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The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve

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Reviewed 7 December 2014

On arrival, you park up and wait for a driver to collect you, which makes perfect sense when you see the drive up the mountain side to reception! We stayed in a Moroccan Tree House and it was beautiful. The decor definitely had a Moroccan feel, but was done delicately. We stayed for 2 nights, so opted for a package...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Truely a unique experience living in a tree house with amazing view over the Knysna forest and area. Perfect place for a romantic vacation. Food was also top, but what could be improved was the service. The staff was super nice, but not very capable/ willing to give advice on what to do in the area… at least compared to...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 December 2014

We stayed in here for two nights and loved the place. The views from the room are spectacular and the privacy is unrivaled. The staff are so friendly and accommodating and they really make the place very special. The hotel is very expensive but if you're looking for a romantic retreat, I doubt you could do better. Be aware though...

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Banstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2014

When our daughter said we were going to stay in a tree house I did not expect the comfort we found. There was a large sized bed, lounge area, en suite bath & shower.Yes, it was built high in the trees,with walkways up to each one.If you like something different you must try this. The restaurant's food and wines were...

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Thank George A
Reviewed 24 November 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly recommend anyone passing through Knysna to stay at this amazing place! The welcome and service is 5 star, the views are breathtaking (especially at sunset) and the rooms are magical! The 6 course dinner is well worth it and all the communal areas are beautifully decorated! It really is a piece of paradise!

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Bornheim, Germany
Reviewed 24 November 2014

A very personal touch, wonderfully decorated and furnitured tree chalets with a magnificent view, an excellent restaurant, we really can recommend the Phantom Forrest Eco reserve. Pick up and return at the gate works perfect.

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Thank Thomasenlucienne
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Not only are the tree houses exquisitely built and furnished, the food is unbelievably delicious. It is our second time and thoroughly recommend it. Oh and the most comfortable bed on our trip. Don't pass this place by.

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Osmotherley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2014

I got top brownie points from Mrs B for choosing Phantom Forest, she absolutely loved it! The only problem was we could only stay one night, two would have been perfect to allow time to enjoy some of the on site attractions such as the hot tub and swimming pool areas, both of which looked great. Our "tree suite" was...

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Thank Roy S
Scotland
Reviewed 14 November 2014

It was our second trip to the phantom forest which we remembered from 8 years ago and it was another lovely experience! Our lodge in the trees was absolutely beautiful with a bath and shower with views to the forest ! At night the bed was draped in a huge mosquito net ( just for the effect) and the room...

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Devon
Reviewed 9 November 2014

This was our third stay and decided to upgrade to a upper tree suite, which was truly wonderful. The bed was so comfortable and the bathroom really special. The views were amazing and the breakfast was second to none. The staff were welcoming and keen to please. The gourmet dinner was a magnificent feast and the service was wonderful.

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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 17,670 - ₹ 27,880 (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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Also Known As:
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
#9 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
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