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Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat
Ranked #2 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

It was the most romantic, exciting, relaxing time of our lives! Best honeymoon destination we could ever have choosen. Ronel, provided the most warmth hospitality we have ever experienced.

Room Tip: Fairy Den is the best Cabin to choose, it's the last one in the park which means not lots of act...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

We really enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. The peacefulness is perfect to just relax in.
The service and warm welcome were just the things needed to make the holiday perfect!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Its the perfect location, in the heart of the knysna forest. With a rich history (espesially fo Dalene Mathee fans.)

Close to everything you want from a holiday at Knysna - 20mins from Knysna Quays, 15mins from Buffel's Baai, 35mins from Noetzie beach, around the corner from the 'circles in the forest' walk and the 'drup kelders' walk.

And as if that wasn't enough the accomodation was great. Love is in the details - Ronel and her team know this very well. We were more than satisfied.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

Loved our stay; we were immediately charmed by Forest Edge, arriving in the dark to hear the noise of frogs and waking up next morning to discover what a special place this is. The night sky and stars are amazing. Having breafast on the veranda every morning and a barbeque every evening has felt like a real treat. The swim in the pools at Drupkelders was amazing. Ronel's recommendations for places to eat (East Heads Caffe at Knysna for lunch, the Wild Oats Farmers Market at Sedgefield for breakfast) and visit (Buffalo beach) were perfect. We would happily have stayed much longer and would love to come back.

Room Tip: Froggy Pond cottage has a particularly good view (of Froggy Pond ...) but Firefly was lovely too. A...
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

Far from the madning crowd but close enough to Knysna to get a great coffee in the morning !!!

The accomodation has everything you want for self catering .... good braai area and excellent dry wood !
we loved our stay and can't wait to return

I can highly recommend this accomodation !!!

Room Tip: I believe they are all the same ...other than one is pet friendly !!!
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

Forest Edge is the ideal place to explore the many worth seeing places in Knysna and surroundings. We really enjoyed the beautiful, tidy and functional cottage and we appreciated Ronèl and her staff's friendliness and hospitality.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary this April, and were excited to book into Forest Edge as our second last stop. We'd heard so many good things about it. Everything was perfect - we saw hundreds of stars in the clear black sky at night while enjoying a braai outside. My favourite part was waking up early and having a cup of tea outside while listening to the birds and watching the sun come up. Sitting inside watching one of the DVD movies next to a warm fire, showering outside in nature and reading in the hammock outside are just a few highlights of our trip. We enjoyed the everything, and Ronel made sure that we felt welcome and that we had everything we truly needed. She went the extra mile with small touches everywhere and the cottage was immaculately clean.

This was paradise in nature and we can't wait to come back!

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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
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Price Range: $67 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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 Comprehensive Satellite DSTV and have a Queen instead of a Double bed in the main bedroom. We also offer a traditional Breakfast and Dinner Buffet on our picturesque Lily Pond Deck. 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 
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