Romantic getaways; Star Gazing from your own villa

POSTED IN: General, Knysna

The ability to gaze up at the stars from one of our luxury villas away from the big city lights will make your romantic getaway that much more special.

Shakespeare wrote: “…..turn him into stars and form a constellation in his image. His face will make the heavens so beautiful that the world will fall in love with the night and forget about the garish sun.”

A romantic getaway in a private villa with your partner in a special location can be truly magical. As more stars are visible with the absence of city lights, many of our properties are ideal for stargazing so read on…

2The night sky inspired many of Vincent van Gogh’s romantic masterpieces…

If you haven’t yet planned your romantic getaway, it’s not too late! We have chosen some perfect spots for you that boast spectacular night sky viewing from your own balcony!

1. Eagle House – perched atop The Heads

Perched perfectly atop the eastern Knysna head, Eagle House is the ultimate spot for romancing under the stars. With nothing but the heavens above, this magnificent rental property has stunning views accross the Knysna Lagoon. Eagle House offers space galore with a private pool and fantastic entertainment facilities for adults and children. It’s perfect too, for romantic candlelit dinners and the upper deck can be used as your very own, private, star gazing platform. The sea below, on a calm night, reflects the beautiful skies making for an even more dramatic effect.


When is Eagle House available for booking? Bookings for January from the 28th-31st are still available. Luckily there is still availability in February for Valentine’s Day but book fast! March is also popular and currently available for booking*. For further information and to make your bookings, please click here.

2. Noetzie Castle; Watch the stars from your own, private, fairy tail castle
The more remote the location, the brighter, and more numerous the stars. Creating the perfect mood and the right ambience for your romantic getaway is key and what a better venue, than to stay in your very own castle.

Craighross Castle is what dreams are made of. It’s far from those pesky city lights making it a truly special find. Craighross Castle is located just steps from the quiet and secluded beach. It provides utmost privacy and stillness and the Noetzie River and the backdrop of the fynbos-covered cliffs are all part of this prime, nature conservation area. The night skies here, are therefore simply incredible.


When is Craighross Castle available for booking?

Currently this property is available any time during the period of 28th January to 2nd February (2015). The period 8th February to 28th February (2015) is currently also available. This means a romantic getaway for Valentine’s day is still possible!

The month of March is currently free from the 1st to the 28th March (2015).* For further information and to make your bookings, please click here.

[PSST! Don’t forget, it’s not too late to book that surprise trip for Valentine’s Day! Surprise your loved one & leave the city for a romantic interlude to remember… see our other TOP picks for the best romantic luxury hideaways here.]

*Dates stated correct at time of publication of this article, but the property may have been booked for these dates in the interim. Please check the availability calendar of the property featured above.

Finally, why not take it one step further and impress your loved one with the story of the northern constellation; Coma Berenices. Berenice was an Egyptian queen. She cut off her golden locks to keep her husband safe during wartime. The goddess of love was so pleased that the hair was taken up to heaven to form a cluster of stars.

Keen to learn more about the stars? This link to Wikipedia’s Amateur Astronomy page will help you immensely.