Knysna Accommodation in Forest Cottages on the Garden Route

``a hidden gem in the middle of the Garden Route``

Self Catering Knysna Accommodation Cottages, Edge of Knysna Forest, Rheenendal Area, Garden Route
Multi-award-winning, affordable, private Knysna Accommodation in the middle of the Garden Route, with self-catering cottages on the edge of the ancient Knysna forests, in the Rheenendal area, beckons…
Whether active on a stunning forest walking or biking trail, having a picnic next to a secluded forest stream, swimming in magnificent rock pools, or simply lazing in a hammock by your fully equipped Knysna Accommodation cottage,

BREAKING NEWS: We now also serve a traditional Breakfast on our new picturesque Lily Pond Deck

“Absolutely magical experience, perfect in every way. The scenery, staff, cottage… everything… picture perfect and extremely enjoyable.” – Angelique Joseph, Gauteng, Nov-18.

5 Award-winning Knysna Self Catering Accommodation Cottages to choose from:


2 Standard Cottages – from R 490 / person / night

ALL THE COTTAGES are FULLY equipped (you just bring clothes, drinks and food – or join us for breakfast on our Lily Pond Deck, or order a braai pack) and they all offer 2 bedrooms, indoor bath, hot water 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.

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3 Luxury Cottages – from R 600 / person / night

Our Luxury cottages, offers everything the award-winning Standard cottages do PLUS Comprehensive DSTV, free WiFi, high quality queen sized bed, weber-style kettle braai in addition to the open braai, and fancy finery. FroggyPond & FieldMouse are the only two cottages with both an outside and inside shower.

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Tranquil, private and cozy Knysna Accommodation self catering cottages offer a luxurious, unforgettable hide-away for your honeymoon or romantic getaway with unbeatable privacy and comfort to make memories that last a lifetime. Explore the myriad of attractions, bird-watch from your veranda, have sundowners with the fireflies or snuggle up next to your fireplace. The picturesque Lily Pond Deck is ideal for a romantic breakfast. View our Honeymoon Packages and Romantic Getaway Specials.


Drupkelders Swimming
Forest Edge is blessed with abundant wild and bird life, surrounded by world-famous Garden Route forest and coastal hikes, mountain-biking and more. Enjoy an emerald day on Forest walks, secluded picnics or Mountain Biking Trails, swim or canoe in a nearby river or at the gorgeous, safe beaches, then return to your Knysna Accommodation home away from home.


Kids Playing in front of Cottage
Ideal facilities and surroundings for an unforgettable Family Holiday. From the jungle gym, splash pool, donkeys, visiting bushbuck to family-friendly forest trails, rock pools, beaches and much more. Healthy family friendly vacation havens should allow kids to explore and play freely, soaking up the freedom of nature, leaving parents to laze in the hammock or enjoy a well-deserved drink next to your forest facing braai.


Deck view at Breakfast
Set in nature, Forest Edge Retreat Venue, with its picturesque Lily Pond Deck and amazing gardens, is the perfect address for a wellness retreat.

What our Guests Love Most about Forest Edge:

A unique Knysna forest experience (62 Reviews)

Forest Edge Retreat is the perfect hide-away for romantics, honeymooners, families and nature-lovers. It is a wonderful base from where to explore Knysna and the Garden Route before returning back to refresh and relax in nature.

Well appointed cottages (39 Reviews)

The clean and cozy cottages are equipped with everything one would need for a perfect holiday. The victorian bath, romantic fireplace, hot outdoor showers and patio with braai make this a truly special place.

Very tranquil and private (54 Reviews)

Well-kept premises, secluded hide-outs, lovely small ponds, beautifully manicured gardens, the peaceful meditation centre, swimming pool, a fireplace, the sweet two donkeys and an abundance of wildlife (buck, loeries, fireflies, etc) offer plenty of relaxing options.

Truly amazing hospitality (29 Reviews)

Forest Edge Retreat has won 10 National and International Awards in 9 years! We truly go the extra mile for our guests and they recognize us for this excellence.

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