As you travel into the cool of the forest country, deeper and higher, far into the mountains you will find Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa. Set on three hundred acres of African paradise, The Lodge is a charming old farmhouse with a wide verandah where you can sip sundowners whilst looking out over the magnificent gardens. In striking contrast to the vivid colours and lush greenery of the garden, the interior of The Lodge is warm and inviting. Furnished throughout with antiques, original art and exquisite fabrics, the main house is a most relaxing place to read a book or to browse through one of the many current magazines from all over the world. Daydream on the verandah, or visit the Bar to enjoy a drink or a special cocktail before sampling the Lodge's legendary cuisine.


The magic of Cybele emerges as you are shown to your room. Accommodation is limited to 28 guests, ensuring peace and quiet, and personal attention. Each of the suites and cottages has been furnished and decorated to exacting standards. Original art adorns the walls and every whim is catered for, from the well-stocked mini bar in each room – complete with freshly sliced lemon and lime for your gin-and-tonic and ginger for your tea – to the little sheep you’ll find on your pillow at night. All rooms and suites have walled gardens, many with views over the mountains, and six have climate controlled pools for your exclusive use. Other features include separate lounge areas, air conditioning throughout, heated towel rails, satellite television, immaculate bedrooms and bathrooms – many with walled outside showers, underfloor heating, and fireplaces ensuring, in winter, you can drift off to sleep with the comforting flicker of an open fire.


The food at Cybele is supervised by internationally experienced chefs and could be described as classic French combined with traditional English. Naturally, we use only the best and the freshest of ingredients. No expense is spared in the preparation of our food, which has been acclaimed on numerous occasions by guests and journalists from all over the world, as amongst the best on offer in South Africa.


Cybele is close to all the wonderful activities on offer in the region – Kruger National Park, golfing, hot air ballooning, hiking, Panorama route, and, of course the Lodge’s own Spa. The Forest Health Spa at Cybele provides a natural wellspring of health and peace, offering a wide range of treatments to rejuvenate the body and restore the soul. Step softly on the pine needles to a haven of serenity, the heart of which is formed by a tranquil Zen garden. Guests are encouraged to book a consultation with the Spa Manager to ensure that they receive the most from their Forest Health Spa experience.


From R 1,375.00 per person sharing per night
Children over 10 years are welcome