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Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat
Ranked #2 of 107 Speciality Lodging in Knysna
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

This is an enchanting place, ensuring a restful, relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable stay. Wonderful forest walks nearby and lots of interesting places to visit in the vicinity. Ronel is a warm ,friendly owner who makes you feel especially welcome. We could easily have stayed for longer than our three day visit.
John B, Jhb.

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Fantastic service by Ronel & staff, so friendly & welcoming. Girls loved the jungle gym & feeding donkeys. Rock pools also a hit, although a bit of a drive. Drupkelders walk - lovely. Peaceful & quiet

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We attended the Oakhill Waterpolo tournament the from 13 to 16 February 2014 and chose to stay at Forest Edge. The website provided all the detail and made it easy to make our booking. We were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful accommodation that we chose. The setting and gardens are absolutely beautiful. We could not wait to go back to Forest Edge after the daily tournament matches. We enjoyed the braai facilities and surroundings at night. I would love to return for a whole week to unwind and to enjoy the hiking routes and to relax more. I will recommend this little paradise to anyone looking for accommodation in Knysna area. Forest Edge is run by the owner herself and she ensures that you are comfortable and do what she can to add to the pleasant atmosphere and beauty of the environment.

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stayed three night in Fairy Den, one of the self-contained cottages at forest edge. It was lovely. The cottage was clean and cosy, the kitchen well-equipped, and the veranda and private garden next to the forest were so nice to relax. The braai in our garden added to the feeling of having our own private house.
Ronel and her staff added to our stay being so nice and sparkling and friendly. Their efforts for sustainable water and energy supply, and their heart for nature and the animals are just great.

We will definitely come back.
Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Love this place. From hospitality to the details of the cottage. Everything you need and a lot of privacy. A must!

Very green and located right next to the forest. Beautiful. Glad I found this place!!

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Thank AnjaTravel
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Absolutely love this setting. Our first visit was our honeymoon, did the bicycle route through the forest, various walks and relaxing and breathing in the surroundings.Our second visit was 5 years later this year and was astounded at the changes to the garden and surrounding areas. Jubilee creek picnic is a must. Thank you Forest Edge. A stay like no other. Lovely cottage! Feels like home...

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Thank Erikpfg
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

We spent an absolutely wonderful 2evenings during February of 2014.

Forest Edge, is a wonderful place to break-away and being so close to the forest is an absolute awesome way to do so. There are so many wonderful hiking routes to investigate, it truly is a nature lovers paradise.

The cottage we stayed in (Froggie Pond) has a gorgeous pond that reflects the evening light in a way that makes any photographer happy.

The cottage is fitted out with more comfort items, than we could've thought of!

Thank you for making our 3rd wedding anniversary even more fantastic. and we look forward to our next visit.

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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
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 107 Speciality Lodging in Knysna
Price Range: £50 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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 Comprehensive Satellite DSTV and have a Queen instead of a Double bed in the main bedroom. We also offer a traditional Breakfast and Dinner Buffet on our picturesque Lily Pond Deck. 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 
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