A Nature-lovers` retreat birds, game, secluded rock pools, forest walks & biking trails. Sundowners with fireflies and cosy log-fires. Experience the Magic of the Forest...

Off the beaten track, quietly nestling in the Millwood Indigenous Knysna Forest, Garden Route a self-catering vacation haven for nature-loving families, stressed-out city-dwellers, adventurers & honeymooners.

Each fully equipped 2-bedroomed cottage houses up to 5 persons. The accommodations offer an authentic, memorable and affordable break-away holiday experience.

Experience an emerald day on Forest walks, picnics or biking trail adventures, lazing in a hammock, or visit the beach or Knysna town (20min away). Rejuvenate in a hot-water outdoor shower or indoor bath. Mellow out on the chalet verandah, watching birds or buck drink at the dam.

Light a braai(barbeque) under the stars; flitting fireflies and evocative night jars add to the enchantment. In winter enjoy a book or movie by the cozy log-fire...


The 5 fully equipped self-catering cottages sleep 5 persons each and are identical in layout. Our Award-winning cottages are aptly named Fire Fly, Froggy Pond, Fairy Den, Foxglove and Field Mouse.

The shaded verandah with table and chairs overlooks the private barbeque, with a grid. Fire wood is available for sale.

As you open the front door, you will be charmed by:
Cozy fireplace
Main bedroom with a double bed
The toilet is separate
The outdoor shower offers a special alternative
A welcoming open-plan lounge / dining / kitchen area
Second bedroom with 2 single beds (or bunk beds in Lushgreen)
A cot and/or extra mattress and bedding can be provided on request
The bathroom has a romantic cup bath and basin

General Facilities:
TV 1/2/3 and ETV plus DVD
A fridge with freezer compartment
A Hammock for secluded, shady lazing
A stove with oven plus a microwave oven
Bedding, linen and bathing towels provided
Private outdoor hot-water shower in addition to indoor bath
Park right next to your cottage, in a safe environment
A small library of books and movies in each cottage
Cleaning Services included (excl Sundays/public holidays)

Common facilities provided:
Jungle Gym
Open air communal log seat fireplace - ideal for large groups.

Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Honeymoon Couples
  • Elderly
  • Other
  • Cots available
  • Library
  • Internet Access
  • Tourism Information Desk
  • Fax & Photocopy Machine
  • Parking (open and off-street)
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Hiking / Walking Trails
  • Playground
  • DVD and/or VCR

    Forest Edge Holiday Cottages Activities:

    On site:
    Delight in bird- and game-watching, it is a nature-lover's heaven!
    Enjoy an in-cottage or Forest professional massage
    Relax while your kids explore Forest Edge & the Jungle Gym in safety
    Feed or brush our tame Pet Donkeys (Hansel & Gretel)
    Explore Forest Edge, exclusive Forest walks & Woodcutters Graves
    Mountain bike on and around the property
    Laze in a sheltered hammock or braai/picnic next to the pond
    Have sundowners on the verandah or star-gaze at the night sky
    Share a cozy log fire, watch a video or read or sleep or do nothing...

    Approximately 10 minutes walk/drive away:
    Bathe in a secluded rock pool in a crisp, clear Forest stream (or 30min walk to magnificent Drupkelders' rock pools & waterfalls)
    Experience a unique, healing Forest massage in a Forest setting
    Swim or canoe at "The Drift "
    Explore the Bushpig Design Studio, Screenprinting Workshop & shop
    Get active on the Woodcutter hiking trail or Homtini cycle route
    Savour the most mouth watering buffet in the Cape, at Totties' Eatery

    20 minutes' plus drive away:
    The spotless & safe Buffels' Bay Beach (& bypass peak season traffic!)
    Forest Canopy tours, sea kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling, golf
    Knysna's sea food restaurants, waterfront, movie house, shops/curios
    The Outeniqua Power Van - great train outing from George Transport Museum
    Luxury Ferry boat rides to the Featherbed Private Nature Reserve
    Whale and Dolphin Ocean tours, or sea/lagoon fishing
    Fresh variety at Sedgefield's Farmer's Market (not to be missed!)
    Picnic at Jubilee Creek, where gold used to be panned
    Millwood museum, tea garden and gold mining tours
    Outeniqua Hiking Trail or Professionally guided birding- / eco-trails
    Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary or Knysna Elephant Park for day trips.

    Forest Edge Holiday Cottages Map:

    Health & Climate:

    Knysna's best kept secret!! Generally: Log-fire cold nights and mild T-shirt days. Little rain and no mosquitos.

    Nights may still get chilly and days can get hot.

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