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Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat

3.0 of 5 Cottage   |   Farm 118 | edge of Indigenous Forest, Garden Route, Knysna 6576, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 79 Specialty lodging in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
John E Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Perfect weekend away with our 2 young children in a quaint & very well appointed cottage. Fireplace in the lounge (and a few bottles of red) kept us warm on the cold nights. Will be back to do some walking & cycling in the area when the kids are a bit older.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the 4th year in arrow that we've visited Forest Edge. Stunning garden, spotless cottage, lots of detail, fire place, outside shower...Ronel made a point of it to think about the smallest detail and maintains every bit of it. At the same time you cannot ask for a better host. Thx Ronel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very tightly run ship. Exceeds expectations and absolutely nothing to fault. On the edge of the forest as name suggests! Spotted Knysna Loerie near Jubilee and fireflies near froggy pond. Loved the fireplace and hammock! Thanks to lovely host Ronel for making us feel at home.

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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our stay at Forest Edge can only be described as pure bliss. Not only for the beautiful nature that surrounds you as far as the eye can see, but also for the wonderful accommodation provided. The lovely quaint cottages are immaculately kept, well equipped with everything you may need and very comfortably furnished. We were so impressed with the lovely... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This year was the fourth year that we've visited Forest Edge and every time we are reminded why we keep on returning. Where do I start...the attention to detail in the spotless cottage, exceptional service, beautiful garden, unbelievable star gazing evenings, outside shower, Hansel and Gretel, etc etc. Ronel manages to capture the magic of the forest and merges it... More

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Caledon, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to Forest Edge for a second visit which is a recommendation in itself. The cottage was spotless and every thought had been given to our comfort. As before, we received a friendly welcome and were given very helpful information regarding the area and forest walks. And the outside shower continues to delight! If you are looking for a... More

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George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a place that offered peacefulness, outdoor experience, romantic set-up and all within a reasonable price range. That is exactly what we received and more, the staff was more than accommodating, beautiful scenery and cozy accommodation and we enjoyed every minute of our stay! Would definitely recommend the Forest Edge to anyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Meditation, walks in the forest,the smell of firewood and fresh grass and trees in the morning(all that pure oxygen we crave in the city).I loved it. I felt like i was back to neanderthal times(with a modern twist on things). The shower outside is a unique signature, please dont ever change that. Oh and the hammock was also a hit.... More

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Often I find great promises and under delivery when owners describe their establishment. Not so with Forest Edge Nature Lovers' Retreat. I loved finding exactly what was described and a little extra to boot. I loved that you listened to our request and did exactly that. We did not feel like a number but valued guests. There were little attentions... More

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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Beautifull scenery. Cottage cosy and fitted to perfection. Nothing amiss.Feeding the donkey's was a special treat. The frog sounds at night just took us back to nature! loved the outside shower. I would recommend this retreat to anyone. Keep up the good work Ronel!

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Address: Farm 118 | edge of Indigenous Forest, Garden Route, Knysna 6576, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
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Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat 3*
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