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Footprints of Knysna
Ranked #22 of 100 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
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2 reviews
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“Never Disappointed at Forget-me-not”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2012

We have visited the Garden Route several times and enjoy every return visit better than the last. Forget-me-not is situated in the centre of the Garden Route, so short drives took us everywhere without wasting our days moving to other guest houses along the coast. You can also relax in their lovely garden, cool of in the swimming pool and have a braai under the stars at night. From our deck in the Nest we had fabulous views of the Knysana Lagoon, Knysna Heads and surrounding area. Mary and Derek had great suggestions on how to spend our days and where to eat at night, they are so friendly and welcoming that we are now repeating our visits as 'Family' The units are spacious, serviced every day, whish is unusual for self catering units, if you would like breakfast prepared for you and served on your own private deck that is available as well. Northing is too much trouble and we felt cared for and special. If we are able to take another holiday in the Garden Route, Forget-me-not would be our first choice for accommodation, and ease if to explore the Garden Route. You will not be disappointed!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

We stayed with Mary and Derek in November 2011, this was our 3rd stay and would thoroughly recommend it!! They both made us very welcome and comfortable. The location is ideal, quiet and with wonderful views of the lagoon and The Heads. The breakfast is super and for self catering, "The Nest" is highly recommended.We look forward to our next visit late 2012.

Room Tip: The Nest for self catering is ideal!
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

We spent two wonderfull days at Knysna. If we have a chance to come back, we will for sure stay at "Forget me not": very nice hostess Mary, who helped us a lot with the places to visit, convinient location, beautifull and cosy 'Nest' appartement, from the balcony of which we watched amazing sunsets over Knysna lagoon with a glass of delicious SA wine.
The greatest impressions of the Knysna town: unbelivably beautifull views, elephant farm, handicraft market, very good restaurants.
Thanks to the warm welcome!!!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2011

We stayed here for two nights specifically in 'the nest' apartment. This room had a brilliant view of the knysna Lagoon and was vet spacious. It was beatiful watching the sunset. The hostess was great as well. Very helpful and thoughtful. Had a great stay. Recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

Forget me not was one of our favourite stops during our South Africa trip. We arrived to a very warm welcome from Mary, who gave us loads of useful information without trying to sell anything. We were shown up to our room from the secure parking in the beautiful drive / front garden up to our room - the nest.
The room was great - big bedroom, nice big bathroom and very very spacious living area. A highlight was a great decking / balcony overlooking the beautiful gardens and pool with a lovely view out across Knysna and the lagoon / heads.
You're probably better with a car here - the local shop is very good and walkable but we really enjoyed exploring the area by car - and recomend trips to Plett (try skydive plett and ocean safaris whale watching for a great day), sedgefield and we also had a nice walk after a boat trip over to featherbed nature reserve. Knysna itself is great - lots of restaurants around town and the waterfront area especially - the best restaurant is 32 South - so good for lunch that we went back for dinner.
Mary and Derek were really lovely - probably the nicest people we met in SA! The breakfast they made was superb - fruits, eggs - whatever you want and a very tasty apple bran muffin. The pool and garden was really good place to chill at the start or end of the day.
One last thing - value. This was by far and large the best value guest house we stayed in during our trip, really reasonable price for the setting, quality and hospitality - would recomened this place to friends, parents - anyone really!
Everything about this stop on our trip was good - Thanks to Mary and Derek for a fantastic stay (don't forget to ask mary about her time with the Beatles ;0)

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2011

Very nice accommodation, very nice and helpfull hosts, beautiful views! The place is super clean and comfortable. We loved every minute of our stay, felt very safe and happy there! It is possible and safe to go running or go for a walk if you want. Don't forget to do the township tour with Ella and Penny, your hosts can telll you all about it. We strongly reccommend FORGET-ME-NOT...

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

What a wonderful home-from home all in the beautiful surroundings of this little piece of heaven in Knysna. What a relaxing time we had and the meal at the "Heads" is something not to miss. It was a joy to be back on our 2nd visit and with the friendly service and brilliant view - we will be back again and again. Thank you to the our hosts Mary & Derek.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Footprints of Knysna
Address: 21 Boekenhout Avenue | Upper Old Place, Knysna 6571, South Africa (Formerly Forget-me-Not)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #22 of 100 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This quaint and quirky establishment with its sloping slate roof and dormer windows offers a relaxed 'home from home'. All accommodation has views of the garden, lagoon and Knysna Heads. Open, friendly and helpful owners on site. All units have full en-suite bathrooms, private decks with Braai and easy access to our large secluded garden and sparkling pool. Secure parking. Rooms serviced daily, DSTV and free WiFi. “Heads Up” – a spacious upper level apartment (2/3 sleeper) with amazing views; “Down to Earth” lower level apartment – Family room (4 sleeper) A practical and unpretentious family room an the cozy romantic "Featherbed Studio" double with kitchenette Footprints of Knysna is set away from the N2 highway in a quiet suburb, but located just a five minute drive from Knysna’s bustling town, vibrant waterfront, architect-inspired Thesen Harbour Town and peaceful Leisure Isle. ... more   less 
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