Today we want to tell you of a an absolute hidden gem in the beautiful emerald forest of Knysna…
My very romantic husband planned an extraordinary honeymoon for us, and we stayed in an amazing variety of places, and this is where we came upon our absolute favourite place of them all, Forest Edge!
As I mentioned before, Life-Changing Holidays, truly go seek the extraordinary. We don’t just do a simple star grading, but we are always looking for the ‘blow me away-factor’ in the service, ambience, food, or facilities.
Firstly what ‘blew-us-away’ with Forest Edge was our extremely friendly and warm welcome from our host and owner Ronel Pieterse. As a just-married couple, that was still on a high from our awesome wedding day, Ronel wanted to hear every detail of our very special day. As we shared all about one of our most memorable days, we felt like old friends and right at home! We knew that Ronel is the best type of host one can find in any hospitality industry.
But it was only once we were checked into our luxury self-catering unit that we really noticed the magic of Forest Edge. Never have we stayed in a place that has such incredible thought through detail to make your stay more enjoyable. As we do get to travel and see a lot of variety of accommodation, we always notice what makes this place ‘different’ as this was definitely the edge of Forest Edge. Ronel has truly thought of everything. Even a Small library of books and dvd’s were offered just for in case you have some rainy weather!
The cottages are all featured with wooden panels, floors, doors ect. This gives a cozy, warm atmosphere that fits right into a Forest -themed accommodation provider. The bathrooms are equipped with beautiful Victorian baths and outdoor showers.
Forest Edge’s quaint self-catering cottages offers all the usual self catering cottages do, PLUS Free WI-FI, high quality Queen-sized bed in the main bedroom; an efficient cast-iron fireplace unit (instead of open hearth); Full DSTV; Weber additionally to the braai; a larger microwave with grill function, and high quality finery.
Forest Edge offered us the ultimate experience of tranquillity and romance. The setting on the edge of the Knysna Forest is rich in exotic stories. Extra activities offers stunning forest walks, secluded cola-coloured rock pools, mountain biking trails, beautiful picnic spots and much more. Enjoying a lazy day in the hammock while having sun-downers next to your fireplace is the ultimate of relaxation!
This is not even to mention the quick drive out to Knysna. Forest Edge is only a 20 minutes’ scenic drive from Knysna, towards the mountains and forest. It is just close enough for amenities, but far enough to avoid congestion, traffic and crowds. So Forest Edge offers the best option to stay for the variety of events, festivals etc. that Knysna offers but still situated to experience complete and total serenity!
Life-Changing Holidays will recommend Forest Edge as one of our personal favorites for families or Honeymooners! We can book you into Forest Edge with the highest of confidence!