“Mesmerizing views, nature, privacy, peace, luxury & understated personalized service at this sophisticated contemporary Lodge and Private Villa"

Alkira (Sky) Private Conservancy, on the brow of Knysna's famous Western Head, floating at the feet of the heavens and surrounded by the ever-changing canvas of the Southern African skies.

Bordering the endangered Brenton Blu Butterfly Reserve, neighbour to the renowned Featherbed Nature Reserve and home to abundant bird-life, shy antelope, a rich variety of local fauna and fynbos forming part of the most botanically diverse floral kingdom in the world and protected as part of UNESCO’s world heritage.

Commanding the most spectacular views of the beautiful Garden Route across the rolling hills of protected indigenous fynbos, the Knysna estuary waters, the whale sanctuary and pristine white beaches all framed by the majestic Outeniqua mountains and the endless horizon beyond.  Surrounded by indigenous gardens, the freshest air, and endless horizons. Alkira and Shufflers offer guests access to privacy, nature and nurturing for the soul.

Uniquely positioned to enjoy unparalleled views with easy access to all that the town of Knysna and the Garden Route region has to offer. Guests are able to enjoy every aspect of the Garden Route from nature and views to restaurants, shopping and activities a short drive away. Sandy beaches, ancient forests, spectacular mountains, lakes and rivers… pristine nature on the doorstep.



Sophisticated contemporary design reflecting the breath-taking natural beauty of the surrounding landscape and integrates delicately and harmoniously with nature. Modern eco design uses sunshine for energy and soft rainwater for bathing.

High ceilings, large windows and floating roof invite guests connect to nature and the sweeping views across the surrounding rolling hills of indigenous fynbos to the Knysna estuary waters, the whale sanctuary and pristine white beaches all framed by the majestic Outeniqua mountains and the endless horizon beyond.

Indoor and outdoor dining spaces, library, work space, TV den, numerous indoor and outdoor lounge spaces. Spacious wooden decks, infinity pool and jacuzzi hot tub call guests to relax, be still and bathe in warm African sunshine surrounded by nature’s peace and magnificence.

As the evening descends, cosy fireplaces and subtle lighting create a warm, romantic atmosphere to enjoy nature’s fireworks as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.

‘Alkira’ 6 King Bedrooms (sleeps 12)

6 King (or twin) bedrooms en-suite. Private verandas. Complimentary wifi. Large walk in showers with views. Some rooms have spa or couples baths. Some rooms have fireplaces. All rooms have magnificent views.

Breakfast and welcome drinks included. Evening meal available. House cellar. Pool snacks. Bar snacks with sundowners each evening.

In room tea and coffee service. Personal comforts including soft gowns, slippers, toiletries and thoughtful extras. Beautiful linens. Daily laundry and ironing service. Free onsite parking. Complimentary pool and beach towels, beach umbrellas and chairs. Guests personally attended by the owners and a small team. .

Ocean Luxury Suite x 1 Sleeps two


Spacious king or twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom including underfloor heating, bath, walk-in shower and separate toilet. 
Private deck with ocean views and outside shower. Lounge area with cosy fireplace.

Fynbos Luxury Suite x 1 Sleeps two


Spacious King or twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom including underfloor heating, couples spa bath, walk-in shower and separate toilet. Outside shower. Fireplace. Outdoor deck with lounge. Surrounded by indigenous fynbos with views to the ocean and lagoon. Lounge area and workdesk.


Luxury Rooms x 2 2 King or twin rooms


The Apartment Suites2 King or twin rooms


Privately situated with magnificent lagoon, mountain and ocean views. 2 Private Bedrooms that can be booked separately or, when available, the 2 Apartment Suites can be booked together as a 2 bedroom private apartment..  The shared apartment space includes a large lounge, smart TV, kitchen, dining area and outdoor dining.

2 King or Twin bedrooms with private veranda and en suite bathroom with large walk in shower.  Views to the lagoon and the ocean.

Breakfast is included and daily plat du jour evening meal is available on request.  When booked as the Apartment, (ie both bedrooms) guests are welcome to make full use of the open plan kitchenette which is fully equipped for self catering.


Shufflers Private Villa2 bedrooms


Sleeps up to 6 in 2 bedroom private use Villa.   Lounge with fireplace and dining area open to fully equipped kitchen with every modern convenience and separate fully equipped scullery. Glass sliding doors to covered entertainment deck with bbq and outdoor lounge and dining. Sundeck with jacuzzi hot tub and rimflow swimming pool. Fire pit. Gardens of indigenous plants birdlife.  Relax in absolute privacy, unwind to the sounds of silence in warm African sunshine surrounded by exquisite views. Children over 8 years welcome under parent supervision. Facilities include a lap top safe, free Wi-Fi, smart TV and music system. Free onsite parking. Housekeeping included. Laundry and Ironing service available.

Each bedroom includes bathroom en suite with walk in shower and outdoor shower. Room facilities include; hairdryers, bathroom amenities, charging/USB ports, international adapters.

Freshly prepared breakfast served either at the Villa or at the Lodge @ Alkira. Join Alkira guests for a ‘plat du jour’ evening meal or choose to self-cater and make use of the chef’s kitchen or bbq facilities.


Unique Experiences

  • Paraglide over the mountains and ocean to view the Garden Route coastline from the air
  • Learn to surf, kitesurf, or ski in the waters of the ocean or estuary
  • Whale watch from the water (seasonal), take a yacht or adventure boat out to sea
  • Play golf at one of the many famous golf courses in the local area
  • World class mountain biking on your door step
  • Walk the white sands of the beach or one of the many hiking trails in the local area
  • Relax at the pool with unparalleled views of the ‘Garden Route’