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Forest Edge is a private, tranquil, eco-friendly retreat nestled against an indigenous forest outside of Knysna. It features features barbecue facilities, a children’s playground and a lush garden.

The individually decorated cottages come with a terrace overlooking the garden and forest. It is equipped with a seating area, TV and DVD player, and fireplace. Each cottage has a private entrance and the bathroom includes a Victorian bath and outdoor hot water shower. Free WiFi and satellite TV are available in some units.

Forest Edge’s free-standing self-catering units have a kitchen containing an oven, microwave, refrigerator and kitchenware. It includes a dining area. Breakfast and dinner is served at the Lily Pond Deck at an additional charge and should be arranged in advance.

Each cottage has a library of books and guests can relax in their hammock whilst reading a book. Activities include picnicing and birdwatching and other facilities available include a splash pool, kiddies play area and a meditation corner. Children can experience feeding the on site pet donkeys.

The Wild Oats Farmers' Market and beach is a 30-minute drive away. Knysna lagoon and town is 13.7 miles away, and George Airport is 1 hours’ drive.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Forest Edge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 25 Jun 2009.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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Hosted by Danie & Amanda

9.7
Host review score

Danie & Amanda
This place is truly magical. It is as if the woodcutters' spirit still guards over us and ensures that we never forget how specials this piece of earth is, not just the forest nature scenes or the animals, but the heritage and the rich history.
Forest Edge stole our hearts and rejuvenated our spirits when we first saw it in 2015. I have owned it since June 2016 and have since refurbished the cottages, revived the gardens and injected some much needed passion into our great staff, not to even mention my own personal and detailed touch. I am passionate about this tranquil, private space where my guests can shed some of their stress and re-connect with one another in the healing glow of nature. My guest's smiles are worth more than our dozen awards! Looking forward to meeting you : - )
Rheenendal is such a melting pot of cultures and personalities. Definitely a farming community that cares for each other and that loves sharing our magical area with our guests.
Languages spoken: Afrikaans,English
Property surroundings *
Excellent location - show map
What's nearby
  • Goukamma Nature Reserve
    7.2 miles
  • Simola Golf Estate
    7.6 miles
  • Simola Golf and Country Estate
    7.7 miles
  • Knysna Forest
    7.9 miles
  • Groenvlei Lake
    8.5 miles
  • Pledge Nature Reserve
    9.1 miles
  • Featherbed Boat Cruises
    9.6 miles
  • Knysna National Lake Area
    9.7 miles
  • Knysna Waterfront
    9.8 miles
  • Sedgefield lagoon
    10.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Totties Farm Kitchen
    2.5 miles
  • Cafe/bar River Deck
    6.8 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Jubilee Creek
    3.7 miles
  • Lake Knysna Lagoon
    9.3 miles
  • Sea/ocean Buffalo Bay
    11.2 miles
Closest airports
  • Plettenberg Bay Airport
    24.9 miles
  • George Airport
    32.5 miles
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Facilities of Forest Edge
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • Garden view
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Cooking class Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Full body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Light therapy
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Make up services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Children's playground
  • Massage Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Secured parking
Transport
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Seasonal
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Fence around pool
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Plunge pool
Wellness
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Languages spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Forest Edge takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

15:00 - 20:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

08:30 - 10:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 12 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 100 per child, per night
Cot upon request
ZAR 150 per child, per night
3 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
ZAR 100 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Forest Edge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that a late check-in fee will be added for late arrivals after 20:00.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Forest Edge in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Dear Visitor, this region is currently experiencing drought conditions. Please be aware that certain properties are subject to comply with local water usage restrictions.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Swimming pool #1 is closed from Mon 15 Jun 2020 until Sun 13 Sept 2020

Swimming pool #1 is closed from Tue 15 Jun 2021 until Thu 16 Sept 2021

FAQs about Forest Edge

  • Forest Edge is 1.3 miles from the centre of Rheenendal.

  • The prices at Forest Edge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, Forest Edge is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Guests staying at Forest Edge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet

  • Room options at Forest Edge include:

    • Holiday Home
    • Chalet

  • Check-in at Forest Edge is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Forest Edge by:

    • Car 55min

  • Forest Edge offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
    • Children's playground
    • Pedicure
    • Make up services
    • Couples massage
    • Walking tours
    • Neck massage
    • Beauty Services
    • Hand massage
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Light therapy
    • Manicure
    • Head massage
    • Cooking class
    • Foot massage
    • Facial treatments
    • Full body massage
    • Body treatments
    • Back massage