Welcome to Tree Spirit Guest Farm located in the beautiful forest above Knysna along the Garden Route, South Africa. On entering the farm you will enjoy peace and tranquillity for the duration of your stay allowing you to leave behind the stresses of everyday life.

Thanks to the friendly, relaxed atmosphere you will feel at home almost immediately enjoying the comforts of lovely secluded cottages overlooking a dam coupled with delicious and healthy vegetarian food.   The farm originally focused on individual lettings for people holidaying on a self catering basis. Over time though, we have partnered with people looking to present residential retreats and corporate events resulting in us now being able to facilitate groups of between 8 – 10 persons.




Tree Spirit Cottage 1 - Knysna forest

Tree Spirit Cottage 1 – Knysna forest

We have different types of accommodation all nestled around a dam frequented by bush pig, buck, birds and lots of other flora and fauna. Dragonfly is our open planned cottage and can sleep up to four persons. The bathroom facilities are shared with a toilet and shower in one room and a bath and changing area adjacent. You can opt to come with a friend and share as a twin or alternatively share with someone on the retreat, equally good for a couple. All cottages have lovely inside and outside seating areas to soak up the sun and peaceful ambience at the dam. Protea Cottage provides two large bedrooms both with their own en suite bathrooms with shower facilities only. Each bedroom sleeps two persons one providing a large queen sized bed for either a couple or an individual who prefers more privacy and the comfort of a larger bed. The second has two single beds which can also be joined to a king sized bed.

Lady bird will be available soon, a cute little private room with its own balcony providing either two single beds or alternatively can be joined to a king sized bed. This would suit a couple, friends sharing or single occupancy if preferred.


Pic 2 worddocA lovely fire pit area is located amongst the cottages where a group can enjoy conversation with new friends and old under a star filled sky. There is a large braai facility although retreats are generally fully catered. Meal times are enjoyed on a large deck adjacent to the barn where Anthony and Fiona stay. It’s a lovely covered space with its own fire pit where people can come together and enjoy conversations around fire.






All meals are prepared by Fiona who trained at Tante Marie Cookery School in the UK. Vegetarian food is generally served flavoured with lots of herbs and spices and incorporating as much seasonal fruits and vegetables from the garden. We have our own bee hives so all honey used is our own and chickens provide our eggs. We are happy to take into account any dietary requirements guests may have and previously meal times have been a highlight for guests on the farm.

Knysna and the surrounding areas have an abundance of activities to offer which will suit all age groups. Gouna, where Tree Spirit is located is now surrounded by South Africa’s National Parks which means we have some stunning hikes on our door steps. We also have a wonderful Yoga studio in the old Gouna School where classes can be arranged for your stay.




Airport pick up and drop off is now a service we are pleased to offer our guests. To organise this simply select this option on your booking form. In addition on your free days from your particular event we will happily bring you to the various activities in the surrounding areas such as Safari’s hikes, shopping. We have listed the most popular attractions which guests have enjoyed in the past, all of which are listed on the booking form.



Please note as the farm is powered completely by solar we ask that electrical items are kept to a minimum. Phones and laptops are not a problem however items with an element such as a hairdryer can only be used in daylight hours and coordinated with us. Thank you in advance for your consideration.



Booking is very easy simply click on our booking form to select the type of accommodation you require and any of the additional extra’s you may be interested in.   On completion please send this to us via mail at and we will email you a quote. Once you are happy a 50% deposit is required to secure your booking with the balance of payment due two weeks prior to arrival.

TREE SPIRIT COTTAGES BOOKING FORM – Please download and email

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