Forest Edge Nature Lovers' Retreat in Knysna South Africa
Forest Edge Nature Lovers' Retreat Knysna South Africa Private Cottages Lodgings Accommodations
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Contact: Ronel Pieterse

Onsite Managers: Keith and Vivien

Cottages: 3 (for up to 5 persons each)

Address: Farm 118, Edge of Millwood Forest, Knysna, South Africa

Mailing Address: PO Box 340, Rheenendal, 6576 South Africa

Telephone: +27 (0)82 456 1338

Fax: 086 613 7819 (SA only)

Activities/Attractions: Knysna is one of the Southern Cape coast's best known holiday destinations, situated between lush forests and the shores of the peaceful lagoon - it offers many activities and attractions of a wide variety. The most well known attraction is the heads - two great sandstone cliffs guarding the mouth of the lagoon which connects the estuary with the sea.

Knysna has many attractions in the surrounding area as well, one of the most spectacular being the Knysna Forest, which is still evident in many places within the town as well. The forest is vast and extremely dense in places making it impenetrable.

  • Unwind on spectacular forest walking or mountain biking trails
  • Have a romantic picnic next to your cottage or next to a secluded forest rock pool
  • Laze away in a sheltered hammock
  • Enjoy Knysna town (multiple winner of SA's Town of the Year award)
  • Adventure activities
  • Spotless, sunny, safe beaches a leisurely 20 minutes away
  • Take an outdoor hot water shower on your return from the beach

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Forest Edge Retreat Knysna South Africa

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Knysna South Africa

General Information: Forest Edge Nature Lovers' Retreat in Knysna, South Africa is an AA Highly Recommended self-catering resort: romantic, safe, tranquil and off the beaten track ... nestled on the edge of the Millwood Indigenous Forest - a forest rich in exotic story.

Forest Edge is a treasure chest for nature-loving families, stressed-out city-dwellers, adventurers and honeymooners alike.

The 3 fully equipped self-catering Victorian style cottages are identical in layout. The shaded verandah has a table and chairs and overlooks the private barbeque area, with a grid and firewood is provided in a large chest.

The cottages, aptly named Froggy Pond, FireFly and Field Mouse, sleep up to 5 persons each and offer extras like:

  • A cozy fireplace
  • Outside braai
  • TV/video
  • A small library of books & videos
  • A microwave

As you open the front door, you will be charmed by:

  • A welcoming open-plan lounge/dining/kitchen area
  • A cozy fireplace (with bucket of firewood)
  • A short passage leads to the 2 bedrooms and bathroom/toilet
  • The main bedroom contains a double bed
  • The second bedroom contains 2 single beds
  • A cot and/or extra mattress can be provided on request
  • The old-fashioned bathroom has a bath and basin
  • The toilet is separate

After an emerald day, mellow with sundowners on the verandah and watch a bushbuck or baboon family come to the dam to drink. Marvel at the birdlife (including the magnificent Knysna Loerie). Braai under the stars to the chorus of frogs. Flitting fireflies and the evocative calls of nightjars add to the enchantment. 

Payment Accepted: Cash or bank transfer; Credit cards accepted ONLY for booking deposit from non-South Africans.

Rates: (Prices quoted in RSA Rand).

R300-800/night/cottage