Escape to paradise at Forest Edge

Forest Edge

Knysna is the heart of the Garden Route, with its lush greenery and beautiful blue flag beaches, there is much you will find to love about the town. When it comes to finding the perfect accommodation to escape to in Knysna you won’t find one as close to paradise as Forest Edge.

At Forest Edge you will find accommodation that is perfect for Honeymooners, families, romantic couples and of course, nature lovers. You can explore the breath-taking attractions of the area from the rock pools to the abundant bird life, and feel the worries of life simply melt away.

Forest Edge has won a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor every year since 2014.

Luxury & tranquil accommodation at Forest Edge

There are five different self-catering cottages to choose from, each perfectly designed for families, friends or couples to enjoy and get the most out of their visit.

Two of the cottages are Standard Cottages, while the other three are Luxury Cottages.

“We had a really nice stay at Forest Edge. The Cottages are very nice with a big garden and clear skies at night. We were using the braai and it’s a short drive to Knysna where you can find the best oysters. It’s highly recommended to stay some days at Forest Edge if you want to relax and enjoy a quiet place on the Garden Route.” – Andy TripAdvisor.

The Standard Cottages

Forest Edge cottage

The Standard Cottages are fully-equipped Woodcutter Cottages accommodations situated in the Knysna Forest. Impeccably maintained and furnished, these cottages allow you to truly immerse yourself in the wild forests of Knysna.

The Standard Cottages have two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds that are fitted with quality linen. The bathrooms have a Victorian bath tub with a separate toilet and have a fantastic secluded hot-water outdoor shower.

The kitchens are fully-equipped with a microwave, fridge, stove, crockery and cutlery as well as braai utensils. An outdoor braai in the private patio is the perfect place to cook a traditional South African cookout while sipping a sundowner and gazing at the star dazzled South African sky.

The living room has a ceiling fan, TV with DVD player, a library with a wide selection of books, and a comfortable fireplace to warm up during the cold nights.

Rates at the Standard Cottage are R490 per person, per night.

“Absolutely loved my stay here and Being so close to the indigenous forest with its beauty and lovely walks is an added bonus. Highly recommended for the person who wishes to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life.” – Rose TripAdvisor.

The Luxury Cottages

Forest Edge bedroom

The Luxury Cottages have everything you would expect from a luxury self-catering accommodation. The Main bedroom has a Queen-sized bed and the second bedroom has two single beds. The bathrooms have a Victorian bath tub, separate toilet and a secluded hot-water outdoor shower.

Only two of the Luxury Cottages come with an en-suite bathroom with a shower.

The kitchens are fully-equipped with a microwave, fridge, stove, crockery and cutlery as well as braai utensils. A braai is available on the private patio with comfortable patio furniture and relaxing hammocks.

The Luxury Cottages have a spacious living room with a closed fireplace, ceiling fan, TV with DStv and a DVD player and a library of books to enjoy.

Wi-Fi access is available exclusively in the Luxury Cottages.

Rates at the Luxury Cottages range from R600 per person, per night.

Plenty of fun activities to enjoy for couples & families

Forest Edge dining

Forest Edge is ideally located so that you won’t have to travel very far to enjoy all the fun and entertaining activities in the Knysna area. All kinds of fun activities to explore in Knysna are just a short trip away.

Families travelling with children will be able to enjoy the on-site Jungle Gym, splash pool and variety of animals wandering the area. Guests can also enjoy a professional massage, the Forest Facing Meditation Corner, mountain biking as well as hiking and running routes through the forest.

A new addition to Forest Edge is the Lily Pond Deck which serves up a traditional breakfast. As Forest Edge is traditionally a self-catering venue, guest must call to make a booking if they are interested in trying out the breakfast served at the Lily Pond Deck.

At the Lily Pond Deck, you can enjoy a hearty traditional breakfast while enjoying the views of the lily pad covered lake as the sun rises higher in the sky.

To find out more about what Forest Edge has to offer, call them on 082 456 1338 or email today. Visit their website at

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Expensive is not always better.  Our team at Home Food and Travel will tell you that they have camped in areas with limited ablutions and had a wonderful holiday.  They have also spent a night in a five star hotel only to be disappointed because their expectations exceeded the experience.

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No matter that the food is delicious and the setting delightful, poor service can ruin the occasion.  However, great service combined with mediocre meal and a plane jane restaurant can still be a pleasant night out.

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A small, personal spa that is owner run can result in the best massage you have ever experienced.  However, the grand spas in five star hotels offer unsurpassed facilities in an environment that just makes the stress in your shoulders and neck melt away before you even finish checking in.


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