Knysna Accommodation at Fern Gully Accommodation Garden Route
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  • Property TypeResort
  • Guests17
  • Rooms/Units5
  • Minimum Stay2 Nights

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  • Listed on since April 2000

Fern Gully is a highly recommended property providing self catering in Knysna for tourists visiting the Garden Route region.

About Fern Gully

Fern Gully is 18kms outside Knysna on the Rheenendal Road to the historical Millwood Goldmine and Jubilee Creek in a rural, plantation forested area in the Garden Route. Enjoy the serenity of the country and the bird-life in their natural habitat. Forest walks and horse trails are nearby and the beach is a short drive away.

The gully that gave the farm its name runs through the bottom half of the land and the cabins, being built on stilts at the edge of the gorge, give the impression and ambiance of being in the tree tops. They are so positioned as to provide maximum seclusion and privacy and each cabin's deck faces its own view through the trees.


The cabins are uniquely different and each one has its own distinct appeal. They are fully furnished and equipped for self-catering in the Garden Route and braai facilities are on the deck. As well as an indoor shower, each cabin has its own outside hot and cold shower.

Owl Cabin (sleeps 2):
Owl Cabin is fully equipped and furnished for self-catering ease. There is a braai on the deck and a special feature of the cabin is an additional outside hot and cold shower. It is a 2 berth cabin, very popular with honeymooners. Positioned in such a way as to provide optimum privacy and seclusion as possible.

Hoopoe Cabin (sleeps 2):
More spacious than Owl Cabin, Hoopoe Cabin is decorated in the colours of the beautiful Hoopoe and its outdoor shower has an even more spectacular view of the forest.

Coucal Cabin (sleeps 4-6):
Coucal Cabin has two double bedrooms, one being a small cosy dormer room upstairs with a large picture window and one twin. It has a spacious living-room and open-plan kitchen and a spacious deck with braai facilities. Ceiling fans cool the rooms in summer. The cabin has a special atmosphere in winter when the trees are dripping with rain and the mists are rolling through the gully.

Porcupine Cabin (sleeps 2-4):
Porcupine Cabin has an ensuite bedroom and a double sleeper-couch in the sitting-room so can sleep 4 but it is designed as a 2 berth cabin.

Fern Cabin
Fern Cabin has an ensuite bedroom and a double sleeper couch in a spacious, open plan sitting room with a wrap around deck overlooking a small pond and is surrounded by indigenous bush.


Forest Horse Trails - 1 or 2 hour trails through the forest. Walking and bike trails in the Goudveld Reserve - 15 minutes drive from Fern Gully. Picnic sites at Jubilee Creek. Rheenendal Road is on the Arts and Crafts Route and leads to the scenic Homtini Pass drive.


• Linen Supplied
• Towels Supplied
• Dishcloths Supplied
• Microwave in Unit
• Safe Open Parking
• Braai (BBQ) Facilities
• Supermarket on Site
• DVD player in each cabin for movie watching
• Tea and coffee making facilities
• Bar Fridge in Unit
• Walks
• Hikes
• Horse Riding
• Birdwatching
• Pets by arrangement
• Babies and toddlers by arrangement

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom (shared)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Cleaning materials supplied
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • DVD player
  • Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Heater(s)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Kitchen (fully equipped)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Pets allowed (by arrangement)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Smoking: none indoors

Food & Drink

  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Room service


  • Free Wi-Fi
fluentsome understanding

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Owl Cabin

An intimate wooden cabin tucked amongst the trees to provide optimum privacy - Owl Cabin is a perfect honeymoon getaway.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Hoopoe Cabin

Set amongst the trees providing total privacy and seclusion. A perfect romantic getaway.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: not allowed in this room type

Porcupine Cabin

En-suite bedroom and open-plan kitchen/sitting-room leading onto a deck surrounded by trees.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 3 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Fern Cabin

En-suite bedroom and a double-sleeper in a spacious sitting-room. Wrap around deck/ entertainment area.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 4 guests (max 4 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Coucal Cabin

Family cabin with an open-plan kitchen/sitting-room. Two bedrooms downstairs, one with a double bed, the other with two single bunk beds. A dormer bedroom upstairs with a double bed and a loo cubicle. Deck entertainment, braai area.

Qty: 1
Sleeps: 6 guests (max 6 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

9 Reviews from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewvery good

Great rustic venue, situated in woods and close enough to Knysna and beach at Buffels. The Owl suite was equipped with microwave, braai, 2 plate stove and barfridge. Noted that the other units were bigger with bigger fridges, so will take one of those in future

January 2019

Richard Gordon (Magaliesig)

Verified reviewvery good

Very Nice place

March 2018

Hannes Vosloo (Port Elizabeth)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome, parents should note that the cabins are on stilts with a 2-bar railing around the deck and the bathrooms only have showers, so the cabins are perhaps not baby and toddler friendly.

Closest airport(s)Plettenberg Bay Airport - 36km
George Airport - 60km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00 to 17h00
Check-out by 10h00

Exceptions to check-in/out times during Low Season may be arranged, please enqurie.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyEFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since April 2000

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