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About Cliffhanger Cottages

Cliffhanger Cottages is a private self-catering retreat perched on the edge of a valley overlooking the magical Knysna Forest, situated along the beautiful Garden Route. Located just 15 km from the centre of town, Cliffhanger Cottages offers a wonderful sense of being far removed from it all with uninterrupted views of the Outeniqua Mountains and lush surrounding forest. Cliffhanger Cottages, allows guests to escape to a world of epic sustainable luxury, where you can have the best of both worlds - modern amenities and the serenity of nature.

Each cottage has been designed to blend seamlessly into the spectacular surroundings, where private wooden decks and outdoor Weber braais make for the perfect spot to enjoy the vistas. Inside, the comfortable open-plan design, with a queen extra-length bed, en-suite bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and a fireplace that heats the whole interior, creates a cosy home away from home ambience. The owners provide discreet hospitality, guiding you through the rich offerings of the surrounding area.

Cliffhanger Cottages Setting

Situated along the famed Garden Route region of South Africa, Cliffhanger Cottages offers a diverse mixture of forest and mountain landscapes. This location serves as a vital habitat for various bird species, and indigenous flora and fauna, with the cottages providing a gateway to explore not only the tranquillity within but also the ecological wonders of the forest below. Cliffhanger Cottages is perfectly located for your Knysna break, central to all key attractions – with the town centre being a mere 15-minute drive away.

Cliffhanger Cottages is at the doorstep of some of Knysna's best forest trails for walking, hiking, and mountain biking. Guests can pack a picnic basket and relax at the peaceful Jubilee Creek, or take a trip to the scenic Blue Flag Buffalo Bay Beach, a gorgeous swimming beach also lovely for walks along the shoreline. For the more adventurous type, canoes are available for hire at the River Deck Restaurant where one can paddle down to the river mouth.

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  • A Magical place!

    What a magical place! We really enjoyed our third anniversary / honeymoon at Cliffedge. The space, solitude and beauty kept our hearts full. Thank you. Beautifully built cottage; the care and attention to detail is noticeable everywhere. The views are spectacular and the decor was calm, relaxing and very comfortable. The fireplace is a wonderful feature and shower is absolutely amazing.

    Conservio.com review


  • Idyllic Getaway

    We stayed for a week at Cliffhanger Cottages, in Cliffedge Cottage. The cottage is idyllic - beautiful view over the valley with mountain ranges in cascading colours of blue receding into the horizon. Even whilst showering you can appreciate the view. If you are into relaxing, reading and birding, this is the place. If you are into exploring the Garden Route, this place is fairly central. If you are into hiking and forests, this would be recommended.

    Conservio.com review


Cliffhanger Cottages impact highlights

Cliffhanger Cottages' eco-friendly cabins align with responsible tourism, as they operate entirely on solar power, minimizing their carbon footprint and promoting clean energy. Their commitment to environmental responsibility extends to their employment practices, with the owners choosing to hire local staff who reside within the Phantom/Homtini Conservancy. This not only bolsters the local economy but also fosters a sense of community engagement. The cabins themselves are constructed from log and wooden materials, emphasizing the use of sustainable building resources. Situated within a lush forest, the location motivates guests to explore and enjoy nature, encouraging a deeper appreciation for the local ecosystem and promoting conservation awareness. Cliffhanger Cottages exemplifies how a thoughtful approach to hospitality can contribute positively to both the community and the environment.

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