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The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve

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#9 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Johannesburg
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Absolutely stunning chalets nestled in indigenous forest -each far enough from the other for complete privacy. Chalets have all the creature comforts one could wish for. Staff professional and friendly and the highlight must be the 6-course dinner served by the chef and her team. Every course a delight for the eye and palate. Thank you for a really special...

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Thank you for your review on the Phantom Forest eco-lodge! We hope to host you again in the future. ~ The Phantom team!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 May 2015

If there's a better hotel anywhere in the world, I'd like to see it. Phantom Forest would be an amazing hotel even without the trees. Incredibly beautiful suites; friendly, helpful staff; delicious food; I'd give this five stars even in the central business district. But it's in a forest. It's hard to put into words quite how much better a...

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Reviewed 7 May 2015

My husband and I treated ourselves to a mini break at the Phantom Forest for our wedding anniversary. The setting is beautiful, high up in the mountain in and amongst the trees on Knysna's Phantom Pass. Loved the Charlotte Rhys products so much that I ended up buying some of the body lotion. The food and service was brilliant too,...

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Reviewed 1 May 2015

We stayed at The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve for two days on our honeymoon through South Africa. Absolutely amazing place with the most friendly staff! They made the room so nice and they really paid attention to the details. The food was amazing both breakfast and dinner. We highly recommend this place to others!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Great location and views. The upper tree camp units are very private and have fantastic views. I feel that the lodge relies to heavily on their amazing views and should invest in further staff training. The rooms are cold in winter and I would only stay here again in summer. Dinner is a 6 course meal with no lesser option....

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2015

My wife and I came to Knysna for a few days and as we had previously stayed here before we gave it another go. We were not disappointed, food I would say is mitchelin star standard, service is second to none. We stayed in a upgraded tree house, you pay for five star, but unlike many hotels you actually get...

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Reviewed 23 March 2015

This was our third visit and we have now stayed in all types of accommodation. I must admit we prefer a room with a view of the Knysna estuary. The restaurant continues to amaze us with a fabulous diversity of options, colours and flavours that compares with the best in the world. Here we can enjoy eating with our eyes...

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Donegal
Reviewed 1 March 2015

This 137 hectare private ecoreserve, just outside Kynsa is a nature lover’s retreat. There are 14 cleverly designed and elegantly decorated tree houses built with sustainable material. This is as’green’ it gets. It is so private that you have to park your car in the carpark and a 4x4 jeep escorts you up the winding hill to the height of...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 22 February 2015

It was our second stay at The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve, this time over Valentine's Day. As before we had a fantastic stay, the most delicious dinners and just all-round fantastic and personal service. A special time indeed.

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Thank you for the review Wayne and Eunene Phantom forest look forward to hopefully hosting you for another romantic getaway in the future! Regards The Phantom Forest team

Bern
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Service: The staff was very friendliy and attentive. Room: Just beautyful! From the bathroom we had a great view in the forest, the bed was very comfortable and we had a own balcony. Everything was very clean. Location&amenities: The location was beautyful. The food was delicious. For our taste there were too much sweet things in the morning, but tastes...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The award winning Phantom Forest lodge and boma restaurant is situated in a private reserve on the Knysna River estuary, a magnificent setting of indigenous forest, fynbos and estuarine wetland. Designed to create only the lightest footprint , Phantom Forest offers superb luxury in complete harmony with nature. Accommodation consists of fourteen evocative "tree suites", perfectly integrated into the forest. Nature lovers can explore the reserve via forest and fynbos trails or canoe trips along the river. The Boma restaurant offers international cuisine served in the classic style while the body boma wellness spa provides a range of natural treatments. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve

Address: 27 Phantom River Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: €245 - €379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve Hotel Knysna
Phantom Forest Eco Reserve Knysna
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#2 Spa Hotel in Knysna
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