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The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve

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The award winning Phantom Forest lodge and boma restaurant is situated in a private reserve on the Knysna River estuary, a magnificent setting of indigenous forest, fynbos and estuarine wetland. Designed to create only the lightest footprint , Phantom Forest offers superb luxury in complete harmony with nature. Accommodation consists of fourteen evocative "tree suites", perfectly integrated into the forest. Nature lovers can explore the reserve via forest and fynbos trails or canoe trips along the river. The Boma restaurant offers international cuisine served in the classic style while the body boma wellness spa provides a range of natural treatments.
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Restaurant
Spa
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
Free Internet
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Mountain View
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Full view
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Plettenberg Airport20 mi
George Airport33 mi
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Hi Please can you advise the best way of getting in touch with you as we are still waiting for the return of our deposit from last year and no one is returning our emails or giving us any information. Thanks

Date of stay: December 2017
6  Thank wishiwasfirstclass
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We paid a deposit to stay at the Phantom Forest Eco Resort a few weeks before the Knysna fires. The fires were a terrible tragedy, and sorry to hear that the resort will be out of commission, but it's been three months now and we...More

Date of stay: June 2017
10  Thank Grant V
Reviewed May 18, 2017

My husband treated me to a night away here and it was so lovely. The welcome drink is a nice touch and the rooms are lovely. Windows have fly screens on which is important to me with the mozzies. The bed is very comfortable and...More

Date of stay: December 2016
1  Thank Jane R
Reviewed May 5, 2017

What an amazing place! Stay in a tree house, stroll on the boardwalks through the forest and swim in super pools. We only stayed one night which wasn't enough. We had a lovely dinner in the Boma with great wine and great service. Facilities were...More

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Date of stay: April 2017
1  Thank Damo_and_Jen
Reviewed May 3, 2017

We recently stayed at the Phantom Forest Eco-retreat and had the most incredible experience. From when we arrived the service was excellent, the accommodation was next level and every detail was considered. The moment that we walked in the front door of our tree house...More

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Date of stay: April 2017
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Response from PhantomForest, Guest Relations Manager at The Phantom Forest Eco-ReserveResponded May 10, 2017

Thank your review on our magical lodge in the forest. We look forward to hosting you once again in the future!

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H5943GHrobertc
January 18, 2017|
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Response from Catherine T | Reviewed this property |
It is a lovely place for nature lover.. You will be totally "enchanté"....velvet Monkeys.. Lawries ..delicious food...and much more...a dream
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Singy56
September 26, 2016|
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Response from SandySteyn |
Hi Ian If you could please email me it is preferable to prebook treatments prior to arrival.
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Biffo619
September 14, 2016|
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Response from SandySteyn |
We do have availability please email me for more information email details on Website Kind regards Sandy
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Room Tips
"Our "upper tree house" room was gorgeous: comfortable, tasteful, with private deck and outdoor..."
911JohnR911
Mar 31, 2017
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"We were in the High Camp."
MerlieLondon
Feb 25, 2017
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"Check under the bed"
furnaceb
Feb 14, 2017
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"The Moroccan suites are truly magnificient"
bhavik312
Jan 18, 2017
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