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    The Phantom Forest Eco-Reserve

    27 Phantom River Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent75%
    • Very good14%
    • Average6%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible3%
    Travellers talk about
    “course dinner” (38 reviews)
    “tree suite” (15 reviews)
    “our honeymoon” (34 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
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    Spa
    Laundry Service
    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

    Beware of Phantom Forest Restaurant We erroneously paid a R400 000(as apposed to R4000) to the Restaurant for a Dinner Booking for a group of friends. Phantom Forest Restaurant refused repayment.   We followed the standard procedure through the bank channels for a reversal of the...More

    5  Thank Dennis G
    Response from PhantomForest, Guest Relations Manager at The Phantom Forest Eco-ReserveResponded 23 December 2015

    It is sad that Mr Graham has chosen to denigrade Phantom Forest in such a way over an unfortunate set of circumstances. Our bankers (FNB) were seriously guilty of bad inter-dept. communication where we were advised by their fraud dept. that this could be a...More

    Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

    Beautiful, quirky, discrete, sophisticated, brilliant food, slick service. That's what most 5* hotels out to offer but this was another level entirely. Take time to explore the site - all on boardwalks - finding the separate pools and lounges. Room amazing, loved the outdoor hot...More

    Thank bunionsEssex
    Response from PhantomForest, Guest Relations Manager at The Phantom Forest Eco-ReserveResponded 23 December 2015

    Thank you for such an awesome response to your stay at Phantom Forest. We are glad that you explored all our "'quirky'' avenues of boardwalks and look forward to hosting you in the future once again! All the best to you and your loved ones...More

    Reviewed 14 December 2015

    We stayed 4 nights at Phantom Forest in one of these gorgeous tree houses. Embedded in the forest, linked with boardwalks these houses offer a unique ambience. We had a wonderful view over the Knysna Lagoon from our terrace and of course from the stylish...More

    Thank Michael + Ursul... W
    Response from PhantomForest, Guest Relations Manager at The Phantom Forest Eco-ReserveResponded 23 December 2015

    Thank you for your review of Phantom Forest. We are glad that you had a good stay with pleasant memories made and hope to host you once again in the future! Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season!

    Reviewed 25 November 2015

    We stayed 2 nights at Phantom Forest and I wish we could have stayed more. Our upper tree camp lodge was exceptional . High in the canopy with vervet monkeys in the trees it really was in the wilds. The suite of rooms was of...More

    Thank Catstewart_13
    Response from PhantomForest, Public Relations Manager at The Phantom Forest Eco-ReserveResponded 27 November 2015

    Thank you for your review of Phantom Forest. So glad that you had some interaction with some of our shy and also not so shy creatures that share our forest with us. We look forward to hosting you once again in the future.

    Reviewed 16 November 2015

    It is obliged to stay here at least once in your life ... For us it was the second and not the last there's everything you could want and maybe even something more in nature with all the comfort, incredible

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    2  Thank Silvan0Milan0
    Response from PhantomForest, Public Relations Manager at The Phantom Forest Eco-ReserveResponded 27 November 2015

    Thank you for your review of Phantom Forest. We look forward to hopefully hosting you once again in the future!

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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
    • Free Internet
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    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
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    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Outdoor pool
    • Hot Tub
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    • Price range
    • USD 78 - USD 328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #4 Spa Hotel in Knysna
    • #7 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
    • #12 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
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    • Knysna
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    • Phantom Forest Eco Reserve Knysna
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    Robert C
    19 January 2017|
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    Response from Catherine T | Reviewed this property |
    It is a lovely place for nature lover.. You will be totally "enchanté"....velvet Monkeys.. Lawries ..delicious food...and much more...a dream
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    Singy56
    27 September 2016|
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    Response from SandySteyn |
    Hi Ian If you could please email me it is preferable to prebook treatments prior to arrival.
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    Biffo619
    14 September 2016|
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    Response from SandySteyn |
    We do have availability please email me for more information email details on Website Kind regards Sandy
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