Head over Hills luxury retreat, Knysna


Luxury Retreat

Hästens Luxury beds in three of our suites



5 Star luxury guest house in Knysna, South Africa



Relax and enjoy the views from the stunning private deck

Head over Hills is a unique 5 Star luxury retreat situated on the beautiful edge of the iconic Knysna heads. Our luxury accommodation and world-class views are the perfect backdrop to a well-deserved getaway, honeymoon or to simply take in the splendor of our naturally beautiful location.
Regarding the Knysna fires

Head over Hills is pleased to advise that the house is still standing after the catastrophic fires in Knysna the last couple of days and we have “business as usual”. It has been an emotional time for us.

We do however offer our sympathies and support to all those affected by the fires and who have suffered great loss as a result. We cannot begin to comprehend the trauma of people who have literally lost everything and our hearts go out to every single person who has suffered some kind of loss, and there are many…

We know that our beautiful town has come together, as have the surrounding towns and in fact the whole country, to help all those in desperate need and that we WILL rebuild our town to be what it was.There have even been offers of assistance and contributions from overseas, so foreigners are not ignorant about what has happened to Knysna. We are contributing as well to this as we are blessed to still be open for business and we will definitely continue to contribute to the town.There are a few guest establishments that have literally burned to the ground and we have no words to describe our sorrow and heartache for the people who own/run/work at these places.
For more updates please visit our Facebook page.
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Extend your holiday

Make the most of your South African holiday with Head over Hills Travels

5 Star Luxury

When you need a little time for yourself or a haven for you and your loved one then this is the place to come and be spoiled.

Find us

Situated on the jagged edge of the famous rocky cliffs of the Knysna Heads, South Africa and offers the unique and beautiful setting.


Book today. Online, over the telephone or via email. Also check rooms availability live online. We look forward to hearing from you.


Head over Hills is a winner!

We are proud to announce that Head over Hills Luxury Retreat have been selected as a winner in the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards. We would like to say a big thank you to all our guests and friends that have voted for us.

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Wine at Head over Hills

Come and join us for exclusive wine and food
evenings at Head over Hills Luxury Retreat.

Local Projects

We love to engage in our community, to be a part of Knysna and it’s surroundings. There are so many good things happening here and we want to help and highlight a few of these events. Therefore are we proud partners / sponsors of several local events and projects. Read more here.


Trans Baviaans and Head Over Hills


Expedition Africa

A paradise here in Knysna.This was so lovely and relaxing! We'll be back for sure!

Cor & Malane - Cape Town

An absolutely amazing place to stay. Also a great base for travelling around the Garden route.

John - Sheffield UK

Thank you Therese, our stay was fantastic! As mentioned, it made our 27th wedding anniversary very special.

Mr & Mrs Richards

Absolutely amazing treasure! Thank you for your brilliant enjoyable hospitality.

Brian Kennedy

Sunset Cruise

Experience a sailing trip of a lifetime


Lunch & Dinner

Freshly prepared by our private Chef


Wine Cellar

Take a guided tour of our Wine Cellar


Hike & Bike

Guided tours of Knysna


Golf in Knysna

Play golf on the best courses in Knysna