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Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2014

What a wonderful, tranquil setting to rest and rejuvenate and get away from busy city life! Great honeymoon destination! The cleanliness was impressive. Its private and comfortable with lovely views of the forest. The fire flies adds to the romantic setting at night. A lovely host with great respect for God's creation is the cherry on top. Will definitely go...

1Thank Bernadette B
Alberton, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2014

With the calming effect of Nature surrounding us, we could do no other than just relax and let the closeness of the forest and the exceptional hospitality of our host sooth the tattered nerves so common with us city dwellers, running the daily rat race. The neatness of the premises and cottages grabbed our attention and the closeness of the...

1Thank Francois d
Windhoek, Namibia
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We stayed over new years at Forest edge and we loved staying close to the forest. Forest edge is environmental friendly, great for families. We stayed at Froggy Pond and stayed pup at night to listen to the frogs, my kids also loved the 2 dogs and the cat "expresso" that had breakfast with us every morning.

1Thank Christine D
Hout Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 23 December 2013

As a young family in need of a good and solid break from the rat race, this was a perfect choice for us. Our cottage had a very comfortable lay-out and had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. We loved the outside shower - it was a very unique and relaxing experience to "shower in nature". The kids...

1Thank Naomi B
Henfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2013

A wonderful and historic place at the edge of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. A very comfortable stay with my family which includes two young children. We felt safe and very welcome. looking forward to trying to arrange a revisit.

1Thank JoFurniss
Elgin, Illinois
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Forest Edge Nature-Lovers' Retreat was a delightful lodging surprise from my recent trip to South Africa. Nestled up against a large preserve of remnant native podocarpus forest, the lodge offers unparalleled opportunities for hiking and viewing forest wildlife. Out of the way and secluded, it's close enough to the seaside tourist town of Knysna to provide access to shopping, beaches,...

1Thank DougTElgin
Worcester, South Africa
Reviewed 9 December 2013

Forest edge is a lovely place to stay. It is beautiful, tranquil and safe. There are a lot of activities and places to see close by. Service is excellent and staff is friendly. I like that Forest Edge is environmentally conscious and water wise. The cottages are comfortable, cosy and well equipped. Very well priced too. Looking forward to a...

1Thank Lindy K
Kuurne, Belgium
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We stayed in forest edge for 3 nights with 2 young children (3and 5 years old) and we truely had a wonderful stay! Ronel, the guestwife was extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome. The chalets are like in a romantic movie, very cosy and also very clean! Lovely place to sit on the deck, and watch the romantic...

1Thank greet d
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We just spent 6 nights at Forest Edge and didn’t want to leave! This is a truly beautiful, peaceful, fairy-tale place, right at the border of the indigenous forest. The chalets are cosy and very comfortable. We instantly felt home, far away from home. We spent hours on our deck, listening to the birds or to the wind in the...

1Thank ChrisandPearl
Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Our recent stay at Forest Edge was a deeply fulfilling experience. Following a long motorbike ride from Stanford, we kicked off with a gentle aroma therapy massage, provided by Massage Therapist Meagan, in the privacy of our chalet. Wow! Clearly evident was Ronel's (the owner) attention to detail and the impeccable taste with which her chalets were furnished. Highlights were...

1Thank DrAntoine

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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
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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: €67 - €109 (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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“All the cottages are great.”
  • One of the cottages, Fairy Den.
cecilen841, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Nothing to suggest, and everything we needed. ”
WLutjeharms, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All units are well placed but Firefly is most secluded”
  • Firefly cottage
  • Master bedroom
tonycM5884XX, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Standard chalet”
275altav, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cottage has everything you need. ”
642helmaj, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
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