Woodlands Knysna Self Catering Forest Accommodation – Knysna Forest Self Catering Accommodation – Woodlands Self Catering Accommodation in Rheenendal – Garden Route – South Africa


October 2023: Featured in the Inside Guide’s Ultimate Garden Route Road Trip: “Home to five lovely cottages, filled with thoughtful touches and handmade furniture. Part of the appeal is knowing that you will be completely immersed in nature and surrounded by unbelievable views. Take a walk around the indigenous gardens and through the valley on the private forest trail, or simply relax on your private deck as you listen to the soporific sounds of birdsong – no matter how you spend your time here, deep relaxation is a given.”  READ ARTICLE

June 2021: The Nest tiny house here at Woodlands was featured in Cape Town Etc as their number one of just 6 “Unusually Cool Airbnbs that we can’t get enough of!” READ ARTICLE 

Woodlands first wedding, Jared and Elaine eloped! See some of the beautiful photographs taken at Woodlands:
Their ceremony was at the beautiful Woodlands and was planned to be in the forest, but unfortunately, our weather did not play along and it was but pouring! So the owners of Woodlands made a plan and Jared and Elaine had to settle for the garden.

Woodlands is featured in the April 2016 Country Life Magazine: The Secret of the Forest
“Shh… It’s a secret… Tucked away on the edge of Knysna Forest, the Rheenendal Ramble is full of surprises…” Can secrets be shared? I mulled this over when I discovered an enchanting pocket of verdant land, just eight kilometres west of the bustling centre of Knysna. It was tempting to keep it to myself. The 12km stretch of road is lined with leafy trees and spiced with a farm stall, a country store (or two), a daytime restaurant, a colourful and innovative tea garden and a choice of self-catering accommodation – most of them edging the Knysna Forest.

Of all the unique Airbnb’s in South Africa, Getaway Magazine picked our tiny house, the Nest, to showcase: https://www.getaway.co.za/travel-news/airbnb-reveals-new-trends-for-travel-in-2021

Woodlands has won the Booking.com Guest Review Awards every year since 2015 for our overall exceptional score of 9.5 out of 10! The Booking.com review score is based on an overall score for Staff, Location, Facilities, Cleanliness, Comfort, Value for Money and free Wifi

Woodlands is featured in the January 2016 Country Life Magazine: 10 best family getaways, scroll down to number 8:
Garden Route gems are precious finds, especially those secreted away from busy towns. Woodlands self-catering is just such a place. Between Knysna and Sedgefield, on the edge of a stretch of indigenous forest, it offers a family suite that sleeps four and has ample room, a braai and deck overlooking the forest.

Woodlands Self Catering, Knysna9.6RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE 2021