely nice and exceptionally professional. They went above and beyond to make sure we (family of 5) had a great stay and all our needs were met. If you appreciate top quality food, professional service all...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 14 May 2015

If you need a break from bright lights and noise, this is where you have to stay. Halfway between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay with a exquisite view over the mountains and Bitou river. The houses and rooms are home from home with fireplaces, swimming pools and braai areas. There are hiking and cycling trails, a picnic area that will take...

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ProteaWilds, Owner at Protea Wilds Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Anette, How wonderful get such great rating from you! This is much appreciated, hope to see you again soon!! We strive for perfection and will "sweat the small stuff" that you mentioned to us! Have a great day!

Reviewed 20 February 2015

What a lovely place to escape! Nougat sweets on the pillows, fresh proteas in a vase, comfy beds, clean rooms, great welcome and super pool! Not to mention the view:) and the unbelievable quiet! Fantastic retreat!!!

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Mossel Bay
Reviewed 14 January 2015

We stayed at Protea Wilds Retreat for 3 days. Stunning views from our 3 bedroom house. Everything you need for a breakaway. Hiking trails, swimming pool, enough wood for barbecues. My wife had her birthday. We booked a champagne picnic - what a treat!! Amanda and Martin - we just love your place. This place is a must.

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ProteaWilds, Owner at Protea Wilds Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Karin and Jacques, thank you for staying with us. The picnic was a pleasure, we so glad we could spoil you on your birthday and that you all had a great time with the your family here. Hope to see you again when you are back from your travels! Alles van die beste vir julle planne vir die jaar!...

Ceres, South Africa
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Accommodation was great, hosts were very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed some of the hiking trails they have available! Overall a great experience, at a great wonderful venue, in the middle of the wonderful outdoors, with a view that is simply unparalleled! We will be back soon!

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ProteaWilds, Owner at Protea Wilds Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you Izak for you kind words. It was a pleasure having you, your wife and your guest from the US here. I am so pleased that you loved your stay, even when were chock a block! Thanks for your patience and your kind heart. I hope to see you soon and even do better! Amanda

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2014

My girlfriend and my brother had an excellent time in Protea Wilds for 6 nights. Our rooms were perfect to be out there on the nature, not excessive with unnecessary electronic devices to have a proper break from work and home electronics (rooms have no TV, but there is one in the entertainment area). Every morning we had very delicious,...

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Saint Francis Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 21 January 2013

My partner and I arrived for a three day break. It was absolutely pouring with rain! We were greeted by Karen who was so friendly and helpful. That night we settled into our room that was the last unit - Forest Unit The views are spectacular and literally go on forever! The room has a beautiful antique brass bed with...

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Safe, peaceful, stunning views, great affordability. Peace and tranquillity like you've never experienced before. Conveniently situated between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, close enough to enjoy all the activities in and around the area. Spoil yourself on this 270 hectare retreat, abundant with bird life, protea and fynbos, no through road. Relax completely on this "end of the road" 270-hectare farm - open spaces where you can breathe. Our views of the Bitou Valley and the Langkloof Mountains are truly breathtaking. You can be assured of great safety and security, as there are virtually no people/car/bike traffic passing through, maybe the occasional cyclist. Go on a guided walk with our expert resident guide, horticulturist and birder of note, Karen, ending with a gourmet picnic at our special, purposely built venue. Relax on the pool deck overlooking a valley of fynbos and the mountains. Take a hike down to the Bitou river (or make use of other walking routes on the property). Bring your mountain bike and explore the farm as well as the mountain bike trails through the Knysna forest a few kilometres away. Forest horse rides and quad bike rides available on a neighbouring farm . See another neighbour milking hundreds of cows a day (buy your milk there if you want) or book a sumptuous cheese and local wine tasting. Pick your own bunch of Protea and Fynbos. Order a picnic basket and enjoy at your leisure. Wireless internet access at reception/manager's office or on the shaded patio. Linen, towels and firewood supplied, serviced most days. 6 Self-catering studio units suited to two adults (some can accommodate an extra child) each with fully equipped kitchen facilities, and a dining table inside and outside. Partially private, covered patio and deck with stunning views, en-suite shower room. Fynbosskerm (large communal area)with pool deck, lounge with fireplace and DSTV, bbq area (shaded and paved with seating) and dining/breakfast room. Farm breakfast available on request. Safe, shaded parking. The quaint Protea Cottage sleeps 4 (2 bedr, 2 bathr), DSTV, fireplace and private lapa in garden with bbq area, seating and small splash pool. Safe parking. The upmarket Bitou Valley House sleeps 6 -8 (3 bedr, 2 bath, plus bunk bed for 2 kids), Stunning location, secluded, completely private, deck with bbq and breathtaking views. DSTV, fireplace, fully equipped with all modern facilities. Fenced, safe shaded parking ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Wilds Retreat

Address: Heideplaas | Fisanthoek, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $55 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Wilds Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“The Forest unit is the last room and from what I understand the larger unit. You can drive your vehicle right up to the steps that lead to your patio which is very convenient. There is also a private bbq. If you looking to be more private and intimate this unit is perfect”
 of 5 bubbles DuneRidgeSFB, 20 Jan 2013 | Read review
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