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“What an amazing and peaceful retreat. I got intouch with nature on a spiritual level.”

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Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat
Ranked #2 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Meditation, walks in the forest,the smell of firewood and fresh grass and trees in the morning(all that pure oxygen we crave in the city).I loved it. I felt like i was back to neanderthal times(with a modern twist on things). The shower outside is a unique signature, please dont ever change that. Oh and the hammock was also a hit. We are definitely coming back to Forest Edge.

Room Tip: Firefly is the closest to the forest.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Often I find great promises and under delivery when owners describe their establishment. Not so with Forest Edge Nature Lovers' Retreat. I loved finding exactly what was described and a little extra to boot. I loved that you listened to our request and did exactly that. We did not feel like a number but valued guests. There were little attentions to detail that did not go unnoticed - like the finer kindling that was supplied on top of each bag of wood and warm water in the outdoor shower.

Truly special!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2014

Beautifull scenery. Cottage cosy and fitted to perfection. Nothing amiss.Feeding the donkey's was a special treat. The frog sounds at night just took us back to nature! loved the outside shower. I would recommend this retreat to anyone. Keep up the good work Ronel!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were impressed from the minute we arrived. Beautiful scenery, lovely surroundings and very welcoming staff, helpful and friendly. The cottage feels like a home away from home, spacious, cosy and nicely set out. We woke up after a good rest; enjoyed outings to the waterfront, scenic drives, exploring, the wolf sanctuary, Leeuwenbosch tea garden, the Heads etc. Had a braai as the sun began to set and enjoyed some rain too on our last day! What a wonderful stay we had at Forest Edge, an absolute blast! We will never forget you, the surroundings, the beautiful gardens and tranquil feeling of Forest Edge. See you soon! " - Honeymooners Carla and Wayne Patterson, Port Elizabeth, June 2014

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

The cottage we stayed in was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and most important very peaceful. The owner went out of her way to accommodate us in every way and all the staff were extremely pleasant..
The surrounds are very beautiful and well kept, all in all a superb stay.

Room Tip: All 5 cottages are similar in design, ours had all we needed and more
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

Beautiful, stunning fresh air, peace, love to detail, comfort, respect for nature - a piece of paradise on earth!
Well done Ronel - keep it going and stay blessed! We need millions of people like you to make a difference - to respect and show us humans that living in harmony with nature is possible.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

I wanted to surprise my husband with a fun yet cosy weekend away for his birthday...A place where he could spend quality time with the kids,switch off from work,and just absorb nature..Forest Edge was so tranquil,the kids loved exploring and catching frogs in nearby streams,hubby loved the cosy fireplace and also enjoyed the length of the victorian bath..i loved that everything i needed was right there,never missed a thing! The Host,is pleasant and friendly,explained where everything was and made sure we were comfortable.i would truly recommend this as a school holiday getaway,kids love it! And when they're asleep,creep out under the stars with a blanky on the porch,and take in the beauty of the night sky.

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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 - $142 (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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