Post card of Peace Marimba Woodcutter Cottage Marimba woodcutter interior Marimba and Djembe Bedroom View of Gwen's Glade Romantic Loft Bedroom of Gwen's Glade Veranda of Gwen's Glade A cozy nook Bodhi Barn Cabin A sunny daybed in Bodhi Barn Cabin Postcard Vegan meals Forest kitchen Hut Forest Tents Forest Tent Shower Camp site Green shaded Campsite Lyric forest path
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Peace of Eden - Peace Backpackers Lodge is situated on Peace of Eden Farm, is a natural paradise and the first Vegan Vegetarian Backpackers accommodation Lodge in South Africa.

We are in the heart of the Garden Route a safe and unique place of extreme beauty and mystery where you can explore all this magical area has to offer. We are perfectly placed as a place to relax and unwind or use as a base to explore all the major attractions of Knysna and the Garden Route plus locally the lagoon, beach, forest and sea are only a mere 15 minutes away.

We offer a variety of creative options, from woodcutter cottages to retro canvas tents in the forest a true `glamping` experience - plus we have informal camp sites in a field along the forest edge. Please note we expect guests to respect our Vegetarian ethos whilst staying here, and though the units are self cater we do offer gorgeous vegan Breakfasts and our famous 3 course dinners.

We look forward to welcoming you and know you will leave energised and inspired.

Accommodation at Peace of Eden:
Woodcutter Cabins: Djembe and Marimba
Overlooking fields and forest these quaint cosy woodcutter Cottages with timber decks and own fire pit sleeps 2/3 in double bedroom and 1 day bed in the lounge, with Kitchen galley and bathroom. Best suited for a couple, or 3 on a budget.

Bodhi Barn Cabins
A spacious cabin - sleeps up to 7, with views of fields and forest and stunning sunsets, has a covered veranda with own braai on the lawn. The cabin has a twin and a double bedroom and, two bed alcoves and a double bunk.

Sunbird Barn Cabin
Sunny and bright where sun birds abound in the nearby maple and bottle brush trees. This cute cabin for 2 is part of a large timber building we call the `Barn`. It has a bedroom en suite, kitchenette and a covered deck with own fire pit.

Gwendolyn`s Glade
A fairy tale Cottage with attic bedroom, and a single bed at end of the lounge, ideal for 2 but can sleep 3 (at a pinch 2 children and 2 adults) it has a well equipped small kitchen nook and one bathroom. Lovely veranda overlooking pretty wild gardens and a lily pond.

Forest Tents
A glamping experience, these retro canvas Tents are on timber decks in the magical indigenous forests filled with birds and monkeys, you don`t get closer to nature than this. Each tent has beds and linen and shared Eco ablution huts on the forest edge.


Peace is situated close to beautiful magical indigenous forest, lakes and some of the most stunning beaches on the Garden Route, Brenton on sea and Buffalo Bay. There are a myriad of adventure activities close by, from mountain biking, kayaking, kite surfing, forest hikes, kayaking, paragliding, to kicking your shoes off and just relaxing with a book.

Rooms and Units Available:

Camp Site 2 - Field & forest edge

Eco camp sites in a field along the forest edge - sites sleep 2/4 and are priced per person.  Eco compost loo’s and hot shower huts.  The camp sites do not have electricity and there is no kitchen.  Our Forest Fauna Vegan Cafe offers delicious meals.

Sleeps 4 Adults

Camping Sites - Field & Forest edge

Eco informal camp sites in fields and along the forest edge - there are 15 sites, sleeping 2 per site, priced per person.  Eco compost loo’s and hot showers . NO ELECTRICITY at the camp sites and no kitchen.  NB: we are a Vegan ‘Meat free’ Nature Lodge.

Sleeps 2 Adults

Djembe Woodcutter Cottage
Rustic cosy Woodcutter Cottage part timber with open plan lounge and galley kitchen, bathroom and a covered vernanda on the edge of an ancient orchard and the forest with chattering monkeys. - Our Forest Fauna Vegan Cafe offers delicious meals
Sleeps 2 Adults

Forest Canopy Tent 1
A magical experience for nature lovers. Our retro Tents are on timber decks in the forest, with beds & linen. Sleeps 2. Communal kitchen hut, plus showers & loo's in rustic huts. - Our Forest Fauna Vegan Cafe offers delicious meals
Sleeps 2 Adults

Forest Canopy Tents
Forest Tents - A unique retro canvas Tents sleeping 2 each, on timber decks in the forest, with beds & linen. Communal kitchen, showers & loo's in rustic huts. Magical experience for nature lovers. As a Vegan Lodge no animal meat products allowed.
Sleeps 2 Adults

Gwendolyn's Glade Cottage
A charming double storey, ideal for 2 with a romantic loft bedroom, open plan kitchenette / small ounge with fireplace (plus twin beds at end of lounge for 2 kids) PLEASE NOTE: As a Vegan Lodge no animal meat products allowed.
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Magical Marimba Cabin
Magical Marimba is a Cottage in perfect harmony with 'The Shire' setting it is in. It has one bedroom, lounge with a Hobbity fireplace, a kitchenette and separate bathroom. The cottage sleeps 3, ideally 2 adults and a child in the lounge. Stunning views.
Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Marimba Woodcutter Cottage

Woodcutter Cottage with double bedroom, bathroom, galley kitchen, open plan lounge with a single day bed leading onto a timber deck overlooking fields & forest PLEASE NOTE:As a Vegan Lodge no animal meat products allowed.

Sleeps 2 Adults and 1 child

Pumziko Cottage
'Out of Africa' Cottage, called Pumziko, a Swahili word for 'Place of tranquility' sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms downstairs and a quaint attic bedroom upstairs. 1.5 bathrooms, fitted kitchen, lounge with fireplace leading onto a large covered colonial veranda.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Pumziko House - 'Out of Africa'
Charming 'Out of Africa' house with large open plan lounge with fireplace and dinning room leading onto a wrap around covered veranda with lovely views of a lily pond and a treed garden. It has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and a well fitted kitchen.
Sleeps 6 Adults

Sunbird Barn Cabin

Cute and cosy timber Barn Cabin surrounded by bottle brush trees with a bedroom en suite plus a lounge with a small kitchenette and a large covered veranda overlooking fields and forest views. - Our Forest Fauna Vegan Cafe offers delicious meals

Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Pets only by Arrangement
Airport Shuttle Service
Babysitting Service
Special Meals on Request
Wedding facilities
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Xhosa / Zulu
Other Language
DVD and/or VCR
Hiking / Walking Trails

Cancellation Policy:

No refund for cancellations unless we can resell their dates onwards.


We are situated 6km's outside of Knysna on the west side.
Turn off the N2 onto the Rheenendal rd towards the Millwood Forest and Historical goldmine, we are 8.2 km's on the left ( 3 km's beyond Phantom Pass ) and 60km's form George Airport

For GPS and other navigations systems:
Peace of Eden's coordinates are latitude: minus 33deg 58' 40" and longitude: plus 22deg 57' 57" There is a 550m grass airstrip at 620 feet elevation with an average summer density alitude of 1600 feet and an average winter density alitude of 900 feet.

* Peace of Eden, Millwood Rd (Rheenendal Rd), Highways, Rheenendal, Knysna.

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