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Swellendam, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is the most amazing place the staff is always there for a helping hand or if you need info the cottages is a home away from home with everything you need and more if you want peace and quiet this is the go to place

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our weekend at Forest Edge was gloriously relaxing. It met every expectation. The cottage was clean and our bed was very comfy with lovely crispy, white bedding. The cottage also had novels to read, playing cards and an adult colouring-in book. The outside shower is a lovely touch and having morning coffee on the veranda in the hammock, while listening...

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words Cecile, we are so happy that you enjoyed all our facilities to the full, that makes us smile from ear to ear :) You are most welcome back. Till we meet again.

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very relaxing break here and the cottages are supplied with everything you could need. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and they are situated in a lovely rural setting and were reasonable value. There are however one or two minor points I think people should know. The website does describe the cottage as luxury, we think rustic might...

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Your comments are noted, we appreciate your perspective. All the best.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed every minute of our stay in a peaseful and cosy cottage, where everything was taken care of with an eye for detail: fresh flowers at our arrival, magazines and suggestions about things to do in the environment. We especially loved the outdoor shower and the braai/weber-bbq. In the midst of Knysna's forest! We did the 'circles in the...

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback Marleen, it is great news for us that you enjoyed your stay so much. We hope to welcome you back to our magical forest retreat. Till we meet again.

Medway, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forest Edge is easy to find a few miles off the main N2 road southwest of Knysna. It is a small resort with 5 comfortable and well-furnished cottages (including free wifi) surrounded by indigenous forest. The kitchen is well-equipped for self catering and there are shops and restaurants near by. Filtered rainwater is provided for drinking. The Meditation Garden on-site...

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for the insightful review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Perfect getaway place that is very beautiful and well maintained. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a forest getaway! The facility is very well managed, secure and comfortable. Great for birders and anyone looking to experience some nature away from the city. Very close to Mill-wood forest entrance which is very convenient if you are looking to do some short...

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DanieJvanVuuren, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Keith, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us, we are so chuffed that you guys enjoyed it at our magical forest retreat. Till we meet again.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The weekend was absolutely wonderful! We returned home so relaxed and with a spring in our steps! Every need is catered to, management is lovely and take such good care of their guests and grounds! The cabins are perfect, I would not want to stay so close to the forest in any other way. Everything is in perfect condition and...

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DanieJvanVuuren, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks you SO much for the kind words & for spending your well-deserved break with us. Can't wait to welcome you guys back at Forest Edge in the winter, Forest Edge is made for loving 😀

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary in March 2017 and decided to go back to this lovely place,where we also stayed on our honeymoon. It was easy with our two kids joining us, the cottage had everything we needed and much more! Our 2 year old loved playing in the stream at the Jubilee creek picnic spot as well...

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Hi Melanie, thanks for the kind words, we are SO happy that you guys enjoyed it here at Forest Edge 😀 You guys are welcome any time & we hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

So, three of us had just completed the beautiful, but grueling five day Otter Trail. We thought that we would deserve a 'treat' after 5 days of bunk bed sleeping, cold showers & tough hiking! We didn't realize what an absolute gem that we had found in Forest Edge! What a treat! Comfortable, cleverly designed accommodation in the most blissful...

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DanieJvanVuuren, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Wow, Thank You so much for the beautiful words and for choosing Forest Edge to come and relax after your amazing Otter Trail experience. We can't wait to welcome you and the family back Greg!

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is exactly what we expect it to be. Quiet, beautiful with nature literarily on your door step. We took our 2-year old with, and he had an absolute ball running around on the lush grass and playing in the little park with the toys provided. There is also a swimming pool with two lounge chairs to enjoy. Having said...

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Thanks for the great review and for your support Wilhelm, it was an absolute pleasure to host you guys & we hope to welcome you back soon.

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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 

Additional Information about Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat

Address: Farm 118 | Edge of Indigenous Forest, Garden Route, Knysna 6576, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: ₹ 4,726 - ₹ 7,854 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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