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Our accommodation and each of our 8 rooms at Gonana Guesthouse has been carefully designed to promote a sense of calm and tranquillity for your ideal holiday. The decor is inspired by the natural surroundings of sea, sky and sand and gives a decidedly Scandi-African feel. The art pieces in the home-away-from-home guesthouse are made locally from recycled materials, the chairs from handmade Malawian cane.
High ceilings, skylights and huge sash windows let in light, beauty and inspiration from the views of the ocean, the mountain or the pool. Seven of the eight rooms has their own private terrace or balcony, for quiet evenings with a glass of wine.
All rooms are en-suite and are equipped with extra-long and wide mattresses for gentle comfort and wellbeing. A safe, heater, standing fan and Wi-Fi are standard.
The bathrooms of this eco-friendly guesthouse use greywater. Rainwater is collected in tanks and used to top up the pool. Hot water is obtained from solar energy (and there's plenty of African sun) and water-saving showers are installed for guiltless showering.
The heart of the guesthouse is upstairs in the enormous lounge overlooking the sea. Here, a cosy fireplace warms up the room (and your mood) on windy and rainy days. The outdoor verandah is ideal for sunset drinks and hot mornings when you need shade. Paternoster is perfect any time of the year with each season offering unique contrasts and beauty.
Like the rest of the guesthouse, the decor is a pleasing mixture of old and new. The driftwood communal breakfast table belonged to the previous owner and is now the centre of new friendships, reconnecting and relaxation. Here you can eat breakfast whilst admiring the sea views and preparing for another day in paradise. The grey screed cement floors give softness and calm comfort. Access to wifi has been intentionally omitted in this area to promote tranquillity and mental peace. We have 6 double rooms, 1 triple room and 1 Studio bedroom.
Please note that we are not self-catering, therefore have no braai facility.
To secure the enjoyment of all our guests, regrettably no children under 12 allowed.
We look forward to hosting you!