Forest Edge - Nature-lovers' Retreat

Luxury Cottages, Edge of the Knysna Forest, Garden Route
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Forest Edge Cottage Facilities to delight

Our self-catering cottage facilities exceed most guests' expectations, at excellent value for money.

ALL THE COTTAGES are very fully equipped (you bring clothes, drink and food - or order breakfast baskets or braai packs in advance) and they all offer 2 bedrooms, indoor bath, outdoor shower, fully equipped kitchen, open-plan lounge/dining area with TV, DVD & fireplace, braai and more. The cottage size and floorplan is identical in ALL cottages. The main house is double-storey and much larger. The below are valid from July 2015.

TV & DVD Stove with Oven plus Microwave in all cottages Cosy fireplace and barbeque / braai firewood Stunning birdwatching from your cottage stoep and on-site/nearby Eco-historic walk-about on site and range of walking trails nearby Cycle around on/from the property or on formal mountain biking trails nearby Daily cleaning services available at a charge except Sun / Public Hols; cleaning materials in your cottage Ironing board and iron in your cottage Hairdryer provided in your cottage Non-smoking cottages Romantic victorian cup bath Refreshing outdoor hotwater shower Ceiling fan plus fans in bedrooms Park right next to your cottage Luxury +  Free WiFi FULL DSTV

FACILITIES PER COTTAGE LEVEL: STANDARD COTTAGES
Fairy Den, Foxglove
LUXURY COTTAGES
Field Mouse, Froggy Pond, Firefly
SUPERIOR MAIN HOUSE
Main House
Layout Ground-level (67sqm excl shower & braai) Ground-level (67sqm excl shower & braai) Double-storey (140sqm excl shower & braai)
Main bedroom Double bed with wardrobe Queen-sized bed with wardrobe Queen-sized bed with walk-thru BIC's
Second bedroom 2 Single bunk beds with dresser 2 Single beds with dresser 2 Single beds with BIC's & balcony
Additional Bedding 1 foam mattress 2 foam mattresses Double Sleeper Couch
Panel heaters in bedrooms
Electric blanket on main bed
Fireplace in Lounge √ -open hearth √ - Efficient, safe Cast-iron fire-place unit √ - Efficient, safe Cast-iron fire-place unit
Fans: lounge ceiling fan plus
1 free-standing fan
√ lounge ceiling fan plus
1 free-standing fan
√ lounge ceiling fan plus
1 free-standing fan
√ free-standing fans
Open-plan Lounge/Dining √ - counter&stools only √ - table&chairs in FP&FF, counter&stools in FM √ - large table&chairs plus a counter
Roofed Stoep (veranda) with moveable table & chairs.
NON-SMOKING: Smoke on stoep only.
Cell-phone reception & 3G/Edge Data connectivity (Vodacom best)
WI-FI / Wireless**** √ - at a surcharge if available √ - FREE WiFi √ - FREE WiFi
TV & DVD √ - Flat screen √ - Flat screen
DSTV / Satellite N/A √ - Full DSTV √ - Full DSTV
Small library of books
& 20+ dvd's
Linen & Towels provided*** √ - Quality finery √ - Quality finery
Hair dryer
Bathroom √ - 1 bathroom with romantic victorian bath & separate toilet √ - 1 bathroom with romantic victorian bath & separate toilet √ - 2 bathrooms: Upstairs with small bath PLUS downstairs with shower
Outdoor Shower
Toiletries √ - small soap & shampoo √ - luxury Aloe range in large dispensers: bath/shower gel, shampoo, body lotion √ - luxury Aloe range in large dispensers: bath/shower gel, shampoo, body lotion
Fully equipped kitchen (cutlery, crockery, pots) √ - plus many little extras as it is also owner's home
In-Cottage Basket Meals available by pre-order
4-plate stove with oven (gas)
Standard size fridge with freezer √ - larger unit
Microwave √ - with grill
Braai (barbeque) with grid √ Outside open Braai PLUS Kettle-braai
on stoep for rainy days
√ Stunning boma-style seated area overlooking private pond with central built-in braai
Hammock on stoep
Seating on Stoep √ - wooden picnic bench √ - wooden picnic bench √ - teak table and 4 chairs plus 2 spare chairs
Plastic table & chairs in garden See section on boma-style area
Alarm system in cottage √ - with Panic Button √ - with Panic Button
Access-controlled property gate
Parking on premises
next to your unit
√ - undercover parking right next to house
Laundry service X X Laundry (a load per 4 nights of stay) included & Tumble drier in house
Reverse Osmosis Water Purifier X X √ - Built-in at sink
Infrared Health Sauna X X √ - on pre-arranged basis
Garden area Garden around cottage, not walled Garden around cottage, not walled √ - large, private, fully walled garden
Servicing Optional extra Optional extra √ - daily servicing apart from Sun / public holidays
Information / maps / bird lists etc - in cottage and at reception
Jungle Gym Communal Communal Communal
Bonfire area
ideal for large groups
Communal Communal Communal
Meditation / Prayer corner Communal Communal Communal
Self-guided Site Walk-about
(incl Kiddies' activities)
Communal Communal Communal
Internet access at reception (via a dedicated laptop) at a charge during business hours Communal Communal Communal
Valuables safe in reception Communal Communal Communal
*** Unless Towels specifically excluded from a discounted package or deal.
**** WiFi is subject to weather conditions, Eskom & Telkom connectivity.  Lite use only: no gaming, media, skyping or software downloads.

Visit the Virtual Photo Tour for their position on Forest Edge & in/outdoor photos of each.

What to bring (not provided)

Your cottage is very well equipped, see above. Bring the following. We also provide a packing list:
  • Food, snacks, drinks, coffee, tea, sugar, drinking water if you dislike rain water, condiments. You can pre-order breakfast baskets, braai packs, fire wood etc. which we will deliver to your cottage.
  • Clothing, walking shoes, swimming gear, light-weight raincoat useful and daypack/rucksack
  • Firelighters and your wood/charcoal of choice; there is a grid and we offer bagged wood for cash sale, subject to availability
  • Entertainment: Camera, binoculars & reference books (mammals, birds, trees etc), favourite DVDs & books
  • Personal effects: Toiletries, sunscreen, medication, cell chargers, plug adaptors, mosquito mats in summer if you want to (malaria-free area)
  • Swimming towels.
See our Handy Holiday Checklist to simplify packing - no matter where you go!
Comfortable stylish cottages with everything you'd expext plus more.  Our Luxury cottages are uniquely well equipped
Comfortable cottages with outdoor shower, hammock, braai, tv/dvd, library and more
Forest Edge self-catering country cottages are fully equipped and identical in layout
Cottage generic building floorplan:

Knysna selfcatering cottages - country cottages Forest Edge

The cottages are about 67sqm (excluding shower, braai area etc) and well laid out and equipped.
Free reign of the grounds to explore vast outdoors.

The kitchen is extremely well equipped
Fully equipped cottages make for a comfortable stay: emerald days and firefly nights around the braai or by fireplace
Cottages with fireplace and open-plan lounge/dining area
Forest Edge cottage facilities are varied, they are non-smoking cottages.  They are all eco-friendly cottages.