Something truly romantic transpires when you combine the magic of the ancient Knysna forest with authentic woodcutter hospitality, only found at Forest Edge Nature Lovers’ Retreat. Welcome to the ultimate Knysna Honeymoon Forest Accommodation.
Forest Edge is nestled against the ancient and pristine Knysna forest, a place that inspired author Dalene Matthee’s world-renowned Knysna forest novels. Imagine giant 900-year-old Yellowwood trees, ferns, streams, rivers, waterfalls, Knysna Loeries and so much more – picture perfect to make honeymoon memories for a lifetime.
Although such a joyous occasion, getting married is universally accepted as one of the most stressful events in a couple’s lives. Making the honeymoon such a crucial part of newlyweds’ starts to their life journey together. The ultimate honeymoon is one that promises and delivers Privacy, Tranquillity and Romance, with a healthy dose of Adventure. And that’s exactly what a Knysna Forest Honeymoon is all about.
Life has become so rushed and superficial, that humans crave authenticity and real connections. These are the principles that drive Forest Edge and our surrounds. Forest Edge’s Knysna Forest Honeymoon Accommodation consists of authentic Woodcutter Cottages, that takes you back to a nostalgic era of free-roaming Knysna Elephants and colourful storytelling around an open fire. Although authentic, our cottages are beautifully decorated and fully equipped (fireplace, hammock, Victorian bath, hot outside shower) with all the luxuries and amenities that you will need for a cosy, comfortable and romantic honeymoon stay.
In keeping with our passion for real connections, our honeymoon couples will be treated to an amazing full English breakfast buffet on our picturesque Lily Pond Deck. Breakfast is hosted by our own storyteller extraordinaire – Dries du Preez. What better way to start your adventure-filled day in the Knysna Forest, than joining “Oom Dries” for breakfast, your daily dose of tour guide advice and colourful stories.
After breakfast, it’s time for some exploring and our honeymooners are spoiled for choice. The Knysna Forest is such an interesting and diverse place offering exotic lore, stunning forest walks, secluded cola-coloured rock pools, and gorgeous picnic spots. Explore the myriad of attractions, bird-watch from your veranda, have sundowners with the fireflies or snuggle up next to your fireplace.
There’s no doubt that Honeymooners are spoilt for choice in our beautiful country, but if you are looking for Privacy, Tranquillity, Romance and an Authentic Experience, then book a Knysna Forest Honeymoon. Don’t just take our word for it, this is what Caroline Mocke (nee Erasmus) from Mpumalanga had to say: “Was here on honeymoon – what an amazing experience! The beauty of nature, the amazing breakfasts, the accommodating, friendly & wonderful staff and the romance of a log fire in the evenings – as far as holidays go – the bar has been set extremely high on this our first one together. The wonderful memories we have made here will carry us through the tough times. See you soon!”