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About Isibindi Forest Retreat

Isibindi Forest Retreat is an African-style getaway within the Garden Route, only 15 minutes outside of George. Earthy interiors and green open spaces adds to an authentic bushveld experience...

The accommodation consists of several log cabins, all with sea and forest views, comfortably decorated in an African-bushveld theme. Each chalet offers s/catering facilities and a lovely private deck . Bathrooms have showers only.

Enjoy the tranquility of grazing game, such as the blue wildebeest and zebra which roam freely a few meters from the log cabin patios. Situated only 10 kilometres outside George, Isibindi Forest Retreat is an ideal base from which to explore the attractions of the Garden Route.

Our restaurant offers meals on request by prior arrangement. The deck, with sunken firepit is the perfect way to relax, unwind and listen to the sounds of the bush. There are many walks for you to enjoy within our tranquil environment, as well as in the surrounding area.

Wedding Venues: We offer the ideal venue for small, intimate weddings of up to a maximum of 100 people. Beautiful deck with sweeping ocean views and lots of great photo opportunities for truly unique and special wedding photos...

Conference Venues: We have conference facilities for up to 20 delegates, with projector, whiteboards and internet access . Lovely cozy venue and a beautiful deck for sundowners after a long day of work!

Family friendly: The ideal family break-away, with lots of space to play, a swimming pool and games to entertain the whole family. Pony rides and baby-sitters arranged on request. You are welcome to bring bicycles to ride on the property.

Romantic: Our cozy single chalets are the perfect option for honeymoon couples, or those wanting to spend quality time with their partners, offering beautiful views from the private chalet deck.

  • Response Rate: 65%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 44 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 40
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 23 Reviews


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conference Venues
  • Romantic

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.


Stay for 3 nights, pay for 2 nights Winter Warmer Special...

Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2 nights between 22 Jun 2018 and 31 Aug 2018.

  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 22 Jun 2018 and 31 Aug 2018)

Important Information

Keys not returned will be charged for at the rate of R750 per set.
Smoking or any other cause for dry cleaning of curtains and bedding will be charged at R 1,200.00

Isibindi Forest Retreat Rooms

Reviews for Isibindi Forest Retreat

23 guest reviews Reviews of

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Vincent Spannenberg
02 January 2018

Stay was very good and place was more than expected. Staff really makes your stay much more worthwhile. Much appreciated. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

Julie Botha, South Africa
20 December 2015

A stunning location just outside George. The ambience of the property is just : breathe,  enjoy,  kick back and watch the ocean in the distance from your deck. . The cabins all have ocean views while wildebeest graze right in front if you. Mark and Petra are lovely hosts and we highly recommend Kwelanga  to everyone. Julie and Dave 

Annette May, South Africa
16 January 2012

Kwelanga is a wonderful little getaway. Beautiful views, great accommodation and welcoming staff!

Naga K, South Africa
19 December 2011

It was a good experience.

Yolandie Horn, South Africa
27 September 2010

Wonderful. The manager and his family are very friendly and helpful. Will recommend this to other visitors. Food and accommodation excellent.

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Isibindi Forest Retreat Map

Isibindi Forest Retreat is 4.2km from the centre of Pacaltsdorp , the nearest airport 11.6km (George Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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