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Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent 4 nights at Fairy Den cottage and it was excellent (and too short!). The setting, the birds, the forest, the accommodation and Management all contributed to a wonderful place to stay. We will certainly be going back.

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

Hi Levina, we are so chuffed to have been able to add to your amazing roadtrip. Thanks for entrusting us with your preciuos memories and we look forward to your next visit. More 

George
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The welcome was friendly and the house was ready and available on arrival at 15h00. Once there the only house service received was the cleaning of the fireplace and braai area which we enjoyed because the entire purpose of our visit was to get away and not be disturbed. Families might want more service but there was just two of... More 

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

Thanks Roger, we feel fortunate that you chose Forest Edge for your much needed break. It was such a pleasure to host you guys and we hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing retreat, wonderful people and cozy stay. We loved every minute of our stay. In this beautiful little place we found all that we needed. Lots to do and beautiful nature just a walk away. Thank you so much!

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

Thanks for the GREAT feedback Marlene, such a beautiful family, you are always welcome at Forest Edge. Hope too see you guys back very soon. Danie More 

Uitenhage, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As the name state, Forestedge is literally a few meters away from the edge of the indigenous Knysna forest. From the minute you arrive at reception and are welcomed by Dries and Susan you know your stay will be special. A friendly few rules for your and natures safety are shared and you are shown the direction to your house.... More 

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

Thanks Willie, it was our absolute pleasure to host you guys at Forest Edge, it makes our hearts warm when people speak so passionately of Forest Edge and its surrounds. Can't wait to welcome you and the entire family back! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem on the forest edge .. The perfect getaway to recharge your batteries ...... Dries and Susan are amazing hosts making it feel like you are part of the family .... We would highly recommend this gem to anybody who wants to escape ... Stunning well appointed cottages with everything you need .... We will return to this... More 

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

Thanks for the great feed back, it was a pleasure to host you guys and we look forward to your return visit. More 

George, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tranquil beauty, we were very comfortable here. A must see is jubilee creek waterwall and the drupkelders. The cottages are well equipped and clean and comfortable. Well kept and maintained grounds. The owner's go to a lot of effort!

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

Thanks for the kind words Michelle, it was great to host you and the rest of your family, see you guys soon! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Forest Edge cottages for a mtb weekend in the Garden route. Located next to the indigenous Knysna Forest, it was perfect for our needs. The cottages are well equipped with all you need….wifi, dstv, and good linen in the luxury cottages. The luxury (i.e. 5-star) tag is a generous one though…I’d probably give it a 3-star... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, it is much appreciated. We're glad you guys enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to our magical forest retreat. We are indeed a TGCSA 3-star graded establishment, as is clearly indicated on our website. I suspect the "luxury tag" is due to the fact that we deliver a superior... More 

Randfontein, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Do yourself a favour - you will be amazed! It is a little bit of heaven. Thank you for sharing this special place with us and thank you for the warm welcome. The cottage was warm, cosy and comfortable

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

Thanks Christina, it was great to host you guys at Forest Edge. Hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Spoiled!!!! Warm and cozy - basket with fresh veg, fruit and honey and the warmest welcoming smile from both Danie and Amanda - new owners. Went to bed with frogs chatter and woke up with birdsong. Discovered that this place really is on the edge of the forest. The 'Dripkelder' hike more or less starts at there stoep's edge. Much... More 

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

Thanks for the kind words Ina, it was such a pleasure to host you guys at Forest Edge. See you soon. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Don't believe in too good to be true? Then this is the place to have your mind changed. You get more than advertised, right from the word welcome by Dries and Susan. And then follows the charming views and beautiful, well maintained and practical houses with a stoep, right on the edge of the forest. Be sure to keep an... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $60 - $102 (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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