Knysna Accommodation at Carpe Diem House Holiday Home in Garden Route
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  • Guests6
  • Rooms/Units2
  • Minimum Stay2-7 Nights

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  • Listed on since May 2016

Carpe Diem House is a highly recommended property providing self catering in Knysna for tourists visiting the Garden Route region.

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.


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).

Private Double Bedroom
The stylish and artistically decorated bedroom has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet and washbasin. It also has a built-in cupboard and a workspace for computers or writing.

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

Rooms & Rates

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

Apartment - 4 Sleeper

The bedroom has a large Queen sized bed, with a Sofa Bed en-suite bathroom (shower only) with toilet and washbasin. It also has a built-in cupboard and a roof mounted fan.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

Private Double Bedroom - 2 Sleeper

The stylish and artistically decorated bedroom has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet and washbasin. It also has a built-in cupboard and a workspace for computers or writing.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: from 0-18 years are allowed

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

Response timeCarpe Diem House typically responds to requests in 5-10 minutes.

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

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