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Hartenbos, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Having travelled extensively in South Africa looking for a real gem for a quick breakaway close enough to our hometown of Hartenbos, South Africa, friends suggested Forest Edge in the late 90's.There-after we have visited it a couple of times and had a great time. However on our latest visit we were amazed and pleasantly surprised with the upgrades and...

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 31 March 2013

It is rare to find a place where the owner is so personally involved and passionate about their business. When you arrive you feel like a old friend coming for a visit and all the little touches make the cottage feel like a home. Things like a comprehensive set of information brochures, clear and detailed information on what to do...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We do not have enough words to describe our amazing stay at Forest Edge!!!! This was the last stretch of our honeymoon and we could not have ended it off at a more amazing place. Ronel takes care of every need - we were spoiled with champagne, chocolates and a basket with goodies. The cottage was beautiful - we loved...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Forest Edge is awesome in any way. A perfect place to take a break from your every day's life. Very friendly people, very friendly pets and farm animals all around, wildlife to watch from your stoep, clean cottages with excellent beds, everything well planned and prepared even in details. An eco-friendly piece of paradise in the Knysna forest - this...

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 26 March 2013

There is something for everyone at Forest Edge - our (nearly) teenaged son spent many hours happily 'hammocking' on the stoep, either reading or BBM'ing (he was happy to report good cellphone signal!) - he tumbled out mostly to feed the chickens or to duck away from the little bats at dusk; and we all loved the beautiful walks literally...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 26 March 2013

Amazing place, with friendly staff:) Was definitely a very pleasant stay!! Very close to Knysna so there is lots to do. The forest walk is a great experience and I recommend having a swim in the dark fresh water :)!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 23 March 2013

It has taken us almost a year to write about this amazing spot, but we think it shows just what an impression it left on us! Forest Edge is the most beautiful spot - in the forest yet close enough to town as well. It is wonderfully peaceful and one is encouraged to explore the property by way of paths...

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Hermanus
Reviewed 22 March 2013

If you ever get the urge for a break - away from the hustle and bustle of city life - this is the perfect spot. Imagine dead silence except for birds chirping, the odd cow mooing and the odd monkey screeching........no city related sounds!! The cottages are set on the edge of the Knysna forest where you can settle on...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 11 March 2013

I have been back to Forest Edge twice and will hopefully return again soon. It has to be one of my favourite holiday spots. On the doorstep of Millwood forest makes it a fantastic location for those that love nature. Kids also had a great time looking for animals and frogs in the 'Froggy Pond'!

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 11 March 2013

When we planned our honeymoon, we wanted to stay somewhere in nature, but have the luxury of our home. We got all that at Forest Edge. We stayed for 8 glorious days, travelled the whole of Knysna area, doing 3 day hikes, seeing wolfs(real wolfs in South Africa), went to Buffelo Bay daily and jumped out of trees on our...

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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
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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 - $167 (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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