Lodge with private huts build on poles in the middle of the forest. Luxury rooms with extraordinary bathroom with forest view. We were awakened by the vervet monkeys jumping on our roof and spectacular birds singing. There is some noise from the N2 highway, which is under construction. But the place in the middle of the forest is so charming, that we noticed the birds more. It is in the wild, so be prepared to get close to all kinds of animals - they do have some very big spiders there too, so we were happy with the mosquito net over the bed. The Boma restaurant where kitchenchef Kristine creates magnificent gourmet food from the best quality products was the best restaurant we visited on our SA trip, and the Moroccan restaurant is also very good. Be prepared to eat much too much!
The lodge has som canoes and we paddled up the river and had a picnic lunch. Great fun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The award winning Phantom Forest lodge and boma restaurant is situated in a private reserve on the Knysna River estuary, a magnificent setting of indigenous forest, fynbos and estuarine wetland. Designed to create only the lightest footprint , Phantom Forest offers superb luxury in complete harmony with nature. Accommodation consists of fourteen evocative "tree suites", perfectly integrated into the forest. Nature lovers can explore the reserve via forest and fynbos trails or canoe trips along the river. The Boma restaurant offers international cuisine served in the classic style while the body boma wellness spa provides a range of natural treatments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve Hotel Knysna
- Phantom Forest Eco Reserve Knysna