Welcome to SafariNow. Get off your accommodation booking by paying with the voucher code before .

Terms & conditions apply.

About Forest Valley Cottages

Honeymoon, casual luxury, romantic hideaways available for you to consider. Built at treetop height, all have awesome amphitheatre views of the deep indigenous forest, valleys and mountains surrounding Knysna.

The cottages are stylishly furnished with a natural contemporary feel. The rooms either have queen-size beds or double beds with quality linens, as well as a Jacuzzi/hydro-spa bath, one room has a hydro tub, opens to the gorgeous view from the deck.

We supply invigorating bath goodies and lots of candles for you to use; bubble away and sip on some champagne or wine brought to you. There are also showers in some of the en-suite bathrooms.

The lounges have wood-burning fireplaces, and wood is placed on the deck for purchase. During winter, we supply firewood at R50 a grain sack full. DStv and CD players are provided in each cottage, and the kitchens are fully equipped for self-catering, including microwaves, small ovens and fridge-freezers.

Some units have private courtyards and lapas, where you can really enjoy the forest night calls. All have private decks with tables and chairs, to enjoy the awesome views.

There is also a plunge pool to use in the muggy weather, with all-around seating and overlooking the magnificent views. More braai areas are sited here if you want to make a day of it.

The housekeepers service the cottages midway into your stay, where they will make beds, wash dishes, and clean Weber barbecues and fireplaces; towels are changed every second day. This excludes Sundays and public holidays.

A winter special runs from May to June, July 15 to 30 July and throughout August. We are on the Cape Town side of Knysna, the lovely forested side. Forrest Valley Cottages are situated 12 kilometres out of Knysna and 15 kilometres from the centre of town, close to beaches and forests, it is private and safe.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 11 hours
  • Minimum stay: 2 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 15 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi/Hot-tub
  • Romantic
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Our views and cottage services are all intact and were not affected by the fury of the fire that swept through the area

Availability and pricing

Please enter dates to receive pricing

Reviews for Forest Valley Cottages

15 guest reviews Reviews of

5 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Helene Joubert
14 August 2018

We had a wonderful stayu in Hillside Forest Valley Cottage. The setting and location is not only magnificent but very convenient. We had wonderful meals at Totties, drove through the magical Phantom Pass and visited not only Knysna but also Sedgefield markets and local farms with wonderfull produce, all within a 10 minute drive. That however said, the highlight was evenings spend in front of the fire place. This is an ideal setting to find yourself. It feels like home and you will never want to leave.

Yentl Simpson
20 July 2018

The best stay we've had in forever. Love the peacefulness of the forest and the relaxation that comes with it. I really can't think of any better destination to spend our honeymoon. Thank you, Mark and staff. You are the best. Can't wait to go again!

Hanna Dinger
12 January 2018

Beautiful place. What a view....!! This cottage is an amazing getaway for everyone looking for a bit of serenity away from the crowds. The cottage is beautifully decorated with lots of attention to the detail and it has everything needed for a pleasant stay (cooking facilities, barbecue, bathtub, television).It is also close to Knysna and to some beautiful hiking trails. We would definitely come back.

Meagan Ohlson, South Africa
07 February 2017

We went away for our honeymoon. It was exactly what we needed to relax and just enjoy the beautiful scenery. We loved the peace and quietness about the place. We will definitely be back. Lee and Meagan

Dewald Venter, South Africa
01 December 2015

Baie lekker plek.  Love die view en kaggel en bad.  Kon nie vir beter plek gevrae het nie. Baie dankie

Show More Reviews

Forest Valley Cottages Map

Click to interact with the map
Click to display the map
Forest Valley Cottages is 0.6km from the centre of Phantom Acres , the nearest airport 66.9km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Phantom Acres

Skydive Knysna

(4 km from Phantom Acres)

Take to the skies on an epic journey up to 10 000 ft and live life at 220 km/h. Tandem skydive over the awesomeness of the world famous coastal town of Knysna.

Simola Spa

(5.3 km from Phantom Acres)

Simola Spa offers a wide choice of body and face treatments, expertly and sensitively administered by trained therapists in one of four private treatment rooms. Simola offers a luxurious and exotic ritual in the Rasoul Room as one of our Signature...

Simola Golf Course

(6.1 km from Phantom Acres)

One of South Africa's best golfing destinations, Simola boasts overwhelming views and an outstanding Jack Nicklaus Signature course. Breathtaking vistas of the Knysna Heads on one side and the Knysna River on the other make it difficult to focus on...

Tonquani Spa

(6.4 km from Phantom Acres)

Tonquani means “Beautiful Place”. The surrounding mountains, lush vegetation and soothing sound of flowing water reflects the promise Tonquani offers her guests: Peace, tranquillity and total relaxation, reminding you that there are things more...