We arrived late on Sunday evening and travelled along a very dark road. For us city dwellers this in itself was an experience, especially since we didn't see any other cars on the road. Fortunately the directions provided were excellent, so we found our way. The owner welcomed us on arrival and the check-in process was smooth and efficient. Both of us were quietly anxious at the stuffed badger and snakeskin in the reception - the only "wildlife" we were accustomed to were pigeons!
We were shown to our cottage which was well-appointed, cosy and welcoming after the long drive. The following morning we awoke to the sounds of birds chirping (a bit different to the traffic noise we are used to). Looking out of the window - there was a sea of green - we were literally right at the edge of the forest. I felt like a child on Christmas day and could not wait to be outside to breathe the air and take drink it all in.
Forest Edge combines all the amenities of home with tranquility and calm. We absolutely loved the outside shower - something neither of us had experienced before. Just 15 minutes from Knysna, all amenities are easily accessible even though it feels like a world away.
We were sad to leave and can't wait to go back - we're planning our next booking already! Its hard to describe it all in words - you'll need to experience it to believe it.
- 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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