Forest Edge Retreat Knysna
Western Cape

Accommodation South Africa

Situated off the beaten track, quietly nestling in the expansive Millwood Indigenous Knysna Forest, Forest Edge offers a haven for nature-loving families, stressed-out city-dwellers, adventurers & honeymooners. Each fully equipped 2-bedroomed gold-mining style cottage houses up to 5 persons. Forest Edge, with its little extras and personal touches, offers a memorable and affordable break-away experience to remember. Enjoy an emerald day on Forest walks, picnics or biking trails, lazing in a hammock or at the beach, or on an adventure activity or trip to Knysna town (20 leisurely minutes away). After a refreshing hot-water outdoor shower or relaxing indoor bath, mellow out on the verandah with sundowners. Watch a bushbuck or baboon family drink at the dam. Light a braai (barbeque) under the stars to the chorus of frogs; flitting fireflies and evocative nightjars add to the enchantment. In winter, enjoy a book or video in front of a cozy log-fire.

The 3 fully equipped self-catering Victorian style cottages are identical in layout. Each cottage is equipped for a maximum of 5 persons. The cottages are aptly named Fire Fly, Froggy Pond and Field Mouse. The shaded verandah has a table and chairs and overlooks the private barbeque area, with a grid. Fire wood is provided in a large chest.

Forest Edge - Activities & Adventure

On site:
  • Delight in bird- and game-watching, it is a nature-lover's heaven!
  • Enjoy an in-cottage professional massage (or related treatments)
  • Relax while your kids explore Forest Edge & the Jungle Gym in safety
  • Feed or brush host tame Pet Donkeys (Hansel & Gretel)
  • Explore Forest Edge, exclusive Forest walks & Woodcutters Graves
  • Mountain bike on and around the property
  • Laze in a sheltered hammock or braai/picnic next to the pond
  • Have sundowners on the verandah or star-gaze at the night sky
  • Share a cozy log fire, watch a video or read or sleep or do nothing...
Approximately 10 minutes walk/drive away:
  • Bathe in a secluded rock pool in a crisp, clear Forest stream (or 30min walk to magnificent Drupkelders' rock pools & waterfalls)
  • Horse-ride
  • Experience a unique, healing Forest massage in a Forest setting
  • Swim or canoe at "The Drift "
  • Explore the Bushpig Design Studio, Screenprinting Workshop & shop
  • Get active on the Woodcutter hiking trail or Homtini cycle route
  • Savour the most mouth watering buffet in the Cape, at Totties' Eatery
  • Watch the rugby at the historic Portland Manor's quaint pub
20 minutes' plus drive away:
  • The spotless & safe Buffels' Bay Beach (& bypass peak season traffic!)
  • Forest Canopy tours, sea kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, golf
  • Knysna's sea food restaurants, waterfront, movie house, shops/curios
  • The Outeniqua Choo-Choo - last remaining steam train service
  • Luxury Ferry boat rides to the Featherbed Private Nature Reserve
  • Whale and Dolphin Ocean tours, or sea/lagoon fishing
  • Fresh variety at Sedgefield's Farmer's Market (not to be missed!)
  • Picnic at Jubilee Creek, where gold used to be panned
  • Millwood museum, tea garden and gold mining tours
  • Outeniqua Hiking Trail or Professionally guided birding- / eco-trail
  • Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary or Knysna Elephant Park for day trips.

Accommodation type

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
 Cottage Facilities provided:
  • Private outdoor double hot-water shower at EACH cottage
  • Park right next to your cottage, in a safe environment
  • Bedding, linen and bathing towels
  • A fridge with freezer compartment
  • A stove with oven plus a microwave oven
  • TV 1/2/3 and ETV plus a video machine
  • A small library of books and videos in each cottage
  • Daily Cleaning Services can be arranged for a negligible surcharge
  • Heaters/fans
  • A Hammock for secluded, shady lazing
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Rates per room per night, specials, seasons, meals, children policy: on request

Contact & reservations:

To book:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates

Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.

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