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About Forest Edge - Nature-lovers Retreat

Situated off the beaten track and located on the outskirts of the Indigenous Knysna Forest, Forest Edge - Nature-lovers Retreat offers a tranquil haven for nature lovers seeking privacy and comfort on the Garden Route.

There are five fully furnished cottages accommodating up to five guests each. Each cottage has two bedrooms, a private bathroom and an outdoor shower. Guests can relax in the Victorian-style bath while enjoying the sound of forest life outside.

Each cottage has an open-plan living room which consists of a dining area and a comfortable lounge. There is also a fully equipped kitchen available for all your self-catering needs. Guests can unwind on the veranda with a sundowner, or enjoy a delicious braai under a clear star-filled sky.

Guests can spend their days taking leisurely walks in the forest, or by exploring the many mountain-bike trails. Secluded rock pools and picnic spots are perfect for couples looking for a romantic afternoon pastime. Return to the comfort of the cottage to curl up in front of the fireplace with a book, or to relax on the porch while watching the fireflies.

Spa: There are several therapists in the area offering a range of massage services right there in the privacy of your cottage. Advance booking is essential. Ideal after a walk or cycle in the forest, or just to unwind.

Family friendly: Safe outdoors with jungle gym, ponds, pet donkeys, chickens, visiting monkeys and bushbuck. Kids love to run around freely when not on an outings to the Beach, Jubilee Creek, wildlife parks and more. Slow down and re-connect.

Romantic: Forest Edge is a very popular honeymoon venue where value-for-money and our mid-week special Honeymoon Package meet an award-winning, private and tranquil forest cottage. Enquire now for the best honeymoon package available for your dates.


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking
  • Cosy
  • Romantic
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.


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Important Information

• A 50% non-refundable deposit on booking is required. The balance becomes payable 10 days before the arrival date;
• We require a minimum of 2 nights stay, 3 nights during festivals and school holidays and 7 nights in December/January peak period;
• Check-in on Sunday, single night stays (at our discretion) and arrival after 8 pm (where...
• A 50% non-refundable deposit on booking is required. The balance becomes payable 10 days before the arrival date;
• We require a minimum of 2 nights stay, 3 nights during festivals and school holidays and 7 nights in December/January peak period;
• Check-in on Sunday, single night stays (at our discretion) and arrival after 8 pm (where we were able to assist) each incurs a surcharge;
• Long weekends cannot be broken up, i.e. must be taken as a unit.
• We regret we do not cater for check-in/out on public holidays;
• Any small change in booking dates/terms/persons etc. we may allow at our discretion and will incur a R 2 00.00 admin fee;
• Any part of any refund we may decide to make (at our sole discretion) is subject to a R 5 00.00 cancellation fee
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Reviews for Forest Edge - Nature-lovers Retreat

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Lenette Morris, South Africa
19 January 2016

If you have not been at Forest Edge, you have been nowhere.This is a piece of paradise some humans have not found yet to mess up. The cottages are Devine. Clean and well stocked. I stayed in Froggy pond and the tranquil view from your front porch is amazing. My business trip to the area felt like a holiday.Paul is so professional and knowledgable about nature, we even went frog hunting at the pond. 2 cm little frogs with the biggest voices. So cute. This place is definitely to be recommended and I hope to bring hubby for a visit.Stunning, place and thanx for the effort of the water conservatio...
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Amorette Coetzee, South Africa
02 May 2012

What a lovely stay! Thank you so much for your attentiveness, and wonderful service! Our children had a wonderful time and we had the time to unwind and relax! Thank you so much, we are looking forward to our next visit. Highly recommended!

Nicole Maister, South Africa
14 January 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our 10-day stay. Everything is immaculate. Our cottage was serviced daily, to a very high standard. It was great for our toddler daughter, who spend the majority of her time on the stoep. It's very private but also very comfortably homely. The staff are incredibly personable and try really hard to assist your every need.It definitely is in nature but close enough to be able to explore around the area, from Sedgefield to Plettenberg Bay. We'll be back.

Claudia Martini, South Africa
09 December 2010

A lovely atmosphere to enjoy a relaxed time surrounded by nature. Thank you for your warm hospitality.

Rachel Johnson, South Africa
04 August 2010

We went to Forest Edge to rejuvenate and that we certainly did. The location, the donkeys, the peacefulness - it was all fantastic. What a wonderful experience.

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Forest Edge - Nature-lovers Retreat Map

Forest Edge - Nature-lovers Retreat is 16.8km from the centre of Knysna , the nearest airport 62.5km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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