Firefly Cottage - Self-catering accommodation Knysna, Garden Route
FireFly Cottage could be YOUR getaway cottage at Forest Edge Nature-lovers Retreat
Garden Route Self-catering Accommodation

Firefly Cottage

Eco-friendly Luxury & Privacy

Firefly cottage is a LUXURY level cottage. See detailed facilities here.

Firefly offers everything our standard cottages do, PLUS  Free WIFI, Comprehensive DSTV; Flatscreen TV; Queen-sized bed in the main bedroom (instead of double); Weber-style kettle braai in addition to the braai; table & chairs instead of dining counter; high quality finery.

It is situated on the North-Eastern end of the property and adjacent to our Lily Pond Deck where we serve Dinner & Breakfast and our private area that houses our food forest, flock of chickens and earth worms. It has a shallow pond slightly behind it, so offers similar water ambiance while overlooking the indigenous Sanparks forest to the North, with the Forest Edge Reception overlooking it from behind and a lovely private garden area to the North-East. It has a private feel, although it can get a bit noisy during Breakfast & Dinner time and busy seasons one can hear hikers passing by outside Forest Edge, on their way to the Drupkelders rock pools or the Outeniqua hiking trail.

This cottage is very popular with honeymooners, nature-loving families and eco-enthusiasts.

VIEWS OF COTTAGE FROM THE OUTDOORS: View of the cottage from the garden - from the front and from the lovely private garden area to the North-East
Firefly cottage - view of the cottage from the front
Knysna Self-catering | Firefly Cottage | Firefly cottage - view from the lovely private garden north-east of Fire fly Cottage
Firefly cottage butterfly - Forest Edge Chalet at Firefly cottage, Knysna Self-catering | Firefly Cottage. Self catering cabins, Knysna Chalet's Guest photo - courtesy Andrew Teversham
Knysna Self-catering | Firefly Cottage
Knysna Self-catering | Firefly Cottage | Firefly cottage rear seen from across Froggy Pond - Forest Edge cottage view from across Froggy Pond onto rear of Firefly cottage, with bench and info board
VIEWS FROM THE STOEP: Table and chairs, hammock. There is also a Weber-style kettle braai in addition to the open-air braai. First towards the left, then towards the right.
Knysna Self-catering | Firefly Cottage | Firefly cottage - view from the stoep towards the left / west
Knysna Self-catering | Firefly Cottage | Firefly cottage - view from the stoep towards the right / east
VIEWS OF BEDROOMS: Main bedroom (Queen); Second Bedroom with 2 single beds (note: additional foam mattresses/cot & bedding provided for 5th & 6th persons, usually kids)
Knysna Self-catering | Firefly Cottage | Firefly cottage - main bedroom with a Queen bed, antique wardrobe, heater, electric blanket and view of forest
Knysna Self-catering | Firefly Cottage
Knysna Self-catering | Firefly Cottage | Firefly cottage bedroom image
Firefly cottage artwork in the bedroom
Firefly cottage - second bedroom with 2 single beds, dresser, fan, heater
VIEWS OF BATHROOM FACILITIES: Indoor bathroom with cast-iron antique victorian bath, separate loo (not shown), outdoor hot water shower; hand wash / moisturiser / bath & shower gel / silk shampoo provided (bottles remain Forest Edge property)
Firefly cottage - antique cast-iron victorian bath - very romantic
Firefly cottage - enjoy a hot water outdoor shower overlooking the forest and gardens
VIEWS OF LIVING AREAS: Lounge, very fully equipped Kitchen, dining table & 4 chairs, efficient, high heat output cast-iron fireplace, Flatscreen TV / dvd / Full DSTV and a library of books and dvds. Free Wifi is available in this cottage.
Firefly cottage - lounge with open hearth fireplace, tv/dvd/dstv Full Bouquet, library of books and dvds
Firefly cottage - exceptionally well equipped kitchen with stove/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, all cutlery and crockery - you only bring food and drink
Firefly cottage hiking boots - Forest Edge cottage hiking boots and hiking gear at Firefly cottage. Guest photo - courtesy Ken Gerhardt
Firefly cottage fireplace - Forest Edge cottage fireplace in Firefly cottage
Firefly cottage dining area - Forest Edge cottage dining area of Firefly cottage, also table and chairs on veranda

*** IMPORTANT: Please note that we do NOT under any circumstances guarantee a specific cottage where there are more than one available in a specific cottage class. You are welcome to indicate your first and second choice as we obviously want to make you happy where we can, but it is impossible to place all guests in the cottage they want, if it happens to be the same cottage! A shift to a different cottage may be necessitated in the case of an unforseen operational challenge like a burst geyser, for example.