Exchange the ceaseless din of urban traffic and city sirens for the calls of birds and rustle of leaves in this supremely peaceful environment. Surrounded by 137 hectares of virgin wilderness, will indulge your senses and feed your soul. Elevated above the ground to blend harmoniously into the forest canopy, the lodge’s secluded tree suites are elegantly decorated in subtle creams and earth tones. Each suite features a spacious bedroom, en suite bathroom, and private deck with forest or lagoon views. Honeymooners may like to take advantage of the Upper Tree Camp Suites, where added features include personal outdoor spa baths. And for the ultimate in luxury forest accommodation infused with exotic North African style, the Moroccan Tree Suites – adorned with handcrafted lamps, mosaic wall pieces and sensuous fabrics – offer a timeless experience of bohemian beauty.

Forest trails, picnics or a scenic canoe trip down the Knysna River are all fantastic ways to experience the region.  Its wildlife includes buck, a plethora of small mammals and reptiles, and over 150 bird species. Privileged visitors may even spot the emerald wings and crimson underbelly of the Knysna Loerie, pride of the forest canopy. Alternatively, the beguiling town of Knysna is only ten minutes away from Phantom Forest, offering a profusion of enticing shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and wildlife sanctuaries, as well as numerous exciting adventure pursuits.Back at the Phantom Forest, indulge in a pampering session second to none at the Body Boma. A nurturing full body massage, mud and mineral wrap, or facial will leave you feeling relaxed and revitalised. And as the sun sets and the night sinks in at Phantom Forest, dinner is served at the Boma, where classic international cuisine meets local favourites in a superb fusion of flavours.


Camille Rowe


About "Phantom Forest Eco Reserve"