Accommodation in the forest canopy: a unique bio-diverse stay within a forest in South Africa

South Africa Forest Lodges

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Accommodation in a forest in South Africa / Forest lodges offer a different kind of holiday, with accommodation normally at the same height as the forest canopy, often in eco-friendly treehouses, giving wonderful views of the surrounding areas. Accommodation ranges from rustic to luxury.

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Western Cape Forest Lodges

You'll have to travel a little outside of Cape Town to some of its outlying suburbs to find forested areas, but they can still be found. From the Tokai Forest in the southern suburbs to the forest abutting Sir Lowrys Pass in the Helderberg, and on further to the plantations of the Elgin valley ...

Pictured: Silvermist Mountain Lodge in Constantia, Cape Town

Garden Route Forest Lodges

The Garden Route's indigenous forests house rustic cabins and treehouses built to accommodate tourists who prefer an "in touch with nature" approach to holidays. The majority of these are located within Knysna's indigenous forest and offer self catering accommodation for families ...

Pictured: Forest Valley Cottages in Knysna

Eastern Cape Forest Lodges

The most famous forest of the Eastern Cape, the Tsitsikamma forest is a huge protected conservation area that supports an incredibly diverse ecosystem. This forest is eons old and trees tower above one as one walks in the immediate cool and shade their protective cover creates ...

Pictured: The Fernery Lodge & Chalets in Tsitsikamma

KwaZulu Natal Forest Lodges

The state forests of the Drakensberg, the sand forest of the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park, and the tropical forest of the Elephant Coast are home to both rustic and luxury accommodation options for nature lovers who enjoy hiking, canyonning, and the many adventure activities ...

Pictured: Lodge Afrique in St Lucia, South Africa

Gauteng Forest Lodges

The city of Johannesburg is the world's largest artificial forest, with over 10 million trees planted in private and public gardens, parks and lining streets. For a real forest, you'll need to head out of the city and into the countryside, specifically around the Magaliesberg ...

Pictured: Woodland Gardens in Magaliesburg

Mpumalanga Forest Lodges

Forest Lodges in Mpumalanga offer the added attraction of game viewing at nearby game reserves, such as the Kruger National Park. The Panorama Route, with its magnificent Blyde River Canyon, is home to some of the largest man-made forestry plantations in the world ...

Pictured: Timamoon Lodge in Sabie

Limpopo Forest Lodges

At the foot of the northern tip of the Drakensberg range in Limpopo, is the Magoebaskloof. This is hiking country, a landscape dominated by dramatic scenery and afromontane forests that rank as some of the most extensive in South Africa. Misty mornings, bird calls and ...

Pictured: Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge in Houtbosdorp, near Magoebaskloof has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German. © 1999-2016. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap