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Experience the charm and magic of our boutique hotel. Head over Hills Luxury Retreat is a unique 5-star establishment, situated on the beautiful edge of the iconic Knysna Heads.

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.


Under normal circumstances, we have a strict no under 12 policy due to our location. Head over Hills can be booked in its entirety by a group as an exclusive villa. In this scenario, children under 12 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. Our new wine tasting room is fully operational and we are so excited!

The owners of Head over Hills have a long history in South Africa, considering they are both originally from Sweden. Martin used to be a professional golfer and played several years on the Sunshine Tour. The combination of Martin’s entrepreneurship and Therese’s degrees in both finances and tourism led them to create a place with a welcoming atmosphere that guests could call their ‘home away from home’.

2014 was the year that the Hanssons became the new owners of Head over Hills. How they ended up with this amazing place is a story in and of itself. They are happy to share the tale with you when you come for a visit. The Hanssons love to exchange life stories, which is why guests can experience so much more than just a night away when they stay at Head over Hills.

All the Head over Hills staff have been living in Knysna for most of their lives and they know the beautiful surroundings by heart. Head over Hills is a small establishment. Therefore, all staff have been trained to be ‘all round’ helpful but with a designated area of responsibility.

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