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A Phantom River View

Found in: Apartments / Villas, Cottages, Garden Route, Honeymoon Destinations, Knysna, Lodges, Self Catering, Treetops Hideaways

Deep in the heart of South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route, nestled between the hills of the Phantom Pass just outside the picturesque town of Knysna, these two luxury self-catering log cabins offer an unequalled getaway experience.

The Phantom River View cabins are situated about 200m apart, yet offer total privacy - ideal for honeymooners or that romantic getaway. Secluded in their tranquil surroundings, the cabins offer breathtaking views over the forested valley.

Just 11km from the centre of Knysna, Phantom River View is only a few minutes away from outstanding restaurants and pubs, and is perfectly located for easy access to many of the famous Garden Route attractions.

These 4-Star-graded cabins are fully equipped with every convenience and the extra attention to detail makes a special holiday even more memorable!

This is one piece of paradise you will definitely want to return to …


King’s Gift

The King’s Gift cabin is privately situated and has magnificent views over the forested Knysna River Valley. This secluded getaway is ideal for those who want to enjoy nature, while not sacrificing the luxuries that will make for a truly unforgettable holiday experience.
This cabin (slightly smaller than Lulama) has 2 bedrooms, as well as a loft bedroom, and can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests. Fresh linen and towels are supplied.

Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and there is also a guest bathroom with extra shower. The main bedroom, known as the ‘Lavender Room’, has a private entrance onto the outside deck, and spectacular views of the valley. The west wing bedroom has an en-suite with shower, and two single beds that can be joined if necessary. An additional two single beds in the loft, which can be separated from the lounge area by curtains, are ideal for the kids.

The open-plan lounge and dining area is tastefully decorated, equipped with satellite television and CD player, and leads onto the deck and outside dining area. Enjoy a bottle of the best South African red wine around the log fire or cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen. Tea, coffee and sugar are also provided.

The braai/barbeque area is situated near the sparkling swimming pool under a canopy of pine trees. Nearby, a wooden deck extends over the side of the valley and offers a magnificent venue for sundowners, but it is not for the faint hearted as it is quite a drop to the valley below!

Double under cover parking is provided.


Lulama is simply a hidden treasure, a secret hideaway amongst the pine trees of the Phantom Pass. This luxurious cabin will rejuvenate your soul in its breathtaking and tranquil surroundings, and is an ideal getaway for nature lovers.

This cabin is slightly larger than King’s Gift and can accommodate a maximum of 8 guests. It has three spacious bedrooms with spectacular forest views and an extra loft bedroom. Guests are greeted with freshly laid out linen and towels.

The main bedroom, with a queen size bed and large picture windows, has the most beautiful forest views - you might not want to get out of bed!. The en-suite bathroom has a bath and shower, and while lying in the bath you will feel closer to nature than you could ever imagine… It also has an entrance onto the outside deck, as does the second bedroom, which has a double bed (and the stunning views!). The third bedroom and loft each have two single beds. The second bathroom also has a bath and shower, and situated between the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms.

The lounge has 2 large very comfortable leather couches, a log fireplace perfect for winter, satellite television and a CD player. Large sliding doors lead onto the spacious deck, ideal for early morning breakfast, sundowners or a tasty meal around the table.

Enjoy the luxury of a kitchen fully-equipped with every convenience, including a washing machine, and the open-plan dining area has a large 8-seater table. Tea, coffee and sugar are also provided.

The braai / barbecue area is situated in the end of the garden, with unsurpassed views over the valley. Enjoy the warmth of the fire pit and relax in the serenity of the surrounding nature…

Double under cover parking is available.

Directions to A Phantom River View

From Cape Town take the N2 to Knysna. At the bridge before you reach Knysna, turn left at the Lightley’s Houseboats sign. Continue past Madiba’s Tide and follow signs to Phantom River View.

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Features and Facilities at A Phantom River View


  • AA Superior
  • GHA (SA) Accredited
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa


  • No Pets Permitted
  • Braai / Barbecue
  • Communal Satelite TV
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Off Street Parking
  • Garden

Facilities in Rooms/Units

  • Heater in Rooms
  • Tea and Coffee in Rooms
  • Fireplace in Rooms
  • Satellite TV in Rooms
  • Fan in Rooms
  • Radios in Rooms
  • No Smoking in Rooms
  • MNET in Rooms
  • Television in Rooms

For Whom

  • Honeymoon
  • Family


  • Scuba Diving
  • Environment
  • Paddling - Kayaking
  • Scuba/Snorkeling
  • Fishing
  • Great Outdoors
  • Paddling - Sea Kayaking
  • Beach
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Hiking / Backpacking
  • River
  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing - Fly
  • Horse Riding
  • Sailing - Dingies
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Forest
  • Nature Reserve
  • Sailing - Yacht Charters
  • Caving
  • Game Reserve
  • Paddling - Canoeing

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