Eco-friendly Accommodation Knysna – Western Cape; Garden Route. Check in: 14:00 ; Check out: 10:00

From R300 per person per night *Seasonal

Cliffhanger Cottages is situated in the exquisite forested area of Rheenendal, a scenic 15 minutes from Knysna. This romantic and peaceful Garden Route retreat is the perfect hideaway for honeymooners and all wanting a private, nature getaway.

Two of the 3 self-catering cottages are nestled on the edge of a valley, overlooking the forest canopy and majestic Outeniqua Mountains. These fine views can also be enjoyed from the tranquil garden cottage. Cliffhanger Cottages is a great base from which to explore the area and take advantage of the abundant outdoor activities and numerous attractions on offer.


Chalet at Cliffhanger Cottages


Cliffhanger is an extraordinary self-catering timber chalet perched on the edge of a steep drop into a forested valley with panoramic views of the Outeniqua Mountains.

This secluded chalet has a spacious open-plan lounge with enormous windows, dining area and fully-equipped kitchen that can all be warmed by a firepot on those chilly winter nights. The bedroom is luxurious and comfortable and the bathroom has a very large shower with sweeping views of the forest, mountains and African skies. There is a Weber braai on the gorgeous covered, semi-enclosed deck.


Cliffedge is a modern self-catering timber cottage with breathtaking views in a private piece of paradise. From the spacious deck you can look down on the trees and the birds flying in the valley below, across to the Knysna forest with the Outeniqua mountains beyond.

It has an open and spacious studio-style lounge, dining stools at the kitchen counter, or you could have your meal on the deck overlooking the valley below. The fully-equipped kitchen has a gas hob, large fridge and microwave oven. The queen size bed is positioned so that you can enjoy the view without getting out of bed!  The ceramic firepot heats the entire cottage when the weather turns colder. The bathroom has a large shower with a stunning view!


Hedge Cottage is an affordable cottage in a lovely garden setting with great views from the patio and bed. This comfortable and modern self-catering cottage is suitable for two people and makes an ideal base from which to explore the region. It has a well-equipped kitchenette, a bathroom with a spacious shower and a covered patio with a Weber braai. There is also a gas heater for colder nights.

All the cottages have a TV, Hi-fi, DVD USB and a satellite decoder (with SABC 1,2,3 and ETv – bring your own decoder and smartcard for full bouquet).

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GPS users please note: First use GPS coordinates for Rheenendal turnoff and then for Cliffhanger Cottages` driveway or you will be directed onto the main old road which is a dirt road. Click here to view map, exact coordinates and detailed directions.


seal4Recycling, Green cleaning, Responsible body products, Water Wise practices, Land rehabilitation. 



There is an effective recycling program in place at Cliffhanger Cottages.

They use non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products on the premises and guests are provided with cruelty-free toiletries.

The water supply at Cliffhanger Cottages is harvested and stored rain water.

The owners of Cliffhanger share a deep love for the natural environment and have been actively involved in the eradication of alien vegetation in order to protect and conserve their land.

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Our Address:

The Surfboard, Rheenendal Road, Rheenendal, Western Cape, Knysna, South Africa, 6570


-33.987735, 22.981682