Privately owned, within 137 hectares of nature reserve on the Knysna River, the Phantom Forest offers a unique bio-diversity of Afromontane forest, Cape coastal fynbos and estuarine wetland.
Strong eco-friendly methods were used to construct the “tree-suites”. Emphasis iwas placed on the use of sustainable methods of construction. Alien vegetation, gleaned directly from our eco-restoration programme, has been utilised in floors, furniture, roofs and boardwalks.
Drawing inspiration directly from nature, a harmonious balance has been created, from ragged thatch rising into the forest canopy, to wood shingle and a `freshwater` nature pool.
In true eco-terms, man`s intrusion in our wonderful natural environment has been graciously accepted by both flora and fauna.
There are over 150 bird species, bush pig, bushbuck, grysbok, the rare blue duiker (one of Africa`s smallest antelope), and a variety of smaller game.
Experience the evocative sounds, scents and tastes of Africa at their very best. Emphasis is placed on health at Phantom Forest.
From silky Swazi cotton sheets, to hand-woven coir carpets, from stunning end-glass gables to the sensuous forest bathroom, the tree suites are a magical celebration of African textures.
Bathe in luxury to the symphony of birdsong or the quiet contemplation of the African sky.
Our fabulous new Moroccan Tree Suites are decorated with a distinctly North African feel from the sensuous touch of silk and velvet to the visual beauty of mosaic and handcrafted lamps from double glass showers and twin mosaic basins to double-ended baths creating the perfectly romantic honeymoon hideaway.
The Body Boma
As you start your spiritual journey through the heart of our forest, experience this timeless place of peace and tranquility. The Body Boma is an exciting stress release centre in perfect synergy with our Phantom Forest Nature Concept. Our fully qualified therapist will pamper guests with various relaxing treatments - by appointment.
Become lost to the world as our therapists work hand in hand with Mother Nature, bringing you treasures from the ancient still waters of the Dead Sea to the wild coast of the African Atlantic, from the bounty of the Fynbos Kingdom to the primordial Basalt Stones of the Namib desert.
In the evening sip sundowners at the Eyrie & enjoya spectacular sunset with views to match. In winter, pre-dinner drinks are enjoyed around a cosy log fire.
Cuisine at The Boma is New Age International with local colour, served in the classic style. The Chutzpah is our sparkling new Moroccan-style dining & leisure space.
End a memorable evening with tales around the fire, whilst sipping delectable African-blend coffee and liqueurs.