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Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat

3.0 of 5 Farm 118 | Edge of Indigenous Forest, Garden Route, Knysna 6576, South Africa
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Swellendam, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Forest Edge Knysna was by far the most pleasurable of all our holidays to date. The surroundings leave you breathless, the magical forest on our doorstep...simply overwhelming. The accommodation itself can't be faulted, if you're used to settling for second best to accommodate your budget, be prepared to be very pleasantly surprised! If cleanliness and convenience is... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have travelled the world and I can say this was one of the most perfectly restful spots we have ever been in. The cottage itself and the grounds were perfect, (the braai packs were great) and it was easy to go for walks into the Knysna forest. We left refreshed and ready for the hustle of the rest of... More 

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London, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at Forest Edge, the cottage was clean and comfortable, fantastic location and the hosts were friendly and helpful. There are fantastic walks in the area and beautiful waterfalls and scenery. We will definitely stay here again. Caroline and Ian

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

An absolutely incredible experience. We didn't want to leave. Great accomodation, beautiful setting. It's literally around the corner from Drup Kelders. We loved the fact that it's a sustainable setup which uses solar power and rainwater. We'll be back!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We spend a glorious week in the forest. The kids loved the different holiday and I like to expose them to "all sorts". They really enjoyed the hammock and interacting with the animals. The Bon fire was also a nice treat. Ronel has put in a lot of effort to make this place nostalgic and memorable. A lot of careful... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Forest Edge is LITERALLY on the edge of a wonderful natural resource - a precious indigenous forest. The stylish cottages hold everything necessary for a self-catering stay, with a few extras in the form of the hammock and the outdoor shower. There is a wealth of opportunities to explore in the forest, around the resort, and at the sea. Drupkelders... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

INCREDIBLE swimming, hiking and cycling opportunities right next to Forest Edge. Fully-equipped, well-thought-out, functional cottages suitable for young and old. Lovely restaurants nearby. Warm and friendly staff are willing to go out of their way to assist and add to the wonderful atmosphere. Amazing stay that I would highly recommend and definitely hope to be back!

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Our stay was absolutely magnificent!! The hike down to Drupkelders Rock Pools with our 5 month old baby was a bit daring, but so worth it. The history of the old woodcutters and gold mining in the area was very interesting as well. Would definitely recommend Forest Edge to everyone!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

You will not find better service or a more peaceful and amazing establishment, with a personal touch, anywhere in South Africa. Visiting Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat is such an inspirational experience. While being there, time stands still and you actually forget that there is a busy world out there. Anybody who intends visiting the Knysna-area, should put this establishment at... More 

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Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had the most enchanting forest experience, while enjoying the luxury and comfort of an extremely well-equipped living space and excellent service. Personally, the best part was that Forest Edge caters for both hard-core tree huggers as well as luxury-loving city people, such as myself, and they gave me the opportunity to appreciate the tranquility and raw beauty of nature,... More 

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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