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  • Dictated by the amazing views, Villa Paradisa has been designed  to offer the best vistas and appreciation from every conceivable aspect.  The architecture compliments the coastal lifestyle with an emphasis on outdoor living and relaxation.   The finishes are inspired by the environment, from the colours of sand and sea, and textures of the natural sandstone, marble, travertine, porcelain and wood, to the wave design of the sea green balustrades.
  • The Villa has 3 suites and 1 room, each individually created with style, comfort and the best views possible in mind; names chosen from the treasures of our ocean.
  • Sparkling rim-flow pool with Martini seats and Jacuzzi with awesome views (unattended)
  • Pavilion and sun terrace
  • Each suite is well-appointed and spacious with fabulous sweeping views over the lagoon and through the famous Knysna Heads. Together with the bathroom and covered veranda, the exclusive space of each suite is approximately 50 sqm.
  • Two rooms have air-conditioning and one has underfloor & under-carpet heating plus electric fan, Decorated with an eye on pleasure, the rooms have either queen, king or twin beds with cotton percale linen.
  • The bathrooms have bath tubs for two and separate seamless glass showers. The Honeymoon Suite or Oyster Room, has a spa bath tub with double captain seats. The taps and shower heads are Hansgrohe or Kludi. Bathrooms have heated tower rails. Bath sheets, robes and bath & body products are provided.
  • The suites are serviced daily and in addition, a turndown service is offered in the evening, once guests have departed for dinner.
  • We regret, due to the nature of the site, Villa Paradisa is not suitable for physically challenged guests or children.
  • In compliance with the law, smoking is not permitted in the bedrooms or any indoor areas.
  • Recently completed Seahorse Room, smaller than the suites yet with similar quality finishes and beautifully decorated. The room with bathroom is approximately 30 sqm and the open patio another 30 sqm. Locaated on the ground level. Lagoon view, although not as elevated as suites.
  • Features are similar to those listed under Suites above - full details under * Seahorse Room. Same services apply.
  • Secure on-site parking is provided.
  • Guest Laundry Service - outsourced
  • Daily servicing of rooms
  • Free wireless internet
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Full Breakfast is served in Dining Room
  • Wine, Sparkling Wine and Beverage selection
  • Beauty therapy by appointment
  • Late check-in by prior arrangement
Your Hosts

Creators and residents of Villa Paradisa, Martin and Marilyn, have a wealth of local knowledge between them, gleaned from over 20 years in Knysna, and would be happy to assist you with your reservations for:

  • Dinner at local restaurants (selection provided in suites)
  • Airport Transfers
  • Local Taxis
  • Car Rentals
  • Local Activities


Villa Paradisa has a resident cat who is generally not allowed in guest rooms; however in case of allergies, we would like prospective guests to be informed of his presence in the villa before booking. 



Guest Reviews

Dear Marilyn & Martin
We had wonderful days at your place. Villa Paradisa is the perfect name for the paradise you created!
Thanks for your hospitality, the delicious barbecue and the very interesting talks. All the best for you!
Tanya & Philipp Tietjen
(Hamburg, Germany)


Dear Marilyn & Martin
Thank you for your hospitality.
Your service was impeccable and your home magnificent. We also got engaged on the balcony on the 31/01/09 overlooking the beautiful view of the lagoon. We will definitely return - soon. Thank you.
Regards, Warren & Cindy

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Places of interest in and around Knysna, in the Garden Route. Links to our Local cuisine restaurants and waterfront.


Allow our Dr Hauschka therapist to spoil and pamper you in the comfort of your own suite...

Local Attractions

Knysna has a rich and intriguing history, from its name, meaning "place of wood", in Khoisan, the language of the earliest inhabitants of the area, to the woodcutters, timber merchants, mariners, elephant hunters, gold diggers, silk farmers and royalty . . .


And owners of Villa Paradisa, Martin and Marilyn, have a wealth of local knowledge between them, gleaned from over 20 years in Knysna, and would be happy to assist you with your reservations ...


Coordinates for Knysna:
34° 2' 0.33" S
23° 1' 53.81 E