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The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve

27 Phantom River Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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  • 5 star hotel
  • Free Wifi
Reviewed 4 days ago
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london
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unbelievable setting, accommodation and people. A magical 3 days in the jungle! Food was to die for. 5 star service in the middle of the jungle. Highly recommended. a must stop location if you are doing the garden route.

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Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The phantom forest eco reserve has very few words to describe it! Truly magical eco lodges built in the midst of a forest. After a long walk in the forest the best way to unwind yourself is in the bubble barrel. The staff are very polite and take care of you to the detail. Breakfasts/ dinners are served with fresh...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here just 1 evening on our honeymoon but the property is really a gem. The Moroccan-decorated pool area is stunning and we had it all to ourselves on a gorgeous, sun-soaked afternoon. We stayed in an upper tree suite, the highest one up, and loved the quietness, seclusion to the room. The indoor/outdoor soaker tubs were fun to...

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PhantomForest, Guest Relations Manager at The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for a wonderful review on Phantom Forest. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our North African "Chutzpah" and that you had a taste the magic that chef Robyn and her team are famed for! We look forward to hosting you in the future once again!

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a Moroccan suite while staying here. Staff are really friendly and welcoming. We only ate one evening there as wanted to explore local restaurants. They do a six course tasting menu in the evening. Breakfasts are really good with a varied selection. With some nice pool areas to relax and enjoy the views. If you do the forest...

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the stay and particularly liked dinner (costs extra) and breakfast as well as the attentive staff. Rooms are spacious and offer a lot of privacy (no direct neighbours). Despite being in the forrest, town (Knysna) is easily accessible and you can always get a ride down (5-10mins) to the parking area from where you will take your own...

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PhantomForest, Guest Relations Manager at The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Phantom Forest in Knysna. We are thrilled that you explored our forest trail and that the mosquitos didn't carry you away! We look forward to hosting you once again in the future!

Bath
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most beautiful resort in the forest with large spacious tree houses, wonderful wooden pathways link the rooms to the restaurant and pool areas. Good wifi in the lounge area. Spectacular views from both pool areas. The top pool has a Moroccan feel with tented lounging spaces, swings and cushioned loungers. Beautifully decorated. The rooms have baths facing out to...

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PhantomForest, Guest Relations Manager at The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Phantom Forest. We are glad that you got to try out all the different aspects of the lodge. Our fine dining "Boma" restaurant prepares the evening menu early and this is the reason for a limited lunch which ends at 14h00. This menu changes on a daily basis. Children however do have different dietary...

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would have given 4 rather than 5 stars were it not for the amazing dinners. Nestled in the densely-forested hills above the Knysna lagoons is this extraordinary property consisting of thatched huts luxuriously-appointed and very private. We stayed in one of the more traditional tree-houses. Truly wonderful but for a slightly different sensibility, you might opt for the newer Moroccan-style...

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PhantomForest, Guest Relations Manager at The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Phantom Forest. We are thrilled that you got to try out the magic in our Boma restaurant performed by chef Robyn and her team. We look forward to hosting you once again in the future!

Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

What a surprise in the middle of a fairy like forest! Firstly you are chauvered to the top of a hill, all exiting! Then you are welcomed to a sundowner while you drink in the fantastic view! Dinner is a superb 6 course enjoyed in a fairy forest setting. Great experience, great service! Be warned, book at least 6 months...

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PhantomForest, Guest Relations Manager at The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on our extraordinary culinary journey in the Forest Boma restaurant. We look forward to hopefully hosting you in the future.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This was such a wonderful experience to have half way into our road trip around the garden coast. Every detail is looked after but in the most subtle way. The bath outside under the stars was particularly memorable, along with one of the best dinners we had the entire trip. If you do nothing else, EAT HERE. As a designer...

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Thank you for your wonderful review of Phantom forest. We look forward to hopefully hosting you again in the future!

Kassel
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Phantom Forest Eco Lodge is located just outside Knysna on a hillside full of forest. The Treetop Suites (no don´t worry you don´t have to climb a ladder to a tree-house) are located at the top of the hill inmidst the forest and offer absolute privacy. All the inidividual suites, as well as the excellent facilites (reception, bar/lounge area,...

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Thank you for a wonderful review on our lodge tucked away in the Knysna Forest. We look forward to hosting you once again in the future!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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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 

Additional Information about The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve

Address: 27 Phantom River Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: ₹ 18,358 - ₹ 26,684 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve 5*
Number of rooms: 14
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The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve Hotel Knysna
Phantom Forest Eco Reserve Knysna
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#2 Spa Hotel in Knysna
#7 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
#10 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
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