South African Hotels

Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve

Address
Phantom Pass Road
Knysna
Garden Route
Western Cape
South Africa
Rating
Hotel Type
Spa, Conference, Leisure
R3060.00SINGLE RATE
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The Phantom Forest Eco Reserve is in the heart of the Garden Route, South Africa. This magnificent and lush property occupies 137 hectares of private nature reserve comprising of 3 biospheres, which are the Afromontane Forest, the Cape Coastal Fynbos, and the Estuarine Wetland. Using only sustainable materials, from ragged thatch rising through the forest canopy, to wood shingle, from a fresh water pool to meandering boardwalks, in pure Eco terms the intrusion of man into Nature's Wonderland has been graciously accepted by both flora and fauna. Winner of Africa's Leading Ecotourism Destination in 2007, and Africa's Leading Green Hotel from 2010 till 2012, from the World Travel Awards, is proof that the Phantom Forest Eco Reserve observes an intense green code ethic.

Accommodation

The magic continues with the interior ambience that is an African celebration of natural textures: from silky percale linen, and hand woven coir carpets to beautiful glass - roofed bathrooms where bathing to the symphony of birdsong or the quiet contemplation of the African night sky, this is a luxurious and unforgettable experience.

With breathtaking views of the lagoon or forest, the 14 elevated luxurious tree-suites at the Phantom Forest Eco Reserve in Knysna differ in layout and décor. Each features a mini - bar and fridge, and a full range of teas and coffee. Romantic and private, the accommodation at Phantom Forest is the perfect combination for lovers and nature lovers.

The 6 Classic Tree Suites consist of:

  • Entrance area
  • Bedroom and lounge
  • End-glass gable
  • Bathroom with glass roof over double-ended bath
  • Twin basins
  • Separate shower room with bidet and toilet
  • Relaxing deck

The 4 Upper Tree Camp Suites consist of:

  • Separate sitting room
  • Large bedroom
  • Outside deck with sunken jetted bath
  • Full bathroom with double basins and glass walled shower
  • Separate area, with double ended bath
  • Toilet and bidet lit through a glass roof

The 4 Moroccan Tree Suites consist of:

  • Entrance area
  • Large bedroom
  • Sitting area
  • Bathroom with double-ended bath set in glass
  • Double basins, and separate room with double shower
  • Toilet and bidet
  • Large outside deck

These suites are decorated with a North African feel, from the physical touch of silk and velvet to the visual beauty of mosaic and handcrafted lamps that are in synergy with the theme of "Touch and Taste of Africa".

Dining

The Boma:

The restaurant offers award-winning international cuisine for the most discerning palate: a six - course dining experience, which ends on the fire-deck sipping liqueurs or aromatic African coffee.

Eyrie Bar:

Guests are welcome to end off a relaxing lazy day in The Eyrie Bar, sipping a sundowner drink while watching the fish eagles and letting the day fade slowly into dusk.

Spa facilities

The Body Boma at the reserve offers a spiritual journey in a timeless place of peace and tranquillity. Guests are invited to become lost to the world as the therapists work hand in hand with "Mother Nature", bringing treasures from the ancient waters of the Dead Sea or the wild Skeleton Coast, from the bounty of the Fynbos Kingdom or the primordial Basalt stones of the Namib Desert.

With treatments such as "Mineral Mantle" or "Forest Fusion", "simply Stone" or "African Sea Escape" the inner mind drifts to far space. Other romantic treats include a private "Bubble Barrel" and sauna that is the perfect setting to enjoy a special moment with your loved one.

Activities

A variety of activities is available for the more energetic ranging from a quiet paddle up the river with a delicious picnic, to a stroll through the forest, where the shy Duiker and Bushbuck hide. Bird watchers are in for a treat while staying at the Reserve as the woods is home to over 160 bird species. Golf, sailing, and beaches are located nearby.

If you are up to it, there is a mini gym, and for those that want to unwind with a glass of wine in hand, then there is the invigorating Bubble Barrel and Sauna, to melt away any stress and pamper your muscles.

Directions

The Reserve is 8 kilometres west of the picturesque town of Knysna. When approaching from Cape Town, turn left onto the Phantom Pass Road the Phantom Pass turn-off is located just before the road bridge over the Knysna River. If you are approaching from Knysna, turn right immediately after crossing the Knysna River.

Follow the Phantom Pass Road for about 1.3km, and you will see the Lodge entrance on the left, denoted by a wooden sign. The Phantom Pass Road is tarred until just beyond the entry of the lodge. Turn left into the entrance and follow the cobbled track up to the gatehouse. You will park your car here, and the on-site staff will transport you to the lodge.

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  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • In-room safe
  • Viewing Deck

Restaurants

Boma

Guests staying at the Phantom Forest Eco Reserve in Knysna at South Africa's magnificent Garden Route may enjoy dining at the boma where international cuisine is served with local colour in the classic style.  End a memorable evening on the fire deck, sipping delicious African-blend coffee and liqueurs.

The Chutzpah

This restaurant at the Lodge is an Moroccan-style dining and leisure space, a time to play exotic North African baroque and is open for special occasions and functions as well as for groups of 12 persons and more.

The Spa

The Body Boma at the reserve offers a spiritual journey in a timeless place of peace and tranquillity. Guests are invited to become lost to the world as the therapists work hand in hand with "Mother Nature", bringing treasures from the ancient waters of the Dead Sea or the wild Skeleton Coast, from the bounty of the Fynbos Kingdom or the primordial Basalt stones of the Namib Desert.

With treatments such as "Mineral Mantle" or "Forest Fusion", "simply Stone" or "African Sea Escape" the inner mind drifts too far space. Other romantic treats include a private "Bubble Barrel" and sauna that is the perfect setting to enjoy a special moment with your loved one.

Treatments

  • The Mineral Mantle - 2 hours
  • African Sea Escape - 2 hours
  • Microsecond marine algae wrap - for a mild effect
  • Toning body wrap - for a stimulation of blood and lymph flow
  • Intensive anti-cellulite Contouring Wrap (containing ivy extract) - for maximum impact on cellulite
  • Amandla - 1½ hr
  • Forest Fusion - 1½ hr
  • Back to Nature - Earth - 1 hr
  • Back to Nature - Sea
  • Only Stone
  • African Sunrise
  • African Sunset

Swimming

The nature pool invites for a refreshing swim surrounded by lush vegetation.

Nearby activities & attractions
  • Sunset sailing on the Knysna Lagoon
  • Magnificent golf courses along the Garden Route    
  • Enjoy a brisk day's sailing near the Knysna Heads
  • Bungee jump from the Storms River Bridge    
  • Mountain biking in Knysna's forests
  • Visit an ostrich farm    
  • The Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn
  • Visit the Cango Wildlife Sanctuary
The Bubble Barrel and Sauna
Guests are invited to pamper their muscles in the enervating Bubble Barrel and sauna which makes for an unforgettable and relaxing experience.
Gym

The Hotel features a mini gym.

Business Boma
For business, meetings, presentations or to catch up with an important Sports Game, the Business Boma which is located at the Gatehouse, is a multi purpose venue in a beautiful and natural setting.

  • Bar
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Boma
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Hiking trails
  • Nearby golf course
  • Outdoor patio
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wellness centre

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Concierge services
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage treatments
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Classic

# Rooms:
6

The Classic Tree Suite features

  • Suites have been given indigenous tree names such as Monkey Plum and Turkey Berry
  • Bedroom
  • Sitting room
  • Stunning end-glass gable
  • A sensuous bathroom with glass roof over double-ended bath
  • Separate shower room with bidet and toilet
  • Relaxing deck.
Single Room R3060
Double Room R4530

Upper Tree Camp

# Rooms:
4

The Upper Tree Camp Suite features

  • Suites named; Arum, Erica, Strelizia and Watsonia after species in the South African Fynbos Floral Kingdom
  • Intimate and romantic and provide the perfect honeymoon hideaway featuring two double ended baths
  • Jetted outdoor bath
  • Private deck
Single Room R3470
Double Room R5360

Moroccan

# Rooms:
2

The Moroccan Tree Suite features

  • Decorated with a distinctly North African feel.
  • Handcrafted lamps
  • Bedroom
  • Sitting room
  • Separate shower room with bidet and toilet
  • Relaxing deck.
Single Room R3210
Double Room R4840

Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

The beautiful Phantom Forest Eco Reserve is located 7 km from Knysna, on the Garden Route of South Africa. Take advantage of the last of the winter specials and book your two night getaway for travel 1 May - 30 September 2017, and receive the discounted rate from only R3,680.00 per person sharing as well as the following included:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in a Classic Tree Suite, bed and breakfast             
  • A six course gourmet dinner on both evenings (2 people on 2 nights)
  • An hour Classic massage
  • Free Upgrade based on availability 

Included in the rate:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in a Tree Suite, bed and breakfast             
  • A six course gourmet dinner on both evenings (2 people on 2 nights)
  • An hour Classic massage
  • Free Upgrade based on availability 

Excluded from the rate:

  • All other drinks, minerals, telephone, personal laundry, body boma & gratuity

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid 1 May - 30 September 2017
  • Only valid for a two night stay
  • Subject to availability
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Book your three night stay at the Phantom Forest Eco Reserve, and enjoy a discounted rate as well as only paying for two nights. Receive one night for free! The Phantom Forest Eco Reserve is located 7 km from Knysna, along the beautiful Garden Route of South Africa.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast

Excluded from the rate:

  • All meals, items of a personal nature

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid until 30 September 2017
  • Subject to availability
  • Only valid for a three night stay
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Enjoy a one night stay at the magical Phantom Forest Eco Reserve near Knysna on South Africa's Garden Route, and when booking within 10 days of your travel date, you will qualify for a special last minute rate. In addition, this special rate will also include breakfast as well as dinner.

Included in the rate:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Excluded from the rate:

  • Items of a personal nature, beverages

Terms and Conditions:

  • Only valid for a 1 nights stay
  • Only valid for bookings made within 10 days or arrival
  • Subject to availability ; block out dates may apply
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Enjoy great savings when booking your two night summer break at the Phantom Forest Eco Reserve, 7 km from Knysna, along the Garden Route of South Africa. This two night package not only offers a discounted rate from only R4,060.00 per person sharing for two nights, but also includes added extras, making this great value for money.

The two night package includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in a Classic Tree Suite, bed and breakfast,
  • One six course gourmet dinner for two
  • A picnic lunch for two
  • On arrival a bottle of wine in your Tree-Suite
  • PLUS  a Free upgrade on availability

Valid until 30 April 2017.

Included in the rate:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in a Tree Suite, bed and breakfast,
  • One six course gourmet dinner for two
  • A picnic lunch for two
  • On arrival a bottle of wine in your Tree-Suite
  • PLUS  a Free upgrade on availability

Excluded from the rate:

  • All other drinks, minerals, telephone, personal laundry, body boma & gratuity

Terms and Conditions:

  • Valid from 1 October 2016 – 30th April 2017, Excludes 19th December 2016 – 9th January 2017
  • Only valid for a two night stay
  • Subject to availability
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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -34.022390

Longitude: 22.986012

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Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

5 Star

Awards

Awards:

  • Winner 2012: Africa's Leading Green Hotel
  • Winner 2011: Africa's Leading Green Hotel
  • Winner 2010: Africa's Leading Green Hotel
  • Winner 2007: Africa's Leading Ecotourism destination

Nominations:

  • Africa's Leading Green Hotel 2009
  • World's Leading Green Resort 2008
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