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Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat

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Farm 118 | Edge of Indigenous Forest, Garden Route, Knysna 6576, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
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    5 of 5 stars
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked a 10 night stay here as I just needed a break away from it all and Forest Edge fulfilled and exceeded all my expectations. Being off season, most of the time I was the only one there so incredibly quiet, just the birds singing and the wind in the trees. The cottage was perfect with all home comforts,... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little place absolutely blew my mind in every way possible. i have never felt so at home and free to do what i wanted as i did at Forest edge. the service we received was super friendly and really was the break away from reality i needed... i learned so much about who i am and who my partner... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly wonderful stay all though a wee bit cold total relaxation in serene surroundings .The cottage was superb with everything you needed and to sit in front of a roaring fire reminded us of the old days. Shall be back.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the self catering Fairy Den cottage at the furthest end of the property, next to a very special area where rescue donkeys Hansel & Gretel live. A great big garden space and the view of the dense forest is absolutely awesome from the patio. The cabin is simple, small, cosy, spotless and well equipped with cutlery, linen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A truly pleasurable stay at the edge of the forest in Knysna. Five eco friendly huts (you can actively support by compost for worms). Cracking fireplace inside made up for the cold winter weather together with electrical blankets! Don't miss the fantastic walk down to the natural rock pool!

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We had a self catering cottage called Fairy Den - a standard cottage. It was fabulous. Two bedrooms the double with candlesticks and tea lights in a beautiful room. We arrived to find a bucket of wood and kindling for the fire, fresh wild flowers, spotless everywhere, present of local honey, a video to watch and return on the Knysna... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We changed our whole itinerary of our two-week holiday to fit in two nights at Forest Edge, so we were dismayed to receive an email from Ronel letting us know that they had experienced a disastrous electrical blow-out after a storm and we probably wouldn't be able to stay. However, we went to see for ourselves, and decided we would... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Wonderful. Spacious. Braai facilities. Very friendly and helpful staff Lots to do for the outdoor person. Hiking, bikes etc. Recommend to family, friends or a couples get away. Will definitely go back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Forest Edge Nature Lovers Retreat must be the best place on earth to get away from it all. Cannot remember when last I had such a stress free break, being in touch with nature ti this extent. The stars - milky way so beautiful, I had forgotten it was still up there. I would recommend this Retreat to anyone.

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Somerset West
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

During our road trip in May we wanted to stay here as it was voted no 1 and the pictures look very pretty. They were full but on our way back we popped in out of interest to see if we should come back to stay in the future. While it looks like it does on the photographs, bear in... More 

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

Thanks for this very helpful review! It helps our guests to believe the 99.9% of guests who do post an excellent review - else it does start looking fishy : - ) So reviews like this help to show that this system is completely open to anyone to voice their opinion. It will help, though, if it was an informed... More 

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