Every now and then we crave something new and exciting… something out of the ordinary.
Why should booking holidays be any different? If you’re looking for something special in your next temporary dwelling, have a look at these amazing places we have found just for you.
Castle? Check. Outdoor shower? Check. Renovated jail? Check. Nudist guest house? Check.
Knysna Houseboat Myrtle
Is it a house? Is it a boat? It’s a houseboat!!!
Myrtle is a self-contained cottage on the water. Anchored in the Knysna Lagoon, it’s just a two minute dinghy ride away from the Knysna Waterfront. The dingy is included with petrol as your transport to and from shore. On the way to show you the ropes onboard Myrtle, you will be shown how to use the dingy, it’s easy, and you’ll be skippering your little boat happily.
The houseboat sleeps four guests on two double beds. The private main bedroom has its own deck. Swimming off the deck as a refresher is fantastic. If you’re not keen on staying in, the restaurants at the Waterfront are easily accessible. There is also a braai onboard for you with plenty mussels to pick as a lovely starter, just pop them on the braai. Late nights are best spent around the fireplace inside.
If you’re one of those people that feel restricted by clothing and would rather let it “all hang out”, then Butt Nothing is perfect for you!
This self catering accommodation offers you a ‘home away from home’, with enough space to relax in secure, secluded, tranquil surroundings, located not too far from the many attractions that Port Elizabeth has to offer.
Step out of the sliding door, to a solar-heated swimming pool for a swim, work on that all over tan on one of the loungers, or unwind with a sun downer while relaxing next to the koi pond.
The Turbine Boutique Hotel
It’s hard to believe that this stunning five star hotel was once a power station! It has been converted into a boutique hotel like no other.
The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa on Thesen Island is situated in the picturesque town of Knysna. The décor reflects the environmental, geographical, historical and cultural diversity of Knysna. The site is a living testimony of its past and the generator turbines and boilers have been restored to their former glory and have become part of the architecture and décor.
The Turbine Boutique Hotel and Spa comprises 24 bedrooms and suites and an Amani African Spa. The rooms all have “state of the art” accessories. Some bedrooms have balconies and on the ground level, they have their own delightful garden. The honeymoon “Oyster” suite is situated at the top of the hotel and is superb.
The Island Café is a unique 90 seater restaurant and ideal for breakfasts, lunches and a la carte dinners and has won the Diners Club Platinum Award for its wine list. In addition there is The Turbine Tapas Bar where you can enjoy a light meal.
Take advantage of the pool deck which overlooks the canal and is ideal for meals, cocktails and sundowners.