Forest Edge Nature Lovers' Retreat  Verified Listing

Garden Route Rheenendal Knysna Western Cape South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.7 / 5
Based on 13 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 31 March 2009

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Full Kitchen
Selected DSTV Channels
Bath towels
Electric Blankets
Covid-19 H&S Certified
Swimming Pool
Cleaning service
Braai/BBQ Area
Parking on Premises
Dining Area
Safety Deposit Box
Ceiling fans
Child friendly
No smoking
Tea and coffee facilities

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.

Book DIRECT on our website ( and SAVE! The rates below is the lowest you will find on the internet - only 5 Cottages, so BOOK NOW to secure this amazing rate.

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)

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.

Area Information:

AREA ATTRACTIONS: Reception has a well-stocked information centre and also offers basic business services during office hours : stunning walks; mountain biking trails; country restaurants; the beach; Knysna Town and Waterfront 30 minutes away; Farmer's market, Elephant/Monkey/Cheetah/Snake/Birds/Wolves/Raptor parks; goldmine tour & museum and many more - too many to list!

Property Facilities:

Breaking News: Forest Edge now also offers Breakfast at our new Lily Pond Deck! Forest Edge is primarily about tranquility 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, 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!


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!


Extra Info

Property Type Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Guest House, Self Catering
Conditions Show
Check-in after 03:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Can Be Used For Still Shoots, Wedding
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Janine Murphy
04 July 2019

A wonderful stay. Peaceful setting can just put your feet up and relax. My granddaughter loved the donkeys( Hansel and Gretal)🤩and also the playground. It was home away from home. Thank you so much for a lovely stay🌹

Superb. 5 out of 5
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 cozy. 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.

Superb. 5 out of 5
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!

Superb. 5 out of 5
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

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Excellent Rating: 4.7 / 5
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Rheenendal Reviews

Aron Walls
05 November 2019


Superb. 5 out of 5
24 June 2019


Fabulous. 4 out of 5
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