Forest Edge Nature Lovers' Retreat  Verified Listing

  • Dinner Time is Braai Time at Forest Edge. in Rheenendal, Knysna, Western Cape , South Africa
    1/26: Dinner Time is Braai Time at Forest Edge.
  • 5 Private freestanding cottages - Knysna Forest (Copyright Forest Edge)
    2/26: 5 Private freestanding cottages - Knysna Forest (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Comfort in Style
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  • Stunning Forest Trails (Copyright Forest Edge)
    4/26: Stunning Forest Trails (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Froggy Pond - a bird-lovers' haven.
    5/26: Froggy Pond - a bird-lovers' haven.
  • Lily Pond Deck where we serve breakfast & dinner
    6/26: Lily Pond Deck where we serve breakfast & dinner
  • Tranquility in Nature (Copyright Forest Edge)
    7/26: Tranquility in Nature (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Enjoy a secluded picnic in the forest (Copyright Forest Edge)
    8/26: Enjoy a secluded picnic in the forest (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Fully Equipped kitchen with everything you need.
    9/26: Fully Equipped kitchen with everything you need.
  • Sway your troubles away in a hammock.
    10/26: Sway your troubles away in a hammock.
  • Knysna Loerie; fantastic bird watching (Copyright Forest Edge)
    11/26: Knysna Loerie; fantastic bird watching (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Standard Cottage bedroom (Copyright Forest Edge)
    12/26: Standard Cottage bedroom (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Drupkelder rock pools nearby for a swim (Copyright Forest Edge)
    13/26: Drupkelder rock pools nearby for a swim (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Cosy log fire in each cottage (Copyright Forest Edge)
    14/26: Cosy log fire in each cottage (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Veranda with hammock, braai and wooden furniture overlooking outdoor braai (Copyright Forest Edge)
    15/26: Veranda with hammock, braai and wooden furniture overlooking outdoor braai (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Bathroom amenities (Copyright Forest Edge)
    16/26: Bathroom amenities (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Outdoor shower overlooking the forest (Copyright Forest Edge)
    17/26: Outdoor shower overlooking the forest (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Luxury cottage dining table (Copyright Forest Edge)
    18/26: Luxury cottage dining table (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • The Big Tree - visible from Forest Edge (Copyright Forest Edge)
    19/26: The Big Tree - visible from Forest Edge (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Visiting bushbuck and other animals delight (Copyright Forest Edge)
    20/26: Visiting bushbuck and other animals delight (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Lounge with fireplace, tv/dvd & DSTV in Luxury cottages (Copyright Forest Edge)
    21/26: Lounge with fireplace, tv/dvd & DSTV in Luxury cottages (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Exceptionally well equipped kitchen with everything you need (Copyright Forest Edge)
    22/26: Exceptionally well equipped kitchen with everything you need (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Romantic victorian bath (Copyright Forest Edge)
    23/26: Romantic victorian bath (Copyright Forest Edge)
  • Gorgeous gardens
    24/26: Gorgeous gardens
  • Dinner time is family time at Forest Edge.
    25/26: Dinner time is family time at Forest Edge.
  • Cool off in our Splash Pool on those hot summers days.
    26/26: Cool off in our Splash Pool on those hot summers days.
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Swimming Pool
Bath towels
Fridge
Oven
Braai Area
Ceiling fans
Garden
Patio
Parking on Premises
Child friendly
Hairdryer
Selected DSTV Channels
WiFi
Cleaning service
Heater
Stove
Fireplace
Deck
Internet access
Tea and coffee facilities
Dining Area
DVD
Linen
TV
Full Kitchen
Electric Blankets
Microwave
Safety Deposit Box
Fan
No smoking
Your stay at Forest Edge Retreat is almost yours! Only 5 internationally awarded cottages available. Come experience TRANQUILITY, ROMANCE & PRIVACY in NATURE at these Knysna fully equipped cottages in the forest. Breakfast also available on our Lily Pond Deck.

>> We offer 20% Discount off our Published Rates for Booking Directly with us! >>
To qualify for this Discount, just select your preferred dates, click on "Check Availability" and lock in the lowest price for your upcoming stay.

Did you know? Forest Edge Cottages outperform our competitors on Value for Money & Hospitality. Guests have rated it 9.0/10!

Guests loved… “very cosy cottages” (61 reviews) “outdoor showers” (23 reviews), “tranquil forest setting” (16 reviews), “fireplace and Braai” (39 reviews)

Property Facilities:
Breaking News: Forest Edge now also offers Breakfast at our new Lily Pond Deck! Forest Edge is primarily about tranquillity and nature, and offers an eco-historic walking trail on site, plus another exclusive forest walk down to magical rock pools that starts at Forest Edge; In-cottage professional massages; communal bonfire area; kiddies play area, swimming splash pool area, pet donkeys, chickens, permaculture gardens; historic woodcutter graves straight out of "Circles in the Forest"; ideal for bird watching and game spotting, even from your hammock - Bring your binoculars!

Area Information:
AREA ATTRACTIONS: Reception has a well-stocked information centre and also offers basic business services during office hours : stunning walks; mountainbiking trails; country restaurants; the beach; Knysna Town and Waterfront 20 minutes away; Farmer's market, Elephant/Monkey/Cheetah/Snake/Birds/Wolves/Raptor parks; goldmine tour & museum and many more - too many to list!

In Room Facilities:
Our 5 cottages are identical and offer the following:
* Main bedroom with Double bed in Standard and Queen bed in Luxury chalets
* Second bedroom with 2 single beds, plus a spare mattress and bedding if requested
* Bathroom with a romantic cup bath and separate toilet indoors, plus an outdoor shower
* Fully equipped kitchen, with stove, oven, microwave, fridge with freezer, all cutlery and crockery
* Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen area with cosy fireplace, TV with dvd and a selection of movies, and a small library
* Veranda with table and chairs, and hammock, overlooking the private braai area and forest
* All linen and bath towels are provided - bring own swimming towels.
* Luxury cottages also offer Free WiFi; Comprehensive DSTV; flatscreen TV's and Weber-style kettle braais in addition to open-air braai.

Attractions:
Forest Edge will delight you if you'd like to rejuvenate your body and soul while enjoying luxury comforts. The ideal base from which to explore the area...

Mellow out on the chalet veranda, watching birds or buck drink at the dam. Light a braai (barbecue) under the stars; flitting fireflies and evocative nightjars add to the enchantment. In winter enjoy a book or movie by the cozy log-fire... If you don't feel like cooking, join us for an amazing breakfast at our Lily Pond Deck.

Bask in a little exotic olde-worlde charm, with privacy and romance woven in, and tied together by the healing power of Nature...

Come discover the Magic of the Forest!

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Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Guest House, Self Catering
Conditions

CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT
Check-in is between 15:00-20:00. Check-out is between 08:30-10:00. Early or late check-in or checkout by prior arrangement only and subject to a gate-fee of R300. The property does not cater for unannounced day visitors.

PAYMENT TERMS
A 50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation (100% if the arrival date is less than 10 days from today). The balance is due 10 days prior to arrival. If the balance is not received in good time, the property remains the right to re-sell the unit(s) without further notice.

BREAKAGE DEPOSIT
A breakage-deposit to the amount of R500 is payable to the property on arrival and will be returned on check-out subject to the return of the key and unit(s) in the same condition as found on arrival.

CANCELLATION POLICY
The deposit is non-refundable. The full amount is payable in case of a cancellation or postponement of dates less than 10 days prior to arrival, no-show, early departure, discounted offers or group bookings of more than one cottage. Discounts are not applicable in case of a change of dates, reduced number of units, guests or nights. If the property is able to resell a unit, any refund will be at the property’s sole discretion.

By making a reservation with the property, you are deemed to have read and accepted the full Terms & Conditions, available at https://www.forestedge.co.za/book-now/terms-and-conditions/

Check-in after 03:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy No Refund
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Reviews

john martin onderstall
11 September 2018

Impossible to fault the place, the friendliness, the excellent quality all round, really meticulously managed.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Elisbe Nel
15 February 2017

Very enjoyable stay and highly recommended!
Cottages are well established, cosy good quality interior decoration.
High cleaning and maintenance standards are maintained with in an environmental friendly surrounding.
We have enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere so close to the forests.
Wi Fi or improved internet access in all the cottages will be an advantage.
Thank you for excellent customer services rendered, we will return soon!
Kind regards, The Nel family

Superb. 5 out of 5
Emily, Melissa and Sherry Miyazono - California, USA
14 August 2014

A beautiful jewel in the ZA crown! Delightful host. Everything was clean and cosy. An awesome place! It has amazing views and cozy cabins. Had a great time in Knysna at all the wonderful sites and it was good to come back to Forest Edge... it felt like home.

Shaun Norman - Strand, Cape
14 June 2014

Really good value for money. This place is really amazing, would recommend it to anyone. Love the peace and quiet. A piece of nature well managed and kept. It is fantastic. We really love this beautiful place. Here, you really are at one with Nature. It is so different from city life, away from the hustle. Thanks for letting us be a part of this life; it will stay in our hearts and minds for a long time to come. The people here are very friendly and where we come from you don't see that; it was refreshing and gave me hope than human kind is not all lost. I love your attention to detail and the little notes. The outside shower was a hit; Shaun just loved it; he is just disappointed that he never got to see a snake ;) This place is really magical... We wish you well and hope to be coming back soon. Thank you!

Robert British
01 February 2013

This is a wonderful, peaceful spot for those who want to get right away from it. Only 20 mins from the restaurants of Knysna and with lots of secluded walks nearby. Mountain biking is fabulous and you will receive a very warm welcome. Highly recommended.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Carol RSA
01 August 2012

Very nice stay for two nights at Forest edge. RONEL DOES A SPLENDID JOB.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Anneline South African
01 April 2012

Lovely surroundings and just as lovely accommodation.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Colleen south africa
01 March 2012

Fabulous place to get away from the city.a well maintained establishment. We will definitely be back. There is so much to see and do and it is not far from Knysna city centre.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Mandy SA
01 April 2011

Unfortunately we only had one day and we'll be back for more! Very nice setting, very comfortable and good attention to detail & service.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Hazel Hodge UK
01 November 2010

We really enjoyed our 3 days at Forest Edge. Ronnel is a wonderful hostess. We loved the cottage (although I suspect it could be a step too far back in time in some peoples mind). The outdoor shower was fab and so was the hammock. I felt so chilled out after our stay. The dirt track is not too bad and adds to the feeling of really being away from it all. Also Red Barn restaurant is a really great place to eat.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Jen Harvey- Butcher
01 August 2018

In the beautiful country side, yet 15 minutes to Knysna Town and the beautiful beaches.

Superb. 5 out of 5