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Rheenendal Road, Knysna 6571 South Africa See on map
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Airport Transportation
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Peace of Eden, fondly known by many as 'The Peace Lodge' is a quirky beautiful place that is setting trends as the first Vegan Backpackers Lodge and Retreat in South Africa if not Africa! Only 8 km's off More the main N2, its set alongside magical indigenous forests and offers eco rustic creative accommodation from woodcutter Cottages (once the stables), a Barn Cabin, a cute fairy tale double story Cottage and four retro canvas tents on stilts in the forest. Perfect for nature lovers and the more eco green aware travelers. They offer gorgeous 5 star vegan dinners and breakfasts, its best to pre book in winter, however meals are available every day in summer. Whilst nature does most of the entertaining, they also offer an onsight nature Guide who can take you on any adventure, an award winning Music Studio with sunset soirees, festivals and host creative and holistic workshops. Be it for a night stop or used as base to explore the incredible Garden Route National Park, this 'Peace Lodge' is perfect for those wanting to be a little off the beaten track and who love something different from the mostly busy noisy backpackers, traditional BnB or impersonal hotels. Here you arrive as a stranger and leave a friend inspired by the owners Jen, Howard and Jessamine who do what inspires them and share it with love. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
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Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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US$19 - US$58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
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Rheenendal Road, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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Plettenberg Airport36 km
George Airport50 km
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is something so magical about this place. Jen is a beautiful fairy making magic in the kitchen. Even the ‘wild’ animals were serene when strolling past us when we did outdoor yoga! 6 stars 👌👌👌

Thank natashahufkie
Response from peacesoul, Owner at Peace of EdenResponded 1 week ago

It was wonderful to host your lovely Retreat, and we are so glad everyone appreciated the Vegan Fayre and enjoyed the rustic nature and the magic of the wild life. See you next time Warmly Jen and the Peace Crew

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not want to leave Gwendolyn's Glade Cottage after 2 nights. We wanted a quick getaway spot close by and Peace of Eden sounded just perfect. It was. Peaceful & quaint. Everything you would imagine a country cottage to be, with a little extra....More

Thank 951nadinep
Response from peacesoul, Owner at Peace of EdenResponded 4 weeks ago

We are thrilled you so enjoyed your experience in Gwendolyns Glade, the beautiful nature and the vegan food, and yay on being inspired too go vegan :) hope to see you here again one day.*

Reviewed 15 September 2018

Wow! What an inviting staff and a peaceful location. This is a great get-away for vegans and non-vegans alike. The grounds are well-kept and filled with flowers and beautifully painted signs. The outdoor forest showers are to die for, and wildlife is everywhere (i.e. monkeys,...More

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Thank sqwinters
Response from peacesoul, Owner at Peace of EdenResponded 4 weeks ago

We loved hosting you and your Mom and appreciate the lovely comments of your experiences here. So glad you enjoyed the vegan meals and the cooking class and put it to good use :)

Reviewed 15 September 2018

Oh my word my husband (who is not vegan) and I have just had THE most incredible dining experience at Peace of Eden vegan nature lodge & forest retreat,. He wanted to lick his plate after each of the four courses. A total gourmet “secret...More

Thank Sedge63
Response from peacesoul, Owner at Peace of EdenResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are thrilled you and your husband loved the food and secret dinner experience. Hope to see you at the next one. :)

Reviewed 5 August 2018

Nice cottages in the middle of nature, and a great stopover if you're vegan and having a hard time finding good food on a roadtrip. They have a breakfast menu and the option of a 3 course dinner with a surprise/changing menu. There's a really...More

Thank Rhianon K
Response from peacesoul, Owner at Peace of EdenResponded 6 August 2018

HI Rhianon, Thank you for your kind review. Though I was not here when you stayed, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, forest walk and Vegan meals with us. Warm Regards Jen

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"All rooms are so private and really great"
11 Oct 2016
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"Rather stay at 'Forest Edge' up the road for the same price."
18 Sep 2016
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"We would again choose Marimba cottage as it has a nice 'fields and forest' outlook"
27 Jun 2016
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"not sure which cottage might be better?"
17 Jun 2016
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