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Woodlands Country Retreat


Accommodation options

The Nest
Max 2 Guests
1 double

from R 420 / per person per night sharing

Couple Suite
Max 2 Guests
1 double

from R 525 / per person per night sharing

Family Suite
Max 4 Guests
1 double, 2 single

from R 615 / per person per night sharing

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About Woodlands Country Retreat

Woodlands Country Retreat is a peaceful self-catering escape wonderfully positioned on a quiet country road just outside the little town of Knysna in the Western Cape. Located in the beautiful Rheenendal Valley, surrounded by lush forests and stunning indigenous fynbos gardens, Woodlands Country Retreat offers the perfect base for travellers looking to explore the famed area or simply relax in the picturesque tranquility.

The family-run getaway features an intimate number of only five units, comprising two couple cottages, two family cottages, and one unique loft-style tiny house, each sleeping two to four guests. Equipped with luxurious king-size beds, kitchenettes, private patios, spacious lounges and braai/BBQ facilities, Woodlands Country Retreat provides a unique combination of contemporary design and country living along the beautiful Garden Route.

Woodlands Country Retreat 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.

Woodlands Country Retreat is situated on the wooded side of Knysna, known as the Rheenendal Valley, just an 8-minute drive from the Knysna Lagoon and other incredible attractions. The location is conveniently close to both beaches and forests, ensuring a private and secure retreat, while the carefully curated gardens and lodgings provide a true sense of a home away from home.

What's included

  • Accommodation


How to get there

  • 6 hrs

    Cape Town

  • Woodlands Country Retreat

    Rheenendal Rd, Knysna, Phantom Acres, 6576

  • Check in at Woodlands Country Retreat

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Woodlands Country Retreat

    10:00 on day of departure

Frequently asked questions


  • Relaxing

    We had an amazingly relaxing time! The hosts were amazing and went out of their way to make us feel at home- Even letting our tittle one feed the chickens and collect eggs! review

    J. Kingston

  • Homely Place

    We loved Woodlands Country Retreat, so family friendly and super peaceful review

    K. Liddle

Woodlands Country Retreat impact highlights

At the heart of Woodlands Country Retreat is the love for indigenous plants and biodiversity. They take great care to preserve the natural elements. The forest is home to plenty of wildlife including porcupines, bush buck, wild pigs, monkeys, baboons, spotted genet, caracal and honey badgers as well as incredible bird life including the iconic Knysna Turaco. Sunbirds, Hoepoes and various water birds also frequent the gardens throughout the year.

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