Knysna, South Africa


Within the town of Knysna, South Africa is the private community of Pezula, which is comprised of two estates, The Pezula Golf Estate and the Pezula Private Estate. These properties are nestled within the Garden Route and provide magnificent views of the Outeniqua Mountains.

The Pezula Golf Estate, with approximately 450 home sites, has been constructed around the Pezula Championship Golf Course with dwellings located on the ridges while the course is seated in the valley below. With an average of only 2 homes per hectare, homeowners are able to enjoy both privacy and majestic views of nature with the best life has to offer.

The Pezula Private Estate is an exotic paradise that places a strong emphasis on its core values of conservation, giving back to the undeserved and refined living. With the goal that 85% of the 612 hectares will remain undeveloped parkland, the Pezula community offers private estate living among the natural beauty that the Garden Route offers. Only 225 plots of land were set aside for building this exclusive community on this vast estate. At this stage in the development of the estate, there are opportunities to purchase land to build on in addition to a few ready to move into homes.

Homeowners within both the Pezula Golf Estate and Pezula Private Estate enjoy access to the world class facilities and luxury amenities at the nearby Hilton owned Conrad Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa.


• Amenities:
Between the three properties, Pezula boasts some pretty amazing amenities. Residents of either estate can join the Pezula Championship Golf Course (residents of the Pezula Golf Estate enjoy their membership at a reduced rate). Both estates avail themselves of the facilities and services provided by the Conrad Pezula Resort and Spa. Located at the resort is a gym, spa, the Field of Dreams, a library, game room, horseback riding, beaches, restaurants and more. The spa at the Conrad Pezula offers a wide range of luxury treatments that include messages, medi-spa treatments and amenities that include heated message beds, sauna and steam rooms and an outdoor whirlpool. As Pezula is located in the heart of Knysna, residents and guests can easily make there way into town for shopping or along the coast to enjoy the beach or private lagoon.

• Services:
Knysna provides locals and visitors with a wide range of activities that fill the whole calendar. There are soccer tournaments, rotary club events, the Oyster Festival and Seafood Extravaganza on the 4th of July, yachting club events, golf tournaments and so much more. Some of the events are held within the private estates of Pezula or at the Conrad Pezula while others are held so that the entire community of Knysna can enjoy. There are several annual golf tournaments held at the Pezula Championship Golf Course. The residents at the Pezula Private Estate value the community in which they reside and believe in giving back. Through the homeowners association the community is involved in three initiatives that benefit the community.

• Real Estate:
The private community of Pezula is composed of two estates: the Pezula Private Estate and the Pezula Golf Estate. Being located within the lush and vibrant Garden Route provides each estate with hectares of indigenous flora and fauna as well as stunning vistas of the Outeniqua Mountains. Both estates have their own separate homeowners associations with commitments to conservation and an unparalleled lifestyle. With a strong emphasis placed on conservation only 15% of the Pezula Private Estate will be developed for homes. Only 225 plots of land have been set aside for building within this vast estate. Of the available 225 plots there have been 65 homes already constructed some of which are available for purchase. The Pezula Gold Estate development is limited to a maximum of 500 building site on its 250 hectares which allows approximately two homes per hectare. At this time there is nearly 450 home-sites on the market. Once this estate is completed only 25% of the property will have homes on it.

• Membership:
Owning properties within either of the estates at Pezula entitles residents to certain amenities located within the confines of that estate. Amenities located outside of that estate are available for additional costs. As a part of the monthly charges for residents of each estate, they can have a golf membership and pay a reduced rate per round of golf. Residents of the Golf Estate pay a smaller monthly rate of R1800 while residents of the Private Estate pay R3700 per month. It is also possible to have a membership to the Pezula Championship Course and live elsewhere. Membership to the golf course includes reduced greens fees, unlimited play time, complimentary use of golf carts, food & beverage discounts and discounts at the pro shop as well as access to social events.

• Golf
The 18-hole course at the Pezula Championship Course was designed by Ronald Fream and David Dale from GolfPlan USA. The course is a composition of Kentucky Blue and rye grasses on the fairways while Bentgrass has been used on the tees and greens. When tee time is reserved golf carts are automatically booked for use during that time frame and added onto the cost of the game. Pezula does not offer a caddy service. The golf course offers lessons conducted by PGA certified professionals. There is a Clubhouse facility that is in line with the five-star experience of the property. The Clubhouse contains a pro shop, putting green, and offers an area for short game practice. Members can make use of the showers and locker rooms located within the Clubhouse. Other amenities include a shoe cleaning service, lounge, restaurant and bar as well as a smaller private dining room and a function room with its own private bar & lounge.

• Tennis
Four all weather tennis courts can be found within the Field of Dream complex within the grounds of Conrad Pezula. Only guests of Conrad Pezula or residents of the Private Estate can use the Field of Dream facilities like the tennis courts. For those wishing to learn or better their game, one-on-one instruction is available.

• Fitness:
The 24-hour Pezula Spa & Gym is located at the Conrad Pezula resort. The gym at this facility provides guests of the resort as well as residents of the two estates with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. The equipment at the gym focuses on three training styles: cardio; resistance; and strength training. The on site fitness trainers lead classes as well as provide personal training sessions. Personal sessions include standard training and rehabilitation. Rehabilitation services cover sports injuries, recovery from surgeries, and living with other illnesses such as hypertension and chronic muscular and skeletal conditions. There are two pools located on this property, one of which is an indoor heated pool measuring 12 meters. The indoor pool offers both swimming and Aqua Aerobics classes. At the end of a workout don’t forget to pamper your body with a trip to the sauna or steam room or relax in the soothing waters of the outdoor whirlpool.

• Spa:
The Spa at Conrad Pezula has an emphasis on physical health and well being. This facility offers a wide range of spa services including treatments that focus on ancient nature remedies. Treatments available include exfoliation and scrubs, messages, wraps, hydrotherapy and various types of baths including a rainforest shower. There are even treatment packages created for children 12 years or younger. There are nine treatment rooms available with heated message beds. One can also make use of the sauna, steam room or whirlpool for continued relaxation. The Medi-Spa at this location offers medical treatments from botox to dermal fillers performed by experienced professionals. All treatments need to be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance. There is also a juice bar available within the Spa & Gym area.

• Salon:
Located at the Conrad Pezula Spa & Gym is an assortment of services meant to pamper guests and estate residents. Available at this facility is a hair studio, nail bar and MegaSun sunbed. The hair studio handles cuts, rinses, colors and styling. Customers can receive a beautiful bronze tan in only 10 sessions that take place over the course of two weeks.

• Swimming:
There are no formal pool facilities located at either estate however many of the homes within the estates have private pools. Residents of the estates can join guests at the Conrad Pezula to use either the outdoor pool or the 12 meter heated indoor pool. Aqua Aerobics classes are offered at the indoor pool. The facility also includes an outdoor whirlpool, sauna and steam rooms. Residents and guests can also make use of the local beaches and lagoons for their swimming needs.

• Recreation:
By combining all of the recreational activities available within the three properties, residents and guests will never be bored. The residents of either estate can enjoy walking and jogging through their respective communities. The Pezula Private Estate offers hiking and nature trails through its lush property while the residents of the Pezula Golf Estate are within walking distance of the Pezula Championship Golf Course. The Field of Dreams, a multi-purpose sport complex, is located within the Conrad Pezula property and available to guests of the resort and residents of the Private Estate. Here guests can arrange softball games to cricket matches. There is also a private golf range, and a modest tennis complex. At the golf range golfers can practice their shots and putting or make use of the bunker facility. The tennis complex has four all weather courts where the on site staff can provide instruction. Other available sports at this facility include French bowling and archery. Also through the Conrad Pezula, guests and residents can enjoy the Noetzie beach, canoeing, hiking or horseback riding, walking along a guided nature trail, having a picnic on the beach, bird watching, or even helicopter trips. There are even activities just for the kids with the Puppy Kids Club and the kids will love visiting the petting zoo.

• Dining:
The Pezula properties offer a range of dining experiences. For members of the Pezula Championship Golf Course, there is a dining room, bar and lounge. Conrad Pezula offers four different types of dining opportunities with Café Z, Zachary’s, Noah’s Cocktail Bar, and The Boma. Open all day is Café Z, a bistro located on the lower level of the hotel that offers a causal dining option. Only open select days of the week for dinner, Zachary’s is a contemporary restaurant that offers a duality of sophisticated dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Noah’s Cocktail Bar offers an area where adults can relax in a luxurious setting while enjoying a drink, light fare and live music. For an authentic African experience, guests and residents have the Boma, which is a separate structure from the hotel. The Boma was constructed to reflect the rustic thatched homes of Africa. Here guests and locals can enjoy traditional African barbeque dishes.

• Shopping:
Within minutes of Pezula residents and guests are able to do all of their shopping at Knysna Quays, known to be the most popular shopping destination in the region. The Quays is a waterfront district that offers restaurants, shopping and accommodations. Located on the Boardwalk within the Quays is a shop called 34° that provides both hand crafted garments and an international selection of food and drink. Other local clothing boutiques include Indalo, Out of the Blue, and Sublime.

• Medical:
Pezula residents have access to a broad range of health care services and Knysna Private Hospital – +27 44 384 1083 ‎ within approximately 5 miles of leaving the estate.

• Schools:
Within minutes of the Pezula Estates is Little Elephants Pre-Primary School, Knysna Primary and Knysna High Schools. 

• Area Attractions:
The community of Pezula is located in the center of Knysna, South Africa, which is part of the Western Cape Province. Residents and guests of Pezula can enjoy the year round activities and attractions located on their doorstep. All shopping needs can be met at the Knysna Quays, a waterfront district that has restaurants, boutiques and accommodations. Knysna offers yacht charters, lagoons and miles of coastline with beaches for those who can not imagine life without water and aquatic sports. Buffalo Bay is a popular location for surfing and sun bathing while Sedgedield is a great location for family fun. The Knysna Elephant Park and Monkeyland are two destinations that are popular for the whole family. While in Knysna visitors must try the oysters that make the area famous. There is even an oyster festival each July. The nearby town of Storms River where treetop canopy tours take visitors through the Tsitsikamma Forest. The most famous trail in the district is the Otter Trail.


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Proudly Recognized As**:
Top Golf Destination of the World
#7 in “The Worlds Best Golf Resorts”
World Luxury Spa Awards Winner 2014
Top 25 Hotels in South Africa
2014 Certificate of Excellence Award

Best Known For:
Leading Luxury Developments in the World
“The Jewel of the Garden Route”
Highest Quality Standards
Most Environmentally Conscious Development

World Class Resort & Spa
18 Hole Championship Golf Course
4 All Weather Tennis Courts
Multiple Dining Venues
State of the Art Fitness Facility
Hair Studio & Nail Bar
Outdoor & Indoor Pools
  Whirlpool, Sauna & Steam Rooms
“Field of Dreams” Sports Complex
Hiking & Nature Trials
Puppy Kids Club & Petting Zoo
Concierge & Business Center
Noetzie Beach & Private Lagoon

Lagoonview Drive, Knysna, 6570, Western Cape, South Africa,

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Pezula Golf Estate: +27 44 302 5305
Pezula Resort & Spa: +27 44 302 3333

Pezula Private Estate: +27 44 384 0988

Club Structure:
2 x Private Estates
1 x Resort & Spa
Optional Membership

Golf Estate – 617 Acres

Private Estate – 1512 Acres
24 hour Security

Home Facts:
450 Homes
at Golf Estate*
65 Homes at Private Estate*
$200,000 – $3 million+

 HOA Fees:
Golf Estate – R1800/month*
Private Estate – R3700/month*



** Pezula Golf Estate
Pezula Championship Course rated a Five Star Golf Experience every year since February 2005- Complete Golfer
2014 Pezula Golf Course ranked 16 out of 100 courses South Africa- Golf Digest  – South Africa’s TOP 100 COURSES
2014 (& 2013) Top Golf Destination of the World (Africa & Gulf States) – IAGTO Awards
2010 Pezula ranked #7 in the World “The Worlds Best Golf resorts”–
2008 rated One of the Top Three outstanding Golf Resorts Worldwide- VIP International Traveler Readers’ Travel Awards
2006 Pezula rated 4th out of “The 20 Most Beautiful Courses in South Africa” – Compleat Golfer
2006 Most Outstanding Golf Resort Worldwide – VIP International Traveler Readers’ Travel Awards
2005 Pezula Rated 14th for 2005 – 2006 Golf Digest
2001 awarded Best New Golf Course in South Africa.

 **Conrad Resort & Hotel
World Luxury Spa Awards Nominee 2015
World Luxury Spa Awards Winner 2014
Top 25 Hotels in South Africa – TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® 2014
Certificate of Excellence Award Recipient – TripAdvisor 2014
2013 Winner of the World Travel Awards – South Africa’s Leading Spa Resort
Best International Spa Hotel – 2011 International Hotel Awards
Best Spa Hotel in South Africa – 2011 African Hotel Awards
Best Spa Hotel in Africa – 2011 African Hotel Awards
One of the top three Best Overseas Hotel Spas – 2010 Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Awards
Top 10 Spas in the World; 2nd Best Spa in Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean – 2010 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Spa Awards
Best Overseas Hotel Spa / 46th overall in the World Top 100 List- 2009 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Travel Awards
Consumers’ Choice Award for the Best Retreat in Africa / Leading Wellness Retreat in Africa- 2008 Amarula Best Retreats in Africa Awards
Favourite Spa in Africa / One of the Top Ten Spas in the Best for Interior Design category- 2008 SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Award
2nd Best Overseas Hotel Spa- 2008 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Travel Awards
The World’s 100 Best Spas list/ 5th Best Spa in the Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean category- 2008 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Spa Awards
Africa’s Leading Spa Resort / South Africa’s Leading Spa Resort- 2008 World Travel Awards