The Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex was officially opened on 3 February 1989, however its can be traced back to the 1960s when the museum was first opened. The museum later became known as the Post Tree museum complex before being renamed again in 1989.
Situated at the water’s edge of the Knysna Lagoon, this magnificent 6 Bedroom House, plus 3 sea-facing cottages, offers the very best location on the South African coastline
Knysna is a small town that is on the southern cape coast along the Garden Route. The town is built around a lagoon or tidal lake that connects to the Indian Ocean by a narrow inlet in the cliffs that line this part of the coast. On the eastern end of the opening of the inlet into the sea is an area simply called the ‘Heads’ where our stop-over for the night, the Two Angels guesthouse was located.
We arrived at Two Angels in the late afternoon, and the sun was out. This guest house only has a handful of rooms, and the property is stunning. We had a studio, with a balcony that had stunning views across the lagoon. The room was beautifully decorated, in a European style. When we arrived the owner, Robert – a Mauritian, offered us to buy a bottle of wine from a local vineyard – and the thought of sitting out on this balcony sipping a glass of wine was too tempting to refuse.
Before settling down for the evening we decided to walk up to the top of the ‘Heads’. It was a steep climb, which took about 15 minutes, but the views were amazing and well worth the effort of navigating the hill.
ABOUT THE TWO ANGELS
Situated at the water’s edge of the Knysna Lagoon, this magnificent 6 Bedroom House, plus 3 sea-facing cottages, offers the very best location on the South African coastline.
This cozy & quiet spot is nestled in a sheltered cove, and overlooks the Outeniqua Mountains in the distance, with the warm waters of the Indian Ocean lapping at its feet.
The beautifully furnished & well-appointed Main House sleeps 14 guests in 6 en suite bedrooms. It has 2 kitchens, the main one as well as one for self-catering use of the lower ground floor rooms. The whole house can be rented, or certain of the individual rooms as required.
The unique, romantic and cosy Lovers Nest at the water’s edge is a free-standing self-catering fully equipped Honeymoon cottage sleeping 2.
The Oyster Shell is a sea-facing self-catering studio apartment on the upper ground floor of the annex, which sleeps 2.
The Angel’s Lair is a deluxe sea-facing, self-catering 2-bedroom apartment on the upper floor of the annexe.
TwoAngels does not offer meals. The East Head Cafe, which is situated at the Heads in a beautiful setting, a leisurely 5-minute walk from the house, and serves Breakfast & Lunch daily.
All bedrooms in the main house, honeymoon cottage & apartments have flat-screen TVs with access to nine DSTV channels including News / Sports/ Movies/ Documentaries/ Cartoons. There are three sound systems One in the Studio Room with speakers in the room itself as well as the main house kitchen. One in the lower ground floor kitchen, with four wall-mounted speakers on the north and west sides of the front terrace, and the third in The Angels Lair with two internal & two external speakers.
Best time to visit Knysna
The typical Knysna weather is pleasant all-round the year and is perfectly suitable for planning a vacation. According to Knysna tourist information, rains are expected almost the whole year but the best time to visit Knysna is in between the months of February to April.
The winters are mild and July to September is considered the best time to plan a Knysna trip for experiencing winter specials like whale watching, hiking and the 10-day Knysna festival which happens in July. The Knysna travel guide recommends catching up with these vibrant festivals which are a display of the local culture and entertainment.