• Guest Rating: (28)
  • Accommodation Type: Self-Catering and Game Lodge
  • Sleeps: 30
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Sand Forest Lodge is situated on a nature reserve on the edge of an ancient sand forest and lies to the west of False Bay Park - part of the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park.

Sand Forest Lodge is just 10 minutes from the village of Hluhluwe and 20 minutes from the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. The reserve is steeped in rich cultural and conservation history, with Zulu battles being fought here, as well as this having been King Shaka`s private hunting grounds.

It is home to the "Big Five" as well as having cheetah, wild dog, hyena and other general game species.

The region has a vast diversity of natural and cultural resources that are all within easy access of the Lodge.

Accommodation at Sand Forest Lodge:
Accommodation comprises a number of comfortable one and two bedroomed cottages, tastefully decorated in Afro-colonial style.

The en-suite bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioning, mosquito nets, ceiling fans and are serviced daily.

In addition, each cottage has a kitchenette with a fridge and private verandah with braai facilities.

**We wish to advise that due to the serious drought in Northern Zululand we have had to close the pool until further notice.**

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Clothing and Accessories:
Khaki bushwear clothing
Basically cool day wear and a light cardigan for the evening.
You may like to bring a torch.
Health and Climate:
We are situated in a low risk malaria area, we suggest that you consult with your medical practitioner regarding a suitable prophylaxis especially for the period October through to May.

Summer day temperatures average 40C, night 20C.
Winter day temperatures average 20C, night 14C.

Summer rain fall.

The region has a vast diversity of natural and cultural resources that are all within easy access of the Lodge.

Visualise an open vehicle game drive among the Big Five in the oldest Park in Africa, walk the fossil lined shores, canoe or horseride through the open water systems and coastal sand forest of a world heritage site.

These and other activities, including elephant tracking, fly fishing and sunset boat cruises can be arranged from Sand Forest Lodge.

Revel in the cultural history and crafts of this Zulu Kingdom.

Cancellation Policy:
If the booking is cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival any deposit or prepayment is forfeited.
Between 7 – 14 days prior 75% is forfeited.
Between 14 – 21 days prior 50% is forfeited.
Between 21 – 28 days prior 25% is forfeited
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Parking (off-street - open)
Xhosa / Zulu
Hiking / Walking Trails

Sand Forest Lodge is a Self-Catering and Game Lodge in Hluhluwe KwaZulu-Natal South Africa

From Hluhluwe Off-ramp:
From the N2, take the Hluhluwe off-ramp.
You must follow the signs toward Sodwana Bay/False Bay Park.
Drive through the village and turn left at the fourth circle (you should see Allans Butchery in front of you before turning).

After 1.6km on this road, turn right over the railway line into Sodwana Bay Road. After approximately 6km, turn right into False Bay Park Road (There are signs here). Sand Forest Lodge is 900m from the turning - on the left side of the road.
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Rooms and Units Available at Sand Forest Lodge

Family Cottage
Family units with 2 bedrooms - 1 x Queen bed and 2 single beds, shower room , kitchen, lounge, private patio and barbeque facility. An extra bed may be placed in the loiving area for an extra child.
Sleeps 4 Adults

Family Cottage Type 2 (2 bedroom/2 bathroom)
comprise of 2 family units, each with 2 bedrooms - 1 x Queen bed and 2 single beds, (bunk beds may be placed in lounge if needed) an en-suite shower room, second bathroom, full kitchen, open plan lounge, private patio and barbeque facility
Sleeps 4 Adults

Twin Cottage
3 twin chalets, which have 2 single beds with shower room's en-suite, mini kitchen, private patio and barbeque facility. Chalets are fully equipped and serviced daily
Sleeps 2 Adults

Latest Reviews
Commodation was lovely and very clean. We had an awesome time. Peaceful and well equipped.
Haidee Scott Jul 2017
What an amazing place just to get away for the weekend!
Denise Otto Mar 2017
Comfortable rustic accomodation, everything worked and had everything that we needed. Very friendly and helpful owners. Out all day so no interaction with other staff but unit well cleaned and neatened while we were out.
patrick odonoghue Oct 2016
Accommodation was clean and comfortable. Management and staff friendly.
Bonny Du Toit Jan 2016
We certainly enjoyed our stay, comfortable beds, great braai facilities and wonderful bird life. The nyala and duiker sightings were also great.
Karen Burne Sep 2015
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