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“We'll never forget 'Forget-me-not' , Knysna, South Africa.”

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Footprints of Knysna
Ranked #21 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
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Solihull
2 reviews
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“We'll never forget 'Forget-me-not' , Knysna, South Africa.”
Reviewed March 3, 2009

My husband John and I had the most amazing time at Forget-me-not,self-catering + guest house, in Knysna two weeks ago - Feb 2009. We had such a wonderful , warm welcome by our hosts Mary and Derek - and were amazed at the size/facilities and comfort included in The Nest (an upstairs flat with views over the estuary). There was everything you could possibly need , and more besides! Mary's breakfasts have become a 'benchmark' for us - one which will be hard to beat ..... While we were there , Mary and Derek recommended several places for us to visit - our favourite being the boat trip to the Heads , a walk in beautiful countryside , followed by a huge buffet lunch . We'd booked an evening meal for that night , but had to cancel!! Also enjoyed a walk into the town - about 15 mins - to the many bars , shops and restaraunts . We didn't get to use the pool, but saw others enjoying that too . Needless to say , we didn't want to leave - but I'm sure we'll go back one day . I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!! Best wishes , Chrissie and John Byron , from Solihull, England .

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Johannesburg
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Reviewed January 5, 2009

Forget-Me-Not Knysna is the pefect family holiday, the self catering apartments are spacious with all the comforts of home. It's easy to get into the relaxed pace of Knysna when self catering, if you want breakfast Mary & Derek are ready to wisk you up something wonderful. They are the most friendly and helpful hosts ever, they add to an amazing experience. The kids will love the landscaped garden with pool when you've had enough of the beach. The view is amazing, sundowners on your deck is the best way to end the day. Braai facilities in the garden allow you to have private dinner in beautiful setting and you dont have to eat out. Every family member will relax and enjoy their holiday at Forget-Me-Not Knysna.

  • Liked — All the comforts of Home
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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Stuttgart
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Reviewed November 17, 2008

We will never forget our stay at the Forget-me-not-Guesthouse! We enjoyed the warm welcome, the excellent breakfast and the beautiful view. Mary and Derek are warm and genial hosts. Hope we can go there again:)
Marion and Thorsten, Stuttgart (Germany)

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Munich
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Reviewed November 16, 2008

16/11/2008 - This is our 2nd time at Forget Me Not, following a visit to South Africa 5 years ago, and our previous memories were just reinforced during our 3 night stay with Derek and Mary.

In a really great position with stunning views over Knysna, great (and quiet) rooms with excellent facilities for cooking if you do not want to eat out, and really great showers to wash off all the days exertions before sitting out on the bedroom balcony with a drink (or two).

Derek and Mary are great hosts, who provide good information on places to visit (and avoid) and an absolutely stunning breakfast to start the day positively - just don't expect to lose weight if you take the hot breakfast!

I will always treasure the morning breakfast sitting on the lounge balcony in the sunshine overlooking the bay, and finishing in the evening with that final drink again overlooking the bay.

Great start to the day, great closer and simply great B&B.

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 9, 2008

Forget-me-not is absolutely lovely. Derek and Mary could not be more friendly and helpful. We had 'The Nest', an upstairs double with a large kitchen/lounge area, very well equipped, a nice bedroom and bathroom and a large deck with lagoon views, table and chairs. The garden is very pretty, with a small pool, loungers, braii etc. The feeling is more like staying with friends, the rooms are so thoughtfully and generously furnished. The property is in a quiet suburban area and has secure parking. We sincerely hope to return there some day.

  • Liked — The ambience
  • Disliked — The stairs!
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 22, 2007

knysna is a fantastic laid back location,so much so that if we bought a holiday home, it would be here. Forget-me-not is a lovely large house, a few minutes drive from the waterfront locations, it is in a very peaceful area.Our suite consisted of a kitchen with a double sofa bed, and a shower room with toilet, a double bedroom with a bath and shower room and toilet, and a private wooden decking area, overlooking the pool in the garden and you could see Knysna in the background. Mary and Derek were perfect hosts, very helpful in recommending places to go, never pushing anything on you. Breakfast on the terrace was absolutely gorgeous, both taste and scenery. Highly recommended to young and old alike

  • Liked — the hosts, room and food
  • Disliked — distance to town
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with family
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Jordan Valley
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Reviewed December 3, 2007

Lovely accommodation with excellent hosts Mary & Derek.

Excellent room and facilities.

Lovely breakfasts on the balcony (weather permitting).

Secure parking.

Highly recommend.

  • Liked — The outlook over the lagoon
  • Disliked — stairs
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
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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 #21 of 103 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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