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Pretoria
Reviewed 26 June 2013

It is located in a very scenic area just outside Knysna on the edge of the forest. The service is excellent and very friendly. The cottages provide for wonderful privacy and it is so nice and peaceful and quiet - wonderful just to wind down and enjoy nature. Everything you need is provided, even dvds to watch and books to...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 25 June 2013

First class affordable accommodation with nothing lacking. Located on the edge of the forest it is the perfect breakaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. Private, quiet and peaceful. A perfect retreat for nature lovers.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Winter vibes with a cast iron fireplace, friendly staff and the beautiful knysna forest could you ask for anything more? The cheap firewood made a difference. Hansel and Gretel were really cute as well as the cat that came to visit. Not sure it's name. Highly recommended... just out of knysna town. We'll be back!

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 11 June 2013

It was almost fun to hear my city-dwelling, well-traveled son remark: "Mom, 5 minutes after we asked for 4 late-order bags of firewood, they were on our stoep! Now that's service and it’s done with warmth and friendliness. The 5 wood & iron cottages (3 of which the family occupied) reminded us of a bygone era of peace and quiet...

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 10 June 2013

the quaint little cottage, with all necessary amenities catered for, located at the edge of the lush forest and teaming with birdlife, makes for a cozy, comfortable stay that left us feeling peaceful and revitalised. for the active and adventurous, there are an array of activities nearby to keep you busy, and if like us your goal is simply to...

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Thank Nimiety
Reviewed 5 June 2013

The forest edge team are friendly and always on hand with anything you need. They take special care of each and every guest as well as their individual needs. Beautiful layout and in a tranquil area. Perfect getaway from the stress of city life. An expierence not too be missed!

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Thank Schultates
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 June 2013

An impeccably kept, immaculate and extraordinarily well run get away. Ronel is like an old friend and her attention to detail runs through every single aspect of the cabins. A pleasure to stay there . Abundant walks and nature excursions in the magnificent indigenous forest make for an idyllic time away.

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Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 3 June 2013

We will be coming back soon again.The accommodation made us feel at home and the scenery and feel of the place was just amazing. The people were friendly and helped you were they can and i would recommend the forest edge resort to everyone.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 1 June 2013

A real gem of a find. Nature-lover's dream and just really special. The atmosphere and hospitality created by Mark and Ronél is really special. Accommodation is simple yet well kept and definitely everything that you need. If you truly want a break, this is it. Absolutely exceeded expectations and highly recommended.

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Edenvale
Reviewed 22 May 2013

We were warmly welcomed by Ronel and the security measures explained to us. Foxglove cottage was well equipped and we fell in love with it at first sight. the fireplace was set and fire wood supplied for the first night. All information about the history of the area,activities and places of interest to visit was available. We enjoyed the afternoons...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • 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: $95 - $166 (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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