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Ingeli Forest Resort

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May 7 May 8
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We especially chose Ingeli for the MTB routes. As it had rained a lot, we didn't attempt the 30km route, but cycled the shorter, dryer routes and enjoyed them a lot. We also walked 20km on the misty rainy day and loved that too. All the routes, for walkers and cyclists, are well marked and we never lost our way...

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Ingeli-Forest-Resort, General Manager at Ingeli Forest Resort, responded to this review

Dear 763howardm Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your visit to Ingeli. It is always a pleasure to meet inspirational people like yourselves. People that enjoy life to the fullest. We hope to welcome you back soon for another soul refreshing visit. Maybe next time round the weather plays along for the 30km track. Enjoy...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent value for money. The place is ideally located with many great activities and extra murals to do and partake in. Rooms are clean and staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. I strongly recommended a visit here

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Ingeli-Forest-Resort, General Manager at Ingeli Forest Resort, responded to this review

Dear Andile H, Thank you for taking the time in to write a review on your recent visit to Ingeli. Mostly thank you for your kind words and vote of confidence. There is nothing more exciting and humbling when guests had a good stay and departed Ingeli with great memories. We hope to welcome you all back soon for another...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed overnight on our way to the Transkei - so only saw the hotel for a limited time. The food was generous (a buffet for dinner and breakfast) and the pricing was good too. Service was swift and kind and the hotel staff had a real "can do attitude". The rooms are a bit dated, but they have replaced the...

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Ingeli-Forest-Resort, General Manager at Ingeli Forest Resort, responded to this review

Dear Roddy P, Thank you for taking the time and write a review on your resent “stop over” at Ingeli. Staff is the heart of any business and it is wonderful to hear that you had a positive experience with our staff. We trust you had a great time in Transkei and that your journey was safe and sound. We...

Durban
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved every minute of our stay, could have stayed a day or so longer. The food was fantastic, the ambience was great, my 9 & 11 year old loved the facilities as much as we did. We will definitely be back, properly kitted out for their forest trail mountain biking and our trail runs/walks. They loved the pump track which...

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Ingeli-Forest-Resort, General Manager at Ingeli Forest Resort, responded to this review

Dear 328nitad, Thank you for taking the time in writing a review on your recent visit to Ingeli and giving us such constructive feedback. There is nothing more humbling and empowering than knowing guest departed Ingeli and experienced good service, food and welcoming attention from staff and management. In our strive towards excellence, please know all commentary received is noted...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is fantastic and the food is to die for their breakfast and buffet excellent this is an ideal place for a family getaway if you want to relax and bond with your family you can take a walk to the dam or cycling or play a golf together wow i love this place cant wait to go back.

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Ingeli-Forest-Resort, General Manager at Ingeli Forest Resort, responded to this review

Dear lindelwas2017, Thank you for taking the time in to write a review on your recent visit to Ingeli Wow, for us in the industry there is nothing more exciting and humbling when guests had a good stay and departed Ingeli with great memories. Family is precious and we are so happy that we can offer a platform where families...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found Ingeli through Daddy's Deal and it's the second time we've been back. First was as a couple then we took the kids and grandparents along. The staff were very accommodating and customised our needs. Thanks to chef Riaan and Sindi for organising our potjie and making Gran's bday extra special. The rooms are spacious and the bathroom was...

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Ingeli-Forest-Resort, General Manager at Ingeli Forest Resort, responded to this review

Dear SushiCat2010 Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to Ingeli. Ingeli has been around for many years and we only changed our focus on being more of a family resort about 2 years ago. Receiving feedback like this is really empowering. Compared to other resorts in the surrounding area we still have...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The lodge itself is great, close to the main road, about 2 and a half hours drive from Durban. We had initial issues with food and services but once we spoke to the management it became quite pleasant. There isn't too much to do in the surrounding area although there are towns on either side within about 20 mins. We...

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SimonRES, Manager at Ingeli Forest Resort, responded to this review

Dear rajkumar, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your visit to Ingeli during December 2016. So much planning goes into the preparation of a Festive Season. Ingeli only changed their focus to a Resort about 2 years ago, compared to other destinations in the area we are still learning and improving every year. It is...

Pine City, Minnesota
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was a delightful experience in every way. After driving 6 hours we wanted a night to rest. Turned into a two night stay complete with a fantastic hike and great meals. The staff went up and beyond to help us a couple specific needs. As well, Blessing arranged for tennis play for my husband. He's been waiting the whole...

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Ingeli-Forest-Resort, Manager at Ingeli Forest Resort, responded to this review

Dear Amigo1111 Thank you for taking the time and writing us such a wonderful review. You are definitely amongst our favourite "passers-by" and will be dearly remembered. We promise to look after your tree, that it grows big and strong, towering above the others trees reaching for the stars. We trust the rest of your holiday journey will be safe...

Amanzimtoti, South Africa
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Ingeli Forest Lodge is good value for money. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the staff friendly. The restaurant serves nice meals in a lovely spot with great views. In the winter there are lovely fires because it can be a little nippy. There are great walks and a lovely biking trail. if you do not have your...

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Ingeli-Forest-Resort, Manager at Ingeli Forest Resort, responded to this review

Dear Michelle_Guy_100 Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to Ingeli, mostly, thank you for kind words It is a wonderful feeling to hear that guests departed Ingeli and experienced good service, food and welcoming attention from staff and management. At the end of February 2017, we will be starting our pool renovations....

Standerton, South Africa
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped there to kill time, because of road works. Beautiful surrounding and friendly staff. We had lunch and the prices were reasonable. Food was decent portions and very tasty. The Spa package for couples are very very reasonable and would like to book for Valentine's day.

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Dear Wayne-Sarie H, Thank you for taking the time writing such a lovely review. We have a saying here; "all roads lead to Ingeli", cause somehow most people traveling the N2 have a reason to stop by. I will get our marketing lady to sent you our Valentine's special. Trust the rest of your journey was safe and sound. Kind...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled below the Ingeli Mountain range (between Harding and Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal) and surrounded by breath taking indigenous forests, Ingeli Forest Resort is the perfect place to unwind!Treat yourself to the ideal getaway, take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the combination of country living and quality accommodation. Fine dining, outdoor activities in natural surroundings, and relaxation! Wedding & Conference facilities available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ingeli Forest Resort

Address: R56, Weza just off the N2 between Harding (25km) & Kokstad (35km) | 20kms from Harding, Kokstad 4700, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Kokstad
Price Range: €64 - €84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ingeli Forest Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Turn heater on at night ”
, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“excellent every morning they will come and clean the room with fresh towels ”
lindelwas2017, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Carry your walking shoes/bikes for the nature/MTB trail”
SushiCat2010, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“closest to Forest side, most peaceful.”
keeran_rajkumar, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Keep air fresheners in room before guests arrive, It was stuffy when we go there, we had to open doors for a while.”
monicamX180VC, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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