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About Peace of Eden Eco Vegan Lodge

We are the first totally Vegan/Vegetarian Backpacker in SA ( which means no meat on the property) so be prepared to be a veghead when staying with us. You can go self-cater or eat in with us as we do serve delicious vegan meals, you can also pop down to the beach or river for good local cuisine. We are only  five minutes off the N2, a few minutes before you get to Knysna Town and we are a perfect stop over if travelling up to Addo National Park or the Wild Coast AND a magical base to chill and stay a while whilst exploring the Garden Route, Tsitsikamma & Natures Valley. 

We have a Bali style honesty bar with organic wines and locally brewed beers and serve the most delicious decadent vegan meals. We have had 5 star reviews and our breakfasts are legendary. 

While the wildlife will mostly do the entertaining, you might be lucky enough to arrive whilst some of SA’s top musicians record in our award winning music studio with producer Howard Butcher and during the summer season months you can enjoy our sunset soirées with some awesomely creative, talented singer-song writers. If natures’ more your thing, you can slow down and do yoga or meditate in an enchanting forest glade or on our jetty over the lily pond, then meander along our magical forest walks rounding off your day with cuddling and feeding our retired horses a carrot or two. 

If adventures are what you are looking for, book a guided tour or go on our Ancient Elephant Forest & Mountain Hike with our legendary nature guide. Alternatively we can book you a multitude of adventure activities like sandboarding, kayaking, mountain biking, bungee jumping, paragliding, surfing or any other adventure you wish to experience, all are a mere 10 minutes to an hour away. Book our shuttle to take you from here to anywhere!

Be it a night or a week, if you are a bunny hugger or a nature lover you will love being at Peace of Eden.

Wedding Venues: we offer weddings in eco natural beautiful surroundings under a large sand coloured nomadic tent, and a draped 'chapel' on a timber deck in the forest or under a draped gazebo in front of the lotus lily pond. we offer a full wedding planning package.


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Please contact Peace of Eden once you have your confirmation from Safarinow, so we can confirm your booking directly to avoid double bookings.

Availability and pricing

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  • Forest Edge Campsite Sleeps 5 Includes: Self-catering Rooms / Units: 6 The Eco Forest Edge and Paddock Campites have no electricity. We have six informal sites for real nature lovers. There... see more
    from R350 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • Bodhi Barn Cabin Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering A rustic timber Barn converted to a open plan loft syle Cabin, sleeping 6 in 2 bedrooms and a large bed alcove, has a... see more
        from R550 Room rate
        • Adults
          • Sunbird Barn Cabin Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Bottle brush tree’s surround and sun birds abound – Part of the rustic Timber Barn – This little Cabin is tucked away... see more Features:  Double beds, En-suite, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge
            from R750 Room rate
            • Adults
              • Mystic Moon Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Forest Tent – Hiding away between fynbos and fields, experience a bygone era in this retro canvas tent on a timber deck... see more Features:  Single beds
                from R750 Room rate
                • Adults
                  • Morning Star Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Forest Tent – Tucked in amongst the forest ferns, experience a bygone era in this retro canvas tent on a timber deck in... see more Features:  Single beds
                    from R750 Room rate
                    • Adults
                      • Firefly Sleeps 2 Includes: Room Only Forest canopy Tent – High above in amongst the forest tree’s, experience a bygone era in this retro canvas tent. With... see more Features:  Single beds
                        from R750 Room rate
                        • Adults
                          • Marimba Woodcutter Cottage Marimba Woodcutter Cottage Sleeps 2 Includes: Self-catering Woodcutter cottages - has dbl a bedroom, bathroom, galley kitchen, open plan lounge leading onto a timber deck overlooki... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, Double beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Bunk beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
                            from R850 Room rate
                            • Adults
                              • Gwendolyn's Glade Cottage Gwendolyn's Glade Cottage Sleeps 3 Includes: Self-catering A charming cosy double storey, idela for 2 people with loft bedroom upstairs, lounge with fireplace, (twin bed at end... see more Features:  Twin beds, Queen beds, Local channels, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, Queen beds, Local channels, Private bathroom, Fireplace, Balcony/patio, Upstairs, Self-catering, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Bar Fridge, Wi-Fi, No Smoking in Rooms, Dam views
                                from R1200 Room rate
                                • Adults

                                  Reviews for Peace of Eden Eco Vegan Lodge

                                  21 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                  Vanessa Rossouw, South Africa
                                  20 January 2014

                                  Peace of Eden retreat was very clean and well kept. We went just before the busy season so we were 1 of two couples at the retreat.The accommodation, ablution facilities and kitchen setups were all very nice, but the one thing that did bother us a little bit was that we felt like we were camping in someone's backyard (albeit a big backyard). I suppose it works for some people and that's cool. But I'm afraid we won't be going back there.

                                  Andre Thome, South Africa
                                  14 January 2014

                                  After the lovely pictures that we were sent of the cottage, I was very disappointed.Unfortunately the bed wasn't very comfortable and sagged in the middle which we fixed by putting blankets under the mattress. The water was brown, which I feel they could have mentioned on the net. It did not have a pleasant odour to it. The shower bubbled and made strange sounds every time the neighbours showered. The hot plate did not work, but that was replaced for us, but a little too late. Unfortunately, the unit needs some tender loving care before they let it out again. It has a lot of potential as...
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                                  Heinrich Hellmann, South Africa
                                  13 January 2014

                                  We enjoyed our stay at Peace of Eden and do not have complaints. It was nice waking up with the noise of all the birds. Maybe one small complaint - the mattress I slept on was like sleeping on a table.

                                  susan bartlett, South Africa
                                  08 January 2013

                                  Excellent facility highly recommended. Truley peace of eden. Will return.

                                  Grant Wreyford, South Africa
                                  06 January 2013

                                  My family really enjoyed ourselfs and would recommend this place to friends and family.

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                                  Peace of Eden Eco Vegan Lodge Map

                                  Peace of Eden Eco Vegan Lodge is 2km from the centre of Phantom Acres , the nearest airport 65km (George Airport).
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