Exactly where you want to be.

Welcome to
Head over Hills

Head over Hills Luxury Retreat is a unique, 5-star boutique hotel situated on the beautiful edge of the iconic Knysna Heads. Our luxury accommodation and world-class views are the perfect backdrops for a well-deserved celebration of a special occasion, honeymoon, or a vacation appreciating nature’s beauty.

Head over Hills has won several awards for its location, but the one we are most proud of is the Prime Location Hotel in South Africa by the prestigious Haute Grandeur. Best View and Best Relaxation Hotel are additional awards that we are ecstatic to have received.


Enjoy Exclusive Luxury

Head over Hills is a boutique retreat with eight open planned en-suite bedrooms furnished with handcrafted Hästens beds from Sweden, ensuring a luxurious and revitalising stay.



Lunch & Dinner
at Head over Hills

Lunch & Dinner
at Head over Hills

Our private chef composes a daily a-la-carte menu where you can choose to enjoy one, two or three courses. The rates are inclusive of a gourmet breakfast served either in the dining room or on the deck. Our kitchen is open for dinner and lunch on request. Special dinners can be organised and Martin, our owner, would love to give you a taste of some of our delicious wines. Stay at Head over Hills for a delectable meal and enjoy the best views in Knysna. Our restaurant is open to our local guests as well, so even if you don’t stay at Head over Hills, you can still enjoy our magnificent views.


At Head over Hills, we are passionate about fine wine. Martin and Therese, our owners, have created a wine cellar exclusively for the hotel. Guests can pick their very own special bottle to enjoy while watching the sunset or pair it with a delicious à la carte dinner.


We offer a variety of specials. Some of our packages for special occasions include proposals, anniversaries, birthdays, and honeymoons. We also have specials for golfing, wine tasting and even laser surgery!


Luxury Conferencing at Head over Hills

Head over Hills offers corporates and management teams a way to escape virtual meetings. We are the ideal destination for colleagues to engage and reconnect with their team members to plan and strategise the future direction their businesses should take. Set in a unique luxury destination situated on the beautiful edge of the iconic Knysna Heads., there is no better location for conferencing in Knysna. Colleagues have the unique opportunity to bond outside of meeting times, staying in the same accommodation.

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from ourGuests

All round great

“My wife and I spent our honeymoon here and we were so impressed with the breathtaking views from our bed and the balcony, over and above that, the service was outstanding. Would highly recommend this place!”

Shanesh, From South Africa

Full package

“I expected, beautiful views and wonderful service but it was so much more. The food was incredible, the staff were delightful and the little touches like Riedel glassware made it a weekend I will never forget. I would say that if you can….do.”

Barbara B, From South Africa

Views to die for!!

Had the time of my life, the best views. Room was perfect!! The service was on point. The rooms were clean and the patrons were welcoming. We were well looked after and we really enjoyed out stay. Worth every penny!!


“It was amazing. It has to be my best vacation by far. The accommodations is out of this world, the views were refreshing and rejuvenating, the food was lovely, the staff was very friendly. I am definitely going back.”

Dineo Kokome

“After coming here through a family recommendation I must say it’s absolutely beautiful! An amazing view and excellent service! A place you must stay if you are visiting Knysna! Highly recommend!”

Talya Bodenstein

Beyond amazing

“Head over Hills is one of the nicest hotels you can stay in Knysna. The View is breathtaking and service is beyond amazing. I spent a portion of my honeymoon there and I highly recommend it for any couples the infinity pool and the breakfast are out of this world. Must visit!”

Omar E, From Canada

“We were just stunned by the beautiful view from our room and also dining room. The excellent wines on offer, just excellent. A great experience, which was very much worth the price. I look forward to returning next year with some nice friends.”

Rochus H, From Switzerland

Top 5 experiences in South Africa!

We have visited many 5 star establishments in South Africa and we are certain that Head over Hills ranks in the top 5 of our experiences. The breath-taking views and personalized hospitality make you feel spoilt, while a calm ambience provides for a stress-free visit. We consider this experience to be good value for money in the South African 5 star category and will definitely be back.

Pricey, From South Africa