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Phantom Forest Lodge

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The Phantom Forest Eco Reserve, on the southern Cape coast of South Africa, in the heart of the magnificent Garden Route, whispers a very special magic.

Looking out across the Knysna Lagoon towards the Heads, nestling in the Afromontane Forest, with endless views, shared only with the Fish Eagles, the large and elevated luxury 'tree suites' are an African celebration of colour and textures.

Rooms & Suites:

Classic tree suites; with indigenous tree names such as Monkey Plum and Turkey Berry, these elevated tree-suites comprise of an entrance area, bedroom & sitting room, stunning end-glass gable, sensuous bathroom with glass roof over double-ended bath, twin basins, separate shower room with bidet & loo, and relaxing deck.

Natural fabrics in subtle creams, earth tones & black, echo the Xhosa style. All enjoy views over the Knysna Lagoon or forest.

Food & Wine:

Feed the soul in the award-winning Forest Boma, or feast African baroque style, at the Moroccan inspired Chutzpah with sweeping views across the Lagoon. A warm welcome, convivial conversation and truly innovative cuisine touch the senses and restore the spirit. Experience the stillness, the joy of Africa.


The new 'Body Boma' at Phantom Forest Lodge, an exciting stress release centre in perfect synergy with our Phantom Forest Nature Concept, nestling in the forest edge with evocative views over the lagoon and river estuary. Our fully qualified therapist will pamper guests with various relaxing treatments - by appointment.


Phantom Forest Lodge is privately owned within 137 hectares of a Garden Route Nature Reserve, The Phantom Forest offers a unique bio-diversity of Afromontane forest, Cape coastal fynbos and estuarine wetland. There are over 150 bird species, bush pig, bushbuck, grysbok, the rare blue duiker (one of Africa's smallest antelope), and a variety of smaller game.

Emphasis is placed on the use of sustainable methods of construction. Alien vegetation, gleaned directly from our eco-restoration programme, has been utilised in floors, furniture, roofs and boardwalks.

  • Lodge Information
  • - Lodge type; Forest Lodge
  • - Location; Knysna
  • - Lodge size; 14 Suites
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
  • Lodge Highlights
  • - Knysna Elephant Park
  • - Visit the Knysna heads
  • - Oyster tasting
  • - Canoeing on the Knysna Lagoon
  • - Shopping and art galleries
  • - Spend the day on one of the many beaches
  • - Birding and hiking in the forests
  • - Mitchell's Knysna Brewery

  • Rates from: R 2060.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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