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Phantom Forest Lodge, Knysna
Phantom Forest Lodge, Knysna
Phantom Forest Lodge & Eco Retreat nestles in the indigenous forests & overlooks the magnificent Knysna lagoon
Location: Garden Route
Type: Eco Retreat
Price Range: Deluxe R1200 - R2000 pps
  • Tranquil
  • Elegant
  • Eco
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Phantom Forest Lodge & Eco Retreat sits softly upon the earth.  It's set in an indigenous forest within a private nature reserve. From the lodge you
have breathtaking views over the river estuary, Knysna lagoon & the spectacular Knysna Heads.

Everything about this lodge is designed to relax & spoil you ... and the cuisine is superb - the restaurant has been nominated by the Food & Wine Society of South Africa as a 'Top 100 Restaurant.'

The lodge has also won several awards - Best Eco Experience of the Year 2001 (Premier's Award for Tourism) and Africa's Leading Ecotourism Destination 2007 (World Travel Awards ).

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Contact Details

Contact Person: Kat
Email: info@phantomforest.com
Website: http://www.phantomforest.com
Phone: +27 (0)44 386-0046
Fax: +27 (0)44 387-1944
Street: Phantom Pass Road
City: Knysna
State: Western Cape
Country: South Africa



Phantom Forest Lodge is 7 kilometres west of the picturesque Southern Cape town of Knysna at the foot of the spectacular Phantom Pass.
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 1.2km and you will see Phantom Forest's entrance on the left denoted by a wooden sign. The Phantom Pass Road is tarred until just beyond the entrance to the lodge. Turn left into the entrance and follow the cobbled track up to the gatehouse. You will park your car here and Phantom Forest's staff will transport you to the lodge.


GPS Co-ordinates:

Latitude: 34° 01 23 93 S

Longitude: 22° 59 09 05 E



Safe parking
DSTV in room
Tea & coffee-making facilities
Spa & treatment room
Wifi & internet


Breakfasts included.  Lunches & dinners served in casual Boma or more formal Chutzphah Restaurant (or the privacy of your suite).   Picnic hampers for two may be ordered.


* Knysna Heads
* Thesen Island
* Oyster Farm
* Featherbed Reserve
* Knysna Quays


No. of rooms: 8 doubles
Pricing: Deluxe R1200 - R2000 pps
Children Policy:
No children under 12
Usual Guests:
  • Honeymooners
  • Families
  • Nature Lovers
  • Birdwatchers

Best time to visit:
Jan to Mar - best weather; early July - Oyster Festival
What to pack:
Smart casual clothes - cool comfy cottons best.  Warm jacket for chilly nights and early morning walks.  Inspiring book &/or interesting partner.
  • Tranquil
  • Elegant
  • Eco
Why visit Phantom Forest Lodge
Best Features: Sumptuous meals; privacy; unobtrusive yet knowledgeable staff lots of little extras that make you feel really special and pampered.
Bear In Mind: You'll need more than one night's stay to really appreciate all the lodge offers yet city dwellers may find a week too long ...
Things to Do and See
Spa treatments
Oyster feasting
Golf at world-class
Simola and Pezula
Harbour cruises
Shopping & flea markets

Low season

Mid season

Peak season


Terms & Cond

Terms & Conditions
Minimum 2 nights stay on weekends; minimum 4 nights stay in peak seasons: December & Easter holidays.  To confirm a booking 50% non-refundable deposit is required.  Cancellation policy - please request.
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