Somervreug stands amid the hills of Knysna Heights, proudly claiming its place amongst the top 5-star guest houses on South Africa’s Garden Route. You step into luxury upon arrival and, after experiencing the ultimate indulgence in sophistication and comfort during your stay, will leave with a feeling of elegance that will last long after we’ve waved you off to your next destination.
Our contemporary, individually appointed rooms offer guests the most magical views of the Knysna Estuary and Knysna Heads – and the ultimate in modern amenities. All rooms are en-suite with spacious, spa-like bathrooms that feature walk-in rain showers, patios or balconies and seating areas. The larger, Executive Room also features a lounge area and bath, while the Family Unit with private entrance invites up to six guests to share in the Somervreug experience.
Find tranquillity in the quiet of our tropical courtyard and pool area. We invite you to enjoy the South African sun from a variety of sundecks as you sip on a cool drink and relax on your lounger. The outside fireplace sets the scene for romantic drinks after dinner or extra shade for a break from the pool. Enjoy the temperate Garden Route winters with great company and sundowners from our stylish lounge or front deck, both offering unobstructed views of the lagoon and Knysna Heads. Delicious English- and Continental breakfasts are served in our elegant dining room, which also shares these views.
Somervreug is the Afrikaans word for Summer Joy. The house was built in 1980/1981 and named Somervreug by the original family. The property has remained in the family and has now been redeveloped into this modern, stylish, yet comfortable guest house. You’ll find beautiful original pieces from the family home cleverly integrated with the contemporary, sophisticated interior. This gives a subtle nod to the history and heritage that now secures the future of Somervreug. Welcome to our home.