About Purple Heron Guest House
Situated on the river-front 3km from the village of Sedgefield, Purple Heron Guest House looks out onto the beautiful Swartvlei River and the breathtaking Outeniqua mountains. This is nature’s paradise - no traffic, no crowds, no noise except that of the birds and the waves breaking on the nearby beaches.
It is best to come and stay for a few blissful days but after even only one night, you will wake up feeling on top of the world. You will be rested and ready to explore the beaches, the hiking and cycling trails, the bird hides or the many art exhibitions and craft shops. Or maybe, you would just like to stroll around The Island and enjoy nature at its best.
Sedgefield has the most wonderful coffee shops and restaurants, a beauty and health spa, bass/lagoon or sea fishing, tandem para-gliding and some of the world’s top golf courses just 30 minutes away! A visit to the famous Wild Oats Farmers’ Market is of course, a must on Saturday morning! And then, there are all the attractions of other nearby towns such as Knysna and Oudtshoorn to go and see - if you have the time!
We offer two large, upstairs, luxury suites and three double, luxury rooms.
Upstairs Luxury Suites
Coucal is river facing, has a king size bed and is air conditioned. It has a small, separate TV lounge which can also be used to accommodate children under the age of 12. The heated, en-suite bathroom is extra large, with both a shower and a bath. Bedroom doors open onto a private and a second shared sundeck. Complimentary sherry is provided.
Fish Eagle is our honeymoon suite. It is really special with its king size bed, arm chairs, writing desk and small, inter-leading TV lounge which can also be used to accommodate children under the age of 12. The heated, en-suite bathroom has a double shower, a bath and double basins. Guests can enjoy a private sundeck. Complimentary sherry, or in the case of honeymooners or those celebrating special anniversaries, sparkling wine, is provided.
Double, Luxury Rooms
Spoonbill is upstairs and has a fantastic view of the mountains from the sundeck it shares with the adjacent room. It has a queen size bed and the heated, en-suite bathroom has a bath and a shower. The room is decorated in cool white and blue.
Dabchick is also upstairs and shares the same sundeck and view of the mountains as Spoonbill. It has a double bed and the heated, en-suite bathroom has a bath and a shower. It is decorated in earthy browns and neutral colours.
Egret is the only bedroom downstairs. It has an internal and a private entrance which can be used for access from the garden. It has two single beds or one king size as preferred. It is also designed to be wheelchair and disabled friendly with discreet grab rails in the bathroom for easy transfers and a roll-in shower with removable mediseat. It is decorated in luxurious and vibrant white and orange. Wheelchair access to the lounge, dining room, patio, garden and parking area is free of steps.
All rooms are large enough to accommodate a crib / camp-cot for a baby at no extra charge.
GUEST HOUSE FACILITIES
Champagne and orange juice breakfasts, sundowners, swimming in or canoeing on the river, BBQ’s, light meals, special diets, Wifi and high speed internet access plus excellent service are all available to make your stay at Purple Heron the best ever holiday experience.