Creaking timber, furtive birds, the occasional snap of twigs. Secluded siesta-spots beside knotted tree trunks. Black nights bathed in moonlight, giving way to daylight’s first beams glinting through the forest canopy … these are some of the delights of an enchanted forest getaway in South Africa. Select luxurious forest accommodation at some of South Africa’s enchanting forest lodges.

KWAZULU-NATAL

Kosi Forest Lodge

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An enchanting forest hideaway awaits at Kosi Forest Lodge

Kosi Forest Lodge is an unspoiled world of sand forests, raffia groves, serene lakes and remote coastal beaches. Be enveloped by the comforts of a thatched bush suite and delight in the pleasures of an open-air bathroom lit by the stars at night – exquisite! Mail us.

Makakatana Bay Lodge

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Tuck yourself away in a sand forest in one of Makakatana Bay Lodge’s suites

With a wonderful location on the banks of Lake St Lucia – within the Isimangaliso Wetland Park – Makakatana Bay Lodge brings a close and unforgettable encounter with nature. Several of the suites are set in dune forest, where forest-dwellers such as bush babies and nyala are at home. Views are natural and serene, and activities from the lodge bring guests into contact with the wildlife of the surrounding wetlands. Mail us.

Hluhluwe River Lodge

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The Deluxe Chalets at Hluhluwe River Lodge are ensconced amid mature trees

A delightful forest lodge that welcomes families, Hluhluwe River Lodge serves its guests a fabulous smorgasbord of nature activities – ancient-forest walking trails, biking adventures, safari outings, birding expeditions and, after sufficiently wet seasons, boating trips on the Hluhluwe River. The chalets are situated under the natural leafy awning of the forest, with the Honeymoon Suite tucked away a little deeper in a forested ravine. The Hluhluwe area is about a 2.5 hour drive from Durban. Mail us.

GARDEN ROUTE

Tsala Treetop Lodge

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Tsala Treetop Lodge’s suites are sublime sneakaways under a forest canopy

Unadulterated luxury amid the forests near Plettenberg Bay is on tap at Tsala Treetop Lodge.  Indulge in the quiet glory of the forest, feast on superb food and wine, and, if you choose, you could also venture out to the attractions of the Garden Route which are easily reached. Mail us.

The Fernery Lodge & Chalets

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The Fernery is set in the depths of a forest of the Garden Route with the most exceptional views

Set in the dense forests of the Garden Route near Storms River, The Fernery Lodge & Chalets are situated high above a 30 metre waterfall. The views are sublime and the location perfectly secluded. Open decks and boardwalks enable guests to enjoy the incredible surroundings. Mail us.

WESTERN CAPE

Grootbos Forest Lodge

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The luxury suites at Grootbos Forest Lodge near Hermanus are hugged by indigenous vegetation

Grootbos Forest Lodge is an enticing forest hideaway above Walker Bay, its luxury suites and pool suites offering an array of comforts and private decks with panoramic views of the reserve. Activities include walks through ancient milkwood forests, coastal excursions and fynbos drives. Mail us.

MPUMALANGA

Timamoon

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Forest seclusion in the magical world of Timamoon in the Sabie area

From its lofty home in the lush forests of the Sabie area, the exquisite suites of Timamoon ooze enchantment and romance. Draped four-poster beds, big and beautiful baths to share, fireplaces, secluded private pools, exotic dining beside a tropical garden, and endless views to contemplate … Timamoon is made for romantics. Mail us.

Serenity Forest Eco Forest

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Nudge up close to nature at Serenity Forest Eco Reserve near Malelane

Find comfort in a riverine forest suite at the Serenity Forest Eco Reserve, with a private deck above a mountain stream. The lodge is situated near Malelane.  Mail us.

Mail us to book your getaway in South Africa, or call +27 21 797-7122 (international) or 0860 102 907 (local).