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Phantom Forest

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.

Privately owned, within 137 hectares of nature reserve on the Knysna River, the Phantom Forest offers a unique bio-diversity of Afromontane forest, Cape coastal fynbos and estuarine wetland.

Nestling in the Afromontane Forest, with endless views, shared only with Fish Eagles, the large and elevated luxury 'tree suites' are an African celebration of natural textures.

Experience the evocative sounds... scents... and tastes of Africa... at their very best!

Phantom Forest is truly one of the best luxury guest lodge hotels near Knysna at the heart of the Garden Route and are proud to recommend our clients to stay at one of the garden pods best guest lodge hotels - Phantom Forest !

Forest Arrival

  • Arrive at the Phantom Forest Gatehouse – and be met by 'Bush-Butler' Wilfred – who speaks 7 languages!
  • Transfer to Bush vehicle – your PhantomForest adventure has begun!
  • Hear a Fish Eagle cry, and a door softly closed the door of a rushed & noisy world

What bliss to be at one with Nature in all her glory - sounds, scents, the glory of a Knysna Loerie in flight - the fleeting glimpse of the shy Bushbuck the heart stopping sunsets the symphony of birdsong greeting the African dawn.

Bathe in total privacy while gazing in wonder at the night sky and savour the tastes of Africa in the Phantom Forest Boma - layer upon layer this is indeed food for the soul.

Phantom Forest Suites

Tree Suites

From silky Swazi cotton sheets, to hand-woven coir carpets, from stunning end-glass gables to the sensuous forest bathroom. Bathe in luxury to the symphony of birdsong or the quiet contemplation of the African sky.

Moroccan Suites

Moroccan Tree Suites

In synergy with the theme of touch and taste in Africa.

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