Edge House No. 6
What We Love
- An exclusive villa built onto the side of a cliff, with breakfast and welcome treatsLocation, location, location – the views here are simply breathtaking
- Exploring a natural playground of outdoor adventures, with waterfalls, beautiful hiking routes and an array of extreme sports
- Winding down under the South African sun with a cold drink by the rim-flow pool
What To Know
- The Villa has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and is capable of sleeping 8
- The view from the pool is spectacular – it looks out over the Knysna River and surrounding treetops
- Luxe rooms have wraparound terraces
The villas at Edge House No. 6 are perched discreetly on the side of a sheer cliff face, overlooking a lush valley on South Africa’s stunning Western Cape. Despite its bold positioning, the building’s low-rise structure and natural coloring blend harmoniously with the sprawling greenery and nearby Knysna River. As you’d expect, the top-notch facilities really make the most of the lovely setting, with incredibly beautiful vistas afforded everywhere from the rim-flow pool to the luxurious accommodation.
There are only four accommodations at the resort, so you’ll be feeling like an exclusive VIP from the moment you check in – a real plus if you enjoy a bit of privacy. The overall décor is seamlessly in-tune with the striking surroundings, incorporating plenty of natural materials and understated design touches, as well as modern comforts to ensure a pleasant stay. Service comes with a smile and high standards, whether you’re ordering an afternoon drink by the pool or looking for advice on where to find the most serene waterfall.
Located on the quiet lower level of the villa, the 215-square-foot Garden Valley rooms offer direct access to the hotel’s gardens, with fantastic views of the river and valley. Alternatively, go with the 320-square-foot Eagle View room, named for its panoramic vistas. The entire right-hand corner of the room boasts a paneled-glass front that gives the illusion of floating above the landscape and the valley below. If this isn’t enough, you can admire the Knysna River and valley from the comfort of your own veranda.
Private, romantic dinners can be arranged for guests.
Located spectacularly (and rather daringly) on a sheer cliff face on the Simola Golf Estate in Knysna, on the Western Cape, the hotel’s unique design means you’ll want to start by drinking in the view. It overlooks the lush valley and the Knysna River far below, against a backdrop of the Outeniqua Mountains. This area, one of South Africa’s most scenic regions, is best enjoyed on a leisurely walk or from the seat of one of the hotel’s mountain bikes. On warm days, you can hike to the waterfalls to cool off, or take a kayak or a boat out onto the lagoon or river. You’re also perfectly placed for a round of golf, with the 18-hole championship Simola Golf Course on your doorstep – offering exciting challenges and spectacular views. The Cango Caves are a two-hour drive away, where you can wander amid the dripstone caverns’ vast halls and towering formations on a guided tour. Thrill seekers will have plenty of options, too, with rafting, canyoning, abseiling, skydiving and paragliding all available.
How to Get There
Our stay at Edge House was perfect and a true slice of paradise. The accommodation is first class, beautifully designed, and perched high with stunning views over the Ksyna river below. James looked after us during our stay with a lovely breakfast and provided super friendly service. I would definitely recommend a stay at Edge House if you're in the Ksyna area - you will not be disappointed!
Located outside of town (you must have a car), close to Simola golf course. Beautiful house with 4 guest rooms, 2 lounge areas and a deck with pool offering beautiful views. One room much larger than the others and located on the upper floor. The house is managed by Nadia; she is making sure everything runs smoothly day in day out and she is doing a fantastic job. She is also an awesome cook. 2 reasons why I could not rate Edge House as perfect: 1) cleanliness could be improved in the rooms (hairs on bathroom floors and carpets) and 2) sound proof is not optimal (you hear the water system as well as the noise from the common areas). Only 2 rooms were occupied during our stay so we had enough privacy but I can imagine it gets a bit more complicated when the house is full. We would happily return, or try and find a similar venue in the area that would tick the "perfect" box.
We spent 5 amazing days at the edge house - and absolutely adored it! We do travel quite a lot and must admit this was the best experience we had so far. Not only is the house itself stunning and the view spectacular but also it offers a beautiful surrounding and lots of things to do (definitely visit Jukani and the elephant park).
However, what made our stay so memorable were the people at edge house, especially our lovely host Nadia, who provided insider tips on what to do plus incredible culinary experiences from breakfast, to South African braai and an amazing private dinner! Even though we had a rather short stay we really felt at home - just better.
And even though it may sound like it, we honestly were not bribed, it is our heartfelt truth!:)
We certainly hope to be back.