Forest Edge Nature-lovers Retreat Self Catering in Knysna

Forest Edge Nature-lover's Retreat

Self Catering at Farm 118, Edge of the Knysna Forest, Rheenendal, Knysna, 6576, Garden Route, South Africa. Show on Map

About Forest Edge Nature-lover's Retreat

Experience tranquility, romance and privacy in nature at multi award winning self catering cottages. Nature-lovers' retreat: birds, game, secluded rock pools, forest walks and biking trails. Sun downers with fireflies and cosy log-fires. Experience the magic of the forest ...

Off the beaten track, quietly nestling in the Millwood Indigenous Knysna Forest, Garden Route, Western Cape: Forest Edge offers a self-catering vacation haven for nature-loving families, stressed-out city-dwellers, adventurers and honeymooners. Each fully equipped 2-bedroom cottage houses up to 5 persons. Forest Edge accommodation offers an authentic, memorable and affordable break-away holiday experience.

Experience an emerald day on forest walks, picnics or biking trail adventures, lazing in a hammock, or visit the beach or Knysna town (20min away). Rejuvenate in a hot-water outdoor shower or indoor bath. Mellow out on the chalet verandah, watching birds or buck drink at the dam. Light a braai (barbecue) under the stars; flitting fireflies and evocative night-jars add to the enchantment. In winter enjoy a book or movie by the cosy log-fire.


There are five fully equipped two-bedroom gold-mining style self catering cottages, aptly named Firefly, Froggy Pond, Fieldmouse, Fox Glove and Fairy Den. Each cottage accommodates up to five persons and offers the following accommodation: verandah with table and chairs that overlooks the private barbecue area; a private outdoor hot water double-shower; hammock; an open plan lounge / dining / kitchen (fridge with freezer, stove with oven plus extras like microwave and TV / DVD) and cosy fireplace. Some cottages also offer Free WiFi, DSTV, a Queen sized bed and more.

Main bedroom with Double bed or Queen bed, second bedroom with two single beds (cot and extra mattress on request), old-fashioned bath and basin (toilet separate). Linen and bathing towels are provided. Park right next to your cottage.

Please note that only kids over 12 years old are allowed in Superior Main House.


The jungle gym and our pet donkeys (Hansel and Gretel) delight the kids. No need to get bored: Stunning birdlife, forest walks and biking trails, swimming at the nearby beach or at Drupkelders rock pools, picnic at Jubilee Creek, nearby forest horse riding; fishing at The Drift or a host of adventure activities in the area (e.g. canopying, abseiling, ferry rides, whale and dolphin tours) and day trip options (e.g. Elephant Park, Monkeyland and more).

As an alternative to braaing under the stars there are wonderful country restaurants and tea gardens nearby, not to mention the award-winning Saturday Farmer’s Market and the restaurant selection in Knysna town.


• Winter Midweek Madness
• Weekend Extender (add on Sunday night)
• Pamper Hamper (yummy goodie-filled basket)
• Romantic Getaway Add-on Package (the ideal Honeymoon package kick starter)
• Mountain Biking Package (for adventurers-at-heart)

Please enquire for more info and a detailed quote.


AA Accommodation Awards - 2011 and 2012 Hall of Fame.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Area information booklet
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Children: cot, highchair, etc.
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Iron / trouser press
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Television (SABC, eTV only)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)
  • Video player

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (periodic)
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Tour assistance

Accreditations (as claimed by Forest Edge Nature-lover's Retreat)

Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA)

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -33.929508332666664
Longitude: 22.938583333

Closest airport(s)
George Airport - 68km
Plettenberg Bay Airport - 60km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 15h00
Check-out by 10h00

We regret no Sunday or Public Holiday Check-ins.

Listed on
October 2007 - 65 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

A must visit place; add at least a day or two more than your original planned duration. There is simply more to do than time allows and everything is of...

Renette and Francois Furstenburg, Pretoria Travellers' Rating


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