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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

A group of 5 of us travelled to Forest Edge for a long weekend. What a wonderful find! The cottage we stayed in (Field Mouse) was perfect. Sleeps 4 (one double and one twin) and everything that you could possibly need was included - except food as it is self catering. There is a very strong focus on peace and...

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

Thank You so much for your detailed review Karen, it will really assist other travellers to get a clear picture of what Forest Edge is all about. It was such an honor to host you guys & we hope we will see you back soon.

Secunda, South Africa
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Beautiful place next to the forest. Rest and tranquility for the soul. The stars in that part of the world is heavenly. Loved the shower outside under the stars :) Lots of beautiful beaches in the area. Must visit the nearby Tottis Farm Kitchen for best Sunday lunches.

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

Thanks for the kind words Henriette, it was a pleasure hosting you guys at Forest Edge. You are always welcome.

Hermanus, South Africa
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is the ideal " getaway from it all" Lodge. Our " miners house" was very well equipped, on the edge of the forest, and very clean. Had a good nights rest in very comfotable bed and linen. We loved being able to shower under the stars. The Beautiful Knysna Forest and great walks are a stones throw away. You...

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

Thanks for the kind words and the visit Deidre! It was so nice to have you guys here at Forest Edge for your well-deserved break 🤗 Next time bring the kids with.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Came back refreshed spending evenings under stars waking up to the sounds of nature hearing the birds sing...was tired when going there came back with new deams and new vision for the year while i also enjoyed the 5 start golf coarses close and the beaches...

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

Thank you for taking the time out to review your stay with us Louw. It was great to meet you guys and we're so happy that you guys had a good holiday. Till we meet again!

Brackenfell, South Africa
Reviewed 14 January 2017

What a wonderful venue! The Management felt like family..... Hospitality was grate. The workers are very professional and the chalet very home.... but 5 star!!!! Thank for a pleasant week spent with you. We will be back!

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

Thank you for your kind word Johan and Alta, it was such a pleasure to host you guys here at Forest Edge. Hopefully we will welcome you back here in the near future, till then, all the best.

Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Fantastic spot to recharge! Friendly and excellent service! Will go again! The accommodation is comfortable and clean. We made use of the "meal packs" and it was good and value for money. We loved the quietness and privacy!

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

Thanks for the kind words Cobus, we really enjoyed hosting you guys here at Forest Edge and hope to welcome you back soon. All the best for 2017!

Jhb
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Very efficient. Main cottage was immaculate and very modern and comfortable. Safe and peaceful. The gravel track driving there might be a bit tough with normal sedans. A swimming pool and bigger play area/ jungle gym for kids might be a good addition in the future. But a very pleasant stay

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

Thank you very much for the Review Carmel, it was a pleasure to host you guys here at our Forest Retreat. We will definitely attend to your suggestions. Till we meet again.

Glencairn
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We absolutely loved Forest Edge and can't wait to go back. The chalets are well fitted out and comfortable (the hammock was an absolute hit!). Gardens are beautifully maintained and planted with indigenous trees. What we will remember the most is the peace and quiet right at the edge of the forrest. Thank you for the memories!

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Wow, thanks for the Review and kind words Ansie, it is much appreciated 😀 You guys are always welcome at our magical forest retreat, can't wait to welcome you back.

Cape Town
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We enjoyed a relaxing stay at Forest Edge. Our cottage was clean, comfortable with all the necessary comforts including DSTV. We were welcomed and well looked after by Dries and Susan. The place is nicely located minutes from the national park with excellent mountain biking trails and picnic spots for the family. Will return when the kids are older to...

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Thanks for the Review and kind words Steven, it is much appreciated 😀 You guys are always welcome at our magical forest retreat, can't wait to welcome you back.

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 December 2016

A lovely place to stay to get away from the crowds. The cottages are well equipped with excellent forest access. If you want crowds and the beach then go elsewhere. Forest Edge is about 15km from Knysna at the end of a 2km stretch of gravel road.

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Thanks for the lovely review and hopefully we will welcome you back to our magical forest retreat in the near future.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • 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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €65 - €115 (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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