Head over Hills is a unique 5 Star luxury retreat situated on the beautiful edge of the iconic Knysna heads. This luxury accommodation and world-class views are the perfect backdrop for a well-deserved celebration of a special occasion, honeymoon, or to simply take in the splendour of our naturally beautiful surroundings.

Set in one of the most sought-after locations, Head over Hills has a unique and tranquil setting with unsurpassed views of the famous Knysna Heads, cliff tops, vast Indian Ocean and entrance to the world famous Knysna lagoon. This is the ideal vantage point from which to enjoy spectacular sunsets, catch the dolphins surfing in the waves or watch the whales! And you are literally on the same level as the birds in the sky, as you stand on the balcony you watch the albatross, sea gulls and birds of prey glide along side you.

Head over Hills is a small and exclusive retreat with eight en-suite, open planned bedrooms and various communal facilities, ensuring the luxurious comfort of every guest. There is a wheel-chair friendly suite. Some of the on-site facilities include a heated rim-flow swimming pool, wooden sundeck, fully stocked bar and a walk-in wine cellar. The rates are inclusive of a gourmet breakfast served either in the dining room or on the deck. Our kitchen is open for lunch as well as dinner.


I would highly recommend Head over Hills booked in its entirety by a group or as an exclusive villa and in this scenario, children can also be accommodated.  Special dinners can be organised and Martin, our owner, would love to give you a taste of some of our delicious wines.  Wine and food pairings can be organised for groups. Golf groups should be here, its not only special as Martin is a ex pro golfer, its situated on the top of world and is a stunning place to dine together and chill after your golf, if there are non-golfers there are many things we can arrange in the area, or even a spa day at Head over Hills.  Head over Hills has clubs for hire so you don’t have to bring your clubs with you. Please note that it is advisable to book tee-off times before you arrive, especially during our summer months.

Whether it is a well-deserved getaway, a honeymoon or simply an opportunity to take in the splendour of our naturally beautiful location, this unique and tranquil setting is the perfect place to escape to. 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.


Luxurious is the only way to describe our main suite. Situated on the ground floor, this suite is designed to allow the maximum use of space. Open all the doors in summer to maintain a lovely flow from the room to the deck or light the fire in winter and snuggle up on the tasteful and most comfortable leather chairs.

The strategically placed privacy glass on the deck allows you to relax on the comfortable couch or one of the loungers, while you soak up the sun. Or just take in the beautiful view of the ocean and the Knysna heads. One of three luxury Hastens beds imported from Sweden take pride of place in the Elephant suite. You are almost guaranteed a great night’s sleep with this “all natural” bed and the sound of the ocean literally on the door step. The red SMEG fridge with complimentary cold drinks, beers and water, Nespresso coffee/tea machine, mini-hifi and hair dryer situated at the dressing table, all add to the character of this room.

The dressing table and mirror are large and will allow any discerning lady plenty of space to work with. The separate bathroom has an enormous shower, a spa bath and even a sauna. The heated towel rails make sure your towels are lovely and warm, especially on a cold winter’s night. The “smart” television has a full DSTV bouquet. All our rooms and suites have a safe, air conditioner and wireless internet.


The one thing I was extremely impressed by, was the passion for wine at Head over Hills, and it’s all about fine wine. Martin and Therese, the owners of Head over Hills, have created a wine cellar where the guests can walk in and pick their very own special bottle to enjoy while watching the sunset or with one of our delicious a la carte dinners. Its very rustic, yet authentic and beautiful.  I loved spending time in the Wine Cellar, seeing Martin’s pure passion for his collection and being in this special space. I am pleased to say that they have a tasting room, I would recommend this and allow Martin to organise your own private tasting with our wines in our tasting room.


When you stay at Head over Hills, breakfast is included.  But the biggest bonus is that you don’t have to go out for lunch or dinner. You might not want to miss the stunning sunset or you just feel like a night in. In season we serve lunch and dinner daily. Our private chef composes a daily a-la-Carte menu where you can choose to have one, two or three courses. Highlight, is definitely eating lunch on the balcony and watching the waves, birds, Knysna heads and feeling like you are literally on top of the world.  Lunch was fresh and delicious.

Words cannot describe this gem, you literally have to experience Head over Hills for yourself. The views change, the sunsets are exquisite, the service is outstanding, the food is great.  The rooms are comfortable, bathroom luxurious and the attention to detail are special.

To book this gorgeous holiday contact us, we will assist you to get there and will organize all your activities in the area.





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