About Paradise Private Zen Studios

Come and experience bio-inspired solidwood architecture at Paradise Private, lovingly designed & handcrafted with romance at heart, by your host, Francois.  The roof cover uses unique, organic, indigenous planted living roofs, for healthy living, and lower carbon footprint.

Rekindle your love with a Romantic Getaway – you are invited to come and experience pure magic, and spend your stay in an authentic & unique environment – upon arrival you will feel like you are entering a different world.  Our cosy studios are a blissful base and bring the romance to you.  Perfect for a Honeymoon, Anniversary celebration, Valentines treat, or even if you just want to stay put and chill out.  All of this of course, with a touch of Zen.

Our chic studios are located in the heart of Paradise, perched high above the town & lagoon, and just a short hop to the Waterfront and centre of Town. 

Three of the four units boasts breathtaking, uninterrupted views of the famous Knysna lagoon & iconic Heads –  almost impossible to describe unless you come and experience it yourself.

The 4th unit is surrounded by a small bamboo forest and overlooks a garden, but has an exclusive lagoon viewing deck just a short stroll away from the unit.

Each studio is a tiny home, a warm inviting space, in which to relax and enjoy a complete sense of freedom.  It gives you the space to “just be” in comfortable company.

When you arrive and see these views, you will realize that reality is finally better than your dreams.

Other things to note:

Be aware that our unique solidwood eco architecture has the effect of inducing instant relaxation, which if left unchecked will result in severe oversleeping in the mornings which can effect any big plans you may have had for your day. It therefore follows that booking a 2 night stay only, could limit your experience of the area.

There are no public roads to our borders.  We have an elevated site which is warm in winter, cool in summer and is connected with nature.

The Knysna Waterfront is about 1.4km away from us.  Knysna is surrounded by a paradise of indigenous trees, mountains, lakes and clean picturesque beaches.  The town offers various activities and excellent restaurants.

Paradise Private is the ideal starting point from which to explore the Garden Route attractions plus the hidden gem of the the Little Karoo.





What our guests are saying about us…

Carlet Netherlands

The view, hospitality and all the tips… Words are not enough for this place, you have to go here!

Ellie and Francois created a beautiful place. You can rightly call it Paradise Private Zen Studios. It exudes tranquility and the view is absolutely amazing! During the day, when it’s dark and the sunrises: Wow… Not to forget the warm welcome from Ellie and the service/personal contact during our stay. We were welcomed so warmly. It felt like we were visiting friends or family. We have benefited a lot from the tips. These absolutely made our stay. We were even able to braai at the last minute. The boma spot where everything is ready, the cushions, the candles.. Words are not enough for this place and the hospitality of Ellie and Francois. Even after our stay they helped us with tips and we maintained nice contact. I would like to advise everyone to experience this for themselves. You won’t regret it! We will definitely come back! They absolutely couldn’t have done better.

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