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Sand Forest Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Weaver cottage and loved every bit of it. The cottage itself was huge, comfortable and well equipped. Loved the decor and comfy beds. The cottages are well spaced between each other giving much privacy. The host was very friendly and very accommodating.Incredible value for money in a most beautiful setting. Can't wait to return one day!

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

Thank you so much for this lovely review, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return!

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We stayed in a 'superior double room' named Hoopoe. Dark and dingy, both aircons didn't work, the centre light didn't work and the ceiling fan was noisy and vibrated so much we thought it would come off the ceiling. The TV was very old with no channels and the batteries in the remote were flat and the old, small fridge...

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Wartburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We were on our way back from a disastrous trip to Bhanga Nek when nightfall overtook us and we needed to get off the road as there were cattle everywhere. I remembered Sand Forest Lodge's name from a visit there many years ago and was fortunate enough to get a room. What an absolute delight to find everything so clean...

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

Many thanks for your lovely review, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay.

Greytown, South Africa
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Our hosts Godfrey and Carey were most helpful and friendly. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. We could not have the air conditioner on at night as it was extremely noisy. The big trees in the garden are magnificent and the bird life abundant. Pity that the swimming pool was out of action, but understandable due to the ongoing drought.

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Zinkwazi Beach, South Africa
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Thank you for a very comfortable two nights in beautiful gardens with huge trees. We enjoyed the visits of red duiker and the abundance of birds. As tree enthusiasts it was wonderful that our host could give us a tour of the grounds and teach us the trees. Drought has taken its toll on the garden but we know how...

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Empangeni, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2017

As before we always enjoy staying at The Sand Forest Lodge , although only for over night accommodation, we find everything as requested and staff and management helpful and efficient, we would have no problem recommending S F Lodge to anyone requiring accommodation in the area.

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Pinetown, South Africa
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My husband and I went to Sand Forest Lodge for Christmas - as always the friendliness of Cary and Godfrey never changes - we had the most amazing time and the bird life and the butterflies were amazing - the place was neatly kept and well serviced and the staff were very friendly - would recommend to anyone looking for...

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Cary BA L, Owner at Sand Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Fran and Johan, thank you for your review. It was fabulous to see you again and hope that the next visit will be soon.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The owners are very nice, they gave us a lot of tips and helped us with our staying. The room is clean even if a little bit old, but it has its style old fashion! All the workers very nice. It is quite a good position as it allows you to visit the Imfulozi park and saint lucia

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Cary BA L, Owner at Sand Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your lovely review - much appreciated.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Beautiful spot for bird lovers. Beds very comfortable and amenities top notch. Bush babies visiting at night were an added bonus. Understandably, due to the drought, the pool area was not functional, but could imagine it being a wonderful relaxing spot. Hosts, Cary and Godfrey are great people.

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Thank you for staying with us and for your lovely review.

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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Thank you for your review, we hope you come back soon!

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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: $68 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sand Forest Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Have your own tea/coffee/milk/sugar at hand if you just staying overnight as there is no catering provided”
Louise989, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Take your pick, they were all great ( we took up the whole place)”
Sangoman, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Any of the rooms have a wonderful view of the open spaces beyond.”
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.”
PamDeJager, 3 Aug 2013 | Read review
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