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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to stay. As birders we could not ask for more. Your place is brilliant with all the facilities and unfortunate we did not have enough time to explore the Sand Forest Walk. Will make sure to book an extra day or 2 on our next trip.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are only 4 camping pitches so it will never be crowded. Each pitch is in it's own secluded bay with plenty of space and looking out over forest meadow land. The facilities are clean and tidy and the owners kind and helpful. If you are looking for a good place to put your tent, away from the hustle and...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being situated just 10km out of the town of Hluhluwe makes Sand Forest Lodge the ideal place to base yourself to explore this area. The comfortable cottages are equipped with everything that you need for a self catering getaway for couples or groups. Ideal for bird and butterfly enthusiasts, and perfect for anyone who just enjoys being at one with...

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Winterton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay as it was definitely so comfortable and relaxing. Godfrey and Cary were so welcoming on arrival, our accommodation was perfect in every way possible from beds to having everything in the kitchen needed. We will definitely be back.

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1Thank Cara L
Cary BA L, Manager at Sand Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Cara, Greg and Amy it was so great to meet you, we thank you for your review and are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely environment and friendly owners. Great for bird watching, visits to the Zululand Game Reserves or Isimangaliso Wetland Park. Good for fishing at Lake St Lucia or mountain biking. I will definitely visit again

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Waterfall, South Africa
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I can highly recommend a stay at Sand Forest Lodge. Your host and hostess, Godfrey & Cary are wonderful people and go out of their way to make you feel welcome and that your are comfortable. It is a peaceful environment and I cannot wait to go back!

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Sheffield Beach, South Africa
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The Langs were very hospitable and welcoming. We enjoyed our stay in this laid back venue. Cary was helpful with any information required on the area. We would recommend this establishment without hesitation.

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1Thank 58michelej
Phalaborwa, South Africa
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This was just what we needed to relax after a hectic couple of days on the road. Sad thing was that our stay was not long enough. We needed 2-3 days rather than just overnight to really take advantage of everything on offer. The rooms were perfect and the quiet bush ambience was stunning. Enjoyed a quiet walk through the...

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1Thank Ian O
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We only stayed for one night but thoroughly enjoyed it. Owners Cary and Godfrey were both fantastically helpful and great for a chat! The room itself was spacious and the self service kitchen well kitted-out. Great option if you're after a quiet, relaxing spot on the outskirts of Hluhluwe town.

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Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 4 July 2016

I found the establishment comfortable and relaxing. Service was good and the owner was very helpfull. All queries was attended to immediately. The unit was comfortable and had all the amenities necessary for a pleasant stay. Beds were comfortable. The owner went out of her way to ensure a that there was water available despite a severe drought in the...

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Cary-Lang, General Manager at Sand Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Charmaine, thank you for staying with us and for your review. Looking forward to seeing you again!

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sand Forest Lodge is situated on a nature reserve on the edge of an ancient sand forest and lays 1.5Km west of False Bay Park - part of the greater St Lucia Wetlands Park. The Lodge is a 20 minutes from the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. Sand Forest Lodge is an ideal base in close proximity to many local attractions including St Lucia, Kosi Bay and Sodwana Bay. Chalets are fully equipped and serviced daily; all you need to bring is your food, drinks, drinking water, swimming towels and toiletries. We have mosquito nets, overhead fans and air-conditioning. We have 2 rustic, wooden bungalows that have double beds, overhead fans, mosquito nets, mini kitchens, private deck and barbeque facility. The bungalows DO NOT have air-con or en-suite shower/toilet facilities and share ablutions with the campsite. There are 4 camp/caravan sites situated on the edge of the forest, each have electrical points and private barbeques. Ablutions are shared with the bungalows. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sand Forest Lodge

Address: PO Box 95, Hluhluwe 3960, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Zululand > Hluhluwe
Price Range: $21 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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 of 5 bubbles Sangoman, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Any of the rooms have a wonderful view of the open spaces beyond.”
 of 5 bubbles cold2013, 18 Aug 2013 | Read review
“We loved Falcon! Such a lovely 'stoep' and very comfortable and spacious cottage! Good for a couple! Just bring your own wood (or can be bought in Hluhluwe). Supplies can be bought at local supermarket in Hluluwe.”
 of 5 bubbles PamDeJager, 3 Aug 2013 | Read review
“a lovely outlook from Falcon and probably all the cottages”
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