Discover Villa Castollini: Your luxury guesthouse & venue in Knysna

Villa Castollini

With breath-taking views, top-notch amenities and commitment to tailor-made experiences, the 4-Star Villa Castollini in Knysna sets the stage for unforgettable weddings, events and relaxing getaways.

This exceptional guesthouse and venue, perched on the western head of the renowned Knysna Heads, is the ultimate choice for those seeking a unique and lavish experience in the Garden Route.

Villa Castollini’s Tuscan-inspired architecture provides sweeping views of the Knysna Estuarine bay, majestic mountains, lush forests and the charming town of Knysna. With north-facing vistas and a short five-minute drive to Brenton on Sea beach, this retreat offers the perfect blend of seclusion, privacy, and serenity – an absolute balm for the soul!

Needless to say, many of their previous guests had many wonderful things to say about their stays at the guest house. Read below.

Accommodation at Villa Castollini – Luxury Guest House

The spacious and exquisitely decorated suites and bedrooms at Villa Castollini are designed with comfort, elegance, and relaxation in mind. There are eight accommodation options to choose from – each suited to your particular need.

In the Deluxe Suites, expect comfort in a spacious and truly elegant atmosphere. They come with King-size beds, a cosy lounging area with armchairs and a couch, a working desk, and a dressing table. The en-suite bathrooms are a luxurious retreat, offering a bath, separate shower and twin hand basins. With double glass sliding doors leading to a verandah, a picturesque view and a range of top-notch amenities, the Deluxe Suites are perfect for extended stays.

The two Standard Rooms offer a serene and comfortable ambiance. Reasonably spacious, they come with twin beds that can also be converted into a King-size bed as well as other amenities that include en-suite bathrooms. The Standard Rooms are a charming choice for peaceful retreats.

Those travelling with kids or as a small group will be happy to hear that there is also an equally pleasing Family Unit. The Family Unit boasts uninterrupted views from its large glass sliding doors leading to a verandah. This unit comprises two generous en-suite bedrooms with King-size beds that can be converted into twin beds. The open-plan living area features a fully-equipped kitchenette, a sunny lounge and a TV area. A balcony offers breath-taking views of Knysna lagoon and majestic mountains.

Equally popular with guests are their Junior Deluxe Suites. You will find them elegantly furnished in soothing blue-grey tones and features a full-height sliding door that opens to a Juliette balcony, offering views of the chapel gardens and the Knysna lagoon in the distance. They include a King-size bed, ample cupboard space and a dressing table. Covering 20 square meters, the Junior Deluxe is perfect for those seeking a cozy and charming accommodation option with a range of amenities and beautiful views.

As the name suggests, the Superior Suite, located on the pool deck level, is designed for the more discerning traveller. It features a large glass sliding door that leads to a verandah with uninterrupted views. The suite offers a King-size bed that can be converted to twin beds, two cane loungers, a small working desk, a large dressing room with ample cupboard space and a dressing table. In the en-suite bathroom, you will find a bath, a separate shower, and twin hand basins. With a 20-square-meter bedroom area and an additional 5-square-meter dressing room, the Superior Suite is the perfect choice for those seeking a sophisticated and spacious retreat with an array of amenities.

Make an online booking HERE. Take advantage of their special discounts HERE.

Facilities at Villa Castollini – Luxury Guest House

Villa Castollini’s magnificent open-plan kitchen, dining room and lounge mirror the unrivalled views that extend over the estuary toward Knysna town and its surroundings. Here, you can savour delectable English and Continental breakfasts complemented by breath-taking sunrises or indulge in home-made Chef’s table dinners (by arrangement).

If not venturing out, you can choose to relax with a good book, play chess, or simply unwind at the sparkling swimming pool, adjacent to the Ferrari Room.

Conclude your day with reflective sunsets that set the tone for amazing sundowners. Their well-stocked bar, a gathering place for visitors from around the world, guarantees that the awe-inspiring views will foster connections and new friendships.

In addition, the property offers remote-controlled access for peace of mind, and for those needing to stay connected, free Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Planning a wedding, function or get together? Villa Castollini provides an idyllic and unique venue, with some of the most spectacular views on the Garden Route.

Things to do in Knysna

Feeling adventurous? The Brenton-on-Sea beachfront is just a quick 5-minute drive away. Villa Castollini provides pool and beach towels for guests’ convenience. Conveniently located near Simola and Pezula golf courses and central to all Garden Route activities, Villa Castollini also excels in crafting tailor-made itineraries to suit the interests of its esteemed guests. It introduces visitors to local experiences that even residents have yet to discover.

Knysna offers a rich tapestry of activities and attractions to suit a wide array of interests. Start with the mesmerizing Knysna Heads for awe-inspiring coastal vistas, then journey to the Featherbed Nature Reserve to explore pristine landscapes and indigenous flora and fauna. Hikers can revel in numerous trails, from coastal paths to forested routes, and water enthusiasts can kayak, paddleboard, or cruise the Knysna Lagoon. Wildlife enthusiasts can visit the Knysna Elephant Park and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, while golf aficionados can tee off at world-class courses like Simola and Pezula.

Thrill-seekers can partake in adventure sports like paragliding and mountain biking, and art lovers can explore local talent at the Knysna Art Gallery. Indulge in Knysna’s culinary delights, especially its seafood, and take in a sunset cruise on the lagoon. Don’t miss out on shopping for unique souvenirs and a visit to the Outeniqua Transport Museum in nearby George. Knysna’s diverse offerings ensure a memorable experience, whether you’re drawn to natural beauty, adventures, or relaxation in this captivating coastal town.

Reviews from previous Villa Castollini – Luxury Guest House guests

“Absolutely amazing venue with a breathtaking scenery. Photos don’t do it enough justice. Carin was exceptional and went above and beyond to make our day and stay perfect. The staff were welcoming and friendly, and their attention to detail made it even more special. Can’t recommend Villa Castollini enough!” wrote Mandy B on their TripAdvisor reviews page.

Lsiyo added; “The views from the accommodation are our of this world, the host and staff we amazing, excellent. We felt like home away from home with all the trappings of being on a hotel. This place is highly recommended.”

“My partner and I was lucky enough to stay over at Villa Castollini. It was a surprise for my birthday and what a lovely surprise. We were welcomed by friendly staff that made me feel so special. A Bottle of bubbly and two champagne glasses next to the king size bed, beautiful flowers and a spacious luxurious room. I stood on the balcony and felt like a queen looking out over her kingdom. The view will take your breath away. The Villa is beautiful and deserves the 5 stars that was rewarded to them. The staff was amazing and the breakfast looking over Knysna with the sun coming into the restaurant was refreshing. I will see the Castle on the hill again,” said corrie h.

Overall, Villa Castollini offers guests an unparalleled sanctuary of luxury and privacy in the heart of the Garden Route. From exquisite accommodation to world-class event hosting, Villa Castollini encapsulates the epitome of elegance, making it the ideal choice for those seeking an extraordinary escape at the coast.

Villa Castollini – Luxury Guest House is located along the Brenton-on-Sea Road, Brenton on Sea, Knysna. Here is their location on Google Maps. For bookings, call +27 (0) 44 381 8200 | +27 (0)44 381 8239 | +27 (0)71 473 4724 or email visit them online at today. Follow them on Facebook HERE and on Instagram HERE.


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