Cybele Forest Lodge

Deep in the heart of cool forest country, between Hazyview and White River in the Mpumalanga lowveld, lies Cybele Forest Lodge and Spa. Set on three hundred acres of living forest, mountains and meadows, this magical, old world hideaway is an idyllic hamlet where repeat guests come to rejuvenate their mind, body and soul.

The retreat changes magically through each season spurred on by the magnificent Turpentine, Jacaranda, Tibouchina and Cassia trees which add splashes of vivid violets, flaming reds, and fuchsias to the lush green vegetation.

The main Lodge is a enchanting old farmhouse with wide verandas where you can enjoy sundowners, while taking in the gorgeous views of the gardens. Cybele Forest Lodge is warm and inviting, the main house is furnished with antiques, art and luxurious fabrics.

The large secluded heated swimming pool is surrounded by comfortable sun beds and offers quiet reflection and relaxation amongst the creaking Bluegums and heady scents of Frangipani, Gardenia and Buddleia.

Only the freshest ingredients are used in the classic French cuisine and traditional English faire which is artfully created by Cybele’s internationally experienced chefs.

For the ultimate in relaxation treat yourself to a day at Cybele’s Spa in the Forest which offers a variety of treatments to revitalise and enrich your body and soul. The spa uses Clarins, OPI and Moya products.

For the more adventurous, why not explore the forest and nearby waterfall, go horseback riding or see the area from a different perspective in a helicopter flip.


Cybele Forest Lodge has accommodation for 28 guests in a variety of air-conditioned suites and cottages, which are all individually and tastefully decorated. Each of the 6 suites has its own private heated swimming pool. There is exceptional privacy at Cybele with each of the suites and cottages neatly walled-in and screened from its neighbour.

There are many luxuries in the cottages and suites including log fireplaces, under-floor heating in the bathrooms, double vanities, outdoor hot and cold showers in private courtyards and private gardens.


Facilities in all Cottages and Suites:

  • A selection of current magazines
  • Air-conditioning
  • Charlotte Rhys toiletries
  • Complimentary Sherry Decanter
  • Digital Safe
  • DSTV Satellite Television (Twenty five Channels)
  • DVD library (available at Reception)
  • Fireplaces
  • Hairdryers
  • Heated towel rails
  • Home-baked biscuits
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Large bath sheets
  • Mini bars
  • T.V. and DVD player
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
  • Towelling Bath Gowns

Additional Facilities in all Suites:

  • Private climate controlled swimming pools
  • Poolside sun beds
  • Sun umbrella
  • Air-conditioned in bedroom and sitting room
  • 2 Fireplaces, 2 Televisions (except the Courtyard Suite)


  • Day trips to Kruger Park
  • Explore Mpumalanga
  • Gift emporium
  • Golf
  • Gymnasium
  • Helicopter adventures
  • Hot-air balloon safaris
  • Library
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • The Forest Health Spa
  • Walking on the 300 acre property

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