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Brackenfell, South Africa
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We booked online, didn't exactly knew what to expect, were so surprised. Froggy Pond is the cutest cottage ever, with everything you need. Were a bit sceptic with outside shower, but it's totally private, loved it. Cannot wait to go back!

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for the great Review Helma, and for sharing your experience, it was an absolute pleasure to host you guys here at Forest Edge, you are always welcome, till we meet again.

Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Forest edge Is one of the most amazing places I've ever stayed in. The cabins are simply gorgeous. The grounds are beautiful ,clean and we'll kept. The staff and owner are such fantastic people. We got greeted with a smile and they made us feel very welcome. They have a 3 star rating but I personally feel that they should...

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Tracy, thanks for the kind words, it's people like you that makes what we do matter 😊 I'll share your review with all the staff as well. Till we meet again.

HERMANUS
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Just 25 minutes from the usual tourist route along the N2 and you arrive at Forest Edge with its lovely chalets and beautiful gardens. Knysna Forest is only a few minutes away, we did the Circles in a Forest Walk where all we heard was birdsong. A perfect place to relax and re-charge.

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words Ruth, it was great to host you guys at Forest Edge, travel safe till we meet again!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I really enjoyed Forest Edge as it was a great alternative to the conventional lodging in Knysna. I honestly felt like I was in a different time. Peaceful. Quiet. Away from it all. Also great cycles and walks in the national park next door

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Enzo, thank you very much for visiting us and for the great review, it is much appreciated. Next time bring the whole family 😀

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had a wonderful time at Forest Edge. The cottage was lovely with all the facilities needed to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We enjoyed walking the different trails on offer, getting back to nature was the perfect way to unwind from the stress! All in all a great place to get away for a weekend. Will be...

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

It was GREAT to host you guys at Forest Edge, we are glad you enjoyed your stay & we hope to welcome you back to our magical forest retreat in the near future.

Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We spent 4 nights at Fairy Den cottage and it was excellent (and too short!). The setting, the birds, the forest, the accommodation and Management all contributed to a wonderful place to stay. We will certainly be going back.

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Hi Levina, we are so chuffed to have been able to add to your amazing roadtrip. Thanks for entrusting us with your preciuos memories and we look forward to your next visit.

George
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The welcome was friendly and the house was ready and available on arrival at 15h00. Once there the only house service received was the cleaning of the fireplace and braai area which we enjoyed because the entire purpose of our visit was to get away and not be disturbed. Families might want more service but there was just two of...

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks Roger, we feel fortunate that you chose Forest Edge for your much needed break. It was such a pleasure to host you guys and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Amazing retreat, wonderful people and cozy stay. We loved every minute of our stay. In this beautiful little place we found all that we needed. Lots to do and beautiful nature just a walk away. Thank you so much!

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for the GREAT feedback Marlene, such a beautiful family, you are always welcome at Forest Edge. Hope too see you guys back very soon. Danie

Uitenhage, South Africa
Reviewed 19 September 2016

As the name state, Forestedge is literally a few meters away from the edge of the indigenous Knysna forest. From the minute you arrive at reception and are welcomed by Dries and Susan you know your stay will be special. A friendly few rules for your and natures safety are shared and you are shown the direction to your house....

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Danie J, Owner at Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks Willie, it was our absolute pleasure to host you guys at Forest Edge, it makes our hearts warm when people speak so passionately of Forest Edge and its surrounds. Can't wait to welcome you and the entire family back!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem on the forest edge .. The perfect getaway to recharge your batteries ...... Dries and Susan are amazing hosts making it feel like you are part of the family .... We would highly recommend this gem to anybody who wants to escape ... Stunning well appointed cottages with everything you need .... We will return to this...

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Thanks for the great feed back, it was a pleasure to host you guys and we look forward to your return visit.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 Full Satellite DSTV and have a Queen instead of a Double bed in the main bedroom. We offer breakfast baskets by prior arrangement, to be delivered to your cottage for you to prepare when it suits you - convenience at its best! 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 

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
Price Range: $97 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Forest Edge Nature-lovers' Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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