Tree Spirit Cottages one of the original farms inhabited by Italian settlers, as featured in Dalene Matthee’s well-known book, Mulberry Forest, is nestled in the forest high above the Knysna coast line. We offer Cottage rentals which are charming, secluded, romantic and solar powered.

The farm dates back to the late 1800’s and boasts ruins from the original house and well. This 8.5 hectare property combines the beauty of both fynbos and forest and hosts an abundance of birds and wildlife. We are a conscious living off the grid solar-powered farm.  As a result we ask for electrical items to be kept to a minimum (phones and laptops not a problem) and shower times are from 8am – 6pm alleviating the use of pumps out of daylight hours. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

We guarantee peace and solitude and the opportunity to be at one with nature for the length of your stay. The perfect holiday location for, nature, long walks, hikes and amazing cycling trails

Cool down with a swim in the dam on hot days, try your hand at fishing or simply relax with a book in the rowing boat...

Cool down with a swim in he dam on hot days,
try your hand at fishing or simply relax with a book in the rowing boat.

An absolute jewel of Knysna Forest  ★★★★★

Well priced, hosts very hospitable and a truely forest cottage experience, we will visit again and again. Lovely nearby Gouna Forest walks with the historic Ambrose Church, a boat with your own mini lake in front of you, private with wonderful forest sounds. It’s the farm animals (donkeys and sheep and chickens) that crept into our hearts and the information given by our hosts on organic permaculture was astounding. An absolute jewel of Knysna.

Andre du plessis, visited April 2015