South Africa Forest Lodges

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

 Pictured: Silvermist Mountain Lodge in Constantia, Cape Town
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,...

Garden Route

 Pictured: Forest Valley Cottages in Knysna
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...

Eastern Cape

 Pictured: The Fernery Lodge & Chalets in Tsitsikamma
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...

KwaZulu Natal

 Pictured: Lodge Afrique in St Lucia, South Africa
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, canyon...

Gauteng

 Pictured: Woodland Gardens in Magaliesburg
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, ...

Mpumalanga

 Pictured: Timamoon Lodge in Sabie
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 ...

Limpopo

 Pictured: Kurisa Moya Nature Lodge in Houtbosdorp, near Magoebaskloof
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. Mi...

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Newlands Forest

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