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

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

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

Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Forest Edge is the perfect base from which nature lovers can explore the Knysna forests and then return back to luxurious accomodation to refresh and relax. The staff and owners are at all times ready to ensure your stay is comfortable and you enjoy every minute of it.

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

Thanks for the kind review Willem, you are now a life long friend of Forest Edge and we can't wait to welcome you back!

Potchefstroom, South Africa
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Wonderful place, run by very efficient management team and friendly staff. The quaint little houses blend in perfectly with the surrounding forest. Will definitely visit again! The house was well-equipped and perfectly clean. It was a privilege to relax there around the fire at night, dreaming about he day's activities in a forest full of wonderful stories and secrets.

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

So glad that you guys enjoyed your time with us at Forest Edge. Hopefully you will create many more fabulous memories to share around the braai fire very soon.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

As close to paradise as one can get. The well equipped and clean cottage made our stay an effortless pleasure. Close to Knysna for a morning walk about but we rushed back to the peace and quiet. The "braai pak" is recommended.

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

Thanks guys, much appreciated. Forest Edge was created with people like you in mind, glad you enjoyed it and hopefully we will see you soon.

Hermanus, South Africa
Reviewed 6 December 2016

IF you feel that you have just managed to survive the last damn crisis and cannot survive even a tiny one again, this is the place to cool down and just get your old level headed self back again. When is the last time a great big cocky cock sweetly crowed you awake? Tips and guidelines? These guy's are genuine,...

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

Thank You so much for the Review and kind words Fienie. It was a pleasure to meet and host you guys, can't wait to welcome you back soon.

Brackenfell, South Africa
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We booked online, didn't exactly knew what to expect, were so surprised. Froggy Pond is the cutest cottage ever, with everything you need. Were a bit sceptic with outside shower, but it's totally private, loved it. Cannot wait to go back!

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Thanks for the great Review Helma, and for sharing your experience, it was an absolute pleasure to host you guys here at Forest Edge, you are always welcome, till we meet again.

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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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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: RM333 - RM460 (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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