Forest Valley is the perfect destination, with its low people traffic, fresh air, vast views and plenty of rejuvenating factors. It’s a book away-from-it-all spot for honeymoons, anniversaries, recoveries, lovebird hide-aways and anyone wanting time out.

Just perfect!


Self-catering cottages

We offer self-catering accommodation on the edge of a magnificent indigenous forest valley just outside of Knysna, with glorious views of the Outeniqua Mountains.

Our 8 fully equipped cottages provide stylish, private and comfortable accommodation and a true getaway-from-it-all experience.

Experience casual luxury in this sublime setting.

Knysna Forest Valley
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Excellent location

Forest Valley is conveniently located on the Cape Town side of the Knysna Lagoon, a scenic 15 minute car drive from the centre of town or Knysna’s pristine blue flag beach and 8 minutes away from the famous Knysna Lagoon.

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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.


Amazing stay in the heart of nature with a well catered for cottage and accommodating hosts. Also very Covid-conscious which is a plus!


My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Forest Valley Cottages for our honeymoon, it was a very romantic and relaxing environment. They also have a hike you can go on and there is a kissing spot where you can write your names on which i thought was so memorable. The accommodation is absolutely amazing we have no complaints. We stayed in the Earth Rose accommodation and it has a jacuzzi bath that looks out to the forest and that was the best part of this accommodation for us.


I cannot recommend Forest Valley Cottages enough to anyone looking for a weekend away to reconnect with their loved one. The views of the valley were incredible and so peaceful. My partner and I stayed in the Glory Dawn cottage and were extremely happy with how beautifully the cottage was done up. We had everything we needed and felt completely safe at all times in the current COVID crisis with our contact free check in and check out. I was completely stress-free after a year that has been rather awful for all. My only wish was that I stayed longer! Will absolutely be back. Thank you for the amazing getaway, Mark!


The weekend at Forest Valley was amazing! The cottage had everything we needed. We had privacy and the best view. Will recommend this place to any couple that wants to reconnect. Everything in the cottage worked and the jacuzzi on the patio made the stay!


The Blue-Sky cottage at Forest Valley Cottages was amazing! The cottages are all very private, with no neighbours in sight 🙂 The views from the cottage are unparalleled and so spectacular! Hills and forests as far as the eye can see! The rooms are very neat and clean, with all amenities required in place.
The cottages are easily accessible from the main roads, but still offers peace and quite from all city life. Can definitely recommend for the perfect getaway stay!


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.


To be nestled in the mountains, surrounded by nature with the love of your life = heaven. The view from your bed, the kitchen, the bath is simply breathtaking. A must not just for honeymooners but for anyone looking for a peaceful nature getaway or to rekindle the flame. Absolute privacy.

Allison Knight

The setting and location is not only magnificent but very convenient. We had wonderful meals at Totties, drove through the magical Phantom Pass and visited not only Knysna but also Sedgefield markets and local farms with wonderfull produce, all within a 10 minute drive. That however said, the highlight was evenings spend in front of the fire place. This is an ideal setting to find yourself. It feels like home and you will never want to leave.

Helene Joubert

Peaceful, tranquil, scenic, lovely, romantic

There are not enough words to describe how beautiful our stay was. We decided to go every year from now on, so romantic & lovely!


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