"alles hat seine Zeit..."
Die Zeit, die wir mit und bei euch verbringen durften, haben wir soooo genossen! Danke fuer:
alle Wohltaten, das leckere Fruehstueck, die "Taxi" fahrt von laundry zu Old Khaki, die Wandertipps am Meer und an den Klippen, euren Humor und unser gemeinsames Lachen (es war so schoen!!)
Bleibt gesund und einfach so wie ihr seid!

- Brigitte & Hans-Peter

Germany, 4 February 2018

Another wonderful visit! Thank you so much for everything. For all other guests reading this - please see our entry for this time in 2017 - we are returning guests, and we love this place and the special hospitality that is offered. Much love and best wishes to our friends Tessa and Friedel.

- Lindsay & Ian

Cheshire, UK, January 2018

After a week in your home, I feel like family. Words fall short of what this time has meant to me. Thank you for your warmth, kindness and humour. It has been a time of healing when I needed it most. I will leave with a restored sense of hope and a renewed enthusiasm. You guys have got a special magic that you've sprinkled on everything from your delectable breakfasts to the absolutely delightful bird family that you so lovingly nurture every day. There are no coincidences in life... this trip has been testament to that. I am eternally grateful and will miss you until we meet again. My heart is heavy for having to leave, but full with the treasures of the time spent with you both.

- Sam

Cape Town, 10 January 2018

Die Zeit hier bei Euch hat uns gut gefallen. Vielen Dank fuer die vielen guten Tipps und Anregungen. Waere Knysna und letztendlich Sued Afrika dichter an Europa wuerde ich glatt sagen: "Wir kommen wieder". Aber so bin ich doch verhalten optimistisch Es sei denn, Nina's Brueder macht auch Freiwilligen arbeit in Hout Bay. Auf jeden Fall werden wir Stefi sehr positiv von hier berichten, dammit sie Euch weiter mit Gaesten versorgen kann! Solltet Ihr (jemals) nach Hamburg kommen, koennten wir versuchen Euch ahnlich so gut bewirten wie Ihr zwei das gemacht habt!

- Nina & Katrin Oberjat

Germany, 6 January 2018

Wir haben uns bei euch sauwohl gefuehlt. Der Tipp mit der Wanderung auf der halbinsel Robberg was gold wert und Dank dem Fruehstuck schafften wir den ganzen Weg.

- Corinna, Georg & Peter Vogele

Germany, 17 October 2017

Thank you for the time it was very, very fine. Das Fruehstuck was phenomenal, deswegen kommen wir auch das naechste mal. This was the first time in Africa and we look forward to the next time!

- Puck Family

Austria, August 2017

Thanks for your awesome hospitality and friendliness. Will most definitely be back and stay at your lovely home in Knysna soon.

- Deon Pretorius & Guido Trautmann

South Africa & Germany, 1 May 2017

Es faellt schwer, nach all diesen wunderbaren Eintraegen zuvor noch "Neues" zu schreiben (zudem unter der kritischen Beobachtung durch den Betten-Meister aus Oesterreich). Ich mache es daher kurz: Es waren phantastliche Tage mit euch. Eure Unterkunft is ein Traum. Ihr seid als Paar eine Wucht. Ihr wart fuer mich ein Zuhause. Ich komme wieder - danke fuer alles!

- Eva

Germany, 23 March 2017

Wir haben wunderschoene Tage bei euch verbracht. Wir werden wieder kommen. Bis bald.

- Dirk & Petra

Germany, 19 March 2017

Herzlichen Dank fuer die Gastfreundschaft. Wir haben die Zeit - auch wenn es nuer kurz war - sehr genossen! Alles Gute!

- Stefanie & Mirko

Germany, 26 February 2017

We have had a great stay in your lovely, "quirky" home, with your gorgeous cats Mousey and Ratty! Wonderful hosts and great breakfasts. See you again!

- Sherry & Trev

13 February 2017

We have had a great stay in your lovely, "quirky" home, with your gorgeous cats Mousey and Ratty! Wonderful hosts and great breakfasts. See you again!

- Sherry & Trev

13 February 2017

The “moments” we spent here took our breath away! You made our stay sooo SPECIAL!!

- Jaco, Marlene, Zaan, Neville & Hester

Swakopmund, Namibia, 11 February 2013

Four Aussies came to stay. Warmth, relaxation, elegance and joy; just a handful of words to describe our stay here. Welcoming and fun hosts who went out of their way to make our all-too-brief stay memorable. Thank you heaps!

- Lou, Annie, Maureen & Col

Australia, 06 May 2013

As always, your warmth and hospitality is incomparable, and directly opposite to the (freezing) weather outside. Thank you, we had a wonderful week and look forward to our return in the summer.

- Manfred, Marijke and Alexandra

Windhoek, Namibia, 06 July 2013

Thank you so much for the most amazing time that we have spent in your wonderful B&B. You guys have the most beautiful home and we have enjoyed every minute of our short stay. All we wish is that we could stay longer. Thanks for making us feel so welcome and for sharing your lovely animals – big and small – with us!

- Lee and Marc

Cape Town, South Africa, 07 July 2013

Thank you so very much for a wonderful stay. What a perfect place for a family weekend and we are leaving with such wonderful warm memories. We will see you again, and thank you for your hospitality and smiles.

- Sue, Dave, Jem, Pam, Mandy, Vince, Emma and Marcus

Durban and United Kingdom, 18 August 2013

“All things happen for a reason” – in Robi’s and my case, to have stumbled over your awesome B&B by such coincidence meant that we spent two great days in your lovely company and thoroughly enjoyed talking, laughing and having fun with you. At some time in the future we might just meet again.

- Karin and Robi

Switzerland, 21 September 2013

There is more to discover, more to see. That is why we move on.
But how tempting it is to let it all be and stay here with you. Experience more of your hospitality and discover that is all a traveller needs. Thanks a lot.

- Jan Gerrit and Anke

(Netherlands, 27 October 2013

Such a gorgeous place to stay and we were really made to feel at home. Lots of thought and time given to everything, we could not have asked for more. Thanks for being so generous with us!

- Kate and Ryan

Australia, 30 October 2013

Thank you for looking after us. Spent a very pleasant evening and morning socialising and swapping stories. I love the guest house and it felt like being at home. Enjoyed the stay very much, will recommend to others!

- Haik and Ola

United Kingdom & Poland, 3 November 2013

Wir danken Euch fuer die herzliche gastfreundschaft. Man trifft nicht oft auf solche netten “Herbergsleute”! Wir hatten viel spass mit und bei Euch. Ihr seid bestimmt eins der tollsten Quartiere waehrend unseres Suedafrika-Trips. Sollten wir wieder in dieses tolle land kommen – wir haben Eure Adresse.

- Dagmar, Manni, Oli und Katharina

06 November 2013, Deutschland

There were a lot of moments that took our breath away!
Wir verbrachten vier wunderbare Tage bei Euch, an die wir uns noch lange Zeit erinnern werden. Vor allem Eure Gastfreundschaft hat unseren Aufenthalt in Knysna perfekt gemacht. Euer Tip nach Robberg zu gehen, war bisher das Highlight unserer Suedafrika-Reise. Wir bedanken uns fuer die grossartige Zeit, in der wir sehr viel Spass hatten. Hoffentlich sehen wir uns bald wieder!

- Nadine und Rudi

10 November 2013, Deutschland

So TripAdvisor let us know,
In Knysna, Hope Villa is the place to go!
Friedel’s Betten sind die Besten,
Diese wollten wir natuerlich testen.

With a smile on her face, Tess was standing there,
A hearty welcome we were given in the garden square.
She showed us the house, the garden, our room, and the pool,
And then we met Friedel, the crazy “fool”!!

Die Einladung zum Braai nahmen wir gerne an,
Bei Daemmerung, hinterm Haus... der Spass begann.
Mit grossen Worten, Zauberei und auch Voodoo,
Aus Rind machte Friedel Zebra, Oryx and auch Kudu.
Tess’s salads were really, really yummy,
Bite by bite everybody filled his tummy.

Stunde am Stunde,
As the hours went by,
Lachte und quatschte die gesellige Runde,
From braai to Latenight-Laberei!

- Manu and Anja

Deutschland, 11 November 2013

16 November 2013
Nun haben wir Knysna “leider” in Regen kennen gelernt. Vielen dank fuer Eure Gastfreundschaft. Wir haben gut geschlafen und den Kaffee im Bett und das Fruehstueck genossen – es war sehr gemuetlich!

- Thomas und Carola

Deutschland, 16 November 2013

Thank you for looking after us so well. We felt very relaxed and very much at home.
You were great booking restaurants for us and suggesting days out – the best being to Storms River Mouth. A great trip. Will certainly recommend you to anyone asking for suggestions where to stay in Knysna. Location is amazing. Loved it all and was worth coming all the way from Northern Ireland to experience it!

- Joy and David

Belfast, 26 November 2013

Just to say a sincere “thank you” for looking after me so well. I have enjoyed your beautiful home amidst such wonderful scenery. Will have lovely memories back home in Belfast amid the frost and snow.

- Mollie Mark, 91

Belfast, 26 November 2013

When Tess and Friedel came to town,
Everything was winding down.
When Tess and Friedel came to stay,
Everyone came here to play!
Once again, a huge thank you for the fabulous time we had staying at Hope Villa. I’m sure Alexandra is by now convinced that this is her beach house, so we will be seeing you again in the not too distant future.

- The Egerers

Windhoek, Namibia, 20 December 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality in your beautiful guest house, your attention to detail and friendly and open manner go above and beyond any expectations I had of our stay. Thank you so much for making my limited time with my daughter so very very special.

- Suzanne, Dominique and Weston

Cape Town and USA, 22 December 2013

Thanks for a beautifully relaxed Christmas week. Thanks for sharing lazy days, sea views and mountain breezes. I will definitely be recommending Hope Villa to family and friends back in Joburg.

- Laura

Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 December 2013

Thank you so much for providing a home away from home, and one that more than lives up to its name. My Facebook page is crammed with happy memories. Will be recommending Hope Villa, not just for the warmth of its old yellowwood floors, but the warmth of its hosts.

- Sarah

Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 December 2013

We came to Knysna to find adventure, rest and peace. We found all this but the big bonus was the unexpected friendship! We are grateful and honoured to have met you and your humbleness will stay with me for all my days. Your future success lies with your awesome personalities. We enjoyed our New Years “bash” with you and I totally think that we set the right tone for 2014. The laughs we share with you and our kids were special.

- Juri, Donne, Junne and Amee

Gauteng, 03 January 2014

Thank you for making our stay in Knysna a memorable one. Your hospitality and warmth was amazing and it definitely makes you want to return soon. You guys really have an awesome home and sharing it with various people really isnt always the easiest thing to do.

- Stephen & Rick

South Africa and Switzerland, 04 Janaury 2014

Our holiday has been made soooo much more worthwhile by staying here. The hospitality, friendliness and all the interest you show in your guests truly makes the stay special! Will be keeping your number on speed dial for a visit in the future!

- Bruce and Lizaan

Cape Town, South Africa, 05 January 2014

Despite the ‘mizzle drizzle’ we really enjoyed our time spent here. Fantastic location, beautiful house and the rooms are uber comfortable. Wonderful hosts!

- Robyn, JP and Emma

United Kingdom, 5 January 2014

How a mishap can turn into a joyous event! How fortunate we were to find your gem of a B&B. You are both wonderful hosts, taking care of every little detail!

- Antoine

Belgium, 07 January 2014

Wir danken Euch fuer einen tollen Urlaub. Die 3 Tage hier waren wunderbar. Die Landschaft, das Wetter und eure super Gastfreundschaft werden wir so schnell nicht vergessen. Wir werden das Fruehstuck vermissen (und naturlich auch euch!!).

- Marita und Robby

Deutschland, 15 January 2014

We really found a gem in Knysna! The accommodation is perfect and so well decorated and your hospitality warm and welcoming. You both made our stay here so easy with our two little ones! We have been very fortunate to have met such a wonderful couple. We shall spread the word and be back, hopefully in the not too distant future, for your amazing breakfasts and good company!

- Bron, Rob, Jake and Izzy

United Kingdom, 22 January 2014

Thank you very much for our wonderful stay in Knysna. It was such a pleasure staying in your beautiful B&B and the breakfasts were delicious. We felt so at home – thank you!!!

- Michael, Harriet and Annabelle

East London, South Africa, 27 January 2014

10 February 2014
Danke fuer die tolle Zeit bei Euch und Euer Verstaendnis fuer unsere kleine Maya und Luk (manchmal sehr anstrengend). Wir haben uns bei Euch wie zu Hause gefuehlt. Hier seid tolle Gastgeber!! Wir werden uns oft an die schoene Zeit erinnern und hoffen, dass wir uns noch mal wiedersehen.

- Heidi, Wolfram, Franziska, Jan, Maya und Luk

Germany, 10 February 2014

Thank you for the nice breakfasts, the hiking tips and the fabulous room! Unfortunately the weather wasn’t like hikers wish it to be, however Robberg was a great adventure and we could take some dramatic photos of the landscape and clouds!

- Michael

15 February 2014, Switzerland

Many thanks for your kind and warm hospitality – it made me feel welcome and the stay homely. A great location as I did not want to stay in the hub of it all but wanted somewhere not too far removed. Thanks very much for a pleasurable mini-stay – a chance for me to unwind and switch off.

- Owen

United Kingdom, 27 February 2014

This is our second time visiting your wonderful B&B, and again, we have had the most awesomely, relaxing time. Thanks so much for your wonderful hospitality again. We continue to recommend Hope Villa to all our friends and this is definitely the second of many more visits!

- Lee and Marc

Cape Town, South Africa, 21 March 2014

We enjoyed our stay at your bed & breakfast very much. Beautiful room, comfortable beds, nice garden, great hospitality! We will definitely recommend your place!

- Hans and Maya

Netherlands, 26 March 2014

Thank you for your hospitality in your beautiful home! We enjoyed the nice coffees during the rainy days!

- Bea

Switzerland, 27 March 2014

We enjoyed our stay very much! Thanks for your hospitality and your friendly smiles. We are leaving with the sun in our hearts.

- Claudia and Brian

Switzerland, 7 April 2014

After reading all the reviews before, we would like to add that we've had a wonderful time in your house too! Everything was perfect for a family - the location, the rooms, the breakfasts and, of course, yourselves! We felt really welcome and want to thank you for that.

- Conrad, Constanze, Ruth and Oscar

Vienna, Austria, 15 April 2014

Thank you very much for the wholesome breakfasts, especially the "bacon & egg muffin". Yummy!!!! Your home and hospitality appreciated. Love your coffee!!!!! Awesome stay - Oyster Festival - July 2014! Thank you.

- Arthur, Linda, Shaun, Tanya

Blouberg, Cape Town, 06 July 2014

Danke fuer den schoenen Aufenthalt in Knysna! Wir moechten uns fuer die spontane Organisation der Waltour bedanken. Das Fruehstueck was toll!

- Lisa

Salzburg, Austria, 10 August 2014

Wir fuehlten uns willkommen und ihr seit sehr offene Gastgeber. Eure Tipps waren uns eine grosse Hilfe, danke! Wir wuenschten, wir haetten einen laengeren Aufenthalt bei euch geplant.

- Claudia

Salzburg, Austria, 10 August 2014

Hoffentlich koennen wir eines Tages wiederkommen - und dann laenger bleiben!

- Christie

Salzburg, Austria, 10 August 2014

They say "Third time's the charm". Yep, this is indeed our third visit and again it certainly won't be the last. We love coming to your wonderful B&B as you always make us feel so at home. Best wishes till we meet again!

- Lee & Marc

Wynberg, South Africa, 10 August 2014

Wir haben die drei Tage hier dank euer Fuersorge und Gastfreundschaft wirklich genniessen koennen. Das "Klasse-Fruehstueck" sucht seinesgleichen, die "Paddle-Tour" bleibt in bluehender Erinnerung, die Terrassen gespraeche natuerlich ebenso.

- Christiana

Germany, 14 August 2014

Hope Villa is a little piece of paradise! Thank you for the friendly and warm welcome you give to your guests. It was a wonderful stay. Hope Villa is a place to remember!

- Anne & Eddie Taylor

Edenvale, Gauteng, 12 October 2014

What a wonderful venue, wonderful room, wonderful food and good company. We live in the UK but if anyone asks - we will definitely recommend a stay with you. Thank you so much for making us so welcome... and the best shower in a long time - if ever!!!

- Neil & Fiona Hunter

England, 12 October 2014

Vielen Dank fuer die tolle Gastfreundschaft & die schoene Unterkunft. Uns hat es sehr gut gefallen bei Euch und Mousey! Alles Gute! Jeannette & Heiko - die beiden Verrueckten die vor 5 Tagen in Gansbaai im Hai Kafig geheiratet haben!

- Jeannette & Heiko

Germany, 13 October 2014

Vielen lieben Dank fuer eure tolle Gastfreundschaft! Wollten wir anfaenglich nur 1 Nacht bleiben - wurden drei daraus! Wir haben uns so wohl gefuehlt bei euch - ihr strahlt so eine Waerme aus - wie euer liebevoll eingerichtes zu Hause! Ja - ihr lebt hier an einem Fleck Erde das dem Paradies gleichen muss! Beneide euch darum! Behaltet euer Glueck und seid euch immer dessen bewusst! Wir werden euch in Erinnerung behalten - ganz sicher! Und wenn es bei uns kalt ist und schneit - dann denken wir an euer Paradies! Danke fuer alles!

- Walter & Christine

Germany, 23 October 2014

Thank you for letting us share your little bit of Paradise "Hope Villa" - what a special place. Thank you also Tess and Friedel for your warm hospitality, perfect accommodation, lovely breakfasts and comfy beds. What lovely memories we are taking back to the UK. You are a lovely couple who deserve much success and happiness in the future.

- Suzanne, Joe & Sarah Green

Yorkshire, UK, 25-28 October 2014

We so wish we'd had more time to spend at Hope Villa - a truly magical experience. Thank you for your warm hospitality. Love your house! We'd love to see you again in Knysna but please come and visit us in Southern California!

- Peter & Sonya Elson

California, USA, 28 October 2014

Thank you for a lovely stay here at Hope Villa. We have had a wonderful time in Knysna. Thank you also for all the great tips! We are gonna miss the delicious breakfasts and the cats. Alles Gute!

- Paulina, Janina, Beata & Stefan

Stockholm, Sweden, 8 November 2014

Thank you for a lovely stay in your charming house. We leave with lots of good memories.

- Neil & Claire

Bath, UK, 9 November 2014

Many thanks for your hospitality! It was a good time here staying in Hope Villa. You are very fine and lovely people.

- Joost & Catherine

Belgium, 19 November 2014

Vielen Dank fuer die 3 wundervollen Tage in der Hope Villa. Eigentlich wollten wir nur 1 Nacht bleiben und sind jetzt so froh, verlaengert zu haben!

- Ilka & Holger Back

Germany, 9 January 2015

The Bible teaches us that life on earth only lasts for a breath, which is why you can't waste a single second of the time that has been given you. It might be a good idea to live life in a way that allows you to keep a meticulous account of everything that was beautiful, enjoyable or satisfying for you on any given day. Dewald and I had enjoyed our holiday so much and didn't know what awaited us on our next bit of adventure.... We were warmly greeted and showed to our room. While packing out we hard the most beautiful piano music, which contributed to the nostalgic atmosphere and the beautiful house. Being one of the oldest house at The Heads, it quickly stirred curiosity in Dewald's head and pretty soon our kayaking and cycling trips became a journey through history. Making coffee as we got up early and walking to the water to enjoy it whilst watching the waves, is one of the memories I'll treasure forever. We return and hear a rustling in the kitchen and the aromas of filter coffee and eggs and bacon fill the air. Breakfast was one of our highlights of the day and carried us for a big part of the day. You make a great team and we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our stay part of our most memorable holiday ever! Thank you for your hospitality!

- Dewald & Suzette

Kimberley, South Africa, 10 January 2015

The 4 days we spent were absolutely fabulous!! We have loved every moment spent with you both. Our stay felt like home away from home and this is not goodbye as we will be back. Thank you and thank you again for an amazing time.

- Tina & Janine

Johannesburg, 14 January 2015

Vielen Dank fuer die kurze, aber sehr schoene zeit bei Euch - Ihr seid tolle Gastgeber! Man fuhlt sich hier bestens aufgehoben. Danke auch fuer die vielen spannenden Untehaltungen
und die hilfreichen Tipps.

- Katja & Timo Simml

Germany, 16 January 2015

Again this year we are back at Hope Villa, a home from home... except here is much more spectacular! The beach, the lagoon, the sun, the great hospitality from Tessa and Friedel - we don't need any more! Till next year hopefully!

- Marilou, Bronwyn, Rob, Kale, Isabella Tyson and Susan McWilliams

Colchester, UK and Johannesburg, 23 January 2015

Thank you Tessa and Friedel for 3 amazing nights in Knysna. You have been so warm and welcoming! We love your beautiful home and very much wish to come back again soon.

- Penny & Steve

High Wycombe, England, 2 February 2015

Hertzlicken Dank fuer 3 wundervolle Tage hier in Knysna. Euer Guesthouse ist etwas ganz Besonderes! Mit so viel liebe zum Detail eingerichtet, der persoenlicke Touch und vor allem ihr Zwei als Gastgeber! Wir haben uns selten so wohl gefuehlt auf unserer Reise. Wir hoffen auf ein Wiedersehen!

- Pia & Thorsten

Germany, 28 February 2015

What a fun 3 nights we have spent here at Hope Villa. Thank you, Tessa and Friedel, for your warm welcome, fabulous breakfasts, cozy sleeps and above all, a special friendship....

- Cathy & David McCart

Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 8 March 2015

Vielen, vielen Dank fuer die tolle, relexde Zeit in euren wunderschonen Zuhause! Ihr habt uns so herzlich aufgenommen, da haben wir uns von Anfang an super wohl gefuehlt! Wir hoffen, euch bald wieder besuchen zu duerfen! Wir freuen uns auf ein Wiedersehen!

- Isabell & Marie

Regensburg, Germany, 10 March 2015

Wir haben uns so auf den Auftnthalt und das Wiedersehen bei euch gefreut! Die Zeit bei euch war wunderschoen und is viel zu Schnell vorgangen! Wir haben uns Sofort bei euch zuhause gefuehlt. Vielen dank! Wir hoffen, dass wir uns bald Wiedersehen!

- Karl & Liesl Fenzl

Regensburg, Germany

Vielen dank fuer eure nette bewirtung. Der Aufenthalt bei euch hat uns sehr gefallen. Wie besprochen werden wir das schachspiel zum naechsten urlaub wiederholen. Wir wuenschen euch alles gute und bleibt wie ihr seit.

- Susi & Mathias

Berlin, Germany

"'s all about the people you meet along the way..."
...It's April 2015 and we're back! So this is the best proof that the saying is true... we met by chance and came back as friends! You are by far the most friendly, funny, lovely people. Hope Villa is our happy place and we will always come back! Thanks for a marvellous time.

- Britta, Jens, Finn & Frida Rossen

Cologne, Germany, October 2013 & April 2015

What is there to say? Well I guess the fact that this is now our 4th visit to your beautiful B&B says a lot. From the minute we know that we are coming to spend time with you guys in Knysna, in your beautiful home, we start counting the days and the hours till we get there. And then we arrive and the stresses and strains of day to day life melt away.
Thank you so much for always making us so welcome, thank you for the wonderful accommodation that we stay in and the yummy breakfasts. BUT most of all thank you for your wonderful friendship which we treasure more than anything else.

- Lee de Andrade & Marc Jaquest

Wynberg, Cape Town, Easter 2015

It's been many years since we met for the first time in Namibia... nothing has changed!
Your hospitality remains impeccable in every way. Your friendship unwavered after all these years... The walk to the viewpoint of Knysna Heads was something out of this world! Thank you so much for everything! Never felt like a true VIP 'till I came to Hope Villa! See you in a September sometime soon...

- Tania Reid (Beukes)

Namibia / Gauteng, May 2015

What a pleasure it was! You made our stay at your fantastic place both memorable and pleasant. Your hospitality and kindness gave us from the first moment a feeling of being welcome in your inspirational place. We leave with great memories and inspiration and will share your experience with our friends. Thanks and lots of love.

- Jolanda & Rene & Maaike Cleffken and Petra & Jaco & Joris Brusse

Netherlands, 10 August 2015

It was a pleasure to stay with you! Thanks for the very warm welcome and the good tips for the viewpoint and delicious dinner at the beach, as well for the great breakfast and your help to organise our future trip. We would have loved to stay longer and will definitely come back when we are again in South Africa! Thanks for everything.

- Steffi & Sabine

Switzerland, 4 October 2015

It was a great pleasure staying with you and celebrating into Andi's birthday. We would like to say "Thank You" for the perfect breakfast, for all your advice and for your party ability and endurance! Friedel, pass auf die Tessa auf, and Tessa take care of Tessa!!!

- Andreas & Angelina

Ravensburg, Germany, 8 October 2015

Noch nunmehr neun Besuchen bei Euch ist es leider zeit fuer eine laengere Dauer "Goodbye" zu sagen. Es war immer wunderschoen bei Euch, wir haben uns zu Hause gefuehlt. Keep well, we will meet you again somewhere, sometime!

- Nicole & Florian, David, Marie-Cathrin and Ann-Charleen

East London (Germany), 11 October 2015

Danke fuer die schoene Zeit bei euch und fuer die tolle Ueberraschung! Bis Bald...

- Nadja & Daniel

Switzerland, 17 October 2015

Mit einem weinenden, aber auch ganz viel lachenden Auge reisen wir heute weiter... Einfach, weil wir Euch sofort in unser Herz geschlossen und uns wahnsinnig bei Euch wohl und "zu hause" gefuehlt haben! Die 4 Tage in der Hope Villa gehoeren sicherlich zu den absoluten Highlights unserer Suedafrika Rundreise! Dank Friedels Tipp kennt man uns nun in ganz Knysna und Umgebung als "the 2 German girls", die baeuchlings am Yachthafen steg entlang-robbten, um Seepferdchen zu sehen (oder eben nicht)! Unvergessen bleibt auch unsere Kranshoek wanderung. Der ganze Tag war etwas ganz besonderes! Inklusive kroenendem Abschluss in Form eines laaaangen und besonders lustigen letzten Abend! Wir kommen ganz sicher bald zurueck!

- Kerstin & Emma

Munich, Germany, 18 October 2015

Es hat uns sehr gefreut, eure Gaeste sein zu duerfen und eure Gastfreundschaft zu geniesen. Wir kommen sicherlich wieder.

- Sabine & Lars

Germany, 7 November 2015

I cannot thank you enough for the amazing stay we've had at your lovely villa! We arrived as strangers, and now upon leaving, it is with sadness and regret that we can't stay longer. You are such a wonderful couple. It feels like we've known you for years. The tranquility and peace of this lovely home was a haven for us over the past week. You are both such wonderful people, and you run this guesthouse so well: from the tasteful furnishings, the splendid breakfasts and your "what-to-do-pointers", right down to enriching my daughter's life with kayaking and fishing on the lagoon. I don't know how to thank you.

- Marlyn & Iszabella de Roux (and Asjas the most delightful little rabbit)!

Tzaneen, South Africa, 7 December 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your lovely guesthouse! Vielen Dank fuer eure Gastfreundschaft, und herzlichen Abendenden, die wir zusammen verbracht haben (und fuer die vielen Scherze!)
PS. There IS a BIG difference between sunscreen lotion and after-sun lotion!!

- Neil & Wolfgang

Gauteng, South Africa, 20 December 2015

Thank you for an absolutely awesome stay in Knysna. We had the most amazing time and your hospitality was exceptional. You embraced our children, and made us all very welcome. We can't wait to come back and stay with you.

- Bevan, Candice, Matthew, Mikayla, Ella and Joshua Edgley

Durban, South Africa, 2-4 January 2016

Our time at Hope Villa was far more than I had expected! Although the time flew by, it really feels like we've been here for weeks! Your home has become our home. Thank you for your warmth and hospitality, you both made us feel so at home and so comfortable, we could have stayed on for weeks! We've had such a phenomenal time! The breakfasts were gorgeous and our room was just perfect. Thank you for treating Owie in so many special ways, she has loved every moment. We are both rested, refreshed and rejuvenated. Thank you for your beautiful Hope Villa - we hope to visit again soon!

- Owie & Lisa

Cape Town, South Africa, 4-8 January 2016

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! We have enjoyed staying with you so much and I hope it's not another 25 years before we see you again!! We will miss you both but will always think of Friedel when it is foggy! PS. Don't forget to check the rain gauge!

- Dawn & Jonathan

Wraysbury, United Kingdom, January 2016

It certainly was an interesting and wonderful 3 weeks in Hope Villa. Thank you for making me feel at home.

- Gilbert Pruss

Germany, February 2016

Thank you for a wonderful stay, you made us feel so welcome in your fantastic home. We will always think of you when we have scrambled eggs for breakfast. Back in the UK we are going to buy a chive plant to make the perfect breakfast. Hope Terry can manage Friedel's cooking skills! Thanks you so much!

- Sue & Terry Morris

United Kingdom, February 2016

Thanks for a lovely stay - only wish it could have been longer. Enjoy the book. Who knows, we might run into you on the English canals sometime!

- Steve & Moira

United Kingdom, February 2016

So very pleasant to visit Hope Villa. We have walked by so many times and wondered what was beyond the white wall! Now we know. What a delight! We will certainly return. In the meantime the very best of wishes for your B&B business.

- David & Eileen

Fayetteville NY & England, 23 Feb 2016

Der Besuch aus Hamburg ist da!
Wir hatten eigentlich eine normale Unterkunft erwartet. Nach den ersten Minuten merken wir aber, das es hier bei Tessa und Friedel wirklich anders ist. Wir wurden sofort in ihr Herz geschlossen. Selten haben wir uns so wohl gefuehlt. Es war so, als wenn wir uns schon lange Kennen! Ein sehr vertrautes Verhaltnis. Wir werden in Kontakt bleiben! Und falls wir wieder nach Afrika kommen, sehen wir uns wieder! Vielen Dank!

- Klaus & Christin

Hamburg, Germany, March 2016

Sun, sea, sand, Senza, all things beautiful! What a wonderful time we have had here with Tessa and Friedel. Thank you SO much for your wonderful hospitality, braai, wine and dancing!

- Bonnie, Richard, Kayleigh & Gabriel

United Kingdom, March 2016

I had a wonderful time here in Knysna. Something to remember for the rest of my life. Thank you for welcoming me in your lovely house. I enjoyed staying here. My first time TV in 2 months!! Thank you for all the tips, lovely breakfast and your kindness!

- Silke

Belgium, 11 April 2016

Herzliches Refugium in wunderschoener Umgebung mit perfekten Gastgebern. Ein Top-Stop auf unserer Rundreise!

- Familie Zwick

Zurich, Switzerland, 10 May 2016

Thanks for the wonderful hospitality for the past two days. It was a nice and rather restful stay. Will recommend this establishment any day!!!

- Tony Low-Shang

Cape Town, South Africa, 4 July 2016

Many thanks for your advice and your hospitality. We had a great time with you. 1000 Mercis!

- Famille Delage

Belgium, 18 July 2016

Thank you for your warm welcome and your kind hospitality. A delicious breakfast and beautiful accommodation, perfect for our family of 4 adults and 2 small children. We only wish we could have stayed longer! We will definitely remember your B&B for the next time we pass through Knysna.

- Family Hughes

Sydney, Australia and Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 September 2016

Danke fuer die wunderbare Gastfreundschaft ueber 4 Tage bei Euch in Knysna. Wir haben uns in Eurem Zuhause sehr wohl gefuehlt und nehmen viele schoene Erinneringen mit. Danke fuer die vielen guten Tips, das immer lecker Fruehstueck. Ihr habt hier eine wunderschone Umgebung, ganz viel Natur und viele entspannte Menschen. Alles Gute fuer Euch!

- Familie Boehmer

Leipzig, Germany, 7 October 2016

What a find! So much better than staying in the thick of Knysna. A very warm welcome and helpful tips certainly made our stay enjoyable. I hope we'll be back to SA, who knows?!

- Bob & Bryany Wallis

Hastings Point, NSW, Australia, 16 October 2016

Das war die beste Zeit bei Euch fuer uns in Sued-Afrika. Allein fuer Friedel's Tipp, die Wanderung in Robberg Nature Reserve zu machen, hat sich die Reise schon gelohnt. Ganz abgesehen von den Tipps fuer die kulinarischen Highlights! Koestlich! Beim Feuer Tuna essen... Wir haben uns sehr gut aufgehoben gefuehlt und danken fuer Eure Gastfreundschaft, die netten gespraeche und viel Humour!

- Gaby & Bernd

Bonn, Germany, 18 October 2016

Vielen Dank fuer Eure Gastfreundschaft und die fuer uns sicherlich unvergesslichen Tage in Knysna. 3 Naechte waren definitiv einfach zu kurz. Hier gibt es einfach so viel zu entdecken. Danke fuer:
- das liebevolle Zimmer in der wunderschoenen alten Villa
- yummie Fruehstueck
- das bequeme Bett
- die tollen Ausflugstipps
- meine ersten Oystern...
- und auch den ersten frischen Tuna
Bleibt so wie Ihr seid und geniesst das Leben.
PS. War alles ganz isii und relaeaext.

- Kathrin & Nico

Regensburg, Germany, December 2016

Es war eine wunderschoene Zeit bei euch! Wir hatten ausgefuehlte Tage hier und viele schoene Ausfluge! Danke fuer eure Tipps, v.a. der Ausflug nach Robberg war einfach genial! Mia hat das Kanu fahren sehr spass gemacht! Wir kommen alle gerne wieder und geniesen eure zuvorkommende Gastfreundschaft!

- Familie Braitmaier & Familie Henne

East London, South Africa & Germany, December 2016

Vielen Dank fuer die wundervolle Zeit, fuer den tollen Obstsalat und die vielen Tipps. Ein besonderes "Danke Schoen" an Friedel fuer die "Todesstrasse"!! Wir haben uns wie zu Hause gefuehlt und kommen sehr gerne wieder!

- Joanne & Carsten

Germany, 21 January 2017

Thank you so much! We have enjoyed our 5 day visit to Knysna - and Hope Villa in particular - enormously. Tessa and Friedel have proved to be perfect hosts (and friends) by attending to our every need; nothing has been too much trouble, and the kind advice offered (where to go, where is best to eat) has made our visit extra special. Hope Villa is a wonderful base from which to explore the local area; this combined with the kindness and attention to detail of Tessa and Friedel means that we would recommend a visit unreservedly. See you again!

- Lindsay & Ian Hollingworth

Cheshire, UK, 22 January 2017

Three times in a row: thank you so much!! But it is what it is. Hope Villa is a wonderful place to stay for 2 weeks like we did. It could not be a better place!

- Mike & Ute

Austria, 4 February 2017