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Homtini Guest Farm

260km from Port Elizabeth
495km from Cape Town
Three forest cottages, a renovated parkhome and four safari style tents on the edge of the Knysna forest - 22km from Knysna
  • Canopy Forest Cottage
  • Canopy Forest living room
  • Canopy Forest bedroom
  • Canopy Forest entrance
  • Hazel Forest Cottage
  • Hazel Forest living room
  • Hazel Forest deck
  • Wild Olive Cottage
  • Wild Olive entrance
  • Wild OIive deck
  • Fynbos Cottage
  • Fynbos Cottage kitchen
  • Fynbos Cottage outlook
  • Couples tent view
  • Couples tent
  • Couples tent
  • Family tent
  • Family Tent interior

Rate Guide

From R485 - R750pp, depending on unit and number of guests.

Budget Getaways Review

Comprising 100ha of forest and fynbos and a few token cows, Homtini Guest Farm offers four comfortable cottages - three of them satisfying the 'romantic weekend cabin' fantasy - and four stylish safari tents with valley views.

First up, the cottages. Canopy, Wild Olive and Hazel are idyllic retreats varying a little in style, but unified by their tree canopy setting and big views nicely exploited by timber decks and plenty of glass - for those who like to take their nature indoors.

The above trio are kitted to the same exacting standards - fireplaces, downlighters, ceiling fans, TV, good mattresses and tasteful décor are standard fare in all.

A little different and nearer the main house, Fynbos Cottage is a renovated parkhome far removed from your average Jerry Springer trailer park. While short on forest setting and timber ambience, it's clean, cosy and colourful, with plenty of space outside to swing a cow, accompanied by a vista of the Outeniqua mountains. Good option if you're traveling on a budget.

With more gorgeous views, this time over a forest-clad ravine, the four safari tents comprise The Family Tented Lodge (made up of two four-sleeper tents) and The Couples Tented Lodge with its two tents tucked into private spots along the forest edge.

This is no rough camping experience: the tents all have ensuite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, linen and towels, fridges, and in the case of the family camp, a communal kitchen area, with braai pit to the front.

Homtini Guest Farm offers easy access to the adjacent Homtini state forest (walks, pools, and a circular mountain bike trail) and a host of interesting options at nearby Millwood Forest Reserve.

For a memorable feast, head over to Totties Restaurant for their brilliant Sunday lunch buffet. The breakfasts are also awesome.

If a weekend at Homtini doesn't leave you rejuvenated, odds are nothing will. 

Quick Facts

Where
22km from Knysna
GPS
S 33°56'33''
E 22°55'45''
Sleeps
Cottages: 5,4,4,4; Safari Tents: 4,4,2,2
Equipped
Yes
Linen
Yes
Towels
Yes
Fireplace
Yes
Braai
Yes
Meals
No, but good restaurant nearby
Pet-Friendly
By request
Activities
birdwatching, hiking, mountain biking, museums & galleries, restaurants, stargazing, swimming, walking
Guest Reviews
Overall Rating (based on 12 reviews)
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"A brilliant setting with peace and quiet and beautiful surrounds."

"Our stay at this very beautiful guest farm was very pleasant, everything we needed was provided. The couples tent we stayed in was very clean. A big thank you to the staff for assisting and the friendly faces every day!"

"It was definitely a holiday to remember. The hospitality was fantastic - thank you Fredrick and Lisa for going out of your way for us. We loved the setting and the view was one you can never get tired of. We are definitely going to be booking a stay at Homtini Guest Farm again soon. This time we are going to be bringing friends with so that they can see how amazing the place is. Words cannot describe."

"What a beautiful getaway! It lived up to all our expectations and then some. We stayed in Hazel cottage, which was clean and well equipped and the forest surroundings were absolutely breathtaking. The deck was perfect for my little boy to run around and play outdoors without us having to worry about him wandering off. Although the Farm was fully occupied, we hardly heard the other guests at all and couldn't see any of the other cottages from ours. There is so much to do in the surrounds and Knysna is close enough for a trip to the shops, although one could easily spend the entire holiday just lounging on the deck with a book. We had a fantastic break and we will certainly be returning."

"A beautiful stay in a beautiful setting away from the crowds. Please cut down and remove the alien vegetation in your forest, it will take over and destroy the unique forests which are already under pressure."

"Most fantastic weekend ever. Will definitely go again."

"We had a great stay, kids enjoyed the farm activities and tractor ride, parents enjoyed the view from the deck."

"We had an fantastic stay, I would recommend this place to everyone. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Thank you to everyone at Homtini Geust Farm and see us next year."

"A Valentine's retreat with the dogs with unforgettable memories. Homtini was the perfect setting for an amazing enjoyable weekend break."

"We loved the stay and will definitely go back! Also recommended it to my colleagues & friends. Thanks again for a lovely stay."

"Wonderful setting overlooking the forest. There are hikes from the guesthouse that are great. And the farm is close to Knysna and Wilderness."

"I wanted a private, romantic, rustic getaway and this weekend was everything I wanted in accommodation, setting and general feel. The hosts were so chilled and lovely. The tents had everything we needed (except some hanging space for my clothes). This farm is about more than just the accommodation. Highly recommend."

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Homtini Guest Farm, Knysna, Western Cape
GPS: S -33.9425   E 22.9292
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Hazel Forest Cottage (sleeps 4)
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Wild Olive Forest Cottage (sleeps 5)
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Canopy Forest Cottage (sleeps 4)
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Fynbos Family Bungalow (sleeps 4)
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