Forest Edge - Nature-lovers' Retreat

Luxury Cottages, Edge of the Knysna Forest, Garden Route
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Affordable Knysna Family Friendly Accommodation child friendly Cottages self-catering for families in Knysna

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Cottages that will raise your Standards & Expectations

Forest Edge holiday cottages Knysna Forest offer an authentic, eco-friendly and unforgettable family friendly holiday for nature-loving families.  Award-winning: to make for a unique forest experience.

Healthy family friendly vacation havens should allow kids to explore and play freely, soaking up the freedom of nature, immersed in birdcalls, visiting bushbuck, monkeys, frogs, crabs and wild flowers, leaving parents to snatch a well-deserved nap or laze in the hammock.

Our discounted children's rates translate into superb value for money family holidays.  Whether you opt for Standard or Luxury self-catering cottages, kid-friendly holidays seldom offer budget family getaways.

If you can, visit outside of School Holidays and Long Weekends, its not only cheaper, but also offers discounted Garden Route activities and less overrun beaches / walks / outings etc. Also, Fireflies are most active in November; Whale-watching season Aug-Oct; May offers the most wonderful weather etc.  In Winter look forward to boardgames by your cosy logfire, you will be warm in these superiorly equipped cottages. 

This well-run Knysna Forest Garden Route child-friendly destination will satisfy families looking for safety, consistent standards &  comfort. Look forward to a hospitable welcome at this off the beaten track gem.  Nature provides the tranquil backdrop your soul craves.

A holiday Kids simply Love!

Comfort for parents & Activities that keep kids occupiedd

  • Hansel & Gretel, our pet donkeys: kids can feed or brush them
  • Jungle gym: to channel energy & a meeting place for playing kids
  • Family Friendly Forest trails: bonding on easy, educational walks
  • Swimming Picnics: skimming stones or splashing in a creek or rock pool deep in the Forest, followed by a forest picnic
  • Bicycle heaven: kids have the run of wonderful safe farm roads
  • Chickens & Veg: collect eggs or pick veggies from the Food Forest
  • Family friendly DVD selection: to entertain kids on rainy days if they tire of splashing in puddles. Wi-Fi & Comprehensive DSTV in Luxury cottages
  • Child friendly country restaurants & Tea gardens: excellent, affordable meals in child-friendly settings (jungle gyms, dress-up kists)
  • Kiddie friendly Horse-riding:  nearby, all capability levels & ages
  • Day / half-day outings: to entertain kids in Knysna: the Beach (of course!), canoeing, Adventureland water slides, Radical Raptors bird educational flight display, Knysna Elephant park,  Monkeyland, Ferry trips to The Heads, Bird parks, the Outeniqua Power Van, Strawberry picking, pancakes at the Wild Oats Farmers Market.  Knysna offers more activity options than you will have days for!
  • For something different: day trips to the Cango Caves or Dias' full sized replica ship at the Museum in Mosselbay - a winner!
  • Hanging loose: lying back under a night sky seldom seen or chilling around the fire, kids (even at 70!) rediscover the joy of play in these Knysna family friendly cottages.
  • Bambinos: babies and toddlers up to 23 months stay free if own cot is brought; else we can provide if booked in advance.
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Bond with your family... and get the following on stays longer than 10 nights:
4 bags of firewood & free cottage servicing after every 3rd night

      TV & DVD 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 Park right next to your cottage In our Luxury cottages, also:  Free WiFi FULL DSTV in our Luxury cottages


For family friendly accommodation Garden Route style, we offer family friendly Knysna Forest accommodation your family will thank you for.

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