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    The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve

    27 Phantom River Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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    Reviewed 1 June 2015

    We found the dinner B&B at Phontom Forest to be a unique & pleasant experience. The food quality was excellent & service very good. Apart from a few minor maintenance niggles, like a loose basin mixer on one handwash basin & toilet roll holder near...More

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    Response from PhantomForest, Guest Relations Manager at The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve

    Thank you for your review on Phantom Forest. These problems have been looked into especially the matter of guest gratuities. We look forward to you visiting us in the future. Regards The Phantom team

    Reviewed 24 May 2015

    Absolutely stunning chalets nestled in indigenous forest -each far enough from the other for complete privacy. Chalets have all the creature comforts one could wish for. Staff professional and friendly and the highlight must be the 6-course dinner served by the chef and her team....More

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    Response from PhantomForest, Guest Relations Manager at The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve

    Thank you for your review on the Phantom Forest eco-lodge! We hope to host you again in the future. ~ The Phantom team!

    Reviewed 10 May 2015

    If there's a better hotel anywhere in the world, I'd like to see it. Phantom Forest would be an amazing hotel even without the trees. Incredibly beautiful suites; friendly, helpful staff; delicious food; I'd give this five stars even in the central business district. But...More

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    Reviewed 7 May 2015

    My husband and I treated ourselves to a mini break at the Phantom Forest for our wedding anniversary. The setting is beautiful, high up in the mountain in and amongst the trees on Knysna's Phantom Pass. Loved the Charlotte Rhys products so much that I...More

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    Reviewed 1 May 2015

    We stayed at The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve for two days on our honeymoon through South Africa. Absolutely amazing place with the most friendly staff! They made the room so nice and they really paid attention to the details. The food was amazing both breakfast and...More

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    About
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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Free Internet
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
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    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
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    • Pool
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    • Spa
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    • Price range
    • US$263 - US$404 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #3 Spa Hotel in Knysna
    • #7 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
    • #9 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
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    Robert C
    Hi folks, We are coming to stay with you between the 27th February/1st March on our honeymoon. We would be very happy for some suggestions for things to do that we could research prior to our arrival. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Kindest regards, Muir Clark
    18 January 2017|
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    Response from Catherine T | Reviewed this property |
    It is a lovely place for nature lover.. You will be totally "enchanté"....velvet Monkeys.. Lawries ..delicious food...and much more...a dream
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    Singy56
    Hi My husband & I are staying with you in November along with his sister & partner as we are celebrating our 25th Wedding anniversary. Just wondering re the massage do we have to book prior to arrival? So excited and looking forward to seeing you. Stella & Ian Singleton
    27 September 2016|
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    Response from SandySteyn |
    Hi Ian If you could please email me it is preferable to prebook treatments prior to arrival.
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    Biffo619
    Hi can you please contact me about any availability for 1-2 nights, one room this December.
    14 September 2016|
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    Response from SandySteyn |
    We do have availability please email me for more information email details on Website Kind regards Sandy
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