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Self Catering
3 star
South Africa
Western Cape
Farm 118, Knysna, 6576, South Africa
2 nights
50 %

Forest Edge Self Catering Cottages

At the edge of the Indigenous Knysna Forest an authentic experience awaits you! Forest Edge, Garden Route self catering accommodation – multi award winning, affordable, private self catering cottages on the edge of the ancient Knysna forest beckons. Whether active on a stunning forest hike 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 cottage, Forest Edge promises tranquility and an aura of romance.


Standard Cottage 01 Sep – 07 Dec 2017 08 Dec – 15 Jan 2018 
1-2 persons R 1025.00  R 1650.00
3 persons R 1275.00  R 1950.00
4 persons R 1525.00  R 2250.00
5 persons R 1775.00  R 2550.00
6 persons R 2025.00  R 2850.00


 Luxury Cottage 01 Sep – 07 Dec 2017 08 Dec – 15 Jan 2018 
1-2 persons R 1350.00  R 2000.00
3 persons R 1650.00  R 2300.00
4 persons R 1950.00  R 2600.00
5 persons R 2250.00  R 2900.00
6 persons R 2550.00  R 3200.00

Forest Edge is a nature-lovers retreat. The beauty of Forest Edge is that it’s a place where you can relax and unwind on your terms. Spend the day rocking in a hammock on your ‘stoep’, watching water lilies open to the sun while kingfishers dart in and out of the pond. The more adventurous can 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 home away from home.

Built in the nostalgic  style of the old woodcutter cottages from centuries past, each 2 bedroom unit is fully equipped and impeccably maintained for a well appointed, relaxed, private and self-sufficient stay.

There are 5 award winning cottages to choose from:

2 x Standard Cottages (Fairy Den & Foxglove) – fully equipped (you just bring clothes, drinks and food – or order breakfast baskets or braai packs) 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.

3 x Luxury Cottages (Field Mouse, Froggy Pond, Firefly) – the luxury cottages offer 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 cottage are the only cottages with both and outside and inside shower.

It is important to note that we do NOT under any circumstances guarantee a specific cottage class. You are welcome to indicate you 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.

Facilities per cottage level Standard Cottages (Fairy Den, Foxglove) Luxury Cottages (Field Mouse, Froggy Pond, Firefly)
Layout ground-level (67sqm excl shower & braai) ground-level (67sqm excl shower & braai)
Main Bedroom double bed with wardrobe  queen-sized bed with wardrobe, en-suite shower in Field Mouse & Froggy Pond
2nd bedroom 2 Single beds with dresser 2 Single beds with dresser
additional bedding 1 foam mattress  2 foam mattresses
Fireplace in Lounge Open hearth Efficient, safe Cast-iron fire-place unit
Open-plan Lounge/Dining Counter & stools only Table & chairs in FP & FF, counter & stools in FM
WI-FI / Wireless At a surcharge if available FREE WIFI
DSTV / Satellite NA Yes
Toiletries Small soap & shampoo Bath/shower gel, shampoo & body lotion
Garden area Garden around cottage, not walled Garden around cottage, not walled
Daily Servicing Not included-optional extra Not included-optional extra
Jungle Gym Communal Communal
Bonfire area ideal for large groups Communal Communal
Meditation corner Communal Communal
Self-guided Site walk about (incl kiddies activities Communal Communal
Internet access at reception (via a dedicated laptop) at a charge during business hours Communal Communal
Valuables safe in reception Communal Communal

Facilities available at ALL cottages

  • panel heaters in bedrooms 
  • electric blanket on ALL beds
  • lounge ceiling fan plus 1 free-standing fan
  • roofed stoep with table & chairs
  • NON-SMOKING: only on stoep
  • cell-phone reception & 3G/Edge Data connectivity (Vodacom best)
  • TV & DVD
  • small library of books & 20+ dvd’s
  • linen & towels provided
  • hair dryer
  • bathroom with romantic Victorian bath & seperate toilet
  • outdoor shower
  • fully equipped kitchen (cutlery, crockery, pots)
  • in-cottage basket meals available by pre-order plate stove with oven (gas)
  • standard size fridge with freezer
  • microwave
  • braai (BBQ) with grid
  • hammock on stoep
  • seating on stoep
  • table & chairs in garden
  • alarm system in cottage
  • access-controlled property gate
  • parking on premises next to your unit
  • info / maps / bird lists etc – in cottage and at reception

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.

Keeping busy at Forest Edge:

  • Walk in the magical Knysna Forest
  • Enjoy a picturesque picnic
  • Explore SA’s Top Trails
  • Swim in Forest Rock Pools
  • Explore the World Famous Garden Route

Please note that Forest Lodge has very strict terms and conditions and will hold guests to these T&C’s as they are a tiny resort trying their best to offer superb service at affordable rates while at the same time remaining eco-friendly and sustainable. Please read carefully.

In order to secure a reservation we require a 50% deposit proof of payment within 12 hours of booking. Lapsed bookings cost R200 admin fee to reload and you lose any discount.

The balance is due 15 days prior to arrival or the booking may be forfeited without refund. For bookings made within 15 days of arrival, or specials granted, full payment is required within 12 hours.

Cancellation: More than 15 days before arrival forfeits the deposit. As a holding deposit it is non-refundable; we regret no exceptions, even for personal emergencies, infrastructural lapses, or Acts o God. Guests pay for the right to the room rather than the room itself. If you make payment, you indicate acceptance of non-refund-ability.

Bookings cancelled less than 10 days prior to arrival forfeits (or are charged) the full booking amount. This also applies to non-arrival, late arrival or early departure.

If Forest Edge, at their discretion, allow any change in booking dates / terms / persons, a R200 admin fee will be levied per change requested.

If Forest Edge, at their discretion, refund any amount, a R 600 admin fee applies.

Full accommodation payment has to be received before cottage keys will be released.

Breakage/key deposit of R500 is charged/reserve before cottage keys are released. All missing items, breakages in and damage to cottages, furniture, fittings, soft furnishings, roads, fencing, gardens, extra costs and fines will be charged to the uest; this is not limited to the key deposit. No dispute discussion regarding breakages or damage will be entertained unless a guest reports same within one hour o checking in.

Please note that we only accept payment via EFT. We will only confirm a booking upon receipt and/or any clearance of the required deposit (i.e. we do not “keep” bookings.)

Cottages and Services

  • We do no guarantee  a specific cottage preference
  • Cottages are non-smoking indoors, please smoke on the veranda
  • Guests to bring own food, drinks, condiments, coffee, tea, sugar, drinking water (Forest edge only has rain water), toiletries, insect repellent, sunscreen, wood/firelighters, plug adapters and chargers.
  • No child-minding services
  • No laundry service nor laundry allowed in cottages – due to low water levels as well as potential damage to the soak-away system
  • No transport service

Policies of Forest Edge

Please refer to full T&C's
Min 2 Night Stay. Rates Quoted is a Self Catering Rate (fully equipped). Forest Edge does offer Breakfast (R95) and Dinner (R180) on our Lily Pond Deck (must be pre-booked) Forest Edge does not have a Liquor License and they don't charge any corkage if guests want to bring their own alcoholic drinks. R 500 surcharge on any exception to the Terms and Conditions maybe granted at the discretion of Forest Edge e.g. should they allow a Sunday / Public Holiday Check-in or Single Night Stay.

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