Secluded in secret forests are enchanted sanctuaries that invite the ultimate escape from the mundane. In a world saturated with activity and distractions, these hidden forest getaways offer serene communion with natural worlds in perfect harmony. Find peace and renewal at these gorgeous forest retreats, where neither seclusion nor luxury are in short supply.
Kosi Forest Lodge, Isimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal
Kosi Forest Lodge is secluded in a sand forest on the banks of a placid lake, and is the only private lodge in the Kosi Bay Nature Reserve. This wetland wilderness is a treasured part of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park. Enjoy canoe and boat trips in a magical waterworld, walks through pristine raffia forests, and day trips to breathtaking coastal beaches. Eight forest cabins are set among fig and milkwood trees, and have romantic open-air bathrooms. The central swimming pool overlooks beautiful Lake Shengeza. There is limited electricity, candlelight creating a warm and romantic atmosphere reminiscent of wild Africa long ago. Mail us
Makakatana Bay Lodge, Isimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu-Natal
Makakatana Bay Lodge is a fabulous nature escape set in dune forest on the banks of Lake St Lucia, within iSimangaliso Wetland Park World. The area offers unspoiled beaches, vast wetlands and pristine wilderness areas. Guests enjoy game drives in the surrounding reserve, as well as unforgettable boat cruises on the estuary, extraordinary beach trips and day-safaris in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve. Gorgeous guest retreats are secluded along timber walkways in a forest. Mail us
Tsala Treetop Lodge, Plettenberg bay Area, Garden Route
Tsala Treetop Lodge stands in an age-old indigenous forest in the heart of the Garden Route, between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Ten romantic suites and six magnificent 2-bedroom villas are secluded in the forest canopy, providing luxurious and private havens of luxury, each with its own timber deck and splash pool. Living spaces are spacious and sumptuous, construction harmonizing seamlessly with the surrounding forest. Enjoy fine living in- and outdoors, and dine lavishly in Tsala’s glass-walled dining room or on a sublime dining deck. Mail us
Grootbos Forest Lodge, Gansbaai Area
Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is an award-winning eco-reserve set above Walker Bay, less than two hours from Cape Town and close to the southernmost tip of Africa. Magnificently positioned on a landscape between mountains, forest and sea, Grootbos is a supreme nature escape where environmentalists lead 4×4 drives, horse and hiking trails through forests and fynbos, coastal walks, seasonal whale-watching, and boat tours to view seals, white sharks and African Penguins. The modern Grootbos Forest Lodge is accessed via a dense forest, leading to a breathtaking hillside location with views of fynbos and sea. Mail us
Timamoon Lodge, Sabie Area, Mpumalanga
Timamoon Lodge is a seductive hideaway set high in the hills of Mpumalanga, in a vividly breathtaking world of forests, valleys and supreme, long-range views. This is a magical escape for romantics and honeymooners. Seven captivating villas provide gorgeous seclusion and spacious accommodation, integrating elements from North and East Africa’s most exotic destinations. Four-poster beds, unique, mega bath tubs, fireplaces and totally private pools granting views that are nothing short of idyllic, all add to Timamoon’s enchantment. Dine in a Bali-style restaurant, picnic near a waterfall, and walk in a world of wonders. Mail us
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