Along the world-renowned Garden Route, South Africa is a place of scenic beauty. A place where only the best of memories are made. Knysna, host to verdant foliage, sprawling golden beaches and exhilarating possibilities. A mere 7km from this magnificent town is Phantom Forest Eco Reserve, sited on the Knysna River on 137 hectares of private nature reserve consisting of Afromontane Forest, Cape Coastal Fynbos and the Estuarine Wetland, 3 biospheres that provide habitations to prolific and eclectic bird species, grysbok, bush pig, bushbuck, blue duiker and a selection of other small game.
The use of sustainable methods of construction plays a role in the selection of building materials for this special lodge in South Africa. Floors, roofs, furniture and boardwalks are made from exotic vegetation that has been scraped together from the reserve’s eco-restoration programme. A harmonious balance with the natural surrounds has been preserved at Phantom Forest Eco Reserve.
The design of the 14 tastefully decorated tree houses is the envy of every architect. The interior echoes the true African spirit with African fabrics, from silky Swazi cotton sheets to hand-woven coir carpets. Glass roofed bathrooms allows for an esthetic and memorable bathing experience with bird melodies or the quiet contemplation of the star-studded night sky.
Raise a toast to the beauty of nature with a sundowner drink at the Eyrie as you watch the superb sunset and views stretching all the way to the famed Knysna Heads. Dinner is no rushed affair at the traditional boma. Take your time to savor the sumptuous international cuisine and end the evening on the fire deck, drinking African blend coffee and liqueurs.
For a Moroccan-style dining experience at the Knysna lodge, The Chutzpah excels in both cuisine and ambiance. From the décor to the mosaic chameleon and the Goudi-style lizard idling by the poolside.
The Body Boma at Phantom Forest Eco Reserve takes you on a spiritual journey through timeless place and space in tranquil setting where nature and experienced therapists work in harmony to give you nothing but the best spa treatments.
An ideal holiday retreat for both leisure and business traveler alike, Phantom Forest offers a Business Boma perfect for intimate business meetings that sits up to 14 delegates.
The location of this lodge in South Africa affords visitors to embark in a myriad of activities including walking trails, canoeing, deep-sea fishing and whale watching. For more heart-pounding excursions, abseiling and paragliding are available. Diving, scenic flights, horse-riding and other exciting undertakings are just waiting to be enjoyed.