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Forest Edge cottages, Knysna, South Africa

Property type: Self - Catering Accommodation
Contact: Ronel Pieterse
Address: Farm 118, Edge of Indigenous Knysna Forest
City: Knysna
Postalcode: 6576
Phone: +27-82-4561338
Mobile: +27-82-4561338
Daily prices Lowest: 40.00EUR Highest: 100.00EUR
Weekly prices Lowest: 280.00EUR Highest: 700.00EUR

Experience TRANQUILITY, ROMANCE & PRIVACY in NATURE at the BEST self-catering cottages in South Africa (AA Travel Award Winner 3 years in a row now!!). Nature-lovers' retreat: birds, game, secluded rock pools, forest walks & biking trails. Sundowners with fireflies and cozy 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 & honeymooners. Each fully equipped 2-bedroomed 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(barbeque) under the stars; flitting fireflies and evocative nightjars add to the enchantment. In winter enjoy a book or movie by the cozy log-fire...

Cottage facilities:

There are 5 fully equipped 2-bedroomed gold-mining style cottages, aptly named Firefly, Froggy Pond, Fieldmouse, FoxGlove and Fairy Den. Each cottage houses up to 5 persons and offers the following accommodation: veranda with table & chairs that overlooks the private barbeque 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 & tv/video), Cozy fireplace; Main bedroom with Double bed, Second bedroom with 2 single beds (cot and extra mattress on request), victorian bath and basin (toilet separate). Linen and bathing towels are provided and cottages are serviced daily. Park right next to your cottage.


The jungle gym and our pet donkeys (Hansel & Gretel) delight the kids. No need to get bored: Stunning birdlife, Forest walks and biking trails (mountain bikes for hire), swimming at the 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.

Forest Edge is a popular honeymoon destination and we offer a variety of romantic add-ons, pamper hampers and picnic baskets and Honeymoon Packages - please enquire.

Since we are also on the doorstep of some of the best mountain biking trails in the area, we also offer special assistance and support for the mountain biking enthusiast.


From the N2 between Sedgefield & Knysna: About 1.5km west of the Knysna lagoon bridge, turn north onto the Rheenendal road. After 11.5km, just past the Rheenendal Petrol Station, turn right at the Bibby's Hoek sign. Follow the dirt road for 2.2km. Turn left at the intersection and continue for 1.5km. Forest Edge is the last property on this road: tranquility at its best! The dirt roads are quite passable even by small cars - if you have a very low/sports car or if you are especially concerned, please enquire about conditions.


LOW season (May-Aug, excl Low Peak): R540 per couple plus R80 per extra person per night.

MID season (Sep-Apr, excl Low Peak): R650 per couple plus R80 per extra person per night.

LOW PEAK (long weekends, school holidays and festivals): R810 per couple plus R80 per extra person per night.

PEAK season (early Dec - mid Jan): R890 per per couple plus R80 per extra person per night.

Please enquire as we may have a last-minute accommodation Knysna special running.

We also offer discounts on stays over 10 nights.

50% deposit required to secure booking; balance payable 10 days prior to arrival.

We look forward to providing you with a detailed quote :-)

Hotel facilities:
Car parking, Credit cards accepted, Fax service, Internet corner, Patio, Tourist information
Room facilities:
Full kitchen, Privat bathroom/ensuite, Refrigerator, TV
Knysna combines the very best of activities and attractions associated with water, forests; an award-winning South African town that is generally safe, clean and filled with interesting people. Knysna is in the heart of the famed and exquisitely beautiful Garden Route region and is best remembered for the Indigenous Forests and the "Heads" (large rock promontaries at the entrance to the estuary). There is truly enough to experience in and around Knysna, to keep a visitor fully engaged for at least 3 weeks; so whatever you do, do not skimp on the nights you book here!

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