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.
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.
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 of Eden Activities:
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.
Peace of Eden Map:
I stayed in a canopy tent, which I believe is quite a new addition. There is still some work to be done to make it a comfortable stay. There are no electrical points in the tents, no hot water in the shower in dull weather (solar heated) and there is an Eco friendly "long drop" which takes some getting used to. The kitchen offers all the basic facilities. Depending on the goal of your stay, the cabins would be a better choice for comfort, although the double bed in the tent was very comfortable. Your car also remains in the parking area, which is quite a distance away. The birding is excellent on the property, which is tranquil and scenic, and the staff helpful and friendly.
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