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*From R500
Per person, per night sharing
*Rates may vary according to season
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Location & Contact Details
Address:Plot 142, Rheenendal, Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
Contact:Adela Or Brett Staegemann
Tel:+27-44-3884706
Cell (1):+27-72-4035085
Cell (2):+27-82-9622703

Payment Methods
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Bed Configuration
  • Cottage (Sleeps 6) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - double
    • Room 3 - twin
  • Cozy Cabin (Sleeps 4) x 1
    • Room 1 - double
    • Room 2 - double
Special Categories
  • Guest Farm Accommodation
    Is your establishment on a working farm?
     Yes

  • Interesting Place Accommodation
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    no information

  • Pet Friendly Accommodation
    The following apply
     Caution - other animals on the property

  • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodation
    The following apply
     Bring your own bicycle
     Bicycle set trails
     Bicycle - free to explore

  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodation
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
     Yes

  • Wheelchair Friendly Accommodation
    For every 25 parking bays, at least one should be 3500mm wide
    no information

    The following apply
     Clear unobstructed routes provided throughout the facility
     All areas well and evenly lit
     Door handles in the area located at a height of between 120cm – 80cm
     Fixed slip-resistant floor surface. Wooden floors, tiles or close pile carpet no higher than 13mm
     Re-positioning of furniture, and other obstructions in the room to meet guest requirements
     Floors should be level. If a difference in level is unavoidable this should not exceed a 1.3cm difference
     Floor surfaces at wheelchair areas should be level, stable, firm and slip-resistant. Carpet or carpet tile used on the floors must be securely attached, and be of a low pile type (1.3cm thick or less) with a firm pad
     Hand rails in the bathrooms

    Minimum unobstructed space infront of doors
     A minimum of 90cm x 120cm

    Size of all door openings, when measured in the 90-degree open position
     Minimum of 76cm wide

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14870 page views since 20 May, 2013.
Last updated on 17 Jan, 2022.
Listed on WhereToStay.co.za for 8 years

Elephant Rest is a private, tranquil getaway retreat experience. Situated on the edge of the awesome Lawnwood indigenous forest.

Experience the peace and beauty of nature, abundant bird life, close to mountain biking, hikes, waterfalls, rivers for canoeing and within 20 mins of supremely beautiful, safe beaches for swimming, surfing, SUPing and much more.

Elephant Rest is in close proximity to the well known Homtini cycle route which takes one up to the most magnificent view points and in the correct season, one can marvel at the fynbos and proteas or just take in the views over the Outeniqua mountains as the mist rises and plays over the forested area, home to an abundant wildlife and the last few remaining free roaming elephants. The famous author, Dalene Matthee has hikes named after her mythical and historical books, one of them being, "Circles in the Forest". We offer an informative guided tour about the book and information about the trees, plants, myths and legends by our local tour guide. We also offer Aromatherapy massage by request in the comfort of the cottage.
We offer facilitated yoga on request. Elephant Rest also offers childrens tee shirt painting, fun ,creative and you get to wear your own art!

The open plan spacious kitchen, dining, lounge area enables one to move around with ease. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave, small oven, large fridge and freezer, coffee plunger and all the necessary cutlery and crockery one needs down to washing up liquid. There are beautiful wooden counter tops and plenty of cupboard space. There is also a small pantry.

The main bedroom has a double bed with en suite toilet , sink and shower and own private door leading out onto the spacious beautiful wooden deck, overlooking the dam and farmlands. The second main bedroom has a double bed and also leads onto the deck. There is a second bathroom with a bath, sink and toilet. The third bedroom has 2 single beds. All the bedrooms have plenty of built in cupboard space.

Elephant Rest is wheel chair friendly, enabling easy access to the deck by rolling comfortably from the main, indoor area onto the sheltered deck.

In the balmy summer evenings, we have a fire pit to build a bonfire or to braai in and in winter, we have an indoor fireplace to snuggle up to.We do sell wood and starter wood on the premises.

Because of the space, Elephant Rest is ideal for small groups and family gatherings. The spacious deck is great for group discussions or intimate parties.

Elephant Rest is a place where one can escape the rush of the city, relax on the deck and watch the spectacular sunsets after a day spent quietly in nature or actively enjoying the hikes, swims or cycles.

The Cosy Cabin

The charming cosy cabin nestled under a friendly, giant camphor tree has a fully equipped undercover kitchen,a picnic table,a small private garden with a fireplace to relax and enjoy.

We look forward to welcoming you to a unique piece of paradise where one can hear the frog sounds at night, under starry skies.

Facilities
  • Babysitting service
  • Big game (less than 30km)
  • Fireplace
  • Horse riding (less than 5km)
  • Nature trail onsite
  • Parking all onsite
  • Private airfield (less than 15km)
  • Tea / coffee making facilities
Special Categories
  • Guest Farm Accommodation
    Is your establishment on a working farm?
     Yes

  • Interesting Place Accommodation
    Why is your establishment interesting?
    no information

  • Pet Friendly Accommodation
    The following apply
     Caution - other animals on the property

  • Quad/4x4/Bike Trails Accommodation
    The following apply
     Bring your own bicycle
     Bicycle set trails
     Bicycle - free to explore

  • Sleeps 10 or More Accommodation
    Your establishment has capacity to cater for groups of 10 or more.
     Yes

  • Wheelchair Friendly Accommodation
    For every 25 parking bays, at least one should be 3500mm wide
    no information

    The following apply
     Clear unobstructed routes provided throughout the facility
     All areas well and evenly lit
     Door handles in the area located at a height of between 120cm – 80cm
     Fixed slip-resistant floor surface. Wooden floors, tiles or close pile carpet no higher than 13mm
     Re-positioning of furniture, and other obstructions in the room to meet guest requirements
     Floors should be level. If a difference in level is unavoidable this should not exceed a 1.3cm difference
     Floor surfaces at wheelchair areas should be level, stable, firm and slip-resistant. Carpet or carpet tile used on the floors must be securely attached, and be of a low pile type (1.3cm thick or less) with a firm pad
     Hand rails in the bathrooms

    Minimum unobstructed space infront of doors
     A minimum of 90cm x 120cm

    Size of all door openings, when measured in the 90-degree open position
     Minimum of 76cm wide

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Last updated on 17 Jan, 2022.
Listed on WhereToStay.co.za for 8 years
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    6/19 - Big kitchen
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    7/19 - cozy fireplace in lounge
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    8/19 - Main bedroom
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    9/19 - bedroom 2
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    11/19 - bedroom 3
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    12/19 - bathroom
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    13/19 - Bathroom
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    14/19 - Cosy cabin deck
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    15/19 - Cosy cabin kitchen
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