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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is exactly what we expect it to be. Quiet, beautiful with nature literarily on your door step. We took our 2-year old with, and he had an absolute ball running around on the lush grass and playing in the little park with the toys provided. There is also a swimming pool with two lounge chairs to enjoy. Having said...

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

Thanks for the great review and for your support Wilhelm, it was an absolute pleasure to host you guys & we hope to welcome you back soon.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We will never stay anywhere else! Fantastic for children. The cabins have literally everything you need to live and cook comfortably. The hammock on the decks and outdoor showers are the best addition! It felt private and the nights are silent aside from forest sounds. The dirt road to get there is pretty bumpy and we lost a hubcap the...

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

Hi Marinda, thanks for your great review and your support, we really appreciate it! Good news, the roads department started repairing the bumpy gravel road today, so it will be plain sailing by the weekend, yippeee! All the best, till we meet again.

Lady Grey, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This haven of tranquility is ideal to recharge in nature and spend quality time with loved ones. Danie and Amanda and their support team are wonderful hosts and every little details is attended to. The cottages are clean, comfortable and well equipped. My indulgence was the outdoor shower - a lovely experience in the misty rain and a great refresher...

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

Thank You for the kind words Elmarie, it is very encouraging and we will share it with all our beautiful staff. Can't wait for your next visit to Forest Edge.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reached Forest Edge after a series of very busy weeks and found instant rest and tranquility as we entered the well kept lodge. We settled in quickly after a no-fuss check in. The focus of the resort is on quite getaways and we enjoyed the best we have had in a very long time. We could be as lazy...

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

Wow, what a beautiful review Tony, thank you so much for taking the time and for trusting us with your much-needed break, we are honoured. All the best and see you guys soon.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an awesome place to stay right next to the forest in quaint wood and iron houses right next to the forest. The path to a challenging hike (Drupkelders) is right next door to Forest Edge. It was well worth the effort to reach and plunge into the icy cold waters of the waterfall before beginning the climb back...

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

Thank You for the review and kind words Glynnis, your support is much appreciated. You guys are always welcome back at our Forest Retreat 🤗

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 5 of us travelled to Forest Edge for a long weekend. What a wonderful find! The cottage we stayed in (Field Mouse) was perfect. Sleeps 4 (one double and one twin) and everything that you could possibly need was included - except food as it is self catering. There is a very strong focus on peace and...

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

Thank You so much for your detailed review Karen, it will really assist other travellers to get a clear picture of what Forest Edge is all about. It was such an honor to host you guys & we hope we will see you back soon.

Secunda, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place next to the forest. Rest and tranquility for the soul. The stars in that part of the world is heavenly. Loved the shower outside under the stars :) Lots of beautiful beaches in the area. Must visit the nearby Tottis Farm Kitchen for best Sunday lunches.

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

Thanks for the kind words Henriette, it was a pleasure hosting you guys at Forest Edge. You are always welcome.

Hermanus, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the ideal " getaway from it all" Lodge. Our " miners house" was very well equipped, on the edge of the forest, and very clean. Had a good nights rest in very comfotable bed and linen. We loved being able to shower under the stars. The Beautiful Knysna Forest and great walks are a stones throw away. You...

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

Thanks for the kind words and the visit Deidre! It was so nice to have you guys here at Forest Edge for your well-deserved break 🤗 Next time bring the kids with.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came back refreshed spending evenings under stars waking up to the sounds of nature hearing the birds sing...was tired when going there came back with new deams and new vision for the year while i also enjoyed the 5 start golf coarses close and the beaches...

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

Thank you for taking the time out to review your stay with us Louw. It was great to meet you guys and we're so happy that you guys had a good holiday. Till we meet again!

Brackenfell, South Africa
Reviewed January 14, 2017

What a wonderful venue! The Management felt like family..... Hospitality was grate. The workers are very professional and the chalet very home.... but 5 star!!!! Thank for a pleasant week spent with you. We will be back!

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

Thank you for your kind word Johan and Alta, it was such a pleasure to host you guys here at Forest Edge. Hopefully we will welcome you back here in the near future, till then, all the best.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $75 - $103 (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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 of 5 bubbles WLutjeharms, 1 week ago | Read review
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“Standard chalet”
 of 5 bubbles 275altav, Jan 14, 2017 | Read review
“Cottage has everything you need. ”
 of 5 bubbles 642helmaj, Dec 4, 2016 | Read review
“All the chalets are nice, well equipped, clean and in keeping with the history of the area. ”
 of 5 bubbles ruthwR4777EG, Nov 6, 2016 | Read review
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