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One of Knysna's original homes - built in the early 1800's. Indigenous garden leading to entranceGuests arriving at Carpe Diem House. Everyone is always welcome!
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Carpe Diem House. Characterful friendly cosy flat.

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Carpe Diem House. Characterful friendly cosy flat.

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1.5 baths
Michelle is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

One of the original homes in old Knysna. Built in the early 1800s.
Lovely self-contained flatlet.
Bedroom with shower and toilet attached. Built in cupboards.
Lounge with sleeper couch, TV, kitchenette, fridge, microwave and stove.
Separate toilet, washbasin.
Centrally situated and walking distance to town.


Free parking on premises
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 4PM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM


Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance


143 Reviews

Santi User Profile
May 2018
Super comfy living space. Came in a group of three. Two slept in the private bedroom and I slept on the couch (very comfortable) Michelle and Etienne were great. Great tips and very welcoming
Marius User Profile
April 2018
Great space, comfortable, and great host! We felt so welcomed, and although we only stayed one night, we could have easily stayed longer.
Cole Train User Profile
Cole Train
January 2018
This place was amazing. Such a homey comfortable feeling. Very clean and spacious. The check in was easy and the local food recommendations were amazing! Thank you again, and sorry we couldn’t stay longer!! Keep up the good work. 5 stars for sure, hugely recommend. Etienne was su…
Bryan User Profile
October 2017
This was a perfect space! Super cozy and colorful with amazing proximity to everything in Knysna. Etienne was super helpful and Michelle was top notch responder for coordination after our drive to town. Perfect experience. Highly recommend!
Karina User Profile
October 2017
A soulful place with lots of character, conveniently located and very quiet. Michelle was very responsive and made me feel at home. Will definitely be back!
Adam User Profile
March 2017
Michelle and Lex are wonderful people, and we greatly enjoyed our stay with them. I highly recommend their lovely home.
Marley User Profile
March 2017
Michelle and Lex were exceptional hosts and they made our stay in Knysna so wonderful! The apartment is private, clean, comfortable and has such an eclectic personality. It is in an excellent location and within walking distance to many shops and the waterfront. I wish we could h…

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Knysna, South AfricaJoined in October 2017
Etienne User Profile
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Strong business & hospitality background. Studied B Com Business Economics & Tertiary Education at the University of Pretoria. Lover of people in general. Passionate about the human mind & human behaviour. Qualified Master Life Coach & Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Nature & an…
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