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Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat
Ranked #2 of 106 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We stayed at FE recently and was blown away by the setting, tranquility and service. I can highly recommend staying there if you want peace, adores silence and want to be close to beautiful surrounds and a real forest experience. Not too far from Knysna town in case you need to pop down for supplies. So much to do in the area. Will definitely be back.

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

It is located in a very scenic area just outside Knysna on the edge of the forest. The service is excellent and very friendly. The cottages provide for wonderful privacy and it is so nice and peaceful and quiet - wonderful just to wind down and enjoy nature. Everything you need is provided, even dvds to watch and books to read. And you can go on short hikes which is very close so no need of driving far if you don't feel like it! The beautiful surroundings and luxurious cottage will never be forgotten! Definitely a must in my opinion! Not to mention the fireplace inside.... It is just a pleasure to wake up with this view of the forest and beautiful gardens!

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

First class affordable accommodation with nothing lacking. Located on the edge of the forest it is the perfect breakaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Private, quiet and peaceful. A perfect retreat for nature lovers.

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Thank BeverleyBest
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Winter vibes with a cast iron fireplace, friendly staff and the beautiful knysna forest could you ask for anything more? The cheap firewood made a difference. Hansel and Gretel were really cute as well as the cat that came to visit. Not sure it's name. Highly recommended... just out of knysna town. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ChrisBeech1985
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

It was almost fun to hear my city-dwelling, well-traveled son remark: "Mom, 5 minutes after we asked for 4 late-order bags of firewood, they were on our stoep! Now that's service and it’s done with warmth and friendliness.
The 5 wood & iron cottages (3 of which the family occupied) reminded us of a bygone era of peace and quiet with exquisite detail in the interior and exterior. Personally, I best loved the fact that the garden contained indigenous flora and fauna and that so much is done to protect nature and enhance the "green factor".
The facilities available made it easy to make a choice between being active or just drifting peacefully in the hammock.
The place oozes tranquility, yet when you tune into its heart you can hear the chatter of life and growth.
I truly believe you will feel very welcome and cared for at Forest Edge too.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mariette J
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

the quaint little cottage, with all necessary amenities catered for, located at the edge of the lush forest and teaming with birdlife, makes for a cozy, comfortable stay that left us feeling peaceful and revitalised. for the active and adventurous, there are an array of activities nearby to keep you busy, and if like us your goal is simply to relax, then cuddling up in front of the fireplace with a good book, listening to the sounds of nature and the rain falling outside will tick all your boxes. We will most definitely be going back in November/December to see the fireflies and take a walk in the forest.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Nimiety
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

The forest edge team are friendly and always on hand with anything you need. They take special care of each and every guest as well as their individual needs. Beautiful layout and in a tranquil area. Perfect getaway from the stress of city life. An expierence not too be missed!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank Schultates
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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 106 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Price Range: $73 - $104 (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 offer in-cottage Continental Breakfast and 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 
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