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Forest Heart Cabin

SuperhostKnysna, Western Cape, South Africa
Entire cabin hosted by Shirley
3 guests2 bedrooms1 bed1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the cabin to yourself.
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Forest Heart Cabin is an unforgettable honeymoon location. It is private and beautiful, with a breath-taking view of the Knysna forest. The Cabin is comfortable, cozy and perfect for a romantic getaway.

Enjoy champagne on the deck when you arrive and watch the sun rise over the mountains in the morning or soak in the luxurious slipper bath at sunset! The Cabin is ideally located and a 10-15 minute drive to Knysna, as well as the gorgeous Buffalo Bay Beach and a number of must-do forest walks.

The space
The Cabin is a fully wooden building close to the Knysna indigenous forest. The Cabin features a master bedroom, and a spare room as well as a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and lounge where you can snuggle up to our wood fired fireplace on cold days. The most recent addition is a gorgeous outdoor slipper bath on a private deck, to soak away your troubles.

Guest access
The whole Cabin is yours to enjoy!
You have your own driveway, parking and front door. Guests also have a private braai area, deck and bath.

Other things to note
The Cabin is fully rainwater operated, this means that all water used on the property has been collected and is safe to drink and shower in! Speaking of roofs, guests can see a bit of the roof of the main garage and, in the distance, the roof of the main house from the upper deck of the Cabin. These roofs are critical for our rain water collection. We have planted many indigenous trees and shrubs to, in time, block this from the view of the Cabin entirely.

We also own a pup named Zircon who is people shy and constantly forgets that he's not supposed to bark at the guests and a very shy kitten named Nugget (you're very lucky if you happen to spot this creature!).
Forest Heart Cabin is an unforgettable honeymoon location. It is private and beautiful, with a breath-taking view of the Knysna forest. The Cabin is comfortable, cozy and perfect for a romantic getaway.

Enjoy champagne on the deck when you arrive and watch the sun rise over the mountains in the morning or soak in the luxurious slipper bath at sunset! The Cabin is ideally located and a 10-15 minute drive t…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Kitchen
Iron
Dedicated workspace
Washer
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

Accessibility

Step-free path to entrance

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 66 reviews

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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa

Rheenendal is a beautiful area of Knysna. To find out more about the area, take a look at the Rheendal Ramble and the pamphlets left inside.

Hosted by Shirley

Joined in July 2016
  • 66 Reviews
  • Superhost
Hey! I'm Shirley. Thanks for stopping by! I host Forest Heart Cabin with my boyfriend John. We met and studied in Grahamstown at Rhodes University and recently moved to John's hometown Knysna, where we live in with our kitten, Nugget and our pup, Zircon. I'm passionate about supporting local businesses and eco friendly living. You'll find me on the beach, or hunting for the best coffee spots in town. My ideal day involves strolling around the local market and picking out beautiful, fresh fruits and flowers. John is a hands on DIYer who can turn just about anything into something totally amazing. His ideal day involves getting stuck into a satisfying and problem solving project. He's the creator of the Cabin's bedside tables, the bed frames, he installed the fireplace (with a little help from me!) and hand made our custom, dim-able lantern bedside lamps! Our style of travelling? We like to embrace the concept of slow travel. When travelling, the emphasis is less on manic sightseeing and more on taking in our surroundings at a relaxed pace. I'm all about food, so any place I travel to; top priority is discovering the best restaurants, coffee spots and markets. John is a passionate geologist and woodworker, who enjoys scouring the local thrift stores for rare woodworking tools.
Hey! I'm Shirley. Thanks for stopping by! I host Forest Heart Cabin with my boyfriend John. We met and studied in Grahamstown at Rhodes University and recently moved to John's home…
During your stay
We live on the same large property (so we are always happy to assist with anything guests need), but guests experience complete privacy. Guests may hear us arriving and leaving from the property as we all share the same driveway.
We like to our allow guests to self-check in. We are available to meet guests most of the time, but encourage our guests to enjoy the privacy that the surrounding nature provides.
We live on the same large property (so we are always happy to assist with anything guests need), but guests experience complete privacy. Guests may hear us arriving and leaving fro…
Shirley is a Superhost
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  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm