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The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve

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#9 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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Reviewed 23 December 2014

Absolutely idyllic cabins with complete privacy. We only spent 24 hours there and wish we had another night or 2. The staff were fantastic, and food at Boma was great. If you stay you must eat there one night - it adds to the whole vibe of the place. We made use of the Boma Spa, and did one of...

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Lana, Italy
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Always again ! What a very special location to stay for a few days. The stuff was so friendly and caring, the food was outstanding and the chalets are so cosy and beautifully decorated. We can recommend this place more than 100% !

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 December 2014

We were upgraded to a Moroccan suite for our two night visit to celebrate our Ruby wedding anniversary for which we were very grateful. It's a wonderful location and all the staff try their best to make it a memorable experience. It is a very very romantic place, perfect for couples on honeymoon or those wanting a special treat.

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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 30 November 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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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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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 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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  • 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: $355 - $549 (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
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Knysna
#7 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
#9 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
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