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Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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cape Town
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We enjoyed the enchanting Knysna forests with their streams, birds and indigenous trees also the relics and stories of the old woodcutters and gold miners. Our cottage was attractively designed in the style of a miner's house in a garden of lush flowers and trees. Eco-friendly principles have been used wherever possible, so that one lives in harmony with nature....

Thank Olwen G
Mpumalanga, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2013

It was our first holiday to the Garden Route in Western Cape. We chose Forest Edge because my husband enjoys hiking and to study different bird species and I loved the photo's of the Victorian bath and outdoor shower! What you see on their website, is what you get ! On arriving we were well impressed with the security, the...

Thank Susan V
Cape Town
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Our cottage at Forest Edge was called Fariy Den, and what a magical place it proved to be. We'd spent the day exploring the rock pools in the native forest, with our dog, two God children and a very dear friend all on our own, which was quite magical enough, with moss covered trees and waterfalls and lots of bird...

Thank Stormed D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Forest Edge is the place to go if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. The peaceful surrounding does wonders for the soul and you leave there fully relaxed. The cottages are equipped with everything you would possibly need. Like home away from home! The forest hike is a highlight for nature lovers with the river...

Thank Jennifer D
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2013

For anyone looking for a relaxing, peaceful weekend away, you can't go wrong when choosing the forest edge Nature - Lovers retreat. My girlfriend and I were looking for a quiet place to relax in the outdoors with our two dogs and could not have found a better place to stay. The house has everything you could wish for in...

Thank Denis P
Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Forest Edge is definitely the little piece of heaven that we were looking for on deciding to take a break of the hustle and bustle of city life. Although it felt as if we were the only people on earth, Forest Edge provides easy access to the beauty of Knysna and surrounding area. The cottages are very neat, fully equipped...

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Not only is this Forest Edge in the most magical area in South Africa, but it is also touched by its own magic! 3 days there felt like a 3 week holiday. The house reminded me of the candy house of Hansel and Gretel (that I later discover also lives on the premises)….And it is not only the “magic” that...

Thank Christiaan R
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Really had a fabulous time at this woodcutter styled house on the edge of the Knysna Forest. Beautiful well maintained gardens, very clean little house with thoughtful touches to boot eg books and DVD's if it rains; a pack of playing cards; a light for power failures; a divine smelling house thanks to the air freshner in the wall and...

Thank Elena S
Durbanville, Cape Town
Reviewed 25 September 2013

I participated in the Karoo 2 Coast mountain biking event from Uniondale to Knysna during the long weekend in September, and I joined my wife and kids the Sunday after race at this wonderful lodge. It was a fantastic venue to unwind and relax after the race, away from the buzz of the town. Although small, the cottage had all...

Thank WTheunissen
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Everything you need to replenish and refresh the soul, definitely a haven to come back to. Keep everything exactly the same :-) The stay here was a gift and a blessing from heaven above, Ronel has put so much thought and dedication into the running of her establishment, personally receiving and orientating her guests, catering to all needs as far...

Thank Louise V

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Multilingual Staff
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 Comprehensive Satellite DSTV and have a Queen instead of a Double bed in the main bedroom. We offer in-cottage Continental Breakfast and 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: €66 - €102 (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.”
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