Escape to Ingeli Forest for amazing views and good food

Escape to Ingeli Forest for amazing views and good food

Ingeli Forest is the perfect setting for a fairy tale and your next family holiday!

Ingeli Lodge
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Tourism KZN
Tourism KZN

There is something magical about forests that attracts people from all walks of life. Ingeli Forest, which is situated just outside of Harding, is one of those places.

The forest, which is situated between Kokstad and Harding, is a bird watcher’s dream come true.

You might also spot the Cape Parrot, which is known to occur in the forest. The rare bird is South Africa’s only endemic parrot.

Ingeli Forest is the perfect place for people who are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life.

Not only is there lots to see and do in the area, but it also has some of the best accommodation venues in the province.

ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest is situated below the Ingeli Mountain range. The family friendly venue has 44 luxury country rooms.

Visitors can also enjoy a range of treatments at the resort’s Seruga Spa. From facials to children’s treatments, there is something for all ages.

ANEW’s Foresters Bar and Eagles Nest Restaurant receive rave reviews. Some of the venue’s activities include:

·       Mountain Bike Trails

·       Trail Running Routes

·       Mini Adventure Golf

There is also a playroom, outdoor kid’s jungle gym, and mini animal farm for children. Older kids can take advantage of the tennis court, volleyball court, and swimming pool. 

Guests who want to explore their surroundings can also take a day trip to Lake Eland Game Reserve (77km), Wild 5 Adventures (100km), the Wild Coast Sun (107km) or Margate Beach (114km).

Other great accommodation venues close to Ingeli Forest include the Executive Guesthouse and Green Acres B&B.

Executive Guesthouse offers a five-star experience at affordable prices. Green Acres B&B has executive suites, family suites, and classic suites.

Foodies hoping to get a taste of some of the best local cuisine on offer can try these restaurants:

·       Mt. Currie Inn Restaurant: Full English buffet style breakfast daily.

·       Cassandra’s Restaurant (The Old Orchard Guest House): House wood fired pizzas on offer.

·       Mama Africa Restaurant: Traditional South African food.

·       KwaMjojo’s Kitchen: Chicken, fried chips, Kota, and amagwinya.

Main image courtesy of ANEW Resort Ingeli Forest

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