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About Dargle Forest Lodge

Ideal for a weekend getaway, the farm and cabins of Dargle Forest Lodge are set overlooking the Dargle Valley, Inhlosane Mountain and a natural forest. Great for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, bird watching and star gazing, while also having all that the Midlands Meander has to offer just a short, scenic drive away.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Pet Friendly*
  • Parking on Premises
  • Hiking
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
* Please enquire for further details.

Dargle Forest Lodge Rooms

Reviews for Dargle Forest Lodge

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Bronwyn Gahagan
04 April 2018

Views are incredible, lovely cabins, lovely demarcated viewing points and walks. The ablutions are so clean and well designed. Outside boma area and seated area very well designed and comfortable. Cabins are lovely spacious and well equipped! Only complaint is very hard mattresses. Lovely hosts, very impressive cabins and ablutions.

Dirk le Roux
12 March 2018

This is the first time we went Glamping. Was not what i expected. The road to the resort was very bad, you should have a warning for high clearance 4x4, suv or double cab. The beds were hard as rock and the cabins were not very insulated. They could have had extra bedding as one thin duvet was not enough. My tent setup would have been a lot more comfortable. The place it self was very nice with amazing view. Will i go back no. Establishments response:Hi Dirk. Thanks for the review. I do feel its worth responding to some of your comments. In an email booking confirmation sent directly to you...
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Wendy Byerley
28 January 2018

If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this is the place to go. Shaun and Bridgette are super friendly hosts and have provided a perfect environment to relax and unwind. Thanks both of you for your wonderful hospitality. You will definitely see us again and again - Alec and Wendy

Mary Murray
09 January 2018

We enjoyed the stay in a very comfortable little self-catering wooden chalet. The hosts were welcoming. My dogs loved it, however it was definitely tick season. As the whole place is new, there aren't yet developed paths/trails into the valley. Once those are established to enable some proper walks, it'll be fab. ;-)

Deon Joubert
04 January 2018

Camping at Dargle Forest Lodge was wonderful, a great way to relax and decompress after a busy year. The views seen while hiking or just looking out of your tent are fantastic. The facilities are basic but provide the necessary comforts (hot water, lights, electricity, etc). The owners are very helpful and checked in on us after a hectic storm in the night. They even sold us ice for our drinks!The last bit of road from the farm gate to the camp is rough, but we made it in a VW Polo without any damage to the vehicle by driving very slowly and carefully. A bit more ground clearance and we would...
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Dargle Forest Lodge Map

Dargle Forest Lodge is 26.8km from the centre of Howick , the nearest airport 124.7km (King Shaka International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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