Near Knysna on the Garden Route, this lodge in a private nature reserve is sympathetically built of thatch and wood and stands among mature trees. The elevated rooms (‘tree suites’) offer privacy and closeness to nature. Boardwalks lead o charming corners of the forest for example a fresh water pool or to the Body Boma, offering wellness treatments. Imaginative food; stillness.
Find this place: From Cape Town, take N2 and then turn left onto the Phantom Pass road, the Phantom Pass turn-off is located just before the road bridge over 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.
What's nearby: the Knysna Heads, sunset sailing, golf courses along the Garden Route, bungee jump from the Storms River Bridge, mountain biking