Sand Forest Lodge is situated on a nature reserve on the edge of an ancient sand forest and lies 1.5km west of False Bay Park - part of the greater St Lucia Wetlands Park. The Lodge is a 20 minutes from the Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Game Reserve. Sand Forest Lodge is an ideal base in close proximity to many local attractions including St Lucia, Kosi Bay and Sodwana Bay. Facilities include the Marula Tree Bar and restaurant, swimming pool, boma and sand forest bird and tree trail.
Meander through our sand forest, walk amongst the Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala, Steenbok and Duiker - sit a while and experience the ethereal atmosphere. Observe the many varieties of birds in the trees and the Mongooses running through the forest.
At the end of the day relax on your veranda and experience the evening sounds, the bashful Bush babies will be watching you from above, the cautious Genet Cats will be peeping at you from behind the trees - the Giant Eagle Owl sits above and watches you all with a superior attitude and grunts his approval at the tranquil setting.
The region has a vast diversity of natural and cultural resources that are all within easy access to the lodge. Visualize an open vehicle game drive among the Big Five in the oldest park in Africa, walk the fossil lined shores, canoe or horse ride through the open water system and coastal sand forest of a World Heritage Site. These and other activities can be arranged from the lodge.
Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Park is the province's premier "Big 5" reserve, and one of the biggest in South Africa, covering 96,000 hectares of beautiful landscape, forests, hills, rivers and waterholes. It has the distinction of being the oldest formally protected area in Africa. The park is a 15-minute drive from us.
False Bay Nature Reserve is 2km down the road, meander through the park or picnic on the shore of False Bay, view fossils and observe the prolific bird life.
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