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“Of all the places we stayed on our Garden route trip, Forest Edge was our favourite accommodation.”

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Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat
Ranked #1 of 100 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Sheffield UK
2 reviews
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“Of all the places we stayed on our Garden route trip, Forest Edge was our favourite accommodation.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2010

The quaint chalets are well equipped and the location is fantastic - right in amongst the woodlands of Knysna national park. The place is well run and the eco style of living is an inspiration. Keep up the good work.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2010

We had a lovely time, were very sad to leave, Forest Edge was amazing. 2 thumbs up!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2010

A beautiful place that cares about our world and people.
The cottages are lovely, spotlessly clean and have everything you could need for a comfortable stay.
Plenty to do in the area - or just quietly lie in the hamock and enjoy your beautiful surroundings.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2010

Forest Edge is an absolute must for the nature lover who likes a bit of comfort too. We found the cottage to be cozy and well equipped and the surroundings completely tranquil. We very much enjoyed the quiet at night and listening to the night sounds of the forest (right outside our front door!). As ecologically aware people we were most impressed by the efforts being made at Forest Edge towards self-sufficiency, it's impressive to see what can be done to catch and store ones own water! An establishment that truly lives up to their by-line...a Nature Lovers paradise! We will definately be back.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2010

We enjoyed our stay thoroughly! Just wished that we could have been there longer. A great self catering place to stay when travelling with younger kiddies. There is a lot to keep them busy when you are not sight seeing.

Wonderful.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2010

Forest Edge provided our family with two nights of heaven. Ronel is a wonderful host and the accommodation is delightful combining pioneer with eco friendly in a heartwarming way!

Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Pretoria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2010

Serene, tranquil, natural and unspoiled, yet paired with comfortable, well outfitted and serviced cottage-like accommodation (indoor fireplace), and friendly and efficient service - perfectly merging with the surrounding scenic forests, graze fields and fresh air. The right kind of retreat when you need to come to your senses and remember who you (really) are! Also recommended for intimate sharing with close one(s).

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Property: Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat
Address: Farm 118 | Edge of Indigenous Forest, Garden Route, Knysna 6576, South Africa
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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 #1 of 100 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 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 
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