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About Forest Valley Cottages

Forest Valley Cottages is a peaceful, immersive escape in the Rheenendal Valley – a lush destination part of the Knysna Forest along the scenic Garden Route. Towering above the rich landscape below, the 4-star rated accommodations feature spectacular views over the expansive panoramas, and are equipped with luxury amenities and a wonderful sense of privacy – making it perfect for a rejuvenating getaway in nature.

Each of the eight beautiful cottages offer contemporary self-catering living areas, with an indoor fireplace, spa tub, outdoor bath or jacuzzi, braai facilities, and a kitchenette for self-catering ease. There is no WiFi, ensuring a complete escape from the outside world. Seven of the cottages (Iris, Birdsong, Blue Sky, Sandstone, Gorgeous Olive, Earth Rose and Glory Dawn) sleep 2 guests per unit, while the four-sleeper Lavender Edge cottage is perfect for small families or groups of friends.

Forest Valley Cottages Setting

One of the top scenic stretches in South Africa, the Garden Route offers a little bit of everything, from a pristine coastline, spectacular scenery and fascinating wildlife experiences, to private game reserves, small towns and towering mountains to explore, it's a nature lover's paradise. It's here where the beautiful coastal village of Knysna, characterised by its surrounding forest and stunning lagoon that feeds out to the ocean, has become a primary destination for local and international travellers.

Forest Valley Cottages is situated on the wooded side of Knysna, known as the Rheenendal Valley, just an 8-minute drive from the Knysna Lagoon. The location is conveniently close to both beaches and forests, ensuring a private and secure retreat. Forest Valley Cottages sits right on the forest's edge, offering a front-row seat to the wonders of nature.

What's included

  • Accommodation

Frequently asked questions

  • How far is Forest Valley Cottages from the centre on Knysna?

  • Does Forest Valley Cottages offer massages?


  • Stunning location

    Wonderful gem in a stunning location. Well-equipped with stunning decor. Absolutely perfect place, can definitely recommend, feels like you enter a fairytale when you walk through the doors.

    Conservio.com review

    L. Harrison

  • Breathtaking views

    Great place to revitalize your soul, your relationship or mini vacation with your loved one. Great service all round from our host. The cottages are well kept, old school with a modern touch. Ohh and the views… breathtaking!!

    Conservio.com review

    E. Jordans

  • Absolutely spectacular

    Our stay at Forest valley cottages was absolutely spectacular. Great unobstructed views over the forest. Well equipped cottage. The perfect place to unwind, relax and take in the joys of nature. Although one feels as though they are in the middle of nature, the cottages are positioned a short drive to the waterfront.

    Conservio.com review

    T. Ford

Forest Valley Cottages impact highlights

Forest Valley Cottages is committed to conservation practices which is evident in their sustainable lifestyle. They have a borehole that provides them with a reliable source of water, which gets used on the property. Additionally, they take advantage of rainwater harvesting from the rooftops. To reduce waste and enrich their soil, they employ earthworms for composting, which helps nourish their large vegetable garden and fruit trees. Furthermore, they have a small chicken coop to produce their own eggs and minimize their carbon footprint. In their efforts to reduce their impact on the environment, they actively engage in responsible forestry by cutting their own wood for fireplaces and wood braais, promoting sustainability in every aspect of their daily lives.

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