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Medway, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Forest Edge is easy to find a few miles off the main N2 road southwest of Knysna. It is a small resort with 5 comfortable and well-furnished cottages (including free wifi) surrounded by indigenous forest. The kitchen is well-equipped for self catering and there are shops and restaurants near by. Filtered rainwater is provided for drinking. The Meditation Garden on-site...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect getaway place that is very beautiful and well maintained. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a forest getaway! The facility is very well managed, secure and comfortable. Great for birders and anyone looking to experience some nature away from the city. Very close to Mill-wood forest entrance which is very convenient if you are looking to do some short...

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DanieJvanVuuren, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Keith, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, we are so chuffed that you guys enjoyed it at our magical forest retreat. Till we meet again.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The weekend was absolutely wonderful! We returned home so relaxed and with a spring in our steps! Every need is catered to, management is lovely and take such good care of their guests and grounds! The cabins are perfect, I would not want to stay so close to the forest in any other way. Everything is in perfect condition and...

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DanieJvanVuuren, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks you SO much for the kind words & for spending your well-deserved break with us. Can't wait to welcome you guys back at Forest Edge in the winter, Forest Edge is made for loving 😀

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary in March 2017 and decided to go back to this lovely place,where we also stayed on our honeymoon. It was easy with our two kids joining us, the cottage had everything we needed and much more! Our 2 year old loved playing in the stream at the Jubilee creek picnic spot as well...

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DanieJvanVuuren, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Melanie, thanks for the kind words, we are SO happy that you guys enjoyed it here at Forest Edge 😀 You guys are welcome any time & we hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So, three of us had just completed the beautiful, but grueling five day Otter Trail. We thought that we would deserve a 'treat' after 5 days of bunk bed sleeping, cold showers & tough hiking! We didn't realize what an absolute gem that we had found in Forest Edge! What a treat! Comfortable, cleverly designed accommodation in the most blissful...

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DanieJvanVuuren, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Wow, Thank You so much for the beautiful words and for choosing Forest Edge to come and relax after your amazing Otter Trail experience. We can't wait to welcome you and the family back Greg!

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is exactly what we expect it to be. Quiet, beautiful with nature literarily on your door step. We took our 2-year old with, and he had an absolute ball running around on the lush grass and playing in the little park with the toys provided. There is also a swimming pool with two lounge chairs to enjoy. Having said...

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DanieJvanVuuren, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and for your support Wilhelm, it was an absolute pleasure to host you guys & we hope to welcome you back soon.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We will never stay anywhere else! Fantastic for children. The cabins have literally everything you need to live and cook comfortably. The hammock on the decks and outdoor showers are the best addition! It felt private and the nights are silent aside from forest sounds. The dirt road to get there is pretty bumpy and we lost a hubcap the...

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DanieJvanVuuren, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Marinda, thanks for your great review and your support, we really appreciate it! Good news, the roads department started repairing the bumpy gravel road today, so it will be plain sailing by the weekend, yippeee! All the best, till we meet again.

Lady Grey, South Africa
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This haven of tranquility is ideal to recharge in nature and spend quality time with loved ones. Danie and Amanda and their support team are wonderful hosts and every little details is attended to. The cottages are clean, comfortable and well equipped. My indulgence was the outdoor shower - a lovely experience in the misty rain and a great refresher...

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Thank You for the kind words Elmarie, it is very encouraging and we will share it with all our beautiful staff. Can't wait for your next visit to Forest Edge.

Reviewed 8 February 2017

We reached Forest Edge after a series of very busy weeks and found instant rest and tranquility as we entered the well kept lodge. We settled in quickly after a no-fuss check in. The focus of the resort is on quite getaways and we enjoyed the best we have had in a very long time. We could be as lazy...

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Wow, what a beautiful review Tony, thank you so much for taking the time and for trusting us with your much-needed break, we are honoured. All the best and see you guys soon.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is an awesome place to stay right next to the forest in quaint wood and iron houses right next to the forest. The path to a challenging hike (Drupkelders) is right next door to Forest Edge. It was well worth the effort to reach and plunge into the icy cold waters of the waterfall before beginning the climb back...

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Thank You for the review and kind words Glynnis, your support is much appreciated. You guys are always welcome back at our Forest Retreat 🤗

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Forest Edge is ideal for Honeymooners, Mountain-bikers, Birdwatchers, trail-walkers and nature-loving families. We specialise in romantic getaways to help you destress and re-connect. Ideally situated to enjoy the trails, forest rock pools and picnic spots or to just chill on your veranda with binocs, a book or sundowners. There are 5 free-standing exceptionally well-equipped, comfortable, self-catering cottages; 2 Standard and 3 Luxury cottages. The luxury cottages include complimentary WiFi and Full Satellite DSTV and have a Queen instead of a Double bed in the main bedroom. We offer breakfast baskets by prior arrangement, to be delivered to your cottage for you to prepare when it suits you - convenience at its best! Although there is no spa on site, we have several mobile massage and beauty therapists that can attend to your needs right in the privacy of your cottage. Come rejuvenate in the Magic of the Forest! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat

Address: Farm 118 | Edge of Indigenous Forest, Garden Route, Knysna 6576, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: €64 - €114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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