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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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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We stayed in "froggy pond" Forest Edge during the June/July school holiday. I can not express how much we loved it here with all the animal and wild life noises it was so peaceful and my son of 11 had a ball. Ronel our host thought of everything! The bonfire was my son's highlight and all the walking trails so...

Thank Lochner1818
Cape Town
Reviewed 23 July 2013

In one of the brief notes about the history of Knysna it is written that the woodcutters that lived in the forest found it very difficult to leave. So it was with us when our time to leave came. Our cottage was beautifully put together and very comfortable with everthing that we needed. We came close to saying "what the...

Thank Christopher N
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We recently stayed at Forest Edge, and it has truly been an inspiring, peaceful and eco-concious experience, that we are so grateful for. From the moment we made the query, to our checkout, we were treated with super friendliness and efficiency.We stayed in "Fairy Den", the last cottage. It was well appointed, with extra touches like DVD's, and a wealth...

1Thank SalehaSayed
Cape Town
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We have just spent 10 days at Forest Edge, what a restful holiday. The cottage was well equiped with everything a family could possibly require. Ronel is a gracious hostess who knows the area well. The forest is right there is for walks but if relaxation with a good book is required, the hammock comes highly recommended. The children loved...

Thank Belinda M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We have been to Forest Edge before and will go back again. You don't need to take anything along - the beautiful cottages are very well equipped - the outside shower, hammock, great books, dvd's and fireplace makes it even more special. The forest walks are great, close-by and easy to arrange. If you are looking for peace and QUIET...

Thank Annalize J
Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Peace, tranquility and luxury - all in one. We fell in love with the quaint house while browsing the internet for a place to stay during the Oyster festival. Froggy pond with it's sounds under a star filled sky is an amazing experience. We loved every single moment of our stay!

Thank Mandi K
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2013

What a wonderful place to get away from hectic city life! We stayed for 3 days and that was not nearly long enough to do everything that we wanted to. Knysna and surrounding area have so much to offer! Our cottage was truly delightful. It contained everything we needed for a comfortable stay down to small detail (like selection of...

Thank KateDekker
Reviewed 27 June 2013

We stayed at FE recently and was blown away by the setting, tranquility and service. I can highly recommend staying there if you want peace, adores silence and want to be close to beautiful surrounds and a real forest experience. Not too far from Knysna town in case you need to pop down for supplies. So much to do in...

Thank Herman H
Reviewed 26 June 2013

It is located in a very scenic area just outside Knysna on the edge of the forest. The service is excellent and very friendly. The cottages provide for wonderful privacy and it is so nice and peaceful and quiet - wonderful just to wind down and enjoy nature. Everything you need is provided, even dvds to watch and books to...

Thank Francois D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 25 June 2013

First class affordable accommodation with nothing lacking. Located on the edge of the forest it is the perfect breakaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Private, quiet and peaceful. A perfect retreat for nature lovers.

Thank BeverleyBest

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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: RM320 - RM526 (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”
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“Standard chalet”
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“Cottage has everything you need. ”
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