Knysna Accommodation at Carpe Diem House Holiday Home in Garden Route
  • from
  • R
  • 440
  • per room per night
    conditions apply
  • Your card is safe with us; strictest card verification in the industry and we don't store card numbers.
  • No service fees; you save!
  • We care. Service with integrity.
  • Multiple payment methods:
    credit card, SID instant EFT, bank transfer.
  • All establishment owners / managers are verified (our experience protects you from online fraud)
  • Secure your booking
Our Payment Protection Guarantee only applies if your deposit payment is made via


Valid 5 December 2018 to 14 January 2019: 20% discount on standard rates.

  • Property TypeHouse
  • Guests4
  • Bedrooms1
  • Bathrooms1
  • Minimum Stay1-2 Nights

About Carpe Diem House

This historic house is over 150 years old and offers a character filled one-bedroom apartment. It is up the road from the Knysna's original Anglican Church, Catholic Church and an evangelical church. It is walking distance to the Methodist and NG churches.

The Gym at the Royal Hotel, down the street, offers daily gym memberships and has a heated pool. The house is walking distance to town, shopping malls, and restaurants. It is central to all the attractions of Knysna and surrounds.

Self Catering Accommodation

The apartment is furnished with a large private lounge and a separate additional toilet room with wash basin and large built in cupboards. The lounge has wooden floors and high ceilings with a roof fan. It is a lovely room for entertaining or relaxing.

There is a double sleeper couch in the lounge offering a bed for up to two additional persons. the lounge is open plan to the fully equipped kitchen with everything required for your self catering stay.

The bedroom has a large queen sized bed, with Sealy mattress, and en-suite bathroom (shower only) with toilet and washbasin. It also has large built in cupboards and a roof mounted fan.

We offer a simple DStv package. (South Africa's premier television channel offering the best of British, American and international programs and world sports coverage).

Additional Facilities

The apartment has excellent security and an enclosed veranda in one of the oldest areas in Knysna.

There is off-street parking for cars and or trailers behind locked gates. We also offer uncapped WiFi at 6Mb. The house is child-friendly and secure.


Pets allowed by arrangement. Single small dogs and other smaller pets preferred. Pet owners responsible for looking after and cleaning up after their pet.

Please Note

No smoking inside the house, please. There is an enclosed veranda where smoking is permitted.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Fan(s)
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchenette (semi-equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi

Find Carpe Diem House in these collections

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Carpe Diem

The apartment has one queen sized bed in bedroom and one double sleeper couch in the lounge.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

1 Review from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Lex & Michelle were very welcoming and helpful. The accommodation was very comfortable with everything which we needed and some more and most of all most appreciative that our 2 dogs were welcome.

August 2016

HELEN TURNER (Simonstown)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Plettenberg Bay Airport - 39km
George Airport - 69km
Port Elizabeth Airport - 273km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 16h00
Check-out by 10h00

Payment methods accepted by the propertyPaypal, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since May 2016

The neighbourhood

Find out more about Knysna as a destination

Holiday Apartments near Carpe Diem House

FIND / South Africa Holiday Apartments / Western Cape Holiday Apartments / Garden Route Holiday Apartments / Knysna Holiday Apartments

  • Carpe Diem House has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest, independent online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.