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The Knysna Lake Area lies along the Southern Cape Coast of South Africa, one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world, and part of the Garden Route National Park.

A mosaic of ecosystems, it encompasses the world renowned Tsitsikamma and Wilderness sections, the Knysna Lake section, a variety of mountain catchment, Southern Cape indigenous forest and associated Fynbos areas.

These areas resemble a montage of landscapes and seascapes, from ocean to mountain areas, and are renowned for its diverse natural and cultural heritage resources.

Managed by South African National Parks, it hosts a variety of accommodation options, activities and places of interest. A jewel in South Africas crown, the Park is a prime example of the countrys unique fauna and flora and will offer unforgettable views and life-long memories.

Rooms and Units Available:

Our hideaway in the treetops deep in the unspoilt forest between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Situated in the Harkenville forest, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, the chalet is tucked away at the head of a wide valley.

From this hideaway you can absorb the tranquility of an Eden that has remained unchanged for thousands of years.

Bird-watch, botanise or simply observe the changing light in the forest-canopy as the hours pass by. If you can tear yourself away from the large viewing deck, the comfort of this well appointed self contained chalet is yours to enjoy, you will lack nothing.

Bring your mountain bikes and ride some of the finest tracks in the country. You may, on the other hand, wish to take a more leisurely stroll along a nearby forest trail.

- The chalet has two double rooms, each with its own bathroom and sleeps four in comfort.

Tree Top Chalet (GC4)

1 bedroom with double bed,own bathroom
1 bedroom, 2 single beds, own bathroom
Open plan kitchen, fire place braai, DSTV
Telephone and security system

Check-in and Check-out information

Due to the geographical location of the chalet, clients will have to check- in with a valid proof of payment or confirmation letter at the Garden of Eden by NO LATER than 18h00 or 6 p.m to collect their keys. (The Garden of Eden is situated on N2 between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.)

Guests arriving very late pose logistical challenges as the gates and office closes at 18:00.

The chalet may be occupied at 14:00 on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure.

Camping Diepwalle Power (CK4P)

Camping Diepwalle Power (CK4P): Braai area, Communal ablutions, Extra vehicles are charged a fee per night, Only tents allowed, no motorhomes or rooftop tents, PowerPoint, Wheelchair accessible.

Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 4 Adults

Deck Tent (DT2)

Deck Tent (DT2): 2 Lockable kists, 2 Single beds with mattresses, Bar fridge, Braai facility on deck, LED light, No bedding or towels provided, No crockery or cutlery provided, Permanent tent on camping deck.

Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Tree Top Chalet (GC4)

Tree Top Chalet (GC4): 1 bedroom with double bed, own bathroom, 1 bedroom, 2 single beds, own bathroom, Alternative contact number (044) 532 7770, Check in at Garden of Eden no later than 17h00, Contact Garden of Eden on (044) 532 7793, No smoking, Open plan kitchen, fire place braai, DSTV, Telephone and security system.

Sleeps 4 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Self-Braai / Barbecue
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

- No cancellation fee will be incurred for cancellations made after payment of first deposit up to and including 46 days prior to arrival.
- Cancellation fees equal to 50% of the total reservation cost is payable in a case of cancellation made between 45 days and 30 days prior to arrival.
- Cancellation fee equal to 100% of the total reservation cost is payable in a case of a cancellation made between 29 days prior to and date of arrival
- 100% of the total cost for any non-arrival/no-shows

Reservation made within 45 days prior to arrival is payable within 24 hours from the day reservation is made.

- Conservation levy is always excluded from the booking amount and needs to be settled on arrival.

Terms and Conditions

It is your responsibility to check if the reservation is correct. Should the reservation be incorrect, please contact our office immediately.

If the arrival date of the itinerary is postponed prior to or on date of arrival and then cancelled at a later stage, the fees that applied at the time of amendment will be enforced if the amount is greater than the new cancellation fees.

Cancelling or downgrading of a reservation 45 days prior to or on arrival will result in cancellation fees according to a sliding scale (based on the total reservation cost) which varies between 50% and 100%.

Should the reservation not be taken up on the arrival date the accommodation will be held until 09:00 the following day after which the reservation will be cancelled and the deposit, where applicable, forfeited.


The Knysna Lakes Section lies on the scenic Garden Route, some 500km from Cape Town and approximately 300km from Port Elizabeth. Rental facilities and a national airport can also be found at George, some 70km from Knysna.

Distance on the N2 from Knysna into Uniondale Road (R339) to Diepwalle (camping sites and guest house) is 23km. Travel on the gravel provincial road.

All the major car hire companies have offices at the George Airport and there are specialised companies in Knysna that provide airport transfers. The upgraded road between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth is very good, making road travel along the scenic Garden Route a pleasure.

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  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM