The Cove's Paradise
Morning dawns at Pezula Golf Estate and the first rays of sun, breaking through the glass walls of the suite, invite you to wake up. You draw a smile on your face as you turn around to find the love of your life still sleeping next to you, a moment of pure peacefulness.
The sensation of feeling in Heaven takes on a meaning at Pezula. This is a luxurious contemporary shelter designed to enjoy your first days as newlyweds to the fullest in total privacy and in harmony with nature.
Perched on a cliff, the floor to ceiling glass doors can be opened, inviting all the sounds, from the crashing Indian Ocean below, to fill every corner of the house.
Grab your broad-brimmed sunhat and walk down the steps that lead to the private beach. Take your shoes off and feel the tickling of the warm sand beneath your feet.
After a morning of peace, it is time to get active! Jump into the speedboat and get yourself ready to cross the crystal-clear waters on your water skis.
Back home, chill by the infinity pool to contemplate the unbeatable view of the famous Garden Route at dusk. At this moment, your loved one comes back with a plate of Knysna oysters and a bottle of Charles Heidsieck Rosé Millesime 2006, isn’t this the perfect scenario to toast to your new life together?
It feels so good to spend time just talking about your plans for the future... And you don’t need to go very far to feel some adventure: tomorrow a hot air balloon ride over the Klein Karo is awaiting!
The Garden Route
The south coastal area of South Africa has 300km that go from from Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay. This famous route is dotted with excellent beaches, picturesque lagoons, lakes and a lush vegetation. The name comes from the ecologic variety of flora and ancient forests. The route also includes picturesque towns such as Mossel Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn and Plettenberg Bay. The Garden Route is a mix of modern golf courses, ancient forests, secluded artists’ communities, retirement estates, a modern mall, craft centres, mountain hideaways and beach holidays. The main arterial highway through The Garden Route in South Africa is the N2 stretch running from Heidelberg in the Southern Cape to Storms River Village on the Eastern Cape border.
Leisure options for all travellers
Due to its landscape full of vegetation and its enclave in the Indian Ocean, the area offers plenty of activities for all tastes. You can combine exploring indigenous forests with water activities that will get your adrenaline rising. If you fancy understanding the local culture of the area there are interesting museums that will give you a closer perspective. South Africa is a country full of history that is worthy for taking some time to understand its past.
A luxurious modern house
An architectural masterpiece that offers a contemporary space with spectacular views to the Pezula Golf Estate in Knysna. This home was designed by SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects) and was integrated into the topography, maintaining a seamless connection with the landscape and ocean. The choice of materials, off-shutter concrete, Rheinzink roofing, timber cladding, stone and exposed aggregate, allows the building to fade into the landscape. The architects also conceived the house to be eco-friendly and created a sustainable design approach: a huge underground cistern was created under the garden terrace to collect rainwater and a water-based under floor heating system to save energy.
There are world famous golf courses nearby including Pezula, Simola and Fancourt in George. The Pezula Championship Course is a stunningly beautiful 18-hole golf in Knysna. In 2001, few months after it opened, the course was awarded Best New Golf Course in South Africa. The Pezula Golf Club has Clubhouse facilities that offer a five-star experience and include a lounge, restaurant, bar, practice area and putting green.
Situated in Knysna on the Garden Route, this is one of the Southern Cape coast's best known holiday destinations. The is area is located between lush forests and the shores of the peaceful lagoon.
The Cove's Paradise is exclusive and spacious, offering contemporary living experiences to its guests with its spectacular views. The fully automated architectural masterpiece features double volume spaces in an open plan environment and its undeniable perfect example of chic coastal living.
What you will love:
- Clifftop views of the Garden Route
- High level of privacy
- Open plan spaces
The house is distributed into four modern, ultra-luxurious ensuite bedrooms, each with a private lounge/TV area. The maximum sleeping capacity of the house is 10 people. All bathrooms have showers & Palazzo baths overlooking the sea, so you can delight yourself in the morning with the astonishing views. The kitchen is fully furnished and has modern appliances. The wine cellar also has great views of the sea and the 36m rim flow pool overlooks the ocean. There is no better way to end the day than plunging yourself in the jacuzzi and pool to contemplate the breathtaking views to the bay. One of the most highlighted features of this villa is its private beach, that is exclusively used by Cove’s guests.
The Cove’s Heaven has a wide variety of services like an elevator that connects all the floors, a home theatre, DSTV, ADSL line, underfloor radiant heating with gas and wood fireplaces. Andile Bota, the butler, is always ready to look after all your needs. During the day Nomonti Hobe, will bet at your service.
Security is something that is taken very seriously in the villa and there is a strict access control at the entrance to Pezula Estate. There is a 24 hour security service at the Cove’s entrance.
The house is also environment friendly and the garden is filled with local vegetation like fynbos plants, a water harvester and an energy raiser.
Other services that are offered on request are transfers, tours, catering and nature walks around the indigenous forests and down to the river.
The house is the perfect getaway for those who are looking for a romantic weekend break, luxurious family holiday or a corporate retreat. It is also available for weddings and honeymoons.
Photos from SAOTA and Heaven Can Wait
Shopping & Dining
The streets of Knysna town reveal many boutiques, art galleries, gift shops, a mall with a modern cinema and a theatre. If you are a food lover you will also find many options: fine restaurants, seafood taverns, pubs, delicatessens and coffee shops. The restaurants offer a fusion food style that combines Oriental flavors with nouveau cuisine. Try the traditional South African dishes such as Cape-Malay-inspired bobotie or the Xhosa delicacy known as Umnqusho. This was apparently Nelson Mandela’s favorite dish.
Fauna & Flora
The Knysna area is surrounded by an striking landscape and is filled with incredible wildlife and the unique “Fynbos” vegetation. Enjoy a walk around the indigenous forests and discover the fauna and flora of the region. There are many rare and protected species such as Pickergill’s Reedfrog, the Riverine rabbit or the golden moles. In addition, because of its situation in the Indian Ocean, you will probably be able to observe whales, dolphins, Cape fur seals and numerous sea birds.
The Knysna Oyster Festival
A visit to Knysna would not be complete without tasting the delicious local oysters located within the lagoon. The annual Knysna Oyster Festival is not a regular festival, it is an introduction to the people of Knysna.
Adventure, excursions and sports
There are multiple options suitable for the most adventurous ones. A wide number of water sports including water skiing, canoeing, sailing, paragliding, kite surfing and fishing are available. If you prefer the mainland, there are also a number of marked trails in the surrounding forests for horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, quad biking and abseiling. More relaxed activities such as balloon rides over the Klein Karoo are also available for families.
Culture and Heritage
Knysna has a history that dates back 10.000 years and it is exhibited in the Knysna Art Gallery and the Maritime Museum (the Old Gaol Complex). These museums go back to 1859 and explain the fascinating origins of the town’s timber and shipbuilding industries.