Accommodation in Knysna

National Park/Reserve - Self Catering
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Knysna Lake Section - Garden Route

Knysna Lakes Section Accommodation

Along the South Coast of South Africa lies one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world, home to the Garden Route National Park.

A mosaic of ecosystems, it encompasses the world renowned Tsitsikamma and Wilderness sections, the Knysna Lake section, a variety of mountain catchment, Southern Cape indigenous forest and associated Fynbos areas. These areas resemble a montage of landscapes and seascapes, from ocean to mountain areas, and are renowned for its diverse natural and cultural heritage resources.

Managed by South African National Parks, it hosts a variety of accommodation options, activities and places of interest. A jewel in South Africa’s crown, the Park is a prime example of the country’s unique fauna and flora and will offer unforgettable views and life-long memories.

Our hideaway in the treetops deep in the unspoilt forest between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay... Situated in the Harkenville forest,between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, the chalet is tucked away at the head of a wide valley. From this hideaway you can absorb the tranquility of an Eden that has remained unchanged for thousands of years. Bird-watch, botanise or simply observe the changing light in the forest-canopy as the hours pass by. If you can tear yourself away from the large viewing deck, the comfort of this well appointed self contained chalet is yours to enjoy, you will lack nothing. Bring your mountain bikes and ride some of the finest tracks in the country. You may, on the other hand, wish to take a more leisurely stroll along a nearby forest trail.


- Due to the geographical location of the chalet, clients will have to check- in with a valid proof of payment or confirmation letter at the Garden of Eden by NO LATER than 18h00 or 6 p.m to collect their keys. (The Garden of Eden is situated on N2 between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.)
- Guests arriving very late pose logistical challenges as the gates and office closes at 18:00.
- The chalet may be occupied at 14:00 on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10:00 on the day of departure.

Room Description at :

The Tree Top Forest Chalet:
- Situated in Harkeville forest between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, This 4 star chalet is tucked away at the head of a wide valley.
- 1bedroom with double bed,own bathroom
- 1bedroom,2single beds,own bathroom
- No Smoking Open plan kitchen,fire place braai,
- DSTV,Jacuzzi Telephone and security system

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, bedding and 14% VAT

Rates Exclude:
Optional Extras

Extra information

Climate
Nature has blessed the Garden Route National Park (Tsitsikamma, Knysna and Wilderness Sections) with a pleasant, temperate climate; it is unique in Africa as the only area in which rainfall occurs throughout the year. And, to cap it all, most of our rain falls at night! It's the ideal climate for a visit - at any time of the year!

Firearms
No firearms allowed.

5 things to seek:
Millwood Mine -
In the midst of Knysna Forest you will find the last remains of the bygone gold rush at the Materolli Gold Mine. Experience the history of a 19th century gold rush at the Museum and enjoy meals at the Materollie Coffee Shop and Restaurant.
Dripkelders - A challenging path winds its way down into a hidden and spectacular kloof.
The Elephant Walk - Offers three different loops through sections of the forest.
Big Tree - The Big Tree also known as the Kind Edward V11 tree. This is a famous landmark and visitor attraction near Diepwalle Forest Station. Another Big Tree worth seeing is close to the Velbroeksdraai picnic site. These giant Outeniqa yellowwoods are about 800+ years old.
Forest Legends Museum in Diepwalle Forest - If you venture into the mysterious Knysna Forest you will find, at its heart, the Diepwalle Section of the Garden Route National Park which is home to the Forest Legends Museum including stories on the Woodcutters. The museum reveals some of the forest's best kept secrets.

Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ..........R26,00 per adult / R13,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R52,00 per adult / R26,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R104,00 per adult / R52,00 per child, per day


Daily Conservation Fees for 1 November 2015 to 31 October 2016

Members of SANParks’ loyalty programme WILD do not pay conservation fees provided that proof of Identity and their WILD card are shown on arrival

South African Citizens and Residents (with ID) ..........R28,00 per adult / R14,00 per child, per day

SADC Nationals (with passport) ................................. R56,00 per adult / R28,00 per child, per day

Standard Conservation Fee (Foreign Visitors) ........... R112,00 per adult / R56,00 per child, per day